If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/24/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

heroesreborn924smallNBC’s supernatural series Heroes came to an abrupt end 5 years ago. Tonight, viewers are transported back into that world with the 2-hour premiere of the new limited series Heroes Reborn. This sequel series takes place in the present, so it has also been a long time since the events of the original series. A year prior, a terrorist attack left the town of Odessa, Texas, in ruins. Folks have blamed those with extraordinary powers for the deadly event, and vigilantes like married couple Luke (Zachary Levi, Chuck) and Joanne (Judith Shekoni, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) are hunting them down to get vengeance for those they lost. So these evolved beings – or Evos – must remain in hiding, keeping their powers secret for fear of their own safety. Meanwhile, Noah Bennet (Jack Coleman) has also shed his old secret life, but conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski, A to Z) soon opens his eyes to the fact that there may be more to the Odessa tragedy and an even more sinister plot in the works that threatens all of mankind.

The series also stars Robbie Kay (Once Upon a Time), Gatlin Green (Criminal Minds), Danika Yarosh (Shameless), Kiki Sukezane, (Death Yankee 3), Ryan Guzman (The Boy Next Door), and Rya Kihlstedt (Masters of Sex). And over the course of the season, we will see a lot more familiar faces from the original series pop in for short arcs, including Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy), and the Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis).

I really enjoyed tonight’s 2-hour premiere. I could have easily marathoned the entire 13 episodes had the screeners been available! While folks who have seen some of the original series will understand some of the characters and events more immediately, the series is also extremely accessible to others who have either never seen Heroes or never completed it. Folks who gave up on the original series should definitely check back in for this sequel. I have high hopes that since it is being billed as a limited series, the show will be more like how the original Heroes was envisioned: telling a complete story within a single season.

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I had the opportunity to participate in the press room Q&As with the cast and creator of the series. You can find my videos at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s 2-hour episode, “Brave New World,” in a new world order, people with extraordinary abilities are in hiding and are hunted by those with nefarious motives following a catastrophic terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas.

Check out this fun new “spinoff” tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Player, Married, Review with Forrest MacNeil, and Documentary Now!.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

THE PLAYER -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: -- (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC)Another high-action, high-octane drama premieres tonight on NBC. The Player stars Philip Winchester (Strike Back, Fringe), a former military operative turned security expert. When his ex-wife is killed, he’s offered the chance to get revenge on the man who killed her by joining an organization called the House, led by Mr. Johnson (Wesley Snipes), the pit boss, and Cassandra King (Charity Wakefield), the dealer. Wealthy individuals gamble on the player’s ability to stop major crimes before they happen.

I’ve seen tonight’s pilot and really enjoyed it. There’s tons of action and suspense, and while the premise seems a little out there, the way it plays out is fun. I love Philip Winchester, and it’s interesting to see Wesley Snipes on the small screen.

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Kyle had a chance to talk with the cast and executive producer of The Player. You can find his Q&A videos at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Special Op turned security expert, Alex Kane (Philip Winchester), is unable to catch his ex-wife Ginny’s (Daisy Betts) murderer. In searching for justice, Kane crosses paths with a shadowy organization, called the House, led by Mr. Johnson (Wesley Snipes) and Cassandra King (Charity Wakefield). Kane reluctantly joins forces with the elite organization whose members bet on whether he can stop future crimes. Also starring are Damon Gupton, Carlo Rota, Nitya Vidyasagar, and Jade Bender.

See if you go all-in tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Heroes Reborn, Chopped, & Geeks Who Drink.
 

Megan’s Choice

greysanatomy924smallLast season of Grey’s Anatomy had its ups and downs, but overall the show returned to its original splendor. Unfortunately, when we ended last season, we were watching as the hospital grieved the loss of Derek, but Meredith especially. It’s going to be a whole new world for her this season as we watch her struggle to be a single mom, a doctor, a friend, and so much more. I’m hoping they don’t rush and give her a love interest, because a love story as intense as hers and Derek’s deserves more than that. Regardless of the path they take, I am looking forward to more drama and more medical cases that stump us.

On tonight’s premiere, “Sledgehammer,” Grey Sloan Memorial springs into action to save the lives of two young girls whose powerful story will force some of the doctors to revisit the effects of bullying on their own pasts. Meanwhile, Meredith must adjust to changes at home with her new roommates while Bailey continues to fight for the Chief of Surgery position and Jackson prepares for April’s return to Seattle.

To watch as Meredith tries to handle her new life, tune in to ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Heroes Reborn, Chopped, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, and The Player.

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