If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/25/16

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

waywardpines525smallTonight, FOX is taking viewers back to that creepy town of Wayward Pines, as some new residents are starting to wake up to discover all is not as it seems. As the first season came to a close, David Pilcher decided that Group B had failed his social experiment and that it was time to burn things to the ground and start anew. So he turned off all of the power, allowing the blood-thirsty Abbies to climb over the wall and clean up the “mess.” The aftermath left many dead, including David Pilcher and Ethan Burke – the man who helped open people’s eyes to what was truly going on in the town. Kate Hewson, the woman behind the revolt, managed to survive, along with Pilcher’s henchwomen Nurse Pam and Megan Fisher. It seemed like things might take a turn for the better now that Philcher was out of the picture, but the show then cut to three years later, where Ben Burke, Ethan’s son, awoke from a coma to discover that the first generation of native-born Wayward Pines teenagers had taken over control of the town and were governing it using the same fear and denial tactics that Pilcher had.

The second season picks up shortly afterwards, with Ben and some others trying to lead a rebellion to overthrow this first generation and allow the residents of Wayward Pines to live freely and not in fear – at least not of their fellow people, because there are still the Abbies to worry about. At the same time, Group C is starting to be thawed out and introduced into the population. Tonight we are introduced to one of those new residents, our new protagonist Dr. Theo Yedlin (Jason Patric), who finds himself in a similar confused state as Ethan Burke displayed in the opening moments of the first season.

I thoroughly enjoyed the first season, and I guess a lot of others did as well, because the show is back despite the fact that it was only supposed to be a single season. I’m a little wary of this second season, as the series has a new showrunner and already went through all of the material from the original book trilogy in the first season. However, I’m hoping they can continue to bring the creepiness and surprises in this second season. I just hope the characters I loved from the first season survive long enough to make it through this season, as this is a show that’s not afraid to kill off characters, especially if they are played by well-known actors!

On tonight’s premiere, “Enemy Lines,” Dr. Theo Yedlin awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the middle of a rebellion in Wayward Pines.

Catch the introduction of Dr. Yedlin tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Price Is Right Primetime Special – The Amazing Race Edition, Arrow, and The Americans.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

svu525smallTonight is the season finale of Law & Order: SVU, and it’s the second part following up from last week’s episode. After Carisi found out he passed the bar and Finn and the others learned that Dodds was taking another job, Finn met with his son and learned that he and his husband were having a baby via a surrogate. Unfortunately, that happy news was broken up when his son (a social worker) got a call from a client, who said a former CO (played by Brad Garrett) of hers from prison had just raped her. ADA Barba and the squad had a talk about the COs in Rikers, and Barba said that if they went in accusing the COs of rape, the investigation would get stalled because they won’t be able to prove it. They went in under false pretenses, saying they were investigating something to do with a gang and running girls outside the prison. Unfortunately, when they went sent the young woman to the CO with a wire, trying to set him up, he realized she was wired, and therefore their case of attempted rape was weak.

They were able to flip the CO’s lookout (a female CO at Rikers), who told them about another inmate’s younger sister, who the guy was “seeing.” The sister testified that he’d told her and her sister that unless she did what he wanted, her sister would be put in solitary. They went to a grand jury, and the sister, the female CO, the rape victim, and the rapist CO’s wife all testified. The wife thought she was going to make it a postitive testimony, but Barba proved her wrong. Unfortunately, after the grand jury indicted him, Barba was surrounded by members of the CO Union, and Barba was threatened. Now the CO Union is going after not only Barba but SVU too.

So how will this play out? How will Barba and the SVU squad get the bad guys and clean up Rikers while keeping themselves safe from the union? It’s going to be a tense finale, for sure!

On tonight’s episode, “Heartfelt Passages,” when the investigation of Corrections Officer Gary Munson (guest star Brad Garrett) deepens, he and his union take drastic actions that threaten the lives of ADA Barba and the SVU squad.

Find out if everyone makes it out alive tonight on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Rosewood, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Chicago PD, & Royal Pains.

Megan’s Choice

criminalmindsbb525smallTonight, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is treating us to two episodes before it goes on hiatus for the summer. Personally I am very happy for the double episodes, because not only do I adore this show, but TV has been slow the last little bit as all our favorites wrap up for the summer.

When we last saw the team, they were working to stop two Americans who were on a killing spree in Cuba, because the female UnSub was trying to deal with her horrible past. All she wanted was to be listened to, but thankfully the team managed to stop the two of them and save the day, only after the woman’s male partner forced the police to shoot by raising his gun, even though the woman seemed ready to give up.

On tonight’s first episode, “El Toro Bravo,” the IRT heads to Pamplona, Spain, during the running of the bulls. The ears of a missing American tourist are found, and the team speculates that the crime is politically motivated.

Then on the season finale, “Paper Orphans,” the IRT rushes to Haiti when the young daughter of an American family visiting the island nation is kidnapped. Also, Jack and his wife, Karen, prepare to send their daughter off to college.

To see how the show wraps up for the season, tune in to CBS starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Law & Order: SVU and Rosewood.

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