If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/12/16

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

For the past two decades, Acorn Media has been bringing great British and Australian drama to U.S. audiences via home media. Last year the company launched their own subscription-based streaming service. The British crime drama The Level makes its U.S. premiere today on the streaming service. The six-part series centers around DS Nancy Devlin (Karla Crome, You, Me & the Apocalypse, Under the Dome), a decorated detective with the National Crime Division, who secretly witnesses the murder of Frank Le Saux (Philip Glenister, Life on Mars). Le Saux had been on the NCD’s radar for cocaine trafficking, and so Nancy soon finds herself on loan to the Brighton CID, who are investigating the murder. During the attack, Nancy was also shot, but she cannot risk going to the hospital and revealing that she is the missing witness to the murder the CID is looking for. Nancy struggles to keep this a secret while under the watchful eyes of DCI Michelle Newman (Lindsey Coulson, Murder Investigation Team) and CID partner DS Sam Martin (Noel Clarke, Doctor Who). And she also has to hide the fact that she has a personal connection to the victim — her childhood friendship with the Le Saux’s daughter Hayley (Laura Haddock, Da Vinci’s Demons). The rest of the cast includes Robert James-Collier (in his first series since playing Thomas on Downton Abbey) and Joe Absolom (Doc Martin).

I got a chance to check out the premiere, and by the end of the episode, I was hooked, anxious to see what happens next. It sets up interesting characters, dynamics, and mysteries and has some really tense moments. It immediately has you asking all kinds of questions, such as who killed Frank Le Saux? What was Le Saux going to ask Nancy before he was killed? Will Nancy be able to keep her connection to the victim and the crime scenes a secret? Who can Nancy trust? And who else is in danger from the killer?

Check out the trailer for the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUU_GZemFuc

Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week and features a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no set end dates. They offer a 7-day free trial at signup.acorn.tv and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. It’s available on the Roku, Apple TV, and other devices, and even as an add-on to Amazon Prime.

I’ll also be watching/recording Man With a Plan, Timeless, and People of Earth.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Megan’s Choice

Scorpion is the show for every smart, socially awkward teenaged to watch so they can realize that one day it’ll all be easier. You’ll probably still be awkward, but play it right and your brains will help you pay the bills — or at least that’s what I keep telling my kids. All kidding aside, this is a show that my whole family enjoys watching together.

It’s been a couple of weeks since a new episode, but when we last saw our favorite geniuses, they were battling to save Thanksgiving from a nuclear reactor exploding. Amongst the insanity, we met Paige ‘s ex-con mother, who had yet again manipulated a situation for herself. She knew about the team’s ability and wanted to see her daughter at the same time. Paige opened up a bit towards her mom at the end of the episode, even allowing her to meet Ralph. I’m not sure I trust her at the moment, and I hope she’ll prove me wrong.

On tonight’s episode, “This is the Pits,” Walter must swim through the deadly La Brea Tar Pits when Team Scorpion helps a woman trapped in the tar before she runs out of oxygen. Also, without Paige’s knowledge, her mother, Veronica, “helps” Ralph maximize his troop cookie sales.

Find out if Paige still trusts her mother after she interferes with Ralph tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Guy’s Grocery Games, Kevin Can Wait, The Voice, Man With a Plan, and Timeless.

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