If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/28/14

I’m so excited for a new week! So far, I’ve been LOVING the new season, and there are more shows that I can’t wait to see premiering this week, starting tonight, so check out what we’re recommending.

Jenny’s Choice #1

brooklyn99-928smallMy first pick is the season premiere of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Last season ended on such a crazy, outrageous note… Jake was tasked to go undercover for the FBI, trying to catch a bunch of mob guys. But the episodes before that, he realized he had feelings for Santiago. Just before he left, he admitted them to her, but she was dating Teddy, so nothing happened. I’m excited and anxious for this season because their first one was such a huge hit and was so fantastic, but it’s now on Sunday night. Hopefully the second season will live up to the precedence set by season one and being on a new night surrounded by animated comedies won’t hurt it. I’ve seen the premiere, and I will say that it’s off to a great start. The same humor is there, the characters and jokes are just as funny, and I can see it being another fantastic comedy for this year.

On tonight’s episode, “Undercover,” Jake’s undercover FBI operation ends in a successful sting, until he learns one mobster has gotten away. As Jake enlists Charles’s help to track him down, Holt tests the squad’s patience with practice drills. Jenny Slate guest stars.

See how the squad welcomes Jake back to work tonight on FOX at 8:30/7:30c.
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Megan’s Choice

ouat928smallTonight, Once Upon a Time returns for a new season, which promises to bring us more fairy tale characters waltzing their way into Storybrooke. I honestly wasn’t surprised at all when it was announced that Elsa from Frozen would be making an appearance this season because of the popularity of that movie. Overall, I find that this show has been great at capturing the essence of every story or movie that they’ve tackled but adding their own twist, so I’m interested to see where they go with this one. It could go either way, seeing as the market is over-saturated with Elsa right now. At the end of it all, I’m really just interested to see where my favorite characters end up—especially Snow White and Prince Charming.

On tonight’s season premiere, “A Tale of Two Sisters,” Elsa of Arendelle creates a snow monster for protection against the unknown, while her sister Anna discovers that before passing, their parents were trying to find the secret to controlling Elsa’s ice power, and she’s determined to finish the search.

To see what magic happens in tonight’s season premiere, tune in to ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Guy’s Grocery Games, The Great Food Truck Race, CSI, Cutthroat Kitchen, Madam Secretary, and Ray Donovan.

Kyle’s Choice

familyguy928smallTonight’s hour-long season premiere of Family Guy brings one of the biggest crossovers that fans never thought would actually happen—the Griffins will finally meet the Simpsons! It seems like every year at Comic-Con, someone would ask about this crossover, and the question was always met with groans from the audience—that is, until this past year, when it was announced that it was finally happening! There had always been a bit of bad blood between the two camps, as Family Guy was often regarded as an imitation of The Simpsons, but it looks like they have put those differences aside to give fans this treasure of a TV event.

I’ve had a chance to screen the episode, and I can certainly say fans of both shows will be elated. The episode is filled with callbacks and references to iconic moments and catch phrases from both series. And the way they have paired up the members of each family leads to some really hilarious interactions and a lot of meta/in-jokes as the two families take verbal shots at one another. There’s also some fun guest appearances from even more characters from the Animation Domination lineup. The humor of the episode leans toward the more graphic nature of Family Guy, which is likely why this is being aired as an episode of that series. I suspect those who have only watched The Simpsons will be a bit taken aback by the more adult nature of the humor. But overall, it’s a thoroughly satisfying hour that made me even more anxious for the next Animation Domination crossover event, which will find the Simpsons and Futurama’s Planet Express crew inhabiting the same world.

On tonight’s episode, “The Simpsons Guy,” the Griffins find their way to Springfield, where they meet the Simpsons, and Homer plays host to his new “albino” friends, while Lisa teaches Meg the saxophone and Bart and Stewie become chummy. Later, Homer and Peter get into a battle of the beers and argue which is better, Duff or Pawtucket.

Check out this fun 1-hour crossover tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, CSI, Once Upon a Time, Resurrection, The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Strain, Guy’s Grocery Games, and The Great Food Truck Race.

Jenny’s Choice #2

csi928smallMy second pick tonight is the season premiere of CSI. The big news at the end of last season was the departure of Paul Guilfoyle as Captain Jim Brass. His daughter attempted suicide, and he decided it was time to focus more on her than his work. It was a little surprising, given that he’d been around since the very first episode. What a crazy run that was. The case was a good one, going back twenty-five years and featuring Treat Williams playing a man who I actually wish was joining the team this season. I haven’t heard anything about him returning, though, so it might just end up being wishful thinking. Regardless, I’m excited for the new season because even on season fifteen, I still love the show.

On tonight’s episode, “The CSI Effect,” Finlay must deal with a bomb planted in her car, while Russell gets a call from someone claiming to be the Gig Harbor killer. Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Franklin & Bash, Raising the Bar, NYPD Blue, Saved by the Bell) and Mark Valley (Boston Legal, Body of Proof, Human Target, Keen Eddie) guest star.

To see if Finlay stays safe, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, Madam Secretary, The Great Food Truck Race, & Cutthroat Kitchen.

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