If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/20/20

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

Listen, Star Trek: Picard is good. It’s like the best of Star Trek and the best of Star Wars sorta mashed up in what is definitely the old TNG timeline, pre-reboot movies. After the alleged daughter of Data came to him for help, she was assassinated by a Romulan sect known as the Tal Shiar. She had a twin sister however, and she was out there somewhere, so Picard was on a quest to find her. He recruited an old friend from Star Fleet, Raffi, and her friend the star pilot, Rios. Rios played as “intellectual Han Solo” to me. We also added android scientist Dr. Agnes Jurati at the last minute as they were departing Earth.

Last week, instead of heading directly to the lead they have to follow up on on Freecloud, Picard had Rios charter a course to the Romulan resettlement world of Vashti, where Jean Luc once lived. He revisited the Qowat Milat, who were an order of ass-kicking nuns. He recruited the help of Elnar, who was the only male raised by the nuns. They got off planet together just in time for the ship to be attacked by local warlords. This was where the Star Wars–like action kicked in. Very few Trek films or shows have featured such intricate, fast, and masterfully pulled off outer space combat. Perhaps Discovery had some battles that were as cool, but these are the next gen shows, and starships have grown much more agile in this continuum fo’ show. They barely won this battle with the help of a mystery battler on a small A-Wing sized ship. When beaming that person aboard, they got the next recruit to the team: Seven of Nine!

Meanwhile, out on a defunct Borg cube, the lost twin sister, Soji, was part of a strange reclamation project. They are salvaging Romulans by taking Borg parts out of them then rehabilitating them as pure organic beings. The process didn’t work on all victims equally however, and she was trying to find out what happened with the particular batch of the misfits she happened upon in her research. The Romulan she was cavorting with promised her access to information, but at the same time, his contact in the Tal Shiar threatened to use force if his subversive tactics didn’t pay off soon.

This show moves quick, is a lot of fun, and features aspects of all kinds of Star Trek cannon. Don’t miss out!

Catch this week’s episode, “Stardust City Rag,” now on CBSAA.

I’ll also be tuning in for How the Universe Works & Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

Station 19 is a house divided, and I don’t see it getting better anytime soon. On one hand, Jack and Andy are bonding again as friends, but on the other it’s because they are dealing with Maya as a captain. She has definitely gone overboard trying to take charge, and it isn’t going to end well. We all know (hell, even Maya knows) that she didn’t deserve to be captain, but now she has the job and she is blowing it. This team isn’t going to follow her the way they’d follow Andy or Jack because they don’t respect her the same way. After all, how can you respect someone who would accept a job they know rightfully belonged to their best friend? As the next few episodes unfold, I am sure the drama is going to ramp up, and I will be watching from the edge of my seat to see what becomes of it all.

On tonight’s episode, “Into the Woods,” in an effort to increase morale, Maya takes the crew on a team-building camping trip that doesn’t exactly go according to plan. Their bond is put to the test as they work to save first-time campers after a gruesome bear attack. Meanwhile, Pruitt takes steps to repair his relationship with Andy, and Sullivan goes to extreme lengths to find relief from the pain in his leg.

Find out if this crazy camping idea brings the team any closer together tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

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

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