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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/20/18

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 #1

Last week’s NCIS: LA wasn’t one of my favorites, for several reasons. Mainly because it was basically an extension to a previous episode with little bits and pieces of new stuff thrown in. Nicole DeChamps, who recruited Sam into an undercover op dealing with Peruvian counterfeiter Alfonso Marca in the episode that tied into this one, was back. She had left the Secret Service and was now a member of NCIS in the San Diego office. (NCIS: San Diego just doesn’t have the same ring, does it? LOL) Turned out Marca’s sort-of daughter was killed in prison and NCIS was asked to determine whether or not she’d been assassinated or if it was just a regular prison killing.

The most interesting parts of the episode were the non-case stuff. Callen went to talk to Anna (for the first time since she shot Sokolov) when he was called by ATF to give his statement about what he saw or didn’t see at the time. Anna was clearly not happy that Callen hadn’t come to see her before then and told him to tell the truth, that Sokolov was already dead when he got there and he hadn’t seen anything. Things are not all right in the Anna/Callen relationship.

Tonight’s double-episode season finale should be interesting…mainly for Kensi & Deeks (given the preview, so I won’t spoil) and for Mosley, who gets the chance to rescue her son. I’m excited for that part!

On tonight’s episodes, “A Line in the Sand/Ninguna Salida,” Sam is shot during a firefight with a cartel, and a suspect reveals new information on the whereabouts of Spencer Williams, the man who kidnapped Mosley’s son five years ago. Despite several team members having grave reservations, NCIS travels to Mexico for a daring mission to locate and rescue Mosley’s son.

To see if the rescue mission is successful and where the team is left at the end of the season, tune in to CBS starting at 8/7c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/18/18

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!

Jenny’s Choice

I love cop shows/procedurals. I don’t think that’s a shock to anyone who’s been a reader here for any length of time. So it should come as no surprise that I was very excited about the new cop show on CBS, Instinct. Based on the James Patterson novel, the show stars Bojana Novakovic (Shameless, Rake, Satisfaction) as Lizzie Needham, an NYPD detective working on the case of a serial murderer who is basing his crimes off a book written by former CIA operative-turned-author/professor Dr. Dylan Reinhart, played by Alan Cumming (The Good Wife). Lizzie goes to Dr. Reinhart to get his help with the case, and the two hit it off (not in a romantic way… Dr. Reinhart is married to Andy, played by Daniel Ings (Lovesick).), and he’s lured back into law enforcement by the case and his budding friendship/working relationship with Lizzie. Both Lizzie and Dylan have someone in their corner (besides Andy). Lizzie’s direct boss, Lt. Jasmine Gooden (Sharon Leal, Hellcats, Guilty, Recovery Road), is also her best friend. And Dylan has an invaluable CIA contact/friend in Julian Cousins (Naveen Andrews, Lost, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Sense8).

I’ve seen tonight’s pilot as well as two other episodes, and I really love what I’ve seen. It reminds me a bit of Elementary, in that the lead is a bit of an odd ball (although not to the degree that Sherlock Holmes was in that one) and the pair has quite the fun relationship (better in this one, I think, especially as the episodes go along). Overall, it’s a fun take on the male/female cop/not-cop procedural, maybe more so because there’ll be no will they/won’t they, since Dylan is gay and married. If you’re a fan of that type of show, don’t miss this one. With Bones and Castle gone, this is going to fill that niche quite nicely!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” former CIA operative Dr. Dylan Reinhart is lured back to his old life when NYPD detective Lizzie Needham needs his help to stop a serial killer.

See if Dylan and Lizzie can stop the killer tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Little Big Shots, Counterpart, Guy’s Grocery Games, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Genius Junior, NCIS: LA, Private Eyes, & Deception.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/11/18

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, ABC premieres the new series Deception. Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott, Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life) is a world-class magician who suddenly finds his career rocked by a scandal that also sends someone close to him to prison. Cameron believes it was all a setup, the work of another master illusionist, and makes solving this mystery his primary focus. Cameron soon crosses paths with FBI agent Kay Daniels (Ilfenesh Hadera, Billions, Master of None), offering his services after she appears to have fallen victim to the same illusionist. While Kay claims to dislike magic and not know anything about Cameron’s career, her partner, Mike Alvarez (Amaury Nolasco, Prison Break), is a super-fan who’s excited to have him on board. So Cameron stages his comeback, enlisting the help of his crew: street magician Jordan Monroe (Justin Chon, Dr. Ken, Twilight films), producer/makeup artist Dina Clark (Lenora Crichlow, Being Human), and master prop maker Gunter Gustafsen (Vinnie Jones, Galavant). He puts his talents and manipulation skills to the test to help the FBI crack their case, while also trying to get more information on who set him up.

I grew up watching David Copperfield on TV and always looked forward to his new specials. I was always fascinated by how he did his tricks. So I was excited when I first learned there was going to be a series about a magician helping to solve crimes. Sure, there was The Mentalist, but he just did some simple sleight of hand or mind tricks – he wasn’t a big stage magician/illusionist. I thoroughly enjoyed tonight’s premiere. The series reminds me of Castle meets Mission: Impossible/The A-Team/Leverage. It has this excellent blend of humor, drama, action, and mystery. Each week Cameron uses disguises, magic, and misdirection to help the FBI agents solve their case of the week, while at the same time he is exploring a larger arc of trying to prove the innocence of his loved one and catching the elusive illusionist who is helping these criminals. I really like this cast, and it’s especially great to see Vinnie Jones back doing a more comedic role – he was hilarious on Galavant. I’m looking forward to rewatching tonight’s premiere and checking out the future adventures of these characters.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” a disgraced magician puts his skills of deception and illusion to work at the FBI.

See the magic at work tonight on ABC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Timeless, Bob’s Burgers, O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?, The Walking Dead, Worst Cooks in America, and Counterpart.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/14/18

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 on NCIS: LA, the team had to investigate a dead man when napalm was found at the crime scene. Yes, napalm. Not something the team had to deal with every day! That led them to a young woman – in high school – at a coffee shop, after security cameras caught her speaking to the guy multiple times. At first they thought he was going to use napalm to blow up the high school, since the girl was being severely bullied. In the end, it turned out he was in cahoots with another guy and the guy’s father to blow up an underground natural gas storage that had a leak. They wanted to blow up LA’s natural gas supply so they have to convert to wind and solar power. Thankfully the team stopped them just in time. (The team minus Deeks, who had to go back to LAPD for mandatory active shooter course.)

This is going to be a big week for the team. After being gone the whole season (minus some time we’ve spent in her POV overseas), Hetty is back this week when the team finds a clue and go after her. Thank goodness. I like Mosley, but I’m tired of the Hetty being gone and being held hostage story line. Either bring her back for good or let her retire. But dang, let’s move on and let the characters move on!

On tonight’s episode, “Cac Tu Nhan,” while Hetty is being tortured by her captors in Vietnam, Eric and Nell find a clue to her whereabouts, prompting the team to organize a rescue mission with very little information. Carl Lumbly & John M. Jackson guest star.

See if the team can find and rescue Hetty tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games & Worst Cooks in America.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/17/17

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

There probably aren’t many people who aren’t familiar with the 1983 film A Christmas Story – it has become a Christmas classic. Five years ago, the film was adapted to a Broadway musical, and tonight FOX will present the special 3-hour live event, A Christmas Story Live! The play is set in 1940s Indiana, where an eleven-year-old dreamer Ralphie (Andy Walken) desperately wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. However, his parents (Chris Diamantopoulos & Maya Rudolph) are worried that Ralphie will shoot his eye out and say no. So Ralphie decides to take his request directly to Santa (David Alan Grier). This humorous and nostalgic story is narrated by a grown-up Ralphie (Matthew Broderick), who recounts his misadventures with his friends as they deal with school bullies, Ralphie’s annoying younger brother Randy, and a grumpy but loving father who always finds something to complain about.

I have seen the original film countless numbers of times – TBS airs a 24-hour marathon of the movie each year on Christmas Day. I have a hard time imagining these beloved characters being played by different actors, but I am really looking forward to tonight’s live production. I’m interested to see how this story translates into a musical – I have been a huge fan of these live musicals that the TV networks have been putting on each year! The cast sounds amazing. In addition to those already mentioned above, the production will also star Jane Krakowski as teacher Miss Shields; Ana Gasteyer as Mrs. Schwartz, the mother of one of Ralphie’s friends; Ken Jeong as the restaurant owner; and pop boy band PRETTYMUCH playing carolers.

Don’t miss this fun Christmas experience LIVE tonight on FOX starting at 7/6c.

I’ll also be watching/recording MythBusters and SMILF.
 
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