If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/1/17

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

I love when franchises/shows do crossovers. We’ve seen it a lot in the #OneChicago universe, but tonight, we’re not only getting the biggest crossover to date, but they’re introducing the new Chicago Justice, as well! The action will start off in Chicago Fire and move from there into Chicago PD, finishing off in the courtroom with Chicago Justice. But don’t think that just because Chicago Med isn’t on the list that we won’t see the docs and nurses there. There will be plenty of action taking place at the hospital, so as the exec producer said in a recent TV Line interview, it’s like four shows taking place in three hours. But be aware… Tonight’s case is based on the headlines…on the Bay Area warehouse fire from just a few months ago. I trust that the show will treat the memory of those affected with respect, but if it’s something that is sensitive for you, you might want to skip tonight’s crossover.

As for the newest in the strong Chicago lineup, Philip Winchester stars as prosecutor Peter Stone, the Assistant State’s Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau. His character has a fantastic tie-in to a great Law & Order character: he’s the son of renowned New York City District Attorney Ben Stone (played in Law & Order by Michael Moriarty). Carl Weathers plays Mark Jefferies, the Cook County State’s Attorney who is more into politics than Stone is. The prosecution’s team also includes Assistant State’s Attorney Anna Valdez (Monica Barbaro), Laura Nagel (Joelle Carter), a tough-as-nails State’s Attorney Investigator, and Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda, who moved over from Chicago PD), a level-headed and by-the-book detective turned Chief Investigator.

On tonight’s episode of Chicago Fire, “Deathtrap,” fire and rescue are called when an old warehouse-turned-work space turns into a firestorm, trapping countless victims; the doctors and nurses of Chicago Med deal with a barrage of patients as victims of the disaster are brought through the doors.

Then on Chicago PD’s “Emotional Proximity,” Olinsky’s daughter is in critical condition following a massive warehouse fire; Voight investigates the fire’s potential origins; intelligence examines connections between the building owner, those who were inside, and potential arson suspects.

Finally, on Chicago Justice’s “Fake,” Peter Stone and his team, including investigator Antonio Dawson, try to bring a warehouse arsonist to justice, and the suspect’s high-powered attorney tries to get his client acquitted.

Catch all the action and drama tonight on NBC starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chopped Junior, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, Major Crimes, Property Brothers, Bakers vs. Fakers, & Six.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

PBS’s Spy in the Wild: A Nature Miniseries has been a fun, fascinating show. For this five-part documentary series, over 30 animatronic spy animals were sent undercover to infiltrate nature and secretly record animal behavior. These incredibly realistic-looking robotic animals interact with the real animals in their natural habitat to give viewers a unique new perspective on how the animals behave when no one is watching. Some of these spy animals have included Spy Orangutan, Spy Tortoise, Spy Sloth, Spy Cobra, Spy Squirrel, and even Spy Baby Hippo! Over the first four episodes, the series explored animal love, intelligence, friendship, and bad behavior. And in tonight’s finale, we get a look behind the scenes at how these amazing animatronic animals were created, how they were integrated into nature, and how they were brought to life to interact with the real animals. Tonight’s episode should be an interesting one, even for those who haven’t yet seen any other episodes. If you want to check out the series before tonight’s behind-the-scenes finale, the first four episodes are all available for viewing via the PBS app/web site, and possibly On Demand.

Tonight’s finale, “Meet the Spies,” chronicles the evolution of the spy creatures from the original “boulder cam” to “penguin cams” to the robotic look-alikes that were featured in the series. Included: unexpected and funny moments from their POV.

Check out all the behind-the-scenes fun tonight on PBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Modern Family, Hunted, Criminal Minds, Arrow, The 100, Workaholics, Jeff & Some Aliens, Legion, Man Seeking Woman, The Magicians, The Expanse, Major Crimes, and Suits.

Megan’s Choice

I have been incredibly stressed out watching Criminal Minds lately because of the situation they have put my favorite Dr. Reid in. It’s kind of bittersweet, because on one hand, I see that this is a crucial story arc for Reid so that his character can grow. On the other hand, I am concerned we are going to lose the genius that is Reid. When he went to Mexico, he did it with the love of a son in order to save his mother, but unfortunately something went terribly wrong and he’s being framed. I’m hopeful that we will get to see a resolution for this situation quickly. Not likely, but a girl can dream.

On tonight’s episode, “Alpha Male,” the BAU investigates when several young men and women are victims of disfiguring acid attacks. Also, Dr. Reid begins to settle into his new surroundings. Harold Perrineau guest stars.

Find out if Reid can survive this twisted nightmare he’s in tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chicago Justice, Chopped Junior, The Magicians, Star, When We Rise, and Bakers vs. Fakers.

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