If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/2/12

It’s been a long week here at my house. Our oldest kitty (he was born in August 1996, the same month my husband & I got married, and we adopted him when he was a month old) had gotten to the point where he wasn’t eating or drinking beyond a few laps of water or milk each day, and his hind quarters wasn’t working. He couldn’t walk on his back legs at all. He wasn’t in pain, so we were hoping to let him die peacefully at home, but Wednesday afternoon, we made the decision that rather than let him starve or dehydrate himself to death, we would take him in to the vet on Thursday morning and have him put to sleep. It was literally the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make, and my heart is still broken. That said, there is some great TV on tonight to help distract me and entertain you, so check out our recommendations for what to watch tonight.

Jenny’s Choice #1

I was going to pick Nikita again this week because I am loving the new season, but then I remembered that tonight is the season premiere of Last Man Standing. I know, I know. I can hear Kyle’s groan from here. But I really enjoyed the show last year. I’m not sure quite what to think because they replaced Alexandra Krosney, who played teen mom Kristin, with Amanda Fuller. I liked Alexandra in the role. I’m not sure why they recast her…but I do hope I like Amanda just as much, if not more. Maybe it’s because they are aging Kristin’s son, Boyd, to five years old, so they needed to age her a little, as well? Regardless, I enjoy the show a lot, so I’m sure I’ll be fine with the recasting. They recast Ryan, Boyd’s father, as well—from Nick Jonas to Jordan Masterson. Last season, Jonas was in one episode, while Masterson will be in multiple episodes.

On tonight’s episode, “Voting,” Mike does all he can to persuade first-time voter Mandy to vote for Governor Romney in the upcoming presidential election. But when he lobbies her heavily, he finds himself going up against her older sister, Kristin, and Boyd’s father, Ryan, who are just as enthusiastic for President Obama and disagree with Mike’s trying to influence Mandy. While they all battle for Mandy’s vote and soul, Vanessa remains neutral in the interest of family harmony.

See if season two is as funny as season one was tonight on ABC at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Last Man Standing @ Clicker.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Kyle’s Choice

We’ve had a week off from Fringe due to baseball, but tonight, it’s back. Last time, Peter had an altercation at a pawn shop with one of the Observers while he was buying a necklace chain for Etta. Afterwards, the Observer realized that Peter was somehow able to hide his thoughts from him. The Observers suspected one of Broyles’ men may be a spy and, through interrogation, got him to tell them about the Harvard lab and the Resistance. Meanwhile, Broyles reunited with the gang to warn them and give them some supplies. However, the Observers tracked them down and shot Etta. Peter and Olivia said goodbye to their dying daughter, who used her final moments to release a grenade, taking out the Observers and giving the others time to escape.

It was terrible seeing Etta gone so quickly—and seeing Peter and Olivia once again lose their daughter after such a short reunion. How do they move on from this and get back to their mission of finding all of the video tapes and reconstructing and following through on the plan to stop the Observers?! There are only nine episodes left!

In tonight’s episode, “An Origin Story,” a member of the Fringe team makes a surprising move as they respond to catastrophic occurrences.

See how the team moves on after Etta’s death tonight on FOX at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Fringe @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Grimm, Kitchen Nightmares, Haven, and Hunted.
 

JJ’s Choice

It’s always a good excuse for science fiction shows to do a scary Halloween episode, and last week, Haven wasn’t any different. The episode put the a bunch of people in a haunted house, which of course turned out to be someone’s trouble. And with the way the house worked, a lot of secrets came out in the open.

On tonight’s episode, “Magic Hour: Part 1,” Audrey and Duke head west to follow a lead on the true identity of the Colorado Kid.

See what they can uncover tonight on Syfy at 10/9c (but remember to record long in case wrestling runs over!). Learn where to find episodes online of Haven @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching America’s Next Top Model and Fringe.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

Megan was going to do the series premiere of Malibu Country, but she needed a night off, so I thought I’d throw my two cents in. I’ve seen the pilot of this new comedy starring Reba McEntire, Lily Tomlin, Sara Rue, & Jai Rodriguez, and I really enjoyed it. It reminded me a lot of the old Friday night ABC comedies, the type of show where families sat around watching television together. Maybe it’s just me, but that’s the feeling I got from it. Reba stars as Reba Gallagher, who finds out her country star-husband cheated. She divorces him and moves across the country from Nashville to southern California with her two kids and her mother (played brilliantly by Lily Tomlin). Reba had dreams of becoming a big country star herself but put her dreams on hold to support her husband & raise their children, but now, she decides to try again. She finds it isn’t as easy as she’d hoped it would be—and that’s where Jai Rodriguez comes into play, when he becomes her new music agent. Sara Rue plays her flightly, enthusiastic, and overly-friendly neighbor. I loved the pilot, so I hope you’ll give it a chance, as well.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Reba leaves her cheating husband and takes her kids and mother to California so she can pursue her long set-aside music career.

Check it out tonight on ABC at 8:30/7:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Malibu Country @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing CSI: NY, Fringe, Grimm, Nikita, Blue Bloods, Haven, Hunted, Mystery Diners, & Health Inspectors.

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