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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/22/16

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

heartbeat322smallTonight, NBC kicks off the new medical drama, Heartbeat, which is loosely inspired by the real life and achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato. Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George, The Slap, Alias) is a world-renowned heart transplant surgeon and one of the few women in her field. She is constantly pushing the boundaries and coming up with new breakthroughs in medical science. However, despite her professional achievements, she constantly has to justify her decisions to the skeptical hospital administrators and her fellow staff. And while her professional career is somewhat on track, her personal life is complex and a bit of a mess. Alex and her rock-star husband Max (Joshua Leonard, True Detective) divorced after he revealed he was gay, but they are still friends and co-parent their two children. She is dating liver-transplant surgeon Dr. Pierce Harrison (Dave Annable, Red Band Society), but things are about to get complicated as her old flame/mentor, Dr. Jesse Shane (Don Hany, Childhood’s End), returns to the hospital. The cast also includes Shelley Conn (The Lottery), D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys), Jamie Kennedy (Kingdom), Maya Erskine (Betas) and J. Louis Mills.

This series is a much lighter medical drama than shows like Code Black or ER. While Alex takes on some serious cases and there are some more dramatic moments, the series doesn’t get heavy with the melodrama. Instead, it takes the wackier route, which is why it should fit nicely taking over The Mysteries of Laura timeslot – the two shows have a similar tone. The supporting cast is stacked with folks who are no strangers to comedy, and they help add to the humor that makes this just a fun medical show.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” heart-transplant surgeon Alexandra Panttiere, who’s as unorthodox in the OR as she is with the two men in her life, takes on a new case.

Another episode airs tomorrow night in the show’s regular timeslot of 8/7c, but for tonight, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Limitless, Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O’Neals, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., New Girl, The Flash, iZombie, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, and Chrisley Knows Best.
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