If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/4/16

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

scorpion14smallI’m so happy that Scorpion is back from the winter break! It’s been an emotional rollercoaster this season, especially given Megan’s death a few episodes ago, and the winter finale was no exception. Of course the COTW was fun (and slightly unrealistic, although that’s nothing new for the show), but it was the rest of it that made it such a great episode. I loved the helium Christmas karaoke, and for the shippers out there, there were fun moments for Happy/Toby and Paige/Walter. Hopefully we’ll see some movement forward on both those fronts. But the most emotional moment in the episode was Walter’s reaction to the missing Ferret Bueller, when he broke down thinking the rodent was gone, only to have it be truly about losing Megan (and just before he won the big grant!). To fire off the rocket with Megan’s ashes seemed only fitting for this team of oddball geniuses.

On tonight’s episode, “White Out,” in order to save a United States Special Forces unit from certain death, Team Scorpion must brave the subzero temperatures of Antarctica. Also, when Happy becomes cut off from the team and lost in a blizzard, Toby risks his life to find her.

See how Toby and the team can rescue Happy and the SF unit tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Kids Baking Championship, SuperHuman, Supergirl, Superstore, & NCIS: LA.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Megan’s Choice

ncisla14smallI’m very excited it’s time for all of my favorite shows to return after their winter hiatus, starting tonight with NCIS: LA. What a great episode the fall finale was, not only because of the interesting case but due to the wonderful character moments we got with all of our favorites.

The case focused on finding out who killed a man suspected of being a North Korean spy, and it definitely wasn’t an easy one to solve because there were a lot of red herrings. It turned out that he was poisoned by another spy, Jennifer, who, according to an interesting conversation Grainger had with her, plays a part in his past, because her mother shot him years ago. I’m intrigued to see where this is going and hope they don’t take too long to expand on this new arc.

On the relationship front during this episode, Sam taught Callen a thing or two about women when he found out Joelle stayed over at Callen’s place and they were spending Christmas together, despite the fact Callen was going to break up with her. Sam pointed out that even if they said no gifts, she would have a gift, so he needed an emergency gift. Thankfully, Hetty came through with a pair of earrings for him to give to her. Joelle told Callen her New Year’s resolution was to no longer date men she had to worry whether or not they would be coming home at night, and they decided they had until New Year’s to spend together. That was a strange breakup but cute in many ways. Speaking of cute… Deeks and Kensi were adorable in the scene where Deeks told Kensi the truth about the murder and she told him that she already knew but figured he’d tell her when he was ready. They have become a fabulous couple, and I can’t wait to see them move forward with their relationship. Overall it was a great episode, and I am really looking forward to the rest of the season.

On tonight’s episode, “Core Values,” Kensi and Deeks go undercover at a decommissioned nuclear power plant as the team investigates the radiation poisoning of a Gunnery Sergeant moonlighting as a security guard there.

To see how this undercover assignment pans out for the couple, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching SuperHuman, Supergirl, Telenovela, Superstore, Scorpion, and Kids Baking Championship.
 

Kyle’s Choice

superhumansmallTonight, FOX is airing the 2-hour reality competition special SuperHuman. Twelve talented contestants are given some pretty intense tasks that will put their amazing superhuman abilities to the test. At the end, the audience will decide who deserves the $100,000 prize money. The special is hosted by actor/politician Kal Penn, and joining him on the stage to provide some commentary, insights, and humor are Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson, actress/comedian Mary Lynn-Rajskub, and neurosurgeon Dr. Rahul Jandial.

I watched a screener of tonight’s special, and some of the things these people can do are absolutely amazing. (The screener cut off just before the winner was announced, so I literally cannot spoil the ending.) Among the contests are three with great memories – one must memorize the order of 60 giant chess pieces, another must memorize a bunch of names, numbers, and facts from women at a bar, and the third must memorize the names, faces, and hometowns of 100 audience members. Some of the other contestants include a contortionist who must navigate an Entrapment-like laser maze blindfolded, a man who must find 3 tiles that have been changed in a wall of over 18K of them, a woman who can identify songs by watching piano keys being played, a man who can add a series of numbers that flash on the screen for less than a second, and a man who can identify missing ingredients from a recipe by taste. We also get glimpses of a human thermometer, a human bloodhound, a human speed radar, and a woman who can identify a person after touching them blindfolded.

While not all of the contestants successfully complete their tasks, they are all still quite amazing to watch. And throughout the night, there’s some special celebrity guests who show up to help out with the challenges. I have my suspicions who will win, but there were at least three or four of them that had me absolutely astounded. I look forward to re-watching some of these amazing contestants tonight and finding out who wins!

Check out the amazing skills tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Superstore, Telenovela, and Supergirl.

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