If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/25/17

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!

Jenny’s Choice #1

I think my favorite pilot that I got to watch over the summer was NBC’s The Brave, which is why it’s my first pick tonight. Avi Nir, an executive producer of Homeland, is also the executive producer of this one, and even though I didn’t watch Homeland, I know that at least the first handful of seasons it was very popular and a lot of people considered it a great show. So I have high hopes for this one as well. Considering it’s a procedural about the “complex world of America’s elite undercover military heroes,” (in NBC’s words), it’s going to be right up my alley. Also, trust me when I say you don’t want to miss a minute of the action…including the very last minute of the episode!

Anne Heche plays D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell. She and her team of analysts in Washington, D.C., have at the fingertips the world’s most advanced surveillance technology. Adam Dalton, played by Mike Vogel (Under the Dome) leads a Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists. Their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom helps them to save the lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world. It also stars Tate Ellington (Noah Morgenthau), Demetrius Grosse (Ezekiel “Preach” Carter), Natacha Karam (Jasmine “Jaz” Khan), Noah Mills (Joseph “McG” McGuire), Sofia Pernas (Hannah Rivera), and Hadi Tabbal (Amir Al-Raisani).

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” when American doctor Kimberley Wells (guest star Alix Wilton-Regan) gets kidnapped by a group with terrorist ties, Captain Adam Dalton and his squad must take action and stop at nothing to save her. Across the world, D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell and her team of analysts guide Dalton along the way through as the group learns that Wells’s disappearance might have ties to something that could be catastrophic.

Don’t miss the exciting premiere tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.
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Kyle’s Choice #1

Tonight, CBS kicks off the new comedy Me, Myself & I, which chronicles the life of inventor Alex Riley at three different stages. In 1991, 14-year-old Alex (Jack Dylan Grazer) is forced to move across country to Los Angeles when his mother (Mandell Maughan, Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) gets engaged. Now, in addition to dealing with a new high school, he’s also got a new stepbrother (Christopher Paul Richards, Billions) and stepfather (Brian Unger, Masters of Sex). In 2017, 40-year-old Alex (Bobby Moynihan, Saturday Night Live) runs a successful business but is now a divorced single dad, living in best friend/business partner Darryl’s (Jaleel While, Family Matters) garage. And finally, in 2042, 62-year-old Alex (John Larroquette, Night Court) is getting ready for retirement and looks forward to spending more time with adult daughter Abby (Kelen Coleman, The McCarthys) and reconnecting with an old flame (Sharon Lawrence, NYPD Blue).

I thoroughly enjoyed tonight’s premiere — it’s got a really nice blend of humor and heart. The series creators have done a nice job of weaving these three stories together, both plot-wise and thematically. And while there is a somewhat complete story told in the pilot, they have also left a lot of questions to explore as the series goes along. Not every character that is introduced in the earlier time periods show up in the latter ones, at least not in the pilot, so there is a lot to explore as to what happened to some of these key figures in the different stages of Alex’s life. Each of the time periods has a great cast, and it would be hard for me to pick a favorite. Though, I really appreciated the fun brother/stepbrother relationship that is set up in the pilot — it is very different from what I usually see in TV shows and movies. I was also thrilled to see Bobby Moynihan get a show of his own (though he will be missed on SNL) and John Larroquette returning to a sitcom.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” the life of Alex Riley is chronicled over the course of five decades, when he is 14, 40 and 65, as the single-camera comedy begins.

See if this new heartfelt comedy’s for you tonight on CBS at 9:30/8:30c.

Megan’s Choice #1

On the last season of The Big Bang Theory, we saw a lot of character growth for all our favorite nerds, but none as much as Sheldon. Out of all of them, Sheldon is by far the most socially inept, which makes his ability to live with Amy incredible. In the season finale, Sheldon finally popped the question, but we were left wondering what she answered. I sincerely hope she says yes, because they are my favorite couple on the show.

On tonight’s season premiere, “The Proposal Proposal,” Amy gives Sheldon an answer to his proposal while Howard and Bernadette struggle with some unexpected news.

To see if Amy is ready to become Mrs. Cooper, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

Jenny’s Choice #2

One of the most iconic characters of the last 10 years is Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory. But how did he become the man he is today? Tonight, we’ll get to find out when CBS and Young Sheldon takes us back to East Texas when Sheldon was a 9-year-old boy genius getting ready to start high school alongside his older brother Georgie and his father, who is the football coach. There is so much we see in the pilot that we know about from adult Sheldon — fear of chickens, his mother and her religious beliefs, interest in trains, and so much more. We DON’T know much about his family from adult Sheldon, aside from his mother and the fact that his father left. So getting to learn about his older brother and Sheldon’s twin sister, Missy, as well as more about what happened between his parents, feels like a gift. And after having seen the pilot, I think that’s what we’ve been given.

I really enjoyed it. In fact, there was so much to like that at one point at the end, I teared up because it was such a sweet moment. Another thing I love is that in The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon’s mother, Mary, is played by Roseanne vet Laurie Metcalf. In Young Sheldon, Mary is played by Laurie Metcalf’s real-life daughter, Zoe Perry. The show also stars Iain Armitage as Sheldon, Lance Barber as Sheldon’s father George Sr., Montana Jordan as Georgie Jr., and Raegan Revord as Missy. Jim Parsons, adult Sheldon, is doing the voiceover of Sheldon, and Annie Potts will star as Sheldon’s much-loved Meemaw, although we don’t see her in the pilot.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Sheldon learns that his high intelligence isn’t always helpful growing up in East Texas, where church and football are king.

Meet young Sheldon Cooper tonight on CBS at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Halloween Baking Championship, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, & Scorpion.

Kyle’s Choice #2

Also premiering tonight is ABC’s new medical drama, The Good Doctor. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel) is a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome who heads from Cheyenne, Wyoming to San Jose, California, to join the staff at the prestigious St. Bonaventure Hospital. The hospital’s board questions hospital president Dr. Aaron Glassman’s (Richard Schiff, The West Wing) decision to hire this unusual and possibly dangerous candidate. So Shaun must prove himself or both of their jobs could be on the line. Other main characters include Head of Surgery Dr. Marcus Andrews (Hill Harper, CSI: NY); in-house attorney Jessica Preston (Beau Garrett, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce), who’s also the daughter of the hospital’s founder; her fiance, attending surgeon Dr. Neil Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez, How to Get Away with Murder); hospital foundation chairman Allegra Aoki (Tamlyn Tomita, Berlin Station, Teen Wolf); surgical resident Dr. Claire Browne (Antonia Thomas, Lovesick); and ambitious surgical resident Dr. Jared Kalu (Chuku Modu, Game of Thrones).

The series, which comes from House creator David Shore, has a lot of similarities to his previous series. The main character is this brilliant but unpredictable surgeon who doesn’t have the best bedside manner. He will tell it like it is to patients without trying to coddle them. In the case of Gregory House, this was a choice, but for Shaun Murphy, he doesn’t know any better. It is great to see Freddie Highmore back on TV so quickly, and he once again gives a stellar performance. I enjoyed tonight’s premiere, which not only provides some great medical drama but also delves a bit into Shaun’s backstory. It also establishes a unique visual way for viewers to experience the way Shaun sees things. While the premiere does contain several medical drama cliches, I’m still looking forward to seeing more of this series and how the character and medical drama plays out.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot – Burnt Food,” a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome joins St. Bonaventure hospital’s surgical unit, where he must navigate the new environment and relationships in order to prove that his medical gifts will save lives.

See if this new drama interests you tonight on ABC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, The Brave, and People of Earth.

Megan’s Choice #2

The Voice has been a favorite of mine since the very beginning, and tonight is the 13th season premiere. It’s bound to be an exciting new season, as we have Jennifer Hudson joining the team as a coach, along with the always flamboyant Miley Cyrus returning to coach as well. Hudson has a gigantic personality, and she is bound to bring us lots of interesting battles for artists when she goes up against Adam or Blake. I’m looking forward to seeing where this season take us.

On tonight’s episode, “Blind Auditions Part 1,” the competition is fierce, the talent is exceptional, and the surprises abound as Jennifer Hudson joins coaches Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton; vocalists compete to be selected for a chance to win the title of “The Voice.”

To see what talent this season has in store, tune in to NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Young Sheldon, Scorpion, The Good Doctor, The Brave, Kevin Can Wait, and Me, Myself & I.

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