If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/11/18

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, ABC premieres the new series Deception. Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott, Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life) is a world-class magician who suddenly finds his career rocked by a scandal that also sends someone close to him to prison. Cameron believes it was all a setup, the work of another master illusionist, and makes solving this mystery his primary focus. Cameron soon crosses paths with FBI agent Kay Daniels (Ilfenesh Hadera, Billions, Master of None), offering his services after she appears to have fallen victim to the same illusionist. While Kay claims to dislike magic and not know anything about Cameron’s career, her partner, Mike Alvarez (Amaury Nolasco, Prison Break), is a super-fan who’s excited to have him on board. So Cameron stages his comeback, enlisting the help of his crew: street magician Jordan Monroe (Justin Chon, Dr. Ken, Twilight films), producer/makeup artist Dina Clark (Lenora Crichlow, Being Human), and master prop maker Gunter Gustafsen (Vinnie Jones, Galavant). He puts his talents and manipulation skills to the test to help the FBI crack their case, while also trying to get more information on who set him up.

I grew up watching David Copperfield on TV and always looked forward to his new specials. I was always fascinated by how he did his tricks. So I was excited when I first learned there was going to be a series about a magician helping to solve crimes. Sure, there was The Mentalist, but he just did some simple sleight of hand or mind tricks – he wasn’t a big stage magician/illusionist. I thoroughly enjoyed tonight’s premiere. The series reminds me of Castle meets Mission: Impossible/The A-Team/Leverage. It has this excellent blend of humor, drama, action, and mystery. Each week Cameron uses disguises, magic, and misdirection to help the FBI agents solve their case of the week, while at the same time he is exploring a larger arc of trying to prove the innocence of his loved one and catching the elusive illusionist who is helping these criminals. I really like this cast, and it’s especially great to see Vinnie Jones back doing a more comedic role – he was hilarious on Galavant. I’m looking forward to rewatching tonight’s premiere and checking out the future adventures of these characters.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” a disgraced magician puts his skills of deception and illusion to work at the FBI.

See the magic at work tonight on ABC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Timeless, Bob’s Burgers, O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?, The Walking Dead, Worst Cooks in America, and Counterpart.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

It seems like it’s been forever since we last had a new episode of NCIS: LA, and indeed it’s been two months – in the middle of the TV season, that is forever! On the previous episode, Hetty was still in Vietnam, being tortured, and after months of searching, Nell and Eric finally figured out a clue to her whereabouts. Hetty had left clues, and what it came down to was a book she’d given Eric ages ago. They were stumped at what the information meant, but Hidoku was able to figure out the cipher, which was pointing them to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Of course, all this they did without letting Mosley in on it, which didn’t make her happy when she realized. The team realized her old friends/colleagues were there in a bar, and they got in contact with them via one of the bar patrons and their cell phone. That whole scene was pretty funny. In the end, the team was on its way to Vietnam with Mosley and Hidoku’s help from Los Angeles. Hopefully the four NCIS members will meet up with Langston, Bridges, & Chegwidden and rescue Hetty so this story line can be OVER.

On tonight’s episode, “Goodbye, Vietnam,” Callen, Sam, Kensi, and Deeks join Hetty’s team from the Vietnam War, Sterling Bridges (James Remar), A.J. Chegwidden (John M. Jackson), and Charles Langston (Carl Lumbly), in a dangerous and off-the-books rescue mission to save Hetty from her captors in Vietnam. Also, Mosley calls in Nell’s sister, homeland security specialist Sydney Jones (Ashley Spillers), to assist the team in Los Angeles with processing evidence connected to Hetty’s time in Vietnam.

To see if they can get to Hetty in time, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Counterpart, Guy’s Grocery Games, Private Eyes, Worst Cooks in America, & Deception.

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