If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/16/17

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 The Big Bang Theory was really great. Sheldon was stressing big-time as he tried to plan the perfect wedding, starting with the wedding date. He couldn’t settle on one because everything he tried turned out to be the birth or death date of a famous scientist, a “con” of some sort, or something similar. It was so bad that he was working it out through his subconscious while he slept, becoming completely unlike himself – laid-back, unopinionated, etc. And when he showed up at home looking like something wet the cat dragged in after pulling it through the mud, he just looked pitiful. In the end, he agreed gratefully to let Amy take control – again unlike him but showing his growth through the series. The other story line was Bernie’s new coworker, who both Raj and Stuart wanted to pair up with. Raj’s thought that he should get her because they were both Indian was hysterical, but poor Stuart is just…well, pitiful. In the end, they both acted like asses and neither got the girl. Surprise, surprise. LOL

On tonight’s episode, “The Explosion Implosion,” Wolowitz and Sheldon bond when they drive to the desert to shoot off a model rocket. Also, when Leonard’s mom, Beverly (Christine Baranski), finds a new best friend in Penny, it rubs Leonard the wrong way.

Find out why Leonard gets upset tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

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

Kyle’s Choice

Last week, Supergirl returned for its third season. Kara was still depressed about having said goodbye to Mon-El. While she still performed her duties as Supergirl, she let her funk affect her day job. James was getting upset with Kara for shirking her duties at the company and confronted her, but Kara ultimately decided being a reporter for CatCo was not for her and quit. Meanwhile, a villain named Bloodsport began an assault on National City, which included launching a torpedo during the unveiling of a statue in tribute of Supergirl. We later learned that he was working for evil real estate mogul Morgan Edge, who had been trying to make a hostile takeover of CatCo so that he could manipulate the news to benefit him. However, Lena Luthor stepped in and purchased the company herself. Meanwhile, Alex and Maggie finally set a date for their big wedding, and Alex asked J’onn to walk her down the aisle. After the dust has settled, it seemed like Kara was on the way back to being her old self, but only time will tell.

I’m not a fan of the dark, brooding superhero – that’s what dragged down The Flash last season. Supergirl has always been one of the lighter, more fun superhero shows. The Kara/Supergirl people fell in love with the first season was bubbly and happy, and I hope we return to that version sooner rather than later. It’s not like they killed off Mon-El, so it’s just a matter of time until he returns and she can stop being all mopey. In the meantime, I hope we get some interesting villains for Supergirl to take down.

On tonight’s episode, “Triggers,” a thief who has psychic powers attacks National City, immobilizing victims by tapping into their worst fears; James and Lena are at an impasse; Samantha starts her new job at L-Corp.

See how Supergirl can take down the thief tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Good Doctor, The Big Bang Theory, Me, Myself & I, Lucifer, and The Gifted.

Phoebe’s Choice

SPOILER ALERT: The MCU and the Fox Films X-Men continuity so far contain two contractually separated portions and/or versions of what the comic book universe of Marvel Comics comprises. The full gamut of how badly the X-Movies sucked the life out of my childhood heroes, then slipped them into totes macgotes inapropes BDSM leather bondage gear led me to champion #BryanSingerMustDie for a decade. But last year’s Legion had me raving for months, so I was ready to let bygones be just that and check out if The Gifted, this nubile New Mutants-ish series, was any good. We’re already a quarter of the way into the series, and if you’re just plugging in tonight, let me update you on how last week went.

We began with the Strucker family (sans captured father Reed) relocated to the secret base of the Mutant Underground. This group seems led by Thunderbird & Eclipse, who is the boyfriend of Polaris. Polaris, master of magnetism, is locked up now in some federal prison, where they use am inhibitor collar to dampen her powers to nearly useless. As a consequence of her recent escape from her own holding cell, mutant outlaw Clarice Fong – AKA Blink – is in an erratic near-coma state that keeps opening portals in a dangerous way. Mom Strucker knows what she needs to revive her but must get to a hospital. Eclipse decides to go along with her.

The portals Blink is opening keep happening in the same place, and a local SWAT team assembles, ready to destroy any on the other side. Only through the efforts of the Strucker kids and their budding mutant powers are the portals shut down repeatedly. At the hospital, they use Eclipse’s magma blood as a fast track to get them seen in the ER so Mom can get the meds. In prison, an anti-mutant gang leader bullies Polaris, and she overrides her collar to thrash her into a fence. She still gets beaten, but her power is demonstrated. Things with the portals become most dire until Eclipse and Mrs. Strucker arrive just in time.

This little corner of the Fox Films mutant universe is not quite as fun as Deadpool but definitely not quite as crap as X-3.

On tonight’s episode, “Exodus,” in an effort to reunite with one another, Reed cuts a deal with the Sentinel Services and Caitlin and the kids seek help from someone outside the compound. Meanwhile, Thunderbird begins to teach Blink how to control her powers. Garret Dillahunt guest stars.

To learn what deal Reed cuts, tune in to FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll otherwise only be watching Supergirl, ’cause I’m mostly a comic book and sci-fi nerd!

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