If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/1/17

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 B story on SEAL Team was kind of heartbreaking. Stella invited Clay to a party, and he took Brian with him. After the party, Clay and Stella spent the night together, and Brian, who’d worn a gaudy “cowboy” shirt to the party, got lucky with another young woman. The next morning, they were called in early to practice parachute jumping. Clay and Brian were in different jump groups. Clay and his group watched in horror from the ground as Brian’s group did their jump and one jumper had problems with their chute. The backup chute never deployed, and that jumper slammed into the ground full-speed. As Clay watched, every jumper pulled off their helmet…and he realized the one who’d fallen to his death had been Brian. We’d learned a few episodes ago that he & Brian had been friends for a good while, so Clay’s easy-to-see heartbreak was not a surprise. Hopefully this will be the impetus he needs to shape up and really make him do well during the rest of the training/testing.

As for the A story… Jason and the team were sent to an American Embassy in the South Sudan when the ambassador refused to evacuate as the country became increasingly unstable. Sure, he could have refused because he believed absolutely that staying was the right thing to do, but the only reason this guy refused to leave was all due to politics. Leaving would be a “failure” on his part and that wouldn’t be good when it came time for him to be permanently appointed (or whatever). The guy was a complete asshat, but the team finally convinced him to leave for the safety of the rest of the Americans in the small country. It was touch and go getting everyone out of the embassy safely, but with a little trickery, they were able to do it.

I’m enjoying this show more and more every episode, especially when they don’t use any fancy camera work to show us the night vision, etc, like they did the first ep. It still isn’t better than The Brave in terms of characters, but I’m enjoying it! I can’t wait to see how Brian’s death affects Clay going forward and if that shared loss of a friend/teammate gives him and Jason something more in common.

On tonight’s episode, “The Spinning Wheel,” the SEAL Team must work with Jason’s longtime rival, Beau Fuller (Sharif Atkins, White Collar, ER), and his team to plan and perfect a raid under the watchful eye of top military brass. Also, Clay delivers solemn news to a teammate’s next of kin.

See how well Jason and the team work with Fuller and his team tonight on CBS 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Goldbergs, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Property Brothers, American Housewife, Best Baker in America, Chicago PD, & Criminal Minds.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, the second season of the horror/comedy Stan Against Evil premieres on IFC. Last season we were introduced to ornery Stanley Miller (John C. McGinley, Scrubs), the disgruntled former sheriff of a small New Hampshire town that was built on the site of a massive 17th century witch burning. Ever since, Willard’s Mill has been haunted by 172 demons and a deadly curse that has taken the life of every town sheriff…except Stan. When Evie Barret (Janet Varney, Dinner and a Movie, The Legend of Korra) moved in and took over as sheriff, she quickly learned what was going on and teamed up with Stan to help defend the town from the evil onslaught. As the first season came to a close, the man in charge of these deadly spirits, constable Thaddeus Eccles, had captured Evie and transported her to the netherworld, where he had evil plans for her.

Can Stan find a way to rescue Evie in time and figure out how to stop Eccles? What other deadly spirits will try to harm the residents of Willard’s Mill this season and what kind of zaniness will they bring with them? I really enjoy of this show blends a fun creature-of-the-week with an overall story arc and also how it finds an entertaining blend of humor and horror. I’m surprised the season didn’t start a little sooner to lead up to Halloween, but folks should still be in horror mode, and I look forward to another fun ride of 8 more episodes.

On tonight’s first episode, “Black Hat Society Part 1,” Stan begins to solve the mystery of Evie’s disappearance and along the way, he meets the descendants of a Wiccan coven known as the Black Hat Society; Stan and the coven discover a disturbing way to bring Evie home. Then, in “Black Hat Society Part 2,” Stan travels back in time to save Evie, not a moment too soon, as she’s in a high stakes situation; Evie’s rescue hinges on whether or not Stan can sacrifice a trusted friend in the modern day.

Catch the beginning of season 2 tonight on IFC starting at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, Designated Survivor, Survivor, The Blacklist, Riverdale, You’re the Worst, The Shannara Chronicles, and Mr. Robot.

Megan’s Choice

Criminal Minds is still one of my favorite shows, and this season is a strong reason why. The writing so far has been superb and the story lines have been disturbingly perfect. Last week’s episode was fantastic because Garcia got a visit from Morgan to help her deal with the emotional distress she was under when the current case brought back memories of when she was shot. He didn’t stay long, but he helped her and we all got our Morgan fix. While I do miss him, I’m hoping Luke and Garcia become more than friends because they have incredible chemistry. The case itself was creepy, as it dealt with Jamie Kennedy’s cannibalistic killer, Floyd Ferrell. He is so creepy good in that role. Very disturbing.

On tonight’s episode, “The Bunker,” when several women go missing in Virginia, the BAU must figure out what they have in common in order to find them.

To see if the team can find the women in time, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching SEAL Team, Chicago PD, and Law & Order: SVU.

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