If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/21/15

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

modernfamily1021smallI am a huge fan of ABC’s Wednesday comedy block, and one of my favorites is still Modern Family. Last week, Cameron was having a bit of a midlife crisis, trying to be “bros” with the frat guys renting the apartment upstairs. Mitch was getting annoyed with his “bromosexual” husband and hatched a plan with Luke to end it. Meanwhile, Phil was obsessed with his duck eggs, building them an insanely detailed habitat while waiting for them to hatch; Claire was failing miserably at coming up with new closet ideas; and Manny was having troubling asking out a barista, until he saw his always-confident mother get tongue-tied in front of her favorite telenovela star, which gave him the push he needed,

This series continues to feel fresh and fun in its seventh season. The writers do a great job of mixing things up each week so that you get entertaining stories involving different pairings of the members of this extended family. The writing is always witty, and the stories always seem to converge in some unexpected but endearing way in the end.

On tonight’s episode, “The Verdict,” Gloria’s picked for jury duty and can’t wait to practice her U.S. citizenship, but Jay isn’t too happy to be helping out at Joe’s preschool by himself. Meanwhile, Claire’s plans for “Bring Your Daughter to Work Day” hit a snag; Phil participates in community service with Luke and Manny’s class; and Mitchell and Cameron can’t agree on a guest list for their party.

Don’t miss Gloria on jury duty tonight on ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, Criminal Minds, Code Black, The Middle, The Goldbergs, black-ish, Empire, Arrow, Supernatural, American Horror Story: Hotel, The League, You’re the Worst, Worst Cooks in America, and Moonbeam City.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

chicagopd1021smallCan I just say that Bunny on Chicago PD is one of the worst moms ever on TV? Holy crap, she’s a piece of work! Last week, Erin went to try to reason with her and get her to back down against Voight, but Bunny had already met with the guy’s defense attorney and given her statement, which meant trouble for Voight… And trouble he got, when he was about to get in his car with his son, grandson, and his son’s girlfriend – and then the car blew up. Thankfully Voight is a savvy guy and heard it before it could blow, and he was able to get them all away safely. But it was a close call. We’re supposed to think it was the guy who got out of prison after Bunny turned in the evidence, right? Even though he claimed to have found God while locked up? Also sad was Olinsky telling his wife (ex-wife?) and daughter that he’d slept with a woman while undercover years ago and he had another daughter. He was told to get out of the house, and he looked so broken, it was heartbreaking.

Last week’s main case was a guy who ended up holding Mouse at gunpoint because Platt wouldn’t listen to him about his daughter being missing. She had a point, that at 18, the girl was an adult, etc. But in the end, the guy was right and his daughter had basically been kidnapped and was being held as a sex slave/prostitute. When Intelligence found her, she’d killed one of the bad guys and was sitting on the train covered in blood and holding the gun she’d used. Erin was able (barely) to keep her from using it on anyone else, and the poor girl dropped it once Voight got her father there and she saw him. I really loved how Mouse felt bad for the father – even though he’d held him at gunpoint – so much so that when he wrestled the gun away from the guy, he emptied all the bullets out, so the charges against the father were a lot less than they would’ve been. The conversation at the end with Mouse and Jay was great.

On tonight’s episode, “Debts of the Past,” after surviving a hit against him, Voight is convinced the culprit is a criminal he and Olinksy once put away and is determined to catch him before he injures anyone else. At District, Atwater accidentally spills information about Ruzek’s past, which unsettles Burgess, and Platt assigns Burgess and Roman a high-society dognapping case.

See if Voight can catch the guy and find out what info Burgess learns tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hellevator, The Mysteries of Laura, Rosewood, The Goldbergs, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, black-ish, Code Black, & Mystery Diners.
 

Megan’s Choice

criminalminds1021smallIs it just me, or has Criminal Minds been extra creepy so far this season? I am so pleased with the solid start to the season, because sometimes procedurals can get stagnant when they’ve been on as long as this one has. The addition of Dr. Lewis has been an interesting one so far. I’m not sure I love her character, but I can see how she will be a great person for Reid to interact with on a regular basis, because it appears their minds are equally as erratic and brilliant.

Last week’s episode was both disturbing and heartbreaking. I really felt for the poor woman Dana, who was obviously experiencing psychosis. Dana believed she was in a relationship with the wedding photographer Ryan, who was actually in a relationship with Dana’s sister, Nicole – the twist being that they all knew each other from grade school and Ryan had been Dana’s date to a dance. Now in Dana’s head, Ryan was telling her to kill all these brides who she’d witnessed hitting on him, because they were standing in the way of their happiness. Eventually all these murders added up to Dana believing she had to kill her own sister to be able to be with Ryan forever. Thankfully Hotch and Dr. Lewis got there in time, and they got Ryan to convince Dana to drop the weapon by saying that they were going to be together forever. She willingly believed him and went happily away with the agents because she was sure her fairytale was finally true. So sad for her, because she wasn’t some evil serial killer. She was a mentally disturbed, lonely woman who just wanted to have love. Overall, it was a very intense episode, and I’m ready for more this week. Aren’t you?

On tonight’s episode, “Outlaw,” when three restaurant workers are killed in a robbery/homicide in Las Vegas, N.M., the BAU looks at a cold case that happened in the town six years ago for leads.

To see if the BAU can crack the cold case in order to solve the new murders, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Code Black, Chicago PD, Law & Order: SVU, Rosewood, Empire, and black-ish.

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