If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/17/17

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

On last week’s episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Jake was happy to be out of jail and back at work, but he was tired of being assigned to desk duty. However, in order to get back in the field and work on a real case, he needed to pass an evaluation, and the person giving that evaluation was Captain Holt. Even though Jake bungled the robbery case he was working on, Captain Holt was pleased by his new outlook on work and putting the case first and cleared Peralta for active duty. But Jake decided he needed some more time behind a desk first. Meanwhile, Rosa thought Pimento was cheating on her and recruited Amy and Terry to help investigate. It turned out that he was just taking Spanish lessons in order to impress Rosa’s father. However, she had already decided to call off their relationship, and Pimento didn’t take the news well.

Tonight is the show’s annual Halloween Heist episode, which is usually one of the highlights of each season. The writers always throw in a lot of fun twists and misdirections that keep you guessing as to who is aligned with whom and what is actually going on. I never know who is going to win the contest each year until the final moments when everything is revealed, and then I realize that so much more had been going on that I didn’t even notice…and I want to immediately rewatch the episode again to catch it all!

On tonight’s episode, “HalloVeen,” the Nine-Nine embarks on its fifth annual Halloween Heist and, as usual, everybody has a plan and no one is safe. Relationships and friendships are tested as the title “Amazing Human Slash Genius” must be snagged by midnight, leaving everyone pitted against each other.

See who takes home the title tonight on FOX at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Middle, Fresh Off the Boat, black-ish, The Mayor, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, This Is Us, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, The Mick, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, American Horror Story: Cult, and Chrisley Knows Best.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

On last week’s NCIS, Torres was paired up with a member of the Metro PD on a stakeout, and he was not happy about it. The guy talked a LOT and was just generally irritating Torres. Unfortunately, he then vanished in the middle of the stakeout, when Torres was around the corner on the phone. Turned out the detective met with his former partner, who was presumed dead after the ship she was on exploded. Unfortunately, someone going after her killed him – and even worse, that someone was her old boss, who was “working with” Gibbs and team to “find” the missing detective. The presumed-dead detective had been off the ship at the time of the explosion, and she took the opportunity to run in order to protect her child. When she ran, she was pregnant with the baby of the son of the bad guy she was investigating at the time. It was a sad story that had a fairly happy ending for almost everyone.

Also, while overseas at his guest lecture, an old friend/classmate of Ducky’s who now lives & works in New York convinced Ducky he should take a 6-month guest position at the university she teaches at, which would also give him time to write his “book of a lifetime.” Ducky resisted for a while but eventually agreed after realizing Palmer would be able to take up the slack while he was gone. It’s well-known that David McCallum isn’t leaving the show, so we won’t miss Ducky much at all, even during his 6-month sabbatical.

NCIS has been through a good number of cast changes since the beginning of its run, but no more so than the last few years. Tonight, Maria Bello (known for TV shows such as Prime Suspect, Touch, & Goliath) joins the cast as a forensic psychologist Vance convinced to transfer to Washington, DC. It should be interesting to see how she works with Gibbs and the others.

On tonight’s episode, “Skeleton Crew” – Director Vance welcomes NCIS Special Agent Jacqueline “Jack” Sloane (Maria Bello), a forensic psychologist he lobbied to transfer from California, to headquarters. Also, in the midst of a storm that has shut down Washington, DC, and knocked out power, the NCIS team investigates the kidnapping of a sailor, which sends Torres and Bishop out to sea to track evidence.

Meet the newest member of the team tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chopped Junior, Lethal Weapon, The Little Couple, MasterChef Canada, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mayor, Chopped, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, & NCIS: NOLA.

Megan’s Choice

I’ve really been enjoying the new attitude Pride has on NCIS: New Orleans, because it’s showing us his softer side more often. My favorite episode so far was the one where he was kidnapped by the woman trying to solve the serial killer murders, because I think it helped him see he needs to find some balance between work and life. Last week brought back Russian sleeper agent Eva Azarova, who had a bit of a flirtation with Gregorio last time she was on. Turns out her brother was in the US, supposedly to provide information to the US authorities about Russian sleeper agents, when he and his Navy escort were ambushed. The escort was killed, but he escaped. There was a lot of action and close calls, but in the end, he and Eva were able to go into WitSec together. She and Gregorio had some more sweet moments, but it just wasn’t to be.

One thing I do need more of is LaSalle and Percy to get a move on the love connection. It’s apparent they’re meant to be together, but they won’t get out of love’s way.

On tonight’s episode, “Dead Man Calling,” the NCIS team investigates the copycat murder of an unsolved case from 150 years ago that spawned a legendary New Orleans ghost story. Also, Gregorio is spooked when the case is connected to a recent séance and a local medium.

To find out if the murderer is from beyond the grave, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Lethal Weapon, Bull, The Voice, NCIS, and Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers.

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