If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/15/18

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

The return of the “Arrowverse” continues tonight when the flagship show, which launched it all, returns for Arrow season seven. After a long-winding series of battles and betrayals, last year’s finale found Team Arrow storming Star City Police Department in pursuit of the evil mastermind Diaz. While the FBI, Arrow, and all his active teammates beat the crap out of the goons occupying the building, Diaz managed to escape. Fortunately they still had Oliver’s old Bratva pal Anatoli Knyazev in custody, and he gave up Diaz’s location for immunity on some charges. It turned out to be a trap though, and Maddog almost died!

Police Chief Lance cut a deal with Diaz after that, desperate to get Black Siren – his daughter’s doppelgänger from Earth2 – back from the gangsters alive. He was ready to order the FBI out of the investigation but only if Diaz showed him proof the alternate Laurel was alive. Since Lance had a pacemaker in his heart, Felicity was able to track him, and they sent in a rescue team. During this action, there were hints that Oliver cut some secret deal with the FBI. During the rescue, Diaz gut-shot Lance, bringing him near to death. Artemis saved Black Siren & Lance both, though. She also blasted Diaz off a roof into the river while he was fighting Oliver.

While Captain Lance was in surgery, his daughters from alternate worlds met each other. The exchange was cold, as they’re both kinda cold-hearted killers. Sadly Lance died. Even worse, Oliver had to admit that he was the real Green Arrow and then surrendered into FBI custody. He was sent to a SuperMax prison. That’s the deal he cut, in exchange for help from the FBI against Diaz. In the public confession speech, he also encouraged his team to remain vigilant in their fight to keep the city safe. The very last scene of the season was Oliver entering prison.

I read some of Stephen Amell’s recent interviews, and from what I gather, Oliver “Green Arrow” Queen, whom Amell plays in the series, will be in prison for a much longer time than fans may be expecting. This signals that the show runners may have adapted a Green Arrow movie script, which was based on Oliver having to face old enemies in a Super Max prison into the general arc of Arrow season seven. Tonight is just the start though, and I can’t wait to see where the show goes, as long as Felicity is in it!! Also: Bring back Ragman!!!

On tonight’s episode, “Inmate 4587,” at Slabside Maximum Security Prison, Oliver is determined to keep a low profile to shorten his sentence; Oliver is tested when he runs into old foes; Diggle and Dinah have taken on new jobs and left their costumes behind.

See how Oliver is handling prison tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

Other than this premiere, I’ll also be watching an episode of my The Man In The High Castle slow binge that has been happening for a week.
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Megan’s Choice

It has been an interesting season on The Good Doctor so far, with a lot of emotional learning on Shaun’s part. He has been dealing with being honest with Leia, letting her know that she really hurt him but also realizing that his reaction to her hurt her as well. It’s a hard lesson to be learned by someone who isn’t always capable of reading situations well. Shaun has also been struggling to deal with his feelings concerning Dr. Glassman and the cancer. He has tried to be disconnected and approach it all clinically, but at the same time his peers have encouraged him to just be there for Dr. Glassman as a friend and a loved one. That was working up until recently, but last week after his surgery, Dr. Glassman started having visions of his dead daughter, so now this will be a new step for Shaun to help navigate. I’m curious to see how this will affect him emotionally, because he won’t be able to find an intellectual answer to the problem right away. This show never fails to present us with intriguing medical cases while still staying true to the underlying story of an autistic doctor finding his way in the world.

On tonight’s episode, “Tough Titmouse,” Shaun recalls his own past to help an intellectually disabled teenager face separation from his mother, while Claire is put between an injured teenage rock climber and her worried parents. Meanwhile, Glassman’s post-op hallucinations force him to confront a personal tragedy.

To see if Shaun can help Glassman through this difficult time, tune in to ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, Arrow, 9-1-1, Magnum PI, The Neighborhood, Happy Together, The Resident, and Bull.

Jenny’s Choice

If you were a fan of Alton Brown and Good Eats, rejoice because tonight, AB returns to overhaul some of the old, outdated, and/or favorite dishes on the new Good Eats: Reloaded. We’ll get a lot of the old fun – including some old clips and memories – combined with new and updated science, scenes, and recipes. (And then, in 2019, we’ll get brand-new shows with Return of the Eats!) But for the next 13 episodes, enjoy the combination of the old with the new, starting with a redo of the very first episode of Good Eats, featuring steak!

On tonight’s episode, “Steak Your Claim,” Alton Brown reloads his classic steak show with an entirely new recipe for a reverse-seared ribeye steak; thermometer basics; how to cure a cast-iron skillet; pre-salting meat.

Find out what Alton does differently in 2018 than he did in 1999 tonight on Cooking Channel at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing 9-1-1, Halloween Baking Championship, & Magnum P.I..

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