If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/14/17

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 today, Hulu released all 13 episodes of the first season of the new sci-fi comedy Future Man. Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) still lives at home with his parents, Gabe (Ed Begley Jr., St. Elsewhere) & Diana (Glenne Headly, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). He works a dead-end job as a janitor at Kronish Laboratories, a sexual-disease research facility. He is obsessed with an unwinnable video game called Biotic Wars – it seems that no matter what he tries, he cannot complete the final level. However, one day he changes up his strategy and manages to win the game. Soon afterwards, he is visited by two characters from the game, Resistance leader Tiger (Eliza Coupe, Happy Endings) and foot soldier Wolf (Derek Wilson, Preacher, Rectify). They have traveled back in time from a bleak future, and Josh is the only person who can help fix things – the video game was a recruitment tool/test to help them find their Savior. After Josh gets over his initial disbelief, he soon discovers that these visitors are a quite crude, violent, and don’t understand proper human behavior. At the same time, Tiger and Wolf are disappointed to learn that Josh is not quite the fierce warrior they expected him to be. This trio must learn to work together to prevent the series of events that led up to the downfall of the planet.

The series comes from executive producers/directors Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (Preacher). I recently binged the first seven episodes, and I would have watched the entire season had it been made available. Each episode blends right into the next, making the season feel like one long, epic movie. This show is hilarious, and I found myself constantly laughing out loud. It’s got physical humor, witty dialogue, and fun movie/pop-culture references strewn throughout. At the same time, it’s an action-packed sci-fi series. I also really enjoyed the fish-out-of-water aspect of Tiger and Wolf clashing/trying to fit in with modern culture and morals. It is so great seeing Eliza Coupe back on my TV in a comedy – Tiger is easily my favorite character on this series!

While the show may sound like a family friendly sci-fi action/comedy, there is a lot of adult language and situations, so parents may wish to check it out first before allowing younger viewers to watch.

Check out the entire first season now on Hulu!

I’ll also be watching/recording The Middle, Fresh Off the Boat, black-ish, The Mayor, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, This Is Us, The Mick, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Flash, American Horror Story: Cult, and Damnation.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

Last week’s NCIS: New Orleans was one of my favorites of the series, let alone of this season. I love when we get a look into one of the character’s back stories, and last week was Triple P’s turn. Patton had to work alongside his ex-wife (number 3?!), Dr. Anna Yoon, who was, along with her partner, in charge of a study that saw them putting implants in veteran’s brains in order to help them get control of their PTSS (formerly PTSD) – specifically the rage/anger portion. Unfortunately someone hacked into the system, and instead of helping to lessen the anger, they amped up the adrenalin, which caused them to get violent. A father opened fire in parking-lot traffic with his young son right there in the truck, and the boy saw his father killed when a security guard shot him.

It turned out Dr. Yoon’s partner wanted the money they’d get if they sold the implant technology, which Dr. Yoon refused to do. Patton and Anna had a bad history (they were married when he was in the accident that put him in a wheelchair, although she left him not because of that but because they were fighting all the time), and it was hard at first to work together, but in the end, Pride talked to him and told him he needed to actually TALK to her, which he hadn’t done since the accident. She thought he blamed her, but he didn’t, and in the end, they left each other in a good place. I’m kind of hoping we’ll see her again. It seemed like there was still some chemistry there!

We get more up-close-and-personal with tonight’s episode, although it isn’t a back story. I also love seeing stories about their families, and tonight we get another look into Danny, one of Loretta’s adopted sons. Yay!

On tonight’s episode, “Sins of the Father,” Wade’s son, Danny (guest star Christopher Meyer), calls Pride for help after he’s attacked at his girlfriend’s house and she is now missing. Also, the director of NCIS mandates that Pride meet with a therapist to discuss his process for solving cases.

See if the team can help Danny and what Pride reveals to the therapist tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Lethal Weapon, NCIS, The Mayor, The Little Couple, Major Crimes, MasterChef Canada, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, & Chopped.
 

Megan’s Choice

There aren’t enough words in the English language to describe just how much I adore watching Bull, so I won’t bore you trying. All I’ll say is that it is fantastic, and if you haven’t watched it yet you need to rectify that immediately. On last week’s episode, Dr. Bull worked to help save a teacher who cheated by changing an answer on her student’s test. It didn’t go his way; however, in the end it all worked out. What I loved about it was how passionate Bull was about helping the teacher.

On tonight’s episode, “The Devil, The Detail,” Bull agrees to help the parents of a former employee sue a drug company when their son commits suicide during a drug trial. However, the task is complicated when the company brings in their own trial scientist, Arti Cander. Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife, Blindspot) guest stars.

Watch Bull fight against the female version of himself tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, The Voice, Lethal Weapon, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and This Is Us.

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