If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/6/15

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! (Thanks for hanging in while we took a break. Spending a week in the hospital is a week too long! I’m glad to be home!)

Kyle’s Choice

survivorswasmallOn last week’s Survivor, Mike made a big move. He knew the big alliance was planning to vote out Shirin, but he wanted physical threat Tyler to go. So he pulled out his hidden immunity idol and claimed that he was going to give it to Shirin. He said that he would be voting for Tyler, and Shirin would be voting for one other random member of their alliance, so they could join him in voting for Tyler or risk being the one voted out by their own alliance. In the end, Mike didn’t give Shirin his idol and the alliance called his bluff, voting her out. However, Tyler and Dan each got votes, and Dan now knows he is the low man in his alliance.

Mike is seeming safe for another week, since he has his idol, and Dan still has his somewhat secret extra vote power (which Tyler learned about by rummaging through Dan’s bag). Will Dan partner up with Mike? Will the others now realize that Tyler is a threat and try to eliminate him? Who will be the next person to win immunity, and who will be the next person voted out? It’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out!

On tonight’s episode, “Holding On for Dear Life,” a reward challenge gives the winning castaways a chance to deliver supplies to a local orphanage. Later, players must scramble after a crazy tribal council leaves some on the outs.

Find out who goes home tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Criminal Minds, The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-ish, Arrow, Supernatural, Young & Hungry, and Big Time in Hollywood, FL.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice #1

criminalminds56smallTonight is the season finale of Criminal Minds, and it should be a good one. It started at the end of last week’s ep…which was really sad. It was all about a guy who you could tell from the beginning had mental issues. He was going around killing…well, at first it was a prostitute and her john, and then another john, and then things got odd. He was seeing things differently than how they truly were: a man and woman making out turned into the man attacking the woman; an innocent walk between old friends turned into the man trying to steal the woman’s purse; a mailman bringing in the mail turned into a policeman wanting to question him. All led to at least one person’s death. In the end, we saw that the women we thought he was friends with were actually dead, killed and buried by the Unsub a couple of weeks before when his mind really started to go. You had to feel sorry for the guy, who’d stopped taking his medicine after his mother — who was also schizophrenic — was killed.

Finally, leading into tonight’s finale, Kate’s niece, Meg, and her friend, Markayla, sneaked out to meet the teenage boy they’d been talking to online…only they had no idea that he was really an online predator. So when they got a text from the “boy” that said he was running late and his mother was picking them up for the concert, Meg was a little concerned, but Markayla talked her into going. The look from the “mother” was uber-suspicious and a little frightening…and given the description for tonight, she’s not on the up and up.

On tonight’s episode, “The Hunt,” when Kate’s niece Meg and her best friend are kidnapped, the BAU suspects an online predator engaged in sex trafficking. Greg Grunberg guest stars.

See if Kate and the team can rescue the girls tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

Megan’s Choice

chicagopd56smallI am honestly still a little in shock after last week’s Chicago PD crossover event with Chicago Fire and Law & Order: SVU. It was an emotional rollercoaster that I definitely was in tears over. It all started with an arson case, where a woman was found to be raped and left for dead, and that triggered Olivia (from SVU) to notice it was similar to a case she had 10 years ago, so she ended up coming to Chicago to investigate. There were a couple of distractions thrown in to keep us from knowing at first who was behind the crimes, including looking into Will — Halstead’s brother — because he had been in New York at the time of one of the killings and he knew the victim at that time. He was eventually cleared, but not before Halstead lost his temper on Voight for ambushing Will without talking to him first.

Then we ended up with our suspect Greg Yates (Dallas Roberts), and as soon as he appeared, he gave me chills. He was just creepy. The team tried to stick him with the murders, but after a line of questioning and a few cat-and-mouse games with Lindsay, he disappeared. They tracked him to his apartment and found it clean, except he left them a bottle of green nail polish and a lighter, taunting them. While they were checking out his place, he was kidnapping Nadia and driving away in Lindsay’s car. At this point, I was sure the team would save the day. Unfortunately, I was very wrong, because by the time the team tracked him down and arrested him at his fiance’s house, they searched for Nadia and found her dead in a shallow grave. Greg stood trial for this and represented himself, almost getting off, but the D.A. noticed his obsession with the talk of pain caused to Nadia and he used it. In the end, Greg was found guilty of rape and murder, leaving the team in pieces because of Nadia’s death.

Nadia was a character that was inspiring to me because she was really working on getting her life back together, and I think she would have made an excellent police officer. It is bound to be an intense journey to the end of the season as the department grieves her death, but especially on Lindsay, who had grown to be best friends with her. I am actually still sad writing about this, so I hope there will be something in the next few episodes to help me come to terms with this.

On tonight’s episode, “There’s My Girl,” the investigation into the bombing of a trendy café hinges on a minor, who witnessed it; and a major blunder lands Atwater in hot water. In other events, Voight helps Platt in her attempt to get a memorial stone for the team’s fallen member.

To mourn with our favorite Chicago police department, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Criminal Minds, black-ish, CSI: Cyber, Law & Order: SVU, and Monument Men.

Jenny’s Choice #2

svu56smallI’ve been a fan of Law & Order: SVU since the beginning, so I’m excited for tonight’s episode, which brings back one long-time cast member and one of my favorite guest stars/actors. Last time on the show, it was the third part of the crossover with Chicago Fire & Chicago PD. I loved that one as much as I did the first. Those shows have really done well with combining the shows for a crossover event. We got to see more than one character from each show and the story wove seamlessly from one to the other.

On tonight’s episode, “Perverted Justice,” Bayard Ellis (guest star Andre Braugher) takes on the case of a man incarcerated for incest and rape, whose daughter Michelle (guest star Samira Wiley), the victim and star witness when she was a child, wants to recant her testimony and set her father free. When a judge refuses to reopen the 17 year old case, the SVU turns to retired Captain Cragen (guest star Dan Florek), who remembers the investigation and provides evidence that could change the convict’s fate.

Check out the drama tonight on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Mysteries of Laura, Young & Hungry, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-ish, Chicago PD, CSI: Cyber, Hot in Cleveland, Labor Games, & The Soul Man.

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