If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/5/13

I usually don’t have a problem with Mondays, but yesterday was a doozy. Most of the day was good—hubby worked from home for the day, so we got to spend some extra time together—but then the day kind of turned to crap after the kiddo got home. I’m telling you, if you have a teenager, I feel for you. *sigh* Anyway, there’s some great TV on tonight, so I’m planning to relax tonight and enjoy myself. Here’s what we think you should be watching. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

raisinghope25asmallLast week’s Raising Hope was too much fun. First, Sabrina & Jimmy got married (kind of…although they don’t know it, Jimmy’s wife, the serial killer, is still alive. They faked her death certificate so the pair could get married. heh), and it was cute, and sweet, and Sabrina’s speech to Jimmy at the end was too adorable. Then in the second episode, Barney’s wedding gift of an armoire turned out to be dollhouse-sized, so to make it up to them, he took the whole family (plus Sabrina’s mom’s ex-boyfriend LOL) to California to let Hope attend a taping of her favorite television show, starring Barney’s ex-wife’s child. While at the studio, the little girl in the show refused to do her line of blowing a raspberry, and when Hope did it from the audience, the producer pulled her in and replaced the other little girl. Hope was adorable, as was the very end, when Burt was confused about it being over already and then even more confused when he was told it was a “To Be Continued.” That was too funny.

raisinghope25bsmallTonight is another two episodes of this great show. It’s the continuation of the honeymoon episode plus another ep that sounds like it’ll be very funny. I’m very much looking forward to them. 😀

On tonight’s first episode, “Yo Zappa Do, Part 2,” when Hope is recruited as an actress on “Yo Zappa Do,” Jimmy signs on as an extra to help her through her scenes. But the show’s star Trevor (guest star Camden Garcia) is making his life miserable on set. Meanwhile Burt tries to pitch a new landscaping design to the studio chief (guest star Brian Doyle-Murray, Yes, Dear & Caddyshack), and Maw Maw settles an old debt with her late ex-husband.

Then on tonight’s second episode, “Sex, Clown and Videotape,” when Burt and Virginia discover that their storage locker is up for auction, they also realize they have misplaced a personal and incriminating home video that has fallen into the hands of another couple (guest stars Mike O’Malley, Yes, Dear & Glee, and Liza Snyder, Yes, Dear). Meanwhile, Sabrina tries to get to the bottom of Jimmy’s epic sleepwalking habit.

See both episodes tonight on FOX at 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Raising Hope @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Betty White’s Second Annual 90th Birthday Special, NCIS, The Taste, NCIS: LA, The Bachelor, Chopped, Cougar Town, Justified, & Total Blackout.
 
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Megan’s Choice

smash25smallI have been looking forward to the season premiere of Smash since the credits rolled at the end of last season—which is saying something because I originally didn’t think I’d even enjoy the show. Karen (Katherine McPhee) was a heroine that we could get behind quickly, but my heart always felt sad for Ivy (Megan Hilty) because she wanted success so badly, she was willing to practically sell her soul. The story of Marilyn Monroe is such a sad one because it’s the story of unfulfilled dreams and unrequited love—so basically, it’s delicious for television.

The behind-the-scenes look at Broadway is humbling and terrifying. I certainly couldn’t handle that schedule or those crazy competitive people. One thing that set Smash apart from the likes of Glee is that it managed to have story continuity—if Glee had done this better, it’d still be in my top favorites. Alas, a new musical has stolen my heart, and tonight, it returns to pull at the strings again.

On tonight’s 2-hour season premiere, “On Broadway; The Fallout,” Eileen, Tom, and Julia face personal and professional obstacles as they try to take their show to Broadway; Karen finds herself on the brink of success, though her fame may come at a cost for Ivy; Derek deals with a damaging accusation.

To delve into the drama that is Broadway, tune into NBC at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Smash @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching Hart of Dixie, Emily Owens, M.D., NCIS, NCIS: LA, New Girl, The Mindy Project, and The Taste.
 

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Emily Owens M.D., one of the shows I put in my Top 10 for 2012, comes to an end. Last week, there was a bus crash and the hospital was overwhelmed with new patients. Due to the winter storm, many of the doctors were away, so Emily and Tyra had to step up and take some emergency cases. Meanwhile, Emily told Micah she was over Will; and Will tried to convince Cassandra that he and Emily were just friends. Later, after a night out at the bar, Micah finally admitted to Emily that he had feelings for her, and the two kissed. But they were quickly interrupted by Will storming out of the bar announcing that he and Cassandra had just broken up.

I really enjoyed this show a lot, and it’s a shame that The CW was so quick to cancel it. I thought it did a great job of mixing the medical and personal drama while also adding in a bit of fun. While I appreciate that they are at least airing all of the episodes, I really hope the series doesn’t end with us back at a “Who Will She Choose” cliffhanger. I really like the idea of Micah and Emily and hope that they get some kind of closure as a promising couple by the end of tonight’s episode.

On tonight’s episode, “Emily and…the Leap,” Emily’s decision to start a relationship with Micah gets complicated when Will hears about it and becomes jealous. Meanwhile, Emily believes a patient’s unruly personality is due to the woman’s many cats; and Micah’s sister visits.

See the series finale tonight on The CW at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Emily Owens, M.D. @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Joe Schmo Show, Smash, Raising Hope, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Hart of Dixie, Justified, Chopped, Cougar Town, Southie Rules, White Collar, Face Off, and Total Blackout.
 

JJ’s Choice

newgirl25smallHow about that ending for New Girl last week?!?! Jess and Nick. Finally. I love it!! It was time for those two to get at it, and it will probably be hilarious to see the aftermath of the kiss and how it will interfere with the dynamics in the apartment. I can’t wait to see how this develops.

On tonight’s episode, “Table 34,” the gang attends a marriage convention where Cece hopes to find a prospective husband while Schmidt tries to win her back, and Nick and Jess find themselves in a compromising position in front of Dr. Sam.

Watch the awkwardness on FOX at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of New Girl @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching Smash(!!), The Mindy Project, and Cougar Town.

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