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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/18/18

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

NBC’s The Good Place continues to be a lot of fun and filled with unexpected twists and turns. Last week we sped through a year in the life of the characters. Michael and Janet were now trapped on earth without their powers and resorted to using hidden cameras to track the progress of the humans. Every time it looked like a member of the ethics study group was going to leave, they stepped in to fix things. First Eleanor needed money in order to afford to stay in Australia, so Janet used her knowledge to obtain an $18K lottery ticket. Next, Tahani was getting “mad horny” and was about to have sex with Jason, so Michael and Janet arranged for a meet cute with her ex Larry Hemsworth (the often-forgotten brother of the famous ones). However, things went a little too well, and six months later they were engaged. At their engagement party, Tahani announced that they were planning to move back to London. Eleanor didn’t like the idea of the group breaking up – this was the first time she felt a part of something – and lashed out. Michael decided they needed to reset the earth timeline, so he summoned a door back to the afterlife, but the humans happened to walk by and saw it, leading them to ask What the Fork?!

This seems very familiar – Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason discovering that all is not as it seems. How much do they know/suspect? Will Michael just tell them everything? And how would knowing about their long history together change the group? Or will Michael just reset things, causing the humans to be none the wiser? And if Michael does use the door to go back to the afterlife, will the Judge stop him before he can reset the timeline or prevent him from returning to earth? I have been thoroughly enjoying this season and am really anxious to see what happens next!

On tonight’s episode, “Jeremy Bearimy,” Eleanor and the gang explore the three main branches of ethical thought after learning the truth about their history with Michael and Janet.

Learn along with the group tonight on NBC at 8:30/7:30c

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Superstore, Will & Grace, and I Feel Bad.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/16/18

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

My pick tonight is ABC’s latest drama, The Rookie, starring Castle vet, Nathan Fillion, who plays John Nolan, a small-town guy who pursues his dream of being an LAPD officer after an incident one day changes the way he looks at his life. He’s the force’s oldest rookie, so many of the higher-ups feel like he’s just a “walking midlife crisis,” and some are even really hard on him, since if he can’t keep up, he’ll not only be a danger to himself but to the public and other officers out there with him.

I was a big Castle (& Nathan Fillion) fan and was sad when it ended, even though the last few seasons weren’t as great as the beginning. I’m an even bigger fan of cop shows, so combine Nathan, cop shows, and a few producers from some of my all-time favorite shows like Criminal Minds & Human Target, and you know I’m going to look forward to it. When I got a chance to watch the pilot, I was both scared and excited – excited, because, duh…and scared because I was worried it wouldn’t live up to my expectations. But it did, even more than I’d hoped. There’s some serious story lines, but there’s also that Fillion charm and some laughs and romance as well, so I have my fingers crossed that it’ll be as popular with others as I think it should be.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” after a life-altering incident, John Nolan decides to pursue his dream of becoming a police officer; as the force’s oldest rookie, John is met with skepticism from some higher-ups.

Find out why John decides to join the police department tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Conners, The Little Couple, NCIS, The Kids Are Alright, Chopped, FBI, Lethal Weapon, NCIS: New Orleans, & Sweet Home Sextuplets.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/4/18

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, Superstore reopens its doors for its fourth season on NBC. When we left off last year, Myrtle was being fired. Everyone banded together to try to save her job, but they were ultimately unsuccessful. Meanwhile, Dina was pregnant as a surrogate for manager Glenn, and Amy discovered she, too, was pregnant by her ex-husband. However, that didn’t stop the show from finally answering the big “Will They or Won’t They” question that fans have been wondering about since the beginning of the series. Amy and Jonah had sex in the storage room – what they didn’t realize until afterwards was that their sexcapades were being live-streamed to all of the Cloud 9 locations.

Tonight’s season premiere picks up 4 months later, as Amy and Jonah return to their jobs at Cloud 9. Lucky for us, their punishment isn’t at all realistic – in real life, there is no way they would be allowed to return to their jobs after what happened, or at the very least Amy would have been demoted! But now that they are back, is it really business as usual? How will their co-workers treat them now that they’ve seen Amy and Jonah bare all? And what is the status of their relationship – was it just a one-time thing, or are Amy and Jonah still a couple? The Cloud 9 crew always provide lots of laughs, and I’m excited to have them returning to my TV!

On tonight’s episode, “Back to School,” Amy and Jonah return from a four-month suspension just in time for the back-to-school sale madness, but they receive different treatment from their co-workers; Jeff makes a misguided attempt to woo back Mateo.

Catch up with the gang at Cloud 9 tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, The Good Place, Will & Grace, and I Feel Bad.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/3/18

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

I’m so excited that Criminal Minds is back, especially given how last season ended on the cliffhanger of Garcia being kidnapped and Reid being forced at gunpoint to help the bad guys, lest Garcia be killed. In this case, the bad guys were the cult members headed by the guy (called the Messiah) who was cutting out their victims’ hyoid bones. The BAU learned about it when long-missing FBI Agent Quinn was found in a storage unit – alive. At first they thought he was part of the cult, but they later learned he was just as much a victim. They had the Messiah in custody, but at the end of the episode, when Garcia rode down to the garage in the elevator with Quinn and another FBI agent, Mary Meadows, we quickly realized that Meadows was the one who was part of the cult, when she shot Quinn and kidnapped Garcia, turning her over to her henchmen (heh). Reid was then ordered by Meadows to help her get the Messiah out of the FBI’s custody or she would have Garcia shot.

Since both Garcia and Reid were safe from the previous season’s cliffhanger ending, I suppose it’s only fair that they be the two in jeopardy this past season. Given this is a show that doesn’t really hesitate to kill off or say good-bye to their characters, I never take for granted the safety of characters left in jeopardy during a cliffhanger ending. Sure, if either Garcia or Reid are gone, there would be a huge hole in the team/show. As we’ve seen previously, no one can really take Garcia’s place (Kevin, anyone? Gak.), and Reid is in a class of his own. It’s easy to find another good-looking guy who can kick in doors (as evidenced by the two it took to replace Morgan. 😉 ), and there are any number of strong females who could replace JJ or Emily (although, as we’ve seen, they aren’t exactly easy to replace either, since those characters are so beloved). But Reid’s big brain and memory, etc, would be hard to replicate without being a clone, and then…what’s the point of having someone new? So you’d think they’d both be safe. But given that this premiere is the show’s 300th episode, it’s a big one, and if they were going to kill or send either one off, now would be the time to do it, I suppose! (I’ve seen the episode, btw, so I know the answer to all that supposition. But now you have some things to worry about, just like I did…and am? Maybe… *cue evil laugh*)

On tonight’s episode, “300,” when Reid and Garcia are abducted by Benjamin Merva (Michael Hogan), it’s up to the rest of the team to find them. The BAU finds surprising clues in their own history to solve why the two heroes have been targeted by a mass murderer. It’s a race to save them before a “Believers” prophecy is fulfilled.

Find out if the team can save Garcia and Reid tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, The Goldbergs, American Housewife, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, Property Brothers, SEAL Team, & Single Parents.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/2/18

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, the third season of TBS’s castaway comedy Wrecked comes to a close with a special one-hour finale. This season the castaways found themselves trapped on the private island belonging to a wealthy hunter named Declan, who forced them to participate in a deadly Hunger Games-like competition. Last week Karen was shot in the stomach with an arrow by Chet, who seemed to have gone wild, calling himself the Chettywompwomp. As Karen recounted her surprising love story to Florence, Danny and Owen went to look for a first aid kit and ended up at Chet’s lair. They were captured and tied up, but Owen challenged Chet to a fight. Meanwhile, Todd, Pack, and Jess were in another part of the island when Jess’s bracelet suddenly stopped working. This meant that she could now safely walk through the shock pylons without being killed. As she passed through the barrier headed to disable the generator, the hunters observed this on their monitor and started to panic.

Will Owen and Danny survive their fight with Chet and get back to Karen in time with the first aid kit? Can Jess disable the generator in time, and will she ever get her memory back about her relationship with Todd? Can the group stop the hunters and escape from the island? This has been another fun season, and I look forward to seeing how it comes to a close. This show always does a great job of wrapping up each season’s storyline while also leaving things open for a future season.

On the first half of tonight’s finale, “Mrs. Stanwick,” the survivors attempt to turn the tables on the rich and lure them into a trap. Then, in “The Island Family,” barricaded in the mansion and surrounded by the rich, the survivors mount one last attempt to escape Declan’s island.

Find out how the season ends tonight on TBS starting at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording FBI, This Is Us, New Amsterdam, The Gifted, Flipping Out, Mayans M.C., and The Purge.
 
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