If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/4/17

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

Last week’s premiere of Chicago PD was rough. Don’t get me wrong… It was great, and I enjoyed it. But it was tough for several reasons. One was because Erin was gone. Jay seemed…lost…a couple of times. When he walked through the empty apartment (well, almost empty… what was with that stack of books just randomly left there?!) and found the picture of the two of them, my shipper heart broke. I certainly don’t begrudge Sophia Bush for wanting to move on, but Erin Lindsay was one of my favorite characters on TV, and I loved shipping her and Halstead. Poor Voight was dealing with her absence as well, but he seemed to be handling it better than Halstead. I did like seeing Hailey on the team for good. She’s a good fit with the others so far. As for the story line, it was tough to watch, especially Halstead learning he was the one who shot the little girl, but in the end, it worked out okay. I also wasn’t thrilled about Voight’s former partner, Denny Woods (Mykelti Williamson), being back — having been found to be a “good cop,” really?! — and having been given the task of overseeing an internal investigation of Intelligence. Ugh.

Given the state of affairs in the world right now, tonight’s episode is going to hit hard for many people. But I also hope that it opens peoples’ eyes to show that you can’t judge a book by its cover…meaning you can’t judge one person based on what another person does/other people do. Hopefully it’ll be a good teaching episode as well as an entertaining one.

On tonight’s episode, “The Thing About Heroes,” after a van explodes during a Chicago street festival, a Muslim patrol officer Frank Toma (guest star Ben Youcef) goes missing, and evidence quickly piles up pointing to his involvement. Burgess — who helped train Toma — is desperate to prove his innocence, even if that means going against her superiors.

See how Burgess defends her friend tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Goldbergs, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, SEAL Team, Worst Cooks in America, American Housewife, Best Baker in America, & Criminal Minds.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Last week, ABC kicked off the new seasons of its Wednesday comedies, which includes one of my favorites, The Goldbergs. In the premiere, Erica was headed off to college, but her mother was having trouble saying goodbye. First Beverly made ridiculous demands of Erica’s RA, and then she decided to join Erica for her first night in her dorm room, much to Erica’s chagrin. Meanwhile, Barry was missing Lainey, who had broken up with him when she left for college, and took his frustrations out on Adam. So Adam, inspired by the film Weird Science, decided to build his brother the perfect new girlfriend and recruited Jackie to help him.

There were some big shake-ups in last week’s episode, but it still felt like the same fun show. I’m interested to see who will keep Barry in check now that Lainey’s not around to tame his craziness. I’m also curious to see how the series will continue to work Erica into stories with the rest of the family now that she’s away at college — though nothing would ever keep Beverly Goldberg away from her children! One of the highlights of last week’s premiere for me was Adam’s relationship with Jackie — the two of them have a really fun chemistry, and it seemed like their friendship could possibly grow into something more. I just really enjoy this show, and I’m so happy to have this weekly nostalgic dose of the 80s back on my TV!

On tonight’s episode, “Hogan is My Grandfather,” Adam decides to make a movie about his grandfather for a class assignment but finds all of Pop’s war stories mundane; Erica confronts Beverly about her mothering style; Beverly worries about teaching Erica and Barry basic life skills.

Check out the fun tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, Designated Survivor, Survivor, The Blacklist, Worst Cooks in America, You’re the Worst, Liar, Channel Zero: No-End House, and Mr. Mercedes.

Megan’s Choice

Criminal Minds is definitely not the same show it was a few seasons ago, and for once I can say I’m okay with that. The season premiere last week was full of action, emotion, and it nicely wrapped up the story line with Scratch. It was horrible to see Stephen die. It was even worse watching Garcia stand by the vehicle when she discovered him dead. It broke my heart to hear her say she didn’t want to leave him alone. I’m looking forward to seeing where this season goes and hopefully seeing the relationship between Garcia and Luke progress to more of a romantic one. Fingers crossed.

On tonight’s episode, “A Better Place,” the BAU investigates three similar crimes in which victims’ remains are discovered in old suitcases.

To see if they can solve the case in time, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Chicago PD, SEAL Team, Survivor, and Law & Order: SVU.

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