If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/24/18

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, The 100 finally returns for its fifth season on The CW. When we last left off, everyone was trying to escape the deadly radiation that was rapidly approaching. The lucky 1200 people who had been selected for the bunker were locked away, with Octavia inside and in charge. The remaining folks only had 90 minutes to escape and were desperately trying enact their plan to head back up to the Ark ring. However, in their haste to get things done quickly, the communications system went down, which meant that someone was going to have to activate the power on the Ark ring manually. Clarke volunteered, but when she got to the satellite station, the situation was worse than expected. She knew she wouldn’t get back to the ship in time and told the others to launch without her. They reluctantly did this but still weren’t out of the woods. They were rapidly running out of air and needed to dock the ship and get the oxygen scrubber connected to the Ark ring ASAP, which Bellamy managed to do in the nick of time. Meanwhile, Clarke was left on Earth, unprotected from the radiation but with the glimmer of hope that she would be immune.

The finale then cut to 6 years and 7 days later. Clarke is alive and well, living on a small, green plot of land along with a little girl named Madi. Every day Clarke tries to contact Bellamy and the others on the radio but has never made contact with either those on the Ark or those in the bunker. When she hears a loud noise overhead, she assumes it’s the others finally returning. However, she’s shocked and dismayed to discover a giant prison transport ship, with the name Eligius Corporation stamped on the side, landing nearby.

Who is this little girl Clarke is living with, and how did they survive the past 6 years? What is the Eligius Corporation, where did this ship come from, why are they here, and will those aboard pose a threat to Clarke? And when are the folks on the Ark ring and/or in the bunker going to make their way back to land? There are so many questions and so many opportunities for interesting stories. I look forward to seeing what the fifth season brings!

On tonight’s season premiere, “Eden,” Clarke struggles to survive on a desolate, scorched earth. Meanwhile, her friends in space come across a long-awaited beacon of hope.

Catch up with everyone tonight on The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Middle, black-ish, For the People, Rise, LA to Vegas, New Girl, The Flash, Legion, and The Last O.G.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Phoebe’s Choice

Last year, I could not stop raving about Legion, the Fox X-Men title that follows the adventures of schizophrenic (?) son of Professor Xavier himself: David Charles Haller. Season 2 started a few weeks ago, and I am pleased to report that it is just as good this year, though not yet as viscerally terrifying. And part of that may be because last year’s Big Bad, the Shadow King, is now in a tentative alliance with David and his pals at Division III. Their objective? Help find the original body of Farouk so he can allegedly leave everyone alone forever.

Last week’s episode started with the origin of how the current Big Bad, a mysterious Eastern monk, first crossed paths with Farouk/the Shadow King. They showed Farouk die. Then his body was sealed in a giant egg-shaped coffin that was delivered to a monastery in the middle of a beautiful green valley. The monks threw the egg into a pit and then sealed the pit. He was presumably trapped under the temple, but soon he started to make loud booming noises that disturbed the monks as they meditated. We watched a bug crawl into Ptonomy’s ear while Cary & Kerry went out for dinner. She was supposed to be getting acclimated to living in her own body for a change. (She usually only pops out of Cary’s to do some Kung Fu on somebody’s ass… It’s a very weird show.) Case in point, Syd’s & David’s minds were currently in a single cat, running around the halls of Division III having fun. He finally told her that a version of her from the future came back and told him to help Farouk find his body.

He went into the Astral Plane to try to track it down but instead found Lenny’s mind, kept in some psychic prison by the King. Farouk soon showed up and explained that the monk was the real source of the chattering disorder. When Legion emerged from the Astral Plane, he found everyone in the complex was affected by the chattering disorder except for Cary. They wandered the building till they found Ptonomy in his quarters chattering in a comatose state. So Legion had them both enter Ptonomy’s mind, where he was trapped in a state of bliss. They freed him and soon freed each of their friends from their respective “mind maze.”

David saw a second letter being written to him by future Syd: “R.” Then some troops of some sort tazed him and took him to the chamber of chattering people. He woke up in the life of the monk and relived everything that occurred between the monk and the Shadow King. How Farouk killed all the other monks and left them catatonic, teeth-chattering, braindead veggies. When the vision ended, the monk had actually taken over the defenses of Division III. When he was uncovinced that David would not help Farouk find his body, in despair the monk killed himself. Just as this happened, David saw the letter “Y.” The very last scene was David entering Syd’s mind maze to find it was a raging blizzard.

On tonight’s episode, “Chapter 12,” David is tested. And tested. And tested.

Find out how David is tested tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be tuning in for the season finale of Adam Ruins Everything, and a new episode of The Flash.

Megan’s Choice

Chicago Med has been running at a high emotional level lately, and I am getting very frustrated with how things are going between Halstead and Manning. When Manning asked for Halstead to give her some space, she wasn’t breaking up with him but simply asking for him to respect her need for him to allow her to fight her own battles. While taking a break from each other, Halstead ended up drinking with a female doctor from the hospital and going home with her. Even though they didn’t sleep together, it really messed things up because Manning isn’t interested in forgiving him at the moment. I really want them together as a couple, but Halstead needs to stop making such silly mistakes. Hopefully these two will mend fences with time.

On tonight’s episode, “Parent Trap,” when a 10-year-old boy is admitted to the hospital, Dr. Manning and Dr. Halstead disagree on how to best handle the boy’s parents. Dr. Rhodes rushes to fix a heart that will be given to Dr. Reese’s estranged father.

Find out if these doctors can put their differences aside to do what’s best for their patients tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Chopped, Rise, Lethal Weapon, and The Voice.

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