If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/7/16

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

I’ve seen a good handful of people claiming they won’t watch Criminal Minds anymore since Hotch left, but I think they’re missing out. I still say now, after being here a few episodes, Adam Rodriguez is a great fit for the team/show. Like last week, when he was part of the group who teased Garcia about being the last to know something instead of the first. That something had to do with Tara (remember… TAR-uh, not TEHR-uh), who was the focus of last week’s episode, since a strange man showed up to meet her, acting like he was her brother. Turned out he was one of the multiple-personality-disorder patients and Mr. Scratch had brainwashed him into believing he really was Tara’s brother. Thankfully the team was able to find her real brother and save him (barely!) and also get some help for the poor guy who’d been brainwashed.

Even after the addition of Luke Alvez a few weeks ago, the show/team is welcoming a new cast member tonight. Damon Gupton (who you might recognize from shows like Goliath, Bates Motel, The Player, Empire, and Prime Suspect) is joining the team. To me, he seems a bit older than the others (he’s not… I mean, technically I think he’s Kirsten Vangsness’s age, so only a few years older than AJ Cook. But from everything I’ve seen him in, he “feels” older, so it’ll be interesting to see how he fits in with the team. Plus, his character is a seasoned FBI profiler, so will he fit in as smoothly as Rossi did? I’m very interested to see how the dynamic might change now.

On tonight’s episode, “Scarecrow,” the BAU team heads to Yakima, Wash., after the remains of a dozen people are found along a creek bed. Also, they welcome new team member Stephen Walker (Damon Gupton), a seasoned profiler from the Behavioral Analysis Program of the FBI.

Travel with the team to Washington tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Goldbergs, Lethal Weapon, Speechless, Brothers Take New Orleans, Cooks vs Cons, & black-ish.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, NBC will once again prove that “You Can’t Stop The Beat,” saying “Good Morning Baltimore” as it opens the curtains on its latest live musical event, Hairspray Live!. The production is based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical (which itself was based on the cult 1988 John Waters film of the same name). The story is set in 1962, where plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s (Maddie Baillio) biggest dreams come true when she is selected to join a local Baltimore dance show, “The Clifton Collins Show,” and becomes an instant celebrity. She then sets out on a campaign to integrate the all-white dance show, and over the course of the production we meet a wide variety of crazy characters, including Tracy’s mother Edna (Harvey Fierstein) and father Wilbur (Martin Short), best friend Penny Pingleton (Ariana Grande) and her mother Prudy (Andrea Martin), African American classmate Seaweed J. Stubbs (Ephraim Sykes) and his record store owner mother Motormouth Maybelle (Jennifer Hudson), dance show host Corny Collins (Derek Hough), racist show producer Velma Von Tussle (Kristin Chenoweth) and her mean-girl daughter Amber (Dove Cameron), teenage heartthrob Link Larkin (Garrett Clayton), dance show contestant Little Inez (Shahadi Wright Joseph), plus-size dress shop owner Mr. Pinky (Sean Hayes), Health Ed Teacher (Rosie O’Donnell), and Rob Barker (Billy Eichner).

Last year, FOX set a huge bar with its live production of Grease, and tonight it’s NBC’s turn to prove it can go even bigger. While I’ve never seen the original film or Broadway show, I did really enjoy the 2007 musical film. NBC has assembled an amazing cast for this year’s live musical, and I can’t wait to see all these talented singers and dancers in action, live, without a safety net. I’m also curious to see how NBC will stage tonight’s live production — will they go the more traditional route like they’ve done in the past with The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, and The Wiz, or will they add a live audience and expand the production to multiple indoor and/or outdoor stages like FOX did with Grease? I’m looking forward to watching this live tonight, along with the always-entertaining Twitter commentary.

Catch all the fun tonight on NBC at 8/7c, with a 30-minute “countdown” preview starting at 7:30/6:30c.

I’ll also be recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, black-ish, Designated Survivor, Survivor, Criminal Minds, Lethal Weapon, Empire, Arrow, Frequency, Incorporated, Younger, and Impastor.

Megan’s Choice

Code Black had me on the edge of my seat last week when Willis, Leanne, and Jesse risk their lives to do surgery on a police officer who got shot in the leg. The bullet that was left in her leg was an exploding bullet, so the bomb squad had to be called, but the doctors went ahead and operated anyway because if they didn’t the officer would die. They saved the day and then enjoyed a cigar together on the roof. I think that Willis and Leanne would make a great couple, and I’m still holding out hope that they’ll get together.

On tonight’s episode, “Ave Maria,” when a 13-year-old girl arrives at Angels Memorial following a seizure caused by spina bifida, the doctors are shocked to learn she is Campbell’s daughter. Also, a workaholic deaf patient, Kathy Byrne (Marlee Matlin), and her translator arrive at Angels after their car rolls into the L.A. River.

To find out more about Campbell’s daughter, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Criminal Minds, Lethal Weapon, Hairspray Live!, Cooks vs Cons, and Incorporated.

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