If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/5/12

Leave the thought about what’s waiting untouched on your desk for tomorrow. Cast off the shackles of the day and unwind in the best way possible, parked on your couch with a drink in your hand and indulging in escapism at its finest. Enjoy the reality break and let your favorite television program take you to another world. Why sweat the small stuff when you can forget the weight of the world and focus on some fun? Take the remote control into your hand, and choose to have a night you won’t soon forget!

Lisa’s Choice

Last week, we left off the study group from Community with Shirley, Britta, and Piece plotting against the new Subway shop that was set to invade their college cafeteria. The Subway upped their marketing strategy by getting a man to legally change his name to Subway in order to promote their business. Shirley and Pierce used Britta to try and manipulate Subway – the male – so they could sabatoge the budding cafeteria business. Also, Vice Dean Laybourne (guest star John Goodman) tried to continue his efforts with recruiting Troy to the Air Conditioning repair Annex. Meanwhile, Troy and Abed built competing blanket forts which almost tore their friendship apart.

Tonight, on “Pillows and Blankets,” a disagreement about pillows and blankets transforms into a war on campus, and Jeff tries to negotiate a truce.

Don’t miss a side splitting moment starting at 8/7c on NBC! Learn where to find episodes online of Community @ Clicker.

Tonight, I am also watching 30 Rock, Awake, & the season finale of I Just Want My Pants Back on MTV.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice #1

I’m loving ABC’s Missing still. Last week, Becca found out that Michael wasn’t on the plane when authorities grounded it and searched it. Still no idea how they got him off there, but that whole thing was just heartwrenching. Who was on the plane? That was a bitchy blonde woman named Ms. Scarsdale, an attorney and British citizen. After questioning, they couldn’t find anything to connect her to Michael’s kidnapping, so they released her. Becca followed her and started spying, going so far as to sneak onto her boat and stealing some blue diamonds.

When we saw Michael, he woke up in a huge, lavish mansion, but he quickly found out that while he had freedom to move around the house, he couldn’t leave the grounds or snipers tucked into the trees around the property would shoot him. He sort of befriends a young woman who brings him food, and she tells him there is no way to escape. The first shot is a warning; the second time, they wound. He sees a scar on her knee and understands. Of course, then she leaves his room and tells a guy that he is beginning to trust her. So is she really in bed with the bad guys or is she as much of a victim as he is? Time will tell, I guess.

Meanwhile, Mary, Becca’s best friend from home, decided to come find Becca because she was worried about her and Michael. After nearly getting Becca and herself killed, she was thrown for a loop when Becca finally admitted the truth about everything. Ms. Scarsdale was shot and killed by someone working for the man she was working for (partners with? something…) when she became a liability. And Giancarlo finally convinced Becca that she needed more help than he could give her and set her up with Dax Miller from the CIA. Miller told Becca she must continue her investigation under his supervision. So he’s not sending her home on a plane right then? Hmm. He makes me all swoony, so I’m good with that. 😉

On tonight’s episode, “Tell Me No Lies,” Becca is reunited with her CIA mentor, Martin Newman (guest star Keith Carradine), and they join Dax Miller in trying to find the assassin who killed Paul. Also, Michael gets a severe warning about what happens if he tries to escape.

Don’t miss all the action tonight on ABC at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Missing @ Clicker.
 

Megan’s Choice

What a mess it’s been on Grey’s Anatomy recently! Meredith and Derek have finally realized that they can never work together in Neuro because Meredith has a slight God complex. Alex’s intern is developing feelings for him, and they seem mutual. Owen admitted he cheated on Cristina, and Richard contemplated cheating. See? Messy. Regardless, I love this show, and it will continue to be one of my favorite medical dramas on TV.

On tonight’s episode, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” a lion breaks loose in Seattle, leaving a couple’s lives and relationship at risk; Lexie overhears Mark’s discussion about moving in with Julia; Teddy begins to take steps toward coming to terms with Henry’s death. Callie grills Arizona on her past lovers, and Alex requests to be taken off Morgan’s preemie case when she becomes to dependent on him. Meanwhile, Meredith tries to be a support for Cristina as the tension between her and Owen hits a boiling point.

To see if these people can pull any of their crap together, tune in to ABC at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Grey’s Anatomy @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching and DVRing Scandal, Missing, Person of Interest, The Big Bang Theory, Touch, Awake, and Community.
 

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, ABC premieres yet another Shonda Rhimes show, Scandal. This one follows former White House communications director Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) who opens her own crisis-management firm in D.C. Her staff includes reforming womanizer Stephen Finch (Henry Ian Cusick), lawyer Harrison Wright (Columbus Short), private investigator Abby Whelan (Darby Stanchfield), and former CIA/hacker Huck (Guillermo Diaz). The series is based on the real-life work of crisis manager Judy Smith, whose clients have included Monica Lewinsky and Justice Clarence Thomas.

I watched this pilot way back in the summer and don’t really remember a lot about it. Though, at the time, I didn’t even realize it was a Shonda Rhimes show. It didn’t have that same feeling as her other shows. And she didn’t reach into her usual tricks…I don’t recall any members of the crisis firm sleeping with one another – at least, not in the pilot. I still watch and enjoy Grey’s Anatomy, and I still watch Private Practice, so I’ll definitely be giving this new show a shot. I just wonder how long it will take before the crisis firm needs to travel to Seattle. 😉

In tonight’s episode, “Sweet Baby,” new hire Quinn Perkins is awed by her boss, whose own former boss – the president – is a client. He’s accused of having an affair.

See the premiere tonight on ABC at 10:02/9:02c. Learn where to find episodes online of Scandal @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching The Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist, Missing, Grey’s Anatomy, Community, 30 Rock, Up All Night, Awake, Touch, and Sweet Genius.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

I think I’m willing to make the declaration that The Big Bang Theory is my favorite comedy ever. Sure, I love lots of them, but this one never fails to crack me up. Last week, when Penny bought Sheldon and Leonard mint-in-box Star Trek collectibles, Sheldon dreamed that his Spock doll spoke to him (voiced by Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy!) and told him to play with the toy. When he followed the dream-Spock’s advice, he ended up breaking his toy, so he switched his with Leonard’s. I have to say that the funniest parts of the episode were when Penny handed Leonard label maker instead of his own toy/collectible (Leonard’s reaction was priceless) and the fact that during Sheldon’s first dream about dream-Spock, the doll was moving around and changing positions. I laughed and laughed and laughed at that. Then you had Raj and everyone thinking he is gay. Is he? Isn’t he? He says no, but… lol Hopefully, we’ll see more of the cute puppy!

On tonight’s episode, “The Hawking Excitation,” when Wolowitz gets to work with Stephen Hawking, Sheldon is willing to do anything to meet his hero. Stephen Hawking himself guest stars.

Laugh along with me tonight on CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Big Bang Theory @ Clicker.

I’m also going to be watching/DVRing Person of Interest, Touch, Up All Night, Awake, The Mentalist, Rules of Engagement, & the series premiere of Scandal.

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