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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/20/17

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

My favorite new show of the season by far is The Brave. I love the cast and their chemistry, I love the cases and story lines, and overall, it is just the one show that most makes me want to sit and watch ASAP each week – even more so than most of the returning shows! Last week’s episode was a lot of fun. A Russian drone crashed near the Mongolia/China border, and they quickly figured out that it was so technologically advanced that it had been flown over the northwest corner of the US without our notice, only able to realize it after. So Dalton’s team was deployed (they had to parachute in because they were going to be there in secret, not alerting the Mongolian authorities) to get to it before the Russians could retrieve it, in order to allow us to get a sample of the “skin” used so we could update our systems so things using the “skin” would be seen by our radar.

When they got there, they came across the village that the Russians had already beaten them to – killing many and burning out their huts. After gaining the villagers’ trust and helping tend to a wounded young man, they learned where the drone had gone down. Unfortunately, it was on the China side of the border, which meant they had to go in dark – no comms, etc. After a lot of action and Dalton nearly getting caught and shot, they were able to make it back with a good-sized sample of the skin, no worse for the wear. It was pretty awesome. I especially liked how Patricia faked out the Russian guy who was spying on her when she went to meet with her friend – who he assumed was from the Chinese government.

Back early in the season, at the end of the episode, we watched a man drive a truck onto the beach where the team had been hanging out with and playing soccer with a bunch of kids and families. We didn’t hear much in the next episode, although it was mentioned, but I knew that had to come up again. Then in a later episode, the team was up against a bad guy and rather than kill him, they bugged him in order to gain future intel. Both of those things come up again this week in the fall finale. It should be exciting!

On tonight’s episode, “Desperate Times,” after embarking on mission after mission to keep the world safe, the team is confronted with a task that hits close to home. When things go sideways, the only option is to risk one of their own for their final shot to settle the personal score.

See if the entire team makes it out alive tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Dancing with the Stars, Man With a Plan, Holiday Baking Championship, Superior Donuts, 9JKL, Christmas Cookie Challenge, & Scorpion.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/16/17

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 The Big Bang Theory was really great. Sheldon was stressing big-time as he tried to plan the perfect wedding, starting with the wedding date. He couldn’t settle on one because everything he tried turned out to be the birth or death date of a famous scientist, a “con” of some sort, or something similar. It was so bad that he was working it out through his subconscious while he slept, becoming completely unlike himself – laid-back, unopinionated, etc. And when he showed up at home looking like something wet the cat dragged in after pulling it through the mud, he just looked pitiful. In the end, he agreed gratefully to let Amy take control – again unlike him but showing his growth through the series. The other story line was Bernie’s new coworker, who both Raj and Stuart wanted to pair up with. Raj’s thought that he should get her because they were both Indian was hysterical, but poor Stuart is just…well, pitiful. In the end, they both acted like asses and neither got the girl. Surprise, surprise. LOL

On tonight’s episode, “The Explosion Implosion,” Wolowitz and Sheldon bond when they drive to the desert to shoot off a model rocket. Also, when Leonard’s mom, Beverly (Christine Baranski), finds a new best friend in Penny, it rubs Leonard the wrong way.

Find out why Leonard gets upset tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Dancing with the Stars, 9JKL, The Gifted, Halloween Baking Championship, Halloween Wars, Scorpion, & The Brave.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/2/17

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, FOX kicks off the new family adventure series, The Gifted, which is set in the Marvel universe of The X-Men. Reed Strucker (Stephen Moyer, Shots Fired, True Blood), the tough district attorney in charge of prosecuting crimes committed by mutants, suddenly finds himself on the other side of the law when his teenage children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind, The Goldbergs, Gotham) and Andy (Percy Hynes White, Night at the Museum 3) discover they have mutant powers. Reed and separated wife/nurse Caitlin (Amy Acker, Person of Interest, Angel) take their kids on the run, where they encounter the mutant underground, led by John Proudstar/Thunderbird (Blair Redford, Satisfaction). The other mutants include Marcos Diaz/Eclipse (Sean Teale, Reign), who uses his powers to help smuggle mutants into Mexico; Clarice Fong/Blink (Jamie Chung, Gotham), who has the ability to teleport; and Lorna Dane/Polaris (Emma Dumont, Aquarius), who has magnetic abilities (wonder who she could be related to!). The series also stars Coby Bell (Burn Notice) as a man who struggles with the cold-blooded requirements of his job of rounding up the mutants.

This is one of the few new fall shows I haven’t had a chance to check out, but at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I got to talk with some of the cast about the series, and they got me really excited to check out tonight’s premiere. (You can find the videos from those interviews at NoReruns.net) The series is written by Matt Nix (APB, Burn Notice), the pilot was directed by Bryan Singer — who also directed several of the X-Men films — and the executive producers include Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory, all of whom have had extensive experience with other Marvel TV shows and X-Men films. So there is a lot of great talent both in front of and behind the camera for this series, which makes it very promising. Also, FX recently did an excellent job with its X-Men universe series Legion, so I’m hoping for more of the same with FOX.

On tonight’s premiere, “eXposed,” a suburban couple’s lives are rocked by the discovery that their children possess mutant powers, forcing the family to go on the lam from a hostile government and seek help from an underground network of mutants.

Meet the newest mutants tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Good Doctor, The Big Bang Theory, 9JKL, Me, Myself & I, and Lucifer.
 
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