If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/6/20

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!

Kyle’s Choice #1

Tonight, NBC kicks off the new comedy Indebted. Young parents Dave (Adam Pally, Happy Endings) and Rebecca (Abby Elliott, Odd Mom Out) are thrilled that they are finally beyond the years of changing diapers and dealing with crying babies and are ready to enjoy their married life. However, that quickly changes when Dave’s parents, Debbie (Fran Drescher, The Nanny) and Stew (Steven Webber, Wings), show up at their door. Years of mismanaging their money and spending beyond their means has finally caught up with Dave’s parents, and now they are broke. So while contractor Dave fixes up their home to sell, Debbie and Stew move in with him, and Dave and Rebecca soon discover that they need to act more like the parents to these child-like adults. Also living with them is Dave’s sister Joanna (Jessy Hodges, Barry).

While I wasn’t bowled over by tonight’s premiere, it did make me laugh a bit. Debbie and Stew can be a bit much after a while, but I did really enjoy the chemistry between Dave and Rebecca. The series has a wonderful cast – I am thrilled to have both Fran Descher and Adam Pally back on my TV – and so I’ll withhold final judgement on this show until I see a few more episodes.

On tonight’s premiere, “Everybody’s Talking About the Pilot,” young parents Dave and Rebecca end up having to take care of Dave’s parents, who have mishandled their finances and need help to pay down a sizable debt.

Meet the newest family on the block tonight on NBC at 9:30/8:30c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

I’m so excited to have Brooklyn Nine-Nine back on my TV, and thankfully, it’s back tonight with a double-episode premiere! When we last left off, in the first episode of the finale, the squad worked hard to take down Commissioner John Kelly. Terry aced his lieutenant’s exam, but that meant he had to transfer to Staten Island. Eek! Then in the finale, Madeline Wuntch was back, and after everything, the big cliffhanger was that she learned that Captain Holt had been promoted to detective after only a month on patrol…and that was against the rules, apparently. So she busted him back down to patrol to get at least the minimum time required. In the end, Kelly was out but Wuntch was in (so I hope the 99 was prepared for what they got), Terry is staying at the 99, and Holt is back down in uniform. That should be very, very interesting going into tonight’s premiere (and it is. It’s fun. I’ve seen them. 😉 )

On tonight’s first episode, “Manhunter,” Jake leads a manhunt after an assassination attempt on a city councilor. Holt adjusts to his new position as a uniformed officer.

Then on the second episode, “Captain Kim,” a new captain at the Nine-Nine attempts to ingratiate herself with Jake and the squad by inviting them over to her house for a dinner party.

Don’t miss the fun 2-episode premiere tonight on NBC starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Last Man Standing, Outmatched, The Unicorn, Deputy, Will & Grace, & Tommy.

Kyle’s Choice #2

Tonight, CBS is also premiering a new series, the new cop drama Tommy. Abigail “Tommy” Thomas (Edie Falco, The Sopranos) is a high-ranking NYPD officer who moves to Los Angeles to become the city’s first female chief of police, taking over for the former chief (Corbin Bernsen, Psych), who was well-liked but fired for sexual misconduct. Tommy is well-qualified for this job but needs to prove herself to all her naysayers, who question her different way of doing things. Always at odds with Tommy is Mayor Buddy Gray (Thomas Sadoski, Life in Pieces), who’s still resentful that a federal judge made him hire a woman for the job. While she may put on a brave face at work, Tommy’s personal and family life is a complex mess, and she has a lot of burned bridges that need fixing.

This looks like it could be a pretty solid police drama, as long as the show can keep from getting too political or preachy. The series also stars Michael Chernus (Orange is the New Black), Adelaide Clemens (Watchmen), Russell G. Jones (Bull), Olivia Lucy Phillip (Bull), Joseph Lyle Taylor (Sneaky Pete), and Vladimir Caamaño (Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

On tonight’s premiere, “In Dreams Begin Responsibilities,” Tommy becomes the first female police chief of Los Angeles.

See if this latest cop drama is for you tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things, Young Sheldon, The Unicorn, Carol’s Second Act, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Will & Grace, Outmatched, Katy Keene, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, The Sinner, and Briarpatch.

Megan’s Choice

Station 19 has only been back for a couple of weeks, and it has already made some emotionally charged turns. The very first episode had Sullivan and Andy arguing about their feelings and both realizing that they love each other. Sullivan said they can never be together and that he’s trying to protect her career, but I think he’s just trying to protect himself. Elsewhere, Pruitt is thoroughly upset with Andy because he accused her of “shitting where she eats,” but truthfully nothing happened between her and Sullivan yet. Her own father essentially slut-shamed her, and that made me dislike his character more than I thought I could.

Last episode, Ryan returned after his girlfriend broke up for him because she realized that he still loved his ex-girlfriend, who just happens to be Andy. They spoke while they were watching Andy’s neighbor’s children after her neighbor was rushed to the emergency room because she cut herself and was bleeding out. Ryan admitted he loved Andy still, but she didn’t really respond to the situation, before one of the children came in playing cops and robbers with his mother’s gun. He was pretending Ryan was the bad guy, but before Ryan could get the gun from him, it went off and Ryan jumped in front of Andy. Unfortunately, Ryan was shot, and we were left with him bleeding out on the floor. Will he survive? I’m not sure, but I do know that whatever happens, this situation is going to be another emotional roller coaster, so get your tissues ready.

On tonight’s episode, “Eulogy,” while Pruitt grieves a monumental loss, Andy refuses to do the same and, instead, throws herself into work. Meanwhile, the crew responds to a widespread carbon monoxide leak, and Sullivan makes a controversial choice for captain.

To see if Ryan survives or if they will be mourning yet another one of their own, tune in to ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Grey’s Anatomy, Young Sheldon, Deputy, Outmatched, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Katy Keene, Tommy, A Million Little Things, and Law & Order: SVU.

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