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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… 2/6/20

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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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/31/20

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 have really enjoyed the new Lincoln Rhyme series so far. The cast is really phenomenal, on their own and together. Last week, they were on the trail of what turned out to be two killers who had teamed up to kill using mythology as their inspiration. One of their victims was a wannabe social media influencer who spent more time enthralled with her own face than not, and they came close to killing the girlfriend of a young man who was the son of one of their earlier victims (when he was a kid). Lincoln (who has again lost the ability to wiggle his toes, maybe due to stress from starting back to work? Such thinks Claire, his nurse/caregiver…), Amelia, and the rest of their team figured out who the killers were and tracked down the girlfriend just before she could be killed. Amelia got into a tussling match with the man who was there to kill the young woman, but fortunately Amelia got the better of him and tossed him over the edge of the church balcony, where he landed below on an iron/metal spire. Ouch. Also, throughout the episode, we watched THE “bone collector” killer working with some long human bones, and at the end, we saw that he’d sent one to Lincoln and another to Amelia. It seemed to me like he did something to the bones – like drilled into the bones and injected something, maybe? – but all we saw was Amelia and Claire unbox the “gifts.” Dun dun dun!

Again, I’m really enjoying this. If you’re a fan of procedurals or crime shows, etc, I urge you to give it a shot.

On tonight’s episode, “Russian Roulette,” when a young woman from an insular Russian community who witnesses a murder comes to Lincoln and Amelia for help, the case takes a shocking turn when the mysterious murder is linked to a cold case – the tragic disappearance of a teenage girl. Meanwhile, the Bone Collector’s “secret” is discovered.

See how the new case is tied to an old one tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching American Housewife, Hawaii Five-0, & Blue Bloods.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/30/20

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

Tonight, after just four short-but-delightful seasons, NBC’s The Good Place finally comes to an end. Last week, the gang finally made it to the Good Place. Michael was worried he wouldn’t be welcome, being a demon and all, but the committee members whisked him off to give him a job. Meanwhile, the four humans walked into their welcome celebration arm-in-arm, which caused the party space to be an eclectic mix of elements from all four of their ideal celebrations. There was also a green Holodeck-like door that they could go through to see or experience anything their hearts and minds desired.

After Michael signed his contract, the committee members quit, leaving him as the sole person in charge of the Good Place – and things weren’t really as good there as they seemed. At the party, Chidi and Eleanor were also about to learn this fact. Chidi was excited to meet philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria (Lisa Kudrow), but it quickly became clear that something was off with her. It turns out that having an eternity to do and see whatever you want is still an eternity, and eventually you become exhausted. And knowing there was no end to this boredom caused malaise and their brains to just slowly turn to mush.

So Michael and the gang had to come up with a way to fix the Good Place and make things better for all of these folks who had already been there for thousands of years. After thinking for a while, the team came up with a plan– they would create another door. When folks in the Good Place felt that they had had their fill of eternity, they could just enter it and move on. This idea that they weren’t stuck there instantly improved the moral of the residents. It seems like a simple fix, but is that all that is needed?

Tonight, the series comes to an end with a special 90-minute event, including a series discussion with the cast/creators. How will it all come to an end? Will we see how our four humans choose to spend their time in the Good Place? Will they eventually tire of it and want to move on? Will there be yet another twist to this story? I can’t wait to see how this ends, but I am going to really miss this show. It is easily one of my all-time favorites.

On tonight’s series finale, “Whenever You’re Ready,” various conversations occur, between various groups of people. (Such a descriptive and spoilery episode description!)

See how things end in the Good Place tonight on NBC starting at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things, Young Sheldon, The Unicorn, Carol’s Second Act, Superstore, Outmatched, and Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.
 
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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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