If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/8/15

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

agentxsmallI’m always up for trying a new action drama, and for me, TNT can really deliver. So when I read about their latest, Agent X, I couldn’t wait to see it. Jeff Hephner (Interstellar, Chicago Fire) stars as John Case, or Agent X, a top-secret agent who is deployed only by the Vice President. No one besides the VP (played by Sharon Stone) and her chief steward, Malcolm Millar (Gerald McRaney), and Chief Justice Caleb Thorne (James Earl Jones) even know about Agent X. When there’s a major crisis and traditional law enforcement and government can’t help, Agent X is deployed to help protect the country by any means necessary. I liked Hephner in Chicago Fire and I LOVE Gerald McRaney, so I’m hoping this will be a good one. There are two episodes tonight, so we’ll get a good chance to see how we like the show.

On tonight’s first episode, “Pilot,” after her inauguration, newly elected Vice President Natalie Maccabee is initiated into a covert world of danger by her chief steward, Malcolm Millar and Chief Justice Caleb Thorne. Natalie quickly finds herself in play when the daughter of FBI Director Stanton is kidnapped, and authorities are helpless in rescuing her.

Then on the second episode, “The Enemy of My Enemy,” one of John’s old nemeses, terrorist Malik Ahmad, steals an arsenal of nuclear warheads and a scientist to activate them. John is forced to work with his enemy, Olga Petrovka, in order to destroy them and rescue the scientist. Meanwhile, Natalie and Malcolm endeavor to protect John’s identity from an FBI investigation.

Check out the exciting drama tonight on TNT at 9/8c & 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Great British Baking Show, Guy’s Grocery Games, The Librarians, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Holiday Baking Championship, Cutthroat Kitchen, & CSI: Cyber.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

gettingon118smallTonight, HBO’s dark comedy Getting On returns for its third and final season. The series, which is a remake of a British show of the same name, follows the staff at a California hospital in a ward that handles the care of long-term, elderly patients. In charge is Dr. Jenna James (Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne), who always has some kind of crazy research project going on, and last season she introduced a new hospice-care program to the ward. Head nurse Dawn (Alex Borstein, Family Guy) is always bringing her personal problems to the office. She slept with gay nurse Patsy (Mel Rodriguez, The Last Man on Earth), and a pregnancy scare caused a breakup between the couple. And almost immediately afterwards, Dawn married security guard Dennis. Meanwhile, fellow nurse Didi (Niecy Nash, Scream Queens) has her own family issues and currently works two jobs in order to take care of her sister’s children. Then she realized she was being drastically underpaid for her work on the hospice program and demanded a raise/back pay. As the second season ended, the “success” of Dr. James’s hospice care program gave her the nickname “Doctor Death,” and Medicare flagged her for review as fraud.

So what will be the fallout/outcome of this whole hospice program investigation? And what new scheme will Dr. James cook up next? I’m looking forward to seeing how the series comes to a close in these final six episodes. With a show like this that likes to find humor in the darker, more serious aspects of life (and death), I suspect not everyone will have a happy ending. But it should be an entertaining ride to the end. It’s always fun to see the nurses clash with Dr. James, who seems to only care about her own well-being and making her own bosses happy.

On tonight’s episode, “This Is About Vomit, People,” it’s eight months after the exposure of Dr. James’s corporate-hospice scandal, but she panics when she inadvertently meets her replacement. Meanwhile, the staff is at odds over a mess that won’t clean itself up.

See what happens with Dr. James and the nurses tonight on HBO at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Once Upon a Time, Quantico, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth, The Librarians, Agent X, The Walking Dead, Flesh and Bone, The Leftovers, and Homeland.

Megan’s Choice

brooklyn99118smallBrooklyn Nine-Nine is still one of my favorite comedies on television because of the cast. I just can’t get enough of them. The last new episode we saw was the Halloween episode, where Captain Holt and Jake had their usual Halloween battle to see who was the better detective. This year they worked in teams, with Terry working with Holt and Jake with Rosa, leaving Amy with hurt feelings after she wasn’t picked for a team. In the end, Amy taught them all a lesson when she stole the crown from both of them and was declared the best detective of them all. I was really happy with this spin on the story line because it kept it fresh and new for an already tried story. What did you think?

On tonight’s episode, “Into the Woods,” Jake and Charles convince Terry to take a weekend camping trip as a much needed “babymoon,” but they soon realize it might not be the idealistic weekend for which they had hoped. Meanwhile, back at the precinct, Holt gives Rosa some important relationship advice, and Amy enlists Gina’s help to prepare her for an important presentation.

To see how those three crazy guys handle camping, tune in to FOX at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching Cutthroat Kitchen, Once Upon a Time, Guy’s Grocery Games, The Walking Dead, and Quantico.

This entry was posted in If We Controlled Your Remote and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/8/15

  1. […] Tonight, HBO’s dark comedy Getting On returns for its third and final season. The series, which is a remake of a British show of the same name, follows the staff at a California hospital in a ward that handles the care of long-term, elderly patients… […]