If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/22/18

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!

Megan’s Choice

Tonight is the series premiere of Station 19, and I am very intrigued by this show. It’s centered around Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz, Rosewood), who is the daughter of the head of her Seattle firehouse. Andy is extremely by the books and a fierce woman. We will also see the station’s newest member, Ben Warren (Jason George), who fans of Grey’s Anatomy will recognize as Bailey’s husband Ben, who has left the medical world to be a firefighter. The show also stars Miguel Sandoval (Medium), Grey Damon (Aquarius, Star-Crossed, The Nine Lives of Chloe King), Jay Hayden (The Catch, SEAL Team, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Alberto Frezza (Dead of Summer), Danielle Savre (Too Close to Home, Supernatural: Bloodlines), Okieriete Onaodowan, & Barrett Doss.

I’m interested to see how this show progresses, as it is a new member of the Shondra Rhimes universe — a very lucrative universe to belong to. Time will tell if people take to it as quickly as they did Grey’s.

On tonight’s 2-episode premiere, “Stuck/Invisible to Me,” when the team responds to an apartment fire, Captain Pruitt takes a hit, the future of the station’s leadership is in jeopardy, and firefighter Andy Herrera is forced to step up. Meanwhile, new recruit Ben Warren is trading in the scalpel for a fresh start as a firefighter, but it hasn’t been easy and he has a hard time realizing that emergencies in the field are vastly different than those at Grey Sloan Memorial. With the absence of Captain Pruitt, Andy and Jack try to navigate how to work together, and a car accident on a rural road puts both the victims and the crew’s lives at risk.

To check out this new drama, tune in to ABC at 9/8c, followed by the second new episode at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Grey’s Anatomy, A.P. Bio, and Chicago Fire.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

Last week’s Chicago Fire was part two of the crossover with Chicago PD. A bomber sent a package to a TV news station, nearly killing Trudy, Mouch’s wife, who was there being interviewed. Thankfully she was okay, but two others weren’t so lucky. Over the course of the two episodes, more people were killed before they figured out who the bomber was and why he was sending out bombs (including one to the station that Trudy caught before it could explode, therefore getting everyone out safely). The best parts of the Fire episode were Dawson and Brett going “undercover” to the guy’s house, ostensibly there to check on his wellbeing after they’d had to tend to him because of heart problems several times in the past, but they were really there to provide cover for Ruzek from PD, who was planting some software on the guy’s laptop so they could watch to see if he made contact with the bomber. The other great part was the end, when Casey and Severide tackled the bomber just before he could set off the suicide vest he was wearing. Awesome. (And then the craziest part of the episode: Brett and Antonio getting it on in the car, which was parked out on the street in front of…well, one of their places, I assume. Fogging up the windows and everything. I could see them having sex in the car, but why would you get NAKED in public like that instead of just removing or moving what little clothing you had to?! Also, Kidd and Zach broke up, and the episode ended with Kidd and Severide snuggling up on the couch watching an old movie together. Very sweet!)

Tonight we get a double dose of Fire with a two-hour episode, and it’s a FUN one. I’ve seen it, and I gotta say, there’s SO MUCH that goes on. I can’t wait to see all the reactions to everything that happens. It honestly feels like a season finale, but thank goodness it isn’t or I wouldn’t be nearly as happy about it all. LOL

On tonight’s 2-hour episode, “Looking for a Lifeline/The Chance to Forgive,” after responding to a car accident, Casey and Dawson become skeptical when a domineering husband continues to answer for his injured wife; Cruz is frustrated with Herrmann and Mouch; lives are put in jeopardy when there’s gunfire inside a house.

Catch ALL the drama and excitement tomorrow on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRIng Station 19, Beat Bobby Flay, & Impractical Jokers.

Kyle’s Choice

In the last episode of Superstore, the rest of the Cloud 9 employees were having fun with the news that Jonah and Amy had kissed, constantly joking about the two being a couple whenever the opportunity arose. Jonah and Amy tried to defuse the situation by pretending that the razzing didn’t bother them, but things never completely died down. Meanwhile, the news about Jonah and Amy got Glenn and Dina thinking about what other secrets the employees were hiding. So they instituted an amnesty day to allow the employees to confess to anything bad they had done, without consequences. As Glenn almost instantly regretted his idea, Garrett and Cheyenne racked their brains for the best way to take advantage of the situation. And Jeff revealed to Mateo that he had quit Cloud 9 after learning about his undocumented status but that he was still interested in their relationship.

This series has such an amazing ensemble cast — it’s one of the shows I look forward to each Thursday. There’s always so much craziness going on at the Cloud 9 that it’s a wonder how they get any work done! Now that the cat is sort of out of the bag, will we finally see Jonah and Amy get together, or will they continue to live in denial? And now that Jeff is gone, who will step into his shoes as the new district manager?

On tonight’s episode, “Target,” Jeff leaves Cloud 9 to work at Target; Garrett leads Glenn to believe that he’s poaching other employees to go with him; in return, Glenn tries to poach employees from Target; Amy goes on a double date with Dina.

See if Glenn is successful in his poaching tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, A.P. Bio, and Gotham.

Phoebe’s Choice

If you blinked in the last two weeks, you may have missed the first six episodes of NBC’s new show A.P. Bio, starring Glenn Howerton (Dennis on It’s Always in Sunny in Philadelphia) as Jack, a failed Harvard professor who has fallen to the lowly job of teaching Advanced Placement Biology at Whitlock High School. I got to see last week’s episode, and I’ll definitely be back for more.

The episode started with Jack walking into his class announcing that his rival Miles was dating Lisa Lobe and he wanted to break them up. Parents discovered that their kids were helping his dating life and were not pleased. But he assured them getting an A from a former Harvard teacher was all they should be focused on. He met Trish, Collin’s mom, and was a bit smitten.

Some parents were shocked to see a sketch of Mary‘s back. Principle Durbin (Patton Oswalt) quelled the crowd by taking down the drawing. But that just led to massive anti-censorship protests through the rest of the school week.

Trish had Jack over for dinner, as they did have chemistry. After dinner Collin played his sax. Jack had almost gonna get laid when Collin had a series of accidents that she must attend to. The next day in class, the kids convinced him that to get laid he should buddy up with Collin. Which is hilarious cause Collin is participating in this planning.

Jack helped Collin work on model rockets, but he only wanted to be seen with Jack by his dad to incite jealousy. When his dad was a no-show, he told Jack to “git.” Jack tried to get Trish to choose between him and her son, and she obviously chose her son. Jack saw what Collin really wanted though: to hurt his dad. So he took him to a dad/son event, at which they shot golf balls at the people enjoying themselves.

The last scene was a call back to the opening: a doctored picture of Miles kissing Alanis Morrisette’s neck had been sent to Lisa Loeb. She broke dishes all over their home until he showed her it was just a really good doctored photo. This is a great new show, and I’ll be going back now to binge the first five installments.

On tonight’s episode, “Selling Out,” Jack receives an offer from Miles’s publisher to write a book of feel-good philosophy that could be his ticket out of Toledo. Durbin accidentally sets off an emotional firestorm when he reveals that while Stef chose Mary as her emergency contact, Mary chose Michelle. Bill Nye, Steve Jones (The Sex Pistols), and Flava Flav guest star.

Find out what the publisher offers Jack tonight on NBC at 8:30/7:30c.

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