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.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, the first season of The Good Place comes to an end in a special 1-hour finale. Last week, Fake Eleanor tried to get her “good deed” points up by throwing a party for all of the people she had wronged, but she soon realized the only truly selfless way for her to gain points was to willingly head back to the Bad Place, which she had now resigned herself to do. Meanwhile, Michael was horrified to discover that Jianu was really Jason and that he was even worse than Eleanor in his Earth life. Michael also didn’t approve of Janet marrying Jason and planned to reboot her to remove the glitch that was allowing her to act against her programming. So lovers Janet and Jason decided to run away, and they asked Eleanor if she wanted to join them. Just after Shawn arrived at the Good Place to make a ruling on Eleanor’s fate, the trio stole his train – which certainly wasn’t going to help Eleanor’s case with the judge – and they headed off to Neutral Place to meet a woman named Mindy St. Clair.

Will Eleanor, Janet, and Jason make it to the Neutral Place, and if so, what kind of life will they find there? Will Chidi stay with Real Eleanor, or will he decide that his heart belongs to Fake Eleanor? Will this all be wrapped up tonight, or will we be left with yet another cliffhanger? I have enjoyed this series so much, and I really hope we get a second season. But in case that’s not in the cards, I really hope that tonight’s season finale also serves as a satisfying series finale as well.

On part one of tonight’s finale, “Mindy St. Clair,” Michael faces his greatest challenge with help from Chidi and Tahani. Meanwhile, Eleanor, Jianyu, and Janet must make a monumental decision. Then, in “Michael’s Gambit,” Eleanor and her pals contemplate their fates.

Catch the one-hour finale tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Great Indoors, Life in Pieces, The Blacklist, My Kitchen Rules, Top Chef, and Colony.

Jenny’s Choice #2

After being off for the most part since mid-November, Lip Sync Battle is back, and tonight is going to be a fun one. They’re all great. I love LL Cool J & Chrissy Teigen as hosts. They’re a lot of fun with their back-and-forth, and they both are great with the performers. But tonight should be extra special, as both celebrities are funny guys (comedians) and used to being on stage in front of an audience, but neither are musicians…

On tonight’s episode, “Jay Leno vs. Craig Ferguson,” Jay performs The Sweet’s “Ballroom Blitz,” and Craig performs ABBA’s “Take a Chance on Me.”

To see how these funny guys do with the mic, tune in to Spike TV at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Hell’s Kitchen, The Great Indoors, Top Chef, My Kitchen Rules, Beat Bobby Flay, & That Awkward Game Show.

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