If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/7/18

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

This afternoon at 1:45pm ET, BBC America joins other stations around the globe to air a world-wide simulcast of the series 11 premiere of Doctor Who. The new season is a complete reboot for the series, with all new characters, companions, aliens, villains, adventures, and likely TARDIS, plus a whole new team both in front of and behind the cameras. Taking over as showrunner is Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch), and cast as the first female Doctor is Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch). With each new regeneration, the Doctor gains a new personality and new quirks, so it will be interesting to see what the Thirteenth Doctor will be like. She will also be joined by a new set of companions (though that term will no longer be used in the series) – Graham O’Brien (Bradley Walsh, Law & Order: UK), Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole, Hollyoaks), and Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill, The Good Karma Hospital).

I’m curious to check out this latest season, especially since I was one of those who was very much against casting a female Doctor. I hope Jodie proves me wrong and that I find a new favorite doctor in Thirteen – David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor is still my favorite. Over the past few years, I found the series to be in a bit of a decline, despite having some great episodes with each Doctor. I’m hoping some new blood behind the camera can help to revitalize this iconic series, though I’m a bit disappointed that the showrunner has decided to make a complete break from the past, treating this latest season like the start of a completely new series. I’m also curious to meet the new companions. I think the show works quite well with several companions instead of just one – Amy and Rory were my favorite pair since Doctor Who returned to the air, and I’m hoping we get a fun dynamic between the Doctor and this new trio.

On today’s premiere, “The Woman Who Fell to Earth,” a mysterious woman who can’t even remember her own name falls from the sky.

Before today’s world-wide premiere, BBC America will be airing an Ultimate Watch Party pre-show at 1:15pm ET, which will also continue after the episode. Tonight’s special encore of the premiere at 8pm ET/PT (the show’s regular timeslot) will include bonus interviews with Jodie Whittaker and footage from New York Comic Con. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I attended the press conference for the series. You can find my video from the event at NoReruns.net.

Don’t miss the latest season premiere today at 1:45/12:45c.

I’ll also be watching/recording God Friended Me, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, The Walking Dead, Star Wars Resistance, and Kidding.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Megan’s Choice

I went into the premiere of God Friended Me last week getting ready to hate it…but I didn’t. In fact, I actually really enjoyed it. The show centers around a pastor’s son, Miles, who, after the death of his mother, became an atheist. And now he has received a friend request from God. Then after finally accepting the request, he is then given suggestions for friends, and it turns out these are people who need his help. I was very worried that it would be incredibly cheesy, but surprisingly it wasn’t!

Miles went on to save a man’s life and helped a woman find her mom. It was heartwarming and had a little bit of a Touched by an Angel vibe. This isn’t action-packed television. It is uplifting, feel-good TV – perhaps just what the world needs right now.

On tonight’s episode, “The Good Samaritan,” Miles’s dreams come true when a satellite radio company wants to put his podcast on the air; Cara tries to build a relationship with her estranged mom; Rakesh is crushed when he spots Jaya on a date.

To find out how Miles does with his missions from God this week, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS: Los Angeles.
 

Phoebe’s Choice

Do you already how hilarious and entertaining Get Shorty the TV show has been the last two summers, or are you in serious need of a binge watching? I’ve been on board from the jump, so I was excited to see last week’s second to last season two episode. It started with the FBI raid from Amara’s perspective. She got a text from one of her other subordinates that the raid was occurring. She decided to jump out a 3-story building. Landing on an agent’s car, she crushed him and somehow limped away. She stopped a man in a truck and then bashed his face with an iron pole, stole his car, and vanished. Whoa, Amara, you are beastmode brutal!!

Lawrence Budd, the uber powerful Hollywood producer who was overseeing Miles and April’s latest film “Wilderness,” called in a favor from a friend he has in the DOJ. This caused Miles to lose his deal with the FBI, and he was sentenced to 5 years in jail. He begged that Louis’s clemency still be honored, and they granted that. Miles started having visions of the last scene of his film, but it just wasn’t perfect yet. Before going to prison, Miles had a last dinner with his daughter and ex-wife. She will be a few hours away and will occasionally visit. Miles also got to see Louis, whom he reconciled with. Louis told him that the baby will be a boy and that they are naming him Wyatt. Rick decided to go into a minimum-security prison to make it appear he was not working with the FBI against Amara. His prison is like a medium-expense hotel, with nice beds and personal fridges, pictures of their kids hanging in frames on walls, and badminton.

On the outside, April blackmailed Lawrence Budd into getting her job back as producer of “Wilderness.” Inside, Yago found out that the L.A. mob he had been building a friendship with considered him tainted by association with Amara & Miles. Rick used the group therapy sessions in his facility to hash out some lasting issues he had about his father. Miles and Yago tried to figure out how to make it cool with L.A. via gaining favor of their prison don, a guy named “Swayze.” Gladys allowed Louis back into her life as long as he promised to keep the criminal connections out of his life.

At the end, Yago got shivved, but Miles hopped into the fight before he was totally stabbed to death. This earned him a few days in the hole. But that was a blessing in disguise, as he finally saw the ending the way he liked it: with him and his daughter playing the roles of the post-Apocalyptic travelers in the film. Which is awesome and something I was suggesting that they do, like 3 episodes ago.

Well, there’s been no renewal yet, so with season three in doubt, let’s hope they got to do something satisfying for the conclusion. Like fast forward to them finishing the movie, like they did last year?? I’ll be hoping for it.

On tonight’s episode, “Pickle,” Miles tries to salvage a relationship with Emma; and Louis and Gladys prepare to be parents.

Don’t miss tonight’s finale on Epix at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Ballers, Bob’s Burgers, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Family Guy, The Venture Bros. season finale, and Kidding.

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