If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/27/12

This year, February sweeps have been knocking the storylines out of the park. For example, last week’s Glee was heartwrenching and the music was excellent. This week, there isn’t a new Glee, as it’s gone on hiatus for a few weeks—but fear not, there are still plenty of shows to keep you satisfied.

Megan’s Choice

At first, I was pretty hesitant to like Smash, because it was another singing show and my heart belongs to Glee. However, I couldn’t resist the pull of the show, and before I knew it, I was hooked. The cast is amazing, and I’m pleased to say that I was surprised at Katharine McPhee’s acting ability—she’s actually very good in her role as the underdog, Karen. I want Karen and Ivy to share the role of Marilyn, and while I see the foreshadowing of this—I have to wonder if maybe it’s just too obvious to be what is going to happen. Hmm. What are your thoughts?

Last week, we saw Karen go home for a visit and finally warm her dad’s heart to her singing when she sang at a karaoke baby shower (awesome idea, in my opinion!). He sent her back to New York with his blessings and some funds to help her along. We also met the sexy Michael (Will Chase), who will be playing Joe DiMaggio—but who has a past sexual history with Julia. There is some awesome sexual tension between them, but seeing as they are both in other relationships, it makes for delicious drama. 🙂

On tonight’s episode, “The Cost of Art,” Karen must learn to advance in the high-stakes world of Broadway, as Derek hosts a party for hot young star Lyle (guest star Nick Jonas). Eileen tries a sly new strategy for raising funds, while Tom goes on a first date.

To see how Nick Jonas fits in with the cast, tune in to NBC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Smash @ Clicker.

I’ll also be DVRing and watching 2 Broke Girls, Hart of Dixie, Alcatraz, Hawaii Five-0, and The Voice.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice #1

The two-part episode of Castle that concluded last week was brilliantly good. Was I the only one absolutely shocked when it turned out to be the female CIA agent (Castle’s former muse) that was the bad guy?! I suppose I should have guessed, but man… I really didn’t have a clue. lol And then at the end, we learned that Castle’s father may have been involved with the CIA himself. Unless she was lying, his father was instrumental in setting the two of them up and getting him an “in” with the CIA when he needed it for his book. I can’t wait to see if the writers give us more info on that storyline! It was also a lot of fun seeing a jealous Beckett. *grin* When I saw the preview for this week’s episode, I was so excited. It looks like it’s going to be SO good! I saw three clips, and it’s going to be a great episode.

On tonight’s episode, “Once Upon a Crime,” when a woman dressed as Red Riding Hood is found dead in the woods with claw marks covering her body, and soon after a murdered Snow White is discovered with a poison apple in her hand, Castle & Beckett find themselves on a Grimm hunt to catch a fairytale killer before he kills again. But nothing is as it seems in a case filled with deceit, betrayal, secrets and murder. Sarah Jane Morris (NCIS, Brothers & Sisters), Taylor Kinney (The Vampire Diaries, Trauma), & Jason Thompson (General Hospital) guest star.

Check it out tonight on ABC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Castle @ Clicker.

Kyle’s Choice

Last week on How I Met Your Mother, Ted told Robin that he still had feelings for her. However, by the end of the episode, he realized that it wasn’t going to work out, and Robin decided to move out. Meanwhile, Barney tried to dig up some dirt of Marshall and Lily, scouring their home for a sex tape. What Barney didn’t know was that they had planted things for him to find, in order to bet on what he would do with that information.

I’m really glad (and hope) that the whole Ted/Robin thing is now completely over. Now Ted can make progress toward finding that elusive mother! I just had a thought—I wonder if the actors who played the daughter and son get paid every time that overly-used clip of them on the couch appears in an episode!

In tonight’s episode, “Karma,” despite the bare facts being revealed about Quinn’s exotic profession, Barney realizes he has feelings for the young lady and sets out to win her over. Meanwhile, Lily and Marshall welcome Robin to the suburbs, and Ted wonders what to do about Robin’s empty room.

See it tonight on CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of How I Met Your Mother @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching: 2 Broke Girls, Castle, Smash, Hart of Dixie, Being Human, Alcatraz, The Voice, and House.

Lisa’s Choice

When we last left the Pretty Little Liars, Spencer, Aria, Hanna, and Emily had been the target of some serious cruel intentions, courtesy of “A.” However, they learned that they were not alone in their cat and mouse game, as Mona had been added to the mix of “A’s” targets. Meanwhile, Spencer tried to run from her family troubles, and it led her into the arms of the handsome Dr. Wren. The Liars learned that Melissa was friendly with Detective Garrett and may have had a hand in Alison’s demise. Aria and Ezra met with Aria’s mother and learned that she was actually in their corner. With just three episodes to air before the big reveal of who “A” is, Pretty Little Liars is getting juicier and juicier!

Tonight, on “Father Knows Best,” one father has a guilty conscience, and one has a daughter that he doesn’t trust. Another is hiding a secret from his daughter, and the other is completely MIA. Not exactly the ideal situation for Rosewood’s annual Father-Daughter Dance. With fathers trying to make amends and daughters trying to keep the peace, the annual dance looks like it can be everything outside of fun. Meanwhile, Ashley continues her hunt to get answers about what’s going on with Hanna, and some help comes from a very unlikely and surprising source.

Find out A’s next move at 8/7c on ABC Family! Learn where to find episodes online of Pretty Little Liars @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching Smash & The Voice.

Jenny’s Choice #2

Another show I really enjoy on Monday is Hawaii Five-0. For a while, I wasn’t liking the fact that Danny and Rachel weren’t together because she was pregnant with her husband’s baby (after we thought that it was Danny’s…), but I kind of love that he and museum lady (played by the absolutely adorable Autumn Reeser!) are an item now. I also love that it (& the other relationships) isn’t the focus of the show, but that we get a few glimpses into those relationships every so often. I am sad, though, that Lori is gone. I really loved her character. She fit in well with the rest of the cast. I have to wonder why she was written out of the show… Was it Lauren German’s request or had the writers always planned on that? I like McGarrett with Catherine Rollins (played by the adorable Michelle Borth (from Combat Hospital & The Forgotten), but I liked the relationship he & Lori had.

On tonight’s episode, “Lekio,” Five-0 crosses paths with Tony Archer, a retired NYPD bomb expert who is now a private investigator on Oahu, when they investigate the death of famous talk radio DJ Bobby Raines. The greatest part about this episode is the guest stars: James Caan (Las Vegas, The Godfather, and father of Danny’s protrayer, Scott Caan) as the private investigator, and Dennis Miller (famous comedian) as the talk radio DJ.

Don’t miss it tonight on CBS at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Hawaii Five-0 @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching the CBS comedies, The Voice, Heat Seekers & Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives on Food Network, & Pawn Star$.

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