If We Control Your Remote… 5/13/13

Welcome to another Monday. Did you have a good weekend? Mine went way too fast—but don’t they always? I know my husband’s not looking forward to going back to work, but one good thing about the new week: Great new shows. There’s a lot on tonight, so we’re going to attempt to highlight what we recommend you watch.

Jenny’s Choice #1

castle513smallLast week’s Castle was a great one. The story was interesting—although finding out it was the son that killed his father kind of sucked. That kid was SERIOUSLY screwed in the head…—and the humor was spot-on. I loved Beckett and Castle hitting the dirt when they were fired on by a drone. Then Castle saying he’d been the one to shoot it down and Beckett had missed was hysterical. The funniest part had to be Beckett’s amusement as she scared the pants off him with the remote control tank & helicopter in bed. I loved it.

The end of the episode set up tonight’s, sadly, season finale, when the federal agent they’d been working with on the case told Beckett he wanted her to interview for a position with the Attorney General. The job would take her away from Castle, away from New York City. It would be a huge leap professionally for her, but she obviously can’t leave. The show wouldn’t exist without Castle & Beckett both. Will she decide she wants to pursue the job (even though we know, in the end, she won’t take it), and if so, what will that mean for our favorite couple, especially so soon after Beckett’s ILY? I’m both dreading and anticipating tonight’s episode. I can only hope I come away happier and more satisfied than I did with the Bones finale.

On tonight’s episode, “Watershed,” an interview with a high-profile federal law enforcement agency forces Beckett to reconsider what she wants out of her job—and out of her relationship with Castle. Meanwhile, the body of a young woman is found floating inside the water tank of a skid row flop house, but as the team investigate, they discover that her final resting place is just one of many strange things about her death. Kyle Secor (Commander-in-Chief, Philly, Homicide: Life on the Street), Scott Paulin, Niko Nicotera, Stacy Edwards (Chicago Hope, Santa Barbara), & Mekenna Melvin (Chuck) guest star.

See if Beckett and Castle can survive this bump in their relationship tonight on ABC at 10/9c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

hawaiifiveo513smallHawaii Five-0 is almost coming to an end for the season, and what a ride it’s been. Last week’s episode, we sat on the edge of our seats as the team raced to find a girl that was kidnapped and buried alive. It was a really tense episode, and I’m so pleased with the writing and suspense this season has brought.

On tonight’s episode, “He Welo ‘Oihana,” McGarrett aids his mother in a covert operation; Kono faces danger as she zeros in on Adam’s secret.

To see what the McGarrett family is up to, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Hell’s Kitchen, 2 Broke Girls, The Voice, and Mike & Molly.

Kyle’s Choice

himym513smallTonight, another season of How I Met Your Mother comes to a close. Last week’s episode was pretty much set up for tonight’s season finale. Robin’s father returned and played Laser Tag with Barney—the son he always wished he had. Meanwhile, Robin looked for her “something old” she had buried years earlier in Central Park, but couldn’t find it, and Ted was a hindrance to Marshall and Lily in their effort to sort their belongings for their trip to Italy.

Tonight is the season finale, and as usual, they hinted in the season premiere that we would meet the future Mrs. Mosby at Barney and Robin’s wedding. However, I’ve been down this road far too many times with this series—and I highly doubt we will meet the mother until close to the final episode of the series (if not THE final episode). So I’m not getting my hopes up but it would be really nice to finally see who this mother is after 8 years!

Tonight’s episode, “Something New,” is set just before Robin and Barney’s wedding, with Ted taking Lily to see the house he’s been fixing up, and Robin and Barney settling in for a treasured night of relaxation that is rudely interrupted by an obnoxious couple. Meanwhile, Marshall and the baby take a last-minute trip to see his family in Minnesota. Casey Wilson and Keegan-Michael Key guest star.

To see if we’ll see Robin and Barney actually make it down the aisle and if we’ll meet THE mother, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-0, Castle, Revolution, Hell’s Kitchen, Bates Motel, Defiance, Warehouse 13, and The Big C.

JJ’s Choice

2brokegirls513smallI’ve picked 2 Broke Girls for the Remote picks quite often, and quite often I’ve been ranting about it. But still, even though I still feel that way about the show, I really have it high on my list of shows to watch. Sometimes the jokes don’t work, but the chemistry between Kat and Beth is amazing! So tonight, amidst the violence of all the season finales and what not, I still urge you to watch this little gem on CBS!

On tonight’s episode, “And the Window of Opportunity,” Max and Caroline offer to deep-clean a previously hidden part of the dinner and discover something that could relaunch their cupcake business.

Find out what they discover tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching 90210, The Voice, Defiance, Warehouse 13, Castle, and Revolution.

Jenny’s Choice #2

warehouse513smallI enjoyed last week’s Warehouse 13 a lot. Artie is just absolutely breaking my heart. The panel of Regents found no fault with him for Leena’s death—something he wholeheartedly disagreed with. In order to give Claudia some space and get her mind off Artie, Pete took her with him when an artifact pinged. They figured out a man had a lantern that basically shifted the earth. The man, Evan, was the brother of a man who’d been arrested and imprisoned for his part in environmental terrorism, basically, and when his brother died in prison, the man went crazy with the need for revenge. Meanwhile, back at the Warehouse, Artie was having trouble adjusting to life without Leena. He was trying to do all the jobs she did when she was alive, and because of his emotional state, he wasn’t having a lot of success. Together, he, Myka, and Steve made some headway to getting the Warehouse in order and getting Artie himself on the road to peace and forgiveness.

I’ve heard a lot about tonight’s episode, so I have high hopes. I loved when Castle did a similar-type episode. In fact, I know several shows have done it. Some are successful; some are not. If any show can do it well, I think Warehouse 13 can. They haven’t let me down yet, so I’m crossing my fingers that continues.

On tonight’s episode, “The Big Snag,” Pete and Myka get sucked into a 1940s detective noir novel in search of an artifact. Meanwhile, Artie, Steve, and Claudia chase down a phantom car thief. Missi Pyle & Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint, Veronica Mars) guest star.

See how Pete and Myka look in black and white tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Defiance, Mike & Molly, Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, & Hawaii Five-0.

This entry was posted in If We Controlled Your Remote and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.