If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/18/13

Today is President’s Day in the US, which means for a lot of people, it’s a day off work & school. That’s good for my kiddo, who has an extra day to make up work from the three days he was sick last week! That also makes Monday a bit more bearable, doesn’t it? ;) There is some great TV on tonight, whether your Monday is full of work and real life as normal or relaxation and laziness because you’ve got the day off, so check out what we think you should be watching.

Jenny’s Choice #1

castle218smallI know I recommend the same shows every Monday, but I just can’t help it. I simply adore Castle, and each week, I find myself loving it even more, even when an episode isn’t perfect. Last week was all about the Real Housewives of…-type “reality” show and a murder of one of the cast members. I abhor those types of shows, but watching the investigation into the murder of one of the fake show’s cast members was a lot of fun, mainly because of the great guest cast. I loved when Castle was able to tell what kind of knife it was and how expensive it was, and I loved when they burst in on the couple in the middle of sex. The son was a spineless numbnut who couldn’t stand up to his mother, and because of that, his fiancee killed the woman he really loved. But how much fun was Gates thinking Castle was trying to come on to her or get on her good side? Of course, the swoony part was Beckett’s gift to Castle being a drawer at her place. It was a huge step for her, and it made me tear up, like seriously.

I have been looking forward to tonight’s episode for a few weeks, since I first read about it. It’s part one of a two-part episode, and this is going to put a real strain on Castle, Beckett, and their relationship, as well as his relationship with the rest of the squad, I believe. Although the episode description below doesn’t explain why, you’ll see early on. It will be a tense, dramatic, and fun two episodes this week and next! I’ve seen tonight’s episode, and it’s fantastic, emotional, and full of surprises. So much fun!

On tonight’s episode, “Target,” in the first of a two-episode story arc, Castle & Beckett begin a murder investigation that also exposes a plot to kidnap the daughter of a wealthy Middle Eastern businessman. Dylan Walsh (Unforgettable, Nip/Tuck) guest stars as FBI Agent Harris, an even-keeled professional brought in to help find the kidnappers.

If you’re a fan of the show or have been thinking of watching, do not miss it tonight on ABC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Castle @ Clicker.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Megan’s Choice

thefollowing218smallToday is Family Day in Ontario. It was our government’s idea to give us an extra holiday between Christmas and Easter—works for me! So while I’m spending today in my PJs, chilling with my family, have fun at work—unless you’re lucky enough to have off for the US holiday. ;) If you do have to work or go to school today, you can relax and unwind from your hard day tonight by watching some great TV…including my first pick, The Following.

The Following quickly became one of my favorite shows to watch due to the speed the story moves along, the action level in the show, and of course the stellar cast. Last week’s episode was intriguing and also disturbing—I found the story about Jacob not actually being a killer intriguing because it’s weird that he lied just to be part of the group. The part that was disturbing to me was the creepy threesome action starting in the shower. This Emma, Jacob, and Paul threesome adds another layer of crazy to the show, which in part makes me tune in. Watching Ryan setting out to save his sister and ultimately having Agent Mike Weston save him was a great story for me. I liked seeing Mike finally become useful as opposed to Ryan’s puppy dog.

On tonight’s episode, “Siege,” Emma, Paul, and Jacob get word that the FBI may be moving in on their location and prepare for the inevitable siege. Meanwhile, Carroll calls upon his former lawyer, Olivia Warren, and asks her to deliver a message for him.

To watch the threesome crumble and Claire hopefully get her son back, tune in to FOX at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Following @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching Bones, Hawaii Five-0, Bunheads, Castle, Mike & Molly, 2 Broke Girls, and Dallas.
 

Kyle’s Choice

beinghuman218smallThe US version of Being Human has been really great this season. Last week, Sally and Max finally got together, but the ghost of Max’s mother stepped into Sally’s body and put an end to that relationship. Meanwhile, Liam expressed his approval at Josh’s killing of his maker and continued to try to turn Josh and Nora against Aiden. Erin returned to the house. And Kenny’s suspicions that Aiden was a vampire were confirmed when he saw the fangs come out.

I loved all the fun stuff last week, with Kenny casually testing his theories of Aiden being a vampire. It was also great how they worked in a lot of inside jokes, like Aiden referencing The Mist, which Sam Witwer starred in. I am looking forward to seeing what happens between Kenny and Aiden now that Kenny knows the truth—I hope the two can continue to have this fun relationship.

On tonight’s episode, “What’s Blood Got to Do With It,” Sally seeks Donna’s help to make things right after she has an accidental encounter with somebody from her past. Elsewhere, Josh finds being responsible for Erin a challenge; and Aidan is haunted by memories of Bishop.

See who Sally encounters tonight on Syfy at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Being Human @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/recording How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Castle, Bones, The Following, The Carrie Diaries, Switched at Birth, Bunheads, Dallas, and Continuum.
 

JJ’s Choice

2brokegirls218small2 Broke Girls is so uneven, although the second season is a vast improvement over the first season. Last week’s inclusion of 2 Chainz was very weird, but Max dancing is always fun. But it’s still time for the cupcake shop to work and get rid of the diner completely. And why did Caroline and Andy have to break up? He was a great addition to the cast.

On tonight’s episode, “And the Broken Hip,” Max and Caroline are forced to pay a high price for attempting to remove a street performer away from the entrance of their cupcake shop.

See how high the price is tonight on CBS at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of 2 Broke Girls @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching 90210, Bunheads, Mike & Molly, Lost Girl, and Castle.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

bones218smallLast week on Bones, Brennan (Bones) was shot while working late at the lab after a fight with Booth, and while she was out, she visited her dead mother. It was great to see that interaction and learn a little more about why she is the was she is. I hope her mother’s advice (about opening her heart) is something she takes to heart. Booth’s reaction when he found her lying in a pool of blood on the floor of the lab was pretty heartbreaking, and the case itself was pretty interesting. I know Kyle didn’t really enjoy the episode (or at least, the Brennan with her mom stuff), but I liked it. I thought there was a good mix of case with the personal stuff. One of my favorite parts was Max at the end, hearing something that only Brennan’s mom would know, so he knew she’d talked to her and he knew his late wife was thinking of him.

On tonight’s episode, “The Friend in Need,” the Jeffersonian team investigates the remains of a 15-year-old that might not be as innocent as thought after it appears he was involved in illegal activities; intern Finn contemplates telling Cam that her daughter is in town.

See if the boy was really up to no good or not tonight on FOX at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Bones @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Continuum, How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, 2 Broke Girls, The Following, Mike & Molly, Diners, Drive-in & Dives, Hawaii Five-0, & Pawn Star$.

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