If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/18/18

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

I love cop shows/procedurals. I don’t think that’s a shock to anyone who’s been a reader here for any length of time. So it should come as no surprise that I was very excited about the new cop show on CBS, Instinct. Based on the James Patterson novel, the show stars Bojana Novakovic (Shameless, Rake, Satisfaction) as Lizzie Needham, an NYPD detective working on the case of a serial murderer who is basing his crimes off a book written by former CIA operative-turned-author/professor Dr. Dylan Reinhart, played by Alan Cumming (The Good Wife). Lizzie goes to Dr. Reinhart to get his help with the case, and the two hit it off (not in a romantic way… Dr. Reinhart is married to Andy, played by Daniel Ings (Lovesick).), and he’s lured back into law enforcement by the case and his budding friendship/working relationship with Lizzie. Both Lizzie and Dylan have someone in their corner (besides Andy). Lizzie’s direct boss, Lt. Jasmine Gooden (Sharon Leal, Hellcats, Guilty, Recovery Road), is also her best friend. And Dylan has an invaluable CIA contact/friend in Julian Cousins (Naveen Andrews, Lost, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Sense8).

I’ve seen tonight’s pilot as well as two other episodes, and I really love what I’ve seen. It reminds me a bit of Elementary, in that the lead is a bit of an odd ball (although not to the degree that Sherlock Holmes was in that one) and the pair has quite the fun relationship (better in this one, I think, especially as the episodes go along). Overall, it’s a fun take on the male/female cop/not-cop procedural, maybe more so because there’ll be no will they/won’t they, since Dylan is gay and married. If you’re a fan of that type of show, don’t miss this one. With Bones and Castle gone, this is going to fill that niche quite nicely!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” former CIA operative Dr. Dylan Reinhart is lured back to his old life when NYPD detective Lizzie Needham needs his help to stop a serial killer.

See if Dylan and Lizzie can stop the killer tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Little Big Shots, Counterpart, Guy’s Grocery Games, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Genius Junior, NCIS: LA, Private Eyes, & Deception.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, NBC premieres the new game show Genius Junior, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Twelve teams of three children between the ages of 8 to 12 compete in a series of difficult questions that will test their memory skills and knowledge ranging from math to geography to spelling and more. Each episode finds two of the teams competing head-to-head in four rounds of questions. Each week’s winning team gets a chance to take on The Cortex, where they go through a rapid gauntlet of questions in an attempt to increase their team’s prize fund. Plus, the winning team moves on to compete again in the semi-finals.

It’s truly amazing the memory and knowledge that these young kids have — they answer some of these questions with what seems like superhuman speed. You can tell that even Neil Patrick Harris is in awe by the way he giggles after each response before quickly moving on to ask the next question. Some of the banter gets a bit awkward at times, and NPH really lays on the bad dad jokes (which the audience and contestants, of course, find hysterical), but overall I found the show to be a lot of fun. It should make a nice program that the whole family can enjoy together.

On tonight’s premiere, “These Kids Know Something You Don’t Know,” Rodrigo, Ashley, and Shivani of The Dork Side go up against Sebastian, Michelle, and Aiden of Team on a Roll.

Meet these genius kids tonight on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Deception, Instinct, Timeless, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth, The Walking Dead, and Counterpart.

Megan’s Choice

NCIS: Los Angeles returned last week with the episode I’ve been waiting for: Hetty got rescued. It was beyond time for Hetty to be home and back with the team. She needs to come out of retirement. The team (along with Langston, Bridges, and Chegwidden) got there in time to save her (and found Harris Keane still alive!), and then Hetty let the tiger loose on her captor, which was sweet revenue get in my opinion.

On tonight’s episode, “Liabilities,” Callen and Sam pull Granger’s daughter, former spy Jennifer Kim, from witness protection to help the team locate an underground spy who has obtained an arsenal of bomb materials.

To see how the team handles having Granger’s daughter around, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Instinct, American Idol, Timeless, and Genius Junior.

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