If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/14/18

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 on NCIS: LA, the team had to investigate a dead man when napalm was found at the crime scene. Yes, napalm. Not something the team had to deal with every day! That led them to a young woman – in high school – at a coffee shop, after security cameras caught her speaking to the guy multiple times. At first they thought he was going to use napalm to blow up the high school, since the girl was being severely bullied. In the end, it turned out he was in cahoots with another guy and the guy’s father to blow up an underground natural gas storage that had a leak. They wanted to blow up LA’s natural gas supply so they have to convert to wind and solar power. Thankfully the team stopped them just in time. (The team minus Deeks, who had to go back to LAPD for mandatory active shooter course.)

This is going to be a big week for the team. After being gone the whole season (minus some time we’ve spent in her POV overseas), Hetty is back this week when the team finds a clue and go after her. Thank goodness. I like Mosley, but I’m tired of the Hetty being gone and being held hostage story line. Either bring her back for good or let her retire. But dang, let’s move on and let the characters move on!

On tonight’s episode, “Cac Tu Nhan,” while Hetty is being tortured by her captors in Vietnam, Eric and Nell find a clue to her whereabouts, prompting the team to organize a rescue mission with very little information. Carl Lumbly & John M. Jackson guest star.

See if the team can find and rescue Hetty tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games & Worst Cooks in America.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, the HBO comedy Crashing returns for its second season. The semi-autobiographical series following the travails of struggling stand-up comedian Pete (Pete Holmes). Pete’s seemingly perfect life came crashing down when he discovered that his wife Jess was having an affair and wanted to leave him. Now he’s on his own, with no place to live, and finds himself crashing at the apartments of various friends/colleagues as he tries to launch his career and make it as a stand-up comedian. Along the way he crosses paths with many familiar faces, who also appear as heightened versions of themselves.

I was pleasantly surprised by the first season. While most scripted shows centered around comedians seem to focus on the stars once they’ve already “made it,” this series provides a fun, interesting look into the normally unseen world of what eager, up-and-coming comedians must go through just to get their shot to be seen. Usually this involves barking for comedy clubs, trying to get people to show up, just to get 5 minutes on stage at the end of the night when there is hardly anyone left in the crowd. Pete is this sweet underdog with a sometimes self-deprecating style of humor. You find yourself really rooting for Pete to succeed and feeling devastated whenever things go wrong or don’t work out for him.

The writing is really well done. The series doesn’t feel overly scripted – the dialogue feels very natural and adds a sense of realism and believability to the show. There is this great blend of stand-up comedy, situational humor, and heartwarming drama. I’m looking forward to another season of watching Pete try to make it, and I look forward to seeing what fun famous guest stars pop up this year!

On tonight’s premiere, “The Athiest,” Pete has a chance encounter with famed magician Penn Jillette, who shakes his faith and inspires a questioning Pete to try living with abandon for one night.

Check out the new season tonight on HBO at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth, and Worst Cooks in America.

Megan’s Choice

Wisdom of the Crowd is a rollercoaster of a show as we have been waiting to learn more about Mia’s killer. Last week we took leaps and bounds ahead as they proved that Carlos wasn’t anywhere near Mia’s apartment at the time of her murder, so he was in fact innocent. Now it will be a search to find the real killer.

After the allegations against series star Jeremy Piven, the season episode order for Wisdom of the Crowd was set at 13 episodes instead of a normal full 22 or so episodes. Given that, this is most likely the series finale. It hasn’t been announced yet, but if so, hopefully the writers will give us a good conclusion to the series tonight.

On tonight’s finale, “The Tipping Point,” Cavanaugh investigates the murder of a top Sophe user who filled his basement with conspiracy theory evidence. Also, Alex attends the release hearing for Carlos Ochoa, the man convicted of killing Mia.

To see if Carlos can put this horrible false incarceration behind him, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS: LA, Guy’s Grocery Games, and Worst Cooks in America.

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