If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/7/17

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

The last episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine was epic – not only was it another fun Halloween episode that included the precinct facing off with one another trying to win the annual Halloween Heist, which brought back Fake Charles, Terry lifting a hugely heavy server, and everyone trying to outdo the others…but Jake actually proposed to Amy! At first she thought it was a play to win the heist, but when she realized he was serious, she said yes! It was SO cute! Like I said… Epic!

On tonight’s episode, “Bad Beat,” to track down the infamous arms dealer Dan “Daniel” Valdano (guest star David Figlioli, Murder in the First), Jake and Terry go undercover at an illegal gambling club, but when Holt gets involved to coach the two in the art of poker, his addiction resurfaces. Meanwhile, Boyle buys a food truck that was formerly used in a brutal string of murders without telling his investor (Amy), and Hitchcock and Scully challenge Rosa to a “Butt-lympics.”

See Amy’s reaction to the murder truck and find out who wins the “Butt-lympics” tonight on FOX at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Lethal Weapon, NCIS, The Little Couple, Major Crimes, MasterChef Canada, The Mayor, Chopped, & NCIS: New Orleans.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, USA Network premieres the new period drama Damnation. The series is set in 1931. Rich bankers have colluded to fix prices at the local grocery stores, which is hurting the farmers of Holden, Iowa. The farmers band together to block shipments of food into town, but they are facing increased pressure. Helping to lead the revolt is pastor Seth Davenport (Killian Scott, Ripper Street) and his wife Amelia (Sarah Jones, The Path). However, there is something about these two that just doesn’t seem quite right – they seem to be hiding some secrets surrounding their past. As Seth riles up the farmers, Amelia tries to convince the new newspaper reporter DL Sullivan (Joe Adler, Grey’s Anatomy) to cover the injustices being faced by the people of Holden instead of the fluff pieces he’s been assigned to.

Meanwhile, the industrialist tycoons have hired strikebreakers like Pinkerton agent Creeley Turner (Logan Marshall-Greene, Quarry) to put a swift end to the revolt, even if that means violence. The Wyoming cowboy quickly makes his presence known as he arrives in town, and soon after, he teams up with local prostitute Bessie Louvin (Chasten Harmon, Elementary). His actions also catch the attention of corrupt sheriff/speakeasy owner Don Berryman (Christopher Heyerdahl, Van Helsing). Nearby, deadly strikebreaker Connie Nunn (Melinda Page Hamilton, Mad Men), of the rival William J. Burns Detective Agency, also arrives on the scene, but she is harboring an ulterior motive – to hunt down the man who killed her husband.

The series comes from executive producers Tony Tost (Longmire), James Mangold (Logan), Guymon Casady (Game of Thrones), and Daniel Rappaport (Office Space). It feels more like a premium cable drama than something that would air on a basic cable channel like USA Network. The production value is really high, and I found the pilot to be really entertaining. It sets up a very detailed and interesting world and reveals just enough about each character to let you know what’s going on but leaves you curious to learn more about them to see what these people are hiding. I’m definitely looking forward to checking out more episodes. Outside of the US, the series will air on Netflix, which coproduces the series. I’m curious to see if the series will be edited at all when it airs on USA Network (in the premiere there are quite a few f-bombs).

On tonight’s premiere, “Sam Riley’s Body,” a farmer’s strike in Holden, Iowa, led by local preacher Seth Davenport escalates; and a vicious man from his past named Creeley Turner is sent to restore order.

Check out the series premiere tonight on USA Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Middle, Fresh Off the Boat, black-ish, The Mayor, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, This Is Us, The Mick, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Flash, and American Horror Story: Cult.

Phoebe’s Choice

Of all the “Arrowverse,” the most irreverent and consistently comedic is gotta be DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Last week, in the spirit of Stranger Things and Halloween, they did an 80’s retro episode entitled “Phone Home.” It started with a weird scene of a young Ray dying in a science lab. Fast forward to where the team was in the year 2042, where adult Ray was trying to lead the Legends in a team-building exercise. He mysteriously vanished, they soon learn fromed their ship’s AI Gideon – because he died in 1988. They traveled to the past to track him and found he had a young Dominator alien in his possession, living under his bed. He stole candy for the creature, cue lawsuits from Steven Spielberg, and off we went.

He’d named the little bugger Gumball, and he was quite attached. The team sneaked into his house the next day, expecting young Ray to be in school, but he had in fact played hooky to watch movies with his extraterrestrial pal. Young Ray walked in just as his adult self shrunk down to a miniature size. In his Atom super suit, he looked just like a toy, and the kid placed himself on the shelf. (By the way… What the hell happened to time/space paradoxes, people?!?!?) Then Ray’s mom came home, prompting Nate & Vixen to go in undercover as animal-control people. Young Ray decided to run away with Gumball since no one understood him. He snatched the shrunk, action-figure-sized version of his future self in case they got bored on the open road.

Zari chased young Ray into the woods. Elsewhere Mick & Jax suspected Professor Stein of secrecy and treachery. White Canary was on the trail of the baby Dominator, but so was its mom, and the mom kicked her ass and trapped her in a spiderweb on a jungle gym. Zari found little Ray, but so did some MIB-type government agents, who took him away. When Canary came to, she alerted the team about the Mominator. Nate went to check on Ray’s mom, where he was nearly seduced by the alien impersonating Rays milfy Mom. Zari & adult Ray saved Gumball and the kid version. They were luring the mom alien to the ship, where they also had Zari lead the kid & Gumball.

There is a full-on E.T. moment as Zari used her totem power to float the couple of them and their bikes into the air against the backdrop of a huge full moon. Nostalgia overdose!!! When they all met up with the Mom Dominator, there was tension, but they all went their separate ways in peace. The secret Dr. Stein kept? He had a grandkid about to be born. Little Ray went trick-or-treating with his future teammates. Finally Jax asked grown Ray to help him find a way to separate him from Dr. Stein when using his Firestorm powers.

On tonight’s episode, “Return of the Mack,” when Nate thinks he has found a pattern to the anachronisms, it leads the Legends to London in 1897 to hunt down a time-traveling vampire. When they arrive in London, they run into Rip (guest star Arthur Darvill), but not everyone welcomes him back so quickly, leaving Sara to make a tough choice in the end. Amaya tries to connect with Zari, but she is still struggling with being part of the team. Meanwhile, Stein discovers what Ray and Jax are up to and is not entirely pleased.

See if the team can find the time-traveling vampire tonight on The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Flash.

Megan’s Choice

It’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve seen a new episode of Lethal Weapon, but tonight it returns and I’m incredibly excited. Riggs has been struggling with emotional issues from the start of the series, but recently it cost him his relationship when he couldn’t be open with her. I’m not honestly sure that he’ll ever be ready for another relationship, but that’s okay because for now he has Murtaugh to help him along.

On tonight’s episode, “Let It Ride,” Murtaugh and Riggs investigate a death that occurs moments before the victim’s bet wins a horse race. Leo Getz insists it’s a homicide and aids in the investigation. Meanwhile, Murtaugh updates his will, while Riggs struggles to come to terms with his past.

To see if they can save the day yet again, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS: New Orleans, NCIS, Bull, This Is Us, and Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.

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