If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/3/18

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, TBS premieres the new comedy The Last O.G.. Tracy Morgan (30 Rock, SNL) stars as Tray, a man who is released from prison after spending 15 years behind bars for selling drugs. However, he soon discovers that the world has changed a lot while he was in prison. Tray’s Brooklyn neighborhood has been gentrified and no longer resembles the hood he grew up in. His former girlfriend Shay (Tiffany Haddish, The Carmichael Show, Girls Trip) is now married to a white guy (Ryan Gaul, Superstore), who’s been helping to raise the teenage twins (Taylor Mosby & Dante Hoagland) Tray never even knew he had. Now Tray has put his life back together if he wants to be a part of his kids’ lives. Helping Tray adjust to his new life on the outside are his cousin Bobby (Allen Maldonado, black-ish) and halfway house administrator/wannabe comedian Mullins (Cedric the Entertainer).

This series has such a great cast, and it is especially great to see Tracy Morgan doing well and back doing what he does best. Tonight’s premiere primarily just introduces the characters and sets up the show’s premise, but it looks like this should be a really fun and heartwarming show once it gets going. Much like the other TBS comedies, the series will be serialized in its storytelling. Since I am an all or none type of person when it comes to watching a TV series, I definitely prefer this more serialized format, rather than a traditional sitcom that is more of a drop in/drop out setup that resets the status quo each week. I like to see the characters and storyline progress over the course of a season.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” ex-con Tray is shocked to see how much the world has changed when he’s released from prison for good behavior after a 15-year stint.

Catch the premiere tonight on TBS at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Middle, black-ish, Splitting Up Together, For the People, Rise, LA to Vegas, The Mick, Black Lightning, and Legion.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

I really loved everything about the premiere of Roseanne last week. It was firing on all cylinders, bringing back everything I loved about the original episodes while updating it to the current time period, which kept it fresh. I was glad the political aspect of it only lasted one episode (and I’ve read several places that it doesn’t come back again this season), because even if it made for an interesting story line between Roseanne and Jackie, I watch TV to get AWAY from real-life problems like politics! I love how the show is handling updated topics like surrogacy, the opioid crisis, and gender-fluid Mark (I don’t know if I see it that way, although that’s what everyone seems to be calling it. He himself said he feels like a boy; he isn’t being both boy and girl, he just feels good dressing in more traditional female clothing.). All in all, it was an enjoyable hour of TV, I’m thrilled that it’s back AND that it’s already been renewed for another season, and I can’t wait to see more.

On tonight’s episode, “Roseanne Gets the Chair,” Roseanne’s clash with Darlene over how she’s raising her kids — especially Harris — reaches a breaking point, while Dan tries to help Roseanne with her bad knee by getting her an elevator chair, which she refuses to use because she doesn’t want to admit getting old.

See if Roseanne will accept the inevitable tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing NCIS, LA to Vegas, Splitting Up Together, Chicago Med, Chopped, & NCIS: New Orleans.

Megan’s Choice

I admire the fact that Bull doesn’t shy away from controversial topics, and last week’s episode was a great example. Dr. Bull helped a young doctor who was arrested for buying and distributing marijuana-derived oil to her patients. It came out that she was also using it to treat her 8-year-old son who had cancer. After an uphill battle, Bull won the case and even the prosecuting attorney seemed to believe it was the right outcome. Having Cable back on the team was nice, and I didn’t realize quite how much I missed her character being there regularly.

On tonight’s episode, “A Redemption,” Bull helps Jim Grayson, a respectable family man who was arrested for changing his identity after being the unwitting getaway driver in a fatal robbery years ago. Bull hopes they can convince the jury that Jim has redeemed himself for his past misdeeds by living an upstanding life for years.

To see if Bull can save Jim, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Chicago Med, NCIS: New Orleans, Roseanne, Splitting Up Together, NCIS, and Chopped.

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