If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/23/19

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

I’m enjoying the new season of S.W.A.T.. Last week was a good one… The new Lt. Lynch really fumbled the ball when she spoke signed SWAT up for an undercover operation and went to the team with it first before even speaking with Hicks. Not only that, but she talked with and gave the mayor all the details as well, which is a no-no for Hicks. Fortunately, when Chris and Street went undercover in a counterfeit money op to take down (again) a local gang, things went as good as can be expected. No one was hurt, although it looked shaky for a minute, and they were able to nab all the bad guys and get all the counterfeit money before it could be distributed. But the whole thing left a bad taste in Hicks’s and Hondo’s mouths about Lt. Lynch.

On the personal side of things, Hondo’s parents were still at odds (no surprise, really), but Hondo convinced his mom to come out to the car show for both Daryl and Hondo himself, not for his dad. She did, and I could tell it meant a lot to Daryl to have her there, since he’d worked hard helping Hondo’s dad with his car. We’re still wondering what Senior’s health issue is, since he coughed up blood a couple of episodes ago. When will we (and more importantly, Hondo) find out? Gotta be something serious, I’m guessing… As for the not-so-serious, Chris helped smooth the way for Street and Molly Hicks, even though she didn’t look entirely happy about it. She’s trying so hard to be happy with Kira and Ty, but obviously she has some feelings for Street. I want her to be happy with them. I love that odd relationship. I don’t want her with Street, simply because on this show, they won’t keep them together (I mean, look at how it went with Hondo & Jessica…). Guess we’ll see…

On tonight’s episode, “Immunity,” Deacon’s family gets caught in the crosshairs of a drug cartel when he and the SWAT team aim to bring down its leader, a former foreign rebel force leader running drugs in plain sight via a local flower market. Also, Hondo receives troubling news regarding his father, and Tan is forced to go before an internal review board due to his girlfriend’s indiscretion.

See if Deacon can protect his family tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Limetown, Chicago Med, The Goldbergs, Schooled, Chicago Fire, Guy’s Grocery Games, Nancy Drew, SEAL Team, Single Parents, & Chicago PD.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Phoebe’s Choice

Tonight marks the end of Wu-Tang: An American Saga as far as we know so far. We have followed the fictionalized but often very true to reality story of a Staten Island rap group’s early formation. It almost must culminate tonight in the recording of the song “Protect Ya Neck,” which catapulted them into the limelight of the New York City underground rap scene. That song would go on to assure their first group album got put out, as numerous members of the crew also got lucrative solo album contracts.

Last week’s episode started with a character we’ve never seen, Attila, being released from prison. He strolled out of Sing Sing and was picked up by a friend, who took him all the way back to the Stapleton Projects, where he smashed dude’s head into the windshield for not sending him money when he was locked up. He got out the car and fired two shots in the air, and people all around were like “Attila is back!” Across town, RZA was dealing with the fallout at his label. His album had been dropped, and while he visited the photoshoot for GZA’s album cover, he found out his agent had dropped him as well.

We saw Atilla go on a spree of violent armed robberues, leveling person after person for the contents of their pockets. Dennis, the future Ghostface Killah, lost his temper and decided to rob one of his regular weed clients from Wall Street. He declared decidedly: “My name ain’t D-Love no more!” After that, he had to hide out at home, as he was wanted now by the cops. So the episode periodically showed him watching Wu-Tang kung fu movies with his two disabled little brothers. They re-did several scenes in the Wu movies, having the warriors wear Nike high tops and speak with ghetto slang and inflections. This show has been very innovative and funny with its approach to multimedia Easter eggs, and this was a prime example.

Raekwon was starting to earn a rep as a rapper in Cressi’s studio, until he narrowly avoided getting caught up in a raid at Cressi’s home. Randomly, Attila overheard the lie that RZA had 60 thousand dollars from his “Prince Rakeem” video. Based on that misinformation, he robbed RZA of all his music equipment and tapes. We saw that Sherri, in Ohio, may be pregnant with Ghostface’s child. When Dennis learned that Attila robbed RZA, he declared war on the giant criminal, promising us an exciting showdown in today’s finale. And who knows? Maybe Hulu has been pulling in a good enough audience to justify a second season that covers the next few years of Wu life in the mid 1990s???? We can only hope.

This week’s episode, “Assassination Day,” is available now on Hulu.

I’ll also be watching Castle Rock, Cake, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

Megan’s Choice

Last week was an incredible crossover event for all of us #OneChicago fans – across all three dramas, there were so many intense moments that fed our TV addict souls. While I love all three of these shows, tonight I am recommending Chicago PD, and that is mostly due to the fact that PD has managed to keep me enthralled the most this season so far. The new member of the team, Rojas, has been struggling to learn to follow the rules again since coming out of deep undercover work. She has brought some excitement to the team, and I enjoyed watching her and Atwater flirt. That could be an interesting pairing in the future. Actually, speaking of interesting pairings, I am surprised that Ruzek and Burgess are still hooking up. I get the old connection, but they are both flirting with disaster in this situation. The two of them need to work out a lot of personal damage from past relationships, because otherwise this is going to cause a big issue for the team.

On tonight’s episode, “Brother’s Keeper,” a murder in a Bulgarian neighborhood results in a challenging investigation when locals won’t talk to police. Ruzek has a clash with a patrol officer.

Find out why Ruzek clashes with the officer tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, All American, SEAL Team, Nancy Drew, Single Parents, S.W.A.T., and Riverdale.

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