If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/6/19

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

If you read this blog much, you may have seen me raving a few weeks ago about the premiere of the final season of You’re the Worst, when I called it a perfect microcosm of the bittersweet show. Well, they clearly took this season very seriously and are seeking to stick the landing with a perfect score, because last week they did it again! We started with Jimmy getting a check for $700,000 for selling the movie rights to his last bawdy book. He reached out to Paul, who is an accountant. Amongst other things, Paul advised him to not tell Gretchen because of her massive crippling debt.

Soon, Becca showed up and tried to fuck Jimmy for blackmail purposes, but he got a pic of her C-section scar and blackmailed her instead! Some work-related B-stories peppered the episode as well. Edgar was lying to his boss cause he hated his new position at work, and Gretch needed to get her biggest clients cool with the idea that Lindsey was taking over as their manager. When Becca failed in her honeypot trap, her husband came to just pitch business ideas to Jimmy. Everybody wanted his money!

When Gretchen did finally find out about the cash, she told him she’s slept with lots of rich guys and never pursued anyone for money. Jimmy decided to put the money into paying off his mortgage and buying a fancy new red sports car for Gretchen. She noted they may actually be growing up, and we saw a moment of horror and hesitation on both their faces. They avoided that and got in the car to go get breakfast. SMASH CUT TO: Jimmy opened the door of the car back up, but we saw there had been much damage to the car, and as he and Edgar got out, there was a “for sale” sign on the lawn. It was too good to be true! But only one third into the season, this hopefully means the last episodes will once more climb toward some oddball reunion of these star-crossed, mentally questionable lovers. Hopefully, this show finally wins the Emmy it deserves!

On tonight’s episode, “A Very Good Boy,” Jimmy attempts to prove that, despite being on the verge of becoming a married man, he has not lost his edge. Edgar and Lindsay attempt to go on a real date.

Find out if Jimmy accomplishes his goal tonight on FXX at 10/9c.

I will also be tuning in for Deadly Class and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

Last week’s Criminal Minds took us to Lewiston, Maine, which they said could be the setting for any horror movie ever made. Indeed, it felt like half the houses were “haunted,” and those were the settings for the violent murders that were the cause of the BAU having to travel there. Each of the murder sites had a history of a previous violent murder. When they first arrived, JJ and Tara met a young woman who was obsessed with the haunted houses and their histories. At first, the team thought she was the killer, but after a little girl described someone else who killed her mother, they let her go. She was almost the victim of the real killer – a professor who had gone crazy and was seeing things, like her husband, who she’d already killed – but fortunately Rossi was there to kill her before she could kill her latest victim. It was a good moment for Rossi, talking with the young woman after, especially after what happened with the guy the episode before. He needed some of his confidence back, and helping the young woman did that.

Unbelievably, tonight is the season finale. The network has been hyping up the finale with talk of Rossi’s wedding and a secret that JJ has been keeping. I’ve seen tonight’s episode, and I think fans will have a LOT to talk about – both good and bad – after watching. I won’t spoil and give you my feelings, but they are STRONG one way or the other. 😉 I will say that the case itself is a good one and…well, yeah, I’ll stop there so I don’t spoil. LOL

On tonight’s episode, “Truth or Dare,” wedding bells are ringing as Rossi prepares to marry Krystall. But first, the BAU team travels to Los Angeles to investigate a series of fatal shootings in broad daylight following car accidents. Singer Johnny Mathis and Amber Stevens West guest star.

See if Rossi and Krystall make it to the alter and find out how the season ends tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, & Guy’s Grocery Games.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, the auditions continue on CBS’s new worldwide talent competition series The World’s Best – or The Globe’s Got Talent as it should be called. The series premiered this past Sunday after the Super Bowl, and the first international acts introduced included South Korean martial arts team Kukkiwon, young pop trio the TNT Boys from the Philippines, one-armed Japanese violinist Manami Ito, and an Australian sword swallower called the Space Cowboy. However, the biggest surprise of the night for me was Mongolian singer Enkh Erdene, who spoke no English in his interviews but then took the stage and belted out a George Strait song in perfect English with a country twang. Afterwards, he admitted to host James Corden that he didn’t understand any of the words he was singing. The premiere episode ended with the clock ticking down as escape artist Matt Johnson from Great Britain was shackled inside a tank of water.

Tonight is part two of the auditions. The way it works is that the three judges – Drew Barrymore, RuPaul, and Faith Hill – give each act a score between 1-50. There is also a wall of international judges, which basically looks like the Galactic Senate from Star Wars. These 50 international experts from all different countries and lines of work give a Yea or Nay as to whether they think an act should continue. The number of Yeas is added to the average score of the three judges, and if an act’s total score is 75 or more, it will proceed to the next round. The only act from the premiere that didn’t make it through was the sword swallower, which was admittedly hard to watch, so I wasn’t totally surprised when he didn’t continue. However, this doesn’t bode well for the escape artist, who was left hanging, so to speak, for tonight’s episode. These judges seem to like the lighter, more uplifting acts rather than the scary, dangerous ones. I look forward to seeing what surprising new international acts – like Sunday’s Mongolian Cowboy – await as the auditions continue.

Catch the new acts tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be recording The Masked Singer, Schitt’s Creek, MythBusters Jr., The Magicians, Deadly Class, and I’m Sorry.

Megan’s Choice

I missed watching Chicago PD last week, so I am extremely happy it returns tonight. One thing I have always loved about this show is how close the team is and the fact that they would do anything for each other. In the last few episodes, we’ve seen a lot of examples of this. First Adam took the blame for the perpetrator who got killed during a pursuit by Antonio, and last week the team rallied around Halstead to try to keep him out of trouble when a suspect he had history with died. The suspect was actually dying when he got there, but he didn’t offer medical support because the guy wouldn’t give him the information Halstead needed to close a cold case about a missing girl. I completely understand why Halstead did what he did, no matter how questionable the decision was ethically. He just wanted to find the body of the girl the guy had killed. It was a bittersweet ending when it turned out an old cop friend of Voight actually killed the suspect because he didn’t want another person to suffer at the hands of that lowlife. While this cleared Halstead of any wrongdoing, it meant Voight had to take his friend into custody, but the ex-cop saved him the trouble and committed suicide. Dark ending, but given the dark case they were dealing with, it seemed fitting.

On tonight’s episode, “Night in Chicago,” Atwater goes undercover to bring down the longtime head of a criminal enterprise and becomes entangled in a situation that tests his allegiances as well as his conscience.

To find out what decisions Atwater has to make and how it affects him, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Criminal Minds, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, The World’s Best, Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back, All American, Riverdale, & The Masked Singer.

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