If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/7/16

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!

Jenny’s Choice

angelfromhell17smallOne of my favorite pilots that I watched last summer was tonight’s Angel from Hell. Jane Lynch was hysterical in Glee, and I liked her even more in this one. And Maggie Lawson once again flexes her comedic chops and does a great job of it. In this single-camera comedy, Lawson (who was great as Juliet on Psych) plays Allison, a doctor with a great job working with her father, a younger brother, a best friend, and a boyfriend. She meets Amy (Lynch), kind of a loud, oddball woman who claims to be her guardian angel. Only…she’s no one’s idea of a guardian angel, let alone Allison, who isn’t even sure she believes in that sort of thing. Kevin Pollak and Kyle Bornheimer star as Marv and Brad, Allison’s father and brother.

I loved this pilot because it’s funny, but there are some real heart-warming moments, too. Kyle’s seen the second episode and said it was even funnier, so I can’t wait for everyone else to catch up and to watch the next new episode myself!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Allison, a successful, driven doctor, runs into Amy, a larger than life, eccentric woman who claims to be her “guardian angel,” and whose mission is to help Allison loosen up and see her life from a new perspective

Meet Allison and Amy tonight on CBS at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Beat Bobby Flay, Lip Sync Battle, & Top Chef.
 
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Kyle’s Choice

Season 3 Episode 2:- Photo Credit: Colin Hutton/IFCFour years ago, IFC concluded the second season of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, a comedy about an American salesman in the United Kingdom (David Cross, Arrested Development) who makes a series of really bad choices, which causes a cascade of horrible events and misunderstandings. This chain of events ultimately ends with Todd on trial and sentenced to death (by hanging and then drawn and quartered). Todd receives a last-minute reprieve, but the only country willing to take him in is North Korea. And as the series ended, we saw Todd pressing the red button to launch the missile that brings about the end the world. However, in this day of “peak TV,” no show is ever truly canceled, and tonight IFC is kicking off the third season under the shortened title of Todd Margaret.

I absolutely loved the first two seasons of this show – it was the kind of comedy that just made you cringe as Todd dug himself deeper and deeper into trouble with his poor decisions. I’m really excited to see the show return, but how do you bring back a series that literally killed off the entire world? Back in the ’80s, Sledgehammer! was in a similar situation but resolved the matter by setting the second season just before the world-ending events of the first season finale. However, the creators of this show have said that this season will not be a prequel, so I can’t wait to see how they get themselves out of this mess!

The new season will be aired across 2 weeks, with 3 episodes airing each Thursday. Tonight’s three episodes include: “Todd Margaret Part 1,” Todd Margaret is sent to London to cover for a missing colleague, but his girlfriend gets upset; “Todd Margaret Part 2,” a soccer player stars in a commercial for Thunder Muscle, and Todd gets a new director of strategy; & “The Decisions of Todd Margaret,” Todd must stay in London to clean up his mess, and he goes to the Houses of Parliament.

To see how they get out of the conundrum they’re in, tune in to IFC starting at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, Angel from Hell, Heroes Reborn, The Blacklist, Shades of Blue, and Top Chef.

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