If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/8/17

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 was a repeat of SEAL Team because the network didn’t want to compete against the final game of the World Series, so it’s been a couple of weeks since the latest dramatic episode. The B story on that episode 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 51st Annual CMA Awards, Law & Order: SVU, Property Brothers, Iron Chef Showdown, Chicago PD, & Criminal Minds.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

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. The last new episode (which was a couple of weeks ago because of last week’s World Series) 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.

Phoebe’s Choice

If you ever watch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver or have ever enjoyed The Daily Show, you might also chuckle along to Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, which airs Wednesday nights on Comedy Central. Canadian-American Sam Bee is a Daily Show veteran and an international lampooning expert in her own right. Last week she started with a quick holler of NYC defiance in the face of the recent vehicular attack. She then took a moment to revel in the excitement the recent indictments that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has brought against some of the top parties involved in conspiring to fix the 2016 US Presidential election in co-operation with Russia. But she didn’t dwell long, because she’d worked all week on two funny segments she then moved to.

First she explored an issue called the Boyfriend Loophole, which is a hole in gun-control laws that does not require an abusive bf give up his firearms so long as they have no kids together and he does not live with the woman he’s abusing full-time. She showed how this leads to far too many murders and brought light to the fact that 8 states have just repealed the Loophole. She brought on cops and Republicans who support the repeal of the Loophole.

She then moved on to tackling how vulnerable American voting machines actually are. Along with Logan Lamb, an expert on the subject, she popped red & blue pills on her way through a Matrix parody that was only dated by approximately two decades. Which was sadly appropriate, as Lamb verified that our voting machines are at least ten years out of date. How could he say that so certainly? Because he himself had hacked the Georgia state electoral system in a gray hat hack. In those sorts of situations, hackers are paid to test the defenses of a system. In this case Georgia failed miserably. She then sat with two activists, both named Donna, who are lobbying to get the state to return to paper ballots.

To close the episode out she brought on Ames Mayfield, a Coloradan Boy Scout who has been kicked out of his den for asking a challenging question to a state representative who is opposed to repealing the Boyfriend Loophole.

Get more of Sam Bee’s snark tonight on TBS at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching Mr. Robot, South Park, & You’re the Worst, waiting for all three of them to get back to par of former seasons’ glory…

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