Primetime Picks… 10/16/19

Oct 16, 2019 Posted by in Features | Comments

Today the YouTube original series Impulse returns for its second season. In the first season, teenager Henrietta “Henry” Coles and her mother moved to the small upstate town of Reston, New York. One day Henry was in a truck with high school basketball star Clay Boone, when he tried to force himself upon her. She started to convulse and have a seizure, and the truck started to collapse from the inside and crush Clay, breaking his spine and leaving him a paraplegic. Meanwhile, Henry was somehow safely teleported back home. Henry learned that she had telekinetic powers that manifest themselves when her emotions get high. She could move objects and even teleport herself, but had no control over these abilities. Her soon-to-be stepsister Jenna and autistic friend Townes learned Henry’s secret, and tried to help her make sense of it all. Meanwhile, Deputy Anna Hulce was investigating Clay’s accident, but some things just didn’t seem to add up. And a mysterious teleporter named Nikolai showed up—he appeared to be working for some unknown party interested in Henry’s abilities.

As last season came to a close, Clay’s father Bill—a local car dealer and drug trafficker—learned what Henry did to his son. And so he was out for revenge after Henry destroyed his son’s promising sports career. Bill came to Henry’s house, and held her and her mother up at gunpoint, demanding that Henry show him her abilities. Henry ended up doing just that, she teleported, taking Bill’s arm with her, but not before his gun went off.

The second season picks up right where the first season ended, as Nikolai and Henry deal with the aftermath of the encounter with Bill. Matters are likely only going to get more complicated for Henry—both with the snooping cop and this new crime scene, as well as with Bill’s dangerous sons who may be out for revenge. As Nikolai tries to help Henry get more control over her powers, Henry still doesn’t know who is he working for, what he wants, and if can he really be trusted. The mystery behind Henry’s powers, where they come from, if there are others, and who is after her are still looming. Can Henry and her friends figure out some answers before it’s too late?

In tonight’s premiere, “Mind on Fire” Still reeling from her violent encounter with Bill Boone, Henry tries to let off some steam at a party.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording The Goldbergs, Schooled, Modern Family, Single Parents, Stumptown, Survivor, The Masked Singer, Almost Family, Riverdale, Nancy Drew, and American Horror Story: 1984.

For additional suggestions on what to check out tonight, including new episodes of Stumptown and NBC’s Chicago shows, check out the If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/16/19 post at