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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… 5/11/17

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

We’re at the end of season 10 of The Big Bang Theory. It’s been a big year for the characters, from their relationships to the work the boys did for the military. One big change was Sheldon moving out of the apartment and living with Amy across the hall in Penny’s old place. Unfortunately, now Sheldon is on his own for the summer, since last week, Amy left to go to Princeton for a position as a visiting researcher. I was amazed at how maturely Sheldon handled it. Amy was excited to go but was reluctant about leaving him, but together they decided it was something she couldn’t pass up. Of course, we’ll see how well that works out when he’s either living on his own or shacking up with Leonard and Penny again!

Also last week, Sheldon, Leonard, and Howard showed up at the lab, only to find it completely empty. The military had gotten what they wanted from the boys and taken control of the project with no warning. My favorite part of the episode, though, had to be when they got back to the apartment building, walked into an empty apartment, and thought they’d been wiped out completely, that the military was erasing their lives. Come to find out they were just on the wrong floor. Too funny that the apartment looked exactly like theirs without stuff in it! The whole season’s been fun, and I’m sad to see it end, but we have a lot more of the show coming over the next couple of years, so there’s something to look forward to!

On tonight’s episode, “The Long Distance Dissonance,” the gang is concerned when Sheldon’s former admirer, Dr. Ramona Nowitzki (guest star Riki Lindhome), resurfaces while Amy is away at Princeton.

Find out how Sheldon reacts to Ramon’s reappearance tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing MasterChef: Junior, Chicago Med, Beat Bobby Flay, Farmers’ Market Flip, & Impractical Jokers.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/27/16

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

greatindoors1027smallI love fish-out-of-water comedies, and I think I’m going to love CBS’s latest, The Great Indoors. Joel McHale (Community & The Soup) stars as Jack, a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine. He is used to traveling the world, living an “outdoorsy” life while writing up his adventures for the magazine. But when his boss, Roland (Stephen Fry!), announces that the magazine is moving to web-only, Jack has to become an office bee when Roland assigns him to supervise their online team of “journalists.” These millennials are all the opposite of Jack – used to doing everything indoors and online, where their idea of observing nature is watching a YouTube video of a bear family enjoying a swimming pool in someone’s backyard.

It should be a lot of fun watching them all try to get the other(s) to open their minds, get out of their comfort zones, and show that just because something is different, it doesn’t mean it’s bad. The show also stars Susannah Fielding, Chris Williams, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christine Ko, & Shaun Brown.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Joel McHale stars as Jack, a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the new desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication. Amy Hill, Jason Boegh, Will Herndon, & Deborah Baker, Jr. guest star.

Meet Jack and the rest of the team tonight on CBS at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Rosewood, The Good Place, Chicago Med, Chopped, The Almost Impossible Game Show, Beat Bobby Flay, Impractical Jokers, & Pure Genius.
 
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TV times Three Podcast – Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Grandfathered, The Grinder, Undateable, Life in Pieces, & Dr. Ken

Earlier this week, I talked with Jason from TVtimesThree.com and Kyle from NoReruns.net about the latest episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Grandfathered, The Grinder, Undateable, Life in Pieces, & Dr. Ken. Be sure to check out or recommendations at the end, as well: Justified, Wayward Pines, & Ascension on DVD/Blu-ray for Jason & Kyle, plus my rec of Blindspot, the latest hit for NBC and first full-season pick up.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/21/15

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

minorityreport921smallThere are a ton of great premieres tonight, but one I’m excited for (which, I know, a lot of critics and viewers aren’t…) is the first episode of Minority Report. I was a big fan of the movie, so when I heard about the TV adaptation, I was thrilled and very hopeful. If you aren’t familiar, here’s what you need to know. Years – decades – in the future, there were three children known as “precogs.” An older girl and two younger twin boys, they could see every murder happen within a hundred-mile radius. The program they were involved in with the government was called Precrime. That was the movie.

Fast forward 10 years after the Precrime program was done away with, and the kids were all sequestered away on an island and have all grown up. But Dash (Stark Sands), one of the twins, wanted to use his gift to help prevent those awful crimes. So he moved to Washington D.C., and he teams up with Detective Lara Vega (Meagan Good) on the sly to try once more to instead prevent the crimes that she’s been cleaning up after.

I’ve seen the pilot and really enjoyed it. There’s some fun action, great chemistry between Dash and Det. Vega, and the future-tech is great. So far, the cast is a good mix of fun personalities and characters. Nick Zano stars as Arthur, Dash’s twin brother, while Laura Regan plays Agatha, the third precog. Also starring are Wilmer Valderrama, Li Jun Li, and Zhane Hall.

Kyle got a chance to talk with the cast/creators of Minority Report at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. You can find his video Q&As at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” in order to stop crimes before they happen, Det. Lara Vega teams up with a precognitive named Dash, who utilizes his ability to see the future.

Don’t miss the beginning of the future tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off, Life in Pieces, Scorpion, NCIS: LA, Blindspot, & Castle.
 
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