If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/9/19

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!

Megan’s Choice

When I was a child, I spent many nights lying awake with a flashlight reading Nancy Drew books and picturing myself there helping her solve these mysteries…so I was ecstatic when I heard that The CW was going to have a show this season based on the teenage detective. Tonight is the premiere of Nancy Drew, and I am very interested to see if they can do my childhood favorite the justice it deserves.

Nancy (Kennedy McMann) is an intelligent teenage detective who solves mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine, but when her mother passes away suddenly, Nancy’s plans for college are put on hold. After her mother died, Nancy decided to stop solving crimes and trying to work toward re-applying to college, but a murder in town forces her into the detective life again. She not only decides to start trying to help solve the murder but finds herself a prime suspect along with four other teenagers who now must all team up to clear their names.

The other four people on the suspect list are Nancy’s nemesis from high school, George Fan (Leah Lewis); a rich girl with a mysterious past, Bess Marvin (Maddison Jaizani); Nancy’s secret boyfriend, Ned “Nick” Nickerson (Tunji Kasim); and amiable burnout Ace (Alex Saxon, The Fix). The show also stars Scott Wolf (The Night Shift, Party of Five, Everwood) as Nancy’s father, attorney Carson Drew; Alvina August as Detective Karen Hart, who is dating Carson; and Riley Smith (Frequency, Proven Innocent, Studio City, Drive) as Ryan Hudson…who I can’t find anything about, although I believe he is somehow related to the victim.

There is bound to be some exciting times with intense storylines and romantic moments.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene; the teens must team up to clear their own names.

To see if Nancy can help solve this murder and clear everyone’s names, tune in to The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, The Masked Singer, Riverdale, SEAL Team, Almost Family, Guy’s Grocery Games, Stumptown, and S.W.A.T.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice #1

ABC is doing blasts from the past this week, and tonight’s The Goldbergs should be a fun one. But first, we have to talk about last week’s episode… Erica and Barry got all packed up and ready for school. Murray insisted on the goodbye being a short one, so surprising everyone, it was, even for Beverly. But things went awry quickly, when Barry (who seemed to hit it off with the guy he thought was his roommate – they were EXACTLY alike. It was frightening!) and Erica realized their housing payments never got sent. They immediately blamed their mother, claiming she did it so she could keep them at home. Turned out that it was Murray, who had suddenly realized they were actually leaving, and he couldn’t handle it. In the end, they worked it out so that Erica and Barry got a room…even though they had to share with each other.

Meanwhile, Dana was back in Jenkintown & William Penn, much to Adam’s delight. And she’d definitely grown into a looker! (Wow, I feel old just saying that. LOL) But she looked so good that Adam was jealous and terrified because all the jocks (and Johnny Atkins…Ick. LMAO) were suddenly interested. So he let his friends convince him to try to win her back into a relationship before the jocks could. Unfortunately, Dana was relying on Adam’s friendship to be the one thing she could count on, and he almost ruined that. Thankfully he fixed it, and they were back to being the friends they’d been before.

On tonight’s episode, “Food in a Geoffy,” inspired by Murray’s love of sandwiches, Geoff starts a food delivery service aptly named Food in a Geoffy. But he quickly learns running a business comes with challenges. Meanwhile, Adam is the only child at home now and gets a lot more attention from Beverly! Alumni from 1980s hit comedy series Cheers, including Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, and George Wendt, guest star as Geoff’s customers.

Travel back in time to a place where everybody knows your name tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Riverdale returns to The CW to kick off its fourth season. It seems like every year, the teens of Riverdale find themselves dealing with some crazy new over-the-top threat, from masked serial killers, to cults, to prison fight clubs, and more. And it looks like things are once again going to get dangerous this season. As the third season came to a close, we got a flash-forward to spring break. Archie, Betty, and Veronica had apparently done something horrible and were vowing to one another that they would never speak of what they did again. Then they burned their clothes, as well as Jughead’s iconic beanie. However, Jughead was mysteriously not present… Did something happen to him?!

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I got the chance to talk about the series with the creator and some of the cast members. (You can watch my interview videos from the press room at NoReruns.net.) They said that this season we will be going back to basics, with a renewed focus on the teens in school. So we’ll start at the beginning of the school season and work our way up to this mysterious event eluded to in last season’s finale.

However, before we get to that, there’s some sad news that the show needs to deal with – the untimely passing of star Luke Perry. Tonight’s season premiere will pay tribute to the beloved actor, as well as work his death into the story of the series and write Fred Andrews out of the show. It will likely be a very sad episode but also a celebration of Luke Perry.

On tonight’s premiere, “Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam,” as the residents of Riverdale prepare for its upcoming Independence Day parade, Archie receives a phone call that will change the rest of his life forever.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Schooled, Modern Family, Single Parents, Stumptown, Survivor, The Masked Singer, Almost Family, Nancy Drew, and American Horror Story: 1984.

Jenny’s Choice #2

On the Stumptown premiere, we met Dex and got to see a lot of her backstory (about her former flame/almost fiancé, etc). Last week, we learned more about her but also about how she and Grey met and became friends. We also learned more about Grey and his past – which is now catching up to him! Dun dun dun… He got sent to prison for a little over a year for auto theft, but when his former partner showed up at the bar, it seems like maybe he did a little more than that, because it seems like their old boss or whatever bad guy is back and wants his money. Grey used his half to buy his bar. And at the end of the episode, we saw his partner, who told Grey he was going to skip town and go on the run so he couldn’t be found – now dead. Oops. Surely Grey didn’t kill him, right?

As for Dex, after getting hired by a guy to find a woman he met in a bar who might have given him the wrong phone number (she did…), the case got a lot more complicated when it turned out the woman was one of a team of two women who fleeced men. The rich dude was supposed to be a mark, but the woman he made a connection with changed her mind. Unfortunately, her partner (who police believed had killed a man before) did not, so she was planning to kill him. Thankfully Dex showed up in time to rescue him. And her work on the case didn’t go unnoticed. Hoffman still likes her, but now, even Lieutenant Cosgrove has started to like her. She advised Dex that if she was going to do this, to do it right: get some training and get licensed. Awesome. I’m digging this show, truly.

On tonight’s episode, “Rip City Dicks,” in hopes of becoming a certified private investigator, Dex seeks mentorship from veteran PI Artie Banks. Meanwhile, Hoffman grows suspicious of Grey after evidence proves that he has a connection to a victim in his case.

Meet Dex’s new mentor and see how Hoffman connects Grey to the dead man tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Schooled, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, Nancy Drew, SEAL Team, Almost Family, Single Parents, & S.W.A.T.

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