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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/23/20

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

Two of my favorite actors to watch on TV are Jason Biggs (American Pie movie franchise) and Maggie Lawson (Psych), and tonight they’re starring in the new FOX comedy Outmatched. The premise is really fun: Two ordinary, blue-collar, working-class parents are raising four children…three of whom are geniuses. It’s a hard life trying to nurture their children’s amazing minds while not able to keep up with or understand them. They’re determined to give all of their kids as normal a childhood as possible, but for the three big-brained kiddos, that’s more difficult than either parent anticipates.

The show also stars Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken, My Wife and Kids), Jack Stanton (The Mick), Connor Kalopsis (The Grinder), Ashley Boettcher (Lost in Oz), and Oakley Bull (Beautiful Boy).

I’ve seen tonight’s premiere, and it’s a lot of fun. Biggs and Lawson play off each other well, and you can see their love for their kids, even though most of the time they’re scared spitless of them as well. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to more.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Kay and Mike cope with raising three high-IQ children.

Don’t miss tonight’s premiere on FOX at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching Last Man Standing, Deputy, Will & Grace, Perfect Harmony, & Beat Bobby Flay.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/21/20

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

In an interesting pacing turn, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s latest season started last week with their installment in the annual Crisis Crossover as that story’s conclusion. The crossover only really dealt with two “Legends” mostly – Sara Lance and Ray Palmer – so it seemed weird to sacrifice their season premiere to such a minimal overlap. It was still a fun episode. It just did little to nothing to set the tone for what we might expect in this latest Legends season.

So what did happen? Well…everyone from the previous 4 installments of Crisis on Infinite Earths woke up on a newly reformed planet named Earth Prime. Yes, everyyyyyone. So Supergirl & Black Lightning now happen on the same world as The Flash & Batwoman. Cool. So like exactly what happened in the comic version of this story. First order of business was beating some illusionist who used a fake Beebo to distract the heroes as he robbed a bank. Till Flash and Sara figured it out and showed up to kick his ass. Various people were having trouble adjusting to the newly reformed world they shared. For instance, Supergirl now worked for Lex Luthor in the new version of the DEO.

But the Nash version of Harrison Wells had detected that the Anti-Monitor was not quite dead, and sure enough, he soon reformed and the heroes must assemble once more. While the Geek Squad worked on a shrinking bomb that should make the Big Bad shrink infinitely smaller forever, the Muscle and Laser Squad took him on head to head. Eventually the device was created and Supergirl threw it right at him. Bam! Crisis averted. Or at least concluded. Mostly.

Barry showed the united heroes a base he had established for them that featured a shrine to their fallen friend Green Arrow. As they sat down as what could only be seen as the Arrowverse’s Justice League, a strange cackling was heard all about them. Smashcut to credits. So who was that laughing? Beebo again? The Joker? Someone else played by Mark Hamill? I’m really not sure, but I do know that each season of Legends is based on a single problem that causes glitches all through time space. I’m thinking it’s gotta involve the return of Rip Hunter. Let’s just hope Damian Dahrk isn’t a Big Bad for the 4th time, FFS.

On tonight’s episode, “Meet the Legends,” Sara, Ray and Mick are shocked to discover that the Legends have become famous; the Legends discover that their new problem is Rasputin; Constantine thinks he knows the reason for new time blips and informs the team that it won’t be easy to defeat.

Find out the reasons for the time blips tonight on The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be tuning in for Arrow.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/15/20

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

I’m still not feeling great, but I did want to highlight the premiere of
68 Whiskey
tonight on Paramount. This comes from Ron Howard’s Imagine Television Studios and follows a multicultural band of Army medics stationed in Afghanistan on a base nicknamed “The Orphanage.” Together, the medics navigate a dangerous and sometimes absurd world, relying on comradery, various vices and, occasionally, a profound sense of purpose to carry them through. I really like the cast – most especially Beth Riesgraf (Leverage, Lovestruck, Insatiable, Complications) & Derek Theler (Baby Daddy, Marvel’s New Warriors).

It also stars Sam Keeley, Jeremy Tardy (Dear White People, Marvel’s New Warriors), Gage Golightly (Red Oaks, Heartland, The End of the World As We Know It), Cristina Rodlo (Too Old to Die Young), Lamont Thompson (Hell on Earth), Nicholas Coombe (Imaginary Mary), Aaron Glenane (Snowpiercer), Artur Benson, Jade Albany (The Naked Director, The Right Stuff), Linc Hand, & Usman Ally (Lovestruck, On Becoming a God in Central Florida).

This should be a mix of intense drama and irreverent humor, which usually makes for good TV. And I like the premise of the Army medics stationed overseas. I wonder if this will be a bit like a more dramatic version of M.A.S.H. from the 70s, which was set during the Korean War. I didn’t watch that one – I was only born in 1976, and I never did watch reruns – but it was hugely popular. We’ll see if that similar premise goes over well now.

On tonight’s episode, “Buckley’s Goat,” Roback convinces Davis to join him in a get-rich-quick scheme, which lands them in serious trouble; Alvarez gets some upsetting news; Roback and Durkin continue their secret affair; Petrocelli finds a new friend in a lost goat.

Meet these new Army medics and see their temporary home of the Orphanage tonight on Paramount at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Chicago Med, The Goldbergs, Schooled, Chicago Fire, Criminal Minds, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, Single Parents, Chicago PD, S.W.A.T., & Stumptown.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/14/20

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!

Megan’s Choice

One thing that the Arrowverse shows do better than almost any other group of shows is crossovers, and the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover has been epic in proportion, with a whopping five episodes. The first three episodes aired before Christmas, and we have been waiting, not so patiently, for the final two episodes that air tonight.

In the first three episodes, there was a lot that happened, so I’ll just give you a brief recap so that you are caught up enough for tonight’s episodes, but I do highly recommend that you watch the first three parts because it has been an incredible block of television.

The heroes gathered on Earth 38 because an anti-matter wave was set to hit there next after already taking out Argo, with the last of the Kryptonians. The heroes tried to stop the wave and made a stand against the Anti-Monitor’s army, but the Monitor later declared it a lost cause and started to force them to retreat. However, Oliver refused to leave and fought until his bitter end to save as many lives from Earth 38 as he could. Unfortunately, he later paid the ultimate price when his took his last breath, surrounded by many shattered family members and friends.

Mia and Barry struggled to accept Oliver’s death and enlisted Sarah’s help in resurrecting him. However, he told them to let him go and that he knew was destined for something greater. We were graced with the guest appearances of Constantine and Lucifer during this episode, which was strange but exciting for the viewers. Elsewhere, Supergirl and Batwoman attempted to locate the Paragon of Courage, who after some interesting moments turned out to be Batwoman herself. During this episode, we also saw Tom Welling, who was Clark Kent from Smallville, but we found out that he had given up his powers in order to be a dad.

When we left off at the end of the last episode, the seven paragons were all that were left standing after an anti-matter wave wiped out the whole universe. The shocking twist was that the Lex Luther replaced Brandon Routh’s Superman as the Paragon of Truth after Lex got his hands on the Book of Destiny.

Whew. Are you still as confused as I am? Thankfully tonight will bring us much-needed closure and answers!

First up on Arrow, “Crisis on Infinite Earth Part Four,” stuck in the Vanishing Point, the Paragons search for a way to escape. The futility of the situation is compounded by The Flash’s disappearance. However, hope appears in the form of Oliver, who reveals that he has become something else. Meanwhile, the origin stories for The Monitor and Anti-Monitor are revealed.

Then we conclude with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, with “Crisis on Infinite Earth Part Five,” and we are left with the fact that Worlds lived, worlds died. Nothing will ever be the same.

Tune in for the beginning of the end on The CW starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching This Is Us, FBI, The Resident, NCIS, Ellen’s Game of Games, FBI: Most Wanted, New Amsterdam, and Gordon’s Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back.

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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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