If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/17/16

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

survivor2016smallSurvivor kicks off its 32nd competition tonight on CBS, as eighteen new castaways embark on a grueling 39-day game of trying to outwit, outplay, and outlast the rest of the competition in order to win $1 million. This season, the show is trying the Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty format again, and hopefully this time the Brains team can last a bit longer before they start cannibalizing themselves! While there aren’t any returning contestants this year, there may be some familiar faces: Big Brother fans may recognize “Beast Mode Cowboy” Caleb, who joins the Beauty tribe; and sports fans may recognize former NBA champion Scot Pollard, who is part of the Brawn tribe. Looking at the photos of these contestants, I always wonder where they draw the line between “beauty” and “brawn,” because the Beauty team looks quite fit. The rest of the cast includes a poker player, a contractor, a body builder, a personal trainer, a former FBI agent, an ER doctor, a bounty hunter, a postal worker, a bartender, a computer programmer, a chemist, an ice cream entrepreneur, a college student, a gardener, and a social media marketer.

It looks like a great mix of folks – no one really seems like a weak link on paper. It should be another interesting season, and while I should probably support the Brains team, I’ll likely be rooting for Caleb since he was a lot of fun on Big Brother. It’ll be interesting to see if the other contestants recognize him, and if so, how they treat him.

On tonight’s 90-minute premiere, “I’m a Mental Giant,” eighteen castaways arrive on the island of Kaôh Rong in Cambodia and are divided into three tribes according to brains, brawn, and beauty. Later, one player deals with excruciating pain when a bug gets stuck in their ear.

Meet the new castaways tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-ish, Arrow, Supernatural, Young & Hungry, Baby Daddy, Man Seeking Woman, Suits, Face Off, Younger, and Teachers.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

chicagopd217smallLast week’s Chicago PD was a crossover with Law & Order: SVU, and thankfully, Greg Yates is dead. After he went on a killing spree in order to track down his birth parents, he killed his birth father in front of Erin and then stalked toward her with a knife, basically committing suicide by cop. She probably could have stopped him without killing him, but really, the man needed to die, whether by Erin’s hand or the state’s.

One thing I’m confused about is the relationship between Erin & Jay. I thought they’d finally gotten together once she came back, since Voight signed off on it. But starting tonight, Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Veronica Mars) guest stars as the boss of a side job Jay takes, and it’s been hinted (on TV Line) that she’s a possible love interest for Jay. What the heck?!

On tonight’s episode, “A Night Owl,” while working at a sobriety checkpoint, Burgess finds a duffel bag full of heroin in the truck of a respected college professor who claims to know nothing about how the drugs ended up there. At District, Roman expresses his desires to become a Field Training Office to Platt, and Mouse sets Halstead up with an off-duty security job working for the attractive owner of a medical marijuana clinic. Charisma Carpenter guest stars.

See if the professor is lying tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Mysteries of Laura, The Goldbergs, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Property Brothers, Hell’s Kitchen, black-ish, & Restaurant Startup.
 

Megan’s Choice

codeblack217smallI truly love Code Black, but last week’s episode had me upset because they started messing with Christa and Neal being a couple only a few weeks after it became official. That really drives me nuts. There were still a lot of great cases and stories on last week’s episode, but Neal’s ex-girlfriend, Grace, returning from Haiti and showing up in the ER was one that irked me a lot.

Grace left to go work in Haiti but has returned because she brought a young girl over who needed surgery on her spine. She tried to push to get the girl the surgery any way she could, including playing on Neal’s emotions. It eventually worked, because Neal became the trauma surgeon just so he’d have operating privileges, which is more for himself than Grace because Neal missed surgery a lot. In the end, the girl got the surgery and we found out that Grace will be staying at Angels when she asked the young girl if Grace could adopt her. I was torn because I really wanted to hate Grace due to the fact she could come between Christa and Neal, but at the same time I couldn’t help but like her a little bit. Well done, writers.

I’m really interested to see how this show continues to build all of these characters, because so far, I am very impressed with the depth they have developed.

On tonight’s episode, “Love Hurts,” Christa must put aside her personal feelings for Grace and work with her to treat Brody, a patient who claims to have been abused at a camp for troubled teens. Also, Grace is surprised when Campbell asks her out.

Find out if Christa can take the high road tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Chicago PD, Law & Order: SVU, Hell’s Kitchen, and Arrow.

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