If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/14/16

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

colony114smallI am excited by wary about tonight’s premiere of Colony on USA Network. It has a great cast, an interesting premise, but I’m always leery about dramas if they aren’t procedurals, since I’m not actually sure I watch any right now… *laugh* From Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Ryan Condal (Hercules), this show centers on one family’s struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles. Josh Holloway (Lost) stars as former FBI agent Will Bowman, and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead, Prison Break) stars as his wife, Katie. This L.A., set in the near future, is dangerous and full of divided ideologies. Those who go along with the occupation and new “order” can benefit, but others rebel and suffer the consequences. Will and Katie have to figure out how to keep their family together and safe, but things will quickly go awry. And that should make things very interesting!

I loved Josh Holloway on Intelligence. He’s sexy, so that doesn’t hurt, but he’s just fun to watch regardless. And I really loved Sarah Wayne Callies on Prison Break. So put the two of them together, and I’m more than a little excited. Add in Amanda Righetti (The Mentalist) and Peter Jacobson (House), and I’m set. It also stars Tori Kittles, Alex Neustaedter, and Gonzalo Menendez.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Will attempts a daring rescue to find his son, Katie takes a risk to help her sister, and a job opportunity for Will may divide their family.

Don’t miss the premiere tonight on USA Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Angel from Hell, Beat Bobby Flay, & Top Chef.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

idiotsittersmallTonight, Workaholics returns for another season on Comedy Central, and this year it is joined by new odd-couple series Idiotsitter. Strait-laced Harvard graduate Billie Brown (Charlotte Newhouse) is deep in debt with student loans and desperate for work. She interviews for a babysitting job for rich couple Tanzy (Angela Little) and Kent (Stephen Root, Office Space). While she thinks she’s going to be taking care of a 7-year-old, she soon discovers that her charge is a 20-something Genevieve (Jillian Bell, Workaholics), a spoiled young lady with a criminal past who’s under house arrest. Gene was also duped – she thought her parents were hiring Billie to be her friend, but Billie’s main focus is to make sure she passes the GED.

Billie wants to run after learning the truth about the job, but the money is way too good to pass up, so she agrees to be Genevieve’s court-appointed guardian. While these women are polar opposites, they may just be exactly what one another needs. Genevieve can help Billie loosen up a bit, and Billie can help Gene learn to be more responsible and become more cultured…as long as she’s not corrupted by Gene first.

Tonight’s premiere has some fun moments, and the sometimes-sophmoric humor should pair very nicely with Workaholics, making an entertaining hour of television. Based on how the pilot ends, it seems like this series may be a bit more serialized than other comedies, so I look forward to seeing how the story plays out over the season.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” a hard-luck Harvard grad applies to be a nanny but winds up becoming the court-appointed guardian of an out-of-control woman under house arrest.

To meet Genevieve and Billie, tune in to Comedy Central at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, Angel from Hell, Heroes Reborn, The Blacklist, Shades of Blue, and Colony.

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