If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/11/16

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

chicagopd511smallLast week’s Chicago PD was one of the most intensely emotional episodes yet. The case involved a baby found in a duffel bag filled with rocks on the beach. She was darn near dead, but Dr. Manning (from Chicago PD) was able to nurse her back to health. There were a lot of twists and turns, and the police suspected almost everyone – from the surprise birth father who didn’t even know the seventeen-year-old birth mother was pregnant, to the birth mother’s parents, to the unlicensed midwife – finally arresting the adoptive father, who quickly proclaimed he’d done it, that he was drunk when his young son (9 or 10 years old) wanted to go out and look at the stars and he’d taken the baby with them and then forgot her outside, so when he thought she was dead, he tried to get rid of the body, rather than call it in to the police.

I caught on pretty quick that he was covering for someone, and I guessed right that it was for their son, who was around eight or nine years old. Thankfully, I guessed wrong about the boy’s motive. I’d assumed (given that I’ve seen it all too often on shows like this) that the boy was a sociopath or whatever and had done it on purpose. Unfortunately, it was just a horrible, horrible accident. The boy had woken up to go look at the stars and wanted his new sister to see them, so he’d taken her outside with him. When his parents figured out what happened, they were just trying to protect him. And at the end of the episode, the teenage birth mother, who had turned 18 a week after the baby’s birth, stood up to her parents (her mother was a piece of work and father had little spine going up against his wife…) and decided to visit the baby in the hospital and actually be a mother.

Meanwhile, Voight was surprised to learn that his son had come into town and hadn’t visited or called. Given the description of the season finale, I have a feeling this is a clue that something is up with his son. He seemed to have turned his life around once Voight forced him into the military. He has a baby and a wife now, and he seemed to have grown up. But now… I guess we’ll see! Also, tonight is the planted pilot for Chicago Justice, so we get to meet two (at least?) of the new cast members: Assistant State Attorney Peter Stone, played by Philip Winchester (who recently starred in the short-lived The Player and was a lead in Strike Back), and State Attorney Mark Jefferies, played by Carl Weathers (Colony, Brothers, In the Heat of the Night).

On tonight’s episode, “Justice,” Burgess goes on trial after accidentally shooting an unarmed African-American honor student; the same man who sent Voight to prison is assigned to help defend Burgess.

See how the trial against Burgess goes and meet the new Chicago Justice team members tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Heartbeat, Rosewood, The Goldbergs, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, & black-ish.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

thegoldbergs511smallEvery week, The Goldbergs brings a lot of laughs with a big dose of 80s nostalgia and heart. In last week’s episode, Adam became obsessed with Space Camp – both the awesome film as well as the NASA camp that inspired it. He focused all of his efforts into convincing his father to pay for the trip, but in the process Adam discovered that Murray’s father had crushed his own childhood dream of becoming a ventriloquist. Meanwhile Barry and Erica forgot to get Beverly a Mother’s Day gift, so they made her some last-minute coupons instead. To teach them a lesson, Beverly decided to cash in her many years’ worth of these Mom Coupons, but when Barry and Erica refused to honor them, she retaliated by taking back all of the gifts she had given them over the years.

The Goldbergs continue to be one of my all-time favorite TV families. They have such a fun dynamic, and it’s always hilarious to see Beverly go overboard and completely smother her kids. I also really enjoy the 1980-something setting, as it always takes me back to my own childhood. The Goldbergs is one of the first things I watch every Wednesday, and I’m looking forward to tonight’s new episode.

On tonight’s episode, “Big Orange,” Beverly and Lainey team up to destroy something they both despise: Barry’s favorite shirt. But once it goes missing, Adam and Erica agree to help their brother investigate what exactly happened to it. Meanwhile, Murray decides to tear down the family tree house, which makes Adam upset.

Take a trip back to the 1980s tonight on ABC at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, The Middle, Modern Family, black-ish, Empire, Arrow, and The Americans.

Megan’s Choice

svu511smallLaw & Order: SVU has always been an intense show, and this season has been a roller-coaster of intensity. We’ve had corrupt priests, a home invasion that turned into Benson being a hostage, and last week there was a case with a fashion photographer who was raping models. They never cease to astound me with their ability to shock us. I am hopeful that we will get another crossover with Chicago PD soon, because they have all been incredible.

On tonight’s episode, “Assaulting Reality,” the producers of a reality dating series make Benson and the SVU part of the show when they investigate a contestant’s claim that she was raped. There’s a whole host of guest stars this week: Larisa Oleynik (The Secret World of Alex Mack), Michael Gross (Family Ties), Wendie Malick (Rush Hour, Hot in Cleveland, Just Shoot Me), Mather Zickel (Masters of Sex, Newsreaders, Reno 911!), Adam Gregory (The Bold and the Beautiful, 90210), Jordan Bondurant, Rachael Emrich, & Comfort Clinton.

To see just how much reality show Benson can take, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Chicago PD, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and Rosewood.

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