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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/24/18

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

The Goldbergs is still one of my favorite comedies. I love, love, love all the 80s references and episode themes. Last week took me right back to school, when my mom would chaperone field trips. Adam and his class were taking a field trip to Hersheypark, and after his friends told him they’d banned their parents from being chaperones, Adam laid down the law with Beverly. She got him, though, by giving him one of her famous “guilt letters.” When the other parents found out about them, they begged her to teach them, and she did, although she told them to write their own, not just copy hers. Each of Adam’s friends got a letter, so suddenly all of them had a parent chaperoning the trip, Adam included. Unfortunately for Beverly, none of the parents took her direction and just copied her letters, and Adam and his friends compared them, quickly realizing they’d been played. In the end, it was another heartwarming moment, where Beverly and Adam came to an agreement: She would stop chaperoning and he would take the time for actual conversations with her – such as when she asked him about his day after school. That’s actually a very similar conversation I had with my own son when he was still in school, so it was weird & fun seeing it play out screen!

Also on that episode, it was Career Night at school, and Geoff finally admitted that he not only was grossed out by eyeballs but didn’t want to become an eye doctor, no matter how hard his father the eye doctor was pushing him toward it. Instead, he chose to “intern” with Murray at the furniture store. While it was obvious that wasn’t what he wanted to do for the rest of his life, it did allow him to work things out with his dad. Barry, on the other hand, had a blast and actually learned a lot interning for Geoff’s dad. We know from way back in the series that Barry did indeed go on to become a doctor in real life, but I don’t know if he became an eye doctor or not. It’s funny regardless!

On tonight’s episode, “Mister Knifey-Hands,” despite Beverly’s wishes, Jackie’s parents allow Adam to watch A Nightmare on Elm Street (which is the exact reason I picked this episode to recommend!) and a disagreement between the families ensues. But Beverly dreams of facing off with horror icon Freddy Krueger (guest star Robert Englund), which teaches her an important lesson about her son’s relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile, Erica realizes she’s not as popular as she once was when she starts hanging out at William Penn Academy, despite the fact she’s no longer a student there.

See how Adam handles Freddy tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chicago Med, American Housewife, Chicago Fire, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, SEAL Team, Single Parents, Chicago PD, & Criminal Minds.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/17/18

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

SEAL Team returned last week, and it was packed full of action and emotion. Mandy wasn’t with the team, on a mission of her own in Mexico. She was there questioning a man named Fausto about a missing DEA agent. I wasn’t too invested in the story line, given that she wasn’t with the team. But I’m wondering if that’ll be a future mission for Bravo Team. Speaking of Bravo, they were in Saudi Arabia for their mission – one of the old tunnel systems at the heart of the largest water source in the country had been taken over by Shiite Extremists. Together with the Saudi military, they had to work to stop them.

Back at home, Ray was having to make a decision about waiting to get back on Bravo or applying to another team – Charlie. Also, Jason took his daughter on her first college tour, which was great because their relationship has had its up and downs, and given what happened at the end of the episode, they may need that bond to be stronger soon. I think my favorite part of the episode, though, was Clay and Stella having dinner with her parents…who were both clearly anti-military or whatever. They were pretty uppity and snotty, but Clay was calm and clearly let them know he was more than they were assuming he was. I think it was the sexiest I’ve ever found him. He’s clearly growing more mature as the series goes on.

And now to the scary part of the episode… In the closing moments, a cop knocked on Jason’s door, asking if he was Jason Hayes. “I’m sorry to have to tell you this. It’s your wife. There’s been an accident.” Even though they weren’t happily married anymore, Jason clearly still loves Alana. And they have two teenage kids, so if she is severely injured or dead, it’s going to knock the three of them on their behinds. And how will Jason handle that? I mean, with his job and everything. So many questions!

On tonight’s episode, “The Worst of Conditions,” after tragedy strikes, Jason is faced with a huge decision regarding his future with Bravo Team.

To see what Jason is going through and what decision he makes, tune in to CBS at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chicago Med, The Goldbergs, American Housewife, Chicago Fire, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, Single Parents, Chicago PD, & Criminal Minds.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/26/18

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!

Jenny’s Choice #1

My first pick tonight is the new single-camera comedy on ABC, Single Parents. Looking at the premise, I assumed that it would be one of those shows that I liked but that critics didn’t, but from almost everything I’ve read so far on TV sites/blogs, critics are really enjoying it. And I have to say that I’ve seen the pilot as well and I loved it too.

The show focuses on a group of single parents all raising their kids (mainly 7-year-olds) as…well…single parents. They’re sarcastic, funny, and don’t hesitate to say out loud what so many of us parents want to say but don’t. Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond among others) especially has a dry sense of humor and seems to have few boundaries – such as saying kids are the perfect size to wash cars as his twin daughters are outside washing his car. When the small group of single parents meets a new father/daughter (Will & Sophie) at school, they quickly learn he’s a single father as well, but there’s one big difference: Will has fully immersed himself into single parenthood. His life revolves around his daughter and nothing else, including who he himself is as a man. The group decides it’s up to them to bring him out of the parenting vortex and remind him he’s allowed to have a life while still being a loving and attentive father to his daughter.

The cast is great. Besides Brad Garrett, who is always exceptionally funny in everything he does, it includes “parents” Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl), Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Kimrie Lewis, & Jake Choi, as well as kids Marlow Barkley, Tyler Wladis, Devin Trey Campbell, & twins Mia and Ella Allan. (And a baby who plays Jake Choi’s character’s infant son. Choi is brilliant as a new dad. So funny.)

I urge you to give this one a chance. It’s really quite amusing!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Will Cooper has been so focused on raising his daughter, Sophie, he’s lost sight of who he is as a man and has headed deep into the parental vortex. When the other single parents – Angie, Douglas, Poppy, and Jake – at his daughter’s school see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.

Check out the new fun tonight on ABC at 9:31/8:31c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/9/18

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!

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As I watched last week’s Chicago PD, in that final minute, I texted my husband: Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit!. He immediately responded, sounding worried. I’d scared him. But I was shocked. Olinsky had been stabbed repeatedly, and as he slid to the floor, it didn’t look good. That was, of course, after Voight’s plan with the judge goes awry thanks to Denny Woods, which meant Al didn’t get out on bail. I swear, Woods is one step ahead of them every time! And after Al was denied bail, Voight decided it was time to come clean with Woods. Good for him. He went to Woods’s place and said it was time to make things right, basically telling Woods that he would confess if he got assurances that Olinsky was released from prison and not charged for anything. There was a story about guns and Halstead and Atwater going undercover, and it was a good one, but for the most part, the episode was about Voight and Olinksy and that ongoing story.

So did Al survive? Will Voight learn about the attack before he confesses it all to Woods? Will the Woods/Voight conflict finally come to a head? You’ll find out all that and more with tonight’s season finale.

On tonight’s episode, “Homecoming,” tensions run high as Intelligence seeks justice for Olinsky after he’s stabbed in prison. Antonio’s loyalty is put to the test and Woods looks to take down Voight once and for all.

Find out what happened with Al, Woods, and Voight tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Goldbergs, Iron Chef Gauntlet, Modern Family, Property Brothers, SEAL Team, American Housewife, & My Partner Knows Best.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/25/17

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 #1

My love for Criminal Minds is strong this season, now that Spencer is back from prison, the team is back to working normal cases, etc. Last week, they tackled workplace shootings…with a twist. They couldn’t figure out how or why it had all gone down the way it had until Reid realized it had to have been a drone that did the actual shooting. And it was…piloted by a guy who’d been hired to pilot drones during actual missions for the military via a defense contractor. Unfortunately, his biggest “win,” according to the stats given to him by the defense contractor, with nearly 400 kills, wasn’t on a terrorist training camp, as they said, but to a school, where nearly all the ones killed were children. That broke the guy, who then used a drone he customized to kill all the ones on the team involved. When the defense contractor realized, they killed him to shut him up. Thank goodness the woman he tried to kill but didn’t get a chance to before she escaped – the woman who first hired him for the position – decided to turn on her boss and allowed the BAU to arrest the jerk.

My only problem with last week was the last bit with Emily and Luke. Hopefully the show isn’t going to “go there” with those two. I’ll be VERY upset! But speaking of pairings… Morgan is back this week, which I’m happy about. It’ll be great to see his interactions with Garcia, but hopefully we’ll get to see him with Reid some too, which we didn’t get last time!

On tonight’s episode, “Lucky Strikes,” when Garcia experiences anxiety over a case that’s personal to her from her past, Morgan visits to lend emotional support. Jamie Kennedy also guest stars.
 
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