If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/7/15

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!

Jenny’s Choice

yourfamilyormine47smallWith another of their comedies just ending, it’s time for TBS to put out a new one, and tonight, that happens with Your Family or Mine, starring Kyle Howard (Royal Pains), Kat Foster (‘Til Death), Richard Dreyfuss, & JoBeth Williams. Kelli (Foster) and Oliver (Howard) are a young couple at the center of this new show, which alternates between them and other members of their family each week, including his parents, played by Dreyfuss & Williams. We see them dealing with complexities and eccentricities of both their families while trying to maintain their own marriage and sanity. It’s based on a very popular Israeli comedy of the same name.

There have been a lot of comedies similar to this one, all about the different people and couples within a family, so I don’t know how American audiences will take to this one. But I love both Kyle Howard and Kat Foster, and Richard Dreyfuss and JoBeth Williams are big names. Plus, the previews on TBS have looked really funny, so I’m crossing my fingers it’ll be good!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” happily married couple, Kelli and Oliver Weston are living the old adage “marry your spouse, marry their family” as they spend their weekends visiting their respective in-laws and learning to maneuver through the idiosyncrasies that make up every family. Kelli’s and Oliver’s two very different backgrounds are clear as they each find their own way of making it work.

Meet the families tonight on TBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, NCIS, 19 Kids & Counting, iZombie, Married at First Sight, NCIS: NOLA, Weird Loners, 7 Little Johnstons, Chicago Fire, Chopped, & Younger.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

freshofftheboat47smallIf you haven’t checked out Fresh Off the Boat yet, you need to watch this hilarious comedy about a Taiwanese family living in Florida in the 1990s! Last week it was the school science fair, and all of the boys had to participate. Evan got the chicken pox and could no longer participate in the fair, so he was trying to spread his germs to Emery, who was being arrogant about the quality of his project. (There were some really great horror film spoofs here as Evan creeped around stalking his prey!) Meanwhile, Eddie forgot to create a project, so he was constantly trying (and failing) to catch his brother’s chicken pox. Elsewhere, Jessica’s old boyfriend from college arrived for a visit, but Jessica’s horrible gaydar made her oblivious to the fact that her “boyfriend” was gay and that he actually thought he was dating Louis at the time.

Fresh Off the Boat is such a fun series — it’s always the first thing I watch on Tuesdays. Constance Wu is always hilarious as Jessica, and I can always count on Emery and Evan for some good laughs every week. Add in the show’s 90s nostalgia and pop culture references, and you’ve got a fun, smart comedy for the whole family.

On tonight’s new episode, “Very Superstitious,” superstition gets the best of Jessica when she sells a house with four in its address, as four is an unlucky number in Chinese culture; and a white lie spirals out of control when Eddie runs for school president.

See what happens when Jessica tempts fate tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Forever, New Girl, Weird Loners, iZombie, Younger, Justified, Your Family or Mine, Face Off, Finding Carter, and Behind the Story With the Paley Center.

Megan’s Choice

weirdloners47smallI was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the new FOX comedy, Weird Loners, but seeing as I’ve always been a little weird, I shouldn’t have been. Nate Torrence, who plays Eric, the slightly nerdy yet adorable loner — has been one of my favorite comedians since his time on Super Fun Night playing the boyfriend to Kimmie (Rebel Wilson). The cast was very convincing in portraying the 30-year-old single that just doesn’t quite know where they fit in. Eric amused me when he went out for a walk and ended up buying some art at the advice of his cousin — which all led to the artist helping him bring the painting home. It was really fun to watch the four new main cast members have an impromptu dinner party because of the interrupted flirting between neighbours when a smoke alarm brought them together. I’m interested in the short episode order because I think it’s going to help keep the episodes full of interesting story lines.

On tonight’s episode, “Weird Dance,” Caryn visits her grandmother to tell her why she broke off her wedding engagement; Zara tries to help Eric cope with losing his father.

To see how these singles handle the new friendships, tune in to FOX at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hell’s Kitchen, Fresh Off the Boat, iZombie, NCIS, NCIS: NOLA, Chopped, and Chicago Fire.

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