If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/6/17

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, Syfy kicks of the new dark comedy Happy!, based on the graphic novel of the same name. The series follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: SVU) a drunk, disgraced ex-super-cop who now works as a hit man for hire. After things go awry with one of his jobs, Nick finds himself the target of various criminal organizations, all of whom want him dead. One of the men looking for Nick is mobster Francisco Scaramucci (Ritchie Coster, Shades of Blue), known as Mr. Blue, who sends his demented henchman Smoothie (Patrick Fischler, Twin Peaks, Once Upon a Time) to capture and torture Sax. Mr. Blue also has leverage on members of the NYPD, including Det. Meredith McCarthy (Lili Mirojnick, Beerfest), who has a mysterious past with Sax. Meanwhile, a little girl named Hailey has been kidnapped, and her mother Amanda (Medina Senghore) is desperately looking for answers. However, Hailey has sent her imaginary friend Happy (Patton Oswalt, The Goldbergs, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), a blue winged horse with a horn, to find Sax to help her. At first Sax thinks Happy is a delusion of his intoxication but soon realizes that this blue horse is “real,” and the two partner up.

Happy! certainly won’t appeal to all audiences, but I suspect those who do enjoy it will love it. You can easily recognize the show’s graphic novel roots by the over-the-top sex, violence, language, blood, and gore. For those not easily offended by these kinds of things, Happy! is a really fun show. Christopher Meloni is great with the deadpan humor, and the series has an interesting underlying story and some unique characters, along with lots of action and humor. Happy’s ever-cheerful attitude and aversion to bad language is a stark contrast to Sax’s foul mouth and gruff, violent, nothing-to-lose demeanor, so the two play well off one another. Tonight’s premiere is worth checking out, with the caveats mentioned above.

On tonight’s premiere, “Saint Nick,” a hit-man is forced to partner with an imaginary blue-winged horse to rescue a missing child.

Meet Happy and Sax tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/ recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, Designated Survivor, Survivor, Riverdale, Knightfall, MythBusters, and Mr. Robot.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

The last episode of SEAL Team was a hot-button topic for a lot of people, including Jason and his team. They were tasked with transporting three detainees from Gitmo back to Pakistan to exchange for a US soldier who was captured after deserting his post. I won’t go into the whole political aspect of it (I try to avoid politics at all cost on here! LOL), but let’s just say that no one was happy about the assignment – either giving the prisoners back, rescuing the deserter, or having to put themselves in harm’s way by going deep into enemy territory to do it. It was toughest on Sonny Quinn, who had a buddy who was injured on a mission he and Sonny were on trying to find the deserter.

I’m excited because even though this is the last new episode before the new year, this is also when Clay joins the team. He passed training a couple of episodes ago and found a new apartment last week, so he’s growing up right before our eyes. I think he’s well on his way to proving himself to Jason and the others, so hopefully he’ll remember everything he learned during training and testing and won’t act so immature or like a lone wolf hot dog as he did their first time out.

On tonight’s episode, “Rolling Dark,” Jason and the SEAL team must rescue a Russian scientist and his wife and bring them across the Afghanistan border to safety as Chinese and Russian Special Forces close in, intent on stopping them. Also, Clay endures his first day with Jason’s unit.

See if Jason and the team can get the scientist and his wife to safety tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Goldbergs, Iron Chef Showdown, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, American Housewife, Chicago PD, & Criminal Minds.
 

Megan’s Choice

It has been an emotional few weeks on Chicago PD, but last week really had me in tears. We finally met the guy Kim has been seeing, but then we watched as she yet again put her career ahead of her heart. She chose to help Intelligence close their case while screwing her boyfriend’s over and costing him a case they’ve worked on for a couple of years. He wasn’t even remotely interested in forgiving her, and there goes yet another relationship for Kim.

I am interested to see where the rest of the season brings the whole unit – especially Adam, who is playing with fire right now trying to protect his sister by spying on Voight.

On tonight’s episode, “Monster,” the death of Judge Tommy Wells’s daughter puts Intelligence on the track of a pill mill spreading into the suburbs of Chicago and the doctor enabling it. Meanwhile, Voight discovers who’s been leaking information from the 21st.

To find out what Voight does when he finds out about the leak, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

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

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