If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/1/17

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

Tonight, FOX is airing the premiere of new comedy The Mick at a special night and time before the series moves to its regular timeslot this Tuesday. Crass, foul-mouthed hustler Mickey (Kaitlin Olson, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is down on her luck and looking for her next score. So she heads to Greenwich, CT, to surprise her sister and her billionaire husband, hoping to get them to buy into her latest investment scheme. However, the annual Labor Day bash is suddenly raided by the Feds, who are looking to arrest the couple for fraud. After her sister takes off, Mickey is left in charge of her spoiled niece and nephews. Eighteen-year-old activist Sabrina (Sofia Black D’Elia, The Messengers) thinks she knows everything and quickly proves to be a worthy adversary to Mickey, always hatching some sort of plan; thirteen-year-old Chip (Thomas Barbusca, The New Normal) has a sense of entitlement and is constantly threatening to sue when things don’t go his way; and seven-year-old Ben (Jack Stanton) just misses his parents. At first Mickey is thrilled to live the lavish life in a mansion but then realizes she needs to be a parent to these children. The cast also includes Carla Jimenez (Last Man Standing) as Alba the maid and Susan Park (Vice Principals) as Liz, the nosy next-door neighbor who’s constantly judging Micky with her passive-aggressive comments.

Tonight’s premiere basically just sets up the premise and the relationships between the characters, but I really enjoyed it, and it made me want to see more. I really enjoyed the face-offs between Sabrina and Mickey – it looks like that’s going to be a really fun part of the show. Both of these characters constantly think they have the upper hand on the other, only to realize they’ve been duped. This looks like it’s going to be a fun series, and I look forward to checking out more later this week!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” an irresponsible, hard-partying opportunist signs on to raise her sister’s three spoiled children in an affluent Connecticut neighborhood when their parents bolt the country to escape federal charges.

Move in to the new neighborhood tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording To Tell the Truth, Ransom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Sherlock, Worst Cooks in America, Beyond, and The Librarians.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

You know how much I love my procedurals, so you know I was ever so hopeful when I heard about the new show on CBS, Ransom. Luke Roberts (Blacksails, Holby City) stars as Eric Beaumont, top crisis and hostage negotiator. His team includes psych-profiler Oliver Yates (Brandon Jay McLaren, Graceland), ex-cop Zara Hallam (Nazneen Contractor, Heroes Reborn, Covert Affairs, 24), and new team member and aspiring investigator Maxine Carlson (Sarah Greene, Penny Dreadful). The show is inspired by the real-life professional experiences of world-renowned crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert and his partner, Marwan Mery.

I’ve seen the pilot and really enjoyed it. The cases are interesting, and the team dynamic is going to be fun to explore. Unfortunately, after tonight’s premiere, the show moves to Saturdays at the end of this week. I think this is a show CBS bought from Canada, where it was originally filmed and is (was? I don’t know…) airing. But maybe it’ll find some footing and be moved away from Saturdays. Or who knows… Maybe it’ll do well enough on Saturdays and stay there without being canceled!

On tonight’s episode, “The Return,” hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont and his team are called in when a ransom note is delivered for a boy who went missing years ago; Maxine is eager to prove herself but harbors a dangerous secret from her past.

Meet the team and see if they can save the day tonight on CBS at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, The Librarians, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, To Tell the Truth, & Worst Cooks in America.

Megan’s Choice

Pure Genius returns with an all new episode on a special night, and I couldn’t be happier! It’s strange to me that this show has received such low ratings, because the cast is wonderful and the writing is intriguing. Last episode we watched as the team at Bunker Hill performed a chain transplant that involved 16 surgeries and a lot of personalities. The surgeries were a success after there were a few small hiccups along the way.

There was some big movement in the relationship of Zoe and Malik, as they ending up sleeping together after a very long and emotional day. I wish that Zoe and James would have become the couple, but I do have to admit that Zoe and Malik are cute together.

On tonight’s episode, “Grace,” when a young man comes to Bunker Hill ravaged by a drug-resistant strain of HIV, James attempts a radical anti-viral treatment. Also, Walter must work quickly when his daughter’s best friend contracts a fatal flesh-eating bacteria, and James makes a connection with Louis Keating’s nurse.

To find out if Walter can save his daughter’s friend, tune in to CBS at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching Guy’s Grocery Games, The Mick, Ransom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, To Tell the Truth, and America’s Funniest Home Videos.

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