If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/7/17

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, FX’s 1980s Cold War spy drama, The Americans, returns for its penultimate season. As the fourth season came to a close, things got really intense. William had arranged a meeting to hand off the vial of the Lassa virus to Philip, but once he realized the Feds were tailing him, he smashed the vial, infecting himself and alerting Philip that he was walking into a trap. The Centre started to fear that William might turn on Philip & Elizabeth while being interrogated in the hospital, so Gabriel left it up to them if they wanted to go back to Russia. In his dying words, William revealed to Stan that there was an undercover spy couple with kids living the American dream. Meanwhile, Paige and Stan’s son Matthew were starting to get close, so Philip told Paige he wanted her to break it off, as it was too dangerous. And finally, in Russia, Philip’s illegitimate son, Mischa, had been released from his detention thanks to some powerful friends. Later, Mischa asked his grandfather for information about the father he never met and decided to search for him in America.

I was both happy and sad when it was announced last year that The Americans had been picked up for a final two seasons to close out the series (13 episodes this year and 10 episodes next year). While it’s sad to think of this excellent show coming to an end, I’m really happy that the writers can now safely work to a planned conclusion with an end date in mind. This series has a wonderful slow burn, with many tense moments and unexpected twists, and the acting is amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing what Stan does with his new information about the existence of a spy family – will he start to suspect his own neighbors? Will Mischa arrive in the US looking for Philip, and how will that affect the Jennings’ undercover work? And will Paige finally turn to the dark side and join the family business?

On tonight’s premiere, “Amber Waves,” the Centre sends a new operation unlike anything before to Philip and Elizabeth, which puts more strain on their already tense marriage and family life.

See how Philip and Elizabeth deal with the new operation tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Middle, American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O’Neals, This Is Us, Bones, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Imposters, Detroiters, Switched at Birth, Face Off, The Detour, Teachers, and Chrisley Knows Best.
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Jenny’s Choice

On the latest new episode of Bones, Brennan was busy grieving her father, who was killed the episode before. She handled it the only way she could, and that was by saying she needed some space from Booth. While Booth and Aubrey headed to Canada after a body was found there, Brennan got a surprise visitor in her old flame, Sully, played by the fantastic Eddie McClintock. Sully had heard about her dad and wanted to check on Brennan. Much to the annoyance of a lot of fans, she was able to open up to Sully when she wasn’t able to talk to Booth about it. I liked that we saw Sully again, and I’m so glad the writers didn’t take it to the point where Brennan cheated – neither she nor Sully were that type of people, after all… – but I personally think it did Booth and Brennan’s relationship a disservice. They’ve both grown (her decidedly more so than Booth) so much since the beginning, and I think she should’ve been able to talk to her husband. In the end, Booth was back home and Brennan talked to him about Sully’s visit, but things are still not quite right with them.

So with only four episodes left in the series, including tonight’s, what else can the show bring us? We need Booth and Brennan to get back to being good with each other. I want to see Cam and Arastoo ride off into the sunset together (not leave the Jeffersonian, but get married! LOL). They need to get Zach out of the mental hospital for good. And Angela and Hodgins NEED to have another baby! There’s still a lot I want to see happen, and I just don’t know how they’ll fit it all in! Thankfully, we get to see Booth and Brennan go undercover one last time tonight, which is always a blast!

On tonight’s episode, “The Steel in the Wheels,” when a young man dies in a horrendous hay baler accident, Booth, Brennan and Aubrey slap on trashy disguises and go undercover at a rowdy demolition derby competition to investigate the case. Meanwhile, Dr. Gordon Wyatt (guest star Stephen Fry!) returns and assists Hodgins and Cam when the ongoing Gormogon case hits a dead end.

Catch Gordon Gordon Wyatt once more tonight on FOX at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing NCIS, American Housewife, Chopped, NCIS: New Orleans, & Chicago Justice.

Megan’s Choice

NCIS: New Orleans has had quite the season so far, and I’ve really been enjoying seeing Sebastian trying to learn his way through being a field agent. I think that he really completes the team, even though he’s a little bit of a goof – he still has a heart of gold. Tonight I’m looking forward to the introduction of Pride’s new love interest, who is going to be played by the actor’s real-life wife, which is bound to make a lot of great onscreen chemistry!

On tonight’s episode, “The Last Stand,” Pride’s longtime friend, state and military attorney Rita Devereaux , asks NCIS to investigate the disappearance of a JAG lawyer who specializes in classified cases and volunteers at a private military academy.

To see if this onscreen love story is a direct reflection of their real-life one, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS, Bull, The Voice, Bones, This Is Us, and Chicago Justice.

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