If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/1/13

We’ve reached the middle of the week, and it’s almost bittersweet because so many of my favorite shows are having finales this week. It means I won’t see new episodes of Bones or The Following for a bit, but it also means some of my favorite summer shows like True Blood and Rookie Blue are just around the corner. For now, let’s see what’s on tonight.

Megan’s Choice

criminalminds51smallI hate when we go a week without a new episode of Criminal Minds, but this week, all will be well in my universe. Last episode, we watched as they discovered a severed head in a time capsule. That was creepy. I can’t imagine being one of those people and seeing a head roll out. *shiver* They figured out the who and and why in the end because they’re good at what they do. We also have seen Garcia wooing a new suitor, and she’s adorable. I wish she was wooing Morgan, but I’ll settle for seeing Garcia out from behind the keyboard and being her sassy self under any circumstance.

On tonight’s episode, “Alchemy,” the BAU travel to Rapid City after two male victims are discovered murdered in a ritualistic manner. Also, Reid continues to grieve over Maeve’s death.

To see if they catch their UnSub, tune in to CBS at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Criminal Minds @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching Family Tools, CSI, Law & Order: SVU, and How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life).
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Jenny’s Choice

familytools51smallI’m almost always excited when a new comedy premieres because I don’t watch enough of them. Tonight, ABC is debuting their latest, Family Tools. The show is about Jack Shea (played by the very funny Kyle Bornheimer), who is kind of a failure career-wise, who has to take over the family handyman business when his father, Tony (played by J.K. Simmons, from The Closer), has a heart attack. Tony doesn’t have a lot of faith in his son, so he’s very reluctant to hand over the keys to the business, but his sister, Jack’s Aunt Terry (played by the hysterical Leah Remini (King of Queens) convinces him that he has to give his son a shot. Along with Aunt Terry comes oddball, yet endearing cousin Mason, as well as Tony’s troublemaking assistant Darren (Edi Gathegi) and his flirtatious sister Lisa “Stitch” (Danielle Nicolet). I’m looking forward to this because the premise is cute and the cast has some great names. We’ll see if it turns out to be as good as I hope or if it bombs. 😉

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” after a heart attack, Tony is forced to hand over his handyman business to his less-than-stellar son, Jack, who sees this as an opportunity to make his father proud and, after all his previous failures, maybe find his true calling right at home.

See if the jokes are funny and acting is good on this new comedy tonight on ABC at 8:30/7:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Family Tools @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Criminal Minds, Modern Family, Law & Order: SVU, How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life), The Americans, Chicago Fire, CSI, & Psych.

Kyle’s Choice

theamericans51smallTonight, the first season of The Americans comes to a close. Last week, Elizabeth’s source promised some extremely valuable high-level information, but she was afraid it might be a trap. However, Claudia assured her it was worth the risk to meet “The Colonel.” Meanwhile, Viola the maid told the FBI about the bugged clock she was forced to plant and gave them descriptions of descriptions of “Clark” and his partner. Gaad decided to use the situation to their advantage to feed misinformation to the KGB. At the end of the episode, Elizabeth’s source had been arrested for failure to pay child support.

Will the police discover that he works for the KGB and trace him back to Elizabeth? Will she go through with her meeting with “The Colonel”? Will one or both of the Jennings be discovered? Also, last week, Nina admitted her treason to Arkady, but he decided to give her the option of proving herself again. Does this make her a triple agent, or—if she really hasn’t swapped sides—a quadruple agent? I’m looking forward to seeing how it all shakes out tonight and how we’re left hanging for season two.

On tonight’s episode, “The Colonel,” when Philip and Elizabeth are ordered to go through with a meeting that could potentially be a set-up, they find themselves confronted with unexpected truths about their relationship. Stan’s investigation puts him and the FBI even closer to Philip and Elizabeth.

To see if Elizabeth & Philip can stay under the FBI’s radar, tune in to FX at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Americans @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, Criminal Minds, CSI, The Middle, Family Tools, Modern Family, How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life), Nashville, Arrow, Supernatural, MythBusters, The Big Brain Theory, and Psych.

JJ’s Choice

modernfamily51smallNothing much to be said about Modern Family than some of the earlier recommendations I already made. The last episode featured Phil trying to sell the flipped house with some very awkward, but funny cyber-stalking by Haley. In the end, it worked out, but not as well as they’d all hoped—but better than Mitchell had expected…

On tonight’s episode, “Career Day,” Phil is excited to share the wonders of residential real estate with Luke and Manny’s classmates for career day, but things get ugly when his nemesis Gil Thorpe shows up. Meanwhile, Gloria challenges Jay’s claim of always wanting to become a novelist, and Mitch and Cam make a costly mistake while executing tooth fairy duties.

Watch the arena of Phil vs. Gil on ABC at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Modern Family @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching American Idol, Arrow, and The Real World.

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