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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/15/18

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!

Megan’s Choice

Station 19 has wasted no time pulling on our heart strings and keeping us on the edge of our seats this season. Sullivan has tried being extremely hard on the firefighters at the station house, but that backfired when he got offside and Andrea yelled at him. She apologized, but I think she actually got through to Sullivan, because he is now trying to get to know his team and wants to have a meaningful chat with Andrea sometime when they’re off duty. I’m interested to see if he can win her over so the rest of the house follows suit.

On a different note, this Bailey and Ben separation is emotionally draining for me! When Bailey was sobbing and told him that worrying about him was literally breaking her heart, I cried right along with her…but she needs to get over it. She needs to understand that he is a firefighter now, and if she loves him, she will learn to deal with it.

On tonight’s episode, “Weather the Storm,” as the team gathers for a Friendsgiving celebration at Dean’s, a violent windstorm touches down in Seattle. As the storm picks up speed, creating dangerous fire conditions, the crew must put the festivities on hold and report for duty, leaving some of them in a life-threatening situation.

To watch the team deal with the crazy storm, tune in to ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, I Feel Bad, Legacies, Grey’s Anatomy, S.W.A.T., and The Good Place.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/31/18

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

I was on this week’s TV Times Three podcast, and at the end of it, I gave my recommendation of SEAL Team. It’s been on point this season, especially the last few episodes. Last week, while the rest of Bravo Team was in Mumbai trying to find and rescue a US Foreign Service officer who was being held hostage by a group of radicals who’d targeted sites all over the city to infiltrate and shoot up (they killed hundreds of people – men, women, and children), Jason was still at home, trying to deal with the sudden death of his wife (ex-wife? I can’t remember if they’d gotten divorced yet or not…) and suddenly being a single parent to two teenagers. His plan was just to go, go, go, to carry on with what needed to be done in life, using Alana’s calendar like it was his new religion. When Emma refused to go with him to talk to her counselor about college, he went alone. While he was gone, his mother threw out the calendar, trying to convince him the kids needed him to be present, there and then, for them, rather than trying to focus on the future. Emma finally came out of her room and grabbed a photo off the bookshelf of him and her mom. She asked about it, and they shared a sweet moment.

He’d found a package when he got home from the school, and when he finally opened it, he found a scrapbook/photo album Alana had had made and obviously planned to give him. There were lots of pictures of the two of them, of the kids, and of them all as a family. He suddenly had an idea, and he roused the kids and forced them out with him. When he finally got them where he wanted, a spot out in the middle of nowhere where you could look out over the city, he explained it was their mom’s favorite spot, that she always said she could see tomorrow. He told him a story about his early days in the military, when he froze climbing a rock face. He was told then to look just ahead of him to do what he had to do right then, not look into the future, and it was what he still did. It was easy to see he was going to have to change that some now that Alana is gone. He ended that visit by showing them a tree where they’d carved Alana loves Jason. He then took his knife and added to it to include the kids. It was really touching. Then at the end, Jason met with one of his superiors and resigned, saying the team was in good hands with Adam, but Jason’s kids needs him.

Meanwhile, the team found the hostage and were able to rescue him safely, even after learning several of them were probably wearing suicide vests (which they were). It was good to see them all working together without some of the tension we’ve been seeing being Clay and Ray with Adam at the helm. But then they had to put the FSO into the truck to be sent to safety while they went to the local university to rescue some US students in hiding from some of the radicals. They came under gunfire…and fade to black.

I’ve seen tonight’s episode, and it’s just as emotion- and action-packed as last week’s episode. It’s one of my favorite episodes of the series, so I highly recommend you check it out tonight!

On tonight’s episode, “Say Again Your Last,” while tasked with rescuing a group of American students held hostage in Mumbai, Bravo Team suffers life-threatening injuries.

To see what injuries the team incurs and how they all handle it, tune in to CBS at 9:01/8:01c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/30/18

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

The Conners has pretty seamlessly picked up where Roseanne left off, minus the titular character. It feels a lot like the same show, with the more prominent focus on the other characters. Like last week, a lot of the focus was on Darlene, her soon-to-be ex-husband David, his girlfriend Blue, and David & Darlene’s daughter Harris. (Mark was mentioned but wasn’t really featured much.) Not only was David late to a parent-teacher conference about Mark, but he brought his slightly strange girlfriend Blue. Surprise, Darlene! Yeah, perfect place to meet your husband’s girlfriend… That’s when Darlene found out David & Blue planned to have the kids stay the night with them, much to Darlene’s (again) surprise. Darlene agreed, but she quickly regretted that decision when David came over the next morning to say that Harris had had a boy over and they’d had sex. And (again) surprise, David was working and not at home when it happened, but Blue talked about it beforehand with Harris and gave her permission to have the boy over. Darlene was livid and went OFF on Blue. I was cheering for her. Blue SO stepped over the line on that one. Darlene told David he could have the kids over again but ONLY if he were there the whole time. Blue was not to be left alone with either of the kids again. David agreed. But she also brought up the fact that now that things seem to be serious for him and Blue, it’s time the two of them sign divorce papers. Boo. Hiss. I know he’s busy on The Big Bang Theory, but come on! *sigh* Anyway, Darlene had a talk with Harris on the way home and told Harris she could tell her anything. Harris said she knew that and said the boy hadn’t texted her back yet and asked her mom if they could stop and get the morning-after pill. It was a sweet conversation on a touchy subject.

The other major story line was Becky and Dan. Dan told D.J. that he was really busy on the job site and asked if D.J. wanted to work with him to earn some extra money. D.J. said he was too busy with his job as a vending machine repairman. Becky overheard and said she needed the extra money because she wanted to buy a new trailer. Dan was hesitant but finally agreed. Unfortunately, Becky showed up with a water bottle filled with…vodka, and Dan figured it out right away after watching her take a swig. He called her out on it, said if she got herself or someone else hurt on the job because she’d been drinking, he’d lose his company. She came to him later and admitted she had a drinking problem (and there’s a big DUH from the audience), that what started out as drinking to get through work had now become drinking all day. They agreed on her working part-time, and he gave her six weeks to get sober and stay sober or he’d have to fire her. It was a great moment between the two of them, seeing her admitting the problem she had and him being supportive but tough.

On tonight’s episode, “There Won’t Be Blood,” it’s Halloween, the favorite time of year for the Conners, but an email from the school banning certain costumes, including Mark’s, sets off an argument between Dan and Darlene. Jackie introduces someone new to the family at the Halloween party and insists that Dan vet him, only to immediately wish that she hadn’t. John Billingsley (Intelligence, True Blood, Star Trek: Enterprise) & David Paymer (I’m Dying Up Here, The Good Wife) guest star.

See how the Conners handle their first Halloween without Roseanne tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing NCIS, The Kids Are Alright, Chopped, FBI, Lethal Weapon, The Little Couple, NCIS: New Orleans, The Rookie, & The Guest Book.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/24/18

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

The Goldbergs is still one of my favorite comedies. I love, love, love all the 80s references and episode themes. Last week took me right back to school, when my mom would chaperone field trips. Adam and his class were taking a field trip to Hersheypark, and after his friends told him they’d banned their parents from being chaperones, Adam laid down the law with Beverly. She got him, though, by giving him one of her famous “guilt letters.” When the other parents found out about them, they begged her to teach them, and she did, although she told them to write their own, not just copy hers. Each of Adam’s friends got a letter, so suddenly all of them had a parent chaperoning the trip, Adam included. Unfortunately for Beverly, none of the parents took her direction and just copied her letters, and Adam and his friends compared them, quickly realizing they’d been played. In the end, it was another heartwarming moment, where Beverly and Adam came to an agreement: She would stop chaperoning and he would take the time for actual conversations with her – such as when she asked him about his day after school. That’s actually a very similar conversation I had with my own son when he was still in school, so it was weird & fun seeing it play out screen!

Also on that episode, it was Career Night at school, and Geoff finally admitted that he not only was grossed out by eyeballs but didn’t want to become an eye doctor, no matter how hard his father the eye doctor was pushing him toward it. Instead, he chose to “intern” with Murray at the furniture store. While it was obvious that wasn’t what he wanted to do for the rest of his life, it did allow him to work things out with his dad. Barry, on the other hand, had a blast and actually learned a lot interning for Geoff’s dad. We know from way back in the series that Barry did indeed go on to become a doctor in real life, but I don’t know if he became an eye doctor or not. It’s funny regardless!

On tonight’s episode, “Mister Knifey-Hands,” despite Beverly’s wishes, Jackie’s parents allow Adam to watch A Nightmare on Elm Street (which is the exact reason I picked this episode to recommend!) and a disagreement between the families ensues. But Beverly dreams of facing off with horror icon Freddy Krueger (guest star Robert Englund), which teaches her an important lesson about her son’s relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile, Erica realizes she’s not as popular as she once was when she starts hanging out at William Penn Academy, despite the fact she’s no longer a student there.

See how Adam handles Freddy tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chicago Med, American Housewife, Chicago Fire, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, SEAL Team, Single Parents, Chicago PD, & Criminal Minds.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/23/18

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, TBS’s comedic anthology series The Guest Book returns for a second season, with a reboot of sorts. As the second season opens, we learn that the ever-scheming Vivian (Carly Jibson, One Mississippi) lost her bar and has decided to make a fresh start to her life, leaving Mount Trace for a warmer climate. She is joined by food delivery guy Eddie (Eddie Steeples, My Name Is Earl), and the two end up in the small oceanside community of Mabel Beach. Vivian gets a job at the local diner, Emmy Lou’s Grill, which is run by Tommy (Dan Beirne, Fargo) and his pregnant fiancee Nikki (Kimiko Glenn, Orange Is the New Black). Tommy’s mother also owns a local vacation property, the Barefeet Retreat. Meanwhile, Eddie is back to delivering food but sleeps on the beach, which is where he befriends local handyman Bodhi (Jimmy Tatro, American Vandal). Each episode features new guests checking into the Barefeet Retreat and recounting their adventure in the property’s guest book. The series also follows the continuing story involving those who run and work at the diner and vacation home.

I wasn’t aware that the series was going to change to a new town and feature new regular characters each season, so I was a bit surprised and disappointed to not see Garret Dillahunt in tonight’s premiere. However, I really enjoyed the new characters and new setting. The series is just as fun as the first season, and I look forward to seeing what crazy guests and odd situations will arise this year. The series has an amazing lineup of guest stars for season two: Pete Davidson (SNL), Will Arnett (Arrested Development), Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire), Matt Walsh (Veep), Lisa Rinna (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Martha Plimpton (The Real O’Neals, Raising Hope), Nat Faxon (Friends from College), Michael Rapaport (Atypical), Steve Zissis (Togetherness), Allison Tolman (Fargo), Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together), Sufe Bradshaw (Veep), Nadine Velazquez (My Name is Earl), Darrell Britt-Gibson (Barry), Adhir Kalyan (I Love Dick), Joey “Coco” Diaz (I’m Dying Up Here), Matthew Moy (2 Broke Girls), Michael Cassidy (People of Earth), Kether Donohue (You’re the Worst), Lexi Ainsworth (General Hospital), and Jon Bass (Miracle Workers), plus some of the regulars from first season will return!

On the first half of tonight’s two-episode premiere, “Finding Reality,” Tara and Derek rent Barefeet Retreat in an attempt to improve their marriage, which has been complicated by Derek’s addiction to VR. Guest stars for the premiere include Joey Diaz, Kether Donohue, & Nat Faxon. Then in “Under Cover,” Rob and Shelley rent Barefeet Retreat to lure in their next mark, a woman named Angel who is abusing every substance that can be abused; Vivian develops a crush on Bodhi; Nikki goes into labor. Guest stars for episode two include Martha Plimpton, Sufe Bradshaw, & Will Arnett.

Take a retreat of your own tonight on TBS starting at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Kids Are Alright, black-ish, The Rookie, This Is Us, The Flash, Mayans M.C., and The Purge.
 
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