If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/22/19

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

We get two episodes of Hawaii Five-0 tonight – the second directed by series star Alex O’Loughlin. Fun! But first…let’s talk about last week’s episode, which was exciting because it coupled a hurricane with a drug lord being hunted by an assassin. Steve was especially unhappy hearing that the drug lord was going to be brought to Iolani Palace to wait out the storm, not only because of all the civilians who were taking shelter there but because he knew a family that had been killed by one of the bad guy’s bombs. He felt a little better later on after learning the guy was turning State’s evidence about rival cartels. Unfortunately, they almost lost him when they figured out an assassin from one of those rival cartels had snuck in to hunt him down and take him out – with the assistance of one of the FBI team escorting the bad guy. And that assassin stabbed a young deputy. We never did learn if that poor guy lived or died. As for the assassin and the drug lord, the assassin was killed and the drug lord tried to escape, nearly getting killed by the wrong FBI agent, but the team saved him and then took him back into custody.

As for the rest of the team… Tani & Junior were sent out into the early bits of the storm to help rescue any stranded civilians or anyone who was refusing to evacuate the required evac zones. Unfortunately for Tani, she stumbled into a stash house and got tied up, only to talk the guy’s kid into untying her. Then she learned what the place was, right before the even worse bad guys showed up to get to the money (and drugs?) kept there at the house, and she had the family (the ones who had originally tied her up) hide in the closet while she took on the three guys alone. She was just about to have to fight it out with the last one after running out of ammunition, but Junior showed up just in time and shot the guy. And then there was Danny…who stayed safe at his house with Rachel and Charlie (Grace was on a college tour or something in California.). Why Danny was able to stay home when they were so busy at the Palace, I don’t know. But whatever. There were a lot of sparks between Rachel and Danny, so we’ll see if they’re leading them to get back together this season or not.

On tonight’s first episode, “Hapai ke kuko, hanau ka hewa (When Covetousness is Conceived, Sin is Born),” when the top salesperson for a beauty company/pyramid scheme is murdered, Five-0 sifts through a long list of possible suspects who would want her dead. Also, Adam befriends a homeless man estranged from his family. Matthew Lawrence guest stars.

Then on the second episode, “E’ao lu’au a kualima (Offer Young Taro Leaves To),” Junior is torn between his duties as a member of Five-0 and his feelings for his former girlfriend when her new love, the father of her son, is one of the culprits in a bank-heist-turned-homicide. J.J. Soria guest stars.

Don’t miss a fun two hours in Hawaii tonight on CBS starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Last Man Standing, MacGyver, The Cool Kids, & Proven Innocent.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Phoebe’s Choice

The premiere of Doom Patrol really set the tone last week, with Mr. Nobody breaking the 4th wall right out of the gate. He quickly related to us that this would be a “loser metahuman story” in all the droll Alan Tudyk brings to the role. We saw a deep flashback that created him through a f’d up Nazi experiment. We then explored the Robotman background story that tied most of the episode together. He was a former Nascar driver in a bad marriage, who was in a fiery wreck and woke up a cyborg in The Chief’s care. This whole series will be centered around The Chief, who rehabilitates damaged super heroes at Doom Manor. Cliff Steel/Robotman adapted to his new existence and cohabitation alongside Elasti-Woman and Negative Man. The former is a golden aged starlet who gained disfiguring powers when exposed to toxic gas, the latter a heroic pilot who passed through a radioactive cloud in space, ala Fantastic Four origins because Post Modernism.

Robotman slowly started to recall his past and realized his wife and daughter were in the wreck that destroyed his body. This led to twenty plus years of depression on Doom Manor until he met “Crazy Jane” in 2018. She is a Borderline Personality Disorder character who has powers split amongst personalities, like David/Legion. Their awkward love slowly blossomed, but it also ledto a day in town for the oddballs and lugnuts, which turned out to be a bad idea. Most of them freaked out with only Cliff holding his shit together.

After such a high-profile incident, The Chief knew they must flee the town, as all his enemies would now be coming. They were nearly ready to flee with him, but they would like to help Robotman find his (now known to be alive) daughter before they go. And then right on time, Mr. Nobody showed up! This show is gonna be wicked awesome. There thumbs-up!

On tonight’s episode, “Donkey Patrol,” following Mr. Nobody’s capture of The Chief, the Doom Patrol investigate the mysterious albino donkey and discover it’s a door to another universe, where Mr. Nobody is in control.

Check out this fun new show streaming first thing this morning on DC Universe starting at 9AM/8AMc.

Megan’s Choice

I was worried that I would miss having Jack on MacGyver, but Desi is actually fantastic. Last episode, she proved that she can keep the team safe and still work side by side with them. Her biggest downfall is that she is nervous about building personal relationships with the team due to her fear of letting it cloud her judgment. Sorry, Desi… That’s not how the Phoenix works. She is bound to come around eventually, and I already sense some good tension between her and Mac.

On tonight’s episode, “Lidar + Rogues + Duty,” the Phoenix must recover the body of a pilot whose plane crashed while testing an experimental laser mapping system that MacGyver designed. Also, Riley tries to identify the hacker who tricked a SWAT team into arresting her and Elwood.

Find out who set Riley up tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Hawaii Five-0 and Proven Innocent.

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