If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/20/17

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

My favorite new show of the season by far is The Brave. I love the cast and their chemistry, I love the cases and story lines, and overall, it is just the one show that most makes me want to sit and watch ASAP each week – even more so than most of the returning shows! Last week’s episode was a lot of fun. A Russian drone crashed near the Mongolia/China border, and they quickly figured out that it was so technologically advanced that it had been flown over the northwest corner of the US without our notice, only able to realize it after. So Dalton’s team was deployed (they had to parachute in because they were going to be there in secret, not alerting the Mongolian authorities) to get to it before the Russians could retrieve it, in order to allow us to get a sample of the “skin” used so we could update our systems so things using the “skin” would be seen by our radar.

When they got there, they came across the village that the Russians had already beaten them to – killing many and burning out their huts. After gaining the villagers’ trust and helping tend to a wounded young man, they learned where the drone had gone down. Unfortunately, it was on the China side of the border, which meant they had to go in dark – no comms, etc. After a lot of action and Dalton nearly getting caught and shot, they were able to make it back with a good-sized sample of the skin, no worse for the wear. It was pretty awesome. I especially liked how Patricia faked out the Russian guy who was spying on her when she went to meet with her friend – who he assumed was from the Chinese government.

Back early in the season, at the end of the episode, we watched a man drive a truck onto the beach where the team had been hanging out with and playing soccer with a bunch of kids and families. We didn’t hear much in the next episode, although it was mentioned, but I knew that had to come up again. Then in a later episode, the team was up against a bad guy and rather than kill him, they bugged him in order to gain future intel. Both of those things come up again this week in the fall finale. It should be exciting!

On tonight’s episode, “Desperate Times,” after embarking on mission after mission to keep the world safe, the team is confronted with a task that hits close to home. When things go sideways, the only option is to risk one of their own for their final shot to settle the personal score.

See if the entire team makes it out alive tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Dancing with the Stars, Man With a Plan, Holiday Baking Championship, Superior Donuts, 9JKL, Christmas Cookie Challenge, & Scorpion.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Phoebe’s Choice

Not sure if you love comic books like I do. Or maybe love TV shows based off of comic books like I do?? When The Gifted started, I had trepidations. After-all, Bryan Singer was involved, and he basically ruined the X-Men. So FTG. But that doesn’t mean all properties associated with Fox and mutants is gonna suck, and this one actually kinda rocks. Last week we started off with a flashback to three years prior, when Thunderbird & Lorna/Polaris first met with Marcos in a diner to recruit him into the Mutant Underground. He was sympathetic to their cause but feared his familial connections to drug cartels may cause complications if he wanted to help.

Fast forward to the present and his “connected” ex-gf Carmen called on him to return a favor she did recently, using the cartel’s network to locate Lorna Dane for him. Back in the base of the underground as the Strucker parents agreed to take a more active role in rearing the assembled mutants, James/Thunderbird announced he was going after Blink, as his conscious weighed on him. Lauren Strucker started dating a young illusionist mutant, Wes, who was living underground with them. Sentinel Services agent Jace Turner (Coby Bell) was propositioned with the idea of using his captive mutants as hounds to track free ones. Marcos answered Carmen’s call and showed up to help her sabotage a rival drug trafficker.

Reed Strucker, dad of Lauren, discovered that her beau was wanted for several theft charges. Thunderbird found Blink and committed to helping her find the place she was looking for: a spot she kept opening a portal to when she was in a coma a few weeks back. Lorna figured out that Marcos was lying about only going “on a supply run” and decided to track him down. Reed confronted Lauren about her bf, and she was predictably mostly just pissed. When Thunderbird & Blink found the country road they were looking for, they were at first stumped. But he urged her to look inside herself to find a calling to her nest or burrow. Reed confronted Lauren’s boyfriend about his past, and he admitted it was true. Reed implored that he considers coming forth with that truth.

Thunderbird & Blink found an abandoned house nearby based on her instincts. She realized it was a foster home for mutants she once lived at that Sentinel Services eventually made a killing field. Having a hard change of heart, she swore loyalty to the cause of the Mutant Underground. Meanwhile, Polaris showed up at Carmen’s estate to find out Marcos was indeed running with the cartel again. She waited till he got back to base to confront him, however. Wes confessed his past to the underground in general, and they forgave him. But the next mission he accepts will take him far away.

This show is laying down huge groundwork for several potential seasons to come based loosely off characters from The New Mutants & X-Force, two comic books that I collected like mad back in the 90s. (These are the books that gave us Deadpool, FFS!!!). I’m having fun. Inhumans didn’t suck, but who puts a superhero show on Friday night when its audience is out drinking and doing bong hits? Eh… Don’t mind me.

On tonight’s episode, “threat of eXtinction,” more refugees pour into the Mutant Underground, but the group faces a threat when they discover one of them is a spy working for Sentinel Services. Meanwhile, Reed visits his estranged father and learns that secrets from his family’s past could prove useful. Zach Roerig (The Vampire Diaries) and Garret Dillahunt (The Mindy Project, Raising Hope) guest star.

Find out who the spy is tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as well as digging in deeper to my Future Man & The Punisher binges.

Megan’s Choice

Last week’s episode of Lucifer really confused me in the beginning, but halfway through it was all making sense. I enjoyed how much we learned about Linda’s life because we don’t usually get such a unique look at supporting characters. I’m hoping the show gets a little more back to normal flow this week, seeing as it is what makes this show great.

On tonight’s episode, “Chloe Does Lucifer,” when a murder is connected to a celebrity dating app, Lucifer and Chloe question all they know about the world of social media in order to solve the case. Meanwhile, Ella tries to avoid Charlotte, and Amenadiel helps Linda deal with the death of her ex-husband.

To see how Amenadiel helps Linda deal, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Good Doctor, The Voice, The Gifted, Scorpion, The Brave, and Man With a Plan.

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