If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/16/18

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!

Jenny’s Choice

The other night, I binge-watched 8 episodes of SEAL Team. For some reason, it built up on our DVR and I finally sat down to watch…and I couldn’t stop. I love this show. Last episode started exactly where the previous episode left off: with Jason and half the team going down in flames after their helicopter was hit with a SAM (surface-to-air missile). Thankfully all of the team themselves survived, although they lost the pilots – and, we came to learn late in the episode after a hurt Jason went searching for him on his own, their HVT, Nouri Halani, who lived for a while but then died from his injuries. Jason suffered a leg injury, which he took multiple shots of morphine for in order to go after Halani, and a bad concussion, which caused him to hallucinate several major conversations with one of the dead pilots – at one point, I thought he was seeing the guy as a younger version of himself, with his dad’s name, wife’s name, etc. In the end, the rest of the team was able to make it back to them, help stave off all the enemies who made their way to kill them, and take out the bunker that held the SAM, thereby letting the rescue helicopters finally make their way to the team. And I gotta say, it was awesome seeing Clay step up and take control before the rest of the team got back. He did a fantastic job!

Tonight is the season finale. Lots of story lines to watch out for… Jason is determined to find proof that Cutter is in bed with the Afghanis and behind the death of Echo Team. I can’t imagine much time has elapsed between the helicopter crash and tonight’s ep, so he won’t be over the concussion, which will make it hard for him to do what he feels like he needs to do. Then there’s the huge amount of chemistry we’ve seen lately between Clay and Davis, who are both feeling the pressures of deployment on their relationships with Stella and Danny. I love Clay and Stella, but even I can’t deny the connection he and Davis have had lately.

On tonight’s episode, “The Cost of Doing Business,” after Jason lies about the severity of his concussion to get cleared for combat, he and the SEAL Team plan a final mission to avenge Echo Team’s deaths once and for all before they return home from deployment.

See if Jason and his team can find out for sure who was behind Echo Team’s death and if they all make it home from deployment tonight on CBS at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Goldbergs, Modern Family, American Housewife, & SciJinks.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Phoebe’s Choice

This year’s incarnation of Archer is another jaunt into a past lifetime, courtesy of the coma that the titular character went into at the end of season seven. So after last year’s Dreamland, set in 1947 in a detective noir setting, this year they segued seamlessly into a South Pacific island setting in 1939, with Archer & Pam as a flying team that does tours around the tiny French Polynesian colony of Mitimotu in Archer: Danger Island.

Last week started with Pam & Archer dealing with the fact that the plane is now useless, as the wings were clipped off during Archer’s daring landing the week before. So they must come up with a way to make enough money to repair the plane and also to pay back Mallory for damages. Following up on a rumor Pam had heard, she and Archer decided to search for the presumably valuable idol that was in possession of the native people, led by their Princess Lanaluakalani (Lana). But Siegbert Fuchs (Cyrill), who represented the interests of Nazi Germany, had already offered her a million deutschmarks for it. She agreed to sell it if the Germans would help her overthrow the French, who had oppressed her people for over a hundred years.

Archer & Pam decided to break into Fuchs’s house while he was distracted at Mallory’s hotel, by her new high-class prostitute, Charlotte Stratton (Cheryl). Things with the break-in got messy when their friend Crackers the Parrot (Krieger) shit all over Fuchs’s fancy couch. Back at the hotel, Charlotte had gotten so drunk, she passed out on her date, and Mallory had to rescue her from date rape at gunpoint. Archer et al got away with a hand-drawn copy of a treasure map they found, but her work turned out to be as crappy as the mess Crackers left for Fuchs.

Don’t blink or you’ll miss this whole season, as tonight is already the fourth of eight episodes total that this season gets. But it’s a fun, wild, tropical time, so I encourage the journey!

On tonight’s episode, “A Warrior in Costume,” Archer keeps an eye out for a past nemesis.

Learn what nemesis Archer is waiting for tonight on FXX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be tuning in for what is still the best damned sc-fi show on TV, The Expanse.
 

Megan’s Choice

My PVR is filled with medical dramas, and one of my absolute favorites is Code Black because the way it doesn’t shy away from difficult topics. Last episode, Jesse’s brother was in an accident, which brought him to the ER, where the doctors found out that he had congestive heart failure. Unfortunately, even though the injuries from the accident were small, the congestive heart failure was very advanced and it led to his death. It was incredibly emotional to watch Jesse and his nieces say goodbye to his brother, but I was happy to see how Jesse’s hospital family was there for him.

On tonight’s episode, “The Same as Air,” Elliot doubts his ability as a doctor when he’s sued for his role in the death of a SWAT officer. Also, Willis and Rox arrive at a road rage accident resulting in multiple serious injuries, and Leanne discovers Ariel on an ice cream “date” with Max, a young patient at the hospital.

To find out if Elliot can overcome this speed bump, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Law & Order: SVU and SEAL Team.

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