If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/9/17

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

My favorite new show so far this season is NBC’s The Brave. I’m loving Mike Vogel as Dalton, but the dynamic of the whole team together is great. The premise is a lot of fun too. I’ve loved last week’s episode, where a bad-ass female CIA officer walked into the undercover CIA office in the Russian-stronghold portion of Ukraine to find her two coworkers shot to death and bad guys still in the office. She ended up taking them all out herself even after being shot. During the hour, she was kidnapped and stabbed, but she rocked it, able to keep herself pretty damn safe until Dalton and his team arrived. We also learned a surprising fact about Noah, in that he was top of his class at “spy school.” One thing I was disappointed about was that after the major cliffhanger of the premiere, where the bad guy drove the truck bomb onto the beach where the team had been hanging out and playing soccer with the kids, we didn’t jump back into that story line. In fact, we only got one mention of it at all, where we learned that there had been deaths and injuries of some of the civilians. It was kind of a letdown. Other than that, I’m really enjoying the show, as is my family.

On tonight’s episode, “The Greater Good,” after receiving intel that a serious player in dealing international arms, Ranier Boothe (guest star Andrew Howard), will be visiting Caborca, Mexico, Patricia makes a controversial decision that could lead to a big breakthrough. With Dalton’s team on the ground, they must find a weak link in Boothe’s men in order to carry out the mission. Meanwhile, Noah learns about Hannah’s complicated past in the field.

Find out more about Hannah’s past and see if Dalton’s team can take down some arms dealers tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Dancing with the Stars, 9JKL, The Gifted, Halloween Baking Championship, Halloween Wars, Scorpion, & The Good Doctor.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Phoebe’s Choice

Since I’ve started writing for TV Is My Pacifier, I’ve started picking up some shows just for the heck of it so I have more range to cover. One of the shows I decided to binge recently, in time for the season three launch, was Supergirl. The show was born on CBS but is now running on the CW with the DC heroes shows it does crossovers with: The Flash & Arrow. I saved the season two finale to watch till just yesterday so I could dice it up and review it for you in time for tonight’s big S3 opening.

The finale started where the previous cliffhanger had ended, with Superman trying to start a fight with Supergirl aboard the Daxamite mothership. The Daxamite leader, Queen Rhea (Teri Hatcher), revealed she was using silver kryptonite to keep Superman under a hazy delusion. He continued to keep wailing on her because he thought she was his enemy, Zod. The titanic battle raged through National City, assuredly raising insurance rates with every building-bursting punch. And in this Battle of the Sexes, Kara came out on top. When she stopped holding back, she easily flattened him out. After waking from getting his ass kicked, Kal-El was free from the effects of the kryptonite.

Elsewhere, Luthor ladies Lillian & Lena languished in more than alliteration: Lillian plucked heartstrings to the tune of unresolved drama to get daughter Lena working on technology she thought might repel the Daxamite Siege that had left dozens of alien warships floating over the city for two episodes. Seeking her own solution to the situation, Kara discovered an ancient rule of war, Dakkam Ur, which allowed her to challenge Queen Rhea to single combat to settle the whole war. Rhea quickly agreed.

J’onn, the Martian Manhunter, was roused from his semi-coma after receiving a dream vision of his White Martian lover M’gann. The good guys were all joyed to see him on his feet, but he directed their attention to de-escalating the media hype over the coming Supergirl vs. Rhea fight. So Kara & Clark appealed to Catco Media’s newly restored from sabbatical CEO Cat Grant. She agreed to call off the media hounds of sensationalism in return for an exclusive interview (she suspected but couldn’t confirm) they could definitely get for her.

Surprisingly, the Kryptonian cousins got a request for a meet from the Luthors and they agreed to it. The learned ladies informed them what they’d been working on: a device that would emit a low level of lead into the atmosphere at a rate that was not harmful to the Earthlings but fatal to any Daxamite. But, as he was the Daxamite Prince, that would also harm Kara’s beau Mon-El as well!! Cue “fml” grumbles.

The women met to start the fight. There was no clear advantage established in that melee when the fleet attacked from above. Mon-El, Martian Manhunter (and a cadre of his girlfriend’s buddies), and Superman went to defend the city and the people. Kara hit Rhea so hard that she bled kryptonite! #NotTheOnion. Lena Luthor completed her device. They sent the message through Mon-El that the trigger they gave her before was now armed. Face-to-face with Mon-El, she saw her city being destroyed. He nodded to her, approving her choice to flood the lead into the atmosphere. She pushed the button. Rhea died, crumbling to dust.

Because he’d been absorbing yellow sunlight a half year, Mon-El lasted longer and was able to board a spacepod that he escaped on. Kara was crushed and her sister consoled her. She knew that she’d done what she had to. Cat then gave her a talking to as well. She was upset but ready to move forward. Mon-El left through a wormhole as Kara flew to deal with a local emergency, a tear in her eye. In the very last scene, we learned that a third Kryptonian was sent on the heels on Kara & Clark but with a much more auspicious and foreboding expectation attached to her name: Reign. I can’t wait to see where it picks up tonight!

On tonight’s episode, “Girl of Steel,” Kara deals with the loss of Mon-El by focusing all her energy on being Supergirl and the mysterious new threat against National City. Alex confesses a secret to Maggie (guest star Floriana Lima) about their impending nuptials. A citizen of National City has a mysterious connection to Kara, and Lena makes a bold move.

See the mysterious new threat against National City tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

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