If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/31/18

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

Last Wednesday, Pop premiered the new comedy Let’s Get Physical. Joe Force (Matt Jones, Breaking Bad, Mom) wasn’t always an overweight slacker, barely making a living as the lead singer of a Guns and Roses cover band. Decades earlier, Joe was the favorite to win the Fifth Annual Aerobics Competition, where his overbearing coach/father Colonel Force – a fitness mogul known as the “Godfather of Aerobics” – told him to win or don’t bother coming home. Joe messed up his routine, losing both the competition and his high school girlfriend Claudia (AnnaLynne McCord, Secrets & Lies, 90210) to rival Barry Cross (Chris Diamantopoulos, Silicon Valley). Joe never did go home after that, until the present day, when his father unexpectedly passes away. In his video will, the Colonel tells Joe that he wants him to man up. He leaves Joe his gym, with the stipulation that his $8 million inheritance will be awarded to the winning gym in the next competitive aerobics championship. Joe contemplates selling the gym and moving on, but after reuniting with the obnoxious Barry & Claudia Cross, he decides to enter the competition. So, with help from his mother, former pageant queen Janet (Jane Seymour, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman), Joe starts recruiting a ragtag group of “athletes” to join his team.

I really enjoyed last week’s premiere. The series feels very reminiscent of those films that were prevalent in the 80s, where an underdog team of out-of-shape misfits train to take on the physically fit current champions, who work like a well-oiled machine. I have always loved those movies and look forward to seeing how that kind of story can be told across a longer season of television. Matt Jones and Jane Seymour are hilarious and play well off one another, and Chris Diamantopoulos is also great as the villain you love to hate and look forward to seeing get taken down a peg. This show is an excellent companion for Schitt’s Creek for a solid hour of laughs on Pop. If you missed last week’s premiere, you can find it on On Demand or on Pop’s website.

On tonight’s episode, “The Dancing Criminals,” Joe and Janet craft a plan to win the championship; Joe continues to hang out with his loser band mates; Joe and Janet audition dancers for the Fitness by Force team, while Barry and Claudia begin recruiting dancers for their team.

Learn the plan Joe and Janet come up with tonight on Pop at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Match Game, The Amazing Race, The Blacklist, The X-Files, 9-1-1, Riverdale, American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Schitt’s Creek, Waco, The Magicians, and Happy!.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

Chicago PD has come to be known for being incredibly high-paced and keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. On the last episode, we saw Atwater kidnapped alongside the father of a young man he shot a couple years ago. I loved how emotional Atwater was about the shooting, even though it was justified, and I was glad in the end they were rescued and managed to bury the hatchet slightly. Going forward, I am interested to see how the situation affects Atwater for the long haul. It was also nice to watch how concerned the team was about Atwater and getting him back.

On tonight’s episode, “Chasing Monsters,” when a gang from El Salvador infiltrates Chicago, Intelligence works with a visiting detective to put an end to the crew’s brutal tactics. And Antonio finds himself getting close to the Salvadoran Detective, Marcella Gomez, only to learn she has a hidden motive for being in Chicago. Meanwhile, Voight learns that the body of his son’s killer has been found.

To see if this particular ghost comes back to bite Voight, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, SEAL Team, The Amazing Race, 9-1-1, Match Game, and Guy’s Grocery Games.

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