If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/5/16

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!

Megan’s Choice

chicagofire15smallTonight is the beginning of the two-night crossover event between Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago PD, and it is bound to be two incredible nights of television from one of the best franchises on right now. There’s something to be said for events like these, where we can see all of our favorite characters from all three of the Chicago shows interact throughout three hours, giving us more of everyone and deeper story lines. We start tonight with Chicago Fire and Chicago Med, with the story wrapping up tomorrow night on Chicago PD.

When we left the fire branch for winter hiatus, we saw Boden reinstated. Patterson chose to transfer out and give Boden back his house, proving he may be a decent guy after all. Severide got his bugles back, and Herrmann was stabbed by Freddie, then left to bleed out in the kitchen of Molly’s. It was such an intense episode for everyone, but the final moment, where Freddie stabbed Herrmann because of a joke he made, was shocking and heart-wrenching. I love Herrmann. Here’s hoping everyone in the bar finally realizes he’s missing before he bleeds to death.

Now for our favorite Chicago doctors, we left them with an emotional episode as well – with a suspected shooting at a movie theatre that turned out to be something different all together. It was a stupid teenage boy who thought it was a funny prank to barge into a theatre waving around a leaf blower to scare people, but one teacher, Miller, shot the boy in fear for his life. There were no other shooting injuries but many injured during the stampede of people fleeing from what they thought was a shooter, including a mother who was trampled to death while protecting her child. The teenager who was shot was on life support waiting for a kidney, and in a twist of fate, the woman who died was a match, and after being asked, her husband donated her kidney but for all the wrong reasons. The husband then confronted the boy and told him that he did it so he’d be reminded for the rest of his life of what he did, and he promised to be there to torture him with the memory of killing his wife as well. While I can see the husband being heartbroken, I felt like his actions were quite extreme and very harsh. As for Miller, who shot the boy, he couldn’t live with the guilt of the mistake he made and he killed himself. Another wasted life. It was a very sad episode, and I applaud the writers for not holding back any punches.

On tonight’s episode of Chicago Fire, “The Beating Heart,” members of Firehouse 51 band together and anxiously await word at Chicago Med after Hermann’s life-threatening stabbing. Cruz urgently works with members of Chicago PD to track down Freddie’s whereabouts when he goes missing. Dr. Choi and Dr. Halstead tend to an attempted suicide victim whose condition raises some eyebrows. Meanwhile, Mouch surprises Trudy, and Chili’s odd behavior has Brett and Jimmy worried.

Then on Chicago Med, “Malignant,” Hermann’s condition takes a sudden turn for the worse, leaving Connor and Toni scrambling to race against the clock. Word quickly spreads that some of Connor’s fellow doctors feel he should have operated sooner, causing tension at the hospital. Natalie makes preparations for her pregnancy, and Nurse April’s brother struggles through his first day at the hospital. Meanwhile, members of the Chicago PD Intelligence Unit help investigate whether the case of a women clinging to life is attempted suicide or murder. As the investigation deepens, a surprising parallel to other patients surfaces.

To see how these two episodes play out, tune in to NBC starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Chopped, NCIS, New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, NCIS: NOLA, and Teen Wolf, Limitless.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

ncis15smallIt’s a night of crossovers for us, as tonight is the crossover between two of the three in the NCIS franchise. On the last new episode of NCIS, we once again got to see a younger Ducky (We NEED a Young Ducky spinoff! Eek!), dealing with his family and basically the evil stepmother. Ducky’s emotions throughout the episode as we saw him deal with his half-brother, both in the past and in the present, were so strong, they were heart-wrenching. And then, of course, there was Bishop and Jake. I’m glad she told him it was over. The affair was bad enough, but using the line about “need to know” to keep it from her was crap. Add that to the horrific worry she felt when the bomb went off, and yeah, it would be over for me too. And on the last episode of NCIS: NOLA, Danny – Wade’s older foster/adopted son – was found driving a car with a stolen laptop in the back. He swore it wasn’t his, that he’d been the designated driver for friends at a party, but his description fit the one of the guy who bought the gun that killed a woman at the same time the laptop was stolen. As the team went along, they thought they’d found the right guy in one of Danny’s old friends, but it turned out to be the daughter of the dead woman who’d set them up. Crazy times. The best part was the end, where the team celebrated Christmas together at Pride’s bar. Fun!

On tonight’s episode of NCIS, “Sister City: Part One,” after the passengers and crew of a private plane traveling from New Orleans to Washington D.C. are lethally poisoned, all evidence points to the missing chef, Abby’s brother, Luca (Tyler Ritter). Gibbs and the D.C. team work in conjunction with Pride and the New Orleans team to locate Luca and determine why a private tech company was targeted. Then on tonight’s NCIS: NOLA, “Sister City: Part Two,” while Special Agent Pride and the New Orleans team investigate a Russian sleeper agent who was involved with Abby’s brother, Luca, Sebastian flies to D.C. to partner with Abby on the forensics in the case. Also, Bishop drives through the night to deliver a package and work the case with the New Orleans team.

See how the teams work their magic together tonight on CBS starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chopped, Hollywood Game Night, Grandfathered, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chicago Fire, The Little Couple, MasterChef Canada, Chicago Med, & Pitch Slapped.
 

Kyle’s Choice

shannarachronsmallTonight, MTV kicks off its epic new fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles with a special 2-hour premiere. The series is based off a bestselling books written by Terry Brooks. The show is set in a magical land known as the Four Lands, thousands of years after the fall of mankind. The Elvish tree Ellcrys, which protects the land from the Demon World, is dying. The last remaining Druid, Allanon (Manu Bennett, Arrow, Spartacus), tasks elf Amberle (Poppy Drayton, Plebs), a member of the Chosen, with protecting the legendary tree. Joining Amberle in her quest to find a new, safe home for the tree is half-human, half-elf Wil Ohmsford (Austin Butler, The Carrie Diaries), the last survivor of the Shannara bloodline. As each leaf falls from the dying tree, another demon escapes back into the world. Can this trio complete their mission before the boundary between the worlds is completely destroyed, unleashing an unstoppable Demon army upon the Four Lands?

Other main characters include Eretria (Ivana Baquero, Pan’s Labyrinth), a member of the thieving Rover clan; King Eventine (John Rhys-Davies), who has ruled over the Elven kingdom of Arborlon for decades; and the king’s two sons Arion (Daniel MacPherson, Wild Boys) and Ander (Aaron Jakubenko, Spartacus: War of the Damned).

The series comes from executive producer Jon Favreau (Iron-Man) and was shot on location in New Zealand. From the trailer, this show looks quite epic in scale and with a cinematic scope that looks like it cost a fortune. I am really looking forward to checking out tonight’s premiere.

On tonight’s episode, “Chosen,” when Four Lands is in danger, the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of an unlikely trio.

Don’t miss the 2-hour premiere tonight on MTV at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Hollywood Game Night, New Girl, Grandfathered, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Grinder, The Expanse, Pitch Slapped, and Teen Wolf.

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