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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/25/14

It’s getting chilly here again, and as I write this up, I’m watching my recorded Dancing with the Stars and sitting in front of the heater. It’s been a fun week so far around our house. We got kind of an unexpected windfall (not a huge one, but big enough…), so hubs got a new laptop, I got a new tablet, our son is getting a new bed, and we just bought a new microwave since our old one is OLD and is peeling paint inside. It’s…gross. LOL But besides that, we’re gearing up for Thanksgiving and having a good time doing it. We’ll use the great TV tonight to give ourselves a break from cleaning. Here’s what we’re recommending to help you do the same.

Jenny’s Choice

ncis1125smallLast week’s NCIS was one of my favorites in a while. A Navy Hospital Corpsman stopped to help the people who’d been in a car accident, and because she wasn’t a doctor, nurse, or licensed EMT, she was arrested. The arresting officer might have been doing his job, but he couldn’t have been more of an ass about it. You really had to feel for her when she was sitting in lockup and talking with Gibbs about how if she’d been Army or whatever, she would have come out of the service with her certification, but because she was Navy, she wasn’t certified, therefore she’d been arrested for saving lives. In the end, Carrie Clark, along with the testimonies of the accident victims and their families, was able to get her a deal in which she served community service, rather than go to jail.

On tonight’s episode, “Grounded,” while stuck at the Dulles airport due to inclement weather, Tony, Bishop and her husband, Jake, work an NCIS case involving an elevated terrorist threat at Northeast airports during the Thanksgiving travel surge. Jamie Bamber guest stars as Bishop’s husband, Jake.

See if Tony, Bishop, & Jake can stop the terrorist threat tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Dancing with the Stars, MasterChef: Junior, 19 Kids & Counting, MasterChef Canada, NCIS: NOLA, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Chrisley Knows Best, Person of Interest, Restaurant Redemption, & Benched.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/24/14

I started my Christmas shopping this weekend, and after a few hours at the mall, I am definitely considering online shopping for everyone just to avoid the insanity of the stores. While I sip my cup of tea and watch TV to de-stress from the debacle that is shopping, let’s see what you should be watching tonight.

Megan’s Choice

sleepyhollow1124smallSleepy Hollow continues to be one of the few shows that can scare me and enthrall me week after week, and last week was no exception. We watched as Katrina cuddled the little baby who is really Moloch, and as she did, the little demon spawn caused her skin to turn black wherever she had been touched by him. She later realized what was happening and made a potion to feed to it, but when she came down to the kitchen, she found a young boy about 5 or 6 years old, rifling through the cupboards looking for food, and he turned to her and called her mother. Creepy. I really hope she can rid us of him quickly, because story lines involving children and possession scare me the most. Last week, we also watched as Abby and Jenny saw the ghost of their mother on a security tape while researching a couple of deaths at the asylum. They immediately thought she was the one trying to kill everyone, but we later learned that she was trying to protect them, much like she did for the girls when she was alive. When the girls and Hawley headed to the asylum to investigate again, we learned that it was a ghost of a nurse that was brainwashing people to commit suicide and that their mother didn’t kill herself by choice. She did it to protect them. In the end, it was a family journal that allowed them to learn how to get rid of the demon and gave them an even greater insight into their mother. Jenny performed a seance to get to talk to their mom one last time, and it really helped the girls come to terms with their childhood and realize all along their mother had been trying to protect them from the demons. I’m not sure where anyone is going to end up at the end of this season, but I am so incredibly hooked on this show. It’s become a definite must-see TV.

On tonight’s episode, “Magnum Opus,” Abbie and Ichabod are on a quest to find a weapon of ultimate power to kill Moloch–the Sword of Methuselah–before the Headless Horseman can stop them.

To see if they can get the weapon they need in time, tune in to FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Gotham, 2 Broke Girls, NCIS: LA, The Voice, Scorpion, Castle, and State of Affairs.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/23/14

We’re getting so close to Thanksgiving now. I’m so excited. My dad is coming up to Kansas from Oklahoma to celebrate with us, and we’re cooking everything (turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, corn casserole, stuffing—okay, we’re taking a shortcut and doing Stove Top. LOL—salad, and rolls), and it’s just gonna be a fun week. But we have a few days before that happens, so check out our recommendations for what to watch tonight on TV.

Jenny’s Choice

csi1123smallLast week’s CSI was all about the Gig Harbor Killer. Detective Shaw’s partner escaped and was recovering in the hospital. I knew immediately when she and Det. Shaw saw one another that there was something off…and it was confirmed when he met with Paul. He’s clearly working with the twins, but why? Is he really a bad guy? Or is Paul holding something over him? Whatever the case…it was creepy and not surprising!

I’m really excited for tonight’s episode specifically because of the guest stars. It’s an Alias reunion, with Greg Grunberg & Merrin Dungey both appearing. Love Greg. It’s been too long since I’ve had him on my TV regularly!

On tonight’s episode, “Road To Recovery,” the CSI team investigates the death of a woman full of alcohol and drugs in a pool at a rehab facility. Greg Grunberg, Merrin Dungey, Marc Blucas, Larry Sullivan, Marielle Jaffe, Chris Browning, Lea Moreno, & Brandon Quinn guest star.

To see why a drug and alcohol-related death at a rehab facility is suspicious, tune in to CBS at 10:30/9:30c. (But who knows, at this point… It could start earlier, could run way over. I always record the show before and record it an hour over, just to be safe. *rolls eyes*)

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Holiday Baking Championship, & Cutthroat Kitchen.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/21/14

It’s been snowing on and off all week here, and now we have a forecast of rain and warmer temperatures for the weekend because obviously Mother Nature is having a mental breakdown. (If you don’t believe me about nature’s mental breakdown, please Google “Buffalo, NY”…) While I stay dry, warm, and comfortable inside my cozy house tonight, let’s see what we all should be watching.

Megan’s Choice

bluebloods1121smallBlue Bloods is always high on drama, both crime-wise and family as well, which was definitely evident last episode when Frank found out that Erin had been seeing the Interim District Attorney, Rob McCoy. This would seem harmless to some, except Rob caught Frank off guard when both of them were brought in to do an interview about the safety of the city and Rob said he disagreed with Frank’s policy. He announced that he only wanted to try cases that seemed feasible and he wasn’t going to go after people brought in on small drug charges, going as far as to refuse to prosecute them. Later Erin went after Rob because he failed to discuss the new policy with the ADAs and that he ambushed the Commissioner on TV because now he had not only pissed her and her dad off, but the entire department. We also got to learn more about the new Lt. Carver at Danny’s precinct after she insisted on riding along as Danny’s partner for the day. The pair were investigating what appeared to be a drive-by, where a mother of a 10-month-old baby was hit and died. Later, they realized that it wasn’t a drive-by but a hit that had been put out on the mother and child after a gang boss found out that the baby his girlfriend had wasn’t his. The real baby’s father ended up killing himself because he didn’t think he could raise his child and knew there would be a target on her back as long as he was around. When Danny asked the nurse about the baby and what would happen to her, he learned that the lieutenant had actually put in to adopt her and that was the ticket that Danny needed to change his mind about switching precincts.

I actually like Lt. Carver and think that her tough, no-nonsense ways are refreshing, as well as much needed for that group. What I do need is more Jamie and Eddie, along with Jamie getting to be a detective soon because he’s been on the job for 4 years now—it’s time to move up! Overall, I am never tired of this show and look forward to more growth every week.

On tonight’s episode, “Power of the Press,” Frank faces public backlash after an officer’s body camera malfunctions during an altercation with a civilian. Meanwhile, Danny and Baez struggle to protect an informant after the U.S. Marshall’s Service decides not to put him in Witness Protection, and Erin investigates an old friend’s daughter’s claim of rape at a prestigious university.

To see if Erin can get to the bottom of it and if Frank can dig himself out of this one, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Grimm, Constantine, Hawaii Five-0, The Amazing Race, Diners, Drive Ins & Dives, and Z Nation.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/20/14

It’s just one week until Thanksgiving—have you made your Black Friday shopping list yet? This guy has… While there are only a couple Blu-rays on my list, I fully expect to end up with way more than that by the time all is said and done! Tonight, ABC’s TGIT lineup has their Fall finales, and many other shows will soon join them in winding down until the new year, but there’s still plenty of shows on TV tonight, and we’ve got a couple of recommendations to help you decide what to watch.

Kyle’s Choice

gracepoint1120smallLast week Gracepoint finally diverged a bit from Broadchurch, the original UK series it is a remake of, and with just three episodes left, it was about time! The mystery of Danny’s killer still remains unsolved, but the town’s attention was quickly diverted to another devastating event—the disappearance of Tom Miller. Beth’s psychic told her that Tom was bleeding somewhere. While this initially gave some relief that he may still be alive, volunteer search parties combed the woods but came up with nothing. Meanwhile, Carver was being crucified for his poor detective work in the papers, and things got worse for him when his daughter came to visit and discovered his illness. Elsewhere, a mysterious hiker came out of the woods, demanding food before he would talk, but when shown pictures of Tom, he creepily offered over and over again how handsome he was. Could he be Danny’s killer?

Is Tom’s disappearance the result of something sinister, or is he just off hiding and/or accidentally hurt somewhere? And is this even related to Danny’s disappearance/death? Speaking of Danny, there are still so many suspects among the various strange individuals of Gracepoint—who is telling the truth, who is the murderer, and what was their motive? I feel a lot more invested in this series now that it seems to have finally gone off in its own direction (somewhat). I look forward to seeing how these final 3 episodes play out!

On tonight’s episode, “Episode 8,” trying to adapt to life without Danny, members of the Solano family head back to work and school, while police bring in Susan Wright for questioning after the local paper digs up some unsettling news about her.

Find out what unsettling news is learned about Susan tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The McCarthys, Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Bad Judge, A to Z, Parenthood, Bones, Covert Affairs, and Newsreaders.
 
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