If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/1/19

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

Last week, The Resident returned for its third season on FOX. In the opening moments, we learned that it was Nic’s sister Jessie who didn’t survive the surgery, while her father did. Nic was taking the loss hard, and even though it had been a month, Nic was still not ready to scatter to her sister’s ashes and say goodbye. Mina tried to convince Nic to come back to work, letting her know that Red Rock Mountain Medical had cut the funding for her free clinic – this conglomerate that purchased Chastain Park only cares about the bottom line and profits over patients.

Back at the hospital, a young patient had run away at the sight of a needle, and Conrad tracked him to the basement. However, there was a gas leak and the proton beam accelerator exploded, sending shrapnel into Conrad and particle physicist Annie. While treating their injuries, the doctors discovered that Annie had Stage 4 cancer, which she was determined to fight. There was some suspicion that the explosion might not have been an accident and that someone at Red Rock may have wanted to eliminate the costly machinery that was hardly being utilized, in favor of the insurance payout.

Meanwhile, Kit got wind that Red Rock was thinking of not renewing her contract due to her low billing rate of just $2M per year. However, they were excited to bring in rock star neurosurgeon Barrett Cain, with his $80M per year in billings. Plus, last season’s miracle triple transplant patient, Eloise, was now an intern at the hospital but must take extreme precautions when seeing sick patients due to her cystic fibrosis.

The series is back in full form, and the new staff shake-ups at the hospital should make for some interesting new dynamics this season. It seems so long ago that we were holding our breath every time that Dr. Bell entered the operating room. Now it seems like he should be the least of the patients’ concerns – they should be more worried about the hospital administrators who see them as a number and whose sole goal is to maximize profits, even at the expense of their needs.

On tonight’s episode, “Flesh of My Flesh,” intending to garner publicity for the hospital, Cain tries to recruit Bell and Kit on a dangerous surgery; the Raptor develops an emotional attachment to a patient; Mina’s friend arrives with shocking news.

Find out what Bell and Kit decide about the surgery tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Bless This Mess, mixed-ish, black-ish, Emergence, and This Is Us.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

Last week’s FBI premiere gave us several new things to watch on the show. First, of course, is the new boss, Isobel Castille, played by Alana De La Garza. Castille (and her portrayer) were originally slotted to be on the spinoff, and in fact was in the planted pilot for that, but when Sela Ward left the original, I guess they decided to bring Castille over to this one. Not sure what that’ll mean for the spinoff and her part there. Anyway, I wasn’t a big fan of this character in the premiere. I guess we’ll see if she grows on me or not. Another new thing – well, a two-for-one, I suppose – was Kristen got her badge (remember, she studied for and took the exam last season) and is now a field agent, and she’s partnered up with newbie (to the NY office) Stuart Scola, played by John Boyd (Bones & 24). He seemed to be a bit of a hot head, or maybe it was just the way he seemed up against Kristen’s “new to the field” feeling. I didn’t dislike him. I’m just not sure how much I liked him. I’m also not sure how I felt about there being another team to concentrate on out in the field. I guess with OA’s story line (which was kind of a heartbreaker), we needed the others out there since Maggie was alone. But still… We’ll see how it goes going forward for both the new boss as well as new agents out in the field. So far Boyd is a recurring character, not a series regular, so I don’t know if he’ll be around every week for the whole season or what. One thing I did love was OA’s visit to Maggie’s porch and their talk. Love them.

On tonight’s episode, “The Lives of Others,” after the son of a prominent Mommy blogger is kidnapped, the team must sweep through her two million followers to find the culprit. Also, Kristen continues to adjust to life as a field agent with her new partner.

See how Kristen does this week tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Conners, NCIS, Chopped, & NCIS: New Orleans.

Megan’s Choice

The season premiere of New Amsterdam was incredibly emotional, and I was left with so many questions when the credits rolled. As we all know, Sharpe, Bloom, Max, and baby Luna all survived the crash, but unfortunately we found out at the end of the episode that Georgia did not. She died on the table due to a blood clot in her brain. From the episode, we gathered that Bloom is trying to avoid all pain medications, even though she is in almost unbearable pain. However, she and Sharpe are friends again because Sharpe was there to hold her while she sobbed in pain. Speaking of Sharpe, she has been traveling, trying to get more funding for the cancer treatment that has pretty much saved Max’s life, but when she was in the same area as Max, something has changed drastically. I’m not sure what yet, but those two aren’t as close as they were, and I’m overwhelmed with the need to know more now. As far as Max goes, he is doing his best to be a single father, and the staff at the hospital helps, but you can see he is struggling, and my heart breaks for him. Going forward this season, I suspect there will be a lot of healing required, but also there will be a lot of changes for our core staff, and I am anxious to see how it plays out.

On tonight’s episode, “The Big Picture,” Max invokes a hospital-wide census in effort to get to know the staff of New Amsterdam on a deeper level. Reynolds takes a leap of faith that lands him in hot water, and Dr. Castro extends her treatment plan to more patients in the hospital.

Find out what trouble Reynolds has gotten himself into tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, FBI, Bless This Mess, Emergence, The Resident, mixed-ish, black-ish, and This Is Us.

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