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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/19/18

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

Last week was a very different sort of Chicago Fire. The alarms went off and both trucks and the ambo rolled out, only to be stopped by black SUVs squealing into the parking lot. It was the FBI, and they were taking over the firehouse, so they needed the trucks and ambo out of the way so they could park their vehicles inside, out of the way of prying eyes. They were going after a guy who killed one of the FBI agents, and they knew he was going to be in the apartment building across from the firehouse. The same apartment building where the father and his young daughter lived who the guys at the station met when the dad ran his daughter over when she was choking on a bite of hotdog.

In the end, Severide and Casey volunteered to go over as firemen and see what they could learn about the apartment the FBI was interested in. Then when the killer showed up, they went in with the FBI behind them dressed as firefighters after getting the father to pull the fire alarm to give them an excuse to come over. It worked, although one of the FBI people caught a bullet to the vest and two bad guys were killed. One sweet thing was Casey got Boden to let Otis drive the truck over to the apartment building. And Severide’s parents broke up again after Severide told his dad that she deserved better.

After seeing the preview for this week, I’m excited because it looks like it’ll be a good episode. Do they suddenly have a way to get rid of the annoying new guy, Cordova? Or is that going to be too easy? Hmm…

On tonight’s episode, “Where I Want to Be,” after responding to a residential fire at a property belonging to a Mexican drug cartel, Casey is skeptical of Cordova (guest star Damon Dayoub) after a hefty amount of money was found missing from the crime scene. Elsewhere, Kidd makes a big decision.

Find out who, if anyone, took the money tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Beat Bobby Flay, & S.W.A.T.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/12/18

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

Poor Otis on Chicago Fire. Boden went to him and offered him a (temporary) job of helping in admin at the station house while he recovers. He showed up to work, and it looked like it would be fine…and then the team got a call-out, and he had to wistfully watch as they left the building without him. He kind of rocked it, though, providing Connie with a super organized list of numbers she needs regularly and then getting info out of a young boy the team brought back after their call at the local swimming pool. And wasn’t THAT a fun one? A live wire had electrocuted the lifeguard and a man trying to rescue her and all the kids in the pool were in danger. They got all the kids to come to them at the edge…except one little boy. Kidd and the new guy (Cordova) had to jump in to get him, and all three BARELY escaped being shocked themselves. And just when Casey started to come around with Cordova, he learned by accident that Dawson had dated him for a little while years before. He was understandably ticked off that Gabby hadn’t told him herself, but he’s a good guy and he got over it — at least, that’s what it seems. Time will tell if that continues! LOL

But the highlight of the episode had to be Otis, who got the boy’s dad’s name (the kid said his mom’s name was Mommy. Too cute!) and their street name, and then he called Dad to come pick him up. Mom stormed in later, claiming Dad wasn’t supposed to have access to the kid. It looked like the CFD was going to be sued, even though they later found the boy safe and sound, but when Otis went to the house to apologize, he realized the couple was actually still a couple and had been scamming the CFD. Otis was pretty awesome in this one. And of course, we can’t forget Kidd trying to impress Severide’s mom… That went over like a lead balloon. His mom seems off somehow, especially since she acted so damaged by Severide’s dad (her ex-husband) but then at the end of the episode, they’d apparently slept together after she went to see him and face her past…and now they say they’re getting back together. Eek! Oh, and Gabby and Brett caught up with two paramedics who used to work for the fire department but who now work for a private ambulance company. Gabby was considering it…until they got caught in the middle of a gang gun battle and the other two hurried away because their company forbids them from taking “high-risk” patients (ie: ones who probably don’t have insurance). Luckily their friends from the firehouse got there in time to keep them safe, since the police showed up slow and late!

So how long will Otis be sidelined? Will it be permanent and he decides he can stay in the office instead? Would that even be possible? And what about Severide’s parents? Somehow I don’t see that one working out.

On tonight’s episode, “When They See Us Coming,” when the FBI takes over Firehouse 51 for an undercover mission, Casey and Severide volunteer to assist with the investigation. Kidd attempts to help Severide come to terms with recent developments he’s been managing.

Check out the FBI investigation and Casey & Severide’s help tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Station 19, Beat Bobby Flay, Impractical Jokers, & S.W.A.T.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/29/18

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

Oh my word. Last week’s Chicago Fire was a mix of highs and lows — from Casey really stepping up to help an abused wife who ended up setting her house on fire after hitting her husband on the head with a baseball bat and Severide and Kidd finally stepping back over the line of friendship and having sex ON THE BAR (a bit unsanitary, no?)…to Crus hurting for money after he spent so much on getting the Slamigan up and running and Otis being severely (maybe permanently?!) injured while on a fire call when a guy’s ammunition started exploding and shot at Otis and Kidd. Thankfully she was only hit in her radio. Otis, though, was shot in the neck. He underwent surgery at the hospital, but the last we saw, it seems like maybe it left him with no feeling in his legs. Eek. That doesn’t bode well for his future as a fire fighter, does it?! It was truly an action-packed two-hour episode and was one of my favorites in a while for the series.

In sad news, the actress who played Boden’s assistant Connie, DuShon Monique Brown, died last Friday of a heart attack. She was always fun to watch on the show because she said so little but had a big impact on the characters — she could “say” a lot with little to no words. Obviously it’ll be a few episodes before they can do anything about it, but I have no idea how they’ll write her out of the series. Maybe she’ll move away to be closer to family. I can’t see them killing her off. That would be too sad. However they do it, she’ll be missed!

On tonight’s episode, “The One That Matters Most,” Herrmann, along with members of house 51, struggle to come to terms with an injury to one of their own, and then must deal with the new temporary replacement (guest star Damon Dayoub). Boden ponders some interesting news while Kidd has a hard time keeping a secret.

See how the group is dealing with Otis’s injuries tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Station 19, Will & Grace, Beat Bobby Flay, Impractical Jokers, & S.W.A.T.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/22/18

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Megan’s Choice

Tonight is the series premiere of Station 19, and I am very intrigued by this show. It’s centered around Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz, Rosewood), who is the daughter of the head of her Seattle firehouse. Andy is extremely by the books and a fierce woman. We will also see the station’s newest member, Ben Warren (Jason George), who fans of Grey’s Anatomy will recognize as Bailey’s husband Ben, who has left the medical world to be a firefighter. The show also stars Miguel Sandoval (Medium), Grey Damon (Aquarius, Star-Crossed, The Nine Lives of Chloe King), Jay Hayden (The Catch, SEAL Team, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Alberto Frezza (Dead of Summer), Danielle Savre (Too Close to Home, Supernatural: Bloodlines), Okieriete Onaodowan, & Barrett Doss.

I’m interested to see how this show progresses, as it is a new member of the Shondra Rhimes universe — a very lucrative universe to belong to. Time will tell if people take to it as quickly as they did Grey’s.

On tonight’s 2-episode premiere, “Stuck/Invisible to Me,” when the team responds to an apartment fire, Captain Pruitt takes a hit, the future of the station’s leadership is in jeopardy, and firefighter Andy Herrera is forced to step up. Meanwhile, new recruit Ben Warren is trading in the scalpel for a fresh start as a firefighter, but it hasn’t been easy and he has a hard time realizing that emergencies in the field are vastly different than those at Grey Sloan Memorial. With the absence of Captain Pruitt, Andy and Jack try to navigate how to work together, and a car accident on a rural road puts both the victims and the crew’s lives at risk.

To check out this new drama, tune in to ABC at 9/8c, followed by the second new episode at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Grey’s Anatomy, A.P. Bio, and Chicago Fire.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/8/18

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, NBC kicks off the hilarious new comedy Champions. Brothers Vince (Anders Holm, The Mindy Project, Workaholics) and Matthew (Andy Favreau, Angry Angel) live in the apartment above the New York City gym, Champions, that they inherited from their father. While Matthew loves his job as head trainer, Vince, who was nearly a pro athlete before taking over the family business, is getting tired of the job and is secretly planning to sell the gym and move to Florida. However, things suddenly get more complicated when Michael (J.J. Totah, Glee, Jessie), the teenage son Vince never met, arrives on his doorstep. Michael had lived all his life in Cleveland with his mother Priya (Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project), Vince’s high school girlfriend, unaware that Vince even existed. Now that Michael has been accepted to a performing arts school in New York City but has no place to live, Priya decides it’s finally time for Vince and Michael to meet. However, Vince knows nothing about being a dad, and Michael is used to limited rules and always getting his way. But the two are stuck with each other in this crash-course on being a family. Other regular characters include gym employees Ruby (Fortune Feimster, The Mindy Project, Life in Pieces) and Shabaz (Yassir Lester, Making History), and Vince’s on-again/off-again girlfriend Britney (Mouzam Makkar, The Vampire Diaries).

I checked out the first three episodes of the series and absolutely love this show – I would have binged even more had the episodes been available. It is a fun mix of both workplace and family comedy that’s almost like a modern day My Two Dads. I really enjoyed this story of a guy struggling to become a father for the first time, while his son is also learning how to compromise and be part of a family. The cast is excellent and play really well off one another. The dim-witted Matthew is easily my favorite character – he constantly had me laughing out loud. I love how gung-ho and excited he is to be an uncle, and how he tries to impart his “wisdom” on Michael, completely oblivious to the fact of how stupid some of his comments are. Meanwhile, Vince tries to juggle both being a good dad as well as the crazy issues that pop up at the gym. This is one of my favorite new shows of the spring, and I can’t wait to see more of it.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” Vince is living every bachelor’s dream, until his high school fling drops off his estranged son.

Meet this fun family and group of friends tonight on NBC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Life in Pieces, Superstore, A.P. Bio, Will & Grace, Gotham, Arrow, and Top Chef.

 
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