If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/3/17

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

Early this morning, Netflix dropped all 10 episodes of the first season of its new zombie comedy, Santa Clarita Diet. Husband and wife realtors Joel (Timothy Olyphant, Justified) and Sheila Hammond (Drew Barrymore) live a very boring, straight-laced life in the suburbs of Santa Clarita, CA, along with teenage daughter Abby (Liv Hewson, Dramaworld). They tend to keep their frustrations bottled up inside to keep from ruffling any feathers. That is, until Sheila undergoes a dramatic change that (ironically) gives her a new zest for life and an insatiable hunger. As they try to understand Sheila’s new condition, the Hammonds seek the advice of the nerdy teenager next door, Eric Bemis (Skyler Gisondo, Psych), who has a crush on Abby. Keeping Sheila’s hunger under control is of utmost importance, especially with Eric’s stepfather – L.A. sheriff’s department cop Dan (Ricardo Chavira, Desperate Housewives) – keeping a watchful eye.

I checked out the first two episodes, and I was instantly hooked. I found myself laughing out loud throughout, both from the writer and situational comedy as well as the hilarious physical humor. Drew Barrymore is so delightful and has great chemistry with Timothy Olyphant – the two of them are a perfect comedy duo and are joined by an equally-fun supporting cast. Just in the first two episodes, there were a lot of recognizable guest stars, and I look forward to seeing who else pops up throughout the rest of the season. I can’t wait to see how the rest of this unique and hilarious story plays out!

In the opener, the Hammonds are having trouble selling one of their listings, which continues to upset their boss (Andy Richter). New realtor Gary West (Nathan Fillion) moves into town and takes over the listing after Sheila has an extremely embarrassing incident in front of some potential buyers.

Check out the entire first season now on Netflix!

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Grimm, Emerald City, Sleepy Hollow, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

There are times where my favorite shows drive me a little crazy when they mess with certain characters too much. Right now, Blue Bloods is doing the driving. I am not happy at all with the way they keep pushing Jamie and Eddie together just to pull them apart again. They need to either be a couple or just friends, because it’s becoming awkward to watch them dancing around each other.

That issue aside, this is still one of my favorite shows, and I wouldn’t dream of not watching it. I watch for cases like the last episode, where there was a dad who was abusing his son but the police couldn’t do anything to the dad because he had diplomatic immunity. Danny found a way around it when he got children’s aid involved, so they put the boy in foster care and there was nothing the father could do. The mother was incredibly distraught that she lost her son, so she killed her husband in broad daylight, and the crazy thing is that the police couldn’t do a thing because she also had diplomatic immunity. I don’t usually agree with the immunity, but I have to admit in this case, I was kind of glad she could be free of her abusive husband.

On tonight’s episode, “In & Out,” while investigating the murder of a gang leader, Danny and Baez learn the accused shooter is an ex-con who is romantically linked to his parole officer, who might be assisting in a cover up. Also, concerned the murder might spark further violence, Frank steps in to mediate but must deal with Mario Hunt (Method Man), the rival gang leader who killed a police chief two years ago.

To see if Frank can help calm this storm, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, Rosewood, Grimm, Sleepy Hollow, and Emerald City.

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