If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/23/17

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 Blacklist midseason finale, NBC will kick off The Blacklist: Redemption. This new spin-off series finds former blacklisters teaming up as part of an elite mercenary group trying to redeem themselves by solving problems governments can’t legally get involved in themselves. Susan “Scottie” Hargrave (Famke Janssen, Hemlock Grove) recruits her son Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) to join her at the Halcyon Corporation and take on some impossible missions. Scottie’s skilled team also includes Nez Rowan (Tawny Cypress, Unforgettable), hacker Dumont (Adrian Martinez, A Gifted Man) and lethal assassin Matias Solomon (Edi Gathegi, StartUp), who has a bad history with Tom.

This show looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun – like a weekly cinematic action/adventure in the vein of Mission: Impossible or Oceans Eleven. I really like how they’ve brought together all these past characters from The Blacklist – some have appeared on many episodes while others just one or two – and have given them this new world to play in. How will these criminals work together? Can they really trust one another? And what kind of cases will they tackle? I’m looking forward to seeing how the series explores Tom and Scottie’s relationship. He only recently learned that his mother was alive, so I’m assuming we will find out more about why and how she left him as a child while also seeing them form a new bond while working together.

On tonight’s premiere, “Leland Bray,” a routine trip to New York turns perilous when ex-operative Tom Keen is recruited by a mercenary chief to help rescue a kidnapped CIA agent.

See how the new series begins tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, The Great Indoors, Life in Pieces, Superstore, Powerless, MasterChef Junior, My Kitchen Rules, Planet Earth II, Top Chef, and Sun Records.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Megan’s Choice

It’s wonderful that MasterChef Junior is back again, for many reasons, but the top one is that it is a family favorite around here. The last few episodes had the judges handing out the white aprons to the top 20, which was a particularly hard decision this year because there were some incredibly talented chefs. I’m looking forward to seeing what this season holds.

On tonight’s episode, “Just Like Gordon,” the Top 20 face the season’s first mystery box challenge, during which they must cook dishes using both sweet and savory ingredients. Later in the MasterChef kitchen, the contestants must replicate Chef Ramsay’s signature hand-roasted sea bass. Then, it’s up to the judges to decide who stays and who goes home.

To find out who continues on in the competition, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Top Chef, The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy, My Kitchen Rules, and Training Day.

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