If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/5/16

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

chicagopd105smallLast week’s Chicago PD got a little bit more back to normal after the first episode dealt primarily with the fallout from Voight’s actions after his son’s death. And last week was very timely, given what’s going on in the country right now. When a young white couple was beaten up and the woman went missing in a primarily (all?) black neighborhood basically run by one of the city’s gangs, Intelligence and the rest of CPD had to work to make sure it wasn’t about race but simply about finding the missing woman. Of course, I had to feel for the woman when we figured out her fiancé had gone there to buy drugs and she was collateral damage. Thankfully, they were able to find her, but not before she was horrifically attacked by a guy who had been in prison before for rape. It was a very sad case.

The other big thing was Platt going up against Tay’s former boss, Commander Fogel. In the premiere, he ran into Tay at the hospital and learned she’d been moved to the 21st. So last week, he confronted Platt about going around him (to which she snarked she didn’t… She went above him. Hah!) to get Tay transferred. Then he basically threatened her and told her to move Tay back to his district immediately. When Tay asked her later if things were okay between her and Fogel, Platt said everything was fine…but it isn’t, and I have to wonder if that is part of what is up with tonight scary exciting episode…

On tonight’s episode, “All Cylinders Firing,” when Platt goes to her father Robert’s (guest star Chelcie Ross) house for dinner, she warns him to be careful with his new girlfriend Natalie (guest star Lilia Vassileva). Following dinner, Platt is physically assaulted as she’s getting into her car and is rushed to Chicago Med. Christian Stolte (Mouch from Chicago Fire, and Platt’s husband) also guest stars.

Find out if Platt is going to be okay tonight on NBC at 10/9c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

frequency105smallTonight, this TV season’s second new time travel show (of sorts) premieres on The CW. Frequency is based on the 2000 Dennis Quaid/Jim Caviezel film of the same name. In 1996, when Raimy Sullivan was just 8 years old, her father, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith, Nashville), was killed while deep undercover. It’s now 20 years later, and Raimy (Peyton List, Blood & Oil, The Tomorrow People, Mad Men) comes across her dad’s old, broken ham radio, and by some unexplainable miracle, she is able to speak with her father 20 years in the past. Frank uses information from his daughter to save his own life, which also dramatically alters the present. As they both try to make sense on what’s going on and figure out how to best use their mysterious new form of communication, they each rely on Frank’s present/former partner, Lieutenant Satch Reyna (Mekhi Phifer, ER, Torchwood). The other characters include Raimy’s boyfriend Daniel (Daniel Bonjour) and her childhood friend Gordo (Lenny Jacobson, Big Time in Hollywood, FL), and Frank’s boss Stan Moreno (Anthony Ruivivar, Scream: The TV Series).

I haven’t seen tonight’s premiere, but I was a big fan of the original film, and I think it has potential to be a great series. I like how they’ve changed things up a bit for the series, making it a father/daughter dynamic instead of a father/son. I was in the press room for the series at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and it sounds like they’ve got some exciting things planned, so I’m really looking forward to checking out tonight’s premiere.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” a detective discovers she’s able to communicate with her estranged father, who died decades earlier, via a ham radio. She then warns him off his untimely death, leading him to survive, but also dramatically changing the present.

Find out how they alter the future tonight on The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, black-ish, Designated Survivor, Survivor, Criminal Minds, Blindspot, Lethal Weapon, Empire, Arrow, Worst Cooks in America, American Horror Story, You’re the Worst, Younger, and Impastor.

Megan’s Choice

criminalminds105smallIt doesn’t matter how many seasons Criminal Minds has been on the air, I am still just as excited when it returns from hiatus for a new season. Truthfully, I was concerned that with all the drama surrounding Thomas Gibson leaving the show and with Shemar Moore already gone, the story would suffer, but it didn’t. Bringing Adam Rodriguez on was a fabulous idea, and I’m hoping he is the new love interest for Garcia, because they are definitely going to be a hot couple. I’ve enjoyed Rodriguez since his days on CSI: Miami, and I think it’s high time he made his way back to a CBS procedural, because he just fits, in my opinion.

Last week’s episode, his character showed us just what a badass he can be, and hopefully he’ll continue to assist the team with all the recapturing of the escaped convicts.

On tonight’s episode, “Sick Day,” when JJ arrives home shaken after a rough case, she breaks down and tells her husband about the abduction of two children.

To see if this job is just becoming too much for JJ to handle, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Blindspot, Lethal Weapon, Law & Order: SVU, Speechless, Chicago PD, and Code Black.

Jenny’s Choice #2

kidshalloweensmallI really enjoyed Kid’s Baking Championship both seasons its aired, so when I read about tonight’s special Halloween episode, I knew I would have to watch. In the series, Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli host, but for the special, Duff is joined by Alison Sweeney (from Days of Our Lives & The Biggest Loser). It should be fun!

On tonight’s special, “Trick or Treat,” fan favorites from the Kid’s Baking Championship return to the kitchen to take on two spooky challenges. They make up something sweet and scary in the first heat and then must become mad scientists in the second heat and bake up a hybrid monster dessert.

To see these kids bake better than a lot of adults, tune in to Food Network at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Blindspot, The Goldbergs, Lethal Weapon, Speechless, Criminal Minds, Frequency, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Worst Cooks in America, black-ish, & Cutthroat Kitchen.

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