If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/12/17

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, Pop TV kicks off two new comedy series starring former celebrities playing exaggerated versions of themselves trying to reinvigorate their careers. First up is the improvised comedy, Hollywood Darlings, which follows real-life friends/former ’90s child stars Jodie Sweetin (Full House, Fuller House), Christine Lakin (Step By Step), and Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven) as they juggle reviving their careers with being busy wives and moms. Pop TV aired a “preview” episode of the series last week.

Then, the scripted comedy Return of the Mac follows the misadventures of New Kids on the Block member Joey McIntyre and his real-life family – wife Barrett and their three children, Griffin (8), Rhys (6), and Kira (5) – as he struggles to be taken as a serious actor. However, this plan is derailed when he ends up taking a role as a talk-show host for the fledgling Comfy Channel cable network. The series also stars Adam Ray (MadTV revival), Jamie Denbo (Childrens Hospital), Katie Wee, Punam Patel (Kevin from Work), and Jordan Black (Shaded).

This looks like it’s going to be a really fun and somewhat nostalgic hour of TV. Plus, there are sure to be loads of surprise celebrity guests/former co-stars on both of these shows.

On the premiere of Hollywood Darlings, “How Christine Got Her Groove Back,” Beverley and Christine have a day of unconventional relaxation, and Jodie substitute teaches an acting class for kids.

Then, in the premiere of Return of the Mac, “New Kid on the Talk,” Joe pitches a drama at the Comfy Channel, but he’s talked into hosting his own talk show instead.

Enjoy this hour of new TV tonight on Pop TV starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Designated Survivor, Survivor, Empire, Archer, Brockmire, The Magicians, The Expanse, Major Crimes, and Nobodies.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

Last week’s Major Crimes was indeed as explosive as they claimed it would be. The team was going over the crime scene where a man had been killed, and suddenly there was an explosion. Turned out an old-fashioned radio that seemed to have been placed by the body after the murder was filled with an explosive, and they figured out later that it had accidentally gone off early because of their police radios setting it off. They still don’t know when/where it was supposed to go off. They did figure out that the guy who made the bomb and killed the guy is the ex-boyfriend of the guy’s daughter. She moved out of the country, and he killed her father to get her to come back for his funeral so he could…well, we presume, get to her.

What we know that the cops don’t know yet is that there is a now a bomb in the police evidence room. The bad guy put the explosive into the handlebar of a bike, then rode it around a young couple until he annoyed them enough that the young guy confronted him. He hit the young guy and then fled, leaving the bike where it would be found. Since it was involved in the crime, the police took it to the precinct to put it in the evidence room…all without knowing about the bomb in the handlebar. The team did figure out that there was most likely a bomb somewhere at the cemetery where the victim was being laid to rest, and they got there and were clearing people out when the bad guy set off the bomb. That’s how the episode ended, with Rusty and Andy back at the precinct, looking at the view from the hovering helicopter’s camera of all the smoke and debris, wondering if Sharon & the others are okay!

Tonight is the conclusion of that exciting episode, which will finish out a pretty good season. I’m hoping we’ll get a conclusion to the story line about who is taking over Taylor’s job. I don’t want to carry over to a new season!

On tonight’s episode, “Shockwave, Pt 2,” after discovering the identity of the bomber her division has been searching for, Sharon Raydor and the Major Crimes squad struggle to determine his next target as Major Crimes heads for an explosive season finale.

Find out how the season ends for the Major Crimes division tonight on TNT at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Cooks vs. Cons & Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

Megan’s Choice

This week we get the treat of two episodes of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, which will definitely make up for the fact we don’t have a new episode of Criminal Minds itself. I enjoy watching Jack and his team travel abroad to solve cases, especially seeing the way each new police force deals with them. Last week the police force was very sparse but worked well with them. Unfortunately, one of the kidnapped men died trying to give his friend a chance to escape, since his friend had a wife and baby on the way. Thankfully, the IRT got there just in time to save the second man’s life when the UnSub was about to kill him. The man was out of his mind with grief and anger because his wife and child had died when the clothing factory they worked at collapsed. So he went after the two men from the US because they were there trying to hire a company to make their shirts for their new company. Sad all the way around, but it was happy when the team returned to the US with the kidnapping victim, who got to reunite with his wife and new baby girl.

The original Criminal Minds got a renewal for next season, but nothing yet for this spin-off. Hopefully they work it out quickly, because I will be very sad if we don’t get a pick up for the new season.

On the first episode, “Cinderella and the Dragon,” when two American flight attendants go missing while in Singapore, the International Response Team is called in to investigate.

Then on the second episode, “La Huesuda,” when a night of partying ends tragically for an American 18-year-old in Tijuana, the International Response Team is called to investigate. Also, Jack has to keep his cool when he comes across his son working undercover with the Mexican cartels. Matt Cohen guest stars as Ryan Garrett.

To see how tonight plays out and just how upset Jack is at his son, tune in to CBS starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Shots Fired and Cooks vs. Cons.

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