If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/12/14

I hope everyone had a good Veteran’s Day yesterday. For those who were off school and work, did you have a good day off? For those veterans and their families, I hope you had a great day to honor yourselves. As for TV, everyone will be able to enjoy what’s on tonight, so check out what we’re recommending.

Jenny’s Choice

svu1112smallLast night, I recommended Chicago Fire, which was the first of the three shows in NBC’s major crossover event. The final two episodes are airing tonight, and they’re my recommendations for tonight. I can’t talk much about what happened on Chicago Fire, as when I’m writing this up, it hasn’t even aired. If you’re like me, you might be waiting until the episodes tonight to watch all three at once. If you’ve already seen it, I hope it was good!

On tonight’s episode of Law & Order: SVU, “Chicago Crossover,” Sergeant Hank Voight and Detectives Erin Lindsay and Jay Halstead track a child pornography victim to his last-known whereabouts in New York City, where Sergeant Benson and the SVU squad get a new lead: evidence of a livestreamed pornography “club” that caters to its subscriber’s shocking requests. When Lindsay discovers someone from her past is involved, she hopes it will help lead them to the site’s ringleader, but tensions between Voight and Benson could threaten the case. Jason Beghe, Sophia Bush, Jesse Lee Soffer, & Lou Taylor Pucci guest star.

chicagopd1112smallThen on tonight’s episode of Chicago PD, “They’ll Have to Go Through Me,” he final part of the crossover event finds our intelligence unit joined by detectives from New York’s special victims unit to help solve the pedophile ring case. Ruzek and Det. Amaro along with Halstead and Antonio continue to hunt for the link to foster care and child trafficking. Meanwhile Burgess and Roman try to find the shooter from the hospital after using surveillance footage to identify him. Platt shows her deep respect for police and the dangerous work they do by honoring their fallen brother. Charlie Barnett, Kara Kilmer, Mariska Hargitay, Kelli Giddish, Danny Pino, Lou Taylor Pucci, & Markie Post guest star.

Watch the final two episodes of the crossover event tonight on NBC at 9/8c & 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, The Goldbergs, Criminal Minds, Modern Family, black-ish, Hot in Cleveland, Kitchen Inferno, Stalker, Top Chef, & The Exes.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Megan’s Choice

criminalminds1112smallCriminal Minds has a way of telling a story that takes us on a journey through emotions such as fear, sadness, happiness, and relief. Last week’s episode was one of those stories that made you sad for the UnSub because it was something that had been done to her that made her into the crazy person she became. The UnSub, Claire, had been sexually and physically abused by her father before he abandoned her, leaving her confused and searching for her Cinderella story. Unfortunate for any men who came her way, since if they didn’t live up to her fairy tale, she killed them. In the end, it was Reid using a shoe she left at a crime scene to lure her away and arrest her. We also watched as JJ struggled with the issue of whether or not she should discuss her sister, who had committed suicide, with her son, Henry. JJ felt like he was too young to understand, so she avoided talking about her sister at all, but JJ’s mom brought her up, which led to Henry asking questions and JJ feeling uneasy about the situation. In the end, JJ decided to tell stories about her youth to Henry to help introduce him to her sister’s memory slowly. Overall, it was a very touching and thought-provoking episode.

On tonight’s episode, “Hashtag,” when victims with large social media followings are found dead in Maryland, the BAU searches for an UnSub taking on the persona of an Internet urban legend. Meanwhile, Morgan and Savannah struggle to find quality time for each other with their busy careers.

To be creeped out about social media, tune in to CBS at 9/8c…if you dare.

I’ll also be watching Law & Order: SVU, Chicago PD, black-ish, The Voice, and Red Band Society.
 

Kyle’s Choice

blackish1112smallblack-ish has been one of the surprise hits for me this season—I did not expect to love this show as much as I do. When we last saw the Johnsons, it was Halloween, and the twins took the annual family pranking tradition a bit too far by literally wetting the bed. Zoe declared she was over the whole pranking thing, and the rest of the family joined her. This upset Dre, not only because he enjoyed the pranks so much, but also because Zoe showed great aptitude to carry on his legacy as the Prank King. However, Dre soon discovered that the family hadn’t actually retired but had actually banded together to dethrone the king by scaring him into thinking the house was being robbed.

I wasn’t really a fan of the black-ish pilot—I found it to be a little too heavy-handed and focused on this idea of racial identity. However, beginning with the second episode, the series found a way to maintain the same premise but tell really fun stories that are universally relateable. I was instantly hooked and find the show funnier and funnier every week. This series is a great addition to the already-hilarious ABC Wednesday comedy lineup.

On tonight’s episode, “The Gift of Hunger,” it’s reality check time for the Johnson kids, courtesy of Dre, who decides that his children have become spoiled after they turn their noses up at his favorite cheap restaurant in his old hood. To remedy the situation, Andre Jr. and Zoey are forced to take jobs at his office, while Jack and Diane try to make money around the neighborhood, which, to Bow’s embarrassment, leads to rumors about the family falling on hard times.

See if the kids learn any lessons tonight on ABC at 9:31/8:31c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, Criminal Minds, Stalker, The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, Red Band Society, Arrow, The 100, American Horror Story: Freak Show, Top Chef, and The Game.

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