If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/6/17

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

Grey’s Anatomy has been getting back to its old self lately as week after week it has been making me tear up, but last week had me in full ugly cry mode. Watching Maggie deal with her mother’s illness and try to fix it was heartbreaking. The worst part was at the end when her mother died. the anguish on her face was intense and very moving. I’m not sure where she’s going to go now, but I’m concerned about the speech her mother gave her about letting go and making mistakes, because there are a lot of complicated relationships on the show she could end up making even more complex. One of those is April and Jackson. Rumor has it she may end up with Jackson, and that will really make me sad because I am a fan of Jackson getting back together with April officially. Regardless of which path she takes, one thing for sure is that it’s going to be a very bumpy emotional ride.

On tonight’s episode, “What’s Inside,” when Maggie takes on a big case, many of the doctors are worried she’s not the right one for the job while Stephanie makes a mistake, treating one of Grey Sloan’s own.

To find out if Maggie can handle the case or crash and burn, tune in to ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Big Bang Theory, Chicago Med, MasterChef: Junior, Kicking and Screaming, The Amazing Race, and The Catch.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Phoebe’s Choice

Last week on NBC’s Powerless, I feel we got some of the first glimpses of the full capacity of their very talented cast, with a plot that centered on Van Wayne (Alan Tudyk) and Jackie (Christina Kirk). While Van, as CEO of Wayne Security, figures prominently in most of the show’s plots, the change up to exploring Jackie was a welcome and much needed one. A magazine left on the floor of Van’s private bathroom led him on a witch hunt to uncover and persecute the person who desecrated his sanctuary. That B story took a backseat to the awkward but cute tale of Emily trying relentlessly to make friends with Jackie. The connecting points for the two tales were a pair of morality scenes that commented on how uncomfortable cat-calling can be for women & how ignorant of it guys usually remain.

Due to the recent departure of Charm City’s only super hero, Crimson Fox, Emily decided to take self-defense classes. She recruited Jackie to join her, not realizing that Jackie only agreed to get Emily out of her face. A series of additional ruses and lies from Jackie exposed her as the cold, manipulative corporate goon we’ve seen her play the first half of the season. But Emily was just too darn naive to feel how cold the shoulder is. Finally, after nearly dying in an attack by Jack O’Lantern, Jackie was comforted by Emily in the hospital and the icy veneer began to thaw. She didn’t want to be too chummy, but she admitted maybe her cynical disposition could use the polar balancing of an annoyingly upbeat optimist like Emily. Plus, she needed a ride home.

In the toilet plot, Van centered his accusations on Teddy, Ron, & Wendy. His attempts to turn them all against each other fizzled out when security cams finally revealed that it was Jackie who left the magazine there, after killing a bee for her feeble scaredy-cat of a boss. The only poignant funny moment in that thread, to me, was when Wendy grossed Van out by flirting with him. It pointed out to us how deep the cast really is in terms of talent and set up a future tension to harp on between those two characters.

As the first comic book comedy show, Powerless is a gamble for NBC. I’ve been praying since the pilot that they don’t axe it.

On tonight’s episode, “Emergency Punch-Up,” in need of some real R&R, the team gears up to leave for a company retreat when supervillain Dr. Psycho releases a toxic gas in Charm City. Now stuck in the Wayne Security offices, Emily does her best to make the most of a terrible situation.

Help us keep the show going by tuning in tonight to NBC at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching the season premiere of Dark Net and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

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