If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/10/19

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, NBC’s The Good Place returns to kick off the first of its final three episodes of the season. When we last left off, Shawn and his demons from the Bad Place had found Michael and the others. The group managed to escape into Janet’s void. However, this killed the humans in the process. While in the void, the humans all took on Janet’s appearance. Eleanor and Chidi confronted their romantic past and feelings, and Jason and Tahani learned that Janet and Jason had been married at one point in their Good Place iterations. Meanwhile, Janet and Michael headed to Accounting to see if they could figure out what was going on. Michael was shocked to discover that in the past 521 years, no one had made it into the Good Place. If even the Doug Forcetts of the world weren’t getting into the Good Place, something fishy had to be going on! So Michael transported everyone into an empty office in the Good Place so they could investigate things further.

This show is constantly throwing all kinds of unexpected twists and turns at the viewer so that you never know where it will go next! Will Michael figure out how the Bad Place is manipulating the point system so that no one gets into the Good Place? What will Jason and Tahani do with this news about Janet’s feelings for Jason? And what other adventures and twists await our group as they return once again to the Good Place (the real one this time)? It’s sad to think that there are just three episodes left this season!

On tonight’s episode, “The Book of Dougs,” Michael presents his case to the Good Place Committee; Chidi tries to calm Eleanor down; Tahani struggles to help Jason and Janet.

Learn what the Good Place Committee decides tonight on NBC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Fam, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gotham, The Orville, and Top Chef.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

Last week’s S.W.A.T. tackled a very scary, sad, controversial topic: school shootings. Going back and forth between a school shooting that happened a handful of years before and the current situation was an interesting way to show the stories. The mother of one of the shooters from the first incident received a letter from someone who admired her son (who was shot and killed by Hondo at the time) and professed that basically he was going to do it again but with a higher body count than her son and his partner had gotten. Of course, there were no clues as to who he was or where he was targeting, so the team had to work with their shrink and the school system to figure those out. Luca and Street went to visit the surviving shooter in prison to see if he had received any letters that might give away who the potential shooter was. Luca was very angry and dismissive of the guy, since he was one of the one who was already on SWAT at that point and had to deal with that tragedy. But between what they learned from him and by getting a list of names of kids who could pose trouble from the school, the team was able to narrow it down to one name. They weren’t in time to keep him from killing his own mother before he left for the school, but they figured out where he was targeting in time to get all the students and faculty gathered in the large gym in order to protect them as best they could before SWAT arrived – which they did just in time to catch the shooter skulking around the school trying to find them. They cornered him and distracted him long enough for one of them to tackle him, taking him down without further harm to anyone. But his chilling howls and anger as he was captured were haunting.

I feel like the show handled the subject of school shootings well. It was certainly sad and scary, but it had some great moments as well. During the first shooting, Deacon was put on the phone with a girl hiding with some classmates, and he promised her they were coming. They caught the guy in the classroom where the students were hiding in the closet, but when Deacon finally got the students to open the door after proving he was who he said he was, it was only to learn that Lila, the girl he’d spoken to on the phone, had gotten shot when trying to protect the others and the shooter put one shot through the door. We didn’t know at that point if she’d lived or died. But it affected Deacon so much that his young daughter, who his wife was pregnant with at the time of that shooting, is named Lila. They had a touching moment at the end of the episode when he asked which book she wanted him to read and she asked him to tell her a story instead. He gave her a very G-rated, kid-friendly version of how she got her name. Lila asked if she could meet…Lila, and he said no, she was in heaven, (so apparently she’d died from the gunshot), and his daughter said she would color a picture for the girl’s parents, since they probably missed her. It was a sweet moment that showed even when things are the darkest, there’s always love and light.

On tonight’s episode, “Los Huesos,” Jessica and Chris go undercover in Mexico, alone and without backup, to save a Mexican federal agent kidnapped by a drug-dealing gang that Jessica helped bring to justice years before. Also, Hondo’s mother, Charice (Debbie Allen), worries he’s under emotional strain when he engages in a series of small home renovation projects in her home.

See how Jessica and Chris handle themselves in Mexico tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Titan Games, Top Chef, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dr. Pimple Popper, Fam, & Beat Bobby Flay.

Phoebe’s Choice

When Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns tonight for the premier of its sixth season, it will do so on a new channel, airing the next 18 episodes at least on NBC. The widely beloved cop comedy was canceled by Fox after 5 years of shifting it around to different nights of the week as one of their top comedies. The show was picked up in less than two days however, and we the fandom are excited AF to get this one back tonight. Last season’s finale, what could have been the last episode ever, gave us the long-anticipated wedding between Jake & Amy.

The episode started with a bunch of things going wrong on the morning of the wedding, but Jake was well prepared to deal with these things. He sent Terry & Rosa to dry clean a dirty scarf and Lt. Holt & Gina to go recruit a new ring bearer: Holt’s dog Cheddar. He even sent Scully & Hitchcock on a fool’s errand of “finding a new band,” just to keep them out of the way. The day was saved? Nope. Because someone called in a bomb threat to the building.

The bomb squad commander turned out to be Amy’s ex-boyfriend, which led to her having to turn him down once more. Holt was scared to open the email which would tell him if he got the job as NYPD Commissioner or not. Terry was trying to get Rosa hooked up with their hot Uber driver – and lost the veil in the process. Jake concluded he must have a nemesis who was out there calling in the bomb threat. When he sought to find out who this could be, they stumbled on one of Amy’s old perps who was obsessed with her and built a bomb. It was Amy’s nemesis!! Cheddar ate the Die Hard-themed wedding cake, and there was in fact a bomb in the building, so they decided they must call it off for good. Only, no! Charles, bff that he is, threw together a last-minute perfect wedding and the two were happily married. Jake was especially stoked that the bomb squad robot was the ring-bearer, and their vows were predictably cute and funny as this duo always is. The very last moment was Holt reading the email, but we don’t know if he got the job. Gotta watch tonight to find out!

On tonight’s episode, “Honeymoon,” Jake and Amy go on their honeymoon. Capt. Holt finds out whether he is the new commissioner of the NYPD.

To see if Holt has been made commissioner, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Good Place, Gotham, and The Orville.

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