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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/1/14

I’m running on fumes, so not sure how coherent this will be… At least the lack of sleep means I’ve had plenty of time to keep up with all the new TV! Hopefully I won’t fall behind tonight, since I’m almost positive I’ll be going to bed early. LOL So check out what we’re recommending to help you decide in case you don’t have enough time in the day either…

Jenny’s Choice

stalker1001smallMy pick tonight is the series premiere of Stalker. This new procedural drama stars Maggie Q (Nikita) as Lt. Beth Davis & Dylan McDermott (Hostages, American Horror Story, Dark Blue, & The Practice to name a few…) as Det. Jack Larsen, police detectives working in the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD, alongside Det. Ben Caldwell (Victor Rasuk, How to Make It In America) and Det. Janice Lawrence (Mariana Klaveno, Devious Maids). They investigate stalking incidents—including voyeurism, cyber harassment, and romantic fixation.

When I first heard about this show, I was stoked. It’s a police drama, which I love. It has both Maggie Q & Dylan McDermott, who I adore. I liked the pilot, but unfortunately, I didn’t LOVE it like I did quite a few others. It’s still worth a rewatch for me and a recommendation to you because I think it has potential. Both Davis & Larsen have backgrounds that give them a…unique perspective on the job in the Threat Assessment Unit. I liked her character a lot when I watched the pilot. His, I’m not sure about yet. I’m really hoping he’ll grow on me, because I really want to like the show. Even though my review isn’t as glowing as it could be, don’t let that stop you from checking it out tonight!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Lt. Beth Davis and Det. Jack Larsen search for a stalker with an affinity for fire. Also, Beth meets with an exasperated college student who claims his former roommate is aggressively harassing him. Michael Grant Terry (Bones), Torrey DiVitto (Pretty Little Liars, Army Wives, The Vampire Diaries), Eric Lange (The Bridge, Victorious, ), Audrey Wasilewski (Big Love), Daren Kagasoff (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Merle Dandridge (Star-Crossed, Sons of Anarchy), & John M. Jackson (JAG) guest star.

Check out the latest in cop dramas tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, The Mysteries of Laura, The Goldbergs, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Mystery Diners, black-ish, Chicago PD, Top Chef Duels, & Wahlburgers.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/30/14

Once again, we’re having a great week for TV. Not only that, but the KC Chiefs beat the PANTS off the NE Patriots! Wow! So yeah, it’s been a great week here in Kansas so far. What about you? To keep the great week going, check out what we’re recommending tonight on TV.

Jenny’s Choice

ncis930smallLast week’s premiere of NCIS was exciting, a little sad (who didn’t feel something when Gibbs tried to keep the helicopter pilot alive? :( ), and set up the big bad for this season. It wasn’t a perfect episode, though… The biggest problem I had was…how in the WORLD did Tony get to Gibbs & co. so quickly? Not just silly and improbable, but kind of stupid and impossible, really. Unless Gibbs tracked them for HOURS and HOURS, enough so it got dark once more, or Tony flew in on a hyper-jet…there was no way he could get there in time. Whether they did it the way they did and didn’t care about the possibility simply for story line-sake, or if they didn’t think about that aspect (I can’t imagine that’s it…), I don’t know. Regardless, I love the show each and every week, which is why I’m recommending it tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “Kill the Messenger,” when a Navy lieutenant is killed on his way to a private meeting with the President, the NCIS team must determine if the murder was part of a recent stream of muggings in the area or a targeted hit to keep intel secret. Tony Gonzalez (former NFL player) guest stars.

Find out what prompted the murder of the Navy lieutenant tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, 19 Kids & Counting, MasterChef Canada, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Forever, Little People Big World, & Person of Interest.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/29/14

My real life isn’t going nearly as smooth as my life would be if I was on a TV show, so I’m super excited all my favorite shows are returning with new episodes. Last week was like Christmas every day, and this week promises to be as exciting, so let’s see what we’re recommending.

Megan’s Choice

ncisla929smallI know that there are tons of shows I love and rave about, but few are as near and dear to my heart as NCIS: LA. There’s just something about this show that makes me smile and gush each week while watching my favorite NCIS agents kick ass in their professional lives while more often than not having drama in their personal lives. It’s perfection. When we left our heroes, Kensi and Deeks were going back and forth on the love front, while Sam and Callen were trapped in a submarine with terrorists… See? Never a dull moment. This season, I hope to see Kensi and Deeks as a couple and of course Sam and Callen safe and with the rest of the team. Another story line that I’m excited to see what happens is the Eric and Nell love match, because the chemistry between those two is insane!

On the season premiere, “Deep Trouble, Pt II,” Callen and Sam are trapped in an armed submarine that terrorists have aimed to hit an aircraft carrier in San Diego. Meanwhile, Hetty defies orders and forgoes her trip to Washington as the team tries to locate and save Callen and Sam and also prevent the terrorist attack. Mercedes Masohn guest stars.

To see if the team can save the guys in time, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Sleepy Hollow, The Voice, Gotham, The Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, Castle, and The Blacklist.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/28/14

I’m so excited for a new week! So far, I’ve been LOVING the new season, and there are more shows that I can’t wait to see premiering this week, starting tonight, so check out what we’re recommending.

Jenny’s Choice #1

brooklyn99-928smallMy first pick is the season premiere of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Last season ended on such a crazy, outrageous note… Jake was tasked to go undercover for the FBI, trying to catch a bunch of mob guys. But the episodes before that, he realized he had feelings for Santiago. Just before he left, he admitted them to her, but she was dating Teddy, so nothing happened. I’m excited and anxious for this season because their first one was such a huge hit and was so fantastic, but it’s now on Sunday night. Hopefully the second season will live up to the precedence set by season one and being on a new night surrounded by animated comedies won’t hurt it. I’ve seen the premiere, and I will say that it’s off to a great start. The same humor is there, the characters and jokes are just as funny, and I can see it being another fantastic comedy for this year.

On tonight’s episode, “Undercover,” Jake’s undercover FBI operation ends in a successful sting, until he learns one mobster has gotten away. As Jake enlists Charles’s help to track him down, Holt tests the squad’s patience with practice drills. Jenny Slate guest stars.

See how the squad welcomes Jake back to work tonight on FOX at 8:30/7:30c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/26/14

This week has absolutely been a nightmare for me, from my Internet and TV going out, to finding out my van is completely done for… I have just had enough. It may sound pathetic to some, but thank goodness this all happened on a week that I had new shows to keep my mind from going 100% crazy. Speaking of new and fabulous television, let’s see what we’re recommending tonight.

Megan’s Choice

bluebloods926smallI would be lying if I said I was only mildly excited for the season premiere of Blue Bloods, because I am actually over the moon ecstatic! This show has gone from being one of my favorite to DVR to being one of my favorite to watch live. I just can’t get enough of the Regan family. When we left the crime-fighting family, there was definitely some interesting things going down. Danny had stumbled upon something that caused him to be put on desk duty, but after telling Frank about it, they discovered it was actually Dino who was responsible for part of the cover-up involving call girls and illegal activities. There weren’t just cops on that black list; there were judges, lawyers, senators… It was a very tangled web indeed. That’s what I love about this show… They aren’t afraid to go there. Last season, we also saw a lot of heat between Jamie and his partner, Eddie, which I am all for. They are cute together. Whether it’s heating up their personal lives, or kicking ass at their jobs, there is something fabulous about the Regan family and the show overall, and I, for one, can’t wait for this season to go further than ever before.

On tonight’s season premiere, “Partners,” as Danny and Baez escort confiscated drugs to a remote location for incineration, their convoy is attacked and Baez is seriously injured, leaving Danny to track down the drug cartel responsible. Meanwhile, Frank must carefully navigate personal and political waters when an exemplary lieutenant’s actions cause controversy for the NYPD.

To watch Danny track down those responsible for hurting Baez, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Hawaii Five-0, Z Nation, Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, The Amazing Race, and Girl Meets World.
 
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