If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/12/15

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!

Kyle’s Choice

americancrimesmallI really enjoyed ABC’s new series American Crime when I first saw the pilot last summer and have been anxiously waiting for it to air. Rewatching the series premiere last week, I was quickly reminded why. In the opener, divorced couple Russell and Barbara learn that their son has been killed and his wife raped during a robbery at their home. Barbara quickly put herself in the spotlight, contacting a reporter to tell her story. Meanwhile, the police followed a lead that a Hispanic male was seen leaving the scene—and arrested Tony Gutierrez, who couldn’t have been more cooperative and seemingly innocent. Meanwhile, Russ learned that his perfect son was actually a drug dealer, and that was likely what lead to his death.

This series is very thought-provoking and shows how people’s biases and stereotypes can be completely wrong and that drug addicts and dealers come in all shapes and sizes. When young, blonde, white Aubry is battered and beaten, the police immediately ask her if it was her black boyfriend, Carter, who did this to her. Barb has also proven herself to be quite racist and predjudiced, so I’m really looking forward to seeing how she reacts when the truth about her son comes out and what she does when she confronts her son’s killers. I’m also interested to see if Tony will be a victim of circumstances and profiling—he certainly doesn’t seem like he would last a day in prison—or if will he be cleared and set free.

This show has a great cast giving some stellar performances, and I’m looking forward to seeing how all the drama unfolds.

On tonight’s episode, “Episode Two,” Barb and Russ face Carter and Aubry, who are reunited for the first time since being arrested more than a day ago. Meanwhile, a terrified Tony lands in juvenile detention, testing the resolve of his father, Alonzo; investigators find an existing warrant for Hector’s arrest in Mexico; and emerging facts about Matt and Gwen strain the relationship between their parents.

Learn what facts come out about Matt and Gwen tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Odd Couple, Grey’s Anatomy, The Blacklist, The Slap, Archer, Dig, and Wizard Wars.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

tbbt312smallLast week on The Big Bang Theory, Amy and Sheldon were at odds when she learned—as they were at the pet store to adopt a turtle together!—that he’d applied for the one-way mission to colonize Mars. She finally made him realize why she was upset, and in the end, he asked her to apply with him so they could go together. And Sheldon’s pie trick on Leonard was easily my son’s favorite moment of the series in a very long time. Meanwhile, Penny and Leonard tried to spice up their love life by painting themselves and then rolling around on a canvas when they had sex. Instead of being sexy, it ended up being…a mess. But the best was when they decided to frame it and give it to Sheldon without telling him it was their butt prints. LOL And Raj got to go over to Emily’s apartment since her roommate was away, and then she got called in to work. She told Raj he could stay, and while she was gone, he went snooping…and ended up breaking the drawer in her bedside table. She is so weird that after she forgave him, as they were lying in bed before sleep, she asked in a very creepy manner if he’d snooped in the closet. When he said no, she said good. He looked freaked out, while she grinned to herself, making me think she was enjoying tormenting him.

On tonight’s episode, “The Leftover Thermalization,” friction ensues when a magazine fails to mention Leonard in an article about the paper he co-wrote with Sheldon. Also, a blackout at Mrs. Wolowitz’s home leads to a final family dinner in her honor.

See the cast say one more goodbye to Howard’s mother tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Odd Couple, Chopped Canada, & Beat Bobby Flay.

Megan’s Choice

vikings312smallWeek after week, Vikings continues to amaze me with the boundaries it pushes for a television show. It is very risqué and at times a little shocking—I like that. I enjoy the fact that there are shows on television that still manage to shock me, because in today’s TV landscape, it’s become normal for us to see sex, violence, and crazy story lines, but Vikings still manages to take it further. On last week’s episode, Ragnar was still off fighting England’s war, while the King helped Lagertha learn more farming techniques while also trying to bed her. Torstein died valiantly in battle, and Ragnar found out that his grandchild may be dying in Thorunn’s womb. Lots of things happening on this show, but I think that Ragnar is going to start to unravel soon with all the changes going on.

On tonight’s episode, “Scarred,” despite the Wessex-Viking’s victorious return to Wessex, there is trouble among the Vikings stemming from Floki’s anger over the alliance with Ecbert and resentment toward Athlestan’s influence over Ragnar; visitors from the past arrive.

To see how the warriors fare this week, tune in to History at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy, Chopped Canada, Beat Bobby Flay, American Crime, Scandal, Elementary, The Blacklist, and Dig.

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