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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/19/14

It’s an odd week here at TV Is My Pacifier. Megan’s grandmother died, so she’s taking at least today off. My thoughts and prayers are with Megan and her family. We love you, sweetie! Meanwhile, I’ve been driving myself nuts trying to get everything together to send the care packages to the two groups of soldiers some friends & I “adopted,” so I’m a little frazzled at the moment. Kyle’s gone several days to the Syfy deal for the press, but he wrote up Sunday’s pick, so check out what we’re recommending.

Jenny’s Choice

brooklyn991019smallI like having Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Sundays because it’s a fairly light day for me and it’s really nice to have something scripted, since almost everything else I watch on Sunday nights are reality-type shows. Last week was all about the Jimmy Jab Games, which showed the squad competing in weird events like eating REALLY old Chinese food, dressing up and trying to see how many people they could fool into not knowing who they were, and more. Jake admitted he still has feelings for Amy, even though he and Rosa both know he has to move on. We’ll see if he’s able to do that… I hope he’s not!

On tonight’s episode, “Halloween II,” the Peralta/Holt annual Halloween bet continues when Jake challenges the Captain that he can steal his watch before midnight. Meanwhile, Gina is upset that her dance team, Floorgasm, kicks her off the squad, and Terry confronts her about her bad attitude.

To see if Jake can best Captain Holt, tune in to FOX at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Funniest Home Videos, Guy’s Grocery Games, CSI, Halloween Wars, Catch a Contractor, Hungry Games, & Cutthroat Kitchen.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/17/14

This weekend, I am definitely looking forward to relaxing and catching up on some television, but on Saturday, I’m having a birthday party for my stepson’s birthday. Bring on the crazy with a house full of teenage boys. I’m sure it’ll be fun—and perhaps tiring. Regardless, I’m looking forward to enjoying the quiet tonight, so let’s see what we’re recommending on TV tonight to entertain all of you and me.

Megan’s Choice

hawaiifiveo1017smallI am never happier on a Friday night than when I’m watching Hawaii Five-0, and I am not exaggerating. This show continually makes me laugh, cry, and swoon—everything a good show should do! Season after season, the writers manage to bring forward situations that test our favorite crime-fighting team, and they deliver solutions and awesome one-liners along the way. Last week, we watched Danny figure out the riddle his brother left him and recover the money, but now we need to find out if he’ll actually hand it over to the blackmailers this coming week. Another story we’re keeping an eye on is Jerry and his surveillance of the suspected counterfeiters, and I really hope that poor Jerry doesn’t get himself into a mess he can’t get out of, because I really enjoy his character.

On tonight’s episode, “Ka No’eau,” when a Detroit hit man is taken out by one of his colleagues on the streets of Oahu, Five-0 is shocked to learn the killer’s surprising motives. Meanwhile, Chin puts his career on the line to help Danny get the money he needs to save his brother’s life.

To see how the team handles this case, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Amazing Race, Blue Bloods, Girl Meets World, Say Yes to the Dress, Haven, and Z Nation.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/16/14

I’m excited for this weekend, as I’ll be heading to Orlando for the annual Syfy Digital Press Tour. This is the first time I’ll be attending this event when there isn’t a set visit involved, but it sounds like they’ve got plenty of other fun activities planned in addition to hearing from the cast and creators of many of Syfy’s exciting new shows that will be coming later this year and next. But we’ve still got a couple more days before the weekend, and also that means another batch of TV recommendations…

Kyle’s Choice

parenthood1016smallLast week’s Parenthood was another emotion-filled episode as Zeek went in for heart surgery. As the family anxiously awaited the results of the operation in the waiting room, Amber went on a road trip with Drew to tell Ryan about the baby. Even though Ryan seemed all on board to be a father, Amber had to make the tough decision to break things off with him. Meanwhile, Sarah tried to bond with Hank’s daughter Ruby, but when Sarah saw her shoplifting at the store, she didn’t know what to do. Also, Crosby and Adam fought over how to handle a disastrous situation that threatened the future of the recording studio, and Julia finally told Joel that she was seeing someone else.

I originally just wanted Julia and Joel to get back together, but they went and made her new boyfriend a likaeable, great guy, and now I’m torn. This series always does a great job of pulling at your heart strings, and it was a tense and emotionally charged time last week with the family in the waiting room. Being its final season, this is a show that could have easily killed off Zeek last week—I still have my doubts he’ll survive the series, but it’s good to see the Braverman clan intact for a little while longer. I also suspect that Ryan will be back in Amber’s life before the end of the series.

On tonight’s episode, “A Potpourri of Freaks,” Max forms an intimate new friendship. Elsewhere, Sarah encounters Sandy and tries to understand the role she plays in Ruby’s life; Hank deals with a diplomacy challenge; Julia and Joel worry that their separation is having an adverse effect on their kids; and Crosby tries to avoid a crisis by going after Oliver.

Check out all the drama tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Bad Judge, A to Z, Bones, and Gracepoint.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/15/14

As I write this up, the KC Royals are down by 1 at the top of the 2nd. Eek. On the regular TV front, I’m still loving the new season and I’m still shocked we haven’t had any cancellations yet! So enjoy it while you can because I can’t imagine that’ll last. For tonight, check out our recommendations.

Jenny’s Choice

blackish1015smallI’m still enjoying black-ish on ABC. Last week was all about the “nod” and Junior not having any black friends. When Dre realized his son didn’t nod at another black student as they walked by one another, he set out to get his son some black friends. The funniest part was when he drove by a group of black teenagers and stopped, seemingly trying to “lure” them into his car and to his house. Also funny was the very odd/strange/slightly offensive guy he met at work. When he and his son came over to Dre & Rainbow’s house for dinner, his son and Junior got along well…but not because of their skin color. Dre realized it was because they shared the same interests. He’d been about to kick the co-worker out for getting into his closet and wearing his shoes that even he’d never worn, but once he saw Junior and his new friend, he realized it was a sacrifice he was willing to make—very sweet.

On tonight’s episode, “Crazy Mom,” when Dre agrees to take over Rainbow’s “mom” duties for a week, the overwhelming praise he gets from everyone at his kids’ school goes to his head. He soon finds himself pushing the envelope to outdo everyone, even the school’s “crazy mom.”

See how Dre fares as Mr. Mom tonight on ABC at 9:31/8:31c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, The Mysteries of Laura, Criminal Minds, Cutthroat Kitchen, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Chicago PD, Stalker, & Top Chef.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/14/14

I’m sorry about being MIA yesterday, but I was celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving with my family and friends. Needless to say, I may still be suffering from a turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie overdose, but it was totally worth it! Now we get back to our normal week and the delicious offerings on TV tonight, so let’s take a look at what we’re recommending.

Megan’s Choice

agentsofshield1014smallMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has had a great start to the season, and I’m very excited by the quality they’ve been putting out. The one thing I’m not happy about is Simmons being a double agent! What happens if Simmons drinks that crazy Hydra Kool-Aid and ends up officially brainwashed? A genius like Simmons in the wrong hands is terrifying and very sad because I want Simmons back with Fitz. Speaking of Fitz… How great was it to watch him go all badass on Ward to show him what it was like to be deprived of oxygen? I enjoyed that thoroughly! Skye is definitely getting some serious shooting skills. Kudos to her for hitting and stopping Donnie Gill while still missing Simmons. I suspect Gill will come back as the villain Blizzard in later episodes, but that’s just my conspiracy side talking, I’m sure. :-) Overall, last week was a stellar episode, and I’m very excited about this season as a whole.

On tonight’s episode, “Face My Enemy,” while on a mission to learn more about the secrets of the mysterious writing, Coulson finds himself attacked by the only person he can trust: Agent Melinda May. Meanwhile, the rest of the team is trapped in an explosive situation, and it’s up to Fitz to save them…but is he up to it?

To see what is going on with this team and why May is off her rocker, tune in to ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS, NCIS: NOLA, The Voice, Selfie, The Flash, Manhattan Love Story, Marry Me, New Girl, The Mindy Project, About a Boy, Chicago Fire, Forever, Person of Interest, and Chopped.
 
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