If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/2/17

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

There were several shows I was most looking forward to this season, all of which have the same feel and are in similar genres – The Brave & SEAL Team being the first two. The third? CBS’s S.W.A.T., starring Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds). The show comes from Shawn Ryan (if you were a fan of The Unit, Chicago Code, or The Shield, you’ll know the name), so I knew automatically between him and Shemar Moore, I’d have to check it out. Moore stars as a locally born SWAT sergeant, former Marine, Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, who is tasked suddenly to run the SWAT unit he’s a part of. Being raised in the area of LA that he was, Hondo has a tie to the community that the others don’t, and he hopes to be able to bridge the gap between his community and the cops.

His team includes: David “Deacon” Kay (Jay Harrington, Better Off Ted), an experienced SWAT officer; Christina “Chris” Alonso (Lina Esco, Cane, Open), a skilled officer & the team’s canine trainer; Dominique Luca (Kenny Johnson, Secrets & Lies, Bates Motel, & a whole host of guest spots on shows), an expert driver; Victor Tan (David Lim, Quantico), a relatively new SWAT officer who regularly uses his confidential informants in the community to help the team; and Jim Street (Alex Russell), a cocky but promising new member of the group. Jessica Cortez (Stephanie Sigman, The Arrangement ) oversees the unit as the captain of LA Metro, and Jeff Mumford (Peter Onorati, Murder in the First & a bunch of guest spots) leads another LA-based unit who has an intense rivalry with Hondo’s team. And finally, Louis Ferreira (whom I loved on Motive) is a recurring character with kind of a sad story line.

I have seen a handful of episodes so far of this show, and I really enjoy it. I liked it more and more each episode as I got to know the characters. There’s plenty of action, drama, and even a little romance to boot, so it’s got something for everyone. I hope you’ll give it a chance!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” a locally born SWAT sergeant, former Marine Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson is newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles.

Don’t miss the exciting premiere tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Chopped, Impractical Jokers, Will & Grace, Great News, Beat Bobby Flay, & Chicago Fire.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Life in Pieces returns for a third season on CBS. As the second season came to a close, it was time for Colleen and Matt’s destination wedding in Mexico. However, things went wrong for everyone. Colleen and Matt missed their flights, and were stuck in a hotel. Greg and Jen made their flight, but Greg shared a cookie with another passenger, who had a severe allergic reaction to it, and they were forced to deplane and deal with a possible lawsuit. Meanwhile, John and Joan rushed off to the vet, hoping to “retrieve” the wedding ring their dog, Tank, had swallowed. And finally, after a mishap with their Uber to the airport, the Hughes family walked back home to discover their kitchen on fire. Tim had left a chocolate bar wrapper in the clothes dryer, and now the entire family would be forced to move into Tyler and Clementine’s tiny house. However, we did get a happy ending…since no one had made it to Mexico, the wedding still took place, just locally instead. Afterwards, Colleen and Matt were celebrating on their motel balcony when the rail broke, and Colleen plummeted into the pool below.

What will be the fallout (no pun intended) from the season finale? How will the Hughes family deal with being displaced from their home? How will married life change Matt and Colleen? And what other mishaps and adventures await this extended family in the new season? I always enjoy spending time with these characters and look forward to the new season.

On tonight’s premiere, “Settlement Pacifier Attic Unsyncing,” the entire Hughes family moves into John and Joan’s home after their kitchen is destroyed, and their presence creates chaos for Joan. Meanwhile, Matt and Colleen are set to receive a huge monetary settlement from Colleen’s fall off the motel balcony on their wedding night; John tries to get Sophia back on track when she starts misbehaving; Tyler and Clementine make a surprise announcement; and Jen and Greg attempt to persuade Lark to get rid of her pacifier.

Catch up with the Short family tonight on CBS at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Superstore, The Good Place, Will & Grace, Gotham, The Orville, Nathan for You, Van Helsing, Ghost Wars, and Chrisley Knows Best.

Megan’s Choice

Chicago Fire has been incredibly strong this season, and I simply can’t get enough. Sylvie’s friend, Hope, is driving me insane, and I cannot stand her. I want to see her gone, especially after her nonsense last episode where she hid Kidd’s paycheck. Hopefully the writers get rid of her soon so I can stop wincing every time she comes on the screen.

Also during last episode, we saw Severide and Casey butt heads over a call and Casey used his Captain status to overrule Severide. I was actually quite upset at Casey because he’s never been one to use his rank to override his friends. He needs to keep his friends close during the hard times, and if he’s not careful he’ll end up pushing everyone who cares about him away.

On tonight’s episode, “Down is Better,” after heroically saving a mother and newborn baby from a rooftop fire, Kidd receives surprising news when she discovers she is being transferred out of the firehouse. Severide and Casey believe something is off about the turn of events, prompting them to investigate the situation. Otis and Herrmann discuss the possibilities of taking over a rundown bar, and Dawson’s frustration with her father, Ramon, reaches a boiling point.

To find out if Casey and Severide get to the bottom of this before Kidd is transferred, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Grey’s Anatomy, S.W.A.T., The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, and Beat Bobby Flay.

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