If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/13/14

I’ll probably be watching the KC Royals baseball game tonight live… They’re going for the third game in the ALCS Championship against the Baltimore Orioles, so go Royals! But there’s plenty on besides baseball. Megan is celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving and spending time with her family, so check out what Kyle & I are recommending.

Jenny’s Choice

ncisla1013smallI just recommended NCIS: LA last week, but I gotta run with it again this week because we’re in the middle of a crazy story line. Last week, Hetty was in Washington for the Congressional hearing about her actions in sending Kensi to Afghanistan, although really, they seem to be gunning for her for more than just that—specifically Branston Cole, the old KGB operative she stashed in a nursing home until he died. She, predictably, gave them nothing…to the detriment of her team, since she irritated Special Congressional Investigator Michael Thomas to the point that he sent the DOJ to investigate the team. Granted, I’m sure that would’ve happened however Hetty reacted, but still… The team did everything they could to stay away from the woman running the investigation—the best part was when Eric tried to sneak through the gym, only to have Nell pull the power, and then his explanation into what the problem was. The case had some great points (mainly Kensi & Deeks in the morgue with the body and Deeks’s T-shirt, as well as Eric arguing against staying in the room by himself), and it was interesting, but still, the main story line was Hetty and the DOJ investigation—and since the case led to Hetty, that was definitely an interesting tie-in.

The previews for tonight’s episode look fun and scary and exciting. Hetty’s in danger, the team is still dealing with the DOJ, and after last week’s sparring scene, it seems like Kensi & Deeks are getting past the awkwardness that happened when she first got home from Afghanistan. I can’t wait for tonight!

On tonight’s episode, “Praesidium,” the team takes action to protect one of their own while being interrogated by the Department of Justice. Meanwhile, Nell goes undercover as Hetty, and Director Leon Vance gives Hetty disturbing news while she is in Washington. Rocky Carroll (NCIS) guest stars.

To see why Nell pretends to be Hetty, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Dancing with the Stars, Rewrapped, Mystery Diners, Scorpion, Castle, & House vs. House.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Kyle’s Choice

janethevirgin1013smallTonight, The CW adds the new dramedy series Jane the Virgin to its Monday-night lineup. Twenty-three-year-old Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) has dreams of becoming a writer and doesn’t want to make the same mistake her mother did—becoming a single mother at the age of 16. So she has been saving herself for marriage, which isn’t too far off, as she is engaged to police detective Michael (Brett Dier). However, during a routine checkup with her doctor, Jane is accidentally artificially inseminated, and to make things even more complicated, the father of the baby-to-be is her new boss/former crush Rafael (Justin Baldoni), who is married to the scheming Petra (Yael Grobglas). Jane grew up watching telenovelas with her mother (Andrea Navedo) and grandmother (Ivonne Coll), and now her life has become one!

Jane the Virgin is pretty much the only new fall network pilot I didn’t get a chance to screen early, but all the critics who have seen it seem to have universally fallen in love with the series—particularly with how charming the lead actress is. The show is based on a popular Venezuelan soap opera, and most of the cast has a background in daytime or primetime soaps. The premise sounds so crazy and ridiculous that it should be a really fun series. I can’t wait to check out tonight’s premiere.

On tonight’s episode, “Chapter One (Pilot),” a doctor’s office mishap causes Jane to become pregnant with a specimen meant for someone else in the series premiere of this comedy-drama about a chaste young woman who struggles to tell her religious family about her unplanned in-vitro pregnancy.

See how this outrageous new dramedy begins tonight on The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, Castle, The Blacklist, Gotham, and Sleepy Hollow.

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