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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/19/17

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’ve been enjoying the return of Will & Grace. It’s getting better every episode. Last week, Grace went to the doctor and was put under anesthesia when they found a spot in her breast and needed to do a biopsy. They called her emergency contact…and because Karen doesn’t do her job, Grace’s emergency contact was still Leo, her ex-husband, not Will. So she was shocked when he turned up to take her home. That brought out a lot of old feelings, including resentment and blame about who was responsible for the destruction of their marriage. After Grace talked to Will, she and Leo had another talk (including a kiss!), and they left things on a better note.

Meanwhile, Jack was waiting to see if he’d gotten a commercial (he didn’t…) and took a temp job as a pianist for a boys’ & girls’ club. He was…well, Jack. But Karen showed up and ended up helping out a young girl who had no women in her life and she needed a woman’s advice because she’d…well, become a “woman,” to put it blandly. Karen was shockingly sweet about it while still being Karen. I loved it.

On tonight’s episode, “Grandpa Jack,” Jack is stunned to learn that his estranged son, Elliot (guest star Michael Angarano) has a son of his own, Skip (guest star Jet Jurgensmeyer). Moreover, Skip needs the kind of help only Will and Jack can provide. Grace and Karen behave badly with the hot new guy at work. Jane Lynch and Andrew Rannells also guest star.

Meet Jack’s grandson tonight on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chopped, Great News, Beat Bobby Flay, & Chicago Fire.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/20/17

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight one of my favorite new shows from last season, The Good Place, returns to kick off its second season. Kristen Bell stars as Eleanor Shellstrop, a selfish, self-centered young woman who quickly realized that, due to some kind of error, she was accidentally sent to “the good place” upon her death when she really deserved to go to “the bad place.” Determined to keep this fact a secret from Michael (Ted Danson), the being in charge, she enlisted her assigned soulmate, ethics professor Chidi (William Jackson Harper), to help teach her how to be “good.” However, Eleanor soon discovered that she was not alone and that some others had also accidentally slipped through the cracks — dim-witted Jason (Manny Jacinto) and narcissistic socialite Tahani (Jameela Jamil). The first season ended with an amazing surprise twist that sets up some major changes for the second season.

I thought the first season was sheer perfection. Kristen Bell was forking delightful, and the entire ensemble worked so well together. Each episode would end in some sort of big reveal that always made you anxious to watch the next. So I was a little worried going into tonight’s premiere — how would last season’s finale change this fun, lighthearted comedy? The second season picks up immediately following the events of the finale, and I can happily say the series doesn’t miss a beat. The characters are still the same ones we fell in love with in the first season, and some of the other side characters, such as Real Eleanor, take on a hilarious new role. I checked out screeners for the first four episodes and probably would have binged the entire season in one sitting if it had been available. This show once again had me laughing out loud over and over again — the writers are so witty and constantly come up with fun new twists and turns. I’m so happy this show is back! If you haven’t seen the first season, I highly recommend binging it first, before watching tonight’s season premiere!

On tonight’s one-hour second season premiere, “Everything Is Great!” Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason — who’ve had their memories erased by ambitious master architect Michael — again settle into the Good Place. Eleanor discovers the one clue she left for herself, however, and attempts to piece things together.

Check back in to the Good Place tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, MasterChef, Worst Cooks in America, Channel Zero, The Sinner, and Mr. Mercedes.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/19/17

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

Last week’s Chicago Med was a rough one for several of the characters. Natalie had to face the morbidity & mortality conference after her patient died in the previous episode. She didn’t do anything wrong, really. The hospital’s rules and procedures need updating to prevent what happened then to happen again. But she and med student Jeff Clarke were already on the rocks after he admitted that her husband (Jeff Manning) knew of Jeff Clarke’s feelings for Natalie and he (husband Jeff) wouldn’t want Jeff C. to date her. But when Jeff C. interrupted the conference in defense of Natalie, he embarrassed her in front of all her colleagues and superiors, and at the end of the episode, she broke up with him, claiming that she felt like she’d used him, like she was using him to feel a connection to her husband and to fill the hole in her life/heart.

Speaking of hearts… The police officer who’d previously arrested Maggie was brought in after her SUV accidentally backed over her. Unfortunately, she was pronounced brain-dead. She was a registered organ donor, so the hospital was able to get her husband (a police officer himself) to agree to donate her organs. One of those was her heart, which was supposed to go to the mother of the teenage girl, the one who Dr. Charles agreed could be put on the transplant list, even though she was an alcoholic. She’d been clean and sober for years. Unfortunately, someone she knew was killed, so she’d fallen off the wagon that morning, and she and her daughter were in a car wreck on the way to the hospital. (Luckily she’d asked her daughter to drive her, so it wasn’t a DUI.) That was both a blessing and a curse. It was a blessing because it allowed them to find out a major problem with the daughter, so she had to have surgery, and then she’d be okay. But the mom nearly didn’t get the heart because of it. In fact, the committee voted to not give it to her. Fortunately for her and her daughter, another heart recipient couldn’t be found in an area close enough to use it, so she got it anyway.

On a good note, April had another sonogram, and the baby’s measurements were in the normal range, so according to Will (Dr. Halstead), April’s TB meds weren’t causing any issues. So see? Crazy, emotional episode, but it had both good and bad news for the characters!

On tonight’s episode, “Graveyard Shift,” it’s a long night on the graveyard shift at Chicago Med, especially for Dr. Reese, who must deal with pronouncing patients dead on more than one occasion. April gets called in to work, much to the dismay of Tate, who pressures her to slow down. Meanwhile, Dr. Charles passes along some vital news to Dr. Latham, and Goodwin asks Dr. Rhodes to work on a most unusual patient.

See how our medical team does overnight tonight on NBC at 9/8c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/5/17

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

I’m so excited for tonight’s return of The Good Place on NBC. This was my favorite new show of the fall, and tonight it returns to kick off its final 3 weeks of the season. When we last left off, the folks from the Bad Place had arrived to collect fake Eleanor, but she pleaded with Michael to let her stay and continue to prove she could change and justify her place there. So he decided to bring the matter before the great and powerful Shawn. Meanwhile, Chidi and the real Eleanor really hit it off – it was easy to see why they were originally paired together as soulmates. And in the episode’s cliffhanger, Tahani discovered the truth about Jianyu and his “meditation den.”

Will fake Eleanor be kicked out of her home now that real Eleanor has arrived? Which Eleanor will Chidi choose? (Not to wish ill will on real Eleanor, but I really liked the growing relationship between Chidi and fake Eleanor, so I hope she’s out of the picture soon.) What will Tahani do with the news about Jianyu, and will we learn about how he ended up in the Good Place? And who is this Shawn who will decide fake Eleanor’s fate?

On tonight’s episode, “Chidi’s Choice,” Eleanor makes a surprising personal discovery. Meanwhile, Michael tasks an indecisive Chidi with coming to an important decision, and Jianyu makes a big announcement.

See the return of the double Eleanors tonight on NBC at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Great American Baking Show, The Big Bang Theory, The Great Indoors, Life in Pieces, Superstore, The Blacklist, and Top Chef.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/3/16

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

thegoodplace113smallI continue to thoroughly enjoy NBC’s The Good Place. It is easily my favorite new comedy of the season. Last week Michael pulled out his lie detector cube and interrogated the group one by one to figure out who had killed Janet. Meanwhile, Janet finally got some of her memories back and was able to retrieve Eleanor’s file, so Michael changed his focus toward figuring out how Eleanor accidentally ended up in the Good Place – and we got a glimpse of some of the morally questionable things Eleanor did. Afterward, Michael put Eleanor on the train to the Bad Place. However, he quickly had a change of heart and stopped the train and asked his Bad Place counterpart, Trevor, if he could have Eleanor back to see if she could learn to become good. He agreed to this but said that the other Eleanor Shellstrop was going to have to stay with him in the Bad Place until things got sorted out. And then the two Eleanors came face to face.

These cliffhangers at the end of each episode are so amazing and make me so anxious to see what happens next. I wish I could binge the entire season all at once! I can’t wait to see the other Eleanor’s reaction to this whole situation – and what the “bad” Eleanor will even say to her. Is Michael really going to let the “good” Eleanor rough it out in the Bad Place while he sees if our Eleanor is redeemable? Will Michael learn that Jianyu was also misplaced, and are there any others? And how did this happen in the first place?

On tonight’s fall finale, “…Someone Like Me as a Member,” Michael faces a challenge when he tries to resolve an unprecedented situation. In addition, Chidi makes a connection, to Eleanor’s chagrin, and a different side of Janet emerges.

To see how the first half of the season wraps, tune in to NBC at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, The Great Indoors, Life in Pieces, Superstore, The Blacklist, Pitch, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and 60 Days In.

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