If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/11/17

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, Mr. Robot returns to USA Network to kick off its third season. Last season Elliot went off the grid in an attempt to completely get rid of Mr. Robot. But no matter how hard he tried, his alter ego kept resurfacing. Meanwhile, Darlene took the lead at fsociety, and the group broke into the home of an E Corp lawyer, using it as their new headquarters. Darlene tried to get answers from the Dark Army about what Stage 2 is, but the only information she was able to obtain was that it was Elliot’s plan, and he couldn’t remember anything about it. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Dom DiPierro was looking into both fsociety and the Dark Army – which nearly proved fatal for her. After the diner shootout, she interrogated Darlene, showing her a blackboard with the entire fsociety member hierarchy laid out. In the second season finale, we learned that Tyrell was alive, but Elliot was convinced that he, too, was just in his head – an idea that was quickly disproved when Tyrell shot him.

Could Tyrell still be a figment of Elliot’s imagination? Anything is possible – Elliot could have just shot himself! But if Tyrell is all in his head, who is going to call for help?! What is Stage 2 of the Dark Army’s plan? What evil plan does E Corp going to hatch next on the public? And can Darlene talk her way out of Dom’s seemingly closed case?

Tonight’s third season premiere opens right where we left off, with Elliot lying on the ground, bleeding from a gunshot wound. While the opener won’t address all the open questions, we do get to meet a really fun new character played by Bobby Cannavale! Also, in each of the first two seasons, the series built to a big twist or reveal, and I can’t wait to see what this year’s “Holy crap!” moment will be. I’m looking forward to another exciting season of crazy twists and turns.

On tonight’s premiere, “Eps3.0_Power-Saver-Mode.H,” when Elliot suddenly becomes aware of his situation and realizes the mission he needs to embark on, he seeks Angela’s help; Darlene gets upset about them potentially coming out clean; Elliot deals with a mysterious new person.

Find out what help Elliot seeks from Angela tonight on USA Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, Designated Survivor, Survivor, The Blacklist, Riverdale, Dynasty, Worst Cooks in America, You’re the Worst, The Shannara Chronicles, Channel Zero: No-End House, and Mr. Mercedes.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

I mentioned that The Brave is probably my favorite new show of the season, and that’s true. But I’m also enjoying David Boreanaz & the rest of the cast on SEAL Team. The only part I don’t love about it is the camera work, where they shift viewpoints while on a mission and we see through “their” eyes, like through the night vision, etc. That gets distracting to me, especially when they switch back and forth a few times in short order like they did last week. Speaking of last week… It was a really great episode aside from the camera stuff. The team went Syria to gather evidence to show that biological weapons were being made in a specific building, and not only did they find that evidence, but they also found a small group of people who’d been forced to work with it and be around it and were therefore sick because of it. Jason Hayes paid special attention to a very sick young boy, not too much younger than his own son back at home. At first they were told to get out and leave the people because the bad guys were coming their way and there were a lot more of them than the SEAL team. But they were able to basically lie their way into making the brass believe the people were the only real evidence of what bio weapon had been made there, so backup was called and they were all spirited away just before the bad guys arrived. Unfortunately, it was too late for the little boy, and he was dead in Jason’s arms.

On a happy note, Jason learned in the middle of it all that Ray’s wife had gone into labor early (but not so early that there was a lot of concern), and he chose not to tell Ray during the op. Thankfully she and the baby were okay and Ray understood why Jason chose not to tell him. On a not-so-happy note for Clay Spenser, when the rankings for his class were posted, he learned that the others had ranked him ninth out of ten, which meant he was *thisclose* to getting kicked out. He looked shocked, but we saw it coming. Sure, he was top of the class in terms of time for the course and what not, but he’s arrogant and didn’t help another classmate over the wall, choosing his own hide over helping a teammate. So it wasn’t a surprise to us. Hopefully that’ll be the kick in the pants he needs to get over himself. (I did love when he tried to say hello to Jason & the team at lunch and they just ignored him. LOL Talk about make yourself look stupid…)

On tonight’s episode, “Boarding Party,” Jason and the SEAL team must rescue a group of researchers being held hostage on a ship in the South China Sea. Also, Clay is ranked in the “bottom five” of his class, jeopardizing his future as a SEAL.

See how Jason and the team rescue the hostages tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Goldbergs, Modern Family, Property Brothers, Worst Cooks in America, American Housewife, Best Baker in America, Chicago PD, & Criminal Minds.
 

Megan’s Choice

I am really loving Chicago PD this season so far, especially with Antonio back. Truthfully, while I am still missing Erin, I am pleased by the story lines so far. One thing I have noticed is some serious chemistry between Antonio and Kim. That is a couple I could get behind. Speaking of Kim, last week’s episode hit close to home for her when a fellow police officer she was friends with committed suicide. He felt guilty because he couldn’t stop a bombing by a Muslim extremist group that he was trying to infiltrate undercover because he too was a Muslim. Kim was there when he shot himself, and I can see this taking a toll on her in the long run.

On tonight’s episode, “Promise,” when a young Latina woman is brutally murdered, Intelligence suspects she may have been working as a drug mule. With Antonio leading the case, the team’s investigation takes them into the grim world of meat processing and the discovery that there may be a different motive behind her death.

To find out if the team can solve her murder, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, SEAL Team, Riverdale, and Survivor.

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