If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/22/19

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

On the previous episode of SEAL Team, the team jumped out of the plane in order to hike to their target, but Ray’s chute didn’t open. It took a while for them to figure out that his backup HAD opened, but they believed he’d landed in enemy territory. The higher-ups said to finish their objective and Ray would meet them at the exit point. But Jason and the others talked to Blackburn and got the okay to go into enemy territory and find him. It was a very good thing they did, because it wasn’t long before he was found and on the run. Although I did love him hanging in the tree and trying not to move while the two men were below him. If it weren’t for the dang knife he’d dropped! While on the run, Ray sneaked into a small village (which made me very happy to live where I do…) and ended up taking a woman hostage when she walked into her home and found him. He threatened her life if she yelled out to the other villagers, but his crisis of faith finally came to a head when (I think?) she started praying. He realized he couldn’t just execute her, that if this was God’s plan, then he’d either get caught or escape before she could alert them. He finally let her go and ran out the back, and just before he could get captured or killed, his team appeared. Then Mandy spoke to her counterpart in that area and was able to convince her (ie: bribe her with the leaked location of a terrorist her country wanted, even though Mandy giving her the location would be without her boss’s boss’s boss’s or whatever consent) to send in a rescue helicopter to grab the team – and grab them they did. They lowered a rope, and each member clipped themselves to it, and off it went, the team flying on the rope in a row below it! It was awesome.

Other big news was Stella came to visit Clay to see how he was doing. He told her all about Swanny and the fight he’s now undertaken on Swanny’s behalf. It was a good visit, and I actually have hope that MAYBE there will be a reunion between the two of them. Clay also visited his father in the hopes that maybe his dad will take the fight on himself and use his position at the public access TV to help out. And FINALLY, Lisa went to visit her sister in order to invite her to her OCS graduation, and the visit didn’t go well. Her sister blames her for their other sister’s death, and she was kind of a witch to Lisa. She didn’t show at the graduation, which meant Lisa had no one there to support her and see her graduate…until Clay slid into the reserved seat. It was a sweet moment.

So tonight’s finale… Stella and Ash Spencer are back, so hopefully we’ll see some movement on the Clay/Stella and Clay/Swanny’s medal/TBIs fronts. And Commander Shaw is back, which means he’s still going to try to split up the team. I mean, even if he does, it can’t last, since without the team, there wouldn’t be a show, and it’s already been renewed for next season. Still… I hope if he does split them up, it doesn’t last long into next season!

On tonight’s episode, “Never Out of the Fight,” Bravo team’s future is on the line when Commander Shaw recommends they be split up, but Jason’s unit has one final mission to prove him wrong.

Find out Commander Shaw’s decision tonight on CBS at 10/9c.
 
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Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, ABC will be airing the live 90-minute primetime special Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons”. This tribute to two classic sitcoms will feature an all-star cast recreating an original episode of each series. The special will be hosted by the creator of the series, Norman Lear, and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, and the episodes will be directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows.

The All in the Family cast includes Woody Harrelson as the cantankerous Archie Bunker and Marisa Tomei as his wife Edith. Ellie Kemper will play their daughter Gloria Stivic, and Ike Barinholtz will star as Gloria’s husband Meathead, Archie’s nemesis.

For The Jeffersons, Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes will take on the roles of George and Louise Jefferson, and Anthony Anderson will play Uncle Henry. Will Ferrell and Kerry Washington will appear as Louise’s friends Tom and Helen Willis, and Justina Machado will play housekeeper Florence Johnston.

Other actors who will appear in the episodes include Sean Hayes, Jackee Harry, Stephen Toblowsky, Amber Stevens West, and Jovan Adepo.

It should be a fun night. I’m curious to see how relevant these shows will still feel today, and the live element should add a bit of excitement to the special. Following the 90-minute special will be a 30-minute look back at these two classic sitcoms.

I’ll also be watching/recording Whiskey Cavalier, The Amazing Race, What We Do in the Shadows, and Happy!.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

My second pick of the night are the finales of Chicago Med & Chicago PD. Last week on Med, Caroline lied to Dr. Charles about having a new job waiting for her back in Minneapolis that was too good to pass up, so she was going to go back home and take it, seeing a doctor there to continue her trial. Dr. Charles begged her to stay, even going so far as to getting her a probable job offer for the university there in Chicago, but she got angry that he wasn’t listening and was trying to make decisions for her and stormed off. He asked her to meet him that night after work and gave her a letter he’d written to the hospital, saying he was quitting. He said he wanted to move back with her, that he’d loved being close to her again. She broke down, telling him she’d lied, that there was no job, but the cancer was spreading and the trial wasn’t working. She’d wanted to go off and get worse without them having to see it. He asked her to marry him, and she said yes!

Meanwhile, the other relationships weren’t on such happy notes… Maggie met her (transgender) sister’s boyfriend, and he seemed like a great guy…until Will happened to see him hit her out in the parking lot. He convinced her to come in and let him examine her after she passed out, but when Maggie found out what had happened, she tried to convince her sister to leave him. When she wouldn’t, she took Will & went and found the guy at work and threatened him to leave her sister alone. He called her sister a freak and said fine, he was done with her. Maggie told her sister she’d scared him off, making her the bad guy so her sister didn’t get her heart broken, but it may have damaged their relationship for good.

Ethan showed up to pick up April for work, but April wasn’t ready. She was still holding the baby while Emily showered, but Emily begged for a few more minutes (of peace and quiet and alone time) in the shower. Ethan said he’d hold the baby while April got ready, and they agreed to meet Emily at the hospital in a little bit when she came to see Bernie. Unfortunately, Emily never showed up. They took the baby up to the daycare, and when they got home after work with him, April realized all of Emily’s clothes were gone. She and Ethan took care of the baby and ended up…reconnecting…after he went to sleep. Unfortunately, Emily showed up in the middle of the night, apologized, said she’d gotten overwhelmed and scared and left for Vegas, but she was back and wanted the baby, that they were going to go see Bernie. April & Ethan told her the hospital was no good place for a baby, and Emily argued they couldn’t keep her from her son. They got her to agree to put him back to bed and talk about it the next day…but I am wondering if they’ll have gotten up the next morning and Emily will have taken the baby and left. I guess we’ll find out tonight!

And finally…Connor. He visited his dad, who wished him a happy birthday. Connor was surprised he remembered, and they shared a good memory of one of his childhood birthdays, but his father told him he was wrong, that his mother hadn’t planned the party he remembered, that the nanny had done it all because his mother had been in bed, in the middle of a depressive episode. Connor yelled that he was lying and stormed out. He went to his father’s house and talked to the maid, who it seemed like he had a good relationship with, and she got out the photo album that included his 7th birthday. Sure enough, his mother wasn’t in any of the photos. In fact, she wasn’t in many at all in that whole album. He went back to the hospital to talk to his father again and apologize…only to walk in on them performing CPR. Connor took over, but by then, they were ready to call it, and Ava pronounced him dead. Heartbreaking, when it seemed like Connor and Cornelius might have turned a new leaf. Connor was talking with Robin about it and, as Ava walked by below, he wondered what else he’d been wrong about. Since both Colin Donnell (Connor) and Norma Kuhling (Ava) not returning next season, you have to wonder if they’re going to reunite and transfer to another hospital! LOL Whew! Long recap. 😉

Last week’s PD was all about trying to take down Kelton in order to protect the team, especially with him in the background reopening the case of the dead guy who Ruzek claimed to have accidentally killed, when it was really a drugged-up Antonio who accidentally killed him. (Oh, and they took down a major drug cartel guy from Mexico, too, after he killed a 17-year-old kid who stole a brick of heroin from him and tried to sell it to an undercover Kevin…) Voight got Trudy to get in touch with a big-name journalist who wasn’t afraid of Kelton, and after she finally spoke to the former detective who told Kelton about the serial killer who Kelton then buried the information about, she printed that in the paper about Kelton. But Kelton got to Katherine Brennan, and she took the fall on national TV, claiming to be the one who wrote the email that buried the serial killer news. So now Kelton is going to come at Intelligence with guns blazing because he’s gotta know it was Voight who set him up to fall, and with Jon Seda (Antonio) not coming back next season, somehow he’s gotta be going down – whether it’s because of this or he slides back down the drug path or what, we’ll find out tonight.

On tonight’s episode of Chicago Med, “With a Brave Heart,” Dr. Charles and Caroline set some major plans. Ava fights to keep her relationship with Connor. Agent Lee informs Will of news that may put his life in danger.

And on the episode of Chicago PD, “Reckoning,” with Kelton’s (guest star John C. McGinley) election all but assured, Voight and his team must go off book in a last-ditch effort to save Intelligence from getting axed.

See how the season ends for these two great shows tonight on NBC at 8/7c & 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Amazing Race, Chicago Fire, MasterChef, Dinner Takes All, Guy’s Grocery Games, Best Room Wins, & The Butcher.
 

Phoebe’s Choice

Five years ago, I had no idea who Jordan Peele was. Never heard his name, mayyyybe saw him in a supporting role somewhere, but I couldn’t place him in a crowd. Holy crap what a difference five years makes! From the hugely successful movie Get Out to his plethora of TV work leading through to the delightful recent anthology sci-fi show Weird City, he is hard to miss these days. Additionally he is now is the host to the latest reboot of The Twilight Zone, serving in the Rod Serling narrator role as well as producing the show with a co-creator credit. They have not shied away from highlighting very 2019 topical themes, like the episode “Replay” that covered an African American mom forced to watch her son shot by a cop in a number of time-loops she controls through a camcorder.

Last week’s installment, “Point of Origin,” put a Twilight Zone twist on the contemporary immigration debate. It starts with a young mother named Eva, who was asked for help faking paperwork to help her cleaning lady’s son go to a better school. Right after she agreed, a dystopian police force stormed in to take the housekeeper, Anna, away. After she lost her nanny, Eva kind of floundered as a mom. This strangely led to her being apprehended by some government agency.

They were after immigrants from another dimension, who had lost their world to man-made destruction. Eventually she realized the recurring nightmares she had were actually memories from her home world when she was a child. Eva was a bonafide alien, baby!! There was a whole escape sequence which led to the tragic but #predictable rejection from her husband and kids. Of course then agents showed up to drag her back to the holding facility kicking and screaming.

Okay, this was NOT the best episode of the season. But overall this show is amazing, so don’t get discouraged. I for one am tuning in to watch it, and I highly recommend you do too. Because of the weird 3AM broadcast slot, I’ll likely watch it in the morning, but either way, this show is fun and spooky. Tune TF in!

On tonight’s episode, “The Blue Scorpion,” the emergence of the elusive Blue Scorpion leads anthropology professor Jeff Storck to his most personal research project yet.

Check it out after it premieres overnight on CBS All-Access at 3:01AM/2:01AMc.

I’ll also be watching Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and binging more of Catch-22 over on Hulu.
 

Megan’s Choice

It has been an incredible season for Chicago Fire, and I am sad it’s coming to an end for the year. Severide and Kidd are destined to be together and they seem to be working on getting back to that point, which hopefully will happen before the end of this episode. A couple that I never really saw coming is Brett and Casey, but they are headed toward being a couple, and I am coming to terms with it, even though I loved him with Dawson. There is definitely some intense tension between them, so it will be amusing to watch it unfold more in the future. Overall, I’m interested to see if these couples can sort their romantic lives out while still working on catching the arsonist that Severide is hunting – who turned out to be the woman he thought was a victim/witness!

On tonight’s episode, “I’m Not Leaving You,” Severide and Kidd continue to investigate Benny’s old arson case, unexpected news leads Brett to ponder a big decision, and all hell breaks loose as the season concludes.

To see if Severide can catch the white whale he’s been searching for, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Chicago PD, Chicago Med, SEAL Team, Whiskey Cavalier, The Amazing Race, Guy’s Grocery Games, and MasterChef.

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