If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/7/15

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

chicagopd17smallTo say I’m excited for the return of Chicago PD tonight would be an understatement—I am ecstatic. In the winter finale, Burgess got shot because her idiot partner was too busy arguing with his ex—then it went to a black screen as she was lying there struggling for her life. I’m honestly going to be so very sad if they kill her off, because I love her character and I really like her and Ruzek together as a couple. Also in the last episode, Lindsay announced she was leaving to head up her own unit and the team was supportive, even though I was very sad that she’d no longer be on Voight’s team. Whatever happens, thought, one thing is for sure… I can’t get enough of this show.

On tonight’s episode, “Shouldn’t Have Been Alone,” a routine check on a potential terrorist threat puts Burgess in the hospital and Intelligence on the case of a well-planned series of related crimes.

To see the fate of the feisty Burgess, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching black-ish, The Mentalist, People’s Choice Awards, Law & Order: SVU, Empire, and Wahlburgers.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

hindsightsmallTonight, VH1 kicks off its new scripted series Hindsight. On the eve of her second marriage, Becca Brady (Laura Ramsey) experiences doubts about her wedding. She reflects on her past, regretting some of the decisions she has made over the years. She’s particularly distraught over the falling out she had with her best friend Lolly (Sarah Goldberg) a decade earlier, and wishes she could go back and fix things. That night Becca falls asleep in her childhood home, but when she wakes up, it’s 1995—20 years earlier—and the morning of her first wedding!

Will she go through with the wedding? Will she do things differently this time around, knowing what she knows? Or will she just make the same mistakes all over again? I have always enjoyed these type of do-over/time-travel stories in films like 13 Going on 30 and 17 Again. It will be interesting to see how this premise plays out in a longer television format. I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere. It’s a fun mix of drama, humor, and 90s nostalgia—the music, style and (primitive) technology—and look forward to seeing more.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Becca Brady has misgivings about her life and her husband-to-be in the premiere of this scripted series about a woman trying to resolve her past problems when she goes back in time to 1990s New York City.

You can watch tonight’s premiere early OnDemand and online at VH1.com.

Check out the series premiere tonight on VH1 at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Mentalist, The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-ish, Empire, American Horror Story: Freak Show, and Top Chef.

Jenny’s Choice

thegoldbergs17smallThe Goldbergs quickly became one of my favorite comedies after its premiere. There’s something about being able to relive so much of the 80s that I remember, and sometimes it surprises me and reminds of stuff I’d forgotten (I was young, after all! 😉 ). I think a lot of us had helicopter moms, and Beverly Goldberg is the quintessential helicopter mother—to the point that it’s frightening. But that’s part of what makes this show so special and so much fun.

Tonight the show is tackling one of my favorite memories from the 80s & 90s: New Kids on the Block. I was a HUGE fan of the boy band—specifically Joey, the youngest member and closest to my age. In fact, in seventh grade, I went to one of their concerts with some friends. It was an incredible experience—even though we were in the very, very top row of the balcony, wayyyyy back in the back and up high, and the couple next to us had sex in their seats. I still remember all their songs, how excited I was to see them live, like I was RIGHT THERE. *sigh* Nothing like it in the world, your first concert… So watching them be the topic of one of my favorite comedies? It really puts the gold in The Goldbergs.

On tonight’s episode, “DannyDonnieJoeJonJordan,” after falling boxes trap Murray in the garage, he demands Beverly get rid of everything except for one trunk. When the trunk goes missing, Murray becomes sentimental about what was inside while Erica has trouble parting with her New Kids on the Block memorabilia. Learning of their sister’s former obsession, Adam and Barry tease Erica to a new level, resulting in a surprising turn for the brothers.

Find out what the surprising turn is tonight on ABC at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Mentalist, The Mysteries of Laura, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Property Brothers, Mystery Diners, black-ish, Chicago PD, Hot in Cleveland, Top Chef, Wahlburgers, Donnie Loves Jenny, & The Exes.

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