If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/4/15

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!

Jenny’s Choice

chicagopd24smallFollowing last night’s episode of Chicago Fire, tonight’s new Chicago PD is smack dab in the middle of the investigation into the arson that killed Shay. Last time, the big news was Erin showing up at the end and asking Voight if her job was still available. Woohoo! I knew her separation from the team couldn’t last long. The task force just wasn’t right for her—she identifies with and cares about the victims too much to focus on the broader big picture and ignore the little people involved. We also met Ruzek’s father, and while I thought for most of the episode that he was an ass, the conversation they had at the bar at the end was really great. And finally, Burgess and Roman were having to get back in the swing of things, trusting themselves and each other, after her shooting. The thing I found most funny about it all was that even if Roman and his ex had been with her, whoever had rung the doorbell would’ve caught the shotgun blast. Just having them up by the door wouldn’t have stopped it from firing. Still, I know he’s just feeling guilty for not being there for his partner.

On tonight’s episode, “A Little Devil Complex,” Antonio and his sister Gabriela (guest star Monica Raymund) go to the office of Elliot Gish (guest star Robert Knepper), the man they believe started the fire that killed Shay. Intelligence along with patrol officers Burgess and Roman put pressure on Gish to try and make him confess. At the same time Desk Sgt. Platt is acting strange and has everyone curious as to why she’s being overly cheery, friendly, and nice.

To see how the team captures T-Bag—I mean Gish—tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Melissa & Joey, The Mentalist, The Mysteries of Laura, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Top Chef, Mystery Diners, Best New Restaurant, Hot in Cleveland, Wahlburgers, Donnie Loves Jenny, & The Exes.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

freshofftheboat24smallTonight, the new comedy Fresh off the Boat joins the hilarious ABC Wednesday comedy lineup. It’s 1995, and the Huang family has just moved from Washington DC to Orlando, Florida, so that patriarch Louis (Randall Park, The Interview) can live the American dream by opening a Texas-themed restaurant called The Cattleman’s Ranch. However, his wife Jessica (Constance Wu) isn’t sold on the idea. She loved her life with her family in Chinatown in DC and struggles to fit in with the other suburban housewives. Eleven-year-old son Eddie (Hudson Yang) is also struggling to fit in at his new school. Meanwhile his younger brother Emery (Forrest Wheeler) seems to have no problems making new friends, and youngest brother Evan (Ian Chen) just seems content with just about anything. The cast also includes Paul Scheer (The League) and Jillian Armenante (Judging Amy) as restaurant employees Mitch and Nancy.

This show is a lot of fun. The mother is hilarious and probably my favorite character—I love how she isn’t afraid to speak frankly about what’s on her mind. And while she can be loud and brash at times, it always comes from the heart. The series is kind of like black-ish in that some of the topics and humor surrounds the idea of race, but the show doesn’t get too heavy-handed, and the situations are universally relatable. There are also some fun throwbacks to the 90s, which I hope become a larger part of the show as it goes along. This series is a welcome addition to my favorite primetime comedy block.

On tonight’s first episode, “Pilot,” a Western-theme restaurant is opened in the premiere of this series, in which a Taiwanese family deal with culture shock after moving from Washington, D.C., to Orlando during the ’90s. Then, in “Home Sweet Home-School,” Louis and Jessica butt heads over how to raise their kids.

Meet the new family on the block tonight on ABC at 8:30/7:30c & 9:31/8:31c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, The Middle, Modern Family, Empire, Arrow, The 100, Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, The Americans, Man Seeking Woman, Top Chef, Suits, Hindsight, and Workaholics.

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