If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/3/16

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!

Jenny’s Choice #1

conviction103smallTonight is another new drama that I’m excited to see: ABC’s Conviction. Hayley Atwell (Marvel’s Agent Carter) plays lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison, is caught using drugs and is offered a job from her sexy nemesis, NY District Attorney Conner Wallace (played by CSI: New York alum, Eddie Cahill). If she works with his team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit, which reexamines cases where there is a credible suspicion of wrongful conviction, she’ll avoid jail time and will avoid hurting her mother’s Senate campaign. She’s a party girl with a privileged upbringing who is offered a chance to turn her life around.

I was really excited about this show when I saw the trailer. I haven’t seen the pilot, so I have no idea if it’ll be any good or not, but I love the premise, and I love the cast. I didn’t watch Agent Carter, but Hayley Atwell is adorable and I’ve heard she was great in that. Eddie Cahill was one of my favs on CSI: New York, and the others are good too: Daniel Franzese (Looking & Recovery Road), Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead), Manny Montana (whom I recognize from Graceland), not to mention Merrin Dungey (Alias, Once Upon a Time) and Shawn Ashmore (The Following).

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” after joining the Conviction Integrity Unit, Hayes pushes the team to consider the case of Odell Dwyer, a handsome former high school football player who has been in prison for eight years for murdering his girlfriend.

Follow the leads tonight on ABC at 10/9c.
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Kyle’s Choice

timeless103smallTonight, Timeless, the first of many new time travel series that will join this schedule this season, premieres on NBC. Billionaire entrepreneur Connor Mason (Paterson Joseph, The Leftovers) has created a state of the art time machine, but it falls into the hands of master criminal Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic, ER, Extant), who plans to use it change America’s future by destroying its past. The folks at Mason Technologies have an older prototype time machine, but it was designed as more of a lifeboat and only seats 3 people. So they assemble a team to go after Flynn to prevent him from altering the past. The trio includes Delta Force soldier Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter, 90210), history/anthropology professor Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer, Rectify), and coder-turned-time-machine-pilot Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett, Better Off Ted). The series comes from Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Revolution) and Shawn Ryan (Terriers, Last Resort, The Unit, The Shield), and the pilot was directed by Neil Marshall, who previously directed a couple of the more epic episodes from Game of Thrones.

The series is a great mix of action and adventure with a dose of humor, lots of timey-wimeyness, and a really fun cast. Tonight’s premiere does a great job of setting up the premise and some interesting backstories for a couple of the main characters. It also throws a few unexpected twists and mysteries into the mix that should lead to some exciting future episodes. My only concern is whether or not the series can/will properly handle the butterfly effects that should result from all of the time travel and not just do a lot of hand-waving. As of right now, I’m definitely on board for this fun adventure and highly recommend checking out tonight’s premiere!

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” the trio chase evildoer Garcia Flynn to the Hindenburg disaster of 1937.

Go back in time tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Conviction, The Big Bang Theory, Gotham, and Lucifer.

Megan’s Choice

lucifer103smallLucifer had a strong start to its second season, and I, for one, am quite pleased with the progress we had just in the premiere alone. Lucifer was convinced that his mother was behind the murder case of the week, because the victim had a metal rod put into her forehead in the shape of horns – he really is quite narcissistic. Chloe kept telling him that it wasn’t about him, and in the end it was proven that she was right, as the murderer was actually the girl’s landlord/set nurse, who was also dealing drugs on the set of the television show. Lucifer was very perturbed by the fact that a mother figure would do such a thing, but he was even more distraught when his mother showed up at his penthouse in the body of a younger woman and then collapsed in his arms after begging for help. I’m not sure where this particular story line is going to go, but wherever it is, I am sure that it is going to be filled with exciting and hilarious behavior from the Prince of Darkness himself.

On tonight’s episode, “Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress of Fire,” when Lucifer’s mother, Charlotte, turns up at the scene of a grizzly murder pleading innocence, Lucifer is hesitant to believe her tale. Not wanting to leave her on her own, he instructs Maze to babysit her – and not to torture her – allowing him to investigate the case with Chloe.

To find out if Lucifer’s mother is innocent, tune in to FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, Kevin Can Wait, Scorpion, Conviction, and Timeless.

Jenny’s Choice #2

scorpion103smallMy second pick tonight is the 2-hour season premiere of Scorpion. Last season was full of fun, exciting cases and lots of personal drama, ending with Toby asking Happy to marry him, only to find out she’s already married (estranged, but married!), Megan’s marriage to Sylvester – and then shortly after, her death! – and Paige and Walter decided they would stick to being friends and colleagues…but then when new guy Tim came onto the scene and started flirting with Paige, who responded enough to him that they went on a few dates, and they were on their way to a romantic getaway when Walter realized he wanted her to be his and went after her.

So will Paige accept Walter’s declaration…or will he chicken out before he even gets there? Will Toby and Happy stay together even though she was harboring this huge secret from him? And will Sly find another woman who loves him for who he is? On the case front, I’ve heard this season should be even bigger and crazier and better than the last, so I’m excited to see it all!

On tonight’s first hour, “Civil War,” Team Scorpion must put aside their personal and romantic predicaments when anonymous hackers with unknown motives take control of U.S. military aircraft and warships and point weapons at American cities. Then in the second hour, “More Civil War,” just as Team Scorpion makes headway against the hackers controlling U.S. naval destroyers, they learn that a U.S. nuclear submarine also has been hacked and has a missile about to launch.

See how the team takes down the hackers and saves the country tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Chopped, Kevin Can Wait, & Halloween Baking Championship.

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