If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/21/20

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!

Phoebe’s Choice

In an interesting pacing turn, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s latest season started last week with their installment in the annual Crisis Crossover as that story’s conclusion. The crossover only really dealt with two “Legends” mostly – Sara Lance and Ray Palmer – so it seemed weird to sacrifice their season premiere to such a minimal overlap. It was still a fun episode. It just did little to nothing to set the tone for what we might expect in this latest Legends season.

So what did happen? Well…everyone from the previous 4 installments of Crisis on Infinite Earths woke up on a newly reformed planet named Earth Prime. Yes, everyyyyyone. So Supergirl & Black Lightning now happen on the same world as The Flash & Batwoman. Cool. So like exactly what happened in the comic version of this story. First order of business was beating some illusionist who used a fake Beebo to distract the heroes as he robbed a bank. Till Flash and Sara figured it out and showed up to kick his ass. Various people were having trouble adjusting to the newly reformed world they shared. For instance, Supergirl now worked for Lex Luthor in the new version of the DEO.

But the Nash version of Harrison Wells had detected that the Anti-Monitor was not quite dead, and sure enough, he soon reformed and the heroes must assemble once more. While the Geek Squad worked on a shrinking bomb that should make the Big Bad shrink infinitely smaller forever, the Muscle and Laser Squad took him on head to head. Eventually the device was created and Supergirl threw it right at him. Bam! Crisis averted. Or at least concluded. Mostly.

Barry showed the united heroes a base he had established for them that featured a shrine to their fallen friend Green Arrow. As they sat down as what could only be seen as the Arrowverse’s Justice League, a strange cackling was heard all about them. Smashcut to credits. So who was that laughing? Beebo again? The Joker? Someone else played by Mark Hamill? I’m really not sure, but I do know that each season of Legends is based on a single problem that causes glitches all through time space. I’m thinking it’s gotta involve the return of Rip Hunter. Let’s just hope Damian Dahrk isn’t a Big Bad for the 4th time, FFS.

On tonight’s episode, “Meet the Legends,” Sara, Ray and Mick are shocked to discover that the Legends have become famous; the Legends discover that their new problem is Rasputin; Constantine thinks he knows the reason for new time blips and informs the team that it won’t be easy to defeat.

Find out the reasons for the time blips tonight on The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be tuning in for Arrow.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

One of the reasons I enjoy FBI so much is because of the balance the writers give us between personal relationships and the cases. It is nice to get small glimpses into the characters and their lives but still have a good amount of focus on the case at hand. Some procedural dramas spend too much time on relationships, so the case feels rushed. It was nice to have Kristen back last week, but she isn’t back in the field yet. I’m not sure she ever will be, to be honest. Getting injured in the field has given Kristen PTSD, and it is apparent that she isn’t ready to go back yet and that the team knows it. While I enjoyed having her in the field, she does incredible work behind the computer, so it may be a perfect place for her after all. Time will tell if she can overcome her fears and get back out in the field, but until then, crimes will get solved faster with her behind the computer for sure.

On tonight’s episode, “Payback,” when the son of a well-known retired FBI agent is taken just blocks from their home in what appears to be a revenge kidnapping, the team must uncover if it’s tied to the agent’s past or trouble the son has gotten into on his own. Also, Isobel must make a hard call when information from the past comes to light.

To see what hard call Isobel has to make, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching FBI: Most Wanted, Arrow, The Resident, Ellen’s Game of Games, NCIS, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back, New Amsterdam, This Is Us, and mixed-ish.

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