If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/6/12

Who watched the Super Bowl last night? *raises hand* Going in, I didn’t really have a favorite, as I’m not a huge sports fan, but when my 14yo son said he was rooting for the Patriots, well…I just had to go for the Giants, right? Plus, I think Eli Manning is adorable. lol Whoever you were cheering for, it was a damn good game! Exciting to the very end. No football tonight, but plenty of great TV, so let’s check out what we think you should be watching with us!

Jenny’s Choice #1

I’ve been looking forward to tonight’s Castle episode since we first heard about it. I love love love alternate universe type episodes like the one tonight. Bones did something similar a few seasons back, when Booth’s coma dream had him married to Bones, and they owned a nightclub called The Lab. We got to see them make love, and at the end, she told him she was pregnant. I loved that, because we were far from actually seeing them as a couple, and I am going to love tonight’s Castle episode as much, if not more. On the last episode, it was all about dogs, undercover agents, and of course, murder. Plus, we got a bit of a Castle/Beckett moment, where he was rubbing her hand, showing her how the dog liked his head rubbed, and there was just this…umph. lol Just hot, that’s what it was.

On tonight’s episode, “The Blue Butterfly,” when Castle and Beckett investigate the killing of a treasure hunter, they discover the case is linked to a mysterious homicide from 1947 involving a hard-boiled private detective. Castle realizes the only way to solve the present-day murder is to solve the murder from the past. The 1947 case comes to life through stylized flashbacks, featuring Castle as the private eye and Beckett as a femme fatale. Mark Pellegrino (Supernatural, The Closer, Being Human, Lost) & Ellen Geer (Falcon Crest, Santa Barbara) guest star.

Do not miss it tonight on ABC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Castle @ Clicker.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Megan’s Choice #1

Hawaii Five-0 has been off of my television for too long! I have been going through withdrawals from my sexy TV boyfriend, Alex O’Loughlin – don’t judge me. On the last new episode, we finally learned who Shelburne is … Joe. Well, that was a crappy reveal. On another note, how cute was Danny helping Rachel giving birth? Love him.

On tonight’s episode, “Mai Ka Wa Kahiko (Out of the Past),” a dirty cop from Danny’s past come to Hawaii to seek revenge against Danno and his family for allegedly ruining the officer’s life.

To see if the team can help protect Danny’s family, tune in to CBS at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Hawaii Five-0 @ Clicker.
 

Kyle’s Choice

I highly recommend tonight’s series premiere of Smash on NBC. Smash follows the conception and production of a new Broadway musical from all points of view—the writers, producer, director, aspiring actors, etc. The cast is filled with so many talented stars, including Angelica Houston, Debra Messing (Will & Grace, The Starter Wife), Jack Davenport (Coupling, The Event), and American Idol’s Katherine McPhee. NBC made tonight’s pilot available for free on iTunes a few weeks ago. I watched it on the flight home from my recent vacation, and I absolutely loved it. It is like a more adult version of Glee. The musical numbers sound great, are well integrated with the story, and don’t feel gimmicky or out of place. I can’t wait to see more of this show.

In tonight’s series premiere, a writing duo come up with the idea to base a show on Marilyn Monroe, and an experienced chorus girl competes against a promising newcomer for the lead role.

See it tonight on NBC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Smash @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’m also looking forward to Being Human and How I Met Your Mother. (Just a couple of the many shows I watch regularly each Monday!)
 

Lisa’s Choice

Last week on Pretty Little Liars, Emily’s mom Pam came back into town, which elated Emily, but Maya wasn’t too pleased. The group shared an awkward dinner together, riddled with sarcasm and cruelty. Later, Emily finally admitted to Maya that she has a hard time with Maya dating anyone but her, and the two told one another they loved each other. Hanna felt the cold chill from the girls who were trying to keep her out of the loop by continuing to use Caleb to unlock more secrets in the phone they found. The girls realized that Ali had a fake idea where she rocked a brunette look, but why did Ali need a fake identity?

Tonight, on “The Naked Truth,” Rosewood High has a “Truth-Up Day,” which ends up not just being an opportunity for students of the school to air their grievances and stop bullying, but also a chance for the Liars to possibly get some answers to some of their burning questions. Spencer tries to find answers on what is happening between Jason and her father when Jason shows up as a chaperone. Aria continues to question Holden on what exactly he does during their “date nights.” Meanwhile, Hanna tries to figure out the latest situation with Kate after Kate’s nude photo was leaked. Will the girls be ready for what is revealed when shocking truths come out on Truth-Up Day? Also, Emily gets some unlikely help from someone she least suspects in order to get back on the Rosewood swim team.

Catch it tonight on ABC Family at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Pretty Little Liars @ Clicker.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

I was trying to think of when we last saw a new episode of 2 Broke Girls… I could remember the episode clearly—meeting the new upstairs neighbor, who Max and Caroline assumed was a madam, but who turned out to run a cleaning company—but for the life of me, I thought it had been at least a month to a month and a half ago! No…only three weeks. Still too freakin long. lol I adore this show. It never fails to make me laugh. Yes, it’s crude, and it plays up the racial (and other) stereotypes something fierce, but honestly, in my opinion, it’s all in good fun. AND it’s not like they single them out. Any stereotype is open for being made fun of—no one is safe. That’s part of why I love it…because they aren’t afraid to “go there.”

On tonight’s episode, “And the Blind Spot,” Max and Caroline must prove their cleaning skills to Sophie in order to be hired as maids for her cleaning business. Jennifer Coolidge returns as Sophie.

Do not miss it tonight on CBS at 8:30/7:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of 2 Broke Girls @ Clicker.

Other things on my schedule tonight besides what I’ve already recommended? The rest of the CBS lineup, Lost Girl, Smash, The Voice, Alcatraz, Cajun Pawn Stars, & Pawn Star$!
 

Megan’s Choice #2

I am not ashamed to admit that I love Hart of Dixie – it’s a feel good watch for me, and it should be for you, too. Last episode, we watched Zoe become close friends with AnnaBeth, only to have her break up the friendship for the sake of her new position. We also watched Wade obsess about Zoe and Judson, who weren’t actually messing around until the end when she gave him that hot kiss. It would have been hotter if she was kissing Wade.

On tonight’s episode, “Sweetie Pies & Sweaty Palms,” Zoe avoids going to the Sweetie Pie Dance with Judson by having a girl’s night with Rose. Meanwhile, Lemon sneakily sets her father up on a date for the dance, and George loses the save-the-date cards Lemon ordered for their wedding.

To watch George scramble to avoid Lemon’s rage, tune in to The CW at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Hart of Dixie @ Clicker.

Tonight, I will also be watching Alcatraz, Smash, The Voice, and 2 Broke Girls.

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One Response to If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/6/12

  1. Kyle says:

    I enjoy Castle, but I’m not film noir/hard-boiled detective fan. That Bones coma episode was my hands-down least favorite episode of the series–almost made me stop watching the show! I also wasn’t a fan of the Fringe episode that did this.). So I’m a little wary about tonight’s episode.

    I’ll also be checking out 2 Broke Girls and Hart of Dixie–part of my too-big list of other Monday staples.