If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/15/18

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, we finally saw the resolution to the winter finale on The Brave, when Jaz was captured by the bad guys at the hotel in Tehran. Of course the team didn’t abandon her. They figured out where she was being held, but because there was no way to get in to get her, they decided to have Patricia leak the fact that Jaz was indeed a US spy. Then when the bad guys moved her to where they would publicly execute her, the team stopped the van, killed the bad guys, and rescued Jaz. Unfortunately, when the border crossing they thought would be empty was actually heavily guarded, Hossein sacrificed himself, thereby letting the team cross safely.

Patricia is in big trouble… It’s quite illegal to give out the names of US operatives, and even though she did it to save Jaz, and it did exactly what they’d hoped, she’s still in trouble. I haven’t heard about Anne Heche leaving the show, though, so she can’t be out that long… Of course, the show has only been given 13 episodes, meaning tonight’s plus two more, so there isn’t much left for her to be in or out of unless they renew it for season two, which we’re still waiting to hear. This is such a great, fun show, and it needs all the eyeballs it can get, so please, please tune in tonight, and share the word!

On tonight’s episode, “Grounded,” with Patricia out of commission, Noah is at the helm of the D.I.A. when FARC revolutionaries take control of a flight in Colombia. When negotiations mean life or death for the passengers on board, Hannah must make her return to the field.

See how it goes with Noah in charge and Hannah back in the field tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

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

Megan’s Choice

Last week’s episode of The Good Doctor showed us a different side of Shaun, when he went on a road trip with Lea. He drove a car, drank tequila, and even kissed Lea. It was wonderful. Unfortunately, it came to a halt when Lea told him she was moving back to where she was from to work in her late grandfather’s garage because that’s where she belonged. It was so sad watching his face when he found out – so heartbroken. I’m interested to see what the fallout of his little road trip is when he finally returns to the hospital.

On tonight’s episode, “Islands Part Two,” the twins suffer complications from their surgery, forcing the team at San Jose Boneventure Hospital to make a life-changing decision. Meanwhile, Dr. Shaun Murphy returns to the hospital after his trip with Lea and decides he needs a more permanent change and gives Dr. Aaron Glassman his two weeks’ notice.

Find out what happens with Shaun and the twins tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The Brave, The Gifted, Scorpion, Kevin Can Wait, and Man With a Plan.

Phoebe’s Choice

This year has been an Amazing (Spiderman) year for Marvel properties. The laughable 80s silver screen B-movie versions of Captain America, Fantastic Four, & The Punisher have been supplanted by actual stable genius shows from Marvel’s canon, such as: The Punisher, Legion, Runaways. To be honest, I loved The Inhumans too. They just got stuck with a bullshit timeslot for a mostly unknown rookie comic franchise. My leanings on Marvel TV have been pretty consistent: Jessica Jones was the best show that has come out of The House of Ideas, with Legion being an obvious second.

But these past three months, a Remy LeBeau wildcard got thrown into the mix when Matt Nix (boss level Burn Notice creator & show runner) got his hands on the new “New Mutants”-ish show The Gifted. This is not The New Mutants. There is no Sam Guthrie. No Magma. No Cypher, no Warlock, no Magik. But they captured the zietgiest of it. Maybe they were shooting for a Generation-X feel, but Eclipse feels a helluva a lot like Sunspot. Similarly, Thunderbird’s recently slain gf Dreamer seems to heavily echo Karma. Throw my favorite mutant EVAR, Clarice “Blink” Fong, in with Lorna-m’er-f’n-“Polaris”-Dane, and yeah – someone finally got an X-Men live action title going with actual X-Men spirit coursing through its veins.

If you didn’t know about this show, you have some binging ahead of you. Ignore the fact that Singer’s name is on it. It is clear Nix is in the driver’s seat here and Singer’s blasphemous rape is unfashionable and thusly sidelined. Tonight is the two-hour finale of season one. It will be better than the last three X-movies, promise. And if you need a quick re-cap? Here’s essentially what you need to know:

The Hellfire Club is alive and well, currently fielding a triad of Stepford Cuckoos as their intermediaries to the Mutant Underground that Warpath currently leads. The main stars of the season have been a set of teenaged, 3rd-generation Strucker “twins,” whose powers are increased exponentially when they hold hands. After last week, the Underground is more formally aligned with the Hellfire villains in their mutual #Resistance against the deplorable Sentinel Services. (Excuse all my subtle snark this week if you can.)

We have no idea where this showdown is headed, but we’re pretty fucking sure this show is getting renewed.

On tonight’s episode, “eXtraction/X-roads,” Dr. Campbell attends an anti-mutant summit, attempting to take the Hound program national, and some of the team at Mutant HQ goes on a dangerous mission to stop his efforts. Polaris learns more about her past and makes a crucial decision that could have impactful consequences. Meanwhile, the Mutant HQ comes under attack and, with everything to lose, relationships are put to the test and alliances shift. Garret Dillahunt (The Mindy Project, Raising Hope) and Skyler Samuels (Scream Queens) guest star.

Don’t miss the two-hour season finale tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

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