If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/25/13

Wow, did it ever get cold here fast; there was actually snow on the vehicles this morning! Guess I’ll be winter clothes shopping for the kids this weekend, which sounds like as much fun as poking myself in the eye, but it must be done. While I amp myself up for this dreaded shopping trip, let’s see what you should be watching tonight.

Megan’s Choice

grimm1025smallI am so incredibly excited for the premiere of Grimm tonight, aren’t you? When we last saw Nick, he was in a coffin on his way to Europe after Captain Renard’s brother, Eric, had the Baron turn Nick into a zombie. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but whatever it is, it isn’t going to be good. I hope everyone can find Nick before it’s too late.

On tonight’s season premiere, “The Ungrateful Dead,” Juliette, Monroe, Rosalee, and Hank fight off a zombie horde; Capt. Renard tries to rescue Nick from his brother; Adalind faces a gruesome task.

To see if everyone comes out alive, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Dracula, MasterChef Junior, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, Say Yes to the Dress, and Secret Princes.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice #1

hawaiifiveo1025smallLast week’s Hawaii Five-0 was great, as always. The case, about the runaway bride, was excellent, with a lot of twists and turns. In the end, the groom realized she really was who she seemed to be, and he surprised her with flowers and a declaration of love…and a priest. With Danny & Steve as witnesses, the two were married. Her dirtbag brother was dead, so she’s safe from him. It was a happy ending for the couple. For Danny & Gabby, on the other hand… He told her to take the six-month job, but that meant six months apart, and Danny decided he couldn’t continue to do that to Grace, who had grown close to Gabby. So they split, with the promise that if Hawaii ever became her permanent home, they would revisit the relationship. I’m sad, because I liked them together, but I get why he did it. Adam & Kono kidnapped a man who they thought wanted revenge for his brother’s death, but he told them it wasn’t just Adam that someone wants dead—it’s both of them. Chin told Adam he’d promised to take care of Kono, so now I’m worried that Adam will sacrifice himself to save Kono. I love Adam, and I love them together, so I’m hoping they both stay safe. Finally, Steve’s jealousy over Catherine’s new job with her ex is ramping up, although he’s doing well controlling it. We’ll see if that continues!

On tonight’s episode, “Kupu’eu (Fallen Hero),” as Catherine’s seemingly harmless surveillance job takes a deadly turn, Adam considers making the ultimate sacrifice to save Kono. Terry O’Quinn returns as Joe White.

Find out if Catherine & Adam end the episode okay tonight on CBS at 9/8c.
 

Kyle’s Choice

strikebackorigins1025smallLast week, the third season of Cinemax’s Strike Back came to a close. Tonight, the cable channel is finally letting viewers see the original 6-episode UK season that started it all, airing it under the name Strike Back: Origins. This original first season aired under the name Chris Ryan’s Strike Back in the UK and follows the adventures of British Special Forces operative John Porter (Richard Armitage)—who also appeared in the series premiere of the Cinemax edition. The series also features a pre-Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln.

The show takes a similar format to the Cinemax seasons, where every two episodes tells a complete story of a mission, while also furthering a season-long arc. Where this show really differs from the Cinemax series is in its tone. It’s not a buddy-cop action/comedy—it takes more of a serious approach and has a lot less gratuitous T&A. I really enjoyed this actual first season of the series, and I’m really happy U.S. audiences finally get to see it!

On tonight’s episode, “Iraq: Part One,” Porter attempts to infiltrate the terrorist group that has kidnapped a prominent journalist, while Thompson tries to keep a close eye on Porter.

Watch the “new” prequel tonight on Cinemax at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grimm, Dracula, MasterChef Junior, and The Carrie Diaries.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

masterchefjunior1025smallThe young chefs on MasterChef Junior still amaze me every week. Last week, they had to cook foods they hated, like blue cheese, liver, and sardines. The dishes they made were incredibly impressive. I wouldn’t eat them, but they were impressive nonetheless! LOL One of my favorite challenges on the adult version of the show is the restaurant takeover…and tonight, the kids have to face that daunting task. Previews show Chef Ramsay actually raising his voice at them (although he wasn’t yelling quite as…harshly as he does to the adults. LOL), so it’ll be interesting to see how it goes!

On tonight’s episode, “Restaurant Takeovers,” in the season’s first field challenge, the remaining six kids split into two teams to take over the kitchen at a fine-dining restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. The two teams have limited time to prep, cook, and serve a three-course meal for a packed room of diners, who are unaware that pint-size cooks are preparing their meal. The judges will determine the winning team based on their performance in the kitchen, as well as the diners’ and head chef’s feedback.

Find out which contestants impress tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Grimm & Blue Bloods.

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