If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/25/17

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, Syfy’s fantasy series The Magicians returns for its second season. This series was a pleasant surprise for me last year. When I saw that the premise was about a bunch of people in magic school, I jumped to the incorrect conclusion that it was just going to be Harry Potter in college. However, the show has a very unique style and more of an adult tone, and halfway through the first season the series took a very creepy, dark turn that had me hooked.

When the series left off, the group had made their way from Brakebills College to the magical land of Fillory, a place they thought only existed in a series of novels. Eliot discovered that he was next in line to become High King of Fillory and agreed to get married, meaning he could never leave this land. Meanwhile, the others sought a magical blade that would help them defeat the Beast, who had been threatening the lives of those back at Brakebills. However, the confrontation with the Beast didn’t go as planned. Alice, who had swallowed the magical “elixir,” froze under pressure and the group was badly injured. Penny got the worst of it, losing both his hands. Meanwhile, Julia, who was still reeling over her revelation that she had been violated by a trickster, snatched the blade and appeared to make some kind of deal with the Beast, helping him to get away.

The second season picks up right where we left off as the gang must regroup, tend to their wounds, and figure out their next move. Can they forgive Julia’s betrayal? What deal did she make with the Beast? How will the group prepare to face the Beast again? I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere – it is a lot lighter and funnier than I would have expected, given the extremely dark direction the first season headed. The premiere has some really funny moments and sets up some interesting quests/journeys for each of the characters, kicking off what looks to be another thoroughly entertaining season.

I got a chance to speak with the cast about the new season at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. You can check out my videos at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s premiere, “Knight of Crowns,” in the aftermath of their clash with the Beast, Quentin and his friends scramble for a new plan. Meanwhile, Julia and the Beast strike a dangerous deal.

Learn what deal Julia made tonight on Syfy at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Hunted, Arrow, Frequency, Workaholics, Jeff & Some Aliens, Man Seeking Woman, Incorporated, Suits, and The Young Pope.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Megan’s Choice

I was very upset last week when there wasn’t an episode of Code Black, because I have started to look forward to this show immensely. Every week there is an incredible amount of character growth, drama, and even some humor. I am definitely crushing on Angus and Mario because of the way they both interact but also because how imperfect they are, making them very relatable to everyone.

The last episode was very emotional as Guthrie went through the surgery for his Parkinson’s, but we watched his dreams unfold during surgery. He dreamt of being the hospital chaplain and helping a bunch of people, but really he was dreaming of things that happened in his past. Guthrie finally came clean to his son, Cole, about the fact that he was a twin but his sister died because Guthrie worked on Cole to get him breathing again but it was too late for his sister. Guthrie apologized, and Cole accepted it and was very understanding. I hope they bring Cole back full time, because I love his character and think the show benefits from having him.

On tonight’s episode, “Vertigo,” after pulling a double shift, Mario risks his own life when he follows Willis to a construction site, where two brothers are trapped on a crane 300 feet above the ground. Also, Leanne treats the wife of an orthopedist from Angels Memorial who is brought into the ER with mysterious injuries.

Find out if Mario makes it through tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Hunted, Lethal Weapon, Cooks vs Cons, Bakers vs Fakers, Star, and Incorporated.
 

Jenny’s Choice

I’m excited to see tonight’s premiere of Bakers vs Fakers on Food Network. This is a spin-off of sorts from another new-ish series, Cooks vs Cons, which I love. In this one, four contestants – two professional bakers and two home bakers – will compete to win a prize of up to $15,000. If a home baker wins, he or she will earn $15,000, while a professional baker will earn $10,000. Neither the host (in this case, It’s “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro), nor the judges, will know who is whom. Unlike Cooks vs Cons, a blind taste will be conducted by the judges. Only after they have determined the winner will the contestants reveal what they do. Guest judges for the new series include: Damiano Carrara, Nancy Fuller, Paulette Goto, Alex Guarnaschelli, Daphne Oz, Damaris Phillips, Lorraine Pascale, Natalie Sideserf, and Zac Young.

On tonight’s episode, “Cupcake Caliente,” pro and amateur bakers battle using hot peppers to create spicy cupcakes. Judges Lorraine Pascale and Damaris Phillips join baking maestro and host, Buddy Valastro, in sifting out the bakers from the fakers. Round two is an education in competition, as school snacks must be used in the winning dish.

See how still the competition gets tonight on Food Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hunted, Lethal Weapon, Cooks vs Cons, & Six.

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