If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/14/15

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

thegoldbergs1014smallThis season of The Goldbergs is off to a great start. It always amazes me how many of the crazy events we see on the show happened in real life to series creator Adam Goldberg – and that he’s willing to show us the awkward video proof at the end of the episode! Last week, Adam wanted a robot, but his father refused to buy one. So he and Murray tried building one from junk they found around the house, but this led to a big fight between them, and in the end Murray gave in and bought Adam the robot. Meanwhile, Barry accidentally taped over the video of his 5th birthday but made his mother believe she was one who did it. Beverly was crushed and devastated and was constantly blaming herself for the mistake. The guilt (and pressure from his siblings) ultimately got to be too much for Barry and he confessed the truth.

The Goldbergs are just a really fun family to hang out with every week, and watching their exploits each Wednesday night always gives me a great sense of nostalgia for my own childhood. I love the 80s throwback setting and pop culture references, the ridiculous situations, and the heartfelt family moments. I’m so glad this show (and the rest of my ABC Wednesday comedy lineup) are back!

On tonight’s episode, “I Caddyshacked the Pool,” Adam, who’s embarrassed by his changing body, is desperate to get out of swimming in gym class; and Erica tries to create her identity at school by starting a club that, to her dismay, Barry joins.

Find out if Adam can get out of swimming tonight on ABC at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, Criminal Minds, Code Black, The Middle, Modern Family, black-ish, Empire, Arrow, Supernatural, Young & Hungry, American Horror Story: Hotel, The League, You’re the Worst, Worst Cooks in America, and Moonbeam City.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

chicagopd1014smallI’m so glad that Erin Lyndsay is back on Chicago PD. It wouldn’t have been the same without her. Although, as we learned last week, that may have consequences. Bunny, her witch of a mother took an envelope of evidence (of what kind, we don’t know yet) to the big bosses and claimed she had information that could bring Voight down – something about him lying years ago during a case. All because Lindsay is trying to cut off contact because Bunny is bad for her – and yes, it was one of Voight’s demands, but still! As for the rest of the episode, it was incredibly sad. While chasing after a suspect Roman and Burgess found the body of a dead little boy in an old freezer. He’d been reported missing. While Intelligence was investigating the case, the young son of the former neighbor/friend of the dead boy’s parents went missing. By the time they caught up with the kidnapper/killer, he held a gun to the little boy’s head. Antonio was able to talk him into releasing the boy, but the man committed suicide by cop and died there at the scene. The worst part of it was that the killer’s son had been killed – accidentally – by the fathers of the boys he kidnapped, when THEY were just little boys. So he was acting out of revenge and hatred for all that he’d lost. Overall, it was an incredibly sad, moving story for all those involved.

On tonight’s episode, “Actual Physical Violence,” while Platt tries to manage a chaotic desk area, a man struggling to get her attention takes a drastic action and demands that the unit find his missing daughter. Voight is informed about Bunny’s accusations. Antonio learns Olinsky’s secret. Kevin J. O’Connor & Markie Post guest star.

See what drastic action the man takes tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Mysteries of Laura, Rosewood, Steampunk’d, The Goldbergs, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Worst Cooks in America, black-ish, Code Black, & Mystery Diners.

Megan’s Choice

codeblack1014smallI have always loved fall because of the cooler temperatures, beautiful colors, and of course new television to watch. There have been quite a few decent new shows this season, and I was pleasantly surprised when Code Black proved to be a good medical drama, because we’ve had so many start and end too soon (RIP Off the Map). I’m very hopeful that this will not be one that meets its untimely demise. The characters are complex, and Marcia Gay Harding is fantastic as the head ER attending, Dr. Rorish – aka “Daddy.” I love her friendship with the head ER nurse, Jesse (aka “Mommy”). They are supportive to each other but also hilarious.

On last week’s episode, Mario was given the task of treating a professional hockey player who refused to accept the diagnosis that he was having seizures. After causing a lot of ruckus, he ended up having a seizure in the ER, which led to the results that if he continues to play hockey, he could die, and that was the news that it took to make him listen. Mario comforted him by saying it’s never too late to start something new – after all, Christa was a resident at 40. Speaking of Christa, she was very insistent on getting Taylor to do surgery on her patient with a twisted ovary because there was no one in OB/GYN available, and if she didn’t have the operation she’d lose the use of her last ovary. It was very important to Christa because the patient’s husband had recently passed away from cancer but they froze his sperm before and she was still trying to have his baby. Taylor came through, and the woman’s ovary was saved. I like the chemistry that is building between Christa and Taylor, and I hope they develop it more.

On tonight’s episode, “Pre-Existing Conditions,” amid the chaos and exhaustion of working 36 consecutive hours in “code black,” the doctors must deal with Margaret O’Brien, the distraught mother of two sons who are in a devastating car accident. Also, Mario bullies Angus into performing an unnecessary operation but lets Angus take the blame when Leanne finds out.

To watch Leanne help the residents navigate the exhausting world of code black, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Rosewood, Arrow, Empire, black-ish, and Chicago PD.

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  1. […] This season of The Goldbergs is off to a great start. It always amazes me how many of the crazy events we see on the show happened in real life to series creator Adam Goldberg – and that he’s willing to show us the awkward video proof at the end of the episode! … […]