If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/26/17

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 #1

Tonight, The Mick returns to FOX to kick off its second season. In the first season, reckless black sheep Mickey (Kaitlin Olson) was forced to care for her niece and two nephews when her wealthy sister went on the lam. What resulted was a hilariously inappropriate Uncle Buck-style comedy that quickly became one of my favorite new comedies of last season. The first season of the series ended with a bang, literally. The Pembertons returned, only to get caught by the police, and in a huge cliffhanger, the mansion went up in flames.

I can’t wait to see where the show goes from here. Without the huge mansion, where are Mickey and the kids going to stay? Do they have any money stashed away, and if not, who is going to take it harder — Mickey or the kids?!

On tonight’s premiere, “The Hotel,” Mickey and the kids are forced to downgrade after their financial advisor cuts them off due to excessive spending; Chip learns tricks from Jimmy on how to live in a luxurious hotel.

Catch tonight’s episode on FOX at 9/8c.
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Jenny’s Choice #1

Last season of NCIS ended one of the season’s biggest cliffhangers — for any show! McGee, Gibbs, and Torres were in Paraguay trying to find a Navy SEAL who went missing during an unsanctioned trip. It turned out he was there for a good reason, and they were able to find him along with a handful of children, but they ran into a violent group of rebels. McGee (who married pregnant Delilah not long before that) and Torres ran with their group to the helicopter, but when McGee saw that Gibbs was staying back to keep the rebels off their tail, he jumped out and stayed too. The helicopter flew away, leaving Gibbs & McGee with little ammo and two against way too many bad guys to be comfortable.

Given that the show’s killed off main characters before, is there a possibility they’ll do it again, even though it’s GIBBS & MCGEE?! I doubt it, but honestly, who knows! And if they don’t kill them off, how long will it take them to be rescued? We’ll find out tonight!

On tonight’s episode, “House Divided,” two months after Gibbs and McGee were last seen fighting an elusive group of rebels in a Paraguay jungle, the NCIS team in D.C. tirelessly searches for their missing colleagues. Also, Vance and Torres are summoned to a congressional hearing regarding the fallout from the Paraguay mission.

Find out if Gibbs and McGee are rescued tonight or not on CBS at 8/7c.

Megan’s Choice

It is always a gamble when writers reboot a movie into a television show, but with Lethal Weapon, it worked out fantastic. I loved watching the characters grow last season, and I was especially impressed by Riggs’s development. Unfortunately, he went off the rails at the end of last season after he found out who was responsible for his wife’s murder. When we last saw Riggs, he was headed to Mexico to avenge her, and Murtaugh was worried about him. Trish understood that her husband, who had already told their captain that he wanted a new partner, felt like he needed to go to Mexico to play backup for Riggs and keep him safe. Thankfully, before he had to leave for Mexico, he got to RJ’s high school graduation just in time to see his son cross the stage. The grin and thumbs-up RJ gave his dad let him know just how much that meant to him. It was a sweet moment for the family.

On tonight’s season premiere, “El Gringo Loco,” Murtaugh follows Riggs down to Mexico, where he plans to avenge his wife’s death and finish off Tito Flores once and for all. Once back in the States, they have a few people to answer to during the ongoing investigation around Flores, including Murtaugh’s family. Meanwhile, Avery is questioned by Internal Affairs about the integrity of his department.

Find out what happens in Mexico tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Bull, NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Voice, This Is Us, and Law & Order: True Crime.

Kyle’s Choice #2

Also premiering tonight is the new true crime drama Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. The series recreates the events of the crime, investigation, and prosecution of Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) & Eric Menendez (Gus Halper, Power), who brutally murdered their parents in Beverly Hills, California, in 1989. The series also stars Edie Falco (The Sopranos) as defense attorney Leslie Abramson, Josh Charles (The Good Wife) as the young men’s psychiatrist Dr. Jerome Oziel, and Heather Graham (Austin Powers) as prosecution witness Judalon Smyth.

I haven’t really seen much Law & Order, but I really enjoyed the first two episodes of this series. It doesn’t go for campy but rather a straightforward portrayal of the events. While I’m not as familiar with this case as the O.J. trial, the series has a similar feel to FX’s recent American Crime Story, except with the familiar look and feel of a Law & Order series. While we know how it ends, the devil is in the details, and I look forward to seeing how the case and investigation play out.

On tonight’s premiere, “Episode 1,” after the Menendez parents are found murdered, the eldest son, Lyle, maintains a stoic appearance, while his younger brother, Erik, is grief-stricken; evidence suggests Lyle and Erik may be guilty; a defense attorney takes an interest in the case.

Jump on the “real-life” drama train tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording This Is Us, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, American Horror Story: Cult, and Chrisley Knows Best.

Jenny’s Choice #2

Last season’s NCIS: New Orleans finale was explosive — literally. The mayor was working with some really bad dudes, and they ended up blowing up Pride’s bar with Pride inside…or so everyone thought until Loretta did a rushed DNA and they realized he wasn’t in the bar when it blew. It’ll be interesting to see how the show handles everything Pride did to take down the mayor…and if what he DID do actually sticks. Plus, I’m curious to find out how often we’ll see Percy, considering once Gregorio came into the picture, we saw a LOT less of Percy, which made me very sad. I love her and I love her chemistry with Lasalle especially, so I hope we see more of her this season!

On tonight’s premiere, “Rogue Nation,” while Pride remains on probation six weeks after his rogue takedown of the corrupt Mayor Hamilton, his team is closely monitored by Supervisory Special Agent Paula Boyd (Becky Ann Baker). Also, when the FBI arrives to run lead on a case involving a stolen big rig of nuclear waste, the team must secretly investigate from the sidelines.

Meet the temporary boss and catch up with the team tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

Jenny’s Choice #3

I almost didn’t do a third choice, simply because…well, it’s a lot of work doing three picks! But I couldn’t NOT bring up another show that had an amazing cliffhanger! The end of last season on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Jake & Rosa went to work for Lieutenant Hawkins (their idol) and her group of hard-hitting cops, only to figure out that they were the ones actually responsible for the bank robberies they were supposed to be investigating! Jake & Rosa tried to set up Hawkins and her team, but instead, Hawkins set them up to make it look like THEY were the bank robbers, going so far as to getting enough evidence that both were convicted at trial.

So Jake & Rosa were headed for the slammer at the end of the finale. Obviously they won’t stay there, but I have no idea how long they’ll be in prison for. Some shows have had a good character wrongly in prison for one episode. Others, much longer (like Reid, in Criminal Minds). Since it’s a comedy, sure it won’t be for THAT long… When Amy was in jail, she wasn’t there that long, so I don’t anticipate that it’ll be for more than a couple of episodes here either. Guess we’ll find out!

On tonight’s episode, “The Big House Pt 1,” Jake and Rosa assimilate to their new lives behind bars, but both are coping in very different ways. Jake bonds with his cellmate, Caleb (guest star Tim Meadows), and is forced to join a prison gang led by notorious inmate Romero (guest star Lou Diamond Phillips), in order to gain his protection. Meanwhile, in the women’s prison, Rosa puts Holt and Terry to the test by having them complete outrageous favors for her. Back in the precinct, Amy and Charles are doing all they can to exonerate their colleagues.

See how Jake & Rosa are doing in prison tonight on FOX at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Celebrity Family Feud, Lethal Weapon, Dancing with the Stars, The Little Couple, Chopped Junior, & Chopped.

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