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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/30/19

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Last week, FOX’s 9-1-1 kicked off its third season and left viewers with a big cliffhanger. In last week’s premiere, Buck has recovered from last season’s near-fatal accident and was anxious to return to work. He had been cleared to go back to work but suffered a pulmonary embolism at a party that Bobby and Athena had thrown for him to celebrate his passing of the LAFD re-entrance exam. After this, Bobby informed Buck that he was going to be relegated to desk duty. All Buck has ever wanted to do is be a firefighter, and now he’s wondering what he’s going to do with his life. Meanwhile, Eddie asked Buck to babysit Christopher while he was at work, so Buck took him to the boardwalk. But as the episode ended, they were out on the pier and a huge tsunami was about to come crashing ashore. Everyone started running and panicking, but it seemed unlikely that they were going to be able to completely outrun the wall of water and destruction coming their way.

I can always count on this show for big, over-the-top craziness. Last week we had a teen stuck in a speeding, out-of-control sports car and a missing woman whose baby was stolen from her womb. And you don’t really get bigger than a tsunami, so I am looking forward to seeing the continuation of that in tonight’s episode!

On tonight’s episode, “Sink or Swim,” a massive tsunami hits the Santa Monica Pier, jeopardizing the lives of both Buck and Christopher.

Get swept away by the scary excitement tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Good Doctor, Bob Hearts Abishola, All Rise, Bluff City Law, and Prodigal Son.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/23/19

Welcome back, fall TV! We’ve sure missed you around here! Because there’s so much on this week, we have multiple picks almost every night. Mostly we’ll feature some new shows, but some returning faves may or may not make the list as well. So check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice #1

My first pick tonight is the new drama on CBS, All Rise, although I’d coin it almost a dramedy, rather than a straight drama. I’ve seen the first couple of episodes, and there’s a lot to laugh about in addition to the courtroom drama action. The show stars Simone Missick (Misty Knight on Marvel’s Luke Cage & Marvel’s The Defenders) as Lola Carmichael, former deputy district attorney turned newly appointed judge. Despite what her new judicial assistant Sherri (Ruthie Ann Miles, probably most famous for her roles on Broadway, but she was also in a few episodes of The Americans as well) advises her, Lola is determined to push the boundaries and challenge the expectations of what a judge can be. Unlike the older, stuffier judges who push cases through in rapid fire, Lola is determined to give each case her all, no matter how backed up her case files are. It’s that caring concern mixed with the humor she brings that makes her fun to watch.

Also starring are Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie) as Mark Callan, a deputy district attorney who has been best friends with Lola since college; Marg Helgenberger (CSI) as Supervisory Judge Lisa Benner, an influential, powerful woman tasked with overseeing Lola’s transition into her new job; Jessica Camacho (Taken, The Flash, Sleepy Hollow) as Emily Lopez, a young, empathetic public defender; J. Alex Brinson (Travelers) as Luke Watkins, a court bailiff by day, law student by night who takes a liking to Emily; and Lindsay Mendez (best known for her roles on Broadway) as Sara Castillo, a court reporter and reliable source of intel and advice.

I really loved this pilot. It’s funny, but it’s got heart too, and I can’t wait to see more.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael works to get justice for people amidst a flawed legal process.

Meet Lola, Mark, and the others tonight on CBS at 9/8c.
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