If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/7/20

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, NBC is giving viewers an early look at the new series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, which won’t premiere in its regular Sunday timeslot until February 16. Zoey Clarke (Jane Levy, Suburgatory) works as a computer programmer at a small San Francisco tech company. Her boss, Joan (Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls, Parenthood), is trying to decide who to promote to team lead, and while Zoey is great at her job, she’s not as vocal and take-charge as she should be. Her co-worker/best friend Max (Skylar Astin, Pitch Perfect) is very supportive of her and may even harbor feelings for Zoey. Zoey lives in apartment by herself, across the hall from rambunctious neighbor Mo (Alex Newell, Glee), who often wakes her up with her singing. Zoey also spends a lot of time back home with her parents, Maggie (Mary Steenburgen, The Last Man on Earth) and Mitch (Peter Gallagher, The O.C., Grace and Frankie). About a year earlier, her father was diagnosed with a rare and unusual disease that has been taking away his ability to move, talk, and soon eat. It is devastating for Zoey and her family to watch this once vibrant and lively man just sitting their silently and deteriorating like this, but they are determined to help him enjoy his remaining days.

As the series begins, Zoey wakes up one seemingly normal morning to discover that she can hear other people’s innermost thoughts and desires, which they express through music – belting out pop songs while performing elaborate dance numbers, pouring out their deepest feelings and issues to her. Baffled by the situation, Zoey starts to use this information to help these people in need. However, in the process she also learns some interesting things about her co-workers. Are these new “powers” a curse or a blessing?

I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere – it reminded me of Kevin Probably Saves the World meets Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The series has a great mix of humor and heart, and I found the impromptu singing and dancing to be a lot of fun – plus the songs are ones that most people will already be familiar with. That said, Zoey isn’t really knowledgeable about pop music, so it takes her a few bars of the lyrics in order to figure out what exactly people are trying to tell her, but most viewers will probably catch on as soon as the music starts. The series has an amazing cast, filled with actors with strong musical TV, theater, and movie backgrounds, so you know the song and dance performances are going to be great!

On tonight’s series preview, “Pilot,” Zoey, an introverted computer programmer living in San Francisco, begins to hear the innermost desires of the people around her through song.
Meet Zoey and see her power develop tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be recording Schitt’s Creek, FBI: Most Wanted, Emergence, The Resident, Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time, mixed-ish, and black-ish.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Megan’s Choice

There have been a lot of people complaining about the storyline surrounding Red Rock on The Resident, and while I’m not a fan of it myself, I believe it is leading to an excellent conclusion soon. In the last episode before winter hiatus, there was a lot of chaos going on, including Bell getting replaced as Chief of Surgery by the pompous Cain and Conrad being fired after he was caught lying about a transplant patient’s suicide attempt. I know this whole story is because we need Conrad to bring down Red Rock, but I am also looking forward to having my favorite doctor back at the hospital where he belongs.

On tonight’s episode, “Free Fall,” after being terminated from Chastain, Conrad has difficulty figuring out his next step and distracts himself by accompanying a patient on a zero-gravity adventure. In his first move as the new Chief of Surgery, Cain puts the doctors on a commission-based pay system, which causes Devon’s new intern to agree to a procedure before weighing the risks. Meanwhile, Mina struggles with taking care of Adaku’s baby, and Bell’s supplement company get its big break.

To see how the doctors handle having Cain in charge, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS, Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back, FBI, mixed-ish, and FBI: Most Wanted.

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