If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/30/19

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

I always enjoy when sitcoms do holiday-themed episodes, but the Halloween ones are always my favorites. TV characters always seem to have the most creative costumes – way more creative than anything you typically see from your local trick-or-treaters or at an adult costume party. Plus, the writers usually have a lot of fun mixing in some spooky and supernatural storylines into these normally pretty-grounded shows. Tonight, the entire ABC Wednesday night comedy lineup is Halloween-themed. as it goes from the 80s to the 90s and the present day.

In The Goldbergs, “A 100% True Ghost Story,” Beverly scores a bargain on four paintings, but something supernatural is causing them to be destroyed; Barry decides to throw a huge Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed party against Erica’s wishes. Barry Bostwick, Steve Guttenberg, & Stephnie Weir guest star.

Then, in Schooled, “Run, Rick, Run,” Coach Mellor is excited to celebrate Halloween in a couple’s costume with Julie, but his plan might be derailed by Principal Glascott; CB tries to scare the students into not tormenting each other during the school’s annual Halloween parade.

In Modern Family, “The Last Halloween.” Phil is determined to scare Claire on Halloween; Gloria feels self-conscious about her age when someone correctly assumes she is Jay’s wife; Mitch and Cam go to the WeHo Halloween Carnival after Lily decides to go to her first Halloween party alone.

And finally, in Single Parents, “Welcome to Hell, Sickos!” the kids head to the school for a spooky Halloween celebration with Douglas; Will has a stressful night trying to do too much; Poppy and Angie throw a Halloween party at Douglas’s house to try to prove to themselves that they are cool moms.

Check out the Halloween fun tonight on ABC starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Stumptown, Survivor, Riverdale, Nancy Drew, and American Horror Story: 1984.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

My pick tonight is NBC’s #OneChicago, because I can’t pick just one. By far, the most dramatic episode last week was Chicago Med. Maggie’s secret is out, but more importantly, Natalie absolutely lost it. A little boy was brought in by his nanny when he got a nosebleed that wouldn’t stop while they were out at the park, but when Natalie wanted to run tests, the little boy’s parents balked. Turned out they had basically turned away from medicine in favor of holistic remedies. Even though everything seemed to point away from her diagnosis, which meant antibiotics, she was adamant and right at the end, she locked herself inside the ER exam room with the little boy and hooked up the antibiotics, even as his parents railed against it outside and security guards tried to force their way inside. Yeah, she’s truly lost it. It’s gotta be the TBI, but how she’ll get out of this, I have no idea.

Then the biggest news on Chicago Fire was Cruz. He admitted to Brett about Chloe breaking up with him, and when Brett met with Chloe, she admitted that after Otis’s death, she knew she couldn’t handle the worry that came with being a firefighter. Brett told her that to let Cruz and her feelings for him go was an even bigger mistake, and Chloe took that to heart and went to see Cruz. She told him to ask her, and he did, so now they’re engaged. Yay! Also, Kidd killed it at the leadership conference, and smarting because everyone forgot his birthday, Mouch started a newsletter. It was very simple and kind of ugly, and Brett ran with the idea, getting everyone involved in a new one. Unfortunately, Brett kind of just ran off with it, discarding and changing almost everyone’s contributions, until Boden finally just told them no more. The COTW was a towing company owner who was running a scheme to get cars into accidents and then that way his company was right there to tow the cars. Severide put a stop to it and got them closed down and arrested.

Finally, on Chicago PD, it was another “one person covering for another who committed murder” COTW, this time a father covering for his son. I never know how to feel about those. But the bigger issue was with Ruzek, who clashed with a patrol officer after not liking how the officer treated his rookie partner. Unfortunately, when Ruzek got a little too rough with a suspect and the patrol officer had agreed to write up the paperwork, that meant that he was the one in trouble for it. Thankfully Platt got the guy less punishment than he would have gotten (three days’ suspension with no pay), but the guy was pissed off at Ruzek (understandably so), and the other uniforms rallied around him and wouldn’t respond to Intelligence’s calls for backup. Ruzek tried to make it right, but the only thing that the guy wanted was to actually fight it out. Men, I swear! LOL

On tonight’s Chicago Med, “It’s All in the Family,” Dr. Manning’s actions with a recent patient lead to serious repercussions. April and Noah disagree over a patient who is injured after a beating. Dr. Charles is visited by a childhood friend with a surprising revelation.

Then on Chicago Fire, “What Went Wrong,” Cruz and Severide suspect foul play when a fire started by an elderly woman turns deadly. Kidd, Foster, and Brett create a women’s-only lounge. Firehouse 51 celebrates some good news.

Finally, on Chicago PD, “False Positive,” the shocking murder of young boys affects Halstead. Crawford encourages Intelligence to use a new facial-recognition software to help identify a suspect, but the plan backfires.

Don’t miss all the exciting action tonight on NBC starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Goldbergs, Schooled, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, Nancy Drew, SEAL Team, Single Parents, S.W.A.T., & Stumptown.

Phoebe’s Choice

So I’ve got good news, and I’ve got bad news. On the one hand, Cake on FXX is an amazing cartoon/comedy anthology show. On the other, tonight marks the sixth of their short eight-episode Season One. The way I have been describing it is “Liquid Television for Millennials,” although this newer show features live action, which Liquid TV didn’t really do.

They have several ongoing “shows within the show,” one being Quarter Century Poetry’s series of rap videos about being a millennial office worker. She is an amazing low-key, super smooth white female rapper. It is an act best seen to be believed. Last week her performance was minimalist and not very exciting, but it was still a witty bit about writing the perfect email to her boss.

The other main recurring story is “Oh Jerome, no!” about a young guy who keeps committing huge blunders in work and personal life that are just grating social faux pas car wrecks. Last week we saw him buying a bracelet for his girlfriend with his name spelled wrong on the engraving. She loved it and didn’t take it off for the next 8 months. But there was this one picture posted to Facebook, where it appeared she’d taken it off, while in this guitarist’s studio. Jerome buried his jealousy until she actually lost it on the beach one day. She’s devastated, as she’s never taken it off, not once. But he accuses her of taking it off to hook up with that guitarist guy. She showed him the picture was taken in a mirror, therefore that was her other wrist. Oh Jerome, NO! She dumped him, and the episode ended with him searching the beach for the bracelet at night with a metal detector.

This show is weird. This show is genius. It is not for everyone, but it is definitely for me!

On tonight’s episode, “Bullies,” when push comes to shove…

See how this show tackles bullies tonight on FXX at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be tuning in for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Castle Rock, and South Park.

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