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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/27/17

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

If you’ve seen the Taken movies starring Liam Neeson, or if you’re a fan of procedurals, you’ll probably want to check out tonight’s TV spinoff. The new show stars Clive Standen (Vikings) as a younger Bryan Mills (Neeson’s character in the feature films). Mills is a former Green Beret who is dealt a horrible personal tragedy that will shape the rest of his life. He joins a small, elite CIA team, and the show is about his time with the CIA and how he becomes the father and deadly operative we know from the films. The show also stars Jennifer Beals (The Chicago Code, The L Word), Louis Ferreira (Motive), Gaius Charles (Grey’s Anatomy, Friday Night Lights), Brookliyn Sudano, James Landry Hebert, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Michael Irby (Almost Human, The Unit), Monique Gabriela Curnen (The Following), Jennifer Marsala (Lie to Me), & more.

I’ve seen the first two episodes, and I really enjoyed it. It’s full of action and drama, like a little mini-movie in every episode. And it’s heartbreaking at the beginning, even amidst all the fun action. I highly recommend checking out the first few episodes to give it a chance!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” the murder of Bryan Mills’s sister launches him into a dangerous mission for revenge against cartel boss Carlos Mejia. A secret US intelligence agency, led by Christina Hart, covertly uses Bryan as bait to capture Mejia, and in the end recruits Bryan to become a part of their team.

Don’t miss tonight’s exciting premiere on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing 24: Legacy, Kids Baking Championship, Man With a Plan, Superior Donuts, APB, 2 Broke Girls, & Scorpion.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/24/17

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

Last week’s Hawaii Five-0 was a crazy emotional one. Dr. Madison Gray walked into HPD, her hands stained with blood, proclaiming she needed help. She swore her name was…well, something other than Madison Gray, that she was a tourist visiting from Wisconsin. Of course, no one (but the shrink who spent a few minutes with her and then said he thought she had multiple personalities) believed her, but things got tense when the blood tentatively came back as former FBI profiler Alicia Brown’s. Thankfully, she was alive when the team went to her house, and she confronted Gray, who finally let her persona slip only for Alicia to see. So Alicia went back to talk to her at four in the morning and nearly sliced her throat, but Gray convinced her she knew something Alicia would want to know and if she broke her out of there, she’d tell her. I assumed it was the name/location of her daughter’s killer. That’s what Steve and the team thought too, when they went to visit the prisoner who Alicia believed orchestrated her daughter’s murder – but he wouldn’t give them any information, choosing to kill himself instead. Gray drove Alicia out to a house in the middle of nowhere, and in it…she found her daughter, alive! The kidnapper nearly got to them, but they fended him off until Steve and the team arrived and killed him. Of course, by then, Gray had left…only to turn up inside Alicia’s house a few nights later with a gun. She gave it to Alicia and said things weren’t over, that she was going to make Alicia a killer, and that her daughter would only be safe if she pulled the trigger. Alicia told 911 she wanted to report a murder. The screen went black, and then we heard a gunshot.

So did Alicia really kill her? Honestly, I don’t know. I would like to think not, because Alicia just got her daughter back and a chance to really move on. But I don’t have a clue. Hopefully we’ll find out for sure tonight! (Unlike when Grover beat the crap out of his former partner in his former hometown and called the police to turn himself and the other guy in, and we never heard anything after that about any repercussions!)

On tonight’s episode, “E malama pono (Handle with Care),” McGarrett and Danny finally track down the missing uranium, which has been used to build a bomb located in the middle of the jungle. Now, they must carefully extract the unstable explosive through treacherous terrain before it detonates. Singer Darius Rucker guest stars as Desmond Abati, the bomb maker. Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith guest composed multiple cues for this episode.

See if the team can extract the bomb safely tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Grimm, Last Man Standing, MacGyver, & Rosewood.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/23/17

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

Tonight, after The Blacklist midseason finale, NBC will kick off The Blacklist: Redemption. This new spin-off series finds former blacklisters teaming up as part of an elite mercenary group trying to redeem themselves by solving problems governments can’t legally get involved in themselves. Susan “Scottie” Hargrave (Famke Janssen, Hemlock Grove) recruits her son Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) to join her at the Halcyon Corporation and take on some impossible missions. Scottie’s skilled team also includes Nez Rowan (Tawny Cypress, Unforgettable), hacker Dumont (Adrian Martinez, A Gifted Man) and lethal assassin Matias Solomon (Edi Gathegi, StartUp), who has a bad history with Tom.

This show looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun – like a weekly cinematic action/adventure in the vein of Mission: Impossible or Oceans Eleven. I really like how they’ve brought together all these past characters from The Blacklist – some have appeared on many episodes while others just one or two – and have given them this new world to play in. How will these criminals work together? Can they really trust one another? And what kind of cases will they tackle? I’m looking forward to seeing how the series explores Tom and Scottie’s relationship. He only recently learned that his mother was alive, so I’m assuming we will find out more about why and how she left him as a child while also seeing them form a new bond while working together.

On tonight’s premiere, “Leland Bray,” a routine trip to New York turns perilous when ex-operative Tom Keen is recruited by a mercenary chief to help rescue a kidnapped CIA agent.

See how the new series begins tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, The Great Indoors, Life in Pieces, Superstore, Powerless, MasterChef Junior, My Kitchen Rules, Planet Earth II, Top Chef, and Sun Records.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/22/17

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

I’m so happy because tonight is the Major Crimes winter premiere. For the first time in its five-season run, it’s airing on Wednesdays instead of Mondays. I’ve got my fingers crossed that the audience will follow it, since this is one of my favorite shows.

When we last left off in September, the arc of the Dwight Darnell/Zyklon Brotherhood murders finally wrapped up. Dwight’s mother learned that his father (Martin Borja, who worked with the City Housing Authority) set the entire thing up, and she agreed to go in wearing a wire to talk to him. Unfortunately for Martin, she was angry enough that he’d gotten their son killed that she grabbed his gun and killed him before the police could rush in. In the midst of all that was a young boy whose mother was killed. Sanchez had become his foster father, but in the finale, they found the boy’s biological grandparents, which meant Sanchez had to give him up, right as the boy had become happy and comfortable with him. The other big story arc for a while has been Buzz working to solve the cold case of his father’s & uncle’s murders. He finally found the guy (with a little help from Rusty) and had him arrested, but it was a little hollow, since the guy had turned his life around and was a stand-up guy, married with kids of his own. And finally, Flynn! Andy had a heart attack just as the episode was wrapping up. What a way to leave off before the five-month break!

I’ve seen tonight’s episode, and it’s a lot of fun and sets up the remaining half of the season. I can’t wait to rewatch it and catch all the other new episodes after this week’s!

On tonight’s episode, “Heart Failure,” when Captain Sharon Raydor and the Major Crimes Division investigate the murder of a young woman found in the LA River, their case is not only impeded by a secretive PI working for a tech industry millionaire, but also by Deputy Chief Winnie Davis (guest star Camryn Manheim), who regards Sharon as competition for the promotion to Assistant Chief of the LAPD.

Learn Andy’s fate and meet Sharon’s competition tonight on TNT at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Blindspot, The Goldbergs, Hunted, Lethal Weapon, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, black-ish, Bakers vs. Fakers, Chicago PD, Match Game, & Six.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/21/17

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

Tonight, the TBS comedy, The Detour, returns for a second season. The first season was very similar to National Lampoon’s Vacation – the Parker family was on a road trip to Florida under the guise of a family vacation, but patriarch Nate was really on a mission to expose his employer’s deadly plans. Everything that could have gone wrong during the trip did go wrong…and so much more! Nate ended up missing his whistle-blowing opportunity, but it actually worked out for the better, as he was wrong and would have just ended up looking like a fool. However, Nate did learn that partner Robin had some major secret that she was hiding, and twins Delilah and Jared learned that their parents weren’t actually married.

The second season picks up a short time later. Nate is still out of a job, and the family is living in a trailer park in Syracuse. However, a new job opportunity in New York City will send the family on a whole new series of misadventures and Robin to a city that holds many secrets she’s been trying to hide. As I watched the first half of tonight’s double-episode premiere, I was quickly reminded of how much I missed this show! I was laughing out loud throughout. I just love this show’s irreverent humor that doesn’t worry about being politically correct. I am so excited to see what craziness awaits the Parkers in New York City!

On tonight’s first episode, “The City,” Nate is offered a new job in New York City, triggering the family’s move from Syracuse to the Big Apple. Then, in “The Club,” Robin’s ex lures her back to her wild side by visiting a club from their past, sparking Nate’s jealousy in the process. Meanwhile, the kids meet Nate’s new boss.

Find out how the move to NYC goes for the Parkers tonight on TBS starting at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Middle, American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O’Neals, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Wall, This Is Us, New Girl, The Mick, Bones, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Switched at Birth, Face Off, Teachers, and Chrisley Knows Best.
 
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