If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/15/17

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

MythBusters finally returns to kick off its 14-episode 20th season. Earlier this year, Science Channel aired the reality competition series MythBusters: The Search to find replacements for longtime hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. The winners of this competition were New York product designer Jon Lung and Texan biologist/master builder Brian Louden (and his dog Bo). Tonight the new guys take over the duties of the MythBusters by tackling some fun new myths.

Even though the series has a pair of new hosts, the show still has the same fun look and feel that it always has – it really helps that the narrator is still the same. The format of the series also remains exactly same, with the episode jumping back and forth between the two different myths being explored. New hosts Jon and Brian have great chemistry and play off one another well. They both bring a nice blend of technical expertise and humor. While watching tonight’s premiere, I never found myself comparing these new hosts to Jamie and Adam – it just felt like I was watching yet another entertaining episode of MythBusters. I’m really glad this show is back!

On tonight’s premiere, “Heads Will Roll,” the MythBusters put an exploding airbag to the ultimate test and tackle an epic movie myth using a rocket-powered sword.

See how the new hosts stack up tonight on Science Channel at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, Designated Survivor, Survivor, The Blacklist, Riverdale, You’re the Worst, Stan Against Evil, The Shannara Chronicles, and Mr. Robot.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

I’m still not sure how I feel about last week’s Chicago PD. A drug dealer was the lead suspect in the deaths of a family in their own, and in the process of figuring out the case, the narcotics detective they were working with (who Haley Upton had worked with before) was killed. And even though video showed the drug dealer in a bar only 10 minutes after the shooting, the dealer’s blood was found on the detective’s gun, so he was arrested and charged. Turned out that the detective had a gambling problem and had stolen money from the infamous alderman’s passion neighborhood charity project, and he was about to get caught, so rather than do that to his wife and two little boys, he took blood from evidence storage that the drug dealer had given when arrested two months prior for a DUI, planted that blood on the gun, and then shot himself in the throat. Brutal.

Then the video surveillance disappeared, which meant the dealer was charged with the murder. At least the drug dealer got charged with something, since they couldn’t get him for the triple homicide of the family after the son died once at the hospital. Still… Voight, the alderman, and Upton all knew the truth but agreed to keep it quiet (for various reasons). I’m not sure how I feel about that, except for the fact that Haley had the best reason for keeping quiet – to protect the wife and sons. I’m not digging the whole Voight-alderman working relationship. I know Voight pretty much is stuck between a rock and a hard place, but… Ugh. And then… Ruzek. Sigh. All this time, Voight’s been worried about Antonio conspiring to come after him, when now he should be worried about Ruzek. I do not like Denny Woods at all. Blackmailing Adam, who admittedly did something stupid to try to save his sister from a DUI, into ratting on Voight? That story line sucks. Adam should just go to Voight and then spoon feed Woods information. LOL

On tonight’s episode, “Care Under Fire,” in the wake of several gang-related child abductions, Intelligence must race against time to find a kidnapped boy. Owing to their swiftness and military precision, the team scours the VA records and tracks the suspects to a former Army Ranger. With his previous experience as a Ranger, Halstead convinces Voight to send him undercover to try to get information from inside.

See if Halstead can make the case tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Goldbergs, Iron Chef Showdown, Modern Family, Property Brothers, SEAL Team, American Housewife, & Criminal Minds.

Megan’s Choice

If there is one show on television at the moment that I never miss, it is Criminal Minds, and if you are a regular reader, that shouldn’t come as a surpise. I have loved this show from the beginning, and even through all the cast changes I am a faithful viewer. One of my favorite characters this season is Luke because I enjoy how his past is such a mystery to us, but he still manages to adapt to being part of the team. I was hoping that the writers would start to put Garcia and Luke together, but lately it seems as though they are headed elsewhere – I hope I’m wrong. I guess time will tell.

Last week was kind of crazy. Women were going missing (starting years ago with pregnant runaway teens, now to professionals like a dentist, a teacher, a chef, etc). Turned out it was a wackadoodle man who believed in the clock that foretold of the world imploding (nuclear bomb, climate and other natural disasters, etc), and he met a woman online and convinced her to help start a new community down in an old government bunker. They made each kidnappee watch a video showing the end of the world examples and basically brainwashed them. Most believed them and lived happily down below, thinking the world outside was basically chaos, but when one of the kidnapped women (the pediatrician) started showing signs of not being happy there (trying to kill herself, etc), they ended up killing her and leaving her body out somewhere in town. The brightest note was one of the kidnapped pregnant teenagers from years ago was reunited, along with her young son, with her sister, who kept after the police to try to find her sister. Once the FBI was brought in on the new cases, she showed up there and talked JJ into looking further into her sister’s case, and that’s how they figured out the tie between the oldest victims and the newest ones. Great case but creepy!

On tonight’s episode, “Dust and Bones,” the BAU searches for an unsub in Austin, Texas, who is targeting prominent members of the community. Corey Reynolds (Major Crimes) guest stars.

To find out if they can stop the unsub before it’s too late, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, SEAL Team, Chicago PD, Iron Chef Showdown, and Riverdale.

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