If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/3/19

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

So if you’re anything like me, you go nuts every comic book TV show that they make…and you watch these shows even when they’ve become gratingly awful, which brings us to tonight’s big return, my beloved #SloMoSharkJump: Gotham! This show actually peeled itself back from the ledge of corny and finished strong, making this final season that much more exciting. Last year we saw Selina Kyle, the Catgirl, going into the ER after a shot to her vertebrae by Jeremiah, the Joker. GCPD was busy collecting his bombs, but he promised there was one they didn’t know about. He would only reveal where when Bruce Wayne came to face him. Meanwhile, a small consortium of Gotham’s biggest villains watched Dr. Hugo Strange resurrect the undead Solomon Grundy.

A general showed up to take over as the city was being evacuated and martial law was being put in place. He arrested Gordon for insubordination and ordered him taken out of the city, but Riddler kidnapped him during transit. Ed wanted Jim dead so Lee could finally leave that part of her life behind. He was crushing Jim under a huge industrial-sized press when Lee came in. She convinced Riddler that she was over Jim and ready to leave the city with Ed Nygma that night. Gordon, spared of his crushing death, returned to the police station. Ra’s al Ghul confronted Barbara and invited her to leave the city with him.

She declined. Bruce confronted the Joker, who revealed there were no extra bombs but that he needed to lure Bruce to where al Ghul could kidnap him. He absconded with both young Master Wayne and all the original bombs.

Alfred, Tabitha, Barbara, & the Penguin all went after Ra’s as Gordon realized the bridges were the target for the bombs. He ordered the bridges be cleared. The General again tried to arrest him, but GCPD all turned their guns on him. Knowing that only Bruce’s hand could slay Ra’s al Ghul, Barbara put the blade in Wayne’s hand and guided it into al Ghul’s chest. This happened as all the bridges got destroyed, leaving Gotham an isolated powerless island. As Ra’s disintegrated into ashes, he urged Bruce to “become the Dark Knight.” When it came time to leave the city, Lee decided to stay, so she and Riddler wound up stabbing each other. They kissed before collapsing to die – Hugo Strange found them though, so they were destined to be resurrected. Grundy was returned to life as Butch, but only long enough for Penguin to kill him in front of Tabitha. He wanted revenge for when she killed his mother. Bruce was offered a chance to get out of the city, but he stayed to fight the gangs that were already taking over.

Along with Gordon, Luscious Fox, and a few other cops, there was almost no one left to fight the rise of these pillaging gangs. Which brings us to tonight!!! I can’t wait to see how Bruce and Jim do against this dystopian version of Gotham. So much ass shall be kicked.

On tonight’s episode, “Year Zero,” Jim Gordon and Bruce Wayne face the chaos Gotham City has become. Their mission to keep the city safe becomes more complicated as the villains who survived the attack on the city begin to resurface and claim various territories. Meanwhile, Selina Kyle grapples with how to deal with her uncertain future.

See how Jim and Bruce handle the chaos tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Orville.
 
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Megan’s Choice

The first half of the season on S.W.A.T. was filled with intense cases, character growth, and kickass performance by the team. On the last episode, we saw how Deacon was struggling financially with house repairs, the kids, and life in general, but Luca came to the rescue, despite Deacon not wanting the help. Street and Luca are also living together in the house that Luca bought in a part of town that is considered dangerous due to gangs. They are fixing the house up, and I’m sure the police presence is going to cause a few interesting stories in the episodes to come. I am intrigued to see where the rest of the season goes and what trouble the team gets up to.

On tonight’s episode, “School,” the SWAT team faces difficult reminders of a past school shooting when they receive a warning that a copycat plans to re-enact the crime. As the team races to stop the new threat, they flash back to the day of the tense first mission.

To watch this emotionally charged episode, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Gotham, The Titan Games, and Beat Bobby Flay.

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