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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/3/19

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Last week, CBS kicked off the new hospital comedy Carol’s Second Act. Carol Kenney (Patricia Heaton, The Middle) was a high school science teacher, but after her marriage fell apart, she decided to change careers and become a doctor. In last week’s premiere, it was Carol’s first day as an internal medicine intern. Carol is significantly older than her fellow new interns – Daniel (Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Baby Daddy), Lexie (Sabrina Jalees, Search Party), and Caleb (Lucas Neff, Raising Hope) – and soon found herself taking on the mothering role, even though she was just as fresh and clueless as the others. She made a few mistakes her first day on the job, particularly disobeying the orders of her tough new boss, chief resident Dr. Maya Jacobs (Ito Aghayere). But for Carol, the needs of the patient always comes first, and her genuine care and concern for others shined through. On her first day, Carol also met senior attending physician Dr. Stephen Frost (Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks), who is much closer to her own age, and the two really hit it off. (I wouldn’t be surprised if these two get together over the course of the series.) Carol’s adult daughter, pharmaceutical rep Jenny (Ashley Tisdale, Young and Hungry), also showed up at the hospital.

I really enjoyed last week’s premiere, and I generally don’t care for sitcoms with laugh tracks. I found the series to be quite funny, and I liked how Carol is able to apply her teaching experience to her medical work. The dynamic between Carol and the other interns is a lot of fun – I love this cast, but I am a bit concerned that Lucas Neff isn’t listed on the cast page on CBS’s website, so I hope he sticks around. I look forward to seeing more of these wacky interns as they learn to be full-fledged doctors. It’s nice to have a fun hospital comedy back on my TV lineup – it seems like it’s been a long time since we’ve had one!

On tonight’s episode, “You Give Me Fever,” when Carol treats an elderly patient whose tests are inconclusive, Carol must find a way to work around hospital policy to take extra time to observe her; Daniel is embarrassed when his fellow interns find out that he doesn’t know how to draw blood.

Catch up with Carol at work tonight on CBS at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things, Young Sheldon, The Unicorn, Evil, Superstore, Perfect Harmony, The Good Place, Sunnyside, and Chrisley Knows Best.

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