If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/27/16

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

aftermath927smallTonight, Syfy kicks off the new supernatural apocalyptic thriller, Aftermath. The people of Washington State find themselves under a constant barrage of catastrophic weather and phenomenons of biblical proportions. The news is overrun with stories of earthquakes, storms, rampant disease with zombie-like side effects, and missing people, plus warnings of approaching meteorites, a solar storm, and a Category-5 hurricane on the way. As the state issues an evacuation order, the Copeland family decides to bunker down and wait out the storm in their home. Patriarch Joshua (James Tupper, Men in Trees) is a university professor of religion, archaeology, and myth, his wife Karen (Anne Heche, Men in Trees) is a former member of the Air Force, and the couple has three children. Son Matt (Levi Meadon, Olympus) was a star high school athlete sidelined by a torn ACL, who now wants to join the Peace Corps. Seventeen-year-old fraternal twins Dana (Julia Sarah Stone, The Killing) and Briana (Taylor Hickson, Deadpool) couldn’t be more different – the latter being much more of a wild child than her more practical sister.

As the storm clears up, the Copelands exit their home to discover that all is not well – their front lawn is covered in dead fish like a Biblical plague; they are visited by some strangers whose strange behavior quickly becomes violent; and daughter Briana is abducted by a supernatural force. As Joshua tries to make sense of what he just witnessed, the family hops into their RV and heads toward the Army Reserve-controlled Quarantine Zone in neighboring Yakima, hoping to be reunited with their daughter there. But the more they witness, the more the Copelands realize the end of the world is upon them.

What is going on? Is there any hope for humanity? I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere – just as you think things are already weird enough, they get stranger and stranger! The action-packed series is like a blend of The Walking Dead with its zombie-like threat, Fear the Walking Dead which follows a family trying to survive at the outset of an outbreak, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers where you can’t really tell who has become one of the dangerous Feverheads. And add to this entertaining mix lots of other elements from apocalyptic, end-of-days, disaster, and survival films. The cast is great, and it was especially fun to see Men in Trees love interests (& real-life husband/wife) James Tupper and Anne Heche reunited as a married couple. I’m really looking forward to seeing more of this series, as it looks like it’s going to be a wild ride!

On tonight’s episode, “RVL 6768,” in the face of natural disasters, supernatural creatures, and a horrifying plague, the Copeland Family fights to survive the end of the world.

Witness the beginning of the end tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., This Is Us, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Scream Queens, Halt and Catch Fire, and Chrisley Knows Best.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

ncis927smallLast week’s premiere of NCIS was the first without Tony, but we were also introduced to the two new members of the team. I thought they handled the Tony situation well, focusing more on how McGee is reacting to becoming the senior team member (after Gibbs, of course) instead of lamenting time after time about how they missed Tony. (Which was, actually, the complete opposite of how the New Orleans team handled missing Brody…)

We met new team member Nick Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) when he supposedly went rogue from the undercover op he’d been on for years. And he had, but thankfully he hadn’t turned like some of them wondered for a bit. He was determined to go after the man responsible for the death of his brother-in-law and threat to his sister and niece. One of my favorite scenes was after he spoke with the bad guy’s daughter, whom he’d cozied up to during the op in order to get close to the family. When Gibbs sat down across from Nick and he told Gibbs about a bomb under his seat, their by-play was pretty funny. The other new team member was Alex Quinn (Jennifer Esposito), who trained the EIGHT agents she sent to Gibbs to replace Tony – all of whom he rejected. She came to confront him and ask what he specifically wanted, but he was unable to tell her anything but he would just know. He told her to shadow him and the team, and in the end, she was what he wanted and she agreed to join his team. I really liked both of them (I love Jennifer Esposito in almost everything I see her in, and this was no exception), so I’m looking forward to how the team begins to blend.

On tonight’s episode, “Being Bad,” NCIS uncovers a bomb plot and a long-running theft ring while investigating a death at a Quantico reunion. Also, Torres and Quinn adjust to life on Gibbs’s team, including new seating arrangements in the squad room.

See how the team works together tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chopped, Bull, Aftermath, NCIS: New Orleans, & Star Plates.

Megan’s Choice

ncisnola927smallI had mixed feelings about last week’s season premiere of NCIS: New Orleans, because while I was happy the writers didn’t forget about LaSalle and Percy falling for each other…we were missing Brody. It makes sense that after her being compromised in the season finale by the rogue Homeland agent, I just can’t see the team without her. I’m hopeful that as the season progresses we will understand this creative decision better. Meanwhile, the team realized they’re under serious investigation by the FBI, and we met new series regular, Vanessa Ferlito, playing FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio.

On tonight’s episode, “Suspicious Minds,” Pride faces further backlash from the FBI when he helps former Navy Intelligence Analyst Elvis Bertrand, who is the lead suspect in a multiple homicide case. Tom Arnold guest stars.

Find out if Pride really is digging his own grave deeper tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS, Bull, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, This is Us, The Voice, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Scream Queens .

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