If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/10/20

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!

Jenny’s Choice #1

My first pick tonight is the series premiere of Lincoln Rhymes: Hunt for the Bone Collector on NBC. Aside from a clunky title (why not just leave it at Lincoln Rhymes?? But whatever…), this is another show that I’m totally, 100% on board with from the first mention of it. For one, it’s a cop show, and you know I love those. Two, it stars Russell Hornsby, whom I loved on Grimm. And three, it’s based on a great book series that I loved, by Jeffery Deaver.

Hornsby stars as titular character Lincoln Rhymes, a former NYPD detective who was injured in the line of duty – paralyzed and unable to return to work. When the killer he was chasing at the time, the Bone Collector, seems to have returned three years later, something finally, FINALLY, piques his interest enough that he decides to take the police up on their offer to let him consult…because his mind is as sharp as it ever was. Also starring is Arielle Kebbel (Midnight, Texas) as NYPD Officer Amelia Sachs, who was smart enough on the scene of a murder to catch some important evidence, and it’s through her that Lincoln will be able to view each scene and help track evidence. The show also stars Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos, Mad Dogs, Life on Mars, Law & Order, Detroit 187), Brooke Lyons (Sullivan & Son, Life Sentence), Ramses Jimenez (Vida), Roslyn Ruff (Bluegrass/Blood Red), Tate Ellington (The Brave, Quantico), Brian F. O’Byrne (Aquarius, Saints & Strangers), & Courtney Grosbeck.

I’ve seen tonight’s pilot, and I was very, very happy with it. Russell Hornsby is great, as is (new to me) Arielle Kebbel. The cast has a fun chemistry, and the story lines are exciting. If this is at all your type of show, or heck, even if it usually isn’t, give it a shot. You might be surprised!

Don’t miss tonight’s premiere on NBC at 8/7c.
 
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Megan’s Choice

Last week on Blue Bloods, Jamie ended up in the middle of gunfire when he was escorting some paramedics on a call. It turned out to be an ambush so they could steal medications from the ambulance, but unfortunately one of the paramedics died in the process. Jamie and Danny worked the case and arrested those involved. Despite all the bickering between the brothers, it’s always fun to watch them work together. I’ve also been enjoying watching Jamie and Eddie adjust to married life and all the chaos it brings. This is a couple who keeps proving that some people are just meant to be together. I can’t wait until we get to see them tackle having a baby together, because I think Eddie would make a hilarious pregnant woman.

On tonight’s episode, “Where the Truth Lies,” Frank takes heat when a widow blames him for her husband’s recent suicide while on the job. Also, when Eddie has a gut feeling about a murder, she and Erin band together to solve the case, and a desperate Luis Delgado
tells Danny and Baez that the only way he’ll testify against his former cartel is if they protect his sons.

To see if Delgado ends up helping them, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Magnum P.I., Hawaii Five-0, and Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

I don’t usually recommend shows on Netflix, but tonight I’m giving you a head’s up about two of them. One is the series premiere of a new zany comedy called Medical Police. I haven’t seen this, so I don’t know how it is, but given the cast and the show description, I couldn’t help but recommend it.

Two American doctors who discover a deadly virus in Brazil are recruited as government agents in a race to find a cure and uncover a dark conspiracy. Sure doesn’t sound like a comedy, does it? But the trailer makes it clear it is. And the show stars Erinn Hayes (Kevin Can Wait, Worst Week, Guys With Kids, Childrens Hospital), Ken Marino (Party Down, Gates, Childrens Hospital), Lake Bell (Bless This Mess, Boston Legal, Childrens Hospital, Harley Quinn), Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife, Billions, Childrens Hospital), Rob Corddry (The Unicorn, Childrens Hospital, Ballers), Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital, Chasers, Bad Management, Unit Zero), & Sarayu Blue (I Feel Bad, Under the Bridge, No Tomorrow).

See if this odd comedy is for you now on Netflix.
 

Jenny’s Choice #3

It’s no surprise to anyone on here that I love cooking competition shows, and that includes baking. Some of you probably also know from random comments I’ve made that I love accents – especially British and Australian. So when I found Zumbo’s Just Desserts on Netflix…oh, last year, maybe?…I was thrilled because it’s an Australian baking/sweets competition series. According to Netflix: “Dessert wizard Adriano Zumbo (who is a cutie patootie! – my words, not Netflix’s! LOL) looks for the next “Willy Wonka” in this tense competition that finds skilled amateurs competing for a $100,000 prize.

Season one was back in 2017, and it was a lot of fun. The challenges are hard – especially the elimination one each week, which is brutal – but it was always fun to see what the contestants could come up with. And like all reality competition shows, some contestants are great, while others make you want to fling them from a bridge because they’re so horrid. LOL

I’ve been checking regularly, hoping there would be another season, and I’d kind of given up hope, so when I saw earlier this week that season two was coming out this week, I was thrilled. Don’t miss it. You can find it now on Netflix!

I’ll also be watching Hawaii Five-0 & Blue Bloods.

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