If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/13/18

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 #1

Danger Will Robinson! Early this morning, Netflix released the first season of a new reboot of the sci-fi series Lost in Space, which updates and modifies some things from the classic 1965 series. The Robinson family — Marine John Robinson (Toby Stephens, Black Sails), his wife aerospace engineer Maureen (Molly Parker, House of Cards, Deadwood), and their three children, Judy (Taylor Russell, Falling Skies), Penny (Mina Sundwall, Freeheld), and Will (Maxwell Jenkins, Sense8) — is part of the 24th colonist group, which has left Earth in search of a better life on a new planet. They are aboard the Resolute space station, when they are forced to evacuate. Their Jupiter 2 escape ship crash lands on a mysterious planet. Everyone in the family has gone through rigorous training for this mission, and each brings some sort of skill to the table, but are they really prepared for what lies ahead?

Immediately upon their arrival, the Robinsons face one danger after the next, until Will befriends a strange robot with special abilities. Meanwhile, another Jupiter ship also crash lands on the planet. This one containing a roughneck/smuggler named Don West (Ignacio Serricchino, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Bones), and a mysterious woman secretly assuming the stolen identity of Dr. Smith (Parker Posey, Search Party). It is only a matter of time until this ragtag group will eventually come together and must work together in order to survive their new environment. But who can really be trusted? Everyone seems to have secrets they are hiding from one another, including the robot!

As the series opens, viewers are immediately thrust into the thick of the action as the Robinsons struggle to survive their harsh new environment. Through flashbacks, the series slowly reveals the characters’ backstories and pieces together the events that ultimately led up to the Robinsons’ crash onto this unknown planet. Where are they? How did they end up here? Who is “Dr. Smith”? Where did the robot come from? And what happened on the Resolute that caused the crash? The first two episodes of the series have some really tense moments and unexpected twists. I look forward to seeing what other turns of events, mysteries, and adventures await in the rest of the 10-episode first season!
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice #1

Words can’t express how excited I am that Bosch is finally back for season four on Amazon. It’s just been a year since season three, but it feels like a lot longer. My husband & I love binge-watching this show, which stars Titus Welliver as Detective Harry Bosch. The show is based off Michael Connelly’s book series, and it’s actually pretty cool how they do it. Each season focuses on one major case, which is essentially a book, and pulls in smaller elements from a second book as well. The only other thing I have seen that I read first was the Twilight movies/books, and movies have it harder because it’s limited to approximately two hours. This show has ten episodes, and that means we get a lot of details that were in the books, and it shows. It’s a lot of fun to see the characters and books come to life.

On this season of Bosch, when an attorney is murdered on the eve of his civil rights trial against the LAPD, Bosch is assigned to lead a task force to solve the crime before the city erupts in a riot. Bosch must pursue every lead, even if it turns the spotlight back on his own department. One murder intertwines with another, and Bosch must reconcile his past to find a justice that has long eluded him.

You can check out all four seasons on Amazon Prime now, and I highly recommend that you do!

Megan’s Choice

When the team on MacGyver worked with the Coltons again a couple episodes ago, I was thrilled. The chemistry between the teams is undeniable, especially between Riley and Billy. Those two are now dating, which should prove interesting when Jack gets overprotective!

Speaking of Jack… Last episode, Dawn came back into the picture when her CIA handler was murdered. The team realized there was a mole at the CIA and in the end discovered it was actually Matty’s old friend who had gone rogue. I hope we get to see more of Dawn and Jack together because they make a cute couple.

On tonight’s episode, “Skyscraper – Power,” Mac and Jack attempt to rescue a billionaire’s son after he is kidnapped by a former Navy SEAL who uses an EMP weapon to cut off power and communication lines to the Shanghai skyscraper where the boy lives.

To see if Mac can once again save the day, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Hawaii Five-0, Taken, Blue Bloods, and MasterChef: Junior.

Kyle’s Choice #2

Also premiering tonight, on Cinemax, is the new 6-part British crime drama, Rellik. A serial killer is shooting his victims and then burning their faces with hydrochloric acid until they are beyond recognition. He has been terrorizing the city for the past three months, murdering 7 people. Detective Chief Inspector Gabriel Markham (Richard Dormer, Game of Thrones) is not only the lead investigator on the case but has had his own face burned by the killer. As the series opens, he and partner DI Elaine Shepard (Jodi Balfour, Bomb Girls) manage to track down their lead suspect, a man named Steven Mills (Michael Shaeffer, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Mills gets shot during as the cops are trying to apprehend him, and the case looks to be closed. However, DCI Markham isn’t so sure they got the right person. The series also stars Paterson Joseph (Timeless), Lærke Winther (Dicte: Crime Reporter), Shannon Tarbet (Genius), Paul Rhys (Victoria), Rosalind Eleazar (Howard’s End), Georgina Rich (Cuffs), and Ray Stevenson (Black Sails).

This show takes a very unique storytelling approach. The series is told backwards, starting with the end and working its way back to the beginning. Each episode is broken into scenes that play back in reverse order. As each scene ends, it rewinds back, and then the previous scene plays out, along with a note of how many hours and minutes earlier it takes place. I found this approach to be quite interesting, as the suspects, victims, and evidence are presented from most recent to oldest. What you think you know in one scene turns out to be something completely different once you learn what happened prior to the current context. In other scenes you see characters behaving oddly but know that eventually the story will work its way backwards far enough to learn the cause of that behavior or animosity. And characters that seem to have been cleared start to look more like suspects. I look forward (or is it backward?) to seeing how the rest of this drama plays out.

On tonight’s premiere, obsessed with his hunt for a serial killer, DCI Gabriel Markham’s life becomes intrinsically bound to that of his suspect.

Catch the first episode tonight on Cinemax at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., MasterChef: Junior, and The Graham Norton Show.

Jenny’s Choice #2

I loved last week’s Hawaii Five-0, not only because I love Adam and he was a huge part of it but also because of the case of the week: an older man who came to Steve to confess to being a hitman when he was younger, including the killing of a cop. Turned out Steve’s dad tried for a long time to get the guy, but he never could. So when the guy decided to turn himself in, he figured Steve was the next best thing. He led Steve to almost 20 bodies total, including the cop’s. The ME was able to identify all the remains, and grateful family members gathered around Steve to thank him. The whole thing was really touching, and I even liked the former hitman (now, not back when he was actually killing people!).

Then…there was Adam. He was pulled over by the police and Hideki Tashiro’s dead body was found in his trunk. Adam was promptly arrested. The others started working to get evidence to prove Adam’s innocence, and of course he was then let go. Evidence was found on the body…and that DNA belonged to a woman who was apparently…Adam’s half sister, Noriko! BUT THEN…Agent McNeal took him at gunpoint. Turned out he was a dirty federal agent and working for Adam’s sister! She killed Agent McNeal in front of Adam and then showed him photos of where Kono currently was staying while she worked and of the place where Chin, Abby, and Sara had breakfast that morning in San Francisco. She told him that if he didn’t get the $20million, she had men in place near Kono and Chin and his family. All this time, Adam has been denying knowing where the money was, but turned out he did. It was in a “bank” of sorts, that a lot of the gangs like the Yakuza use that is run by an old family friend. So he took Jessie along with him to get the money because she’d been threatened by the sister as well. Unfortunately, he left her alone by the car after putting the money in the trunk…and deciding she needed to get away and start over someplace safe, she stole the car and drove away. Adam got on the horn with Five-0, who started tracking the car, but when he found it, the trunk was open and empty and Jessie was dead in the front seat.

So who killed her and took the money? Was it Noriko? If so, does that mean Adam, Kono, and Chin and family are safe? Will we see her again, now that we know she’s the big bad Adam has been chasing from the beginning? Eek! As for questions about tonight, Catherine is back, but from everything I’ve read, if you’re a Steve/Catherine shipper, don’t expect to be happy. *sad face*

On tonight’s episode, “He lokomaika’i ka manu o Kaiona (Kind is the Bird of Kaiona),” Catherine Rollins recruits McGarrett and Jerry to help her track down a uranium deposit thought to be hidden on an abandoned Hawaiian island before a suspected terrorist can make dirty bombs with it. Also, when Junior falls and is trapped in a ravine, he reflects on his estranged relationship with his father.

See if Steve and Jerry can help Catherine tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing MacGyver, MasterChef: Junior, & Blue Bloods.

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