If We Control Your Remote… 1/18/16

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!

Kyle’s Choice

almostroyal118smallTonight, fake British aristocratic siblings Poppy (Amy Hoggart) and Georgie Carlton (Ed Gamble) are heading back across the pond to continue their tour of America in Almost Royal. This quasi-reality series takes a similar format to comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s many films and TV series, such as Da Ali G Show, Borat, and Bruno, where the actors remain in character the whole time but interact with real people who aren’t in on the joke and get real reactions.

I really enjoyed the first season – these rich, dim-witted, completely out of touch with reality Brits are hilarious to watch. The actors play dumb really well, and I am constantly finding myself laughing at their antics. I’m looking forward to seeing what type of adventures Poppy and Georgie get up to this season!

Tonight’s second season premiere features back-to-back new episodes. First up, in “Beauty,” Poppy and George return to the U.S. to look at the art of beauty and visit a school to learn to perfect blow-drying; judge a competition for beautiful babies; and take part in a beauty pageant. They also run into Mario Lopez. Then in, “The Great Outdoors,” the Carltons explore the outdoors and get up and close with Floridian wildlife; hike a trail with real Americans; and save lives on a popular beach.

Catch the first two episodes of the season on BBC America at 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Supergirl, Superstore, Telenovela, and War & Peace.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

ncisla118smallNCIS: LA has been firing on all cylinders this season in terms of the Kensi/Deeks relationship. We’ve actually gotten a lot of cute moments between all the members of the team, including Nell and Eric. But one of the greatest moments I think of this season was on the last new episode, when the bomb tech came into the “room” where Sam and Callen were and saved them from a huge explosion by jumping on the exploding…bomb, I guess, although, that’s not what it was, technically. But when the guy turned over, Sam, Callen, and we viewers realized it was actually Granger in the bomb suit. His reaction and their reactions were great. We got to see some fun between Kensi and Deeks as she was assigned to clean the nuclear power plant while he got to be security. All in all, it was a great episode with some surprising twists, and I’m glad the show is back tonight after having last week off.

On tonight’s episode, “Angels & Daemons,” the team investigates the murder of a tech entrepreneur turned venture capitalist who secretly developed a daemon, a background computer program that allows for undetectable data collection.

See the team going to work to catch the bad guy tonight on CBS at 9:59/8:59c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Kids Baking Championship, MasterChef: Celebrity Showdown, Superstore, Cake Wars, Ellen’s Design Challenge, & Scorpion.
 

Megan’s Choice

scorpion118smallI have been enjoying this season of Scorpion so far because of the great character development as well as the very interesting story lines. The last new episode was intense, with the team having to go to the artic to get a signal resent to a satellite so that a drone could be dispatched to rescue a group of soldiers who were under fire. The task originally sounded easier than it ended up being because a storm hit and they struggled to get a signal, forcing them out into the cold to find a place that was high enough to send it. All of this excitement went downhill fast when Happy got separated from the group and Toby went to find her because she’s his true love. She ended up falling into a crevice, but Toby found her and climbed down to help her – which led to him stripping them both down and getting into a sleeping bag to keep them warm.

Thankfully, after the signal was sent, Walter managed to figure out a way to find them and get them all saved. Happy wasn’t very pleased about the situation, but in the end she realized that she wanted a love like her parents had and she asked Toby to stay with her. The whole episode was filled with emotional moments, and that is the way the show usually goes, which makes it one of my rising favorites. It’s a great thing when a show can combine characters and story so perfectly.

On tonight’s episode, “Sun of a Gun,” Sylvester comes face to face with his estranged father, a retired general, who asks Team Scorpion for help when he believes that a dictator in Africa has uncovered a deadly World War II-era weapon of mass destruction and intends to use it. Jeff Fahey guest stars.

To see how the team handles Sylvester’s father, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Supergirl, MasterChef, NCIS: LA, and Kids Baking Championship.

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