If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/28/19

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, TruTV launches the 10-episode first season of the new firehouse comedy Tacoma FD, starring and created by two of the “Super Troopers,” Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme. Terry McConky (Heffernan) was recently made chief of his firehouse, but he’s having trouble transitioning from being one of the guys to being the more responsible one in charge. His brother-in-law and best friend of 25 years, Captain Eddie Penisi (Lemme), doesn’t make this task any easier. He’s always encouraging his buddy to participate in the firehouse shenanigans. Meanwhile, Councilwoman Linda Price (Suzy Nakamura, The Goldbergs) tries to get the chief back on track before the firehouse gets shut down but is often shocked and appalled by the antics she witnesses whenever she arrives unannounced. The rest of the crew includes Andy Myawani (Eugene Cordero, Black Monday, The Good Place), Granny Smith (Marcus Henderson, Get Out, Homecoming), and the dim-witted Ike Crystal (Gabriel Hogan, Heartland, Condor). And shaking things up at the testosterone-filled firehouse is new probie Lucy (Hassie Harrison, Southbound).

I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere – it had me laughing out loud quite a bit. This show definitely has a similar feel to Super Troopers and the other Broken Lizard comedies. There’s a lot of downtime at the station, so the guys need to find ways to amuse themselves, which usually results in playing pranks on one another or coming up with crazy, stupid competitions. When the bell actually does ring and the guys are called to help someone in need, it’s not typically a matter of life and death, so the fun and games also continue on the job. I’m looking forward to watching more of this show – it looks like a fun, comedic alternative to those more serious first responder dramas.

On tonight’s premiere, “On the Hot Seat,” Tacoma FD’s newest chief, Terry McConky, is under scrutiny by the city council to get serious about his station’s ratings; Terry’s crew puts his job in jeopardy by engaging in a ridiculous competition for a super “sawft” prize.

Join the newest TV firefighters tonight on TruTV at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, Superstore, A.P. Bio, Will & Grace, Abby’s, and The Other Two.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

There’s a new comedy tonight on NBC called Abby’s. From the producers of The Good Place, it stars Natalie Morales (White Collar, Trophy Wife, The Grinder, Access Hollywood) as Abby, who runs a ramshackle bar in her backyard. There are a few rules at Abby’s: no cell phones (not even to “look something up”), earning a seat at the bar takes time, and losing a challenge means drinking a limey, sugary, “not-beer” drink. Abby and her regulars are close, like family, only things get shaken up when Abby’s landlord dies and her nephew (Nelson Franklin – Canned, The Millers, Traffic Light), who inherits the house, finds out about the bar and wants the bar and Abby’s customers gone.

I’ve seen the first couple of episodes and found it quite enjoyable. The premise is silly and fun and the cast is great. Besides Morales and Franklin, the show stars one of my favorite comedic actors, Neil Flynn (The Middle, Scrubs), as well as Jessica Chaffin (Ronna & Beverly, Man with a Plan), Kimia Behpoornia, & Leonard Ouzts. Neil Flynn, as always, was a stand-out to me, along with Morales, who was a lot of fun to watch.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Abby’s unlicensed backyard bar hits a major snag when new landlord Bill, who recently inherited the house from his deceased aunt, shows up and proposes major changes.

Meet Abby and see if Bill closes down her business tonight on NBC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Will & Grace, Beat Bobby Flay, & Impractical Jokers.

Megan’s Choice

Station 19 has only been back for two episodes, and the drama is already flowing quickly. Last episode, Jack and Maya got a medic call to a subway that was stuck on the tracks, only to stumble upon a highly infectious case of bird flu. The train car had to be quarantined, which left Maya and Jack to deal with some angry passengers and a couple of people infected who almost died. This situation only intensified the connection between these two and led to them sleeping together. This is going to complicate things because Jack and Herrera used to be a thing and Maya is Herrera’s best friend. All of that adds up to drama. Going forward, I’m interested to see what happens between them and how it affects the firehouse.

On tonight’s episode, “Baby Boom,” when an RV crashes into Station 19, the team races against the clock to save lives and secure the building’s compromised structure. Meanwhile, a surprise delivery arrives at reception.

To see if the station can save the day as usual, tune in to ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Grey’s Anatomy, For the People, and Beat Bobby Flay.

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