If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/26/15

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!

Jenny’s Choice

scorpion1026smallLast week on Scorpion, Sylvester darn near made me cry. It was the case of his life – infiltrating the “Super Fun Guy” movie and even having to dress in costume to do it – but because Megan (Walter’s sister and the woman Sly is in love with) was getting ready to have a procedure done, and a dangerous one at that, Sylvester opted to stay home. Megan asked him not to tell Walter, so he didn’t. He obviously wanted to be with the team, but Megan was more important, especially since he was able to help them from there at home. The team had to stop some bad guys from selling a nuclear missile to even more bad guys. There were a lot of fun moments: Happy getting stuck in the silo, Toby going in after her and freeing her…by making her lose her pants, Walter setting off the weapon into the mine tunnel way underground… All of it was just a lot of fun, even if some of it is incredibly far-fetched.

That’s what I love about this show. It forces me to let go of real-life and just enjoy. Tonight’s a super-sized 90-minute episode following the premiere of Supergirl, so it should be a lot of fun. I can’t wait to see what kind of hijinks the team will be up to this week.

On tonight’s episode, “Tech, Drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll,” Walter’s attempt to “normalize” goes horribly wrong when a nefarious virus is uploaded to his computer, turning Team Scorpion’s new “smart” building project into a burning death trap with people locked inside. Andy Buckley, Doug Savant, & more guest star.

See what goes wrong tonight on CBS at 9:31/8:31c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Supergirl, Halloween Baking Championship, Beat Bobby Flay, & Blindspot.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Kyle’s Choice

supergirl1026smallTonight, CBS enters the ever-growing television superhero market with its new series Supergirl. Twenty-four-year-old Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist, Glee) is the cousin of the famous Kal-El. When she was a child, she was sent to Earth to protect her younger cousin, but a detour in the Phantom Zone delayed her arrival and he grew up without her (and it turned out he didn’t need protecting). Kara works for tough media mogul Cat Grant (Calista Flockheart, Ally McBeal, Brothers & Sisters), alongside friend/IT guy Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan, Smash) and former Daily Planet photographer James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks, Necessary Roughness, True Blood).

Kara’s been on Earth for 12 years, and now it’s time for her to embrace her own superhuman powers to help stop a wave of super-powered criminals who have made their way to National City. But to do so, she must join forces with Hank Henshaw (David Harewood, Homeland), the head of a super-secret agency where her foster sister Alex (Chyler Leigh, Grey’s Anatomy, Taxi Brooklyn) also works.

I enjoyed tonight’s premiere, and I think this series will be a hit for CBS. What I really like about this show is that it takes the lighter, more fun approach that The Flash does, rather than the darker, brooding superhero we see in shows like Arrow and most feature films these days. While the premiere sets up an interesting serialized story, it also establishes a premise that would easily lend itself to a more procedural “catch the super-powered bad guy of the week” type storytelling as well. So I’m interested to see what the format of the show is like moving forward.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Owain Yeoman, Dean Cain, & more guest star.

Check out TV’s latest superhero tonight on CBS at 8:31/7:31c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Blindspot, Gotham, Minority Report, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin, Switched at Birth, Fargo, Awkward., and Faking It.
 

Megan’s Choice

tbbt1026smallI haven’t been sure how to feel about The Big Bang Theory this season so far. On one hand, I’m happy that Leonard and Penny finally got married, but I’m sad that Sheldon and Amy broke up. It’s true that Sheldon is not always a good boyfriend, but he truly loves her, and I think they should work things out. It was really funny when he did his “Fun with Flags” show and used euphemisms for her body parts. She really wasn’t pleased.

Last week’s episode, I was laughing so hard I cried watching our four favorite scientists take on the sport of fencing. They decided that out of the available sports, it was the best fit because no one had to run or wear sunscreen. I think my favorite scene was when Sheldon said, “Prepare for a rigorous touching.” Fencing made to sound strange by Sheldon is no surprise. My heart broke for Amy when a drunk Sheldon slurred that he had been turned down by girls at the bar and she realized he was trying to move on. What she doesn’t know is that Sheldon only did it because the guys encouraged him and secretly we all know he wants her back. I really hope the writers fix that.

On tonight’s episode, “The Helium Insufficiency,” in the midst of a nation-wide helium shortage, Sheldon and Leonard take desperate measures to get the supplies they need. Also, Penny and Bernadette download a dating app on Amy’s phone to try and find her a new man. Michael Rapaport guest stars.

To see how Amy handles the prospect of a dating app, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Gotham, The Voice, Supergirl, Halloween Baking Championship, Blindspot, Scorpion, and Beat Bobby Flay.

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