If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/29/19

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 #1

It’s an exciting Sunday for me because two of my favorites are back! First up is the season premiere of NCIS: LA, which ended last season with the fate of two members of the team in extreme jeopardy. The team was kind of all spread out in last season’s finale, all fighting the same fight – except for Nell and Eric, who were in San Francisco fighting the fight against Nell’s mom’s health problems. But Callen and Sam were aboard the USS Allegiance with Navy Captain Harmon Robb Jr (David James Elliott), Hetty was stateside, working with Marine Lt. Col. Sarah “Mac” Mackenzie (Catherine Bell) to learn more about the bad guys the rest of the team was fighting to stop, and Kensi and Deeks were over in Iran with Sabatino…and were trapped in the mobile CIA unit with him and a few others when they came under attack by ISIS fighters. They were literally trapped inside this metal box with no way out and not a lot of options. Obviously they won’t be going anywhere, so somehow, someone has to stop the ISIS guys, but who will it be?? The others are all thousands of miles away, trying to stop a missile attack that could potentially start WWIII.

We get more of Harm and Mac tonight, which is super exciting for JAG fans, but what I would also love to see more of is Sabatino. I think there’s an awesome chance here for another spinoff. I love him and his portrayer, Erik Palladino.

On tonight’s episode, “Let Fate Decide,” Callen and Sam work with Navy Capt. Harmon Rabb, Jr. to apprehend spies aboard the USS Allegiance. Also, Hetty partners with Marine Lt. Col. Sarah “Mac” Mackenzie to neutralize a missile attack in the Middle East, and Kensi and Deeks are trapped in a mobile CIA unit in Iraq while under attack by ISIS.

Don’t miss the exciting conclusion to last season’s finale episode on CBS (starting late because of football) at 9:30/8:30c.
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Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, FOX’s Animation Domination lineup returns for a new season, and joining regulars The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, and Family Guy is the new series Bless the Harts, from creator Emily Spivey (Up All Night, SNL). The series has a bit of a King of the Hill vibe to it but with female characters at the forefront. Jenny Hart (Kristen Wiig, SNL) is a single mother living in Greenpoint, NC, where she works at a diner called The Last Supper (where Jesus himself appears to be a regular), in order to try to support her family, but she is constantly struggling to pay the bills. Living with her are creative, artistic teenager Violet (Jillian Bell, Workaholics, Brittany Runs a Marathon), who is writing her own comic book, and lottery-addicted mother Betty (Maya Rudolph, The Good Place, SNL), who is constantly at odds with her daughter. Jenny has been dating nice guy Wayne (Ike Barinholtz, The Mindy Project) for the past ten years, but the two still haven’t moved in with one another. Wayne has been like a father to Violet and would do anything for her, always looking for some sign of her approval.

While I wasn’t blown away by tonight’s premiere, I thought the show did have some really fun moments and a lot of potential, plus an amazing comedic voice cast. I still remember how I initially thought the series premiere of Bob’s Burgers was awful, and then it quickly became my favorite of the FOX animation lineup, so I’m definitely going to give this one a few episodes to see where it goes. I think it’s worth checking out tonight, along with the rest of the hilarious animated lineup.

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I got a chance to talk about the series with the showrunner and two of the stars. You can watch my interview video from the press room at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s premiere, “Hug N’ Bugs,” Jenny discovers a secret of Betty’s that may help her pay overdue bills; Wayne is hurt when he discovers that Jenny’s daughter Violet is featuring her biological father in her comics; Wayne tries to build Violet the tree house of her dreams.

Check it out tonight on FOX at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Godfather of Harlem, The Rookie, Fear the Walking Dead, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge — Adventure Awaits, and Succession.

Jenny’s Choice #2

Last season’s finale for then-freshman series The Rookie was an exciting one, as the rookies had to put off their exams to deal with a potential biological terrorist attack. The group was all split up to track down suspects and leads, and Lucy (Chen) and Tim (Bradford) were sent to the home of another bus passenger who actually wanted to report an accidentally switched backpack… Dun dun dun! Sure enough, when Bradford looked inside, he could see the biological weapon. And unfortunately, the guy had cut himself on something inside the bag when he was looking through it and discovering it wasn’t his, and before they could do anything about it, he coughed up blood…all over Tim, who promptly shut the door in Lucy’s face to protect her. Meanwhile, (John) Nolan was working with Jessica Russo, and they tracked one suspect to a shed in someone’s backyard. Russo took the shot and killed the guy, even though Nolan later confessed to (Talia) Bishop that he didn’t think the guy was actually reaching for a weapon. Bishop told him Russo had probably taken the shot for the better good, because who knew if the guy had a weapon…or was a weapon because he was already infected. But the coolest moment of it all was when Angela (Lopez) & Jackson (West) chased the other suspect onto a bus full of people. The guy started threatening to unleash the weapon on all those on the bus. Jackson created a distraction, which allowed Lopez to take him out with a perfectly placed shot.

Of course, all wasn’t well… Bradford got an experimental treatment from the CDC, he and Chen stepped out of the house where he’d been quarantined (and she’d been patiently waiting with him), and it seemed like everything was going to be A-okay…until he suddenly looked…off, tired, etc, and collapsed.

So will Bradford be okay? Was the collapse just exhaustion, in reaction to the treatment, or something worse? Eric Winter isn’t going anywhere, so hopefully it was just exhaustion or a bit of PTSD from the whole experience. But one character/actor IS going away. There was a lot of behind-the-scenes drama that led to Afton Williamson (Talia Bishop) quitting the show. I believe they’ve written her exit in with the story line about her lying about her foster brother, but I could be wrong. As for what that does for John Nolan’s partner, I’m not exactly sure. I do know that they’re bringing in a new male character to kind of take him under his wing and mentor him. So…

On tonight’s episode, “Impact,” danger is ever-present as the officers of the Mid-Wilshire precinct grapple with the aftermath of a plotted attack on the city of Los Angeles, leaving Officer Bradford fighting for his life. Flash forward two weeks, and the rookies receive the shocking results of their latest training exam, leaving one officer questioning what the future holds. Meanwhile, tension develops at home as Nolan and Lopez advance in their relationships with Jessica and Wesley. Mark Cuban guest stars as himself.

Learn Bradford’s fate and the results of the big training exam tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Celebrity Family Feud, Halloween Wars, & Outrageous Pumpkins.

Megan’s Choice

When I first read about God Friended Me last season before it premiered, I thought it was going to be a cheesy show that was cancelled quickly, but after watching the first episode, I was actually pleasantly surprised. This show has some fantastic writing and the cast is perfect together. It was great to see Miles and Cara start to explore a relationship but also sad when she went away at the end of the finale. Hopefully she’s back from Paris sooner than later, because I love them together. I am also looking forward to another season full of friend suggestions and interesting problems being solved.

On tonight’s episode, “Joy,” Miles tries to help the God Account’s new friend, Joy, figure out what the account wants from her after she receives her first friend suggestion since getting Miles’s name — a soldier on leave in New York. Also, Simon helps Cara reconnect with an important person from her past while she’s in Paris; Rakesh settles into his new role as head of Research & Development at IdentitySeal; and Trish is concerned when Arthur is reluctant to buy a new home with his fiancée and sell the house where he raised his family.

See how Miles deals with his new protege tonight on CBS at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS: LA and The Rookie.

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