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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/23/14

Earlier this week, I had a great time at the 8th Annual Syfy Digital Press Tour event in Orlando—we had panels with the cast/creators of many Syfy series and got exclusive access to the Harry Potter parks at Universal Studios. I’ll be posting write-ups and videos soon at NoReruns.net, but right now, I’m finishing up the week visiting with my parents. Due to all of this, I’ve fallen way behind on my TV this week, having only watched three episodes of TV since Saturday! But in case you are all caught up on your DVR backlog, we’ve got a couple of suggestions for you to check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

newsreaders1023smallTonight at midnight, Newsreaders returns to Adult Swim (Cartoon Network) for a second season. This hilarious Childrens Hospital spin-off is a parody of news magazine shows like 60 Minutes. I really enjoyed the first season of fake news stories led by anchor Louis LaFonda (Mather Zickel), but this year, Reagan Biscayne (Alan Tudyk, Firefly) takes over the fake news desk. And the season looks like the season will be chock-full of fun, amazing guest stars—Billy Ray Cyrus, Malin Akerman, Rob Huebel, Rob Riggle, Martin Starr, James Urbaniak, Tom Lennon, Danny Pudi, Scott Adsit, Jenna Fischer, Mel Cowan, Ryan Hansen, Marc Evan Jackson, Steve Little, Harold Perrineau, the Sklar Brothers, David Wain, and David Hasselhoff.

On tonight’s premiere, “F-Dancing, Are You Decent?” the prom is threatened by a new dance. Also: Clavis Kim answer the question: “Are you a racist?”

Check out the funny tonight on Adult Swim/Cartoon Network at 11:59/10:59c.

I’ll also be recording Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Bad Judge, A to Z, Parenthood, and Gracepoint.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/22/14

It’s been an insane few days around my house, and I’m looking forward to sitting down tonight to watch some great television to help relax me from all the crazy stuff going on. Let’s see what we think you should be watching tonight.

Megan’s Choice

criminalminds1022smallCriminal Minds is and always will be one of my favorite shows, for many reasons, but the main one is the cast. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a cast with chemistry that works on screen. In my opinion, if they can’t click on and off screen, then no matter how good the writing is, it won’t be as enjoyable for me. This is part of the reason I was so hesitant to add Jennifer Love Hewitt to the mix. It’s not that I don’t like her—I do. It’s just that with a cast that works this well, sometimes another person can muck it up. But she just added to it. I’m very interested in her character, and I loved hearing more about her family situation last episode.

During that episode, there was a plane crash, where about 150 people died. The team was called in to figure out if it was an act of violence or something else. It turns out it was a man who built a device that could take over planes and fly them remotely from the ground, which freaked me out completely—I mean, can you even imagine?! Despite my panic attack about the possibility of this happening, the team managed to save the day before another plane was forced to crash, and that made me happy. This episode really creeped me out because the thought of someone controlling an aircraft isn’t so farfetched in today’s society and definitely made me wonder if I will ever want to fly again!

I also have to add that the episode before last week was a shining moment for Garcia because she really stuck to her guns about what she needed to do (even if it was insane), despite what Derek said. Her phone call to Derek and then him being at her house when he got home really warmed my heart. Even though I know that he has a girlfriend, it doesn’t stop the shipper side of me hoping.

On tonight’s episode, “The Itch,” when a body is discovered in Atlanta covered in scratches, the BAU finds that this death and subsequent murders could be linked to an UnSub with an obsessive skin disorder.

To see if the team can find this UnSub before more die at the mercy of his obsession, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Mysteries of Laura, The 100, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago PD, black-ish, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Stalker.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/21/14

Welcome to Tuesday! It’s just me tonight… Poor Megan’s going through a lot…the latest of which is strep throat for two of her little ones, so keep her in your thoughts! Meanwhile, if you follow Kyle on Facebook, you’ll have seen all the great pics of him and the stars from Syfy. So that leaves me to enlighten you on what to watch. *grin* I’ll personally be watching Game #1 of the World Series live, but I’ll be DVRing everything else, so…

Jenny’s Choice

ncis1021smallBecause it’s just me tonight, I’m doing a double pick…and I’m combining it. ;) Last season NCIS was followed by NCIS: LA, which was great. This season, it’s followed by NCIS: NOLA, which is also great. I love all three of them. In the original, I’m still loving Bishop, and last week, I really enjoyed watching Tony flirt with the FBI agent. His line about having a type was great. I wonder if she’s the love interest I heard about over the summer… That would be fun. Then on NOLA, we met Pride’s daughter, who was the same age as the students who were also prostitutes. It was really sad about the Navy SEAL who was murdered because he and one of the girls fell in love and he tried to convince her to quit.

Both of these shows are a lot of fun and top-notch procedurals, so if you haven’t checked them out, you should definitely do that tonight!

ncisnola1021smallOn tonight’s episode of NCIS, “The San Dominick,” during a joint Coast Guard and NCIS training exercise at sea, Gibbs and CGIS Agent Borin spot a deceased man overboard, who is discovered to be a missing crew member from a ship 60 nautical miles away. Upon boarding the ship for questioning, Gibbs finds himself on a vessel that has been commandeered by pirates. Diane Neal & Jim Beaver (Supernatural) guest star.

Then on tonight’s episode of NCIS: NOLA, “It Happened Last Night,” the NCIS team is given a 22-hour deadline after the murder investigation of a Chief Warrant Officer who specialized in counterintelligence reveals his wife had been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. Meanwhile, Senior FBI Agent Fornell travels to the Big Easy to assist with the case. Rocky Carroll & Joe Spano guest star.

Join the hunt for the killers tonight on CBS at 8/7c and again at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Selfie, 19 Kids & Counting, MasterChef Canada, Forever, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Restaurant Redemption, Town of the Living Dead, & Person of Interest.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/20/14

I love that we’re to Monday, which is my favorite day of the week for TV right now. There’s so much great TV on that I can’t help but smile. Kyle’s away for the Syfy press event, but Megan & I are here to share our picks, so check them out.

Jenny’s Choice #1

themiller1020smallTonight is the season premiere of one of my favorite new comedies last season, The Millers. In case you didn’t watch last year, here’s what you missed: Nathan was married and didn’t tell his parents he got divorced. When his parents came to visit, his happiness being away from his wife prompted his parents to get their own divorce. His overbearing mother moved in with Nathan while his quiet father moved in with Nathan’s sister and her family.

It’s really a cute show with lots of laughs, and I’m so glad it’s back. And this season, Sean Hayes has joined the cast, so that’ll be an interesting addition.

On tonight’s episode, “Movin’ Out (Carol’s Song),” Carol begins her search for a new apartment, causing Nathan and Debbie to race each other to find her a place that is the farthest away from each of them. During the course of her house-hunting, Carol meets and develops an instant bond with Kip Finkle (Hayes), her new best friend.

See how Carol and Kip meet tonight on CBS at 8:30/7:30c.
 
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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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