If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/17/18

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, FX kicks off the second installment of its award-winning American Crime Story series, American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. This time, the limited series is based on Maureen Orth’s book “Vulgar Favors” and follows the events of the brutal 1997 murder of international fashion icon Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez, Bright, Carlos) in front of his Miami Beach mansion, at the hands of deranged psychopath Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss, Glee). The series takes a look at the manhunt for Cunanan – which actually started long before he claimed his fifth victim – and the cultural biases that allowed his killing spree to go on for so long. The series also stars Penélope Cruz as Gianni’s sister Donatella and Ricky Martin as Gianni’s longtime boyfriend Antonio D’Amico, as well Judith Light (Transparent), Mike Farrell (M*A*S*H), Dascha Polanco, Max Greenfield (New Girl), Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story: Freak Show), Cody Fern, and Jon Jon Briones.

While I was extremely familiar with the details of the O.J. Simpson case portrayed in the show’s first season, I don’t really know anything about the Versace murder, so I look forward to some unexpected twists and turns this season. Tonight’s premiere is really well done, opening with operatic-like recreation of the murder before jumping back to 1990, where we see Cunanan first meet Gianni, followed by the first glimpse into investigation of the murder. I expect that over the course of the season, we will learn more about what led Cunanan to go on his killing spree, while also seeing how he was ultimately apprehended. I was extremely impressed by Darren Criss’s portrayal of this psychopath. Cunanan is a poor con-man who is constantly making up stories about himself, his family, and his wealth. While he comes off as a pompous ass at times, he somehow still manages to win people over and weasels his way into exclusive invite-only situations. There is one moment in tonight’s premiere where I was really blown away by Darren Criss’s performance – he manages to convey Cunanan’s complete lack of emotion, empathy, and any guilt for what he has done, with one simple gesture. I am really looking forward to seeing more of Criss’s performance, learning more about Cunanan’s motives, and seeing how the manhunt plays out.

On tonight’s premiere, “The Man Who Would Be Vogue,” the eyes of the world turn to Miami Beach, Fla., following the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.

Follow the investigation into Versace’s murder starting tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Modern Family, American Housewife, Match Game, The Amazing Race, The Blacklist, The X-Files, 9-1-1, Riverdale, Corporate, The Magicians, Happy!, and The Librarians.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

I was in tears last week watching 9-1-1, which is a good thing. This show grabbed my attention from the first episode, and I am incredibly hooked. Last week Buck had a rough call when he lost a victim who he tried to save from falling off a rollercoaster, and it affected him a lot. Abby ended up being the one to talk him through it, but later when she asked him out, he said he couldn’t because he actually liked her and didn’t want to mess it up. That isn’t going to last long in my opinion, and they’ll be in the sheets before long. What had me the most emotional was when Athena came home to find her daughter not breathing and a bottle of empty pills next to her. It was unbelievably heartbreaking to watch her not being able to help her daughter. The writers left us hanging, and I am anxious to see what happens.

On tonight’s episode, “Next of Kin,” Bobby and his team respond to an emergency at a children’s birthday party that leaves lives hanging in the balance. The crew jumps into action after one of their own is involved in a devastating accident. Athena tries to cope with a tragedy that hits way too close to home, and Abby is confronted with a life-changing decision for her mother and makes a connection with Buck.

To see if Athena’s daughter survives, tune in to FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Amazing Race, SEAL Team, Chicago PD, and Criminal Minds.

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