If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/28/18

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 #1

Friday night is finally here, and I am so excited I could burst! Tonight my television will be tuned into CBS all night for three of my favorite shows: MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, and Blue Bloods. First up, let’s discuss MacGyver.

Last season we left off with Mac learning that his dad was actually Overwatch and had been in charge of him all along. This didn’t make him overly happy. He was incredibly upset that Maddy had lied to him and that his father had been hiding in plain sight this whole time. After saving the day together, Mac decided he could no longer work for his dad or Maddy because he didn’t trust them. I understand where he’s coming from because how could you just move on after learning that your father had basically been controlling your future your whole life from the shadows? Hopefully Mac will decide to come back to Phoenix, because obviously nothing will be the same without him.

On tonight’s premiere, “Improvise,” three months after quitting the Phoenix Foundation and moving to Nigeria, Mac puts aside his differences with his father and returns when he hears Jack is the target of a murderous dictator he double-crossed.

To see how this homecoming goes, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.
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Jenny’s Choice #1

My first pick tonight is the series premiere of The Cool Kids on FOX. The new multi-camera comedy stars David Alan Greer, Martin Mull, and Leslie Jordan as a group of friends who live in a retirement community. When a friend of theirs dies, a newbie to the community, played by the incomparable Vicki Lawrence, pretty much forces her way into the group by claiming the fourth, now-empty seat at the “cool kids” table. The four of them are determined that growing old doesn’t mean they have to act their age.

I’ve seen the pilot, and I really enjoyed it. It isn’t going to be for everyone – I’ve seen reviews calling it a bad version of the Golden Girls. Sure, I can see the comparison, but if you think of it as its own show, you shouldn’t have a problem. Vicki Lawrence is without a doubt the funniest part of the show, although the guys hold their own. Leslie Jordan is just as funny as he always is – because he’s basically playing the same character he always does. But all of them are fun to watch.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” a rowdy, rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community are determined to make the third act of their lives the craziest one yet and are willing to break every rule in order to have fun.

Meet the new group of friends tonight on FOX at 8:30/7:30c.

Kyle’s Choice

Early this morning, Netflix dropped the second season of travel series Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father. The series – which is part travel documentary/part comedic road trip – follows the misadventures of a mismatched father/son due as they travel around the globe, learning about other cultures while also learning more about one other and forming the relationship they never had. Thirty-year-old British comedian Jack Whitehall (Decline and Fall, Bad Education) is joined on this adventure by his much older, 78-year-old father, Michael. Their personalities couldn’t be any more different – Jack is free-spirited and up for anything, while his father is a bit grumpy, stuck in his ways, and doesn’t really like roughing it. This Odd Couple-like pairing leads to some really fun moments as the two must learn to work together. There is such a huge age difference between the two, and Jack was sent off to boarding school when he was really young, so he and his father never really had much of a relationship growing up.

The series not only explores interesting new locations, food and cultures but also provides some pretty heartwarming moments as you watch this father and son bond with one another. I thoroughly enjoyed the first season, which found Jack and Michael traveling across Southeast Asia so that Jack could experience the “gap year” he never got. This season it’s Michael’s turn to set the itinerary, and the pair take their adventures to Eastern Europe. I can’t wait to see what new locations they head to, what crazy antics they get up to, and what new ways they find to get on one another’s nerves – and if the only production still Netflix made available for season 2 is any evidence, it should be interesting!

I’ll also be watching/recording The Cool Kids and Wynonna Earp.

Megan’s Choice #2

Hawaii Five-0 is next up in my lineup of fantastic Friday night television, which is also my date night with my TV boyfriend, Alex O’Loughlin. Some things never change, and no matter how many hot men grace my television screen weekly, I will always admire this one the most.

The season finale wasn’t as exciting as most of the episodes, but it did leave us on a cliff hanger involving Tani finding a gun in Adam’s house that matches the slug pulled from Noriko’s body. She asked Junior if she should tell Steve, and he thinks she should, but you can tell that she’s very hesitant to do that, so time will tell. Speaking of Junior and Tani… Those two need to be a couple soon, because the “will they or won’t they” is getting old. I would also like to see Steve actually content in a relationship this season, but I know how unlikely that is because Steve’s life is never an easy road.

On tonight’s episode, “Ka ‘Owili ‘Oka’I (Cocoon),” after McGarrett’s CIA agent friend is killed, he lets himself be captured by the group he thinks is responsible to find the killer; Tani questions whether she should tell McGarrett about the murder weapon she found at Adam’s house. Rochelle Ayte & Mark Dacascos guest star.

To find out if Tani comes clean to Steve about the gun, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

Jenny’s Choice #2

My second pick is Last Man Standing, which premieres tonight on FOX, where it is moving to from ABC after its former network canceled it last season. With it’s renewal and move to FOX came some cast changes. Molly Ephraim, who played middle daughter Mandy, will not be returning. She has been replaced by Molly McCook, and they’ve aged Kristin and Ryan’s son Boyd, who is now played by Jet Jurgensmeyer. Everyone else and everything else is still, thankfully, the same.

I’ve seen the premiere, and I was so happy to see that nothing really had changed. It’s interesting to see a slightly older Boyd, but I’m not sure about the new Mandy. Who knows. Maybe she’ll grow on me. But the show does make a few jokes about the character’s new look, which were amusing, and there are, of course, the requisite political jokes, although I feel like always, the show handles it in such a way that not one side comes out looking any more of an ass than the other.

On tonight’s episode, “Welcome Baxter,” picking up a year after the sixth season finale, Mike and Vanessa eagerly await Eve’s visit home from the Air Force Academy. Meanwhile Ryan’s anxiety about current events leads to a shocking announcement.

See what’s changed and what hasn’t tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, Hell’s Kitchen, & Blue Bloods.

Megan’s Choice #3

Finally for our Friday viewing pleasure is Blue Bloods, which probably had my favorite season finale out of all three shows, and I am so anxious to see what happens next. In the finale, Jamie and Eddie FINALLY got together, but not just together… Engaged! It was unexpected but so beautiful and sweet. When they announced it to the family and they informed Frank that they were not going to stop being partners, I was in tears – their vows to each other were adorable. I am so excited to see how the wedding planning goes and also to see how this affects their working relationship. On another note, I am also interested to see how Danny continues to handle being a single parent and whether or not Erin ends up back with her ex-husband. It’s going to be a great season.

On tonight’s episode, “Playing with Fire,” Danny takes a case involving a drug cartel member who he believes torched his house; Erin is given a promotion but finds herself in a challenging situation when both Danny and Jamie ask her for help with their investigations. Lou Diamond Phillips guest stars.

To find out if Danny can solve this case and find some closure on that house fire, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Hell’s Kitchen and The Cool Kids.

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