If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/1/18

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

Late tonight (early Friday morning), Amazon is putting up the entire first season of Absentia, starring Stana Katic (Castle). Katic plays FBI Agent Emily Byrne, who disappeared while hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers and was later declared dead. Six years later, she’s found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive, and with no memory of her missing years. In the meantime, her husband has remarried. Not only that, but she finds herself implicated in a new series of murders. Patrick Heusinger (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back) plays her husband Nick, another FBI agent who struggles with guilt that he stopped looking for Emily. And now he’s supposed to bring her in for the new murders. Wanting to prove her innocence, Emily goes on the run, but she ends up putting herself and her family in even more danger. The show also stars Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey), Neil Jackson (Sleepy Hollow), Angel Bonanni (False Flag), Richard Brake (Game of Thrones), Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones), Paul Freeman (The Dogs of War), Bruno Bichir (Narcos), and Patrick McAuley (The Conjuring 2).

This may be too much of a drama for me, but I want to support Stana Katic in her first big project after Castle, especially after the way ABC treated her by firing her at the end of (what turned out to be) the final season. And the fact that Patrick Heusinger is quite good-looking doesn’t hurt! LOL

Check out the entire first season on Amazon late tonight/early Friday morning.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Top Chef, Will & Grace, A.P. Bio, Beat Bobby Flay, Chicago Fire, Impractical Jokers, & S.W.A.T..
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, NBC is airing a special preview of the new comedy A.P. Bio. The series follows disgraced former Harvard philosophy professor Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), who had a bit of a breakdown after his dream job was given to his rival. Jack moved back into his deceased mother’s home in Toledo, Ohio, and now works as an Advanced Placement Biology teacher at Whitlock High School. However, “works” is a bit of an exaggeration – Jack has no plans to actually do any teaching, and he makes this abundantly clear to his students from the minute he first walks into the classroom. Instead, Jack puts the students to work plotting ways to get revenge on his rival. While some of the students are OK with this arrangement, others are more eager to learn and want to get rid of this joke of a teacher. Meanwhile, Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt, Happy!, The Goldbergs) is aware of Jack’s activities but is too much of a pushover to do anything about it.

I have only seen a handful of Always Sunny episodes, so I wasn’t that familiar with Glenn Howerton before watching tonight’s pilot. However, I thoroughly enjoyed his performance – he is really great as this obnoxious, care-free, disgruntled teacher who just doesn’t give a you-know-what, and Patton Oswalt is hilarious as the guy who’s supposed to have authority but lets everyone walk all over him. The pilot just gives a brief introduction to the students, but some of them are really fun, and I look forward to exploring more of their backstories in future episodes. The show kind of reminded me of the UK series Bad Education, which also follows a young teacher who doesn’t follow the rules and has a similar principal/teacher relationship. A.P. Bio comes from creator Mike O’Brien and executive producers Seth Meyers and Lorne Michaels, all of whom have worked on Saturday Night Live. I also checked out the show’s second episode, which I found to be even funnier than tonight’s premiere. I’m definitely in for the full term with this series!

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot: Catfish,” Jack decides to use his students to enact revenge on his rival; Principal Durbin struggles to control Jack.

Meet Jack and his students tonight on NBC at 9:31/8:31c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Life in Pieces, Superstore, The Good Place, Will & Grace, Arrow, Top Chef, and Beyond.

Megan’s Choice

Last week’s Chicago Fire was a strong one. It was wonderful to see Bria found and taken in by Casey and Dawson last week – after Casey made a case to the social worker. I’m very glad they seem to be on the same page again. Elsewhere, Kidd went on a date with Zach, and I saw some jealousy on Severide’s part, so I’m expecting a love triangle there shortly, which is a good thing in my mind. Speaking of love… Brett and Antonio need to get together for real because it’s obvious they love each other and they make a great couple. I’m not too sure about Cruz’s supposed feelings for Brett, though…

On tonight’s episode, “Law of the Jungle,” after responding to a time-sensitive rescue, Casey and Severide don’t see eye to eye on the best course of action. Herrmann struggles to entertain his daughter on “bring your child to work day.” Brett is joined by a surprise guest during a spa getaway, courtesy of Dawson, while Kidd’s social life gets a boost.

To see if Severide and Casey can work through their differences, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy, Young Sheldon, Top Chef, and S.W.A.T.

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