If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/15/19

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!

Kyle’s Choice

From 2002-2007, the Disney Channel animated action comedy-adventure series Kim Possible followed the adventures of teenage crime fighter Kim Possible, who balanced saving the world with dealing with the normal problems of a high school student. Helping her on her missions was clumsy best friend Ron Stoppable and his pet naked mole rat Rufus. Providing them with remote technical assistance was 10-year old computer genius Wade. While Team Possible came up against many different criminals, their biggest foe was super-villain Dr. Drakken and his sidekick Shego (who was often the more grounded and sensible of the pair).

Tonight, these characters return in a brand new live-action Disney Channel Original Movie, Kim Possible. In the film, Kim (Sadie Stanley) and Ron (Sean Giambrone, The Goldbergs) enter high school and become friends with Athena (Ciara Riley Wilson, OMG!). With Kim’s guidance, Athena transforms into the newest member of Team Possible and soon starts to eclipse Kim. When Drakken (Todd Stashwick, 12 Monkeys) and Shego (Taylor Ortega) resurface in Middleton, the team must stop them. The movie also stars Issac Ryan Brown (Raven’s Home) as Wade, Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) as Kim’s mother Dr. Ann Possible, Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio) as Professor Dementor, and Christy Carlson Romano (the original voice of Kim) as Poppy Blu.

I was a huge fan of the original animated series and can’t wait to check out tonight’s film to see how these characters translate into the real world.

Go back to your childhood (or in Jenny’s case, her son’s childhood…she sighed sadly…) tonight on Disney Channel at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Doom Patrol, The Umbrella Academy, Fresh Off the Boat, Proven Innocent, and Strike Back.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Phoebe’s Choice

DC has a third show for its new streaming platform DCU, now that Doom Patrol debuted in the middle of the night last night. And since they released three episodes a week of Young Justice, that season zoomed by. We did already get a preview of some members of this misfit hero team, when they appeared in season one of Titans, but they are adding a few as well – for starters, a version of Cyborg. There’s a new young lady afflicted with multiple personalities as well. That’s an ongoing theme with this team… They are all a bit crazy or broken in some way, and the guy who lets them live at his mansion is trying to heal them all.

But he also finds time to send them against this crazy-looking villain that I presume will be a season long Big Bad kind of situation. Seriously, the villain looks fierce, with this weird glowy only partially in reality look going on. Super menacing. Another crazy aspect to this one is that they somehow landed Brandon Frasier to play an ex-car driver that is now a giant depressed robot. I’m telling you, this show is weird and dark. I’ve never read the comic, so I don’t have a lot to weigh expectations against, but this show looks lots of fun, so I’m in!

On tonight’s episode, the reluctant heroes of the Doom Patrol – Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane face the threat of Mr. Nobody, who’s after The Chief.

Check it out now and weekly on DCU!

Jenny’s Choice

Jane’s alive! Last week’s Blindspot was a fun one for fans of Rich and Patterson. They figured out that Jane needed the Stanton stem cells, but the only ones available “belonged” to a billionaire hypochondriac named Ken Li, who supposedly never leaves his house. There was no way he was going to sell them (or give them up freely…), but Patterson realized he collected weird medical…stuff (like a snake knife of some weird sort), and she proposed a bargain: the stem cells for the Book of Secrets. He accepted but gave them a time limit of 48 hours. Of course, as Rich pointed out to her on their way out, they didn’t HAVE the book. Through lots of searching for clues and figuring out puzzles, they made their way to Peru and finally to Maccu Picchu, where they unearthed (literally, digging a hole near a sacrificial altar) the book. Unfortunately, Li wasn’t planning on holding to their bargain. He had someone following them, and he flew over and met them with his goons in their room to steal it. Fortunately, Kurt had been so worried about Jane that he’d called Li to try to appeal to him, and he was told Li wasn’t there. He had the FBI track Li’s phone, and when they figured out Li was in Peru, they called the Peruvian police, who busted in after Rich & Patterson gave him the book. That’s when Patterson made him a new deal: give them the Stanton cells and they’d bring him back to the US and have him put under house arrest. Otherwise, he’d have to stay in Peru and go to prison for trying to steal a Peruvian artifact. Obviously he chose to give up the stem cells. The next thing we know, we’re back at the hospital and Jane is up and walking, able to see and breathe just fine. The stem cells cured the Zip poisoning! Yay! (I mean, obviously she wasn’t going to die. But still…)

The B-story this week was Zapata and hacker Del Toro (or not…it was really Boston) met with Madeline, hoping to get more info to stop her plans for taking down a plane. Boston as Del Toro worked – better than they’d wanted, in fact, because Madeline told them at the end of the episode that she was ready to do it then instead of waiting. Eek!

On tonight’s episode, “Though This Be Madness, Yet There is Method In’t,” the FBI races to stop Madeline’s explosive scheme.

See if the FBI can finally stop Madeline or if she’ll continue to wreak havoc tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Kim Possible, Last Man Standing, MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, Proven Innocent, & Blue Bloods.

Megan’s Choice

My daughter and I watch MacGyver together every week – she has a huge crush on Lucas Till, who plays Mac. On the last new episode, we were both very sad that it was Jack’s final episode and are obviously worried about how his departure will affect the chemistry on the show. This week, they are going to add a new character, Desi, who will essentially be the new bodyguard for Mac. I’m not sure how I feel about this, but both my daughter and I are intrigued to see how it changes the show – hopefully for the better!

On tonight’s episode, “K9 + Smugglers + New Recruit,” after a surprising introduction to Phoenix’s newest recruit, Desi (Levy Tran), MacGyver, and team are assigned to escort and protect an ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms) gun-sniffing dog who has a bounty on his head, only to discover they’re not the only ones crashing the weapon drop.

To see if this kickass woman can fill the void left by Jack, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Proven Innocence, Hawaii Five-0, and Blue Bloods.

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