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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/27/15

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!

Megan’s Choice

hawaiifiveo227smallI’ve really been impressed with the stories on Hawaii Five-0 this season, and I continue to be amazed at the character growth weekly. Last week’s episode was an incredible nail biter, while we watched McGarrett and the team track down an arsonist with the help of a suspended ATF Special Agent Kathy Millwood (Melina Kanakaredes, CSI: NY), whose husband was killed by the arsonist. They managed to track him down to a hotel, but he took Agent Millwood hostage and planned on burning them down together in the hotel room. I was actually a little concerned we were going to have to watch yet another burn victim scene in this episode, but thankfully Steve saved the day and got to Kathy before the gas she was doused with was lit, turning her into a human torch. The subplot of this episode was really good with Danny and Amber going away for the weekend, but little did Amber know her abusive ex-husband, Frank, was on the island looking for her. Turned out that Frank was sent to jail for almost killing Amber, whose real name is actually Melissa. No matter what you call her, she was not looking to see him again. Unfortunately for Danny, who didn’t know anything about Frank, the man tracked them to the cottage and he knocked Danny out in the kitchen. When Danny came around, he saw Frank holding a knife to Amber. Always the hero, Danny jumped into motion, and while he saved Amber, he got stabbed himself. My favorite part came when Amber was leaving to drive Danny to the hospital and Frank jumped in front of the car. Amber hit him and then proceeded to run him over—karma at its finest, if you ask me. In the end, Danny survived, Amber told him everything, and of course Steve rushed to the hospital to check up on his partner. I’m really looking forward to where this season is headed, but wherever it is, you can be sure it’s going to be fantastic.

On tonight’s episode, “Kuka’awale (Stakeout),” McGarrett and Danny work on their relationship while they stakeout a woman’s apartment after she escapes following a diamond robbery. Max Weinberg, Cloris Leachman, Charlie Saxton, Jon Lovitz, & Jessica Lowndes guest star, and Daniel Dae Kim makes his directorial debut.

To see how this bromance couple works on their relationship, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Amazing Race, 12 Monkeys, and Glee.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/26/15

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!

Kyle’s Choice

allegiance226smallAllegiance has been getting really good. Last week’s episode gave us a bit of a “Da Vinci Code”-like story line. The Russians had replaced Alex’s shirt button with a bug and overheard the Fed’s plan to break into the vault hidden in Philadelphia City Hall, which contained Mikhail’s laptop with valuable intel. The CIA’s plan was to replace the laptop with less sensitive material and allow the Russians to believe they got the information they were looking for. However, Victor sent the O’Connors to grab the computer first. Their mission got very tense, as they were under extreme time pressure, but the O’Connors were able to break into the vault and get the laptop. However, they then found themselves trapped in the ceiling of City Hall as Alex ordered a search of the premises.

I hope every episode moving forward is as tense and action-packed as last week’s! All of this spy drama and action is exactly why I love shows like this! Will Alex find his parents and see that they took the laptop? Will he discover that he is being watching and bugged, and how would he react? Would he go on the offensive, or would he use the situation as a tactical advantage? I’m excited to see more of this story and hope the ratings pick up so we can see it come to a proper conclusion!

On tonight’s episode, “Chasing Ghosts,” a surprising discovery leaves Alex reeling as he tries to adjust his theories in light of what he found at Philadelphia City Hall. Meanwhile, the Rezident questions Katya and Mark’s dedication; and Natalie discovers the dangers of Black Dagger.

Find out what Alex learns tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Odd Couple, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, The Slap, The Blacklist, Archer, and Wizard Wars.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/25/15

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

chicagopd225smallLast week’s Chicago PD was centered around Burgess—again—and was pretty rough on her. Before work, at the diner ordering breakfast, a strange guy called her out on her usual order. While on patrol, she admitted that she wasn’t sure she should’ve turned down the Intelligence gig. All of that combined to make her more restless and reCKless, as she followed her instincts about a guy (which were right, but still…) and charged into a dangerous situation without proper intelligence (knowledge, not the team) and backup. That ended up getting Roman beaten nearly to death and got dang close to them both being killed. It did up with the death of several other men. I did love seeing Adam worrying about being unable to reach her and then getting Voight to bring Intelligence in to find them based on his gut feeling alone. Bringing the story full circle, she surprised the waitress AND the strange guy at the diner the next time with something completely different than her normal order.

I feel like we’re getting more and more story lines involving her alone or her and Roman, which is okay, but…I think the others have been pushed off to the side, and I don’t like that. Maybe they can find a happy medium?

On tonight’s episode, “What Puts You On That Ledge,” Commander Fischer (guest star Kevin J. O’Connor) updates Voight on a missing officer that Narcotics had deep undercover with a robbery crew. Antonio connected with one of the crew members years ago, so he’s asked to reestablish contact to help them find the officer. Meanwhile, Roman and Burgess are dealing with a squatter situation and they enlist Chicago Fire’s Mouch (guest star Christian Stolte) to help.

See if Antonio can reestablish contact tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Melissa & Joey, The Mysteries of Laura, The Goldbergs, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, The Amazing Race, Mystery Diners, black-ish, Best New Restaurant, Wahlburgers, & Donnie Loves Jenny.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/24/15

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

ncis224smallLast week’s NCIS was focused on Sergei Mishnev after he was behind the explosion that killed one Marine at a summit for global terror event. But when Emily Fornell came to Gibbs, asking for his help with her father, Gibbs opted to sit out the case—sort of. He got Fornell out of jail when he was locked up after being caught on a DUI, and then he took him out to a remote cabin and basically performed an intervention. Vance and the team found out that Mishnev had it out for Gibbs so bad because he’d killed Ari, Ziva’s half-brother, who was also Mishnev’s half-brother, sharing a mother rather than a father like Ari and Ziva did. In the end, Gibbs set it up so Mishnev knew he was there, and with Russian Counselor Anton Pavlenko’s help, Mishnev went there on the assumption that the Russian government had sanctioned Gibbs’s murder. Gibbs was able to sneak up behind him and knock him unconscious, and when Mishnev came to, he was back on the road much like the one where Gibbs thought he’d killed him (It wasn’t clear to me… WAS it the same road? No matter…), and out of the glare of the headlights stepped Fornell, who shot him dead. This time, Gibbs took the time to make sure he was dead. (Thank goodness!)

I’m glad the Mishnev story line is done, and I hope now Fornell can find some peace, not only for himself but also for his daughter. I also really enjoyed seeing Pavlenko actually be a solid help for Gibbs, not an “is he or isn’t he a good guy” routine.

On tonight’s episode, “Blast From the Past,” a covert identity created for one of Gibbs’ undercover cases 20 years ago resurfaces after a murder victim is found living under the alias. Alan Dale guest stars.

See Gibbs go undercover in a very un-Gibbs-like role tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing MasterChef: Junior, 19 Kids & Counting, Hotel Showdown, Married at First Sight: The First Year, NCIS: NOLA, Rizzoli & Isles, Chopped, Forever, Our Little Family, Person of Interest, Restaurant Startup, & Cougar Town.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/23/15

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

scorpion223smallI’m still really loving Scorpion—the characters and story lines are so much fun. Last time, Paige, Sylvester, Walter, & Cabe went undercover on a cruise ship—Paige & Sylvester as a couple and Walter & Cabe as their…well, baggage handler and trainer, basically—to find some rockets that were being transported and put some tracking on them. Unfortunately, things went sideways, and just when it looked dire, Sylvester stepped up and faced one of his major fears…and nearly paid for it with his life. In the end, of course, the good guys won. And it was Valentine’s Day, so Sylvester made a homemade valentine for Megan, while Walter hacked into one of the most popular, expensive restaurants to secure a reservation for him & Paige under the guise of a “work meeting.” Unfortunately, he met up with his ex on the cruise ship, and when she realized the feelings he had for Paige, she told him to make sure he was ready for a relationship before starting one with someone else, so he cancelled the dinner he had planned. It was pretty sad. On the other end of the spectrum, Happy and Toby have finally crossed some line in their relationship, and they held hands for a moment, when they took Ralph to give a special gift to the girl he has a crush on.

I’m glad they aren’t rushing the relationship between Paige & Walter, and that’s helped by the fact that Drew, Ralph’s father, is gone. Hopefully things will continue to progress and not stall!

On tonight’s episode, “Going South,” Team Scorpion heads to Mexico when a tech billionaire hires them to rescue his kidnapped daughter. Also, feelings are hurt after Walter gives an interview and fails to acknowledge the other members of the team. Camille Guaty guest stars.

Find out if the team can rescue the daughter tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing 2 Broke Girls, Kids Baking Championship, Mike & Molly, Ellen’s Design Challenge, NCIS: LA, & Castle.
 
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