If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/5/17

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, Archer moves to FXX as the series kicks off its eighth season. This show is constantly finding fun, unique, new ways to reinvent itself to keep things fresh and interesting. The sixth season’s “Archer Vice” put the gang in the drug business, and in the seventh season, the group moved to Los Angeles to start a private detective firm, The Figgis Agency. Last season ended in a bit of a cliffhanger – Sterling Archer was seemingly dead, floating in a pool, with blood running out of bullet holes in his body.

So how will the show reinvent itself this year? The new season, titled “Dreamland,” picks up three months later, with Archer in a coma. As he lies sleeping in his hospital bed, there is an elaborate story taking place in Archer’s dreams. It is 1947, and Archer is a hardboiled private eye who discovers that his partner, Woodhouse, has been murdered. As Archer looks for the killer, he crosses paths with all of his real-world acquaintances, each with a new role to play in this noir fantasy world inside his head. [Note from Jenny: So…sort of like Bones? LOL]

I appreciate how the series creators are willing to shake things up each season and give viewers something fresh and new, while also maintaining the same fun and spirit of the show that fans are used to. I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this mystery plays out and how they have fun re-purposing characters in Archer’s dream world. It looks like there are going to be lots of twists and turns to Archer’s dreamland case.

There’s also a fun new interactive element to the show this year. There’s a newly released augmented reality app for phones/tablets that fans can use while watching the series to solve cases like Archer or enter giveaways to win cool prizes. More information on the free app can be found here: NoReruns.net

On tonight’s premiere, “Archer Dreamland: No Good Deed,” Archer tries to find out who killed his partner but accidentally gets in bed with Mother, a notorious L.A. crime boss.

Meet Mother and see Archer’s dream world tonight on FXX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, black-ish, Designated Survivor, Survivor, Criminal Minds, Brockmire, Schitt’s Creek, Hollywood Darlings, The Magicians, The Expanse, Major Crimes, and Nobodies.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

It’s been a big season for Major Crimes. Sharon and Andy got engaged after Andy had heart problems. Buzz found the men who killed his father and brother. Sanchez has now become guardian to Mark Jarvis after having to allow Mark to go live with his grandparents, who then couldn’t take care of him due to health problems. Rusty’s biological mom is pregnant (I don’t think we’ve learned that she had the baby yet… Maybe in the final two episodes of the season?) and they worked on their relationship. And the team spent a handful of episodes taking down the Zyklon Brotherhood, a white supremacist group – a member of which was on trial and ended up shooting up the courtroom, killing several people, including Deputy Chief Taylor.

Now Captain Raydor is one of three people vying for Taylor’s job. Her biggest opponent is Chief Winnie Davis, played the fantastically bitchy/mean Camryn Manheim. I can’t see Davis getting the job. It would mean bad things for the squad in Major Crimes, especially since Davis really dislikes them and Sharon Raydor. But if Sharon gets the job…I don’t know. She would give her job to Provenza, and I have a hard time picturing him in that role. LOL So I guess we’ll see! Tonight is part one of the two-part finale. Luckily, the show’s been renewed for season six already, so however these two episodes play out, we know we’ll get more next season!

On tonight’s episode, “Shockwave Pt 1,” a murder investigation turns explosive while Captain Sharon Raydor duels with Chief Winnie Davis (guest star Camryn Manheim) for control of her case as she and her squad try to determine if they are dealing with a terrorist. Meanwhile, Rusty gets some alarming news from Gus.

See if they are dealing with terrorism tonight on TNT at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Blindspot, The Goldbergs, Cooks vs Cons, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, black-ish, Chicago PD, & Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

Megan’s Choice

Chicago PD has been pulling on my heart strings to an extreme level lately. First, they finally start to bring Adam and Burgess back together, and then they have Jay move out, telling Erin he needs time to figure stuff out. They were doing so well, but the tension is pouring over into their work place now, and I’m not sure how long Voight is going to allow that before officially kicking one of them out of Intelligence.

Last episode we met Kim’s sister, Nicole, who recently got separated from her husband. Kim told Nicole to go out and enjoy her night and she’d watch her niece. This might backfire on her tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “Last Minute Resistance,” after encouraging her sister to spend a night out with friends, Burgess wakes to find that Nicole never made it home. As the guilt begins to eat at Burgess, the team in Intelligence bands together to make finding Nicole their main priority. The case kicks into high gear when she is found clinging to life in an El station.

To find out if they can help Nicole before it’s too late, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Criminal Minds, Blindspot, Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Shots Fired, The Magicians, and Cooks vs Cons.

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