If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/13/13

I have had a few pretty rough days, with back and hip pain due a fall I had a couple of months ago. The lesson I learned is that it’s probably better to let the water bottle float away than try to reach it with your foot and fall half in the lake and half on the incredibly hard rocks on the edge. While I sit back and put a heating pad on my back, let’s see what we should all be checking out on TV.

Megan’s Choice

superfunnight1113smallSuper Fun Night is among my favorite new comedies this fall, even though it’s not on the list of most of my fellow TV bloggers. There are a lot of people who find it a little rude, too much physical humor or that Rebel Wilson is just being the butt of every fat joke. I’m in strong disagreement with most of those issues. First, it can be rude, but it’s quite amusingly rude, so I’ll overlook it. As far as the physical humor goes, there is never too much, because Rebel is a genius at it, and she isn’t the butt of every fat joke—she overcomes them. Honestly, I no longer really notice Kimmie (Rebel Wilson) as the fat girl. I see her as the girl who is slowly learning how to be an adult in today’s world after she locked herself away to protect herself from all the judgements and teasing. Regardless of why you don’t watch, I think you should give it another try. It’s worth it. On last week’s episode, we watched as Kimmie and Kendall had a mini bonding session over drinks, but don’t think for a minute it really changes anything. They’re always going to be frenemies.

On tonight’s episode, “The Love Lioness,” Kimmie and the gang decide to attend a seminar by Jane Spencer, “The Love Lioness,” (guest star Molly Shannon) a relationship guru who likens finding men to hunting prey in the wild. They try her theories out at a hotel bar. It works a little too well when Kimmie picks up Parker (guest star Will Sasso) and isn’t sure what to do when he invites her up to his room.

To see how the hysterical Molly Shannon blends with the cast, tune in to ABC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, CSI, The Tomorrow People, Arrow, The X Factor, American Horror Story, and Extreme Cheapskates.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

svu1113smallAs much as it pains me to admit, I’m beginning to dislike Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU as much as I ended up disliking Stabler before he left. I understand she’s going through a lot because of her kidnapping and torture. But even before that, she was getting quicker to judge, quicker to anger, and just didn’t seem as calm and rational as she used to be. Last week was the perfect example of that. Benson was so convinced the music teacher was guilty that she refused to look further, even when Rollins adamantly stated she had concerns about the case. I didn’t like Benson at all last week. I hope that doesn’t become a trend.

On tonight’s episode, “Military Justice,” junior officer Amelia Albers (guest star Shiri Appleby) is arrested for DUI while on leave in New York City, but her ripped clothes and injuries lead the police to call Detective Benson for help. When a group of soldiers from her unit are named as suspects in her rape, Amelia refuses to cooperate with the SVU for fear of damage to her reputation in the military. When her commanding officer (guest star Terry Serpico) also hinders the investigation, Detective Amaro asks his ex-wife (guest star Laura Benanti) to dig up information on the case and learns the grim reality that every female officer faces.

See if the squad continues to be stonewalled tonight on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Criminal Minds, Modern Family, CSI, & Top Chef.
 

Kyle’s Choice

revolution1113smallIn last week’s episode of Revolution, Rachel dug up Monroe’s coffin just in time for him to come back to life, while Gene revisited some ghosts from his past from a time when he assisted men torturing innocent people in the name of national security. Rumors of Aaron’s resurrection had spread, so Gene came up with a plan to smuggle Aaron and Cynthia out of town in his carriage. However, when the Patriots threatened Gene with the life of his daughter, he told them everything—but Miles had suspected something was up and already had a backup plan to use the sewers. Meanwhile, Neville was unsure that he could trust his son Jason after he has been programmed to kill him…

We once again saw Aaron use his telekinetic powers to set his enemies on fire—and so did everyone else. How did he get these powers, and can he control them? Does anyone else have any strange abilities? How are all these people coming back to life? They’ve really shaken things up this season, and I’m interested to see how this all plays out.

On tonight’s episode, “Come Blow Your Horn,” Aaron’s deathly experience attracts attention; Miles and the gang try to escape; Rachel and Gene struggle with their relationship, which impacts Charlie; and Neville gambles with the Patriots.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, Criminal Minds, CSI, The Middle, Modern Family, Super Fun Night, The Tomorrow People, American Horror Story, The League, and Top Chef.
 

JJ’s Choice

arrow1113smallThe last episode of Arrow was so good! And the season is heading in such a great direction. With Black Canary turning out to be Sara, her being controlled by R’as al Ghul, being recalled by the League of Assassins, and showing her face to her father was so great. And on the island, Sara and Oliver saw each other after the crash of the Gambit. This adds some interesting aspects to the flashbacks, which to me have been the weakest part of the show.

On tonight’s episode, “Keep Your Enemies Closer,” Diggle goes after Deadshot in Moscow, and Felicity and Oliver decide to join in. But things turn messy when Isabel shows up on the tarmac to join Oliver on his “work trip.” Meanwhile, Moira’s lawyer tells Thea that dating Roy is hurting her mother’s case.

Find out how Oliver and Thea deal on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Modern Family, The Tomorrow People, and Super Fun Night.

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