If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/6/12

It’s Friday night, thank goodness. For a short week back (for most of those of us with kids in school or with jobs that had a long break over the holidays), this week seemed to stretch forever. Settle in, give us your remote control, and we’ll guide you the best way we can to your end of the week relaxation!

Megan & Jenny’s Choice #1

Megan: It’s been 4 years, 106 episodes, and now it’s time for Wizards of Waverly Place to come to an end. Selena Gomez isn’t a young teenager anymore, and it’s time for all these actors and actresses to move on to bigger and better things. I’ve enjoyed the journey, even though it’s supposed to be a “kid’s show.” The comedy was well presented, the family dynamics were entertaining, and it was always nothing less than entertaining. It’s been a interesting journey, and it all ends tonight in a fantastic spectacle.

Jenny: Ask my husband or son, and they’ll tell you I’m kind of addicted to some of the shows on Disney and Nickelodeon. iCarly, Good Luck, Charlie, and of course, Wizards of Waverly Place, which I’ve watched faithfully with my son since the beginning. I’m really sad it’s ending tonight, although I think I’m more sad that the last handful of episodes hasn’t been even more about them preparing for their final chance to become the family wizard. This is such a huge thing and it’s kind of been put to the wayside in the last good number of episodes. Still, I think it will be a fun finale, and Josh & I will be glued to the TV!

On tonight’s episode, “Who Will Be the Family Wizard,” Justin, Alex, and Max Russo compete in a sudden and ultimate competition to determine which one of the three siblings will be entitled to keep their wizardly powers, as well as the responsibilities attached to the title of “family wizard.” Bridgit Mendler & Gregg Sulkin return tonight as Justin’s vampire girlfriend Juliet Van Heusen and Alex’s werewolf boyfriend Mason.

See all the cuteness tonight in an hour-long episode on Disney Channel at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Wizards of Waverly Place @ Clicker.
 
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Jenny’s Choice #2

I finally got completely caught up on Chuck over the last week, and I have to say, learning more about Sarah was one of my favorite things of late on the show. I loved seeing her mother, and the bit at the end, with her mom & the baby-turned-little girl at the apartment with all of Sarah & Chuck’s family and friends was great. I totally called Alex kissing Morgan (as I told my husband right before that, “She’s going to kiss him and forgive him, cause there’s NOTHING sexier than a man being good with kids.”). I was (and am still) confused about why Sarah felt the need to hide her actions regarding the baby & her old handler from Chuck & Casey. Especially Chuck… If there’s anyone that gets breaking the rules to do what’s right and following your heart, it’s him. I loved the bit about the house, although I think someone is deluding themselves if they think that house will still be on the market whenever they are ready and able to buy it. lol But ah well. Just a little thing. The preview for this week’s episode was… kind of shocking. I’m interested (not sure I’d say I’m happy about it) to see where they take that storyline…

On tonight’s episode, “Chuck versus the Kept Man,” while Chuck and Sarah contemplate the next step for Carmichael Industries, Casey’s forbidden love, Gertrude Verbanski, walks back into his life with a questionable mission in South Beach. Meanwhile, Jeff’s enhanced intelligence leads he and Lester to suspect that something unusual may be happening at the Buy More.

Check it out tonight on NBC at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Chuck @ Clicker.
 

Kyle’s Choice #1

I am looking forward to the return of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret tonight on IFC. David Cross plays the title character, an American office temp who suddenly finds himself in charge of sales of an energy drink in London. Todd’s complete lack of knowledge of British culture and customs leads to hilarious misunderstandings and a disastrous day.

The first season was excellent, but way too short, and the story never reached a resolution. So I’m really glad it has returned for a second season. Todd reminds me of Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm—so uncomfortable, but fun to watch. There is also a great supporting cast, including Will Arnett (Up All Night, Arrested Development) as Todd’s boss, and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners) as Todd’s only employee, who certainly doesn’t have Todd’s best interests in mind.

In tonight’s episode, “Todd’s Terrible Day Ends and His Next Terrible Day Begins,” Todd tries talking his way out of a troublesome situation, and as is his way, makes things worse.

See the season premiere tonight on IFC at 10:30/9:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret @ Clicker.
 

Megan’s Choice #2

It’s been too long since the Reagan family was filling my Friday night with excitement. I can’t say anything bad about this show, but I can tell you why I love it. The writing is witty and suspenseful, the cast is adorable, and I love the family relationships we get to see. I am really enjoying seeing Jamie undercover, especially because he looks hot when he’s out of his uniform. When we last saw our favorite crime fighting family, Danny got shot at, the bad guys got suspicious of Jamie, and Erin’s admirer left the country.

On tonight’s episode, “Whistle Blower,” Erin’s informant is murdered, and she blames herself for his death. She then teams up with Danny to discover killed him.

To see the sexy Reagan family in action, tune in to CBS at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Blue Bloods @ Clicker.
 

Jenny’s Choice #3

I’m excited for a new episode of CSI: NY tonight. Been a while! I totally adore this cast. Every single person on there fits well within the team and has their own quirks and personality that makes them fun to watch. I’m a huge fan of Jo (Sela Ward, who I’ve adored in anything I’ve ever seen her in—she’s totally one of my girl crushes!), and I would actually love to see Jo and Mac get together. They both have things in their past (relationship- and job-wise) and since they work at the same place, they know the crap they have to deal with on the job. It works for Danny & Lindsay (both of whom I love), so why not Jo and Mac? Tonight’s episode has a couple of guest stars that I enjoy, which makes me even more excited that it’s back.

On tonight’s episode, “Clean Sweep,” a charred body turns into a hot mess for the CSIs when it appears a cage fighter has been murdered by his stalker. David Gallagher (7th Heaven), Travis Schuldt (Scrubs, Passions), Alex Nesic (Sleeper Cell), Laura Breckenridge (Related), and Mixed Martial Arts Champion Tito Ortiz all guest star.

See the new episode tonight on CBS at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of CSI: NY @ Clicker.
 

Kyle’s Choice #2

Tonight, IFC also kicks off the second season of Portlandia, a sketch comedy show following the lives of various offbeat fictional residents of Portland, Oregon, played by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. The show feels like a series of longer, snarkier SNL sketches that are filmed in real settings instead of on a stage with an audience. Last year, they got some big name musicians and actors to appear each week, and I suspect we will see the same this season.

In tonight’s episode, “Mixology,” Carrie and Fred discover the world of mixology on a quest away from the city. Andy Samberg and Kumail Nanjiani guest star.

See the season premiere tonight on IFC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Portlandia @ Clicker.

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