If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/3/16

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!

Kyle’s Choice

thefamily33smallI’ve been looking forward to ABC’s new mystery/drama/thriller The Family ever since I watched the pilot last summer. Claire Warren’s (Joan Allen, The Killing) political career was just starting to take off when her son Adam went missing and was presumed dead. Ten years later, the Warrens – father John (Rupert Graves, Sherlock), son Danny (Zach Gilford, The Mob Doctor), and daughter Willa (Alison Pill, The Newsroom) – seem to have finally accepted the tragic events, until a young man claiming to be Adam (Liam James, The Killing) arrives at their door. This reunion reopens old wounds and raises new questions. Is this young man really who he says he is? Where has he been all this time? Who was responsible for his disappearance? Was the Warrens’ neighbor Hank (Andrew McCarthy, Lipstick Jungle), who was coerced into confessing to the crime, really responsible? Sergeant Nina Meyer (Margot Bingham, Matador) is the person trying to answer those questions. The cast also includes Floriana Lima (Allegiance) as Bridey, Madeleine Arthur (The Tomorrow People) as Young Willa, and Rarmian Newton (Dance Academy) as Young Danny.

I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere, which has a great cast and sets up an interesting mystery and character drama. I like how the series jumps back and forth between the two decades as this mystery unfolds, slowly revealing details of what happened in the past, which raise even more questions in the present – hopefully all of which be answered by the end of the season. The series also explores the drama and tension within this family caused by both the tragedy and Claire’s political aspirations. I look forward to seeing how this story plays out over the season.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” Maine politician Claire Warren’s presumed-dead son Adam returns home a decade after he disappeared; and while he’s welcomed with a mixture of joy and astonishment, he’s also met with suspicion, as some doubt that he is who he says he is. Adam’s reappearance also reverberates beyond the family: the neighbor convicted of his murder must be freed.

See the start of this new drama tonight on ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Life in Pieces, Grey’s Anatomy, You, Me, and the Apocalypse, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The 100, Top Chef, Recipe for Deception, and Workaholics.

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