If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/21/17

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

I’m so glad that Chicago Med is back tonight. I hate that we had to wait until late November to get it, especially after the way last season ended! Dr. Charles was preoccupied with his daughter Robin’s health, both mental and physical, after she had what they thought was a psychotic break but really turned out to be a brain tumor. So that was good, at least, since it meant she would be cured after surgery. But because he was preoccupied, he didn’t go down and check on the former patient who ranted and raved in the ER waiting room all day, and when Dr. Charles left the hospital late that night, the man confronted him…and shot him! Eek!

Of course, that wasn’t the only story line shocker of the finale. The gang was together celebrating the fact that Noah got placed there at Chicago Med, and during the party, Ethan (Dr. Choi) & April finally kissed after they’d been dancing around one another for weeks. Not only that, but Will & Natalie (Drs. Halstead & Manning) danced and looked like they were getting closer – thank goodness, because Will FINALLY broke up with Nina, which meant both of them were single. Now, how the show will handle both potential couples, we’ll have to see!

Did the gunshot kill Dr. Charles? How is Robin doing after her diagnosis, and how did it affect her relationship with Connor (Dr. Rhodes)? Will either of the pairings from the finale be together now? How much time has passed since that night? I’ve seen tonight’s premiere, and it answers (or at least starts to answer) some of those questions. It’s an exciting episode, so buckle up, because I have a feeling it’s going to be a great season!

On tonight’s episode, “Speak Your Truth,” the doctors of Chicago Med take their opinions to the extreme as they try to bring justice to the perpetrator in the shooting of Dr. Charles. Dr. Halstead and Dr. Manning work on a heart-wrenching case that forces them to examine their own matters of the heart. Though Robin’s brain tumor was removed and she is discharged from the rehabilitation center, Dr. Rhodes remains on edge that her problems are not quite resolved. Meanwhile, Rhodes gets blindsided by his colleague Dr. Bekker, Maggie sticks up for a patient, and Dr. Choi and April try to navigate their new working relationship.

Catch up with the hospital gang in Chicago tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Lethal Weapon, NCIS, Dancing with the Stars, The Little Couple, Major Crimes, MasterChef Canada, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chopped, & NCIS: New Orleans.
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Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Hulu launches the new series Marvel’s Runaways, which follows a group of six suburban Los Angeles teenagers whose parents are some of the richest and most powerful in the local area. The teens used to be the best of friends but have grown apart over the past couple years, ever since their friend Amy suddenly passed away. Now loner Alex (Rhenzy Feliz, Teen Wolf) is trying to bring the old gang back together – activist/feminist Gert (Ariela Barer, One Day at a Time, Atypical) and her adopted younger sister Molly (Allegra Acosta, 100 Things to do Before High School), amateur wiccan/Amy’s sister Nico (Lyrica Okano, The Affair), jock/inventor Chase (Gregg Sulkin, Wizards of Waverly Place), and Karolina (Virginia Gardner, Zoo), the poster child for her mother’s massive religious empire. However, shortly after the group reunites, they accidentally witness something horrible and discover that their parents are part of an evil organization called Pride. The teens decide to investigate the truth about what they witnessed but must also keep their parents from finding out. They slowly discover things about their own pasts that their parents have hidden from them, and they learn to unlock unknown powers. The teens now find themselves in a strange new world of mutants, witches, telepaths, aliens, dinosaurs, and everything in between.

The series comes from executive producers Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage (The O.C.), and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and many other Marvel TV series) and is a nice blend of teenage drama and sci-fi/fantasy thriller, with a touch of humor. The adult cast is made up of many familiar faces, including Brigid Brannagh (Army Wives), Annie Wersching (24), James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Ever Carradine (Major Crimes), Kevin Weisman (Alias), Carmen Serano (Breaking Bad), Kip Pardue (Ray Donovan), Angel Parker (The Strain, Lab Rats), Ryan Sands (The Wire), and more.

It’s great that Hulu has decided to launch the series with the first three episodes, as there are a lot of characters to get to know and explore. The first episode gives viewers an introduction to the teens, while the second takes a look at the same events through the perspective of the parents, and the third episode is where things really start to kick into gear. There is a lot of backstory that is slowly metered out over the course of these first few episodes, which do an excellent job of setting up the premise and revealing just enough to give you an idea of what’s going on but also keeping a lot of the story a mystery to keep you interested in discovering more. The tone and look of the series kind of reminded me of Misfits, where there is this group of kids banding together – some of them with powers – and they are keeping things from the adults, while there is this larger, dangerous mystery going on. Similar to Misfits, it appears that each episode will primarily focus on one of the characters, giving more of their story, while also progressing the overall arc of the show. I was definitely hooked by the end of the fourth episode and look forward to checking out more.

After today’s initial three episodes, which are available now, Hulu will drop one new episode each week.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Middle, Fresh Off the Boat, This Is Us, The Mick, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Flash, and Damnation.

Megan’s Choice

NCIS: New Orleans has been an emotional roller coaster this season so far, and last week’s episode was a tumultuous ride. Wade’s son Danny asks Pride for help after he was attacked and his girlfriend went missing. Danny didn’t even tell his mom he had a girlfriend, and she was adamant that she was going to keep him from getting hurt. The problem with her plan was that Danny would have to pretend like his girlfriend wasn’t missing, and that didn’t work. Pride jumped into action to help Danny, but he went off the rails to do it because the head office told him to focus on the case at hand and not the now-missing Danny. In the end, Pride saved Danny and had an emotional moment with both Wade and Danny, who were very thankful for Pride putting everything at risk to save him. We are going to have to keep an eye on Pride this season, because I have a feeling he is beyond lost and needs some help to get back to himself.

On tonight’s episode, “Hard Knock Life,” Pride second-guesses evidence suggesting homeless kids are the suspects in the murder of a petty officer.

To find out how Pride solves this case, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Bull, The Voice, Lethal Weapon, Chicago Med, NCIS, Chopped, The Mick, and This Is Us.

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