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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/31/14

Tonight, after all the trick or treating with my kids, I am looking forward to curling up with some leftover candy and watching TV. What about you? I will never be too old for mini chocolate bars or bags of cheesies… Nope, never. While I get my munch on, let’s see what we’re recommending tonight to watch. (Happy Halloween, everyone! :) )

Megan’s Choice

bluebloods1031smallHoly smokes! Blue Bloods was drama to the 100th degree last week, wasn’t it? We had Jamie being stalked by an angry, violent ex-boyfriend of a girl he stopped to help. Then we had Henry spouting off and getting secretly videotaped, which led to people questioning the police on their practices. Finally, we had Nicky learning that social media can affect everything and you should be more careful about what you type. In the end, we had a really sweet moment between Jamie and Eddie when he rescued her after she was kidnapped by the angry ex-boyfriend, who was trying to hurt Jamie by hurting her. I cannot wait to see more relationship-building stuff between these two and all the drama that will come with it. There’s no real doubt that this season has been amazing, and it’s just getting better, so stay tuned.

On tonight’s episode, “Most Wanted,” Frank and Danny are determined to put away an international felon who repeatedly manages to walk away from murder charges, but they struggle to come up with necessary evidence to earn a conviction. Meanwhile, Erin debates going into private practice when she looks into college costs for Nicky, and Danny butts heads with his new boss. Rebecca Mader guest stars.

To see how the Reagans deal with the drama this week, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Grimm, Constantine, Hawaii Five-0, The Amazing Race, and Z Nation.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/30/14

My TiVo had been so overworked lately that I just assumed all of the fall TV shows had already started. However, I was wrong—tonight there are at least 7 new/returning shows starting up, including the entire CBS primetime lineup (well, The Big Bang Theory is just returning to its old night, but still)! We’ve got some suggestions to help you decide what to watch on this Hallows Eve eve.

Kyle’s Choice

elementary1030smallI’m looking forward to tonight’s return of Elementary. When we last saw our super-sleuths, Sherlock and Joan were trying to clear Mycroft after he had been framed to look like a mole within MI6. Sherlock agreed to work for MI6 (though only temporarily) in order to discover the identity of the real mole. However, in the process, some details of Mycroft’s involvement with the NSA came to light, forcing him to go into hiding. Afterwards, Joan realized that she needed some space from Sherlock and decided to move out of the apartment. Meanwhile, British Intelligence offered Sherlock a more permanent position, which he accepted.

So what does this mean for Joan and Sherlock’s partnership? I’m sure the show will find a way to resolve this rather quickly and bring these two back together, solving cases again in no time. I really enjoy the relationship between Joan and Sherlock, and I’m looking forward to seeing what interesting and entertaining cases we have to look forward to this season.

On tonight’s premiere, “Enough Nemesis to Go Around,” Holmes returns to New York City with a new apprentice and a renewed interest in working with the NYPD after being fired by London’s MI6. Unfortunately, Joan, the NYPD’s new go-to private investigator, must give her approval first before Sherlock can resume consulting for the department.

Catch the season premiere tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The McCarthys, How to Get Away with Murder, Bad Judge, A to Z, Parenthood, Bones, Gracepoint, and Newsreaders.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/29/14

What a game! Last night’s Game #6 of the World Series was fantastic. Truly a great game for the Royals. Game #7 should be a nail-biter for fans of both teams. Obviously you know what I’ll be watching live, but check out our other recommendations.

Jenny’s Choice

criminalminds1029smallMy pick tonight is the new episode of Criminal Minds. Last week was really a sad episode. It dealt with a man who was basically suffering from a mental illness of sorts. He believed he’d been “infected” during a vaccination at work and had cockroaches or whatever living under his skin. He had gone crazy, capturing them under his skin and drawing blood from them, which quickly turned black in the test tube. Of course, that was in his head. But because of it, he tortured and killed several people, trying to show them how it felt and to get to believe him and quit “lying” to him. He made…friends with a woman in a support group for people suffering like him, and in the end, she thought JJ (& the FBI) were lying to her about him. There was nothing JJ could say or do to change her mind. One good thing came out of it, though. The leader of the support group had been scratching obsessively after her daughter passed away, and she was able to make a little peace with it and put away her gloves and the diaper rash cream she’d been using to keep the “itch” away. It was all very sad—you couldn’t but feel sorry even for the killer.

I’m loving this season so far. I like Kate so far (I’ve always liked Jennifer Love Hewitt.), and we’ve had some good “Baby Girl” nicknames and what not. Here’s hoping the trend continues. Tonight should be fun because Thomas Gibson (Hotch) directed it, and his real-life son is guest starring as Jake McCauley, one of the missing boy’s friends.

On tonight’s episode, “Boxed In,” when a young boy who went missing in San Diego on Halloween suddenly reappears one year later, the BAU must work fast when another trick-or-treater disappears under similar circumstances.

See if you get spooked tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Mysteries of Laura, The Goldbergs, Cutthroat Kitchen, Modern Family, black-ish, Stalker, & Top Chef.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/28/14

Ahh, baseball. What a crazy series it’s been so far! The Royals are playing for their life tonight in Game #6. The Giants are up 3-2 right now, but my team is coming home for tonight’s game (& tomorrow’s—I have faith!), so here’s hoping the hometown crowd will carry them through! That’s what I’ll be watching live, but the others and I have some recommendations on what you should be watching if baseball’s not for you (or to DVR, like I am. ;) ).

Jenny’s Choice

chicagofire1028smallMy pick tonight is Chicago Fire. Last week, Casey learned that his brother-in-law was cheating on his wife (Casey’s sister) and that they were getting a divorce. His sister didn’t know about the cheating, but she wants to just be done with it, even though her scum of a husband moved his company to his girlfriend’s/assistant’s name so his wife wouldn’t get anything in the divorce. Casey surprised him and his girlfriend and basically threatened them, saying they would meet up to look over the books. Meanwhile, he and Dawson (Casey more so than her) were having trouble balancing their personal life with their professional one. It was annoying Herrmann so much that he told the Chief he didn’t think it was working and then eventually blew up at Dawson, who told him she’d been leaving the compartment door open on purpose to see if he’d say something, because she knew the guys had been treading lightly and treating her differently. She told him to train her, rather than leaving it to Casey, and he agreed, pleased that she’d asked. Also, Cruz is back behind the wheel after the chief went to bat for him with the higher-ups, and Brett’s place was broken into and she chased the thief off. Her ex-fiance tried to use that to get her to move and then tried to make her feel bad when she refused. I wouldn’t actually put it past him to have set it up to scare her into going back “home” with him.

On tonight’s episode, “Madmen and Fools,” Casey comes to the aid of his sister Christie (guest star Nicole Forester) and faces down his corrupt brother-in-law, while Brett goes above and beyond for a mother in need. Elsewhere, Mills gets educated on the exciting world of unlicensed private investigation, and Dawson begins training with Herrmann.

See how Dawson’s training goes tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing 19 Kids & Counting, NCIS: NOLA, MasterChef Canada, Forever, NCIS, Chopped, Restaurant Redemption, Town of the Living Dead, Person of Interest, & Benched.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/27/14

It was an incredibly hectic weekend in my house, and I have a feeling with Halloween on Friday, we aren’t going to see this week showing signs of slowing down. I’m looking forward to relaxing with some great television and invite you to do the same—let’s see what we’re recommending.

Megan’s Choice #1

2brokegirls1027smallTonight is the season premiere of 2 Broke Girls, and while this show often attracts mixed reviews for its offside humor, I personally enjoy this show immensely. There’s something very amusing about Caroline and Max together that makes hilarious magic on my TV screen. The problem with the show is that the episodes kind of went downhill a bit for the finale, but we did at least get to see Max get her GED and her diploma. I also enjoyed seeing the diner gang come support Max at her graduation, but I would like to see more character growth for everyone this season. Despite a few story hiccups, I am looking forward to a new season, and regardless, I’m going to find it funny, because I always do.

On tonight’s premiere, “And the Reality Problem,” a television producer approaches Max and Caroline about shooting an episode of a Kardashians’ reality show at their cupcake window.

To see how Max handles Caroline freaking out about this, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.
 
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