If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/18/19

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

Earlier today, Amazon released all eight episodes of the new original series Modern Love from writer/director/producer John Carney (Once, Sing Street). The romantic anthology series is based on a New York Times column of the same name, with each star-studded episode telling a different romantic tale about someone finding love in New York City. However, not all of these stories are the typical boy-meets-girl type of tale. The idea of “love” varies from tale to tale. The first season’s all-star cast includes Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Dev Patel, John Slattery, Brandon Victor Dixon, Catherine Keener, Julia Garner, Andy García, Cristin Milioti, Olivia Cooke, Andrew Scott, Shea Whigham, Gary Carr, Sofia Boutella, and John Gallagher Jr.

I checked out the first two episodes and was pleasantly surprised by how incredibly well-done this series is. The first episode finds a single young woman (Cristin Milioti, How I Met Your Mother) dating under the watchful eye of her doorman, who is like a father figure to her. While the second episode finds a reporter (Catherine Keener) and a successful dating site owner (Dev Patel) each reflecting on second chances with their lost loves, but their stories take very different paths. Each episode feels fresh and different but with the same general tone that provides a nice blend of drama, romance, and humor. While each episode is only 30 minutes long, they are so densely packed and detailed that afterwards you feel like you’ve just watched a feature film. The characters are well-defined and developed, and each episode tells a complete story. I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve seen of the show so far and look forward to checking out the remaining six episodes, especially given the amazing cast list!

Check it out now on Amazon!

I’ll also be watching/recording Looking for Alaska, Living with Yourself, American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, The Blacklist, and Van Helsing.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

Last week on Hawaii Five-0, Steve & Quinn were back on Wes Cullen’s trail. Quinn taunted him at breakfast, and then they tailed him to when he met up with a guy they then tailed to meet up with several others. They assumed the men were going to go to Steve’s to wait for him, but they watched the men go out into the jungle and dig up a barrel full of money. They then assumed (they did a lot of assuming…none of which was correct. LOL) Cullen was going to skip town, but instead, Cullen planted it at Quinn’s house and called in the military police, who then arrested her for money laundering. Steve got her out quickly with a call to the governor, but when he went to Cullen’s to confront him, Cullen pretty much blew him off…and then he himself got blown UP when his house exploded as Steve was leaving. Oops? I just wonder if that will blow back on Steve…

Meanwhile, the rest of the team was dealing with a dead body (a newly dead body) found in the wreckage of a plane that went down in the early 80s and was just recently found. Turned out a thief was on board the plane with millions worth of jewelry and diamonds, and his brother hired a guy to dive down and get them. The guy hired an underwater welder, and that welder shot the guy in order to sell the jewels to the brother herself.

On tonight’s episode, “Ukuli’i ka pua, onaona i ka mau’u (Tiny is the flower, yet it scents the grasses around it),” Five-0 enlists imprisoned hacker Aaron Wright (Joey Lawrence)
to help when a young girl is reported kidnapped, but upon rescue, the culprits are dead, the girl is safe, and she’s not who she claims to be.

Find out who the girl is tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Great British Baking Show, American Housewife, & Blue Bloods.

Megan’s Choice

It is no secret that I thoroughly enjoy Blue Bloods and have since it started. I will say that I have found the dynamics of this season to be slightly different. Eddie and Jamie are actually married now instead of the constant flirting, but I do miss them as partners on the job. However, seeing them happy is a fair trade I suppose. Last week Eddie struggled with her new supervisor being a bit of a jerk and going so far as to make sarcastic remarks about Eddie being married to a Regan now. I’m hoping that going forward they will work out their differences, because Eddie deserves the freedom to be the stellar cop she is. Also on last week’s episode, Nicky told the family she has a huge job interview coming up, but unfortunately it isn’t in New York. That made the family have mixed emotions for sure. Honestly, I think that Nicky is an underutilized character and they should give her a few more central storylines instead of sending her out of town to work.

On tonight’s episode, “Another Look,” Frank takes one of Jamie’s cases to heart when it involves the suspicious death of his friend’s, FBI Agent Wilson Ortega’s, terminally ill wife. Also, after demanding more meaningful cases, Erin receives an unsolved robbery case that proves to be impossible to crack without help from Anthony, and Danny and Baez uncover the shocking truth behind a puzzling assault claim.

See if working together can get Erin’s case solved tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Hawaii Five-0, Magnum PI, and Charmed.

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