If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/21/15

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

minorityreport921smallThere are a ton of great premieres tonight, but one I’m excited for (which, I know, a lot of critics and viewers aren’t…) is the first episode of Minority Report. I was a big fan of the movie, so when I heard about the TV adaptation, I was thrilled and very hopeful. If you aren’t familiar, here’s what you need to know. Years – decades – in the future, there were three children known as “precogs.” An older girl and two younger twin boys, they could see every murder happen within a hundred-mile radius. The program they were involved in with the government was called Precrime. That was the movie.

Fast forward 10 years after the Precrime program was done away with, and the kids were all sequestered away on an island and have all grown up. But Dash (Stark Sands), one of the twins, wanted to use his gift to help prevent those awful crimes. So he moved to Washington D.C., and he teams up with Detective Lara Vega (Meagan Good) on the sly to try once more to instead prevent the crimes that she’s been cleaning up after.

I’ve seen the pilot and really enjoyed it. There’s some fun action, great chemistry between Dash and Det. Vega, and the future-tech is great. So far, the cast is a good mix of fun personalities and characters. Nick Zano stars as Arthur, Dash’s twin brother, while Laura Regan plays Agatha, the third precog. Also starring are Wilmer Valderrama, Li Jun Li, and Zhane Hall.

Kyle got a chance to talk with the cast/creators of Minority Report at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. You can find his video Q&As at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” in order to stop crimes before they happen, Det. Lara Vega teams up with a precognitive named Dash, who utilizes his ability to see the future.

Don’t miss the beginning of the future tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off, Life in Pieces, Scorpion, NCIS: LA, Blindspot, & Castle.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

lifeinpieces921smallTonight, CBS adds new comedy Life in Pieces to its Monday night lineup, before the show moves to Thursdays in November. The series is basically CBS’s version of Modern Family, following the lives of the members of the extended Short family. Patriarch James Short (James Brolin) is turning 70, and he and his wife Joan (Dianne Wiest) have three children. Their son Matt (Thomas Sadoski) has lost his job and has moved back in with them. Daughter Heather (Betsy Brandt) and her husband Tim (Dan Bakkedahl) have three kids of their own – one of whom is starting to look at colleges – and worry about their eventual empty nest. And youngest son Greg (Colin Hanks) and his wife Jen (Zoe Lister-Jones) are terrified new parents whose first baby has just arrived.

Each episode will be broken into 4 segments, with the first three each concentrating on one piece of the family’s story, while the fourth will see everyone come together. CBS doesn’t really have any single-camera comedies, so I’m interested to see how this show fares with the CBS-loving Neilsen audience. It has an amazing cast, and I really hope it succeeds. If you’ve seen the ads or Upfront trailer for the series, you’ve pretty much already seen tonight’s episode, but it’s still fun to watch. I look forward to checking out more of the show as the season goes on.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Matt may have found his true love; new parents Greg and Jen are overwhelmed; and Heather and Tim contemplate having another baby.

See if you enjoy this new family tonight on CBS at 8:31/7:31c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Castle, Blindspot, Gotham, Minority Report, Significant Mother, Switched at Birth, Chasing Life, Awkward., and Faking It.

Megan’s Choice

blindspot921smallI have been anxiously awaiting the new season of television, and tonight is the premiere of Blindspot, which I am sure is quickly going to become one of my favorite new shows. It follows a gorgeous woman with no memories of her past (Jaime Alexander), who is found naked in Times Square with her body covered in incredibly detailed tattoos. This sets off a huge and difficult mystery that draws in the FBI, which begin to follow the map on her body to a bigger conspiracy of crime.

It’s a very interesting story idea, and as long as the writers can pull it off, it’s going to be a wonderful maze of mystery for us to travel.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” a beautiful, naked amnesiac (Jaimie Alexander) is found in Times Square covered in mysterious tattoos, including one bearing the name of FBI Agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton). Special Agent Weller and his FBI team must decode the map of clues on Jane Doe’s body in order to thwart a deadly terrorist attack. Who is Jane Doe? Is she an asset or enemy? Who wiped her memory? And who is behind the tattoos?

To begin the mystery with us, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, The Big Bang Theory, Gotham, Life in Pieces, Minority Report, Scorpion, NCIS: LA, and Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off.

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