If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/5/17

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, after the Super Bowl, FOX kicks off the first half of the 2-night premiere of the spin-off series, 24: Legacy. Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins, The Walking Dead) is an ex-Army Ranger turned war hero who led a team of six men on a successful raid of Bin Khalid’s compound, taking out the ruthless terrorist. However, Eric soon discovers that Bin Khalid’s men are now in the U.S., hunting down his team of Army Rangers, looking for evidence of their planned terrorist attack on U.S. soil they believe was stolen by the soldiers. The only person Eric can trust is Rebecca Donovan (Miranda Otto, Homeland), the former national director of the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), who recently stepped down from her position to help her husband, Senator John Donovan (Jimmy Smits, NYPD Blue), with his presidential campaign. Rebecca doesn’t know who leaked the information about the identity of the Army Rangers and is unsure if anyone at CTU can be trusted with this information – even her hand-picked replacement, Keith Mullins (Teddy Sears, Masters of Sex, The Flash). Can Eric and Rebecca figure out the details of the planned attack, who is involved, and stop it before it’s too late? The clock is ticking.

This follow-up series feels very much like the original, following the same formula that made the original series so great – a man on his own trying to stop a major threat, political intrigue, an unknown mole in CTU, etc., all in real-time. Tonight’s opener sets up the characters and lays out several different storylines that will ultimately come together over the next few weeks and provides an action-packed adrenaline rush. I really enjoy how they make use of handheld cameras to really bring the viewer into the action. As I watched the show, I never once felt that it was missing Jack Bauer – this cast does an excellent job at quickly providing characters that you feel invested in. However, in future episodes, fans of the original series will see some familiar faces pop up. I look forward to seeing what other exciting developments are in store.

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I had a chance to speak with the cast and producers of the series. You can check out my video interviews with the cast and producers at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s first half of the 2-night premiere, “12: 00 Noon – 1: 00 PM,” a military hero returns to the U.S. but seeks help from CTU when a plan for one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil surfaces.

To see how the latest 24 hours starts tonight on FOX at 10:30/9:30c. (Or after the Super Bowl, so time may be off slightly!)

I’ll also be watching/recording Worst Cooks in America.

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