If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/7/18

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

Among other things, one of South Park’s trademark moves over the last two decades has been really over-the-top holiday episodes, and last week’s Halloween episode completely delivered! There were two initial plot threads that they eventually sewed together wonderfully, and the whole thing was narrated by future Kenny, in a meta-irony move. For years Kenny’s gimmick (other than reincarnation) has been how he’s always wearing that orange hoodie and we can’t make out all the foul-mouthed stuff he says. So hearing him reminisce about the “last great Halloween” like he was Kevin Arnold on The Wonder Years was hilarious.

The one plot centered on how these free scooters that had popped up all over town terrorized and infuriated the usually calm guidance counselor Mr. Mackey. He dragged the thousands of free “leave ’em anywhere” scooters into the woods, but they all came back the next day. The only thing you needed to use the scooters was a smart phone, as they were powered by a phone app. Which was seriously impacting Kenny because he was too poor to have a smart phone. All of the other kids his age would be using the free scooters to expand their trick or treating range, and he’d be left in the proverbial dust.

When Kenny went to Mr. Mackey with his problem, they both realized the phone app was their biggest issue, so they set out to destroy the local cellphone tower. Another funny thing they did with Kenny for this episode, as I guess they had to, was make his voice a lot less muffled as he and Mr. Mackey “saved the day” so to speak. It was South Park in a very self-aware moment, to say the least. Once the tower was destroyed, Kenny rejoined his best friends, who could no longer use the scooters, and they went on to have the “last great Halloween” together. For costume selection, I vote that Cartman won for his rad rendition of Snake Plisken, main character in the Escape From… films. This was an instant classic that won’t be enough to stop them when they try to #CancelSouthPark; (That hashtag, btw, is a joke that they run on Twitter to send you extra South Park promo tweets!)

On tonight’s episode, “Time to Get Cereal,” when dead citizens start popping up all over town, the boys realize they need Al Gore’s help. The boys are willing to do almost anything to save the town and themselves but it may just be too late.

Don’t miss another fun episode tonight on Comedy Central at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, the season finale of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, American Horror Story, and Stan Against Evil (which I just discovered and am catching up on now).
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

Last week’s Chicago Fire had probably the high point of the season as well as the low point. It started with Gorsch benching Boden for not only the morning briefing but also during future calls, starting with the one that interrupted Gorsch’s horrible briefing. Gorsch also was a putz at the scene of the chemical emergency at the hotel they were called to, but thankfully our guys were there to bail him out. (Not that he appreciated it, later telling Boden he was writing up the three guys in charge for insubordination…) And the funniest part of the episode came out of that call – after a little boy nearly died because Hermann didn’t understand a mother and daughter who only spoke Spanish, Cruz was determined to teach the rest of the firehouse the language. He went about it the completely wrong way…until Kidd suggested he try something different…and that’s when the telenovela came up. Wowwee, did it capture their attention! LOL

The low point of the episode came when, after waiting for his father, Benny, at breakfast (lunch? Whatever…) one day when Benny asked to meet with him, Severide got upset and was resigned to it being nothing new when Benny didn’t show. Unfortunately, the next day while at work, Severide got a call from Chicago Med saying his father was in the hospital. By the time he got there, Benny was dead. He’d had a stroke the night before, but they were unable to save him. His death hit Severide hard, since one of the last things he said to Benny was Boden had been the father to him that Benny had never been. Severide tearfully admitted that to Boden when Boden found him in the hospital’s chapel. That scene was killer. Taylor Kinney knocked it out of the park.

And that’s when the high point of the episode hit: One of the last things Benny did before he had the stroke was pull in all the favors and debts he was owed and he visited Grissom, telling him Boden was a good man, a great leader, and helped turn good men into great ones, that his son Kelly was proof. He asked Grissom to back off Boden and Firehouse 51, to call off his dog (Gorsch)…and Grissom agreed. Ding dong, the creepy little annoying twerp of a guy is gone! LOL Not without a final threat to Boden, of course, but thank goodness, because that story line was seriously getting old.

Besides all that, Matt went out to dinner to talk other potential cases she might research and write about with the journalist from the trailer park fire episode, and when she leaned in to kiss him after dinner, he admitted he wasn’t sure if he and Gabby were separated, getting a divorce, or what. Uh, hello?! She took a permanent job on another continent! Dude, I’m pretty sure it’s over. Also, Chaplain Orlovsky stopped by the firehouse to announce his retirement, introducing the new chaplain, a cute young guy who has a moment with Brett. Maybe she’ll FINALLY get a love interest who will stick around, huh?!

On tonight’s episode, “What Will Define You,” Severide faces some major adversity and Kidd is on a mission to help in any way she can. Following a car accident rescue involving a teenage girl and her young sister, a suspicious Brett has an unsettling feeling there is more to the story than what appears on the surface. Kim Delaney and Brittany Curran guest star.

To see if Brett’s suspicions are correct, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chicago Med, The Goldbergs, American Housewife, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, SEAL Team, Single Parents, Chicago PD, & Criminal Minds.

Megan’s Choice

SEAL Team has been an emotional pit the last few weeks, yet it is still fantastic. Last week, Adam died while on a mission, and Clay is already blaming himself. It wasn’t his fault, but he felt he slowed them down by taking a hit to his chest that knocked him unconscious. Jason went to do the notification to Adam’s family, and his daughter insisted on going along – and even though it broke protocol, he allowed it. She later told him that Bravo is his family too, and he needs to go back to work. She said she’d rather have all of him half the time than half of him all the time. Smart girl. The episode ended with an emotional moment with the Bravo team carrying Adam’s casket and Jason joined them. I’ll admit I cried, and I’m interested to see how Jason balances work life with home life going forward.

On tonight’s episode, “Hold What You Got,” Bravo Team partners with the Mexican Marines to hunt the head of one of the most powerful and lethal drug cartels in Mexico.

Find out how the head hunt goes tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Riverdale, All American, Criminal Minds, and A Million Little Things.

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