If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/12/18

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 this morning, Amazon Prime released the 10-episode first season of the new anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. The series is a co-production with Channel 4 in the UK, which already aired 6 of the episodes this past fall. Each of the standalone episodes have been adapted from futuristic and sci-fi short stories written by author Philip K. Dick. The episodes have been penned by a mix of American and British writers. Each episode also features an amazing cast of recognizable actors, including Steve Buscemi, Greg Kinnear, Timothy Spall (Harry Potter), Jack Reynor (Sing Street), Mireille Enos (The Catch), Anna Paquin (True Blood), Terrence Howard (Empire), Sam Witwer (Being Human), Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Mel Rodriguez (The Last Man on Earth), David Lyons (Revolution), Maura Tierney (Parenthood), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Ruth Bradley (Humans), and many more.

I watched about half of the episodes, a mix of the British and American ones, and couldn’t help but be reminded of Black Mirror. This series often depicts a somewhat bleak portrait of the future, where science and technology have become an even bigger part of our lives, bringing both the good and the bad. While I found the writing to be a bit more compelling on Black Mirror, this series does provide some really interesting topics of conversation, as well as an excellent cast. A couple of the episodes also delve into the world of aliens, which I don’t recall any episode of Black Mirror doing…yet. I really enjoy these kinds of anthology shows. While everyone seems to be binging entire seasons in a single sitting these days, this kind of series lets you enjoy episodes at whatever pace you want, jumping around to whichever stories or cast you find yourself most interested in. I look forward to checking out the rest of the season’s adventures.

Check out the entire first season now on Amazon!

I’ll also be watching/recording Child Support, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Taken, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

I wasn’t sure how the season would go for Blue Bloods since they killed off Danny’s wife Linda before the season started, but I’ve been happy so far. It’s driven some emotional stories for Danny and his boys, which has been interesting to watch. (I was going to say fun to watch, but…yeah. Not fun, exactly.) Last week was another good father/son (& daughter/father) story. Erin was working on a change in how police & the DA’s office would handle drug offenses, by putting select offenders in rehab rather than sending everyone to prison. She was trying to follow up with a doctor who went to prison for a lesser drug crime after an injury. Unfortunately, he got addicted to heroine while in prison, and his relationship with his family, including his son, was obviously adversely affected.

On the father/daughter front, it was a story about a journalist who was working on a documentary about a convicted murderer who confessed years ago but who the journalist believed was actually innocent of the crime. Then the journalist went missing, and while Danny was skeptical at first because the guy admitted to the murder, he and Baez figured out the journalist’s source used to be a gang member back in the day and he saw the murder go down…and it was the guy’s daughter. He was covering for her. In the end, she chose to jump out the window to her death, rather than get taken in by the police.

On tonight’s episode, “The Brave,” after Anthony is shot while interviewing a witness for an upcoming murder trial, Erin enlists Anthony’s archenemy, Danny, to find out who was responsible. Also, Jamie and Eddie get in the middle of a standoff between a police lieutenant and a developmentally disabled man posing as an officer, and Nicky prepares to take the police exam.

See how it goes for Nicky as she prepares for the exam tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Blindspot, Child Support, Hell’s Kitchen, MacGyver, & Hawaii Five-0.
 

Megan’s Choice

I’m looking forward to tonight because I have the night off and I’m going to relax with my favorite Friday night show, Hawaii Five-0. Last week’s episode was a very intense one, with a new FBI agent dying in connection to a gang unit. The agent and his team were looking at Adam as a part of the gang problem on the island because of his past, but Steve set him straight right away. After the case was closed, Steve approached Adam and asked him to head up a special unit focused on gang activity. I am excited about this because I adore Adam and think we need more of him on our screens every week.

On tonight’s episode, “O ka mea ua hala, ua hala ia (What is Gone is Gone),” when a man accused of killing his wife threatens to commit suicide, Grover reveals how he too was once on the brink of taking his own life.

To watch this emotional episode as it shines a light on a rampant issue in our society today, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Blue Bloods, Hell’s Kitchen, and MacGyver.

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