If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/26/18

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 #1

Tonight, NBC kicks off the new dramedy Good Girls, which follows three suburban mothers who decide to fix their financial problems by robbing a grocery store. Beth Boland (Christina Hendricks, Mad Men) discovers that her husband, car dealership owner Dean (Matthew Lillard, Twin Peaks, Bosch), has been both cheating on her and has been lying about the family’s devastating financial situation for years. Her younger sister Annie’s (Mae Whitman, Parenthood) ex is demanding custody of their daughter Sadie (Izzy Stannard, Brad’s Status) and she needs money to hire a lawyer. And friend Ruby (Retta, Parks and Recreation) and her security guard husband Stan (Reno Wilson, Mike & Molly) are in desperate need of money to pay for their daughter’s kidney treatments. Fed up with their situations, the women break bad and rob the local grocery store where Annie works, hoping to get $30K to ease their money problems. However, their situation becomes a lot more complicated when they discover they got more than they bargained for and are now wrapped up in a dangerous situation involving the head of a local crime gang, Rio (Manny Montana, Graceland).

I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere. The cast is great and really play well off one another, and the pilot does a good job of establishing the characters’ relationships and motivations. The series feels much like Big Little Lies meets Breaking Bad. You’ve got the dark secrets these suburban moms are dealing with that ultimately cause them to do really bad things in the name of helping out their families. The series has this nice blend of drama and humor. The women forced to do some unexpected things, and while they initially have good intentions, things quickly get out of hand and desperation takes over. I look forward to seeing what other twists and turns happen over the course of the season and if/how these women are about to get out of the situation they’ve managed to get themselves into. Will be see them go full-on Walter White by the end of the season, or will they find a way to still remain good people at heart?

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” a trio of desperate suburban moms decide that being good never got them anywhere and rob a supermarket in order to get a little cash to help them and their families out. Unfortunately, the supermarket is already the territory of a local gang, and the women soon find themselves in hot water.

Meet the three moms who take on more than they bargained for tonight on NBC at 10/9c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

My pick tonight is the series premiere of Living Biblically. The show stars Jay R. Ferguson (The Real O’Neals) as Chip Curry, a modern-day man at a crossroads in his life who decides to live strictly in accordance with the Bible. As he begins his sincere spiritual journey toward a more moral life with the help of his wife and friends, Chip wonders if he’ll be able to take a page – or every page – out of the Good Book, and if the effect will be of Biblical proportions. Lindsey Kraft, Ian Gomez (Cougar Town), David Krumholtz (Numb3rs), Tony Rock (All Def Comedy, Black Card Revoked), and Camryn Manheim (The Practice, Ghost Whisperer, Person of Interest) also star.

When I first heard of this show, I thought it was going to be like Impastor where the main character was pretending to be a pastor. So I was going to skip it since I didn’t need to see a repeat of that. But since I figured out that no, it’s about a guy really trying to change his life… Between that and the cast, I’m in for at least the premiere.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Chip Curry is a modern-day man at a crossroads in his life who decides to live strictly in accordance with the Bible. Sara Gilbert, June Squibb, Joe DeRosa, Carla Renata, & Tiffany Panhilason guest star.

Check out this new comedy tonight on CBS at 9:30/8:30c.

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

Phoebe’s Choice

Star Wars Rebels recently returned for an end-of-season run on Monday nights on Disney XD, and as usual I am plastered to the screen soaking it up. Last week’s two-episode run pivoted on a devastating note – the death of Jedi rogue and Master of the Grey, Kanan Jarrus. At the start of the last second part, we confirmed he was dead, having sacrificed himself to save the rest of the Ghost’s crew. Governor Pryce realized in his sacrifice he had managed to blow up the fuel processing plant that the TIE Defender factories depend on, so she distracted from that fact by throwing a big parade to celebrate Kanan’s death.

Admiral Thrawn saw right through her deception though, while the Rebels took the whole episode to figure it out. Along the way, we also watched Ezra receive the solace and affirmation he needed to follow in Kanan’s footsteps from a pack of Loth-Wolves who brought him psychic visions when he was lost in the wilderess. Also, Hera dealt with the loss of her lover and added a piece to her kalikori doll to commemorate him and officially honor him as a part of her family.

On tonight’s first episode, “Wolves and a Door,” Ezra discovers the Empire’s plans for the Jedi Temple. Then on the second episode, “A World Between Worlds,” inside the Jedi Temple, Ezra experiences a revelation.

Don’t miss the fun new episodes tonight on Disney XD starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be tuning in for American Dad and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Kyle’s Choice #2

Also returning tonight for its fourth season is iZombie on The CW. As the third season came to a close, all of Seattle was at the brink of discovering that zombies were real. Major asked Chase to turn him back into a zombie so that he could reenlist with the Fillmore Graves soldiers, and he agreed. Liv had a vision where she discovered that the zombies were still planning D-Day – the Fillmore Graves soldiers had tainted the CDC’s supply of Aleutian flu vaccine with their zombie blood. Liv and Clive tried to stop the CDC from distributing the vaccine, but it was too late, and the zombie outbreak had already begun. Meanwhile, Ravi thought he had finally managed to create a vaccine for zombie-ism and asked Liv to scratch him to test it.

Will Ravi’s vaccine work, or will he now be joining Liv and the gang in their daily brain feasts? If the vaccine does work, will Liv and Major take it? (It seems like that would be the end of the show if it did work and she was no longer a zombie!) Can the outbreak even be contained anymore, or will it spread beyond Seattle? Much of the show has involved Liv hiding her zombieness, so how will the fact that everyone knows about zombies change the dynamics of the series this season? I’m looking forward to seeing tonight’s season premiere to see what direction the show takes this season!

At last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I had the opportunity to speak with the cast/creators of the series to talk about the upcoming season. You can check out my videos from the press room at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s premiere, “Are You Ready for Some Zombies?” while investigating the murder of a superfan of the Seattle Seahawks, Liv has a surprising vision. Major mentors young, homeless zombies, while Ravi still carries a torch for Peyton. Blaine deals with a threat looming from his past.

See how the season begins tonight on The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Good Doctor, Living Biblically, The Resident, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, UnREAL, X Company, Final Space, and The Alienist.

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