If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/5/15

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

americanodyssey45smallApril is such a busy month for new TV — tonight there are 6 new/returning shows alone! However, one of these new shows, American Odyssey, is one that I have been anxiously awaiting since I first saw the pilot last summer! Sergeant Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel, Pushing Daisies) is an American special operations soldier sent on a secret mission to find the wife of an Al Qaea leader in Mali, North Africa. After she comes across some documents that prove a US corporation was funding Al Qaeda, she finds herself a target. Now she is stranded abroad, struggling to find any way home. Meanwhile, back on US soil, former U.S. attorney turned corporate lawyer Peter Decker (Peter Facinelli, Nurse Jackie) discovers discrepancies in the financials of a big corporate merger he is working on; and political activist Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson, The Carrie Diaries) meets hacker Bob Offer (Nate Mooney, The Riches), who claims to have uncovered a big military cover-up involving Sergeant Ballard.

The amazing cast also includes Jim True-Frost (The Wire), Sadie Sink, Omar Ghazaoui, Elena Kampouris (Men, Women & Children), Daniella Pineda, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost), and Treat Williams (Everwood).

Tonight’s premiere is really well done — it was one of my favorite pilots last year, and I don’t understand why it has taken so long to be added to NBC’s schedule! The show has the epic look and feel of a feature film, and tonight’s premiere sets up a really interesting conspiracy, as well as Ballard’s emotional journey to return home (which is the only aspect of the show that NBC seems to be promoting in its ads). However, the series is an intense, dramatic political thriller — you don’t know who’s hiding what and who can be trusted, and whenever someone gets too close to the truth, they wind up dead. I’m excited to see how these three intertwined stories come together and how it all plays out.

On tonight’s episode, “Gone Elvis,” Sgt. Ballard stumbles upon incriminating computer files, only to become the sole survivor of an attack on her unit, in the series premiere of this drama centering on an international conspiracy and its impact on three strangers.

Find out how Sgt. Ballard survives and see the start of her struggle for home tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, A.D. The Bible Continues, Mad Men, The Royals, Shameless, Happyish, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

allstaracademysmallI’m loving All-Star Academy on Food Network. I adore Michael Symon on everything he does, and it’s fun to see his competitiveness come out especially against Bobby Flay, who is one of his best friends. And Curtis Stone is just adorable. I could listen to him talk all day long. Last week, the chef mentors themselves competed to see who would get to bring back one of their kicked-off team members. Bobby, who’d won the week previous, got to choose to either sit out or compete, and if he won, he would get to steal another chef mentor’s kicked-off team members. He chose to sit out, which in the end, might have been a mistake. Alex won her team member back, and at the end, one of Bobby’s cooks went home.

This week looks fun, as it’ll be brutal to see the chef mentors blind tasting the cooks’ food to determine who will go home!

On tonight’s episode, “The Blind Taste Test,” Food Network star Robert Irvine steps in to fill the mentors’ shoes, coaching and guiding the home cooks as they are challenged to cook with canned meats. Then, the mentors become the judges, doing a blind taste test to determine which home cooks will compete in the elimination round.

To see which home cook goes…well, home, tune in to Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, Battle Creek, Who Do You Think You Are?, & Cutthroat Kitchen.

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