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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/17/18

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’s psych case on Chicago Med was heartbreaking. A father brought his (adult) daughter in, claiming he’d found her tied to the bed in his ex-wife’s house. When the mother came rushing in, she explained her daughter was possessed and she was trying to get an exorcism done to her. Of course, in the end Dr. Charles figured out that the young woman had basically just had a psychotic break of sorts after reconnecting with her father after a long time apart…because the father had sexually abused her as a little girl. It was heartbreaking. (And that was just the first father/daughter story of the night. The second was Reese’s father basically “breaking up” with her, telling her he didn’t really love her, didn’t want to see her anymore, didn’t need her for anything, in order to show Dr. Charles that he was self-sufficient. Jeez. Poor Reese…)

The big case of the week, though, was a set of conjoined twin babies. They were gearing up to separate them after a few more weeks, but one of the twins was sick, and after learning that the baby was experiencing heart failure, what to do about it divided the doctors. Leaving the twins joined now would likely kill them both. According to Connor was sure he could get the sick twin better without having to do the separation now. But one of the other doctors thinks that’s too risky and they’re better off doing the separation and having a near 100 percent chance of saving the second baby’s life. The parents agreed to that when Connor was told he couldn’t even give them his option…but he stopped them right before the procedure was about to get underway and told them his opinion, and they agreed to try it. Thankfully, it turned out well and both babies were alive and well to continue the wait for the agreed-upon separation surgery.

And on another sad case, Will’s patient was misdiagnosed as having diverticulitis, when in reality he had sarcoidosis, an inflammatory condition that will require ongoing medication. Unfortunately, the man was upset because he’d had to change their health insurance in order to help pay for their son’s college tuition, so all the tests and stuff Will ran weren’t covered because they were out of network. You couldn’t help but feel bad for the guy.

On the personal side of things, Maggie asked Barry for help in fudging the expiration date on her paramedic’s license, which would mean she wouldn’t be in trouble for doing the tracheotomy in the previous episode, and he agreed. Thankfully it wasn’t needed because the patient’s family backed her, saying she saved their loved one. So Maggie’s back at work. Natalie is still keeping Will at arm’s length, needing space from him. And Ethan’s sister came to him, asking if she could crash with him for a while since she was kicked out of her apartment. She claimed it was because she complained to the manager so often about the water temp or something… But after she had a party at his apartment even after he specifically said not to, begging April to keep it to herself when she found out, I don’t know… Something’s going to happen with her, I think. And finally, Natalie is still giving Will almost a cold shoulder after telling him before that she needs a break. Bah!

On tonight’s episode, “An Inconvenient Truth,” after taking the lead on a surgery, Dr. Bekker feels the heat after something goes wrong. Dr. Manning and Dr. Charles are faced with a tough decision concerning the gender of a 9-year-old girl. April and Dr. Reese rush to find the son of a dying patient. Goodwin’s godson is admitted to the hospital.

Find out what goes wrong during the surgery tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing NCIS, Roseanne, Alex, Inc, LA to Vegas, Splitting Up Together, Chopped, & NCIS: New Orleans.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/16/18

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Supergirl returns to the CW. In the last episode, Supergirl and the DEO captured a second Worldkiller, Purity. As Alex and Kara interrogated her, hoping to get some info on how to defeat Reign, Purity used her sonic scream to escape from her cell and get away. Meanwhile, J’onn, Winn, and Mon-El teamed up to fix the Legion ship. During one of their conversations, Mon-El revealed that he only married Imra in order to unite Titan and Earth, not out of love.

Later, Purity and Reign teamed up to attack the subway, but our heroes managed to fend them off. As the Worldkillers were leaving, they promised that Pestilence would soon join their team and that then they would be unstoppable. After things settled down, Mon-El told Imra the truth about their marriage and that he may still have feelings for Kara. Imra responded with the news that she, too, was hiding something — the true purpose of their mission (though we never get to hear what this is). As the episode ended, Sam’s eyes once again flashed red, this time in front of Lena, who announced afterwards that she knew what was wrong with Sam.

Will the group be able to stop Worldkillers before it’s too late? What does Lena think she knows about Sam and the reasons for her blackouts? What is Mon-El and Imra’s true mission on Earth? Will Mon-El confess to Kara that he still has feelings for her? And what other dangers await our heroes in this final stretch of the season?

On tonight’s episode, “Schott Through the Heart,” when Winn’s father dies, his estranged mother tries to reconnect and explain why she abandoned him; a copycat Toyman attacks, and the two must work together to stop him; Mon-El tells Kara something important about the Worldkillers.

See how Kara reacts to Mon-El’s information tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Crossing, Good Girls, The Resident, iZombie, The Terror, UnREAL, and Final Space.
 
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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… 3/14/18

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Last week, The CW premiered the new drama Life Sentence. As a teenager, Stella Abbott (Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars) was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and so for the past 8 years she has been living in the moment without worrying about the consequences of her actions. However, at one of her routine visits to her doctor, she suddenly learns that she is cancer free. When she tells the rest of her family, the floodgates open as they all reveal many things they’ve been hiding from her over the past 8 years, as they tried to keep up appearances for her health’s sake.

Stella’s mother Ida (Gillian Vigman, New Girl, Lopez) and father Peter (Dylan Walsh, Unforgettable, Nip/Tuck) have split up, and Ida is now pursuing a bisexual relationship with Stella’s godmother Poppy. The family home is about to be repossessed due to all the mortgages that had been taken out to pay for Stella’s treatments. Stella’s brother Aiden’s (Jayson Blair, Young & Hungry, The New Normal) grief over her illness led him to have a series of destructive relationships, dealing Adderall to soccer moms and sleeping with married women, one of whom is currently pregnant. Her sister Elizabeth (Brooke Lyons, iZombie, Jane by Design) gave up a college scholarship and her dreams to be a writer in order to stay home and take care of her baby sister. And husband Wes (Elliot Knight, American Gothic, Once Upon a Time) revealed several things he lied about, including his desire to have children. Now Stella must deal with the aftermath of her illness and figure out how to live life with consequences.

The series feels like a nice throwback to those classic CW family dramadies we used to see all the time a decade ago, such as Everwood or Hart of Dixie. I enjoyed last week’s premiere and look forward to learning more about this dysfunctional family and what other secrets they’ve been hiding and seeing how things shake out now that everyone has let their true colors fly. I’m also curious to see how Stella deals with going from feeling an outpouring of love from her family to receiving an outpouring of resentment and how she adapts to her new lease on life. Did she and Wes only get married because they thought they just had a small amount of time together? They promised to love one another and be together forever, but “forever” just got a whole lot longer. Wes seems to have held back a lot of his own desires and feelings just to spare Stella any heartache when she was sick, and now they must deal with that.

On tonight’s episode, “Re-Inventing the Abbotts,” Stella and Wes must defend their marriage to the INS; Peter and Ida decide to sell the house; Stella tries to help Aiden face reality; Elizabeth’s husband is not thrilled with Stella’s plan to deal with her sister’s writer’s block.

Check in on this new show tonight on The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording American Housewife, Designated Survivor, Survivor, The Blacklist, The X-Files, 9-1-1, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Schitt’s Creek, Let’s Get Physical, and The Magicians.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/26/18

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 #1

Tonight, NBC kicks off the new dramedy Good Girls, which follows three suburban mothers who decide to fix their financial problems by robbing a grocery store. Beth Boland (Christina Hendricks, Mad Men) discovers that her husband, car dealership owner Dean (Matthew Lillard, Twin Peaks, Bosch), has been both cheating on her and has been lying about the family’s devastating financial situation for years. Her younger sister Annie’s (Mae Whitman, Parenthood) ex is demanding custody of their daughter Sadie (Izzy Stannard, Brad’s Status) and she needs money to hire a lawyer. And friend Ruby (Retta, Parks and Recreation) and her security guard husband Stan (Reno Wilson, Mike & Molly) are in desperate need of money to pay for their daughter’s kidney treatments. Fed up with their situations, the women break bad and rob the local grocery store where Annie works, hoping to get $30K to ease their money problems. However, their situation becomes a lot more complicated when they discover they got more than they bargained for and are now wrapped up in a dangerous situation involving the head of a local crime gang, Rio (Manny Montana, Graceland).

I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere. The cast is great and really play well off one another, and the pilot does a good job of establishing the characters’ relationships and motivations. The series feels much like Big Little Lies meets Breaking Bad. You’ve got the dark secrets these suburban moms are dealing with that ultimately cause them to do really bad things in the name of helping out their families. The series has this nice blend of drama and humor. The women forced to do some unexpected things, and while they initially have good intentions, things quickly get out of hand and desperation takes over. I look forward to seeing what other twists and turns happen over the course of the season and if/how these women are about to get out of the situation they’ve managed to get themselves into. Will be see them go full-on Walter White by the end of the season, or will they find a way to still remain good people at heart?

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” a trio of desperate suburban moms decide that being good never got them anywhere and rob a supermarket in order to get a little cash to help them and their families out. Unfortunately, the supermarket is already the territory of a local gang, and the women soon find themselves in hot water.

Meet the three moms who take on more than they bargained for tonight on NBC at 10/9c.
 
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