If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/4/12

I’m excited that I finally got my iPhone 5 yesterday—I gave up on my seemingly useless Best Buy preorder and managed to secure one at the Apple store. With the ample free space and improved camera over my iPhone 4, I should now be all set for the Syfy Digital Press Tour in less than two weeks! Last night, we got a bit of a breather with the presidential debate, but the packed TV schedule returns again tonight. Here’s what we recommend you check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

Last week, CBS kicked off its own version of the Sherlock story with the premiere of the new series Elementary. This modern-day adaptation takes place in New York City, where the eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) serves as a consultant to the NYPD. When Holmes is released from rehab, his wealthy father hires former surgeon Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) to help ensure he stays sober. Watson assists him in his cases as well as in keeping his life on track.

This is an interesting new take on the iconic detective. I think Holmes’s eccentricity could be toned down a tad, but I really enjoyed Lucy Liu as a female Watson. The chemistry between the actors is great, and I like that they didn’t go the romantic route with Holmes and Watson. This series and its characters are different enough from the UK Sherlock series that I don’t have any issues with there being two “Sherlock” shows on TV right now. I’m looking forward to watching Holmes and Watson solve interesting new mysteries each week.

In tonight’s episode, “While You Were Sleeping,” Holmes investigates the murder of a young man who was shot upon entering his apartment. Meanwhile, Watson meets her ex-boyfriend for dinner.

See if you enjoy this new take on Sherlock Holmes tonight on CBS at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Elementary @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Last Resort, Grey’s Anatomy, 30 Rock, Up All Night, The Office, Parks and Recreation, The X Factor, Glee, Childrens Hospital, and NTSF:SD:SUV::.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

I really thought for sure Reese would find Finch on last week’s episode of Person of Interest, but he didn’t. Poor guy had to work a number from the machine and try to save a guy while at the same time, trying to find his friend. Meanwhile, Finch had to watch as Root…injured a woman (she didn’t kill her, apparently, but she wouldn’t recover for months? *shrug*) who was having an affair with a married man. We figured out why when Root sent a text to the woman’s lover to meet her at their place, and it turned out to be one of the men associated with the Machine. Like she told Finch, she wants the Machine free. She doesn’t want to control it herself… She just doesn’t want anyone ELSE to control it, either. Wacko much? Sheesh.

On tonight’s episode, “Bad Code,” the Machine delivers the number of a cold case that leads Reese ever closer to catching up with Finch and his kidnapper, Root. Emmy Award winner Margo Martindale (Justified) guest stars as a woman from Root’s past.

Don’t miss it tonight on CBS at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Person of Interest @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Last Resort, Up All Night, Two and a Half Men, Elementary, & Prank My Mom.
 

Megan’s Choice

Scandal is one of those shows that captures you from the opening moments and has you on the edge of your seat. Last week’s premiere was so intense, and it exposed some dark secrets of Olivia’s but also let us know who Quinn really was. Quinn was a murder suspect who Olivia actually helped start a new life with a new identity and no recollection of who brought her into this new life. In the end, Olivia pulled some strings and got the case dismissed. Meanwhile, the President is struggling with whether or not to go to war, all the while missing Olivia, and dealing with a pregnant wife who thinks she’s important politically.

On tonight’s episode, “The Other Woman,” Olivia and her team must do some heavy lifting—literally—to clean up the mess after a public figure is caught in a compromising position; Cyrus and Fitz must deal with a foreign-policy emergency.

To see what Olivia and her team are up against this week, tune in to ABC 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Scandal @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest, Elementary, Last Resort, The X Factor, and Glee.
 

JJ’s Choice

Tonight marks the beginning of the end for 30 Rock, and that sucks. I’ve always loved the show, and Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Jane Krakowski have been amazing throughout (although Jane has been underutilized in some seasons). But at least the writers know this is the final season, so I’m hoping it gets a proper send-off.

On tonight’s episode, “The Beginning of the End,” Jack develops an unusual business strategy, Liz copes with being Jenna’s maid of honor, and “TGS” returns in a shockingly bad fall line-up.

See what happens at 8/7c on NBC. Learn where to find episodes online of 30 Rock @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching The Big Bang Theory, The X Factor, Up All Night, Two and a Half Men, Glee, Project Runway, & Parks and Recreation.

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