If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/25/18

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

My pick tonight is one of the new shows I’m most looking forward to this season, for multiple reasons: FBI on CBS. First, it’s a procedural(ish?) drama on CBS, and you guys know how much I love me some procedurals on CBS. Second, it stars Missy Peregrym (from two of my all-time favorite shows, Rookie Blue & Reaper), Jeremy Sisto (who I love and think is adorable), and Sela Ward (who I’ve loved since Sisters, Once and Again, & CSI: NY). And third, it comes from Dick Wolf, who is the creative force behind all the Law & Order shows, etc. With all that combined, how could I go wrong?!

Missy P stars as Maggie Bell, an FBI Special Agent in the New York office. Her partner is Special Agent Omar Adom “OA” Zidan, a West Point graduate who spent two years undercover for the DEA before being recruited by the FBI. Sela Ward plays Special Agent in Charge Dana Mosier, and the rest of the team includes Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine (Sisto), and Kristen Chazel, a brilliant analyst recruited straight out of college.

I’ve seen the pilot and really enjoyed it. Missy P definitely didn’t let me down in her first major role since Rookie Blue. I enjoyed the case as well as the chemistry between all the players, so I’m definitely looking forward to more!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” after a bomb explosion devastates a residential apartment building, Special Agents Maggie Bell and Omar Adom “OA” Zidan of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigate a possible war between rival gangs – that is, until their prime suspects are discovered brutally murdered.

Find out who planted the bomb tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing NCIS, Chopped, Lethal Weapon (Maybe? I quit watching last season, but with the new partner, I may tune back in at first to give it another chance…), Carter, NCIS: New Orleans, Sweet Home Sextuplets, & Mr Inbetween.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

There is no shortage of medical dramas on TV, and tonight NBC adds another one into the mix: New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam Medical Center is the oldest public hospital in America, assisting anyone who needs help, no matter if they have insurance or can afford to pay. The medical institution not only serves its local New York City residents but also visiting dignitaries, presidents, and prisoners from Rikers Island. So there is always some new interesting medical case making its way through the doors.

Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold, The Blacklist) has just been hired as the institution’s new medical director, and he wastes no time making radical changes, gutting the hospital of the doctors who care more about billable hours than the well-being of their patients. Joining him on his mission to revamp the hospital and provide excellent patient care are Dr. Helen Sharpe (Freema Agyeman, Doctor Who), the public face of the hospital – she’s constantly making the rounds on local talk shows, doing publicity appearances; Dr. Lauren Bloom (Janet Montgomery, This Is Us), a talented young doctor who’s in a secret relationship with cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Floyd Reynolds (Jocko Sims, The Last Ship), the only surviving member of his department; Dr. Iggy Frome (Tyler Labine, Deadbeat, Reaper), the head of the psychiatric department; and Dr. Vijay Kapoor (Anupam Kher, Sense8).

I didn’t find tonight’s premiere as action-packed and exciting out of the gate as some of this week’s other premieres, like those of returning shows 9-1-1 and The Resident. However, the series is still quite solid and does have a lot of potential. It has a talented cast and a wonderful setting that can provide a wide variety of unique cases and patients of the week. Tonight’s premiere drops a few surprising bombs about Dr. Max Goodwin that should lead to some interesting story lines and character developments. I look forward to checking out more episodes to see where the series goes and what kind of medical cases arise.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” a new medical director, Max Goodwin, arrives at America’s oldest hospital, where he sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.

See how the latest medical drama matches up to current and previous ones tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording FBI, This is Us, The Gifted, Flipping Out, Mayans M.C., Wrecked, and The Purge.

Phoebe’s Choice

Last fall’s breakout new superhero show, for me at least, was by far The Gifted on Fox. The X-Men have always been my favorite comic book, and the Matt Nix outweighs the Bryan Singer on this particular show, leaving us with a “New Mutants-esque” show that features a number of the second and third generation Children of The Atom: Polaris, Thunderbird, Eclipse (a version of Sunspot), Blink, The Stepford Cuckoos, Karma, & new iteration of the Fenris twins. The first season used the new Strucker family as the main vehicle driving a story of Sentinel Services versus the Mutant Underground. The siblings Andy & Lauren Strucker are formidable young teen mutant warriors on their own, but when they touch, their powers combine to be nuclear meltdown level of potent.

The end of the season last year saw the Cuckoos, a triplet set of telepaths, gaming the Underground towards the agenda of the Hellfire Club. Revealing to Polaris that her father (Magneto) was once a member of the Club’s Inner Circle she pulled her towards her own dark side. These sisters are themselves the daughters of powerful telepath and Hellfire White Queen, Emma Frost. The Fenris kids were able to keep Sentinel Services at bay when the Underground’s secret base was finally raided, and their parents and Shatter made sure that all the other mutants escaped harm.

After that climactic battle, Polaris used her powers to kill Roderick Campbell, the anti-mutant scientist they had been tracking several episodes. She tore the engines off his plane shortly after takeoff, killing him and a prominent anti-mutant Senator. Along with the Frost sisters, Lorna returned to the Underground one more time – to recruit warriors to fight for the cause of the Hellfire Club. In the shocker of the season, Andy decided to side with the bad guys! In so many ways, this makes this show a “Hellions” story as much as it is a “New Mutants” tale. Either way it is an amazing show that I am hooked on. The trailers for season two show us that it will be very much an Inner Circle vs Mutant Underground kind of show. I can’t wait!!!

On tonight’s episode, “Emergence,” Reeva Payge purges the Inner Circle of those who disagree with her, and she emerges as their sole leader. Six months later, the remaining members of the Mutant Underground have relocated to Washington, D.C., where Sentinel Services is being even more ruthless about tracking down mutants. Desperate for answers, Eclipse and Caitlin secretly meet with criminal hacker Wire (guest star Brad Carter) to get info on the Inner Circle. Meanwhile, Polaris prepares for the birth of her baby. Worried that all might not go as planned, she makes a secret pact with Andy.

Welcome back the Mutants tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

Megan’s Choice

Lethal Weapon returns for its third season tonight, despite the controversy that the show faced at the end of the second season with Crawford, who played Riggs. His alleged behavior on set led to some issues and ultimately his character being written off the show. How do you do this show without Riggs? I’m not sure, but we’re about to find out tonight.

On tonight’s season premiere, “In the Same Boat,” former international CIA operative Wesley Cole (Seann William Scott) returns home and assumes duty as a police officer with the LAPD. Cole will find himself navigating a new partnership with Murtaugh, as he adjusts to life in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Avery continues his campaign for city council.

To find out if this new partnership will be as successful as the last one, tune in to FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, The Gifted, This is Us, New Amsterdam, NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, and FBI.

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