If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/17/15

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

chicagomed1117smallOne of the shows I’ve been looking forward to most this fall is Chicago Med. We’ve already seen several members of the cast of this latest spinoff from Chicago Fire on that and Chicago PD. The show takes place in one of Chicago’s busiest hospital, Chicago Med. They’ll tackle new cases inspired by topical events and form relationships within the chaos of the emergency room. We’ll also see familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments, which is always fun. There’s an amazing cast: Oliver Platt (Fargo, The Big Huff & more), S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order – I miss Lt. Van Buren!), Nick Gehlfuss (who we’ve seen many times now on Chicago PD as Jay’s brother!), Brian Tee (multiple episodes of Hawaii Five-0 & Crash), Torrey DeVitto (Pretty Little Liars, Army Wives, The Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill), Colin Donnell (The Affair, Arrow), Yaya DaCosta (Chicago Fire, Ugly Betty, All My Children), & Rachel DiPillo (Jane the Virgin, The Gates, Big Time Rush).

One reason I’m excited about this is because I’m looking forward to having another medical show on that isn’t a primetime soap (*cough*Gray’s Anatomy*). In fact, in an interview on TVLine.com, they said, “We want to [be] much more in the ER and St. Elsewhere model than Grey’s Anatomy. It’s not going to be a pure soap by any stretch of the imagination, but there will be a lot of character storylines and emotional entanglements. We want to be telling cutting-edge stories about ethical conundrums and the state of medicine and health care in America today.” Check out the interview and the pictures. There’s some great info. (But beware of spoilers!)

On tonight’s episode, “Derailed,” the emergency department’s grand opening is interrupted by an onslaught of crash victims, pushing hospital administrator Sharon Goodwin and her staff to their limits as they frantically work to triage and treat patients. It’s all hands on deck as newly hired trauma surgeon Dr. Connor Rhodes, pregnant pediatrics specialist Dr. Natalie Manning, third-year resident Dr. Will Halstead, military-trained Dr. Ethan Choi, nurse April Sexton, and head of psychiatry Dr. Daniel Charles must pull together to save lives. Rounding out the team is medical student Sarah Reese, who quickly learns some of the hard lessons that come with life in the Emergency Department. Marlyne Barrett, David Eigenberg, Kara Killmer, and Jesse Lee Soffer guest star.

Meet the new team in Chicago tonight on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chopped Junior, Grandfathered, NCIS, MasterChef Canada, NCIS: NOLA, & Chicago Fire.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

thegrinder1117smallI have been really enjoying The Grinder since it first started. However, lately the show seems to be firing on all cylinders and has me laughing out loud every episode! Last week, Ethan decided to get involved with the school play. Stewart was thrilled, thinking his son wanted to follow in his footsteps as part of the backstage crew, where he was once one of the legendary Shadow Boys. But his excitement was short-lived when Ethan told him that he wanted to follow his uncle’s spotlight and be in the play. Despite giving an amazing audition that should have easily landed him the lead role, Ethan was denied the part. It turned out that the play’s director, Sandy, still held a grudge against Dean for stealing the role of Ichabod Crane from him back when they were in high school. So Stewart and Dean headed to the principal to plead their case and get Ethan his deserved role.

This show is always so perfectly executed. I always enjoy the brotherly fighting between Dean and Stewart, as well as the playful banter between Stewart and his wife as she lets him know how childish he is being toward Dean. I also really enjoy the fun twists and reveals, like in last week’s episode when Stewart, the former Shadow Boy, stepped out of the darkness, revealing that he had overheard Sandy admitting to the principal that Ethan deserved the part.

On tonight’s episode, “Buckingham Malice,” Stewart tells Dean that to be considered a “regular guy,” he needs to stop relying on his famous reputation, but Stewart has a change of heart when they wind up in trouble and Dean’s celebrity may be their only way out. Meanwhile, Debbie hires a new assistant, who needs more assistance from Debbie to do her job.

See if Dean can get them out of trouble tonight on FOX at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Limitless, The Muppets, Fresh Off the Boat, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Grandfathered, Scream Queens, The Flash, iZombie, and Chrisley Knows Best.

Megan’s Choice

thevoice2015smallWhat a strange, yet incredible season it has been on The Voice so far – judges who are dating, too many great singers to choose from, and some of the best bickering between Adam and Blake yet. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are dating. which I am completely okay with. No judgment here. Sometimes with separations/divorces, you move on quicker than you would have planned on, or perhaps it seems like you moved on quickly, when in reality your marriage has been over for ages, despite not officially separating. Just saying… Let’s all stop judging.

Now that we’ve discussed that country/rocker elephant in the corner, let’s talk about how sad last week’s eliminations were. I was in tears saying good-bye to 12 singers. When I found out that the adorably quirky Ellie and Regina were going home I was shocked, especially when Braiden Sunshine got to stay. Don’t start hating me. I like the kid, but there were people sent home who were far more seasoned and talented. On the bright side of things, Jordan, Shelby, Madi, and Jeffrey were safe, so it wasn’t the worst-case scenario.

This week, all of the contestants laid it all on the stage, but I have to say that I’m over Barrett and his performances. They are all the same, and it’s time for that country boy to ride on home.

On tonight’s episode, “Top 12 Live Eliminations,” we’ll watch as the votes are tallied and more of these talented singers watch their journey come to an end.

To find out if your favorite makes it through, tune in to NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Chopped Junior, NCIS, NCIS: NOLA, Limitless, and Scream Queens.

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