If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/1/19

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!

Jenny’s Choice

I’m probably the most excited I’ve been about a premiere than I have been in a while… Season two of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan premiered overnight last night, and I can’t wait to watch. The overall season one story of Mousa bin Suleiman, his wife Hanin, and their children is done. No returning for them. (If you remember, he was an up-and-coming terrorist, and even though his motives might have been good – providing good lives for his family and fellow Muslims – the way he went about it wasn’t good, and his wife was planning on taking their kids and running. She did, but the oldest – their son – sided with and stayed with his father. Jack Ryan (and more on that awesomeness in a minute) ended up taking Suleiman down at the hospital, where the plan had been to set off a dirty bomb while the POTUS was there. There was almost an issue with Cathy’s (Jack’s love interest, the daughter of his former boss) safety, but Jack saved her just in time.

We can’t forget Grier, either. He’d been demoted after his actions in Karachi, and he and Jack didn’t have a great start. But what started out as a very contentious relationship between Jack and his new boss turned into a great working relationship, and when he was reassigned to Moscow at the end of the season, this time because of his good work throughout the Suleiman problem, he decided to take Jack along with him.

Jack… Oh, Jack Ryan. After the first season wrapped, I went and watched all of the Jack Ryan movies, and I gotta say, I like the show better. I mean, I liked some of the movies more than others too, but I absolutely loved John Krasinski in the role. He’s much younger than the movie actors (since this is the origin story, duh…but still…), and that is more interesting for me. And Krasinski, who was most notably known for his role in the comedy The Office, plays the dramatic role like he was born for it. I can’t wait to see how he does in season two!

Don’t miss the complete season two out on Amazon now!

I’ll also be watching The Great British Baking Show finale, American Housewife, CMT’s Nashville Squares, Hawaii Five-0, & Blue Bloods.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

First of all, I can’t believe it is November already! We had a very chilly and rainy Halloween last night here in Ontario, but the kids had fun despite that – Mommy was a little cold, but it comes with the job of parenting. (At least I got some treats at the end of the night too, a bonus to having a child who is allergic to nuts.) Tonight I’m looking forward to relaxing at home, curled up on the couch and watching some great television.

One of tonight’s shows is going to be Hawaii Five-0, and I don’t know about you, but I have really been enjoying this season so far. There is some excellent character growth for the cast as a whole, and I’ve been loving the flirting between Tani and Junior, but I really want that to move into a full-blown relationship sooner rather than later. The addition of Quinn to the team has been a step in the right direction because it has renewed the energy of the Five-0 squad, as well as added some interesting sexual tension between her and Steve. That’s another relationship that would be great to watch unfold.

On last week’s episode, it was Halloween, with the traditional party as well as an appearance by my favorite coroner, Max, who now has an adopted son who is quirky yet amazing like Max. The team ended up working multiple cases. One was the case of a missing girl whose body was finally found, but then it was stolen from the morgue. It turned out it was the killers who stole the body, but then her sister started murdering the killers, and while that’s obviously bad, it is kind of a just dessert for them taking a young girl’s life. I found the cases to be very emotional last week, and I enjoyed having Max back. He and Noelani make a great team. It would be fun to see more episodes with them both there.

On tonight’s episode, “A ‘ohe pau ka ‘ike I ka halau ho’okahi (All knowledge is not learned in just one school),” McGarrett and the team investigate when a deadly hit-and-run involves a driverless car carrying heroin, and what could be a new means for delivering drugs. Also, Tani and Quinn are stuck with a pair of YouTubers (comedy duo Tom Allen and John Parr), who are brought on a ride-along with Five-0.

Can the team put an end to the drug dealing of the future? Find out tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Blue Bloods, Magnum P.I., and Charmed.

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