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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/30/19

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

I always enjoy when sitcoms do holiday-themed episodes, but the Halloween ones are always my favorites. TV characters always seem to have the most creative costumes – way more creative than anything you typically see from your local trick-or-treaters or at an adult costume party. Plus, the writers usually have a lot of fun mixing in some spooky and supernatural storylines into these normally pretty-grounded shows. Tonight, the entire ABC Wednesday night comedy lineup is Halloween-themed. as it goes from the 80s to the 90s and the present day.

In The Goldbergs, “A 100% True Ghost Story,” Beverly scores a bargain on four paintings, but something supernatural is causing them to be destroyed; Barry decides to throw a huge Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed party against Erica’s wishes. Barry Bostwick, Steve Guttenberg, & Stephnie Weir guest star.

Then, in Schooled, “Run, Rick, Run,” Coach Mellor is excited to celebrate Halloween in a couple’s costume with Julie, but his plan might be derailed by Principal Glascott; CB tries to scare the students into not tormenting each other during the school’s annual Halloween parade.

In Modern Family, “The Last Halloween.” Phil is determined to scare Claire on Halloween; Gloria feels self-conscious about her age when someone correctly assumes she is Jay’s wife; Mitch and Cam go to the WeHo Halloween Carnival after Lily decides to go to her first Halloween party alone.

And finally, in Single Parents, “Welcome to Hell, Sickos!” the kids head to the school for a spooky Halloween celebration with Douglas; Will has a stressful night trying to do too much; Poppy and Angie throw a Halloween party at Douglas’s house to try to prove to themselves that they are cool moms.

Check out the Halloween fun tonight on ABC starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Stumptown, Survivor, Riverdale, Nancy Drew, and American Horror Story: 1984.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/29/19

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

On the last new episode of The Conners, Darlene’s secret relationship with David finally came to light, and it spelled bad news for her relationship with Ben. After Darlene got a flat tire, she texted pretty much everyone, and the first two to show up were Ben and then David. She got out of that awkward spot with neither man the wiser (or so she thought), but when chatting with Jackie (who’s kind of been an annoying witch about the whole thing, actually) about it later, Darlene realized that her decision about the two men was already made – her text to Ben had been long, sweet, talking about needing to cuddle, while her text to David had been short and to the point about needing a ride. Nothing sweet or romantic about it. She decided to go with David to his therapy appointment (which he’d been after her to do for a while) and break up with him there so he had the therapist’s support right away. But before she could tell him, he actually broke up with her, stating that she never “heard” him, that she hadn’t since they were 15 (and what an emotional flashback to the OG series!) and he needed and deserved more. Good for David. Darlene actually got emotional and realized it hurt, even though it was needed, because it closed the door on their long-standing relationship for good. She then decided to confess to Ben, but Ben figured it out at the tire standoff, and he was just finishing up a breakup letter to Darlene when she got to work to tell him. He broke up with her but didn’t fire her…which can only lead to some interesting times ahead at the office! (And I do hope they eventually get back together. He’s a good guy and is good for her.)

As for the others in the family… Harris has a new friend, Odessa, and they were headed out to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This was before Darlene’s lie blew up in her face, and Harris blackmailed her into letting her go out in a skimpy outfit. Odessa is not exactly an ideal friend for Harris – tattoos, smelling like pot…and indeed, though Darlene told Harris she better not smell it on her later that night, Darlene and Odessa smoked pot that night in Harris’s room. Becky walked in, reminded Harris they had an addiction problem in the family, and took away their bong (or whatever. I don’t do it, so I don’t know if that’s what it was or not. LOL).

Speaking of Becky… She told Louise that she wanted the open bartender position, but Dan secretly told Louise not to give it to her. Becky noticed and got upset. Dan said he was worried about her because of her problem with alcohol, and she reminded him she hadn’t had a drop since finding out she was pregnant with the baby. Things got heated again between them later, when he arrived home to find that Becky had gathered all of his beer and was in the process of throwing it all away. They found peace, and Dan realized he had to trust Becky. It’s really nice seeing them grow closer this season.

On tonight’s episode, “Nightmare on Lunch Box Street,” Jackie learns that the Chinese restaurant is going out of business and sees an opportunity to reopen the Lunch Box, but she’s caught by surprise when she uncovers a secret. Meanwhile, Mary gets upset when a woman assumes she is adopted, and Darlene continues to deal with her complicated love life.

See how the Conner family celebrates their first Halloween without Roseanne tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Chopped, Treadstone, & The Misery Index.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/20/19

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

Tonight on HBO, an exciting new comic book show debuts, though this rendition of Watchmen is not strictly an adaptation so much as an addition to the existing canon of the award-winning Vertigo comic book story from the 1980s. Most of the original 12-issue limited series was successfully adapted to a film a decade ago, with the few missing parts being available as bonus features on the DVD. Widely regarded as the best comic book tale ever told, that movie version is a tough act to replicate, so they went a different direction with it.

They set this show in the same universe as the film, but instead of the OG setting in the 1980s, they are running this continuity in a modern age of sorts. It is the 2019 of an Earth that lived through the events of The Watchmen, however. It’s a world torn by racial tension and tension between the police and the growing racist hordes who support president Robert Redford, who has sat in office for thirty years. One that sees occasional rainstorm of live squid pouring down. (Swear.) The lead vigilante hero in this arc will be an African American woman who fights crime as Sister Night. Everything I’ve heard about this one sounds trippy, morbidly funny, and apropos of many dismal aspects of our modern history. I’m in for the whole season, however it turns out. My blood-splattered Comedian’s button on my sweatshirt won’t let me miss an episode!

On tonight’s episode, “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice,” in an alternate America, where police conceal their identities behind masks to protect themselves from a terrorist organization, Detective Angela Abar (Regina King) investigates the attempted murder of a fellow officer under the guidance of her friend and Chief, Judd Crawford (Don Johnson). Meanwhile, the Lord of a Country Estate (Jeremy Irons) receives an anniversary gift from his loyal servants.

Don’t miss this exciting new show tonight on HBO at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Get Shorty, On Becoming a God in Central Florida (which I suspect many of you are still sleeping on), & Bob’s Burgers.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/16/19

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

It’s time for another big #OneChicago crossover event, and I couldn’t be more excited. There’s no need to do much of a recap, since I doubt any of the continuing story lines for each show will follow up this week, but there were some highlights. On Chicago Med, by the end of the episode, Maggie had given up the pretense of being okay. Looks like she’s going to move her treatments there to Med instead of across town, and she’s going to train April to do her job. She still isn’t telling anyone, but it’s a step in the right direction. Speaking of April… She & Dr. Marcel kind of got into it about a patient, but April found out at the end that Marcel hadn’t exactly done what she’d thought, so now she’s okay working with him – I hope he doesn’t come between her & Ethan, not when they’re in such a good place finally. And finally, Will & Natalie…& unfortunately Phillip. Natalie makes a mistake about a patient, and the parents ask for a new doctor for their son. Will takes over and tells her he’ll be overseeing all her cases until he’s sure she’s back to 100%. She thinks he’s punishing her for Phillip, and he kinda is. Not punishing, really, just not trusting either of them – Phillip because he’s a psychopath and Natalie because she’s suffering from the TBI and crazypants Phillips.

On Chicago Fire, the biggest story line was Brett and Foster treating a boy at a juvenile detention center who they believed to have been set up by a guard. And they were right. In the process of that, they met a cute young social worker, and he & Brett hit it off. The other big story lines were: 1) Mouch & Trudy going in together to buy in to Molly’s with Hermann. It was pretty heartwarming; 2) Boden chose Kidd to represent the district at a leadership conference, which shocked the heck out of her. She’ll kick ass, though, as she always does; And 3) Casey kind of hit it off with one of the reps who installed some new tech at the firehouse, but she was pretty wackadoodle. LOL

Finally, on Chicago PD, a botched carjacking turned out to be much more, involving a female drug kingpin who only worked with young women. Unfortunately for those young women, when one of them displeased her, she killed them (or had them killed). Newbie Vanessa Rojas struggled to fit in with Intelligence but eventually helped take the woman down.

And that brings us to this week. Crossovers can be hit or miss, but I think this one’s going to be a hit. From everything I’ve read, it seems like it’s truly going to be a crossover, with many characters from each show appearing in all the episodes, not just one or two in one of the other episodes. And they’re switch things up so that Chicago Fire is up first, followed by Med and then PD to bring up the rear as always.

On tonight’s episode of Chicago Fire, “Infection Part I,” a rare but deadly bacteria takes its toll on numerous victims around the city, leaving Chicago’s finest first responders to work together alongside the CDC to resolve the dangerous situation. Following a fire at a local university that ties into the outbreak, Severide has suspicions that something bigger is happening.

Then on tonight’s episode of Chicago Med, “Infection Part II,” an entire apartment complex is forced into quarantine when cases of the deadly virus turns into an epidemic. P.D. chases a lead that could point to a case of bioterrorism and Will gets dangerously close to the suspect.

And finally on tonight’s episode of Chicago PD, “Infection Part III,” a fter zeroing in on the suspect responsible for the bioterrorism that’s gripping Chicago, the PD prepares to undertake their biggest manhunt yet. Upton is torn between helping track down the perp and providing emotional support to the scared young girl that needs her. Voight fears his team is being sent on a wild goose chase.

Don’t miss the exciting “zombie apocalypse” crossover event tonight on NBC starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Limetown, The Goldbergs, Schooled, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, Nancy Drew, SEAL Team, Single Parents, S.W.A.T., & Stumptown.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/9/19

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!

Megan’s Choice

When I was a child, I spent many nights lying awake with a flashlight reading Nancy Drew books and picturing myself there helping her solve these mysteries…so I was ecstatic when I heard that The CW was going to have a show this season based on the teenage detective. Tonight is the premiere of Nancy Drew, and I am very interested to see if they can do my childhood favorite the justice it deserves.

Nancy (Kennedy McMann) is an intelligent teenage detective who solves mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine, but when her mother passes away suddenly, Nancy’s plans for college are put on hold. After her mother died, Nancy decided to stop solving crimes and trying to work toward re-applying to college, but a murder in town forces her into the detective life again. She not only decides to start trying to help solve the murder but finds herself a prime suspect along with four other teenagers who now must all team up to clear their names.

The other four people on the suspect list are Nancy’s nemesis from high school, George Fan (Leah Lewis); a rich girl with a mysterious past, Bess Marvin (Maddison Jaizani); Nancy’s secret boyfriend, Ned “Nick” Nickerson (Tunji Kasim); and amiable burnout Ace (Alex Saxon, The Fix). The show also stars Scott Wolf (The Night Shift, Party of Five, Everwood) as Nancy’s father, attorney Carson Drew; Alvina August as Detective Karen Hart, who is dating Carson; and Riley Smith (Frequency, Proven Innocent, Studio City, Drive) as Ryan Hudson…who I can’t find anything about, although I believe he is somehow related to the victim.

There is bound to be some exciting times with intense storylines and romantic moments.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene; the teens must team up to clear their own names.

To see if Nancy can help solve this murder and clear everyone’s names, tune in to The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, The Masked Singer, Riverdale, SEAL Team, Almost Family, Guy’s Grocery Games, Stumptown, and S.W.A.T.
 
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