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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/30/17

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

One of my favorite new comedies last season was Superior Donuts, so I was thrilled when it was renewed. In case you didn’t see season one, here’s a quick summary/recap: Judd Hirsch plays Arthur, a gruff, set-in-his-ways donut shop owner in Chicago who refuses to sell his shop (which he opened in 1969 and ran with his late wife) or update the food & drinks he sells, even though business is slow because the world around him seems to be moving into the future without him, with cronuts & fancy coffee. One day, a young man named Franco (played by Jermaine Fowler) stopped in and somehow convinced Arthur to hire him. Franco is an artist (although to this point, his art has been pretty much confined to graffiti in his neighborhood), and he’s determined to bring Arthur into the 21st century, even if he has to do it kicking and screaming. Along with Arthur and Franco, there are a handful of regulars in the shop: cop Randy (Katey Segal), whose late father was Arthur’s best friend, and her overeager rookie partner James (Darien Sills-Evans); Tush (David Koechner), who uses the store as his makeshift office for the odd jobs he takes via fax machine; Maya (Anna Baryshnikov), a privileged grad-school student working on her Ph.D; Fawz (Maz Jobrani), a businessman from the Middle East who is over-the-top in so many ways and pushes Arthur daily to sell the donut shop’s building to him; and finally, there’s Sweatpants (Rell Battle), Franco’s longtime friend and roommate.

The cast has amazing chemistry together. Franco is one of the nicest characters on TV, in my opinion, and he and Arthur are great together. Randy is full of dry wit and humor and really cares about Arthur. Fawz is one of my favorite characters, though. He’s racist and rude in so many ways but seems to have a heart buried beneath all of it and is just funny all the way around. Together, the whole cast makes up a fun half hour, and I can’t wait to see what they get up to in season two!

On tonight’s episode, “What the Truck?” Arthur’s business is threatened when Sofia (Diane Guerrero), an ambitious young entrepreneur, parks her organic food truck in front of the donut shop, becoming a hit with his customers and catching Franco’s eye. Also, Franco grows frustrated trying to follow his dream of going to college.

Catch up with the donut shop gang tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Dancing with the Stars, 9JKL, The Gifted, Halloween Baking Championship, Scorpion, & The Brave.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/23/17

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

I’m still really enjoying The Brave. I love all the characters and the story lines. Last week was a tense one, when the team went over to Afghanistan to interrogate a former US soldier turned member of the Taliban to find out which military base the group was targeting next. Patricia actually went out into the field with the team this time because of her skills as an interrogator. Unfortunately, while they were there at the prison, a guard colluded with one of the prisoners, which allowed the prisoners to kill the guards and take over the prison in order to escape. After some trial and error at finding a way out of the prison, they made their own with explosives, taking the American prisoner with them. Thankfully, even though they were chased, shot at, and nearly blown up by some of the bad guys, our guys escaped relatively unharmed – and Patricia was able to get the location of the target from the prisoner.

What I really enjoyed was the episode’s opening and ending, with Patricia gathering dirt from Afghanistan – a physical reminder of her son, who died while serving overseas. I also really enjoyed seeing Jaz set up her sniper position with the motion sensor, and when it went off, she just calmly switched guns and shot without much more than a glance, knowing whoever was coming up without warning was a bad guy. And finally, with Patricia away from the office, Noah was left in charge. And although Hannah teased him about showing up in a suit and tie, he really did a great job filling in for Patricia, making the tough call when needed. It was great to see him stepping up and taking charge. I’m going to be very, very sad if this show doesn’t get picked up for a full season!

On tonight’s episode, “Enhanced Protection,” when Ambassador Charles Webb (guest star Ben Cain) is in danger while stationed in Nigeria, Dalton’s team heads to the region to find a situation different than they expected. Jaz makes a connection with a little girl she meets during the mission, and Patricia receives some personal news. D.K. Uzoukwo, Amanda Warren, and Jimmy Jean-Louis also guest star.

See what situation they find themselves in tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Dancing with the Stars, 9JKL, The Gifted, Halloween Baking Championship, & Scorpion.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/25/17

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

I think my favorite pilot that I got to watch over the summer was NBC’s The Brave, which is why it’s my first pick tonight. Avi Nir, an executive producer of Homeland, is also the executive producer of this one, and even though I didn’t watch Homeland, I know that at least the first handful of seasons it was very popular and a lot of people considered it a great show. So I have high hopes for this one as well. Considering it’s a procedural about the “complex world of America’s elite undercover military heroes,” (in NBC’s words), it’s going to be right up my alley. Also, trust me when I say you don’t want to miss a minute of the action…including the very last minute of the episode!

Anne Heche plays D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell. She and her team of analysts in Washington, D.C., have at the fingertips the world’s most advanced surveillance technology. Adam Dalton, played by Mike Vogel (Under the Dome) leads a Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists. Their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom helps them to save the lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world. It also stars Tate Ellington (Noah Morgenthau), Demetrius Grosse (Ezekiel “Preach” Carter), Natacha Karam (Jasmine “Jaz” Khan), Noah Mills (Joseph “McG” McGuire), Sofia Pernas (Hannah Rivera), and Hadi Tabbal (Amir Al-Raisani).

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” when American doctor Kimberley Wells (guest star Alix Wilton-Regan) gets kidnapped by a group with terrorist ties, Captain Adam Dalton and his squad must take action and stop at nothing to save her. Across the world, D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell and her team of analysts guide Dalton along the way through as the group learns that Wells’s disappearance might have ties to something that could be catastrophic.

Don’t miss the exciting premiere tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.
 
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