If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/28/17

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, after being off the air for over 11 years, Will & Grace returns to NBC to kick off the show’s ninth season. I was a big fan of the series when it originally aired and thought they actually did a great job of wrapping the series up in the finale. However, within the opening moments of tonight’s season premiere, the characters have a fun time quickly and concisely letting viewers know which things from the series finale are no longer canon. After that, the show doesn’t feel like it has missed a beat in the decade it was off the air. Will (Erick McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) are still lonely roommates, Jack (Sean Hayes) still makes his fun entrances and inappropriate comments, and Karen (Megan Mullally) is still drunk, wealthy, and “working” as Grace’s assistant.

I checked out the first three episodes of the season, and the writers have done an excellent job at making this reboot feel not only the same as the original show but have also brought it into the modern day, tackling many issues prevalent in today’s political climate. The cast hasn’t lost any of their chemistry, and the jokes and double-entendres flow rapidly. Fans of the original series will certainly be pleased to welcome this show back into their lives!

On tonight’s premiere, “11 Years Later,” Will and Grace both falter when their political beliefs are put to the test; and Jack and Karen help them hide their secret shame from each other, but the truth finally comes out.

Welcome the show back tonight on NBC at 9/8c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

Over the summer, I caught up on the entire first season of Great News, minus the first couple of episodes, which I saw when they first aired. For some reason, it got pushed off and pushed off until I had the rest of the season stored up. When I finally watched it, I was more than pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed it. For those who don’t know, Briga Heelan stars as Katie Wendelson, a news producer at a cable news show. Katie was shocked and a bit dismayed when her mother, Carol (Andrea Martin), decided it was time to get a job after 30 years of being a stay-at-home mom and she managed to get a job as an intern at the news show Katie herself worked at. Katie and Carol have a great relationship, although Carol is definitely a helicopter mom who doesn’t hesitate to barge into Katie’s business, even if she does it out of love. Katie’s coworkers at the station are Greg the British executive producer (Adam Campbell) with whom Katie shares a definite chemistry with, Chuck the experienced lead news anchor (John Michael Higgins), young & hip news anchor Portia (Nicole Richie), creepy meteorologist Beth (Tracy Wigfield), & video editor Justin (Horatio Sanz).

At the end of last season, we learned that Greg’s grandmother actually owned the news station. She came to the station and made a lot of changes, none of which made everyone happy, including firing Katie. It turned out his grandmother was behind a hack via game app, which was a story Katie was pushing Greg to let her work on. When they figured that out, they tricked her into admitting it on camera, and now she’s gone. Also, in all that mess, Katie and Greg (who we learned has a girlfriend) had a moment where they almost kissed. Now they’re both aware that the other is aware of their chemistry. So now the company needs a new boss and we need to see how Katie and Greg handle their newfound knowledge. I’ve seen the first two episodes, which were just as good as season one. I can’t wait to see what happens!

On tonight’s episode, “Boardroom Bitch,” the cable news show “The Breakdown” gets a new boss, Diana St. Tropez (guest star Tina Fey), a tough business lady with big plans to bring their outdated news program into the 21st century. Katie is thrilled since this is exactly the kind of strong, professional female role model she hoped for, but Carol is immediately wary of this new influence in Katie’s life. Meanwhile, Chuck has trouble adapting to Diana’s idea for a new panel segment of screaming pundits.

See how the new boss works out tonight on NBC 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Will & Grace, Beat Bobby Flay, Chicago Fire, Impractical Jokers, & The Guest Book.

Kyle’s Choice #2

NBC’s Superstore has an amazing ensemble of a cast, and I’m really excited to see them all together again for tonight’s third season premiere. When the series last left off, the Cloud 9 employees were trapped inside the store during a tornado. Glenn had to choose 6 employees to fire, and he was announcing his decision just as the tornado siren went off — so we’ll have to wait until tonight to see who will be let go. Meanwhile, as much as they tried to deny it, Garrett and Dina finally admitted their feelings for one another. And in the biggest moment, when the tornado tore the roof off the store, Amy and Jonah kissed!

Where will we be when tonight’s new season begins? The store was in ruins and will need some time to repair and rebuild, so what does that mean for our favorite Cloud 9 employees? Will any of them actually be laid off, or did the storm end up saving their jobs? Will Amy really leave her husband for Jonah, or will she just use the danger of the situation as an excuse for the kiss and try to just remain work friends? This show has me laughing out loud every episode, and I am really looking forward to tonight’s premiere!

On tonight’s premiere, “Grand Re-Opening,” the Cloud 9 employees rush to finish rebuilding the store in time for its grand re-opening. At the same time, Amy and Jonah confront their awkward kiss; Glenn discovers something about himself; and Garrett avoids Jonah. In other events, Mateo worries about the voice mail he left on Jeff’s phone; and Dina meets her match. Howie Mandel guest stars.

See where the store and its employees are after the devastating storm tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Place, Gotham, The Orville, Nathan for You, and The Guest Book.

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