If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/25/19

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, Freeform kicks off the all-new holiday-themed reality competition series Wrap Battle, with two back-to-back episodes. The series finds nine contestants trying to out-wrap one another to be the first ever Wrap Battle Champion and take home the $50K prize. You read that correctly: it’s a present-wrapping competition series! With Christmas just a month away, it’s as good a time as any to get into the holiday spirit, and this show certainly has that in droves.

The competition is hosted by comedian Sheryl Underwood (The Talk), who serves as a judge, alongside Carson Kressley (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), and gift wrapping expert Wanda Wen (founder of fine stationery and luxury paper brand Soolip). Each episode consists of two rounds. The first round is the Swift Gift Challenge, a short 45-minute challenge, at the end of which the winner will be given an advantage for the second round. The second round is the Big Gift Challenge, a longer 3-hour challenge that involves a much bigger effort. At the end of that round, some of the contestants will be put on the Nice List, while some others will make the Naughty List. And it will be a wrap for a contestant from the latter list, as they are sent home.

I checked out tonight’s two episodes and found the show to be a lot of fun. It’s got an eclectic mix of contestants ranging in age from 24 to 47. While some of them are professional gift wrappers, designers, entrepreneurs, and event coordinators, there’s also an insurance agent and a mom/PTA president. And if you like wrapping puns, this show is loaded with them – the contestants are often sent off to the present-tation room to display their work to the judges. Tonight’s second episode features a guest judge for one of the challenges, and I’m sure there will be more of that in later weeks as well. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this battle and what crazy tasks the contestants are given in upcoming episodes.

On tonight’s premiere, “Wrap Big or Wrap at Home,” nine talented gift wrappers compete to become the Wrap Battle Champion and win a grand prize worth $50,000. In the second episode, “Shopping Mall Wars,” wrappers team up to operate gift wrapping kiosks, each team try to out-hustle and out-wrap their competition; featuring guest judge Sherry Cola.

See how talented these wrappers are tonight on Freeform starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Good Doctor, 9-1-1, Prodigal Son, and His Dark Materials.
 
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Megan’s Choice

On the last episode of 9-1-1, there was some character growth, some secrets came to light, and then there was a tragedy. First we had Eddie’s side hustle of fighting being revealed after he accidentally kicked a piece of a man’s nose into his brain cavity. Scary! Even though it would cost him his fighting, as well as get him in trouble, he did the right thing and called 911. The man survived, but Eddie faced a conversation with Bobby the next day, where we found out that Eddie was struggling more than even he realized with his feelings about his wife’s death and what it meant. In the end, Bobby just wants him to get help. Elsewhere, Maddie came clean to Buck about being sent to mandatory counseling after a woman accused her of stalking her, which Maddie admited she essentially was doing. I’m glad to see that Maddie can own her actions, but I am also still concerned about the woman who was indeed being abused by her husband. The big tragedy of the hour was Hen. Her life and loss of the embryos and how it was affecting her ability to focus was brought to the forefront when she crashed into a car in an intersection on the way to the hospital with a patient. That car contained a young woman, Evelyn, who was a promising young musician who unfortunately died. Hen did not handle this well, and I foresee a lot of complications for our girl the rest of the season caused by this horrific accident. I’m looking forward to the drama, but I recommend that you follow my lead and keep tissues handy, because these writers like to have us crying on a weekly basis.

On tonight’s episode, “Fallout,” the 118 responds to debris from a meteor shower crashing into an apartment building and a deadly fire caused by a hazardous waste truck crash inside a tunnel. Meanwhile, Hen struggles with guilt over her ambulance accident, Bobby introduces Eddie to an old friend to help with his anger, and Maddie receives an urgent call for help.

To find out what becomes of Hen and if Eddie can learn to handle his anger, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, All American, Prodigal Son, All Rise, Bull, The Good Doctor, and Bluff City Law.

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