If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/16/16

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

Last week on Hawaii Five-0, a teenager was undergoing hypnosis therapy after being diagnosed with PTSD, only for him to tell his therapist he’d witnessed a murder. At first he was worried that he’d been the one to commit it, but after investigating and getting him under hypnosis a couple more times, come to find out it was his mother who did the killing. One night, after she’d been drinking and fighting with his father, she took the boy and planned to go stay at a hotel. Unfortunately, she ran into the victim, a teenage girl, and scared about the consequences, she killed her by bashing her head in with a rock and then buried her. Her son got out of the car to find her in time to witness it. Man, that had to have been a shock to learn his mother had done that and he’d witnessed it! The kid’s father didn’t know either, poor guy. But at least that meant the kid still had his dad. Elsewhere, Danny’s sister was in Hawaii on a work conference, and Danny realized she was close – too close – to a guy she worked with. He convinced her that cheating wasn’t going to be good for her and that he was always there for her, no matter how far apart they lived. It was sweet, and I loved seeing Missy Peregrym, even though I don’t like her hair as much that short!)

Tonight’s episode should be outstanding. My heart broke for Chin when his niece, Sara, had to go live with her grandparents in Mexico after he’d really begun feeling like a father to her. He was worried that they were involved in the same dealings their son Gabriel had been, but nothing turned up with his investigation, so he had no choice but to let her go. Fortunately, that story line is being revisited tonight, and I’m hoping he (& we) get a much more positive outcome this go round!

On tonight’s episode, “Ka’ili aku (Snatchback),” Five-0 races to Mexico where Chin puts his life on the line after his niece Sara is kidnapped. Duane “Dog” Chapman returns as himself and George Takei returns as Chin’s Uncle Choi.

See if Chin and the rest of Five-0 can rescue Sara and bring her back to Hawaii where she belongs tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, Last Man Standing, & MacGyver.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Today, after a long time away, The Man in the High Castle finally returns for its second season on Amazon Prime Video. The series, which is based on Philip K. Dick’s novel, is set in an alternate 1962, where America has lost World War II. The Axis victors divided up the U.S. into the Japanese Pacific States to the west, the Greater Nazi Reich in the east, and a small Neutral Zone in the middle. A glimmer of hope for the former Americans lies in these mysterious films made by the “Man in the High Castle,” which depict an alternate version of the world’s events. The resistance is secretly working to get these movies out to the people. In the first season, Juliana Crain found herself a reluctant member of the resistance after coming into possession of one of the film reels. In the Nuetral Zone, she crossed paths with double-agent Blake, who was pretending to be a part of the resistance in order to infiltrate the group, but after meeting Juliana, he started to question his loyalties. The tension built over the first season, culminating in the failed assassination of Hitler, followed by a huge WTF moment. In the final scene, we saw Pacific States Trade Minister Nobusuke Tagomi sit down on a park bench, close his eyes, and drown out the sounds around him, but when he opened his eyes, he was now surrounded by a more familiar-looking United States, with John F. Kennedy as president.

What does all this mean? Does Tagomi know of two different realities, and can he travel between them? What do all the films have to do with this, and who is this mysterious Man in the High Castle? What is next for the resistance? Will we finally see what life is like in the Greater Nazi Reich half of the former U.S.? I’m looking forward to checking out the new season to try to make sense of it all!

Catch all of Season 2 now on Amazon Prime Video!

I’ll also be recording MacGyver and Z Nation.

Megan’s Choice

Tonight is the fall finale of MacGyver, and it’s a bittersweet moment for me because on one hand we know it’s going to be a great episode, but on the other it means a few weeks before we get any new episodes. Just like Hawaii Five-0, this show has started to become its own show instead of just a reboot. It definitely helps that the cast is both entertaining and attractive of course.

On last week’s episode, we watched as Bozer and MacGyver went back to their hometown for what was supposed to be a vacation but ended up in the middle of a mess. MacGyver bonded with a young girl from the science class he was speaking to, because she reminded him a lot of himself at that age. Her father had gotten into a working relationship with some questionable people that led to her being kidnapped. Good thing it happened when the team was there on vacation! After working their magic as usual, they saved the day, and thankfully MacGyver was able to leave a substantial mark on the young girl, who he gifted his old treehouse science fort to. I loved seeing this side of Mac and a little glimpse into his and Bozer’s past.

On tonight’s episode, “Scissors,” MacGyver and Jack search for Riley, using a microwave and a power strip, after she mysteriously disappears and hacks into the NSA, possibly unleashing World War III. Also, Bozer goes on his first official mission, and Jack opens up about his history with Riley’s mother, Diane.

To see if the boys can find Riley and save her before it’s too late, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Hell’s Kitchen, Hawaii Five-0, The Exorcist, and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

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