If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/19/22

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

Tonight is the series premiere of Quantum Leap, and I can’t be more excited. This is a continuation (NOT a reboot) of the original series starring Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett. When that series ended, Sam stepped in the accelerator and vanished. Unfortunately, Scott Bakula isn’t back for the new series, but taking up the helm as the new “leaper” is Raymond Lee as physicist Ben Song. He is leading a new team that’s been assembled to restart the project, but everything changes when he makes an unauthorized leap into 1985, which leaves the team behind to solve the mystery of why he did it.

In the original series, Dean Stockwell played Sam’s best friend Al, who appeared to Sam as a hologram and helped him research and guide him throughout the leaps into the past. That actor passed away in 2021, but the new “Al” is Addison, played by Caitlin Bassett. Just like Al, she appears to Ben as a hologram, and she is sent to find him. Also starring are Mason Alexander Park as Ian Wright, who runs the Aritificial Intelligence unit “Ziggy”; Nanrisa Lee as Jenn Chou, who heads up digital security for the project; and Ernie Hudson, who plays Herbert “Magic” Williams, a Vietnam vet and leader of the operation. What’s significant about “Magic” Williams is that in the original series, Sam leaped back to the Vietnam War to be with his brother, and the body he leapt into? Herbert Williams! The character was played by a different actor then, but the character himself is the same as the man Sam leapt into back in the original series. Very cool trivia tidbit, right??

I’ve watched the trailer, and it looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. There’s SO MUCH to play with because so much has changed in the last 30 years. I can’t wait to take a leap back into the past with Ben, and I’m crossing my fingers they do justice to the fantastic original series.

On tonight’s episode, “July 13, 1985,” a new team assembles to restart the Quantum Leap project. Lead physicist Ben Song takes an unauthorized leap into 1985 as the team scrambles to figure out what happened and how to get him back.

Don’t miss the series premiere of Quantum Leap tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Bäckström, Dancing with the Stars (and only because Wayne Brady is in it this season!), Bob Hearts Abishola, Halloween Baking Championship, NCIS, & NCIS: Hawai’i.
 
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Megan’s Choice

What a crazy few years it has been—it is good to be getting back to normal. Well, as normal as I can be, that is. I am greatly looking forward to having a regular season of television this year and really excited to get back to sharing my thoughts and opinions on what you should be watching yet again!

My starting lineup for this week is none other than The Neighborhood. I love this show and how it has that family sitcom humor, in the sense that it is very funny but also often has a good lesson to learn on the way. The banter and friendship between Dave and Calvin is always a source of laughs, but I also love watching Tina and Gemma when they have their adventures. One of the highlights of last season was watching Marty get engaged after so long of him being single. It is fantastic to see such a strong female character in the form of Marty’s fiancé, Necie—she’s a tough boxer but also has a personality that shows women it’s okay not to take any flak from anyone. Necie illuminates the fact that women can be strong and still sexy. Really looking forward to the new season and all the laughs this cast is going to bring.

On tonight’s episode, “Welcome Back to the Neighborhood,” Dave decides to disconnect the Johnson home from the grid. He inadvertently causes a community-wide power outage, much to Calvin’s frustration. Also, in the wake of Marty’s engagement, Tina struggles with no longer being the primary woman in her son’s life.

Find out if Calvin and Dave can bring back the power tonight at 8/7c on CBS.

I’ll also be watching 9-1-1, The Voice, Bob Hearts Abishola, NCIS, NCIS: Hawai’i, The Cleaning Lady, and Quantum Leap.

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