If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/3/17

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

ABC’s Tuesday comedy block is one of my favorites, and tonight new comedy The Mayor joins the lineup. Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall, Search Party) is a struggling 27-year-old rapper from California who decides to enter his local mayoral race in order to get some free promotion for his forthcoming album. However, when he ends up beating the incumbent (David Spade, Rules of Engagement), his mother Dina (Yvette Nicole Brown, Community) urges him to take the job seriously and use his new position to make a difference for his community. Aiding Courtney in this new political endeavor are his best friends Marcel (T.K. Clifton) & Jermaine (Bernard David Jones, Meet the Browns), and Valentina (Lea Michele, Glee, Scream Queens), the former mayor’s campaign manager.

I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere — this show has that perfect blend of humor and heart that the ABC comedies are known for. It’s just a fun, family friendly comedy. I’ve always enjoyed Yvette Nicole Brown’s work, so I’m happy to see her in yet another sitcom — and the same goes for Lea Michelle. This series looks like it will make a great addition to ABC’s Tuesday comedy lineup.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” Courtney runs for mayor as a publicity stunt and unexpectedly wins the election.

Cast your vote tonight on ABC at 9:30/8:30c.
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Jenny’s Choice

There’s a lot of great shows on tonight, both new and returning series, but one of my favorites will always be Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Last week, the show returned, and we caught up with both Jake and Rosa, who were…well, not exactly thriving but surviving, anyway…in prison after Hawkins set them up to be the fall guys for her robbery crew. Rosa was looking for Captain Holt and Terry to simply treat her like normal, while Jake got Charles to smuggle him in some cash in order to buy some ramen noodles for another prisoner who could protect him while inside. It was, as always, a fun episode and really set it up for this week.

On tonight’s episode, “The Big House Pt 2,” when the warden (guest star Toby Huss) asks Jake to investigate Romero’s (guest star Lou Diamond Phillips) drug-smuggling operation, Jake and Caleb (guest star Tim Meadows) find themselves caught between the loyalty Jake has sworn to both of them. Meanwhile, Amy is offered a deal by a local mobster, who claims he can prove that Hawkins (guest star Gina Gershon) is guilty, but Holt and the rest of the gang think they have a safer plan.

See which plan works tonight on FOX at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chopped Junior, Lethal Weapon, NCIS, The Little Couple, The Mayor, Chopped, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, & NCIS: New Orleans.

Megan’s Choice

NCIS: New Orleans returned last week, and I am very excited with the way this season is shaping up already. Pride is back as the head of the team, and everyone is working towards what’s best for New Orleans. The one thing I’m not happy with is the fact that LaSalle and Sonja are not moving forward with a romantic relationship yet, when they are obviously in love with each other.

On tonight’s episode, “#1 Fan,” a whistleblower, who believes Pride to be her mentor, decides to kidnap him while he gets ready to go off on a fishing trip in order to help her find a serial killer who has been targeting young women along the Gulf of Mexico.

To see if Pride can help the kidnapper, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Bull, Lethal Weapon, NCIS, The Voice, Chopped, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Law & Order True Crime.

Kyle’s Choice #2

Tonight, ABC also adds new drama Kevin (Probably) Saves the World to its Tuesday lineup. Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter, Parenthood) is down on his luck, depressed, and has hit rock bottom, so he moves in with sister Amy (JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Once Upon a Time, Reba) and her teenage daughter Reese (Chloe East, Liv and Maddie). Kevin has become a bit of a self-centered, clueless jerk, but that’s all about to change once he meets Yvette (Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Vice Principals), a warrior for God, who sets him on a mission to save the world, one soul at a time.

I was pleasantly surprised by tonight’s premiere, as I was not expecting this series to be so much fun. It kind of reminds me of Joan of Arcadia (which coincidentally also starred Ritter) in its premise and quirkiness. While there is this overriding mission that Kevin accepts, the premiere also establishes a framework that supports case-of-the-week style storytelling, with Kevin finding some new person who needs his help each week. The series will have you laughing one minute and be pulling at your heart strings the next. This looks like the perfect show to close out ABC’s Tuesday nights and should really fit in well with the comedies to give a solid 3-hour block!

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” Kevin returns home to Texas to crash with his sister and niece and has a strained homecoming. Soon after, he meets a celestial guide who informs him he is a righteous soul meant to protect the world.

See if Kevin is indeed a righteous soul tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Middle, Fresh Off the Boat, black-ish, This Is Us, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, The Mick, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, American Horror Story: Cult, and Chrisley Knows Best.

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