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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/21/19

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, ABC’s Thursday drama lineup airs its fall finales. One of these shows about to take a break is A Million Little Things. Last week, Rome’s mother and father were preparing to go on their anniversary cruise when Gina got the call that Rome’s mother had died. Rome had a great relationship with his mother, and one of her dying wishes was for Rome and his father to mend their broken one. Rome and his father had never really gotten along. Rome always believed that his pop loved his brother Omar more and treated him better. But Rome made the first steps toward fixing his relationship with his father. Everyone came to the funeral, where Rome gave the eulogy. Gina was worried that this loss might send Rome into another suicidal depression, but he assured her that his sadness was just normal grieving. During the post-funeral party, PJ discovered his DNA kit hiding under the bed and learned that there was a 99.9% that Jonathan was his real father. So he silently stormed off, upset that Rome had been hiding the results from him.

At the party, Delilah suggested she might take the children to France for the summer, and this increased Eddie’s concern that his name wasn’t on his daughter’s birth certificate – Delilah could decide to just run off and never return, and there was nothing he could do about it. So he and Katherine confronted Delilah, even threatening her with legal action, but Delilah was adamant that her children not found out that Jonathan wasn’t their baby sister’s father. This didn’t stop Eddie and Katherine, who had bonded a bit over this, and Eddie started to fill out some legal paperwork. It seems like Eddie and Katherine could just simply let the cat out of the bag directly to Delilah’s kids, and then it’s too late, the truth would already be out there!

Meanwhile, Gary had been fired from work for taking too much time off to help Maggie. However, he didn’t want this to have an effect on Maggie’s decision whether or not to take a fellowship at Oxford, so he hid this news from her. Instead, he decorated the apartment with British paraphernalia to show her that he supported her decision, whatever it may be. Though, honestly, from a show standpoint, it seems highly unlikely that this would happen because one or both of them would be then leave the series.

As the episode came to a close, Delilah learned that PJ was Barbara Morgan’s son, and so she showed up at Rome and Gina’s door, asking why they hadn’t told her this. Will Rome and Gina finally tell her the truth about Jonathan’s relationship with Barbara and that PJ is Jonathan’s son? And will this finally convince Delilah to reveal the truth about her own daughter’s parentage? And how will Delilah’s children react to the news of all these secret love children? Will it be a relief to Sophie that PJ is her brother and that’s why he rejected her, or will this only make things worse? And how will PJ’s parents deal with him discovering the truth?

On tonight’s midseason finale, “Time Stands Still,” Rome helps PJ through a personal crisis; Gary and Maggie’s relationship takes a turn; Delilah, Eddie, and Katherine make tough decisions that will affect their families.

See how the first half of the season ends tonight on ABC at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Knight Before Christmas, Grey’s Anatomy, Young Sheldon, Carol’s Second Act, Superstore, Perfect Harmony, The Good Place, and Will & Grace.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/26/19

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!

Jenny’s Choice #1

My first pick tonight is the series premiere of Evil. If you know me, you know I’m not at all into dramas or even most supernatural shows, but this is different. It’s a bit of a cop drama mixed with the supernatural, and I couldn’t help but watch when they made the screeners available.

From Michelle & Robert King (The Good Wife/The Good Fight & BrainDead), this is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers) is a skeptical psychologist basically single mother of four (her husband is off supervising climbing tours of some big mountain overseas, so he’s rarely home). She starts off the show as an expert witness for the District Attorney, but after being pushed to lie on the stand, she quits and a little reluctantly joins forces with David Acosta (Mike Colter), a former adventure-seeking journalist now studying to be a priest and tasked by the Church to assess unexplained phenomena – possessions, miracles, etc. Their job is to figure out if it’s supernatural or if there’s a logical explanation. Along with Kristen and David is Ben Shakir, another skeptic who uses his computer and carpentry skills to figure out/prove that what seems to be supernatural is, in reality, something done by humans or naturally in the environment.

Kristen begins having night terrors, which are SUPER freaky, and one of the more scary characters is Leland Townsend, a man who (CBS’s words but oh so appropriate) “oozes menace” and threatens Kristen and her daughters. David tries to tell Kristen that Townsend is in reality evil, but she doesn’t believe it…until she does. The road to that is spooky and creepy and…everything good that is this show.

I’ve seen the first few episodes already, and it’s scared the pants off me. I loved it way more than I thought I was going to, so I highly recommend at least checking out the first couple of episodes! Also starring are Christine Lahti, Kurt Fuller, Brooklyn Shuck, Dalya Knapp, Maddy Crocco, & Skylar Gray.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” forensic psychologist Kristen Bouchard is hired by the Catholic Church to work with David Acosta, a priest-in-training, and contractor Ben Shakir, to determine whether a serial killer is possessed by a demon or merely a psychopath. Kristen finds that she has a taste for the work and is invited to join the team on a permanent basis.

Don’t miss the premiere tonight on CBS at 10/9c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/10/18

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, Riverdale returns to The CW to kick off the show’s third season. A lot happened last season, especially with the expanded 22-episode season! Betty discovered that her father was the real Black Hood – a serial killer that had been terrorizing the town – though there had also been a second copycat who had been hired by Hiram Lodge. Fred ran for mayor, and even though he had Veronica’s help to try to beat her mother, Hermione ultimately won the election. Meanwhile, Archie was in a political race of his own – he ran for student body president and won. Meanwhile, Veronica discovered his father’s plans to own the entire south side of town, and so she purchased the Whyte Wyrn before he had a chance to do so. She then traded the bar to her father in exchange for Pop’s Diner. Archie had had enough of Hiram and confronted him in his home at knife point, calling him out on all the people he had had a hand in murdering. However, it was all empty threats with Archie – he had no proof and didn’t even think to wear a wire to the confrontation. The next day at school, Jughead asked Betty to join the Serpents, proving that what her father had done hadn’t affected their relationship. Then, Archie was sworn in as class president, but before he could do anything, he was arrested for murder – Hiram had set him up!

I’m looking forward to seeing what happens this season. Will the teens once again find themselves embroiled in another murder mystery? Or else what other kind of evil or misfortune will befall the town of Riverdale this year? And what about Archie – how quickly will he be able to prove his innocence and get out of prison? Will he try to get revenge on Hiram afterwards? It should be another exciting season with lots of soapy twists and turns.

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I had the chance to speak with some of the cast about the upcoming season. You can check out my press room videos at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s premiere, “Labor Day,” Archie makes a surprising request about how he wants to spend his final days of summer; Betty must deal with her problems head-on after a heated confrontation with Alice and Polly; Veronica pleads with Hiram to help Archie.

See if Archie gets the help he needs tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, American Housewife, Modern Family, Single Parents, A Million Little Things, Survivor, All American, and American Horror Story: Apocalypse.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/3/18

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 so excited that Criminal Minds is back, especially given how last season ended on the cliffhanger of Garcia being kidnapped and Reid being forced at gunpoint to help the bad guys, lest Garcia be killed. In this case, the bad guys were the cult members headed by the guy (called the Messiah) who was cutting out their victims’ hyoid bones. The BAU learned about it when long-missing FBI Agent Quinn was found in a storage unit – alive. At first they thought he was part of the cult, but they later learned he was just as much a victim. They had the Messiah in custody, but at the end of the episode, when Garcia rode down to the garage in the elevator with Quinn and another FBI agent, Mary Meadows, we quickly realized that Meadows was the one who was part of the cult, when she shot Quinn and kidnapped Garcia, turning her over to her henchmen (heh). Reid was then ordered by Meadows to help her get the Messiah out of the FBI’s custody or she would have Garcia shot.

Since both Garcia and Reid were safe from the previous season’s cliffhanger ending, I suppose it’s only fair that they be the two in jeopardy this past season. Given this is a show that doesn’t really hesitate to kill off or say good-bye to their characters, I never take for granted the safety of characters left in jeopardy during a cliffhanger ending. Sure, if either Garcia or Reid are gone, there would be a huge hole in the team/show. As we’ve seen previously, no one can really take Garcia’s place (Kevin, anyone? Gak.), and Reid is in a class of his own. It’s easy to find another good-looking guy who can kick in doors (as evidenced by the two it took to replace Morgan. 😉 ), and there are any number of strong females who could replace JJ or Emily (although, as we’ve seen, they aren’t exactly easy to replace either, since those characters are so beloved). But Reid’s big brain and memory, etc, would be hard to replicate without being a clone, and then…what’s the point of having someone new? So you’d think they’d both be safe. But given that this premiere is the show’s 300th episode, it’s a big one, and if they were going to kill or send either one off, now would be the time to do it, I suppose! (I’ve seen the episode, btw, so I know the answer to all that supposition. But now you have some things to worry about, just like I did…and am? Maybe… *cue evil laugh*)

On tonight’s episode, “300,” when Reid and Garcia are abducted by Benjamin Merva (Michael Hogan), it’s up to the rest of the team to find them. The BAU finds surprising clues in their own history to solve why the two heroes have been targeted by a mass murderer. It’s a race to save them before a “Believers” prophecy is fulfilled.

Find out if the team can save Garcia and Reid tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, The Goldbergs, American Housewife, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, Property Brothers, SEAL Team, & Single Parents.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/26/18

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 new single-camera comedy on ABC, Single Parents. Looking at the premise, I assumed that it would be one of those shows that I liked but that critics didn’t, but from almost everything I’ve read so far on TV sites/blogs, critics are really enjoying it. And I have to say that I’ve seen the pilot as well and I loved it too.

The show focuses on a group of single parents all raising their kids (mainly 7-year-olds) as…well…single parents. They’re sarcastic, funny, and don’t hesitate to say out loud what so many of us parents want to say but don’t. Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond among others) especially has a dry sense of humor and seems to have few boundaries – such as saying kids are the perfect size to wash cars as his twin daughters are outside washing his car. When the small group of single parents meets a new father/daughter (Will & Sophie) at school, they quickly learn he’s a single father as well, but there’s one big difference: Will has fully immersed himself into single parenthood. His life revolves around his daughter and nothing else, including who he himself is as a man. The group decides it’s up to them to bring him out of the parenting vortex and remind him he’s allowed to have a life while still being a loving and attentive father to his daughter.

The cast is great. Besides Brad Garrett, who is always exceptionally funny in everything he does, it includes “parents” Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl), Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Kimrie Lewis, & Jake Choi, as well as kids Marlow Barkley, Tyler Wladis, Devin Trey Campbell, & twins Mia and Ella Allan. (And a baby who plays Jake Choi’s character’s infant son. Choi is brilliant as a new dad. So funny.)

I urge you to give this one a chance. It’s really quite amusing!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Will Cooper has been so focused on raising his daughter, Sophie, he’s lost sight of who he is as a man and has headed deep into the parental vortex. When the other single parents – Angie, Douglas, Poppy, and Jake – at his daughter’s school see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.

Check out the new fun tonight on ABC at 9:31/8:31c.
 
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