If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/22/16

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

heartbeat322smallTonight, NBC kicks off the new medical drama, Heartbeat, which is loosely inspired by the real life and achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato. Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George, The Slap, Alias) is a world-renowned heart transplant surgeon and one of the few women in her field. She is constantly pushing the boundaries and coming up with new breakthroughs in medical science. However, despite her professional achievements, she constantly has to justify her decisions to the skeptical hospital administrators and her fellow staff. And while her professional career is somewhat on track, her personal life is complex and a bit of a mess. Alex and her rock-star husband Max (Joshua Leonard, True Detective) divorced after he revealed he was gay, but they are still friends and co-parent their two children. She is dating liver-transplant surgeon Dr. Pierce Harrison (Dave Annable, Red Band Society), but things are about to get complicated as her old flame/mentor, Dr. Jesse Shane (Don Hany, Childhood’s End), returns to the hospital. The cast also includes Shelley Conn (The Lottery), D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys), Jamie Kennedy (Kingdom), Maya Erskine (Betas) and J. Louis Mills.

This series is a much lighter medical drama than shows like Code Black or ER. While Alex takes on some serious cases and there are some more dramatic moments, the series doesn’t get heavy with the melodrama. Instead, it takes the wackier route, which is why it should fit nicely taking over The Mysteries of Laura timeslot – the two shows have a similar tone. The supporting cast is stacked with folks who are no strangers to comedy, and they help add to the humor that makes this just a fun medical show.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” heart-transplant surgeon Alexandra Panttiere, who’s as unorthodox in the OR as she is with the two men in her life, takes on a new case.

Another episode airs tomorrow night in the show’s regular timeslot of 8/7c, but for tonight, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Limitless, Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O’Neals, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., New Girl, The Flash, iZombie, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, and Chrisley Knows Best.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

ncisnola322smallLast week’s NCIS: NOLA was a big deal for Brody. When a sailor was hit by a party bus and killed, the circumstances surrounding his death made Brody and Sebastian feel like it was tied to her sister’s. In the end, it was indeed – her sister’s boyfriend’s father, one of the owners of the newspaper where her sister and the boyfriend worked, had Brody’s sister, the sailor, and one other man killed because they learned that he was up to some shady, illegal dealings to get the news for the sub-group Brody’s sister and her boyfriend wrote for. It was a relief to Brody to really get some answers, and the man who’d been convicted of killing her was finally vindicated because he’d been drugged.

I love this show because we get an interesting case each week, yet we also get to see so much of the characters themselves, such as Sonja’s past cropping up and now Brody’s, not to mention Lasalle’s brother. This week will once again focus on Pride, which is always fun.

On tonight’s episode, “Means to an End,” the NCIS team discovers a surveillance van filled with photos documenting Special Agent Pride’s every move after his daughter Laurel (Shanley Caswell) is attacked on campus and placed in protective custody. Julie Ann Emery also guest stars.

See if the team can keep Laurel safe tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing NCIS, The Real O’Neals, Heartbeat, Jill & Jessa: Counting On, & Separation Anxiety.

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