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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… 10/9/19

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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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/8/19

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

Tonight is the season finale of both The Goldbergs and its spinoff, Schooled on ABC. This season on The Goldbergs, Erica has been lost, after she dropped out of college and her dreams of becoming a professional singer fell flat. Just in the last few weeks, she made the decision to go back to college. And Barry, who has been a goof his whole life but who finally realized he wants to be a doctor, finally put his butt in gear and did what he needed to do to apply to colleges. Last week, they found out both had been accepted into Penn, and that caused a lot of stress between the two. Barry was happy because he thought it was going to be his time to shine without being in Erica’s shadow, but Erica was excited because she’d been worried Penn wouldn’t accept her after her year of failure. In the end, they decided the campus was big enough for both of them. Meanwhile last week, Adam told Beverly he hated her after she tried to get him to pose with her for a Mother’s Day photo after Barry and Erica wiggled their way out of it. Adam went to see Willow with Dave Kim instead, and Beverly told him she was done with him. She didn’t wake him for school and didn’t remind him to wear his glasses, so he was late and his lazy eye creeped everyone out. In the end, of course, they made up. Tonight is Barry’s graduation. They made it work with Erica after she graduated, but how will they conceivably make it where Adam is the only kid left? It hasn’t been renewed yet, but it should be, so it’ll be interesting to see where they take it!

Then on Schooled, it’s taken a while, but Lainey’s turned out to be a decent teacher, even though I’m still not sure how she was qualified to be hired in the first place! Last week, Coach Mellor and Ms. Taraborelli were at odds when a computer was brought in and they talked about putting together a school website. Glascott tried to bring them together, and in the end, it all worked out and a great website went up. But also, Lainey worked with a female student on a song for the talent show, but the girl was really shy and could only sing alone if Lainey were there. Unfortunately, Lainey was planning to skip the talent show in order to perform at a local show in order to get noticed herself. It was no surprise when she showed up at the talent show just in time for her student. And CB was going to tell her how he felt, but when he and Lainey walked out of the school together…Barry was suddenly there to surprise her. That’ll be interesting going into tonight’s season finale, especially since the show hasn’t been renewed and it could go either way! I love CB, but I mean…is there anyone who isn’t rooting for Barry and Lainey??

On tonight’s The Goldbergs, “Breakin’,” when Adam unintentionally lets it slip that Barry never completed his community service requirement, the brothers join together to throw the greatest breakdancing battle in the history of William Penn. Geoff’s stress levels are at an all-time high, so Erica makes an adult decision and plans for them to follow the Grateful Dead all summer. Finally, it’s the end of an era when the JTP graduates from high school.

Then on tonight’s Schooled, “Dr. Barry,” after initially trying to sabotage him, CB works with Barry and the JTP to help him win back Lainey’s heart. Meanwhile, Glascott faces removal as principal after a prank damages William Penn Academy.

Don’t miss the (hopefully just season) finales tonight on ABC starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chicago Med, The Amazing Race, Chicago Fire, Dinner Takes All, Gone, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, Single Parents, Best Room Wins, Chicago PD, SEAL Team, & Whiskey Cavalier.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/24/18

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

The Goldbergs is still one of my favorite comedies. I love, love, love all the 80s references and episode themes. Last week took me right back to school, when my mom would chaperone field trips. Adam and his class were taking a field trip to Hersheypark, and after his friends told him they’d banned their parents from being chaperones, Adam laid down the law with Beverly. She got him, though, by giving him one of her famous “guilt letters.” When the other parents found out about them, they begged her to teach them, and she did, although she told them to write their own, not just copy hers. Each of Adam’s friends got a letter, so suddenly all of them had a parent chaperoning the trip, Adam included. Unfortunately for Beverly, none of the parents took her direction and just copied her letters, and Adam and his friends compared them, quickly realizing they’d been played. In the end, it was another heartwarming moment, where Beverly and Adam came to an agreement: She would stop chaperoning and he would take the time for actual conversations with her – such as when she asked him about his day after school. That’s actually a very similar conversation I had with my own son when he was still in school, so it was weird & fun seeing it play out screen!

Also on that episode, it was Career Night at school, and Geoff finally admitted that he not only was grossed out by eyeballs but didn’t want to become an eye doctor, no matter how hard his father the eye doctor was pushing him toward it. Instead, he chose to “intern” with Murray at the furniture store. While it was obvious that wasn’t what he wanted to do for the rest of his life, it did allow him to work things out with his dad. Barry, on the other hand, had a blast and actually learned a lot interning for Geoff’s dad. We know from way back in the series that Barry did indeed go on to become a doctor in real life, but I don’t know if he became an eye doctor or not. It’s funny regardless!

On tonight’s episode, “Mister Knifey-Hands,” despite Beverly’s wishes, Jackie’s parents allow Adam to watch A Nightmare on Elm Street (which is the exact reason I picked this episode to recommend!) and a disagreement between the families ensues. But Beverly dreams of facing off with horror icon Freddy Krueger (guest star Robert Englund), which teaches her an important lesson about her son’s relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile, Erica realizes she’s not as popular as she once was when she starts hanging out at William Penn Academy, despite the fact she’s no longer a student there.

See how Adam handles Freddy tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chicago Med, American Housewife, Chicago Fire, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, SEAL Team, Single Parents, Chicago PD, & Criminal Minds.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/17/18

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

SEAL Team returned last week, and it was packed full of action and emotion. Mandy wasn’t with the team, on a mission of her own in Mexico. She was there questioning a man named Fausto about a missing DEA agent. I wasn’t too invested in the story line, given that she wasn’t with the team. But I’m wondering if that’ll be a future mission for Bravo Team. Speaking of Bravo, they were in Saudi Arabia for their mission – one of the old tunnel systems at the heart of the largest water source in the country had been taken over by Shiite Extremists. Together with the Saudi military, they had to work to stop them.

Back at home, Ray was having to make a decision about waiting to get back on Bravo or applying to another team – Charlie. Also, Jason took his daughter on her first college tour, which was great because their relationship has had its up and downs, and given what happened at the end of the episode, they may need that bond to be stronger soon. I think my favorite part of the episode, though, was Clay and Stella having dinner with her parents…who were both clearly anti-military or whatever. They were pretty uppity and snotty, but Clay was calm and clearly let them know he was more than they were assuming he was. I think it was the sexiest I’ve ever found him. He’s clearly growing more mature as the series goes on.

And now to the scary part of the episode… In the closing moments, a cop knocked on Jason’s door, asking if he was Jason Hayes. “I’m sorry to have to tell you this. It’s your wife. There’s been an accident.” Even though they weren’t happily married anymore, Jason clearly still loves Alana. And they have two teenage kids, so if she is severely injured or dead, it’s going to knock the three of them on their behinds. And how will Jason handle that? I mean, with his job and everything. So many questions!

On tonight’s episode, “The Worst of Conditions,” after tragedy strikes, Jason is faced with a huge decision regarding his future with Bravo Team.

To see what Jason is going through and what decision he makes, tune in to CBS at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chicago Med, The Goldbergs, American Housewife, Chicago Fire, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, Single Parents, Chicago PD, & Criminal Minds.
 
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