If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/15/19

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!

Jenny’s Choice

The episode of FBI before the winter break was one of my favorites so far because we focused a lot on OA (plus there was the return of Billy Burke to TV, yay!). When an illegal arms broker turned informant was killed, OA assumed his identity and went undercover to stop the sale of danger weapons. OA rocked the undercover gig, so much so that at the end, he visited the FBI academy to talk to a class of recruits about undercover work. I loved how calm, cool, and collected he was each time he was with the bad guys (or girl…). One of my favorite moments was when he was meeting with the bad guy’s daughter (who turned out to be even more of a bad guy, killing her father and taking over the deal herself) for the first time and she asked about when he went to school with another player on the board. Maggie remembered the info just in time to feed it to him, and it all went smoothly.

I’m enjoying this show a lot. Sure, it’s not perfect, but it’s a lot of fun, and I love the cast.

On tonight’s episode, “Identity Crisis,” when a judge and her daughter are murdered after she sentenced a man to life in prison, Maggie and OA search for the killer behind a possible retaliation. Dana has a vested interest in this case as she has a history with the victim.

Find out who killed the judge and her daughter tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Conners, Ellen’s Game of Games, NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, The Kids are Alright, & Chopped.

[I originally wrote this up last week, but CBS pulled it to air this week due to all the political crap that aired during primetime Tuesday. So if this seems familiar, that’s why. 😉 ]
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Phoebe’s Choice

Okay, so technically the last time we saw the Flash, he was on Supergirl helping to win the day in the ElseWorlds crossover that happened in early December. That multi-verse spanning epic began with the evil Dr. Deeghan having reformed himself into Superman. Barry & Oliver were remade as the Trigger Twins, a pair of criminals with no powers or fighting prowess. The morphed heroes tried to reach out to friends, but this new dark Superman had Diggle, Snow, and Alex Danvers on his side. Kara Davers, the real Supergirl from Earth 38, Deeghan kept imprisoned.

The Monitor, the interdimensional being that granted Deeghan the book that allowed him to reshape reality, pulled Barry & Oliver into a pocket dimension to commend their unprecedented success and offered them the advice to “know their true selfs” if they were to overcome the disaster he was trying to prepare them for. They sought out Cisco/Vibes to port them to Earth 38, where they recruited the real Man of Steel to restore order to Earth 1. Meanwhile, the captive Kara broke through to her alternate sister and got her to free her. In a vicious dark Superman vs. real Superman fight, they got in a pretty good Bizarro reference as an Easter Egg. Kara retrieved the book and brought it to Superman. Oliver almost killed the Deeghan version, but Barry challenged to hold steadfast to his newer ethical model.

In that momentary pause, dark Superman got away with the book though. Dang. Supergirl and The Flash employed a corny Superman II gimmick whereby they flew backwards against the Earth’s rotation to slow time. Oliver foresaw this would kill them, so he forced a talk with the Monitor to see if other options could be negotiated. Just when it seemed dark Supes was gonna win, the cavalry from Earth 38 showed up: Lois, Martian Manhunter, & Brainiac. The book was attenuated to Earth 1 and couldn’t affect them. So with their help, Oliver finally took the kill shot on dark Superman. Things were restored to normal, and the Earth 38 people went home, (even though Supergirl is their home.) The heroes had a beer and talked about how close this one was, and we were teased with an advert for “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” Fall 2019. With Batwoman involved. That looks awesome!!!

But what the hell is up with now restored to normal Earth 1 in the Arrowverse? Barry & Iris’s daughter, XS, went to the future in the episode prior to ElseWorlds to report to Reverse Flash. Is she a traitor? Who is the real Big Bad of this season? The Flash may have ended the first half of season five with a bang, but where/when the hell does that leave us??

On tonight’s episode, “The Flash & The Furious,” while Nora grapples with the revelation that Thawne killed her grandmother, Team Flash must stop the formidable team-up of a newly sprung from jail Weather Witch (guest star Reina Hardesty) and Silver Ghost (guest star Gabrielle Walsh), a new meta-tech villain who can control engines and motorized technology. Meanwhile, Caitlin and Cisco discuss creating a meta-human cure.

See if the team can stop the two new threats tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Adam Ruins Everything, Lethal Weapon, & The Gifted.

Megan’s Choice

There have been a lot of remakes of older shows lately, and the newest one, Roswell, New Mexico premieres tonight. Now, the original Roswell aired in 1999-2002 and has a strong cult following, which makes this remake an interesting issue. Will people fall in love with the new one, or will their love of the original keep them from accepting it?

If you aren’t familiar with the original (or the book series), it is a love story with relationship drama that is set in a small town…which happens to have aliens. It follows people who feel like outsiders in their world – all alienated for different reasons.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Liz Ortecho reluctantly returns to her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, and reconnects with Max Evans, her teenage crush; Liz soon discovers something shocking about Max; the politics of fear and hatred in Roswell threaten to expose Max and his family.

To find out if you love the reboot as much as the original, tune in to The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Flash, Lethal Weapon, NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, FBI, New Amsterdam, The Gifted, and This Is Us.

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