If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/8/18

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, NBC kicks off the hilarious new comedy Champions. Brothers Vince (Anders Holm, The Mindy Project, Workaholics) and Matthew (Andy Favreau, Angry Angel) live in the apartment above the New York City gym, Champions, that they inherited from their father. While Matthew loves his job as head trainer, Vince, who was nearly a pro athlete before taking over the family business, is getting tired of the job and is secretly planning to sell the gym and move to Florida. However, things suddenly get more complicated when Michael (J.J. Totah, Glee, Jessie), the teenage son Vince never met, arrives on his doorstep. Michael had lived all his life in Cleveland with his mother Priya (Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project), Vince’s high school girlfriend, unaware that Vince even existed. Now that Michael has been accepted to a performing arts school in New York City but has no place to live, Priya decides it’s finally time for Vince and Michael to meet. However, Vince knows nothing about being a dad, and Michael is used to limited rules and always getting his way. But the two are stuck with each other in this crash-course on being a family. Other regular characters include gym employees Ruby (Fortune Feimster, The Mindy Project, Life in Pieces) and Shabaz (Yassir Lester, Making History), and Vince’s on-again/off-again girlfriend Britney (Mouzam Makkar, The Vampire Diaries).

I checked out the first three episodes of the series and absolutely love this show – I would have binged even more had the episodes been available. It is a fun mix of both workplace and family comedy that’s almost like a modern day My Two Dads. I really enjoyed this story of a guy struggling to become a father for the first time, while his son is also learning how to compromise and be part of a family. The cast is excellent and play really well off one another. The dim-witted Matthew is easily my favorite character – he constantly had me laughing out loud. I love how gung-ho and excited he is to be an uncle, and how he tries to impart his “wisdom” on Michael, completely oblivious to the fact of how stupid some of his comments are. Meanwhile, Vince tries to juggle both being a good dad as well as the crazy issues that pop up at the gym. This is one of my favorite new shows of the spring, and I can’t wait to see more of it.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” Vince is living every bachelor’s dream, until his high school fling drops off his estranged son.

Meet this fun family and group of friends tonight on NBC at 9:30/8:30c.

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

Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

Last night’s 100th episode of Chicago PD was the first half of the latest “Chicago” crossovers, and it was a doozy! It started with Trudy being interviewed on a morning news talk show (and looking soooo happy about it, too! LOL), while the groups at the firehouse and Intelligencce were putting together snacks and viewing parties. (And of course, Antonio was there are the station to pick up his daughter, who was visiting Aunt Gabby. Over the course of last night’s episode and tonight’s, Antonio’s fight with his daughter will tie in to the way he acts with a suspect and will open his eyes about both. I’ve seen tonight’s episode, and it is a great arc through it all.) Back to Trudy… Everyone was shocked when suddenly the TV studio exploded in front of their eyes. Thankfully, Trudy was okay. She was knocked out but came to in the middle of the smoke and fire. The woman who’d been interviewing her was dead, but another woman from the studio was alive – barely – and Trudy pulled her into a side closet and stuck her jacket under the door to try to keep out the smoke. Unfortunately, that woman died but she did give Antonio some information before she did. So it was with a heavy heart that Antonio went after their suspect pretty hard, and even though they figured out pretty quickly that he was innocent, the damage was done. His arrest, where he was pushed to the ground in front of his wife and young daughter, made the news and social media feeds, and he was vilified because of it. And Antonio, still angry at his daughter, didn’t help that at all. He went to apologize at the end, after talking to his daughter and realizing he had just assumed and hadn’t let her explain and that he’d been wrong, but it was too little too late, because someone had thrown a brick through the former suspect’s window. Tough time to be Antonio!

They did finally figure out who the bomber was – a former journalist who was a victim of “fake news” and was fired because of it, even though his newspaper knew he hadn’t done anything wrong. He was getting revenge on everyone even remotely involved – the first victim at the news station was the journalist who brought up the theory of him being the killer years before. They eventually tied him to a small-time fence who was selling him the C-4 he was using, and at the end of the episode, Voight and Antonio went to the firehouse to ask Boden if they could borrow paramedics Gabby and Brett to give them a way into the fence’s house in order to bug his laptop. And that’s how the episode ended. It will be an exciting conclusion to the story on tonight’s Chicago Fire!

On tonight’s episode, “Hiding Not Seeking,” while working to track down a bombing suspect, Voight and Antonio meet with Chief Boden, who unwillingly agrees to let Dawson and Brett go undercover. As the investigation continues, Boden, Casey and Severide lend their skilled expertise in the investigation. Elsewhere, Kidd and Zach’s relationship hits a bump, and Cruz has a hard time expressing his true feelings for Brett.

To see how they track down and stop the bomber, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs Ninja, Top Chef, Will & Grace, Champions, Beat Bobby Flay, Impractical Jokers, & S.W.A.T.

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