If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/7/17

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!

Jenny’s Choice #1

I hate (or love… It’s kind of a love/hate relationship!) when shows make me feel bad for the killer. That’s what last week’s Bones did. A young man who tutored privileged high school kids was killed, and it seemed like Booth and Bones had more suspects than they could shake a stick at. From the head of the school to the overbearing parents to the dead guy’s roommate… But in the end, it was one of the students who killed him. The boy thought the tutor was his friend, that he liked him (in a friend way, not a romantic way). But the tutor decided to quit and told the kid that he was nothing more than a paycheck for him. The kid (who had one of those very overbearing parents who pushed and pushed him about getting perfect grades and getting into the perfect – to her – school) took it badly and snapped, killing him. My favorite part of the case was Aubrey getting…stuff dropped on him at the crime scene. It happens to them all at least once! On the personal front, Brennan freaked out when she heard the audiobook version of her latest book, and she decided she would record it herself. Unfortunately, that didn’t go as planned, so she decided that she’d done her part in writing it and she wouldn’t worry about the audio part. (Thankfully, since she was horrible at it. LOL)

I always love it when Bones goes to a fun scenario to investigate a murder. Usually they’re undercover in some way (which I LOVE seeing), but not always. We’ve seen them at a shooting competition, in Vegas, at a circus, dancing, at a couples’ retreat… So tonight, they once again go to a fun new place to investigate. I don’t know if they’re going to be undercover, but even if they aren’t, it should be a lot of fun!

On tonight’s episode, “The Flaw in the Saw,” the dismembered body of successful golfer-turned-lumberjack Phyllis Paul brings the squints to the Lumber Sports Regional Championships. At this competition, Booth and Brennan discover numerous secrets that could have resulted in Phyllis’s murder, including an affair with a married rival. Meanwhile, Hodgins secretly analyzes the bacteria on the bone of a prior victim that he believes will exonerate the murderer, Zack Addy (guest star Eric Millegan). David Koechner (The Goldbergs, The Office, Anchorman) also guest stars.

Find out who killed the golfing lumberjack tonight on FOX at 9:01/8:01c.
 
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Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Comedy Central launches the new comedy Detroiters, from executive producers Lorne Michaels and Jason Sudeikis. Hank Cramblin was a legend in the Detroid advertising business before he went crazy and quit, along with all his employees and their clients. Hank’s son Tim (Tim Robinson, Saturday Night Live) and best friend Sam (Sam Richardson, Veep) have taken over the business but are struggling to land clients. The guys are well-meaning, fast-talking, and personable but just aren’t that creative, are easily distracted, and come off a bit needy at their pitches. The only employee still with the firm is Hank’s senile old receptionist, Sheila (Pat Vern Harris), who is constantly awkwardly flirting with Tim, mistaking him for his father. The guys have also hired film school student Lea (Lailani Ledesma) as their assistant, who has a very unique vision and style when it comes to putting together TV commercials.

I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere, which Comedy Central has made available early online and On Demand. The characters are so likable that when these guys are trying (too hard) to make their pitches, I found myself really rooting for them to succeed. The two main actors have great chemistry and comedic timing, and it felt like the characters of Sam and Tim really are best friends. I have always been a fan of Sam Richardson’s work on Veep, and he’s just as hilarious here. And star Tim Robinson’s experience both on the SNL stage and on the writing staff really shows here as well. Jason Sudeikis makes a fun guest appearance in the premiere, and I suspect we’ll be seeing some other familiar comedic faces pop up throughout the season.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” two best friends try to make a name for themselves in advertising in the Motor City, which begins with Tim and Sam pitching an ill-fated campaign to Chrysler, while their assistant Lea dives into a hot-tub commercial.

Meet Tim and Sam tonight on Comedy Central at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Middle, American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O’Neals, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Wall, This Is Us, New Girl, The Mick, Bones, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Imposters, Switched at Birth, Face Off, and Teachers.
 

Megan’s Choice

People say that you can tell a lot about someone from the kind of music they have on their playlist, but I think the same can be said about someone’s DVR. If you were to look at my DVR, you would see a lot of cooking shows, a couple comedies, and a ton of procedurals. It’s true that sometimes procedurals can be predictable and overrated, but Bull doesn’t fit into that stereotype, in my opinion.

Bull has its moments that seem like they are following the usual standard rubric for how to build a story, but then there are moments that shine far above that. Those are the moments I love, and they are usually centered around a character. The characters on this show constantly have us intrigued, and I enjoy the way Bull himself always pulls something out of thin air to change the direction of the show.

On the last episode, the team was held hostage by a woman who desperately wanted Bull to help prove her husband was innocent of the crimes he committed that landed him in jail. Bull gave the woman the mock trial she wanted, but when all of the evidence was presented, she realized that her husband actually did commit the murder and she was devastated. The woman was arrested, but Bull promised to help her because he knows she only held them hostage because she was so desperate for the truth.

On tonight’s episode, “The Fall,” when Bull helps a professional eSports video game player accused of throwing a championship game sue his former team manager for defamation, his trial strategy is to prove his client is a compulsive winner who is psychologically incapable of losing on purpose.

To find out if Bull can win yet another difficult case, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS, The Wall, Chopped Junior, The Mick, This Is Us, Bones, Chicago Fire, Chopped, and NCIS: New Orleans.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

I decided to do a second pick tonight because tonight’s episode of NCIS: New Orleans looks really good. A couple of weeks ago, Pride had to travel out to a deep sea oil rig during a murder investigation. While there, the team was working the murder case back in the office, and just about the time they figured out that the murderer was actually ON the rig, Pride learned that himself, when three of the men (including the guy in charge) came after him. It was a touchy situation, especially when the rig owner’s son (who was involved in the dirty deeds that led to the murder in the first place) decided to get rid of all those involved by fiddling with the computer system and causing the rig to explode. Fortunately, Pride had the help of Sebastian (who had to stop his NCIS training in order to help) and one of the rig workers, and together with the three men who were trying to kill him, they were able to stop the explosion from happening. It was an interesting case, and I felt bad for the oil rig’s owner. My favorite part, though, was Sebastian doing what he could to help, knowing it could mean his downfall in the agent training. Thankfully, his training officer praised him for putting his team’s safety above his own needs, and Sebastian was able to get right back into training when Pride and the others were safe.

Tonight, Tom Arnold returns as Pride’s old contact, Elvis Bertrand. I’ve really enjoyed him when he guest stars on here. Bertrand is kind of a good guy with a darker side. He’s not completely a good guy, but he’s not a horrible bad guy either, so he’s pretty easy to like. On the other hand, Steven Weber is also back as Mayor Douglas Hamilton, and while I love Steven Weber, Hamilton is an easy character to hate! LOL

On tonight’s episode, “Return of the King,” after thousands of classified government files are stolen, the NCIS team searches for an underground group of hackers co-founded by Pride’s old contact, Elvis Bertrand, who are known for exposing corruption among prominent people in New Orleans. Also, Sebastian joins the team as a newly minted NCIS Special Agent.

See if Pride and the team can locate the stolen files tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing NCIS, American Housewife, Bull, Chopped Junior, Chicago Fire, & Chopped.

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