If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/22/18

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

A couple months ago, HBO and director Stephen Soderbergh teamed up to produce the Mosaic app, which provides a unique interactive story experience on iOS and Android devices. The mobile app allows users to interact with the cinematic murder mystery by selecting which character’s perspective to follow at various points in the story. Soderbergh has now taken the footage that was shot for this joint venture and has edited it into a more traditional, linear TV format. The 6-part Mosaic limited series will air on HBO across the next five nights.

The psychological thriller tells a story of love and murder in a small town, where each character has his or her own version of the events to tell. As the series opens, popular children’s book author/illustrator Olivia Lake (Sharon Stone, Agent X, Basic Instinct) crosses paths with potential suitor Eric (Frederick Weller, Banshee, In Plain Sight) and handyman/aspiring artist Joel (Garrett Hedlund, TRON: Legacy). The series also stars Jennifer Ferrin (Time After Time, Falling Water), Beau Bridges (Bloodline), Paul Reubens (aka Pee-wee Herman), Devin Ratray (The Tick), James Ransone (Bosch), Jeremy Bobb (Godless, The Knick), Michael Cerveris (Gotham, Fringe), and Maya Kazan (Sleepy Hollow, The Knick).

I was a huge fan of Soderbergh’s previous cable series, The Knick, and so I’m really looking forward to seeing his latest work. Mosaic has a stellar cast, and I’m always down for a good murder mystery! I have already set my season pass to check out this limited series.

On tonight’s premiere, “Meet Olivia Lake,” children’s author Olivia Lake attends a lavish party, during which she notices handsome bartender Joel and offers him a place to live; wealthy financier Michael O’Connor enlists a con man to convince Olivia to sell her picturesque property.

Catch the series premiere tonight on HBO at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Good Doctor, Better Late Than Never, The Resident, Supergirl, and The Alienist.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

Last week on The Brave, Patricia was out and Jaz hadn’t yet been cleared to return to duty, which left Noah in charge and Hannah back in the field after Mari Diaz, a former FARC rebel took a plane full of passengers hostage in exchange for ransom. She’d already shot a few passengers when Colombian Special Forces tried and failed a rescue. Then they learned that she actually had a bomb on board and planned to blow it up with her and her team as well as the hostages still on the plane. In the end, even though Diaz had someone on the ground feeding her info, the team was able to feed her false info and Dalton disarmed the bomb. We also got to see Jaz talking with someone about her experience overseas, and at the end of the episode, she was reunited with the team, cleared for duty.

I’ve really loved this series. I’m so sad we’re down to the final two episodes of the season…and maybe the series, if NBC doesn’t play nice and renew it for season two! Boo!

On tonight’s episode, “Close to Home, Pt 1,” when an unlikely suspect is involved in hacking a U.S. submarine, Dalton and his team stumble upon a piece of Patricia’s past. With national security and lives at stake, Patricia heads to Turkey to confront one of her most epic demons. James Tupper (Anne Heche’s real-life husband) guest stars.

Don’t miss part one of the two-part finale tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Man With a Plan, The Alienist, Kids Baking Championship, Superior Donuts, 9JKL, & Scorpion.

Megan’s Choice

I cried during last week’s episode of The Good Doctor, watching the mother of the twins struggle with choosing to take one off life support. In the end, one of the twins died, and it was very hard to watch. It was nice to see Shaun back at the hospital but also difficult to watch him say goodbye to Lea as she left to move back home. There is hope for Shaun to adapt to emotional life events moving forward, as he’s already shown growth in the dating department.

On tonight’s episode, “Seven Reasons,” Dr. Murphy suspects his patient is lying about the reason for her injury and makes a controversial assumption about her motives. Meanwhile, Dr. Melendez’s personal life could be affecting his work and, ultimately, his patients’ lives.

To see if Shaun is right about his patient, tune in to ABC at 10/9c.

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

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