If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/14/17

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!

Megan’s Choice

It has been a season for emotional rollercoasters all over the television front this year, but the biggest roller coaster has been brought to us by This Is Us. What an incredible show this has turned out to be, although I knew it would be starting from the very first episode. The writers have gone above and beyond to draw the viewing audience in to the world of this family, leaving us all better for it. My weekly cry fests have been split between this show and Code Black, both shows that play on your heartstrings consistently.

This season has shown us the evolution of a couple, Jack and Rebecca, from the beginning of their marriage and as it evolved when they became parents of triplets. I have been cheering this couple on from the very start, but unfortunately we were told that Jack died along the way. Last episode, Kate finally told Toby that the reason she doesn’t discuss her father’s death is because it was her fault. Not sure where that’s going, but I am sure that wherever it ventures, it will leave us all in tears with more questions. Also on the last episode, Randall and his adorable family bid farewell to William, Randall’s biological father. It was a fun-eral… Instead of the usual depressing stuff at funerals, William wanted the family to celebrate his life. It was a moving and heartwarming episode.

Tonight’s season finale is bittersweet because, while I’m excited to get another new episode, I am also upset that there won’t be any new episodes after this one until next season.

On tonight’s episode, “Moonshadow,” Jack heads to Cleveland to make things right with Rebecca on the night of her first big gig with the band. Randall, Kate, and Kevin make big decisions about their futures.

Find out the big decisions tonight on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, Bones, Chopped, and Trial & Error.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, NBC kicks off the hilarious new comedy Trial & Error. The series is a parody of the true crime documentary genre, following the trial of the People v Larry Henderson. Young New York City lawyer Josh Segal (Nicholas D’Agosto, Gotham) heads to the small town of East Peck, South Carolina, to defend community college poetry professor Larry Henderson (John Lithgow, The Crown), who has been charged with murdering his wife. Josh sets up his office inside a taxidermy shop and quickly meets his quirky team. Lead investigator Dwayne Reed (Steven Boyer, Orange Is the New Black) is a dim-witted country bumpkin, while head researcher/assistant Anne Flatch (Sherri Shepherd, The Soul Man) seems to suffer from an endless list of odd ailments and disorders. While Larry’s adopted daughter Summer (Krysta Rodriguez, Smash) believes her father’s innocence, Larry’s eccentric behavior constantly makes Josh doubt his client. Meanwhile, Assistant DA Carol Anne Keane (Jayma Mays, Glee) is anxious for a conviction and is willing to drag out some pretty obscure laws that are still on the books in this backwoods town in order to secure her promotion to DA.

I thoroughly enjoyed tonight’s premiere. I loved the quirkiness of the town and characters, and mixed with the documentary style, the show kind of reminded me of Parks and Recreation. While I’ve enjoyed his dramatic performances, it’s great to see John Lithgow doing comedy again. And Sherri Shepherd is constantly stealing the scenes with her unusual ailments, from facial amnesia to involuntary emotional expression disorder and many more. It looks like each episode is going to introduce some bizarre new disorder for her character. Every member of the main cast (as well as the amazing guest stars) had me laughing. I really enjoyed the serialized nature of the series, and if I had had the time and ability, I would have binged the entire season. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

On tonight’s first episode, “Pilot,” rollercizing poetry professor Larry Henderson is arrested for the murder of his wife; and bright-eyed lawyer Josh Segal comes down from New York to the quirky town of East Peck, S.C., to defend him. After meeting his eccentric client and odd-ball team, Josh quickly realizes he’s in over his head. Then, in “A Wrench in the Case,” Josh and his team discover another man’s DNA in the bedroom while trying to develop an alternate theory to the murder. Josh is also concerned about Larry’s lack of emotion and obsession with a skate wrench.

Get in on the case from the beginning with these wacky new characters tonight on NBC starting at 10/9c.

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

Jenny’s Choice

I really love NCIS: New Orleans, and last week’s episode was no exception. I got a lot of laughs during a sort-of serious episode, though. It centered around a JAG lawyer who volunteered at a military academy and one of the cadets there are the academy, both of whom were killed. The team first thought the cadet, who had gone missing, was the killer, but then Sebastian found the cadet’s body, and they realized he was killed first and the JAG lawyer found him, and that’s when he was killed, to help cover it up. But through it all, my mind went a bit crazy, hearing about the hazing the actual killer had put the cadets through, and my husband and I just kept quoting A Few Good Men to each other. (“You can’t handle the truth!” “Did you order the code red?” “You’re damn right I did!” *sigh* Good movie. LOL) We also met Pride’s new love interest (played by the actor’s real-life wife!), ADA and Reserve Navy CDR JAG Corps Rita Devereaux. I don’t know how often we’ll see her, but I love the idea of his wife playing his love interest!

Tonight is a double episode. I don’t think they’re connected, but they should be exciting. Rita Devereaux is back in the first, and we meet Gregorio’s elusive ex-husband in the second. It’s always fun to delve into the characters’ personal lives!

On tonight’s first episode, “Swift, Silent, Deadly,” a highly credentialed and skilled special ops marine sends Pride and the NCIS team on a city-wide manhunt after he assaults six men in a bar. Steven Weber and Chelsea Field guest star. Then on the second episode, “Slay the Dragon,” Gregorio is reunited with her ex-husband, Ethan McKinley (Ed Quinn), who disappeared after embezzling $80 million in Katrina relief funds, after he is linked to the murder of a crime boss’s son.

Meet the infamous embezzling ex-husband tonight on CBS starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing NCIS, American Housewife, Bones, Chopped, & Trial & Error.

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