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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/23/20

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

When we last left off with our favorite rookies on…well, The Rookie, the cops had been escorting female serial killer Rosalind Dyer around to where she buried some of her former victims. Unfortunately, she had a protégé out there killing anew and leaving their bodies in the same places. They thought they had the killer narrowed down, but then when Lucy Chen met a guy at the bar after work and they hit it off enough to see each other after work the next time, it turned out he spiked her drink and shoved her into his trunk…and then into the barrel like where the other women had died. Talk about a cliffhanger!! And on the not-so-cliffie side, Wesley went back to work after being stabbed in the shelter during the bomb scare, but he wasn’t ready and ended up taking too many pills along with his alcohol, and Angela found him passed out on the couch, which scared her to pieces.

So here we are, just over two months later for us, but obviously not much time will have passed with the gang because I doubt Melissa O’Neil (Lucy) is going anywhere. But still…it’ll be an exciting ride, hopefully, to see how they figure out where she is and how they rescue her!

On tonight’s episode, “Day of Death,” Officer Nolan and the entire team are in a desperate search to rescue Officer Chen after her abduction and must attempt to get Rosalind to help them in their search. Meanwhile, after Officer Lopez discovers Wesley unconscious from a dangerous cocktail of alcohol and pills, she is forced to keep him close by.

Don’t miss the excitement tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, NCIS: LA, Beat Bobby Flay, & NCIS: New Orleans.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/21/20

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!

Jenny’s Choice

This is going to be a quick and dirty write-up to recommend Amazon’s latest, Hunters. Executive produced by Academy Award–winner Jordan Peele and led by legendary Academy Award–winner Al Pacino, Hunters follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City. The Hunters, as they’re known, have discovered that hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.

I’m not a fan of period pieces (shows/books/movies set in the past), but given the story line and the cast, I’ll probably check this one out. It also stars Logan Lerman (Jack & Bobby), Jerrika Hinton (Grey’s Anatomy, Here and Now), Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother, Rise), Tiffany Boone (The Chi, Little Fires Everywhere), Greg Austin (Class), Louis Ozawa Changchien ( Matador, The Miraculous Year), Saul Rubinek (Warehouse 13, Blind Justice, Nero Wolfe), Dylan Baker (The Big Time, Damages, I’m Dying Up Here), Becky Ann Baker (Freaks and Geeks), Lena Olin (Alias, Welcome to Sweden), James Le Gros (True Fiction), Jeannie Berlin (The Night Of), and Ebony Obsidian (Wu-Tang: An American Saga, Sistas), as well as Henry Hunter Hall, Jonno Davies, Josh Mostel, Julissa Bermudez, Kate Mulvaney, Miles G. Jackson, and Caleb Emery.

The entire first season came out overnight last night on Amazon, so check it out now!

I’ll also be watching Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector & Hawaii Five-0.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/20/20

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

Listen, Star Trek: Picard is good. It’s like the best of Star Trek and the best of Star Wars sorta mashed up in what is definitely the old TNG timeline, pre-reboot movies. After the alleged daughter of Data came to him for help, she was assassinated by a Romulan sect known as the Tal Shiar. She had a twin sister however, and she was out there somewhere, so Picard was on a quest to find her. He recruited an old friend from Star Fleet, Raffi, and her friend the star pilot, Rios. Rios played as “intellectual Han Solo” to me. We also added android scientist Dr. Agnes Jurati at the last minute as they were departing Earth.

Last week, instead of heading directly to the lead they have to follow up on on Freecloud, Picard had Rios charter a course to the Romulan resettlement world of Vashti, where Jean Luc once lived. He revisited the Qowat Milat, who were an order of ass-kicking nuns. He recruited the help of Elnar, who was the only male raised by the nuns. They got off planet together just in time for the ship to be attacked by local warlords. This was where the Star Wars–like action kicked in. Very few Trek films or shows have featured such intricate, fast, and masterfully pulled off outer space combat. Perhaps Discovery had some battles that were as cool, but these are the next gen shows, and starships have grown much more agile in this continuum fo’ show. They barely won this battle with the help of a mystery battler on a small A-Wing sized ship. When beaming that person aboard, they got the next recruit to the team: Seven of Nine!

Meanwhile, out on a defunct Borg cube, the lost twin sister, Soji, was part of a strange reclamation project. They are salvaging Romulans by taking Borg parts out of them then rehabilitating them as pure organic beings. The process didn’t work on all victims equally however, and she was trying to find out what happened with the particular batch of the misfits she happened upon in her research. The Romulan she was cavorting with promised her access to information, but at the same time, his contact in the Tal Shiar threatened to use force if his subversive tactics didn’t pay off soon.

This show moves quick, is a lot of fun, and features aspects of all kinds of Star Trek cannon. Don’t miss out!

Catch this week’s episode, “Stardust City Rag,” now on CBSAA.

I’ll also be tuning in for How the Universe Works & Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/18/20

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

Week after week, New Amsterdam continues to pull on our heartstrings while still making us laugh. It is amazing to me that a medical drama can still have moments where you giggle because of some goofy thing one of the characters has done – usually Iggy, to be honest. I adore Iggy and his quirky psychologist ways, but also his vulnerable side because it makes him a better doctor.

Last episode. Max learned that hospitals drop patients who are dying off at other hospitals to save their mortality rates. He was not okay with that at all. Instead of taking it as the normal way things are done, he went and collected any patients who had been sent away from New Amsterdam and brought them back. After clearing out an abandoned floor of the hospital, Max turned it into a palliative care floor and then assigned every one of his doctors a patient they were to tend to personally. It was actually quite an eye-opening episode because there are so many people who don’t have family or loved ones to be there in the end so you have to wonder who would take care of them. Max is such an innovator, but I have a feeling that before the season is over. he is going to get the hospital into financial issues that may require some extreme fixing.

On tonight’s episode, “Sabbath,” Max races against the clock to rearrange the budget when faced with employees going unpaid, while Kapoor is presented with a device that’s the future of medicine. Meanwhile, Iggy goes against the norms to prove a diagnosis, and Bloom gets an unexpected visitor.

Find out if Max can fix the budget before it’s too late tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, The Resident, NCIS, For Life, Ellen’s Game of Games, Bless This Mess, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back, and Chopped.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/17/20

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

All Rise is one of my favorite shows this season for so many reasons, but one of the biggest is the fact that it is a female-led drama. Lola is a strong female judge, but she is also flawed, which makes her relatable to all of us. I enjoy the way she leads her courtroom not only with her brains but her heart, which makes her a more effective judge in my opinion. Her friendship with Mark is adorable, and I love how much they banter like siblings. It is a true platonic relationship, which in television doesn’t happen very often between men and women, so it really gives this show an edge over the other legal dramas.

On the last episode, Luke went a little overboard with a romantic gesture for Emily, which included a flash mob and a fish as a valentine’s gift. Emily didn’t know how to respond, because her ex-husband used elaborate gifts and gestures to make it up to her after he had been abusive. They came to an arrangement and understanding about how she needs him to approach these situations, and he was very receptive. Luke is such a sweet man, and I hope that they can develop their relationship further. Speaking of relationships… Lola and her husband are doing the long-distance thing, which I think will result in her marriage failing, but time will tell. Finally, Lola has been asked to help with Judge Brenner’s campaign research, and she is uncomfortable with the situation. She has already found out some questionable things about Brenner’s past at the other firms, and she is uncertain whether or not she should dig deeper. It is difficult to say how this story will play out, but I am invested completely in the outcome.

On tonight’s episode, “My Fair Lockdown,” Lola’s world spins out of control when she presides over the trial of Emily’s client, who rejects the rule of law and seizes control of the courtroom.

To see if they can survive this dangerous situation, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Bull, America’s Got Talent: The Champions, Bob Hearts Abishola, The Neighborhood, 9-1-1: Lone Star, Prodigal Son, and All American.

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