If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/25/17

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 #1

My love for Criminal Minds is strong this season, now that Spencer is back from prison, the team is back to working normal cases, etc. Last week, they tackled workplace shootings…with a twist. They couldn’t figure out how or why it had all gone down the way it had until Reid realized it had to have been a drone that did the actual shooting. And it was…piloted by a guy who’d been hired to pilot drones during actual missions for the military via a defense contractor. Unfortunately, his biggest “win,” according to the stats given to him by the defense contractor, with nearly 400 kills, wasn’t on a terrorist training camp, as they said, but to a school, where nearly all the ones killed were children. That broke the guy, who then used a drone he customized to kill all the ones on the team involved. When the defense contractor realized, they killed him to shut him up. Thank goodness the woman he tried to kill but didn’t get a chance to before she escaped – the woman who first hired him for the position – decided to turn on her boss and allowed the BAU to arrest the jerk.

My only problem with last week was the last bit with Emily and Luke. Hopefully the show isn’t going to “go there” with those two. I’ll be VERY upset! But speaking of pairings… Morgan is back this week, which I’m happy about. It’ll be great to see his interactions with Garcia, but hopefully we’ll get to see him with Reid some too, which we didn’t get last time!

On tonight’s episode, “Lucky Strikes,” when Garcia experiences anxiety over a case that’s personal to her from her past, Morgan visits to lend emotional support. Jamie Kennedy also guest stars.
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Phoebe’s Choice

Last week on Mr. Robot, Elliot went to work undoing some of the damage that was done by Phase One of his alternate persona’s plans. He now works for E Corps and was trying to get his hands on the paper copies of their records that he knows F Society has plotted to destroy. He kept hacking and sabotaging each of his bosses, who denied his proposal that they convert the paper records to digital where they were instead of mailing them to the New York office to digitize them. Finally he got a manager who agreed to his plan. He was still very depressed though. His shrink got him to admit his sister Darlene was his trigger. She makes his Mr. Robot personality emerge.

Joanna Wellick was shot to death by her ex-lover Derek after she made a television appearance in which she swore eternal love to her estranged missing most wanted husband: Tyrell. Elliot met Darlene on Coney Island, where she wished him a happy birthday. She told him her plan was to leave the area and spend some time far away for a year. At an economic conference, Phillip Price railed on the Chinese adoption of Bitcoin instead of Ecoin as economic warfare. After the public speech, Whiterose let Price know that FBI Agent DiPierro was his asset now.

At Elliot’s apartment, Darlene was ducking out just as Mr. Robot awakened to confront her. She left, terrified. The next day, Elliot’s psychologist hypnotized him to pull Robot out to talk directly to her. He was annoyed. It was clear the two halves of his mind were at war with each other again. Elliot did something later that night with an operating system called Kali Linux.

Whiterose wanted his next big move (whatever Stage Two really is) to happen on the day of the upcoming decisive UN vote. Mr. Robot used a Trojan attack of sorts to foil the FBI’s defenses and was able to get into Darlene’s safe house in the last moment of the show.

After one brilliant season and one exceptional one, this show has a lot of huge expectations to live up to this year. And it seems like even the showrunner didn’t know what Phase Two was supposed to be by the end of S2. The time-reset-wormhole-particle-collider-device-thing Whiterose is working on is Phase Two? That’s not a very Elliot Alderson kind of plan. Sounds fishy. Well I hope it pans out, and you can find out tonight with installation number three of season three.

On tonight’s episode, “eps3.2_legacy.so,” the former interim CTO of E Corp returns.

See what happens when Tyrell Wellick returns tonight on USA Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Broad City, South Park, You’re the Worst, & Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

Jenny’s Choice #2

It’s not every show that gets a chance to reach 100 episodes, but tonight is that milestone for The Goldbergs. Last week was their take on Revenge of the Nerds, which saw Adam and his friends thinking they were being invited up to party with Erica when she called and asked him to come up to see her at school. In reality, she just wanted him to write up a paper for her class about her favorite movie. She was so involved with her music that her schoolwork had fallen to the wayside and she was in danger of failing a class. Oops. So Adam and his friends thought they’d go on a “panty raid,” which turned into a “pantry raid” when the thought of going through someone else’s underclothes made them uncomfortable, and they got Erica kicked out of a party. At home, Beverly was determined to go through with her “Bevolution,” thinking she’d start trying to figure out a new career path, but Murray did his best to derail that plan, knowing he’d be on his own for dinner most nights, and that didn’t sit well with him. He convinced her to change up her life by getting a perm instead…and swore he loved it when she turned out like a poodle. In the end, of course it all worked out. That’s the great thing about this show. There’s a lot of laughs but just as much heart and feels.

Tonight’s big episode sees the return of Lainey – how will that affect Barry, who has finally decided he needs to move on? Plus, Lea Thompson is directing this one, so hopefully it’ll be fun!

On tonight’s episode, “Jackie Likes Star Trek,” after Adam and Jackie disagree over their Halloween costumes, Murray teaches Adam to be a shell of a man to keep Jackie happy; however, it backfires quickly also causing an issue for Murray and Beverly. But they soon all learn to compromise in their own special way.

Check out tonight’s Halloween episode on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Property Brothers, SEAL Team, American Housewife, Best Baker in America, & Chicago PD.

Megan’s Choice

I’m not sure how I feel about how Antonio was behaving on last week’s episode of Chicago PD, with the way he was sneaking around behind Voight’s back. It may be nothing, but I’m really hoping it doesn’t mean he’s investigating his unit. Antonio has always been one of my favorite characters, but I’d hate for his presence to tear the team apart.

That being said, last week was a tough one for Atwater. A series of murders was happening in his neighborhood, and one of them was a good man he liked and admired…and Atwater’s little brother, Jordan, happened to see the shooter. Atwater convinced him to talk to the cops in order to put away the bad guy, but that means Jordan, Atwater, and their sister could now be in danger. Atwater was really jumpy at the end in the restaurant, and I was worried he had good reason to be. Thank goodness the bad guy didn’t do anything, but I’m worried that might change.

On tonight’s episode, “Home,” when Intelligence busts a meth lab run by gang leader Marshall Carter, they uncover a re-homing scam in which children adopted from foreign countries are abandoned, then sold online. Meanwhile, Atwater struggles with the difficult decision about whether to move his siblings Jordan and Vinessa to a safer environment outside of Chicago.

To find out if Atwater decides to move his siblings out if town and see how Antonio is behaving this week, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Criminal Minds, SEAL Team, Law & Order: SVU, and Riverdale.

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