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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… 2/20/20

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… 2/13/20

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

There is a tremendous amount of drama and conflict happening on Station 19, and the season is just beginning! Last week we sadly found out that Ryan died from the gunshot, and Andy has gone into emotional shutdown mode. She demanded to be allowed to work so she could stay busy, but her father was grieving Ryan’s death quite a bit more than Andy, which led him to be extremely concerned about her. This concern led to Pruitt stupidly getting involved in house politics when he asked Sullivan not to make Andy the captain of the house – a decision that is going to have very serious repercussions for the entire team. Maya was named captain after Sullivan let Pruitt’s concern change his mind, and I am not happy. I used to like Maya, but she has become a self-serving back stabber who will step over anyone to reach her goals – even her friends. The team is not going to respond well to her leadership, and she will never have the respect that Andy or Jack has from them. That is a dangerous situation for a firehouse to be in because they need that trust to continue to risk their lives to save others. In the end, I am not sure what will become of the house due to this poor decision on Sullivan’s part.

On tonight’s episode, “House Where Nobody Lives,” Ben and Jack mollify a group of homeless foster and biological siblings so they can help save a life, triggering memories from Jack’s past. Meanwhile, Maya pushes the team too hard and struggles to bring them together; and Pruitt threatens to take drastic action when refused a request.

Find out just how deep this conflict will run tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Grey’s Anatomy, Young Sheldon, Deputy, Katy Keene, Outmatched, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Unicorn, A Million Little Things, Tommy, and Law & Order: SVU.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/11/20

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

Something pretty awesome is happening tonight – and no, I’m definitely not talking the New Hampshire primary, although that factors in. The Conners will be airing a special live episode on both the East & West Coast broadcasts. New coverage of the first-in-the-nation primary will be incorporated into the story in real time as the results roll in during the evening.

In the live episode, titled, “Live from Lanford,” Mark is watching the results of the primary for a school report with Harris who is apathetic to the electoral process and believes money’s influence in politics means real change is impossible. The rest of the Conners share their differing takes on why they all think everyone should vote, including their working-class perspective that you may have to vote for a candidate you don’t love but one that will “screw you the least.” All of this happens against the backdrop of romance when Louise gets an opportunity that might send her away from Lanford, prompting the family to interfere in Dan’s complicated relationship with her by throwing Louise a surprise going-away party, creating major new tensions between Dan and his daughters.

This is, by far, the closest thing I’ve seen on TV that fits with my view on politics in the last decade. And the Conners are a family very much like a lot of American families in the middle of the country in their income bracket. So it’ll be very, very interesting to see how they handle it – both just the whole live aspect and the fact that it will probably change at least somewhat from one airing to the other as results come in and are verified. I’m hoping that ABC.com or Hulu or somewhere will have both airings available after so everyone can see them both!

Don’t miss the fun tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS, Chopped, FBI, & FBI: Most Wanted.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/6/20

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 #1

Tonight, NBC kicks off the new comedy Indebted. Young parents Dave (Adam Pally, Happy Endings) and Rebecca (Abby Elliott, Odd Mom Out) are thrilled that they are finally beyond the years of changing diapers and dealing with crying babies and are ready to enjoy their married life. However, that quickly changes when Dave’s parents, Debbie (Fran Drescher, The Nanny) and Stew (Steven Webber, Wings), show up at their door. Years of mismanaging their money and spending beyond their means has finally caught up with Dave’s parents, and now they are broke. So while contractor Dave fixes up their home to sell, Debbie and Stew move in with him, and Dave and Rebecca soon discover that they need to act more like the parents to these child-like adults. Also living with them is Dave’s sister Joanna (Jessy Hodges, Barry).

While I wasn’t bowled over by tonight’s premiere, it did make me laugh a bit. Debbie and Stew can be a bit much after a while, but I did really enjoy the chemistry between Dave and Rebecca. The series has a wonderful cast – I am thrilled to have both Fran Descher and Adam Pally back on my TV – and so I’ll withhold final judgement on this show until I see a few more episodes.

On tonight’s premiere, “Everybody’s Talking About the Pilot,” young parents Dave and Rebecca end up having to take care of Dave’s parents, who have mishandled their finances and need help to pay down a sizable debt.

Meet the newest family on the block tonight on NBC at 9:30/8:30c.
 
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