If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/20/17

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

Tonight, Syfy kicks off a new supernatural drama Superstition. The Hastings family has been secretly protecting their small town of La Rochelle, Georgia, for almost a century from evil forces known as Infernals. Isaac Hastings (Mario Van Peebles, Roots) and wife Bea (Robinne Lee, Hitch) are the proprietors of the town’s only funeral home. Ever since his boys were young, Isaac been training them to fight ghosts and demons. However, 16 years ago, an incident left youngest son Arlo dead, and first-born Calvin immediately left to join the military. Now Calvin (Brad James, Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse) has returned from Afghanistan to rejoin his father in the fight against evil. Aiding them in their efforts are forensic scientist Tilly (Tatiana Zappardino), Sheriff May Westbrook (Demetria McKinney, House of Payne) and her teenage daughter Garvey (Morgana Van Peebles, Ali), who works part-time in the funeral home. Other than May, the rest of local police department isn’t aware of what the Hastings are really up to, and she tries to keep things that way.

The premiere jumps right into the thick of things while also introducing us to the main characters as well as this mysterious small town. The details as to the nature of some of the relationships between the characters slowly unfolds, and we learn that some of them are keeping secrets or hidden motivations that will be revealed over the course of the series. The pilot sets up this spooky atmosphere that is ripe for tales of demons, spirits, and other supernatural creatures wreaking havoc on the small town. I enjoyed tonight’s premiere and look forward to seeing more of the series.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Calvin Hastings returns home to reconnect with his family, but the reunion is cut short by a string of killings instigated by a supernatural villain only Calvin & his family can take down.

See how this new drama compares to Supernatural tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Marvel’s Inhumans, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin, Ginormous Food, and Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

Last week, I meant to highlight the premiere of a fun new twist on one of my favorite cooking competition shows, Top Chef. Airing on Universal Kids, Top Chef Jr is hosted by Vanessa Lachey (current competitor on Dancing with the Stars) and celebrity chef Curtis Stone, who also serves as head judge. They’re joined by several familiar faces from Top Chef (and other cooking competitions): Gail Simmons, Graham Elliot, and Tiffany Derry. Twelve (now eleven after last week’s premiere) young chefs ages 11-14 will compete in some of Top Chef’s most iconic challenges, including Quickfires and “Restaurant Wars,” as well as new, kid-friendly challenges exclusive to Top Chef Jr.

There are more tears in this iteration of the series, but overall, I was surprised by how much last week’s premiere reminded me of Top Chef. The kids are amazing (and at least a couple of them, I think I’ve seen before on other kids’ cooking competition series), and at least in the premiere, they each (without knowing it) had a parent watching backstage in the parents’ room. It’s fun to see the pride and nerves rolling off each parent as they watch their child compete.

Tonight’s episode is entitled “Food Truck Frenzy.” Unfortunately, I can’t find an episode description ANYWHERE (including the Guide on my DVR or the show’s website!), so we’ll just have to use our imagination until the episode airs!

If you missed last week’s premiere, you can catch a repeat tonight on Universal Kids at 7/6c before tonight’s episode at 8/7c. And if you don’t get Universal Kids, I believe repeats will air on Bravo, so check your local listings!

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, & Blue Bloods.

Megan’s Choice

I was very nervous about this new season of Hawaii Five-0, due to the cast changes, but so far I am very happy with where the writing is going. McGarrett and Danny are opening a restaurant together, and watching them pick out decor is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Last week saw the return of Chris Vance’s British spy (now retired…) Harry Langford. He happened to be there on vacation when the boss of a major crime family was killed, and he wasted no time joining in to help solve the case and stop any more violence before the family started killing for revenge. Turned out the killer was a father whose son was killed in a car wreck, caused by his first victim. He went on a revenge-filled murderous rage to try to get justice for his son. It was heartbreaking.

I’m interested to see what else this season brings, and I’m hoping we see some great romantic evolution for Steve this season, because he’s overdue for a love story of his own.

On tonight’s episode, “E uhi wale no ‘a’ole e nalo, he imu puhi (No Matter How Much One Covers a Steaming Imu, The Smoke Will Rise),” the lives of Five-0’s informants are in danger when the HPD system is hacked and one ends up dead, forcing McGarrett to enlist the help of hacker Aaron Wright, who he just imprisoned. Joey Lawrence guest stars.

To see if Aaron can help stop the hacker, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Hell’s Kitchen, Blue Bloods, and MacGyver.

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