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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/1/18

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

Late tonight (early Friday morning), Amazon is putting up the entire first season of Absentia, starring Stana Katic (Castle). Katic plays FBI Agent Emily Byrne, who disappeared while hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers and was later declared dead. Six years later, she’s found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive, and with no memory of her missing years. In the meantime, her husband has remarried. Not only that, but she finds herself implicated in a new series of murders. Patrick Heusinger (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back) plays her husband Nick, another FBI agent who struggles with guilt that he stopped looking for Emily. And now he’s supposed to bring her in for the new murders. Wanting to prove her innocence, Emily goes on the run, but she ends up putting herself and her family in even more danger. The show also stars Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey), Neil Jackson (Sleepy Hollow), Angel Bonanni (False Flag), Richard Brake (Game of Thrones), Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones), Paul Freeman (The Dogs of War), Bruno Bichir (Narcos), and Patrick McAuley (The Conjuring 2).

This may be too much of a drama for me, but I want to support Stana Katic in her first big project after Castle, especially after the way ABC treated her by firing her at the end of (what turned out to be) the final season. And the fact that Patrick Heusinger is quite good-looking doesn’t hurt! LOL

Check out the entire first season on Amazon late tonight/early Friday morning.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Top Chef, Will & Grace, A.P. Bio, Beat Bobby Flay, Chicago Fire, Impractical Jokers, & S.W.A.T..
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/2/17

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

There were several shows I was most looking forward to this season, all of which have the same feel and are in similar genres – The Brave & SEAL Team being the first two. The third? CBS’s S.W.A.T., starring Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds). The show comes from Shawn Ryan (if you were a fan of The Unit, Chicago Code, or The Shield, you’ll know the name), so I knew automatically between him and Shemar Moore, I’d have to check it out. Moore stars as a locally born SWAT sergeant, former Marine, Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, who is tasked suddenly to run the SWAT unit he’s a part of. Being raised in the area of LA that he was, Hondo has a tie to the community that the others don’t, and he hopes to be able to bridge the gap between his community and the cops.

His team includes: David “Deacon” Kay (Jay Harrington, Better Off Ted), an experienced SWAT officer; Christina “Chris” Alonso (Lina Esco, Cane, Open), a skilled officer & the team’s canine trainer; Dominique Luca (Kenny Johnson, Secrets & Lies, Bates Motel, & a whole host of guest spots on shows), an expert driver; Victor Tan (David Lim, Quantico), a relatively new SWAT officer who regularly uses his confidential informants in the community to help the team; and Jim Street (Alex Russell), a cocky but promising new member of the group. Jessica Cortez (Stephanie Sigman, The Arrangement ) oversees the unit as the captain of LA Metro, and Jeff Mumford (Peter Onorati, Murder in the First & a bunch of guest spots) leads another LA-based unit who has an intense rivalry with Hondo’s team. And finally, Louis Ferreira (whom I loved on Motive) is a recurring character with kind of a sad story line.

I have seen a handful of episodes so far of this show, and I really enjoy it. I liked it more and more each episode as I got to know the characters. There’s plenty of action, drama, and even a little romance to boot, so it’s got something for everyone. I hope you’ll give it a chance!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” a locally born SWAT sergeant, former Marine Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson is newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles.

Don’t miss the exciting premiere tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Chopped, Impractical Jokers, Will & Grace, Great News, Beat Bobby Flay, & Chicago Fire.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/9/17

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 Chicago Fire was so sad! After beating cancer because of Severide’s bone marrow donation, Anna moved to Chicago to be closer to him. Their relationship was going well until a few episodes ago, when bam! We were hit with the news that her cancer was back and in her bones. Although she tried to push him away, Severide wouldn’t give up. Unfortunately, last week, after they said “I love you” for the first time to one another, Anna opted to go for a DNR order, and when she passed away, there was nothing Severide could do but grieve. It was heartbreaking to watch. Also heartbreaking was the widow (Severide helped save from a burning house) who wouldn’t leave her house because of the memories there. In the end, he went back and helped her save some of the memories so she could take them with her but stay safe. It was very touching but so sad when he told her his girlfriend had passed away.

On a good note, Casey and Boden worked it out so Kannell didn’t have to take the fall for his lieutenant’s error but his lieutenant’s memory wasn’t tarnished either. Then Casey set about convincing him to come back to work, even offering a spot at 51 when Kannell said he couldn’t go back to his house with the rest of his team gone. And finally, Brett had an interesting week… First, she and Dawson helped save a girl who fell while going up a climbing wall after she and her boyfriend broke into a gym-type place. They figured out she had an internal decapitation and got her safely secured on a weird backboard-type thing. Aside from that, when Brett learned Otis and Cruz were looking for a roommate, she convinced them to give her a shot. It was a rocky start, but they eventually seemed to make it work. Fun! LOL

On tonight’s episode, “Sixty Days,” Cruz finds himself in a bad spot when an off-duty incident begins to unravel, prompting Mouch to step in and offer help in hopes of avoiding serious consequences from the CFD. Casey goes head to head with a big politician to get his measure for first responders passed. Lt. Severide makes life difficult for newest team member Jason Kannell (guest star Kamal Angelo Bolden), and Dawson (Monica Raymund) gets an unexpected visit from her father (guest star Daniel Zacapa).

Find out what happens with Cruz tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chopped Junior, NCIS, American Housewife, Great News, Prison Break, Imaginary Mary, Chopped, & NCIS: New Orleans.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/2/17

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 first season of FOX’s The Mick comes to a close. Last week, Sabrina decided she wanted to get implants, so Mickey asked the doctor to borrow some implants for a test run, in hopes of dissuading her, but the plan backfired, as Sabrina noticed that her enhanced bosom gave her more looks and influence. They headed to a restaurant, where Mickey assumed that Sabrina would pay, but she had left her credit card with the doctor as a deposit. As they tried to dine and dash, one of the implants fell out, and they tried to find a way to get it back. They called Alba for help, but she showed up high on mushrooms and just made things worse. Meanwhile, Jimmy decided to teach Chip and Ben how to be more masculine by taking them to a baseball game. As Chip headed off alone for a relaxing time in the deluxe suite, Jimmy taught Ben how to start a fight. And the guys he got kicked out were waiting for them outside after the game.

I have thoroughly enjoyed this first season of The Mick. The writers have come up with some pretty wacky situations for these characters, and no matter who gets paired up for the story lines, there’s always a lot of fun craziness that ensues. I’m looking forward to tonight’s finale – will they leave us with some kind of cliffhanger involving the parents returning? Or will it just be one final madcap episode before the series returns next season?

On tonight’s episode, “The Intruder,” in the Season 1 finale, the kids nab a pair of intruders trying to break into the mansion. Later, to protect the children, Mickey must deal with a case of mistaken identity.

Find out whose identity is mistaken and who tried to break in tonight on FOX at 8:31/7:31c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Middle, American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, Imaginary Mary, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Great News, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Prison Break, The Flash, iZombie, and The Americans.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/1/17

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 love when franchises/shows do crossovers. We’ve seen it a lot in the #OneChicago universe, but tonight, we’re not only getting the biggest crossover to date, but they’re introducing the new Chicago Justice, as well! The action will start off in Chicago Fire and move from there into Chicago PD, finishing off in the courtroom with Chicago Justice. But don’t think that just because Chicago Med isn’t on the list that we won’t see the docs and nurses there. There will be plenty of action taking place at the hospital, so as the exec producer said in a recent TV Line interview, it’s like four shows taking place in three hours. But be aware… Tonight’s case is based on the headlines…on the Bay Area warehouse fire from just a few months ago. I trust that the show will treat the memory of those affected with respect, but if it’s something that is sensitive for you, you might want to skip tonight’s crossover.

As for the newest in the strong Chicago lineup, Philip Winchester stars as prosecutor Peter Stone, the Assistant State’s Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau. His character has a fantastic tie-in to a great Law & Order character: he’s the son of renowned New York City District Attorney Ben Stone (played in Law & Order by Michael Moriarty). Carl Weathers plays Mark Jefferies, the Cook County State’s Attorney who is more into politics than Stone is. The prosecution’s team also includes Assistant State’s Attorney Anna Valdez (Monica Barbaro), Laura Nagel (Joelle Carter), a tough-as-nails State’s Attorney Investigator, and Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda, who moved over from Chicago PD), a level-headed and by-the-book detective turned Chief Investigator.

On tonight’s episode of Chicago Fire, “Deathtrap,” fire and rescue are called when an old warehouse-turned-work space turns into a firestorm, trapping countless victims; the doctors and nurses of Chicago Med deal with a barrage of patients as victims of the disaster are brought through the doors.

Then on Chicago PD’s “Emotional Proximity,” Olinsky’s daughter is in critical condition following a massive warehouse fire; Voight investigates the fire’s potential origins; intelligence examines connections between the building owner, those who were inside, and potential arson suspects.

Finally, on Chicago Justice’s “Fake,” Peter Stone and his team, including investigator Antonio Dawson, try to bring a warehouse arsonist to justice, and the suspect’s high-powered attorney tries to get his client acquitted.

Catch all the action and drama tonight on NBC starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chopped Junior, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, Major Crimes, Property Brothers, Bakers vs. Fakers, & Six.
 
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