If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/20/15

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

theknick1120smallMy pick of the night is once again The Knick, as it’s one of the few Friday shows I actually make sure I watch on Friday night. Last week, an explosion at the subway line construction site caused a flood of emergency patients at The Knick. Cleary saw this as a money-making opportunity and paid off the other ambulance drivers a fraction of their fee in cash in exchange for the money owed to them by the hospital. However, his industrious plan backfired when the president of The Knick declared that no money would be made off the devastating accident. Meanwhile, Thackary performed open brain surgery on his addict patient, trying to cure him of his addictions, but ended up leaving the man a vegetable. Barrow finally paid off his debt to Ping Wu but made plans to “free” one of Ping Wu’s girls and set her up in a new apartment. Lucy was inspired by something one of the prostitutes said to her and used this to manipulate a new man she was interested in. Bertie was denied permission to research a cancer treatment that might help his mother, but his day got better when he brought Genevieve home for a family dinner, and they all fell in love with her. And Harriet quickly became a pariah at the boardinghouse, with the nuns promising punishment to anyone who even spoke to her.

I just thoroughly enjoy this show each week. There’s so many different storylines going on, but they are all interesting. With Doctor Thackary, we also get a bit of a MacGyver thing going on each week – like last week when we saw him make a makeshift metal detector out of a lamp in order to locate shrapnel in a victim’s body. And it’s always amazing to see these barbaric medical procedures that were considered to be at the forefront of medicine at the time. The show is also delving into some dark, controversial topics like eugenics, with Dr. Gallinger getting the proprietor of the “Idiot House” to steralize all the boys so they couldn’t produce more morons.

Last week, we saw just how bad off Bertie’s mother is. Will Bertie and/or Genevieve be able to convince someone at Mt. Sinai to let him research a cure? What crazy (and gory) medical procedure will we see Thackary perform next? I can’t wait to find out…and see what’s going to happen with the rest of the characters!

On tonight’s episode, “There are Rules,” Bertie is faced with a quandary at Mt. Sinai, which leads to him take matters into his own hands and enlist help from Algernon; Thackery considers using hypnosis, while taking an interest in conjoined twins. Later, Lucy lobbies Henry for an invite to a gala; Cornelia visits the brother of a deceased immigrant who had ties to Speight; Gallinger has an unwelcome dinner guest; Barrow checks out a new home for Junia; and Harriet agrees to make some changes.

Check out the medical fun tonight on Cinemax at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, Undateable, Truth Be Told, Grimm, MasterChef: Junior, and Z Nation.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Megan’s Choice

grimm1120smallGrimm is stepping up to the plate with some intense episodes, which is great because last season we had a lot of times where it wasn’t as good as it should be. Last week’s episode wasn’t as gruesome as the week before, but it held a very consistent pace and there were plenty of character-growth moments. A group of orphan Wesen were living in the woods, where they held a women captive as their mother, but the woman escaped and died in the process. Nick and Hank were investigating the death, as it was linked to an old missing-person case, but they kept coming up short, until the children kidnapped Rosalee. After she was kidnapped, Monroe tracked the scent of the dead woman to find her, and they rescued her from the kids. The saddest part in my opinion was the fact that the kids didn’t even know what they were or what kind of Wesen they were. It broke Rosalee’s heart to hand them over to the police and children’s services. Unfortunately, she had no choice, and the boys met a warden, who started brainwashing them into the secret movement right away. That’s not going to end well…

On the character front, Nick and Adalind moved into a new house – well, actually a loft that has steel shutters and a high-tech security system because Nick wants to keep them all safe. The first night Adalind actually asked Nick to come sleep in her room because she was scared, and he did. I really won’t mind if these two get together as a couple, because Adalind isn’t the person she was in the beginning. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.

On tonight’s episode, “Maiden Quest,” a wealthy mobster sets three young men on a quest to win his daughter Elena’s hand in marriage and earn his fortune. As they work toward accomplishing their task, bodies start to pile up, and Nick and Hank are on the case. Meanwhile, Adalind and Nick try to adjust to home life, but a surprise visitor shakes things up.

Find out who drops in on Nick tonight on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, Undateable, The Amazing Race, and MasterChef: Junior.

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