If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/16/19

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!

Jenny’s Choice #1

When a big, long-running show ends, it usually marks the end of an era, and that’s truly the case with tonight’s series finale of The Big Bang Theory. All season, we’ve been seeing repeat guest stars, story lines wrapping, and the show preparing the characters and the audience for the end. That’s why getting advance notice of a series ending is so important. That doesn’t mean everything will wrap up with a nice and tidy bow. As of last week, Raj is single again. Sure, he may have a “meet cute,” romance-movie moment where he meets a woman and it looks like she’s the one. But that’s all it’ll be, since we won’t get to see their relationship grow like we have the others – including Stuart and Denise, who said their I-love-yous and agreed to move in together last week! I do hope we at least see Raj get his “moment,” though. And surely one of the characters will be pregnant… Will it be Amy & Sheldon? We know both are open to and/or want kids. Or will it be Penny & Leonard, who are on opposite sides of that wish? Or…will no one end the show with another kiddo on the way? Will Sheldon & Amy win the Nobel Prize? Surely they will, right? Now that Leonard’s relationship with his mom is in as good a place as it can be, there’s no other parental relationship up in the air…except for Howard’s father. Will the series end without so much as a single visit? Or maybe a repeat visit from his surprise brother, who we’ve only seen and heard of that one episode? Ahhh! So much to think of and only an hour left…

Of course, then after the Young Sheldon finale, there’s the half-hour special, where we get a look back at the show, so if you’re a fan, you won’t want to miss it!

On tonight’s first episode, “The Change Constant,” Sheldon and Amy await big news.

Then on “The Stockholm Syndrome,” Bernadette and Wolowitz leave their kids for the first time; Penny and Leonard try to keep a secret; Sheldon and Amy stick together; and Koothrappali makes a new friend, as the gang travels together into an uncharted future.

Later tonight, on “Unraveling the Mystery: a Big Bang Farewell,” actors Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco host a retrospective look at the show, sharing backstage secrets, unforgettable clips, personal memories and favorite moments; features tours of the iconic sets.

Don’t miss the exciting and emotional 1-hour series finale starting at 8/7c and the 30-minute special at 9:31/8:31c, both on CBS.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, another season of NBC’s Superstore comes to an end, with a double dose of new episodes. Last week Amy faced some challenges in her new role as manager when word came down that she had to cut employee hours. At first Dina offered to take the blame for Amy, but once she started hearing everyone’s sad stories, she changed her position, and once again Amy was in the hot seat. Jonah came up with a plan to flood social media with anonymous bad reviews of the store so that corporate would see that they were understaffed and reinstate the hours. However, this backfired when Luanne from the HR department showed up, telling Amy that they determined that the reviews were coming from an employee using the corporate network to post them. As a result of the investigation, Dina finally saw the store camera footage of Garrett accidentally letting her birds out of their cages and was livid he lied to her about the incident. So she got her revenge by lighting his collection of vintage Air Jordan sneakers on fire in the parking lot. Meanwhile, Carol, who recently saw Sandra with her boyfriend, decided to get payback, and turned Sandra in for the bad reviews. Sandra got fired, but as she was walking out, the rest of the employees cheered her on, calling her a hero. Spurred on by all this attention, she started rallying the rest of the employees, demanding they unionize.

Things look like they are about to get worse for Amy. What if all the employees decide to unionize and strike? This can’t be good for her future as manager of the store! I look forward to seeing how this all plays out (it’s great to see Sandra stand up for herself for once instead of being such a pushover all the time!). I wonder if we’ll be left with another big cliffhanger for the fall.

On tonight’s first episode, “Sandra’s Fight,” Amy and Dina visit Cloud 9 corporate to fix problems caused by Sandra’s misguided activism; Jonah tries to sabotage an employee meeting; Garrett tries to prove to his co-workers that he’s a good person.

And in the season finale, “Employee Appreciation Day,” Amy and Jonah find themselves on opposing sides as corporate tries to win over employees by showering them with treats; when the company’s tactics grow more extreme, everyone must band together to save one of their own.

Don’t miss tonight’s double-episode finale on NBC starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, iZombie, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

Last week on S.W.A.T., Hondo was off on his own. First, we learned that Darryl had to get rushed back to surgery, but once he was out, they believed he’d be okay. Unfortunately, they had to take out a lot of leg muscle in the leg he was shot in, so while he should be able to walk, he’ll never be “normal” in that leg. And then Hondo found out the police were looking at Daryl as a thief. Hondo knew that couldn’t be (although he did have a bit of a crisis of faith, where he questioned his mother, “Could he have slipped back into his old ways?”), so he did his own investigating, pulling the police along with him. After visiting Daryl’s father in prison and telling him to back off and let him handle it, he ended up catching the real thief and the one who shot Daryl – Daryl’s boss’s nephew. While Hondo was doing that, the rest of the team was trying to find a man who shot and killed multiple people, including his old boss and another young guy who worked at the diner. Turned out the man’s daughter had died, and the guy kind of went off the rails. The team found him just as he tried to get his ex to kill herself or kill her himself, and he ran. In the end, they found his again and got to him before he could kill himself.

Also going on was a visit to Jessica by Agent Ellen Benson, who wants her back on another undercover assignment. Two weeks prep, two weeks undercover, to help stop a sex trafficking ring. When Jessica went to Hicks to tell him about the opportunity, he said Benson was trying to get Jessica to want to stay on and quit SWAT. He reminded her that she was on the short list for Director of Police Operations, and she says she can do both. He signed off on it but warned her that taking the undercover gig might mean she didn’t get the promotion. And finally, Street was asleep at his old apartment when he heard a noise in the living room. He walked in to find a woman taking the Blu-ray player. He thought it was his mom, but it turned out to be a young woman who said Karen owed her $200 and gave her the keys and said she could take what she wanted. The young woman happened to be Fresno Tina, who sold Street’s credit card information. In exchange for the Blu-ray player, Street got information about his mother’s whereabouts, but FT told him that he might not like what he finds.

Tonight’s finale should be exciting. Hopefully we’ll get an update on Daryl, and I’m interested to learn more about Jessica’s undercover assignment. Also, now that Chris and Street kissed but Chris said they were to forget about it and she told Kira and Ty she’d move in with them, I want to see more on that. And finally, what will Street find when he tracks his mother down??

On tonight’s episode, “Kangaroo,” the SWAT team goes in pursuit again of the militant group The Emancipators, when the criminals hold a live stream kangaroo court to publicly execute city politicians. Also, Hondo fights to lift Darryl’s spirits; Deacon feels unworthy as he prepares to receive one of the LAPD’s highest honors; and Street catches a break in the search for his missing parolee mother.

See if SWAT can take down The Emancipators before the kill anyone else and learn what Street finds out about his mother on tonight’s season finale on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Impractical Jokers, & Beat Bobby Flay.
 

Phoebe’s Choice

I may not have covered Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger since the season two premiere, but this show again continues to just get better and better. With an action-packed New Orleans backdrop, in this corner of the MCU, Tyrone & Tandy are tied together both by their powers and by fate. With an original soundtrack that absolutely slaps and incredible efx for superpowers, this show also leans more toward actual action drama than the campy soap feeling some “Arrowverse” shows deliver. Case in point, Tandy started last week in the Viking Motel, a seedy place where she and other girls were being sex trafficked by the evil villain Andre. His power involves taking memories of hope from women and storing them in a record store on the astral plane, so he was the perfect trap lord super villain. He’d taken enough of Tandy’s hope that her powers don’t work and she was unable to escape on her own.

It got graphic to the point that they showed Tandy being held down and drugs blown up her nose and mouth when she gasped for air. It was a bit intense. Very dark. But this show doesn’t just degrade its heroes for shock value, and soon Tyrone had found a backdoor into Andre’s record store. He explored Tandy’s memories and figured out where she was being held. Meanwhile his mother was holding hostage the cop who killed his brother. She was taking her time considering what to do, but he spent the better part of the episode tied to a chair. It made the chopping of vegetables that much more intimidating.

Andre was absorbed in an attempt to steal the hopes of a social worker named Chantelle, whom we discovered was a voodooiene. Her powers gave her the upper hand in their interaction at first as she explained more about his abilities than he understood on his own. O’Reilly’s Mayhem doppelgänger had snuck into Andre’s astral space as well. With Chantelle distracting him, Mayhem was able to destroy many of the records, giving several women their hope back. Tandy’s powers came back just as Tyrone was showing up with the police as backup, and they went to work kicking Andre’s troops solidly in their asses. Inexplicably just after they reunited though, Tyrone dissipated into a big cloud of that whispy black smoke energy that defines his powers. If it’s not one thing, it’s another.

On tonight’s episode, “Two Player,” Tandy and Evita must go to great lengths when Tyrone is put in a dangerous situation. Meanwhile, Adina looks to someone surprising for help.

Find out who Adina look to for help tonight on Freeform at 8/7c.

I will also be tuning in to watch the Brooklyn Nine-Nine double episodes and the re-broadcast of The Twilight Zone.
 

Megan’s Choice

Watching Ripley’s funeral last week on Station 19 was one of the most emotional scenes I’ve seen on a show in a long time. That said, the scene that made me cry the most was when Vic went to the diner where they used to eat breakfast together and sat alone with her flowers. The juxtaposition between her sitting there depressed next to the bustle of the diner was heart-wrenching. My favorite moment was when Travis was sitting at the bar after the funeral and another firefighter made a comment calling Vic Ripley’s “hot little side piece,” and Travis told him to shut up. Obviously the guy wasn’t the smartest, because instead he asked Travis if he was sleeping with Vic too, so Travis punched him and got into a bar fight. I was incredibly proud of him for standing up for Vic, but I was also super angry for Vic because she deserves way more respect than that. This week is the season finale, so I’m sure we’re going to be left with a lot of frustrating moments, making us anxious to tune in next season.

On tonight’s episode, “Into the Wildfire,” the members of Station 19 pack their gear and head to Los Angeles, California, to help battle a deadly wildfire raging out of control. While the team works to evacuate residents, they meet Terry, and Ben makes a split-second decision that changes both of their lives. Patrick Duffy and Nyle DiMarco guest star.

To see this brave group of firefighters rush to help California, tune in to ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Grey’s Anatomy, Young Sheldon, S.W.A.T., Law & Order: SVU, and The Big Bang Theory.

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