If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/28/13

Happy Monday! What a way to start the week…with a high of 71 degrees. Woohoo! Sorry for those of you still in freezing temperatures, but I promise, it won’t last for me. We’re supposed to be back down in the 20s later this week. Boo! As for tonight, my window will be open to let in the nice air while I watch some great TV. What should you be watching? Read on to find out. 😉

Jenny’s Choice #1

thefollowing128smallI have to admit that even though I had access to the pilot (& more) of The Following before it aired, I waited to watch until it actually played last week. I wanted to watch it with my husband, and I knew I would enjoy it more if I hadn’t already watched it once already. I’m glad I did, because I wasn’t disappointed. We followed along with the story, hanging onto the edge of our seats. I TOTALLY called that the neighbors/friends weren’t really good guys, that they were two of “the followers,” although I did guess that they weren’t really gay, either. I guess we’ll see how that plays out. The show was totally creepy, from minute one until the very end. Kevin Bacon was everything I’d hoped he would be on a primetime show, and the supporting cast is great so far. I didn’t like Jeananne Goossen’s Jennifer Mason at first, but I liked her more toward the end. Unfortunately, she was only in the pilot, I believe, replaced by “cult expert” Debra Parker (played by Law & Order’s Annie Parisse). Shawn Ashmore (brother to Aaron, who stars in Syfy’s Warehouse 13) was great, and I can’t wait to see more of him. Overall, I’m excited to see more of the show, which is why it’s my first pick tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “Chapter Two,” Ryan Hardy, Agent Mike Weston, and FBI Specialist Debra Parker, who is brought in to lead the investigation into Joe Carroll and his followers, dive deeper into the history of Carroll’s psyche. To do so, they enlist the help of Carroll’s ex-wife, and Hardy’s former love, Claire Matthews (Natalie Zea). Meanwhile, Emma (Valorie Curry), Jacob (Nico Tortorella), and Paul (Adan Canto) keep Claire’s son Joey (Kyle Catlett) at a house in the country as they prepare for their next move.

See the exciting drama and intense action tonight on FOX at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Following @ Clicker.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Megan’s Choice

bunheadssmallBunheads is quickly becoming one of my favorite shows—ever. I am not exaggerating. This show never fails to make me giggle, smile, tear up, and basically enjoy an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. Amy Sherman-Palladino is a creative genius—a fact that was already known by her other amazing show, Gilmore Girls, but she’s done it again. I was leery at first, thinking I wouldn’t love any of her shows as much as I loved Gilmore Girls, but I was wrong.

There’s something about the quirky characters on this show that makes you want to be their best friend. Michelle (Sutton Foster) is everything I want to be—except for the single, no children, and slightly flighty thing. Everything else, yes. 🙂 I love the bad dating advice she recently gave to Boo, and how much she cares for and relates to Sasha—she’s awesome.

Last week’s episode, we watched as Sasha’s mother just handed her the keys and essentially threw in the towel as a mother. Ginny is becoming more and more attracted to Frankie, and Melanie is dealing with some inner rage issues. We also watched as Michelle spiralled after learning she didn’t actually graduate high school because she forgot to go to summer school. It was a good episode.

On tonight’s episode, “The Astronaut and the Ballerina,” Michelle’s brother, Scotty, visits after another failed marriage; Ginny feels abandoned after Melanie develops an interest in roller derby; child care duties keep Boo and Carl busy.

To ride the crazy train with me, tune into ABC Family at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Bunheads @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching The Following, Bones, Dallas, and The Bachelor. (Don’t judge me! It’s mind numbing TV that has no plot or need to pay attention…but Sean is attractive. 🙂 )
 

Kyle’s Choice

dallas128asmallTonight, Dallas returns on TNT with a 2-hour season premiere. When we were last at the Southfork Ranch, Rebecca had shot and killed Tommy during an altercation. When Christopher saw her bruises, he hired a PI to look into Tommy and learned that Rebecca wasn’t really Tommy’s sister. He threatened to have her put in jail and told her he wanted a divorce. Meanwhile, John Ross proposed to Elena, but she reconsidered once she overheard John Ross admit to JR that he had been conspiring to steal Southfork. And with Christopher now also professing his love to Elena, she had to make a decision. Elsewhere, Bobby recovered from his ruptured aneurysm; Annie stopped Ryland’s attempts at using blackmail to keep Sue Ellen from running for governor; and we discovered that Rebecca is actually Cliff Barnes’s daughter.

dallas128bsmallWow, typing that recap, I realized just how soapy this show is! 🙂 Just as John Ross and Christopher looked like they were becoming friends and partners, this whole Rebecca/Elena thing happened. It will be interesting to see the fallout and how these two battle it out for the girl and control of the business. However, what I’m really looking forward to seeing is how they write Larry Hagman’s passing into the show—rumor has it they may be honoring him with a big “Who Shot J.R.?”-style final story line.

On tonight’s first episode, “Battle Lines,” Christopher and John Ross duel over the vision for Ewing Energies. Meanwhile, Christopher seeks a divorce from Rebecca as a revelation upends the whole family; John Ross launches a scheme of revenge; Ann is blackmailed by her former husband. And in tonight’s second episode, “Venomous Creatures,” a battle for the control of Ewing Energies rages; Elena tries to gain prominence in the company; John Ross schemes with Pamela Rebecca Barnes to seize Christopher’s company shares.

See both episodes tonight on TNT at 9/8c & 10:03/9:03c. Learn where to find episodes online of Dallas @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/recording Continuum, Being Human, Bones, The Following, The Carrie Diaries, Switched at Birth, and Bunheads.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

bones128smallWow… Last week’s Bones was fantastic. Poor Hodgins & Angela… They freaked out when they woke up to find a bloody, skinned corpse hanging over their bed and flower petals in a creepy pattern around where Michael’s head was as he slept. Pelant was back…and in a big way. The entire episode seemed tense and rushed and scary, all in a good way, and in the end, Hodgins had to make the decision whether to give up all his money and save a school full of young Afghani girls or let them die and save all his millions. It was an easy decision for him & Angela both, but it still sucked. And how freakin’ creepy was it watching Pelant stitch up his own face?? On most shows, you see the bad guy holding a gun on the veterinarian and then killing them after they’ve done the job they were needed for…but not Pelant! He killed the dude right off and then did it himself. That takes some balls. Just sayin’. LOL It was a great twist to a plot point that isn’t original. Also, Reed Diamond’s Flynn was shot, but it looked like he would be okay. Before last week’s episode, I thought maybe he was in cahoots with Pelant, but now I don’t think so. I liked him a lot better last week than the first times we saw him.

On tonight’s episode, “The Twist in the Plot,” the Jeffersonian team investigates the remains of two bodies that were found at the same burial plot: one of a female cancer patient; the other, the cancer patient’s “doula,” who was guiding her through her grieving process with the illness. Meanwhile, with a spotlight on the case, Brennan and Booth start discussing their individual choices for after-death arrangements. Also, Daisy Wick returns for her first case after her break-up with Sweets. (And one of the main reasons I’m recommending it tonight: Vik Sahay from Chuck is guest starring on tonight’s episode.)

Don’t miss the fun tonight on FOX at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Bones @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching The Bachelor, Continuum, Next Great Baker, & Pawn Star$.

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