If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/19/16

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!

Wellllllllcome back to TV Is My Pacifier’s If We Controlled Your Remote… It was good to have a break over the summer, but I do have to say that we’re all glad to be back because it means all new TV! Check out our picks for tonight, and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing to watch!

Kyle’s Choice

thegoodplace919smallThe fall season is now in full swing, and tonight NBC kicks off its new comedy The Good Place with a 1-hour premiere on a special night/time. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell, House of Lies, Veronica Mars) is a recently deceased young woman who discovers she was accidentally sent to “the good place,” when she likely should have been sent to “the bad place.” Eleanor wasn’t the nicest, most giving person during her life on earth, and quickly realizes the man in charge, Michael (Ted Danson, CSI: Cyber, Cheers), has incorrectly attributed someone else’s long list of good deeds to her. At first she decides to just run with it. However, when this mistake starts to threaten the tranquility of “the good place,” Eleanor seeks the assistance of her afterlife-assigned “soul mate” Chidi (William Jackson Harper, The Electric Company), a former ethics professor, to help her become a better person. The series comes from the hilarious Michael Schur (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation, Master of None) and also stars Jameela Jamil (Playing It Straight), Manny Jacinto (The Romeo Section), and D’Arcy Carden (Broad City).

I really enjoyed tonight’s one-hour premiere, which had me laughing out loud several times. The series offers a fresh take on the concepts of heaven and hell and sets up an interesting and delightful world with some fun characters and relationships. The pilot also establishes a larger mystery of how Eleanor ended up there, what if she gets found out, and what kind of effect her not-so-perfect personality will have in this perfect afterlife. I’m looking forward to seeing how the series plays out week-to-week once it moves to its normal time of 8:30/7:30c on Thursdays later this week.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot; Flying,” Eleanor Shellstrop enters the afterlife and begins her process of becoming a better person in the series premiere, which is the first half of a combined episode. Later, Eleanor tries to prove that she’s worthy of Chidi’s help, and a flaw emerges in Michael’s Neighborhood.

Don’t miss out on meeting Eleanor and Michael tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Match Game, The Big Bang Theory, Kevin Can Wait, Gotham, Lucifer, Food Network Star Kids, and Major Crimes.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

kevincanwait919smallMy pick for tonight is the new CBS comedy, Kevin Can Wait. Kevin James (King of Queens) stars as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending quality time with his wife and three kids, as well as goofing off and having epic adventures with friends/fellow retirees Goody (Leonard Earl Howze, Memphis Beat) and Duffy (Lenny Venito, The Neighbors), and his brother Kyle (Gary Valentine, King of Queens), who is a fireman. Unfortunately for Kevin, his wife Donna (Erinn Hayes, Guys with Kids, Worst Week) has kept the truth about a lot of the family drama from him, which means his retirement isn’t going to be nearly as peaceful as he would like. His oldest daughter Kendra (Taylor Spreitler, Melissa & Joey) is dropping out of college to support her fiancé’s dreams — a fiancé Kevin has never even heard of. His teenage daughter Sara (Mary-Charles Jones) is having issues at school. And their youngest, Jack (James DiGiacomo) is a bit of a hypochondriac. Also starring is Ryan Cartwright, whom I loved on Bones and who was also great on Alphas.

I really enjoyed this show. I love Kevin James and Erinn Hayes, and this is my type of comedy, which means not everyone is going to enjoy it (…Kyle…). But I think you should give it a shot, since it’s new and you never know if you’ll like something unless you give it a chance!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” former police officer Kevin discovers that retirement – in some ways – holds greater challenges than life on the job.

Check out the premiere tonight on CBS at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Food Network Star Kids, Cake Wars, The Good Place, Major Crimes, & Match Game.
 

Megan’s Choice

lucifer919smallI am beyond excited that the fall television season is back this week with some of my favorite shows, starting with the season two premiere of Lucifer tonight. The first season ended with Lucifer being saved from the brink of death by God and learning that Lucifer’s mother has escaped hell. Lucifer is tasked with catching souls to return to hell…starting with his own mother’s.

On tonight’s season premiere, “Everything’s Coming Up Lucifer,” Lucifer is distracted by his mother’s escape from hell, as he and Chloe investigate the murder of a stand-in actress. Meanwhile, Chloe’s faith in Lucifer is tested by the new medical examiner, Ella. Also, Amenadiel hopes to rein in Lucifer’s wild side, as they both deal with the absence of Maze.

Find out how Lucifer works on finding his mother’s escape tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, The Big Bang Theory, Kevin Can Wait, The Match Game, and The Good Place .

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