If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/11/19

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

Last year, I raved about how Future Man was a possible successor to Rick and Morty for scifi comedy. I didn’t expect a second season, but last night at 3AM/2AMc, Hulu dropped a full second season for our binging excitement! The delightful oddity that is Future Man features geeky Josh Futterman as a chosen warrior destined to save earth from the evil Bionics that his boss Dr. Kronish was destined to create. Josh was recruited to perform this task by two time traveling warriors from the future: Tiger and Wolf. Their wild time traveling meandering eventually brought them to a second timeline in which Josh was a douchebro who legally changed his name to Joosh. After accidentally killing him, Josh assumed his place. Without any other ideas on how to beat Kronish, they decided to try to beat the video game again, the game that started it all in the pilot. Josh beat the game, and at the start of last year’s finale, two more warriors come through from the future: Owl & Dingo.

We soon discovered most of their tribe of warriors also got wiped out. There was some initial tension between the two timelines, and they resolved that with an orgy. Soon after, they were plotting a way to work together to infiltrate Kronish’s building. Once they had started though, Tiger adjusted the plan to save a child. Dingo discovered that Tiger traveled back to the 1940s and raised Kronish. She was betrayed and instantly attacked Tiger. Because Owl’s brain started to crap out from some weird future STD, Josh volunteered for a suicide run that would guarantee Kronish was finally killed. Josh confronted Kronish in his office. When he was convinced that he must die, the doctor eventually did himself in with a combination of 100 virulent diseases in a hypodermic. Owl regained control of his brain long enough to help Josh get out alive, but all future people died in the process. Josh got out and took all the credit, eventually seen in an asylum one year “later.” In the closing seconds, his cell crackled with the familiar electricity that preceded a time traveler.

So here we go. Time to binge all of Future Man season two NOW on Hulu!
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

Last week on Hawaii Five-0, MacGarrett teamed up with Danny, Junior, Catherine, Harry Langford, and a couple more old friends in order to track down the man responsible for the attack on MacGarrett and the rest of the men on an old mission, which also included Joe, who died protecting MacGarrett from a bullet. They figured out where he was and went overseas to find him. Once they did, he was hiding in the room with his wife and young son, which brought Steve back to killing the man’s father when he was his son’s age. The best part about it was seeing the almost Ocean’s Eleven feel to it all, using the different ways to keep the guards and people downstairs occupied, etc. Once he was in custody, Steve & Catherine tracked down Greer, and Catherine shot her when she started to point her gun at Steve. It was a fitting end to such a witch of a character.

On the homefront, a man won an auction for a storage locker, and inside he found a bag of bones that he believed was a human skeleton. He got Noelani’s name from a friend and called her. She jumped in the car and drove right over, only to find the guy dead in the storage locker and the bag of bones missing. Tani & Grover investigated and figured out that the guy who’d killed the original victim learned about the storage locker being auctioned off when his money ran out before he got out of prison, so he killed the auction winner and took the bones so no one would figure it out. Luckily, Tani & Grover did after using the GPS on the boat he rented and sending a dive team down after the bones and gun.

It was great to see both Catherine (and I loved seeing the memory of Steve asking her out for the first time!) and Harry Langford (I love Chris Vance!) back. I wish we saw more of both of them. I need Chris Vance back on TV STAT, and I want Steve and Catherine together before the series ends.

On tonight’s episode, “Ka hauli o ka mea hewa ‘ole, he nalowale koke (A Bruise Inflicted on an Innocent Person Vanishes Quickly ),” MacGarrett and Five-0 support Danny and Rachel by determining what happened when Grace gets into a life-threatening car accident and lands in critical condition. Also, Tani helps Koa when his rehab patient goes missing.

Find out how Grace is tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Last Man Standing, MacGyver, The Cool Kids, Hell’s Kitchen, & Blue Bloods.
 

Megan’s Choice

MacGyver returned last week with an incredibly intense episode. Mac and Jack were kidnapped and held hostage by an agent they worked with in the past but believed was dead. This agent locked them in a room and told them the only way out was if one killed the other, but Mac came up with a plan that made it look like he killed Jack long enough for them to overpower their captor. It was fantastic to watch Mac and Jack work together, but it is bittersweet because we all know that the actor who plays Jack is leaving the show, which is bound to cause some shakeups. I’m interested to see what happens next.

On tonight’s episode, “Fence + Suitcase + Americium-241,” the Phoenix teams up with a woman who’s a soccer mom by day but a master thief by night to catch one of her contacts, an underworld criminal, who has hired her to steal a dirty bomb.

To see how this team-up works out, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, Hell’s Kitchen, and Diners, Drive-ins & Dives.

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