If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/28/17

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! Also, welcome Phoebe, who will be chiming in every so often on the Remote posts. She’s a big sci-fi and TV fan, so she’ll fit right in!

Jenny’s Choice

They blew up the lab!! Did that freak anyone else out at the end of last week’s Bones, when the lab at the Jeffersonian literally got blown to smithereens?? What a way to take down a set when a show is ending, huh? LMAO Anyway, through the viewpoint of four different characters, we followed each of them from the wedding reception up until the bomb went off. I’m totally going out of order, but here were the highlights: Cam’s purse was messed with at the wedding reception, and her keycard for the lab platform was stolen, which is ultimately how the bombs got smuggled into the lab in the middle of the night. Two prisoners escaped from prison, and Kovac (who was after Booth and his family and killed Max) was one of them – he then killed the other man and escaped. At the reception, Avalon warned Booth that Bones was in significant danger. He started to shrug it off but ultimately took the warning to heart. Bones and Angela had a sweet moment of friendship at the reception. Aubrey asked Jessica to move to LA with him when he goes for his new job. She not only turned him down but she broke up with him completely. Oh, and Angela’s pregnant! I figured that out as soon as she started puking her guts up at Zach’s trial. Speaking of Zach… Caroline did all she could to sway the judge in his favor, even though she was the PROSECUTION. It was sweet. And it worked. Between the evidence and all the testimony, Zach is a free man – as soon as he finishes serving the 13 months for helping the killer in the first place. Finally, back to the bomb… Bones had an epiphany moments before the bomb was discovered to be at the lab, and she ran off to grab the evidence, and that left her, Booth, Angela, and Hodgins (who was slower to get out because of his wheelchair)…TRAPPED IN THE LAB WHEN IT EXPLODED! What the what?!

Obviously they can’t all die, right? I trust Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan and their crew more than that. But will they all come away virtually unscathed? And will they find Kovac and whoever was helping him? Is Cam really leaving the Jeffersonian like she said, at least for six months while she and Arastoo do some traveling? Will Angela’s baby be named Pookie Jr.? I know all (okay, most…) of those answers, since I’ve seen the finale. But you’ll have to find out for yourself. If you’re a fan of the show, I urge you not to miss tonight’s episode. It was made for the fans by the biggest fans of the show, Hart and Stephen, and it’s definitely not-to-be-missed!

On tonight’s episode, “The End in the End,” with Kovac still at large, the team searches for evidence to track him down. After Brennan experiences a setback, the rest of the team must figure out how to find Kovac without her, putting everything she has ever taught them to the test. When all signs point to Kovac having outside help, as well as a hideout, Booth and Brennan go searching for him.

Catch the final episode of a terrific series tonight on FOX at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing NCIS, Trial & Error, Chicago Fire, Chopped, & NCIS: New Orleans.
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Kyle’s Choice

NBC’s Trial & Error is quickly becoming my favorite new comedy, filling the void that was left when The Good Place finished out its first season. Last week, the defense team used DNA evidence to identify a new suspect, Rutger Hiss, the man who not only had been sleeping with Larry’s wife but was also Dwayne’s nemesis from the short time he spent training to be a police officer. Hiss soon ended up in a coma, and each member of the defense team took his or her turn as a suspect and spent time behind bars. It turned out that Hiss brought on his own coma by stealing/eating Dwayne’s sandwich, which he was allergic to. Meanwhile, the defense team uncovered more information about the murder weapon – a walking stick – and frantically searched for its location in order to prove Larry’s innocence; and Larry had a young female stalker who was a little too obsessed with him.

I love the zaniness of this series – Anne’s bizarre illness of the week, Larry’s constant self-incriminating double-entendres, Josh’s nods of exasperation to the camera, and Carol Anne Keane’s advances at Josh and her constant invocation of antiquated/un-PC laws to help her case. However, the thing that really had me laughing out loud last week was Dwayne Reed’s nonstop, hilarious recounting of how he was just following police procedure to secure the crime scene, while in actuality he was doing absolutely everything wrong, utterly contaminating the scene. Each episode of this series brings fun new twists and turns to the story, and at the end of each I’m always anxious to see what happens next. I have absolutely no idea if Larry is truly innocent, but I can’t wait to see how the rest of this trial plays out!

On tonight’s first episode, “Right-Hand Man,” a new piece of evidence emerges that leads Josh to an unlikely, and dangerous, new suspect: Larry’s brother-in-law. Meanwhile, the case takes another turn when the search for the murder weapon leads Dwayne to find a dismembered human arm. Then, in “Secrets & Lies,” as Josh focuses on his new suspect, Larry insists on taking a lie detector test to help prove his innocence, but the results drop a bombshell on the case and the family. Dwayne briefly becomes a hometown celebrity as the man who found an arm in the lake, and the team gets a surprising new benefactor.

Watch the hilarious search for the killer tonight on NBC starting at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording New Girl, The Mick, Bones, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Imposters, Detroiters, Switched at Birth, The Americans, Cosplay Melee, The Detour, and Chrisley Knows Best.

Megan’s Choice

Bull returns tonight after a couple weeks off, and I’m excited to see what the team is up to now. On the last episode, Bull helped defend a skydiving company who had a governor die during a jump along with the owner himself. It was an emotional case that ended with the uncle of the family business being charged with murder. Bull finally went for a jump at the end, and it was great to see him let go. I’m concerned what’s going to happen with Benny and his license, but I suppose time will tell.

On tonight’s episode, “Name Game,” when Bull fronts the money to help thousands of people bring a class-action suit against a corrupt bank, he stands to lose his business if he doesn’t win at trial. Also, Benny hurts the case when he’s distracted by his attraction to a client and his anxiety over a secret he’s keeping from Bull.

To see if Bull can win the case when it matters the most, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS, The Voice, Bones, NCIS: New Orleans, She’s in Charge, and Chicago Fire.

Phoebe’s Choice

If you are as devoted to the “Arrowverse” as I’ve been the past couple of years, you know Tuesday night is when we get our dose of The Flash. And despite how good season five has been for Arrow, The Flash has easily been the best of the three shows set in this shared universe. Perhaps it is getting predictable in that each season’s Big Bad has been a villain with super speed like the Flash, (always just a bit faster than “The Fastest Man Alive”), but the action and supporting cast are always meta-fantastic.

For some reason, they mostly left the action and super powers out of last week’s episode, “Duet.” CBS’s Supergirl was matched with Barry Allen against Music Meister in her second crossover onto Earth 1 in this season. But instead of the bang ’em up interplanetary battle that the “Invasion!” crossover gave us last fall, instead we got the super hero meets Glee gimmick that has recently cropped up, in its scarlet speedster form.

Due to Barry’s love for musicals, a fantasy world is set up in which Supergirl and & The Flash must live out a West Side Story plot until its tragic end. In the song and dance coma trance Music Meister puts them in, they are to learn a lesson of love. That Barry’s love for Iris and Supergirl’s for Mon-El is all that can save them. Eventually we get to that moment, after grating numbers, including Malcolm Merlin from Arrow, one of the most ruthless heartless villains in this continuity, singing “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” and a gut-wrenching original tune “I’m Your Superfriend.”

This was a weird filler of a crossover. Its one redeeming moment was seeing Barry Allen tap dance. And that was without his powers! Here’s to hoping we get back to the major plot of the season this week and possibly learn more about Savitar and the inevitable death of Iris we seem cursed to live through. I know it sounds far-fetched, but I’m gonna get in before the reveals: #IrisISSavitar

On tonight’s episode, “Abra Kadabra,” the Flash battles Earth-19 villain Abra Kadabra, who offers to tell him Savitar’s true identity if he lets him go; Gypsy tries to take Abra Kadabra for her own reasons, accidentally allowing him to escape.

See if the Flash can defeat Abra Kadabra tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Cosplay Melee, & The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

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