If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/12/19

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, TBS kicks off the 7-episode limited comedy series Miracle Workers, which is based on the book “What in God’s Name” by Simon Rich (Man Seeking Woman). The series in set in the headquarters of Heaven, Inc., where everyone has pretty much given up on humanity. God (Steve Buscemi) has grown bored with his creation and is upset that his number of fans has been steadily declining. Assistant Sanjay (Karan Soni, Deadpool) is getting increasingly frustrated with his omnipotent boss, especially when he announces that he is ready to just blow up the Earth and move on to a new venture/hobby.

The only person who seems to care is Eliza Hunter (Geraldine Viswanathan, Blockers) – she is tired of working in the Dept. of Dirt and requests a transfer. She is excited to join the Dept. of Answered Prayers, where she will be able to do some good. But when she arrives for her first day, she discovers only a single co-worker – low-level angel Craig (Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter), who seems content with just resolving a few minor requests to find lost items and marking the rest “impossible,” sending them up to the big boss, where they remain unanswered. Eliza is eager to actually make a difference, and when she learns of God’s plan to destroy Earth, she makes a bet with him – God will spare Earth if she and Craig are able to close one impossible prayer over the next 2 weeks. Their seemingly impossible task? Helping humans Sam (John Bass, Baywatch, Big Time in Hollywood, FL) and Rosie (Lolly Adefope, Damned, Loaded) fall in love.

I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere (which TBS has made available online and On Demand). It reminds me of The Good Place crossed with a workplace comedy, with some inspiration from series creator Simon Rich’s previous dating comedy Man Seeking Woman. I like that this is a short, limited series, so it’s not going to be a huge time commitment, and we’ll likely get a complete story in just 7 episodes. The main cast is a lot of fun and are joined by some great guest stars over the course of the series, including Tituss Burgess, Margaret Cho, Angela Kinsey, Tim Meadows, John Reynolds, and Chris Parnell. I look forward to seeing how the rest of the story plays out.

On tonight’s premiere, “2 Weeks,” frustrated with the mess that Earth’s become, God contemplates the end while two determined angels try to change his mind.

Go to Heaven and meet with God and his angels tonight on TBS at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording American Housewife, The Kids Are Alright, black-ish, The Rookie, This Is Us, and The Flash.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

I loved the last new episode of FBI because we got to meet OA’s sister and delve into his personal life a little more. It’s always fun to do that with characters like this. We met her when an alt-right politician/speaker was killed after speaking at a university in New York City, where OA’s sister Amira happened to be a student. Much to his dismay, she got involved by helping Maggie go undercover with the group of alt-left students, and for a while, it looked pretty dicey. Thankfully she was okay. In the end, the one in charge turned out to be a professor. He was the one stirring up his students and basically pushing them to commit violence, including the boy who killed the speaker.

I’m excited because this show already has a spin-off coming. FBI: Most Wanted will focus on capturing the criminals on…well, yeah, the FBI’s most wanted list. Cast so far is Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) as Jess Lacroix, who oversees the FBI’s most wanted list, Keisha Castle-Hughes (Game of Thrones) as FBI analyst Lynn Khanna, and as of today, Alana De La Garza (Law & Order, Forever, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, CSI: Miami) as Special Agent Isobel Castile, a West Point graduate who supervises the bureau’s fugitive squad. So yay! Great cast so far and another fun premise for those of us who like that kind of thing! 😉

On tonight’s episode, “Partners in Crime,” Maggie and OA are on a mission to find a couple who are behind a spree of violent armed robberies that resulted in the death of an off-duty police officer. Isiah Whitlock Jr. guest stars.

See how Maggie and OA catch the bad guys tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

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

Phoebe’s Choice

Last time on The Gifted, there was a ton going on, which is par the course with Matt Nix. We started with a flashback to 6 years ago in Detroit to see Erg suffer a horrible betrayal at the hands of a human. Fast forward to the present, we saw Blink fitting in with the Morlocks, who were led by the one-eyed Erg. Erg is such a mutant purist these days, he allows no humans in the Morlock Tunnels, and he forces mutants that are not outwardly deformed to brand the letter M to their faces to stay amongst the Morlocks. In DC, the Inner Circle’s new recruits were training to combine their powers to destroy buildings. Lorna snooped and discovered they were targeting important government buildings like the White House & Capitol Building. On a raid to get food, Blink helped fellow Morlock Glow escape after Glow got shot.

Meanwhile, Laura Strucker was avoiding sleep so that she could avoid seeing Andy in their shared dream space. Blink teleported to the Mutant Resistance base to recruit Caitlin Strucker for her skills as a nurse and Eclipse for his glowing blood, which Glow needed in a transfusion. Erg flipped out when he saw a human (Cait) in the tunnels. #predictable. Laura went into the dream space to tell Andy to leave her alone, but he was being assisted/amplified by the mind witch triplets: the Stepford Cuckoos. In the dream, Andy & Laura gripped hands, leading to the start of a nuclear explosion, with shimmering white-hot energy flooding everywhere. When the Cuckoos turned up the aggressiveness, Laura fled.

To complete her cure for Glow, Caitlin needed supplies from the abandoned clinic. Erg insisted on going along with Blink & Cait, though he snidely pointed out Caitlin can’t defend herself without powers. She had a gun however, and she used it when Purifiers interrupted their mission. Father Reed Strucker confronted Laura about the darkside to the VonStrucker powers, which convinced her to stop pursuing Andy – for now. Erg had his #NotAllHumans moment with Caitlin Strucker, and Glow was gonna recover. By the way, I really think her power is “glowing.” (Look out, Magneto!) The very last scene we saw Eclipse was trying to kidnap Max, of the Inner Circle, to pump him for info on the upcoming attacks. In the process he got shot and appeared to have accidentally killed Max. I guess we’ll find out tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “calaMity,” when one of the Inner Circle goes missing, Reeva intensifies security in their compound; Caitlin and Reed consider using the serum to restrict Lauren’s use of her powers.

Find out if Caitlin and Reed use the serum tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be tuning in for Lethal Weapon and The Flash.

Megan’s Choice

NCIS: New Orleans returns after a couple weeks off, and I am super happy because this season has me constantly on the edge of my seat with the intriguing storylines that have been going on with Pride. He is supposed to be working his new job after his promotion, but somehow he ends up back helping the team case after case. Pride’s father died saving his life, so that is an emotional issue Pride has to sort out over the rest of the season, and I’m hoping we see more of him with his brother, because they are fantastic together. Last time, we got to see Gregorio go undercover as a Navy wife, and it was great to see another side of her. She doesn’t really seem to have any female friends anymore, but her friendship with Sebastian, who invited her to move in last week when he learned she had to leave her apartment, is a lot of fun.

On tonight’s episode, “X,” NCIS investigates the disappearance of a Navy entomologist after a deadly shooting at a research lab. Nero, with Naval Intelligence, joins the investigation when the team discovers a rare and deadly virus was also stolen. LeVar Burton guest stars as Nero.

To see if the team can find the solution before it is too late, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The Flash, NCIS, Lethal Weapon, The Gifted, FBI, Roswell, New Mexico, Ellen’s Game of Games, New Amsterdam, and The Rookie.

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