If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/14/13

While it’s nice to have an extra hour of sunlight at the end of the day, it just seems like the days are shorter—this whole week has been flying by. As a result, I’m still falling behind on TV, and I’ve reached the stage where even several brand new shows have already amassed 2 or 3 unwatched episodes on my TiVo—it looks like this weekend I will need to make some swift evictions from my DVR. So to help you decide which shows should stay on your season pass list, we’ve got some suggestions.

Kyle’s Choice

1600penn314smallOne underrated entry in NBC’s Thursday comedy lineup that I really enjoy is 1600 Penn. Last week, Skip discovered that a special letter he received from his father while away at summer camp had actually been written by his aide, Marshall. So Skip used his podcast to confront the President. Meanwhile, Emily and Becca butted heads over what classes Marigold should be taking.

I find 1600 Penn, and Josh Gad in particular, to be extremely hilarious. The show is a great blend of slapstick and classic sitcom situational humor. Plus, no matter how crazy everything gets, they always manage to mix a little heart into every episode. I have really been enjoying the whole Becca and D.B. relationship—how it started off due to circumstances but has been growing into something real—so I’m glad to see he’s back in tonight’s episode.

On tonight’s episode, “Game Theory,” Emily helps Skip prepare for a big date; Becca and D.B. paint a mural for a special room; and Dale and Xander face off in a game of Risk.

See how Skip’s date goes tonight on NBC at 9:30/8:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of 1600 Penn @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy, Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office, Glee, Archer, Legit, and Nathan for You.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

tbbt314smallLast week’s The Big Bang Theory was really, really funny. The guys had to talk to teenage girls about careers for women in science-related fields…and that brought out a whole whale of a lot of funny moments—from Leonard breaking down about his dreams not being supported, to Sheldon telling the girls they could end up like Marie Curie, who died from her invention (and that’s AFTER he started to Google “how to excite a fourteen-year-old girl,” which was priceless)—to Howard getting knocked down a few pegs because he “only” rode up into space…he didn’t actually fly the rocket or go to the moon. And of course, the girls were just as funny, blowing off work (how hysterical was Amy’s story about how she called in sick??) and going to Disneyland. Bernadette was like a pit bull about being Cinderella. Amy seemed to take it in stride, but Penny was definitely unhappy. And of course, the guys’ reactions to the girls in their princess costumes… Hysterical! And of course, we can’t forget about the uber-adorable date Raj set up in the library for his new…girlfriend? The texting was too cute and sweet.

On tonight’s episode, “The Closet Reconfiguration,” Howard struggles with whether or not he should open a letter from his father, and Leonard and Penny throw a “grown-up” cocktail party at the apartment.

To see all the funny, tune in to CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Big Bang Theory @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Two and a Half Men, Person of Interest, Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell, & Elementary.
 

JJ’s Choice

thevampirediaries314smallI had a huge backlog of The Vampire Diaries episodes queued up, and over the last week and previous weekend fully caught up again. And I was glad I could. Things are very interesting with Silas and the cure. I did miss a little bit of an emotional punch in Jeremy’s death, even though I liked him. And I’m not sure if it is the threat of “Silas will ressurect everyone” or how the show has treated him over the seasons…

On tonight’s episode, “Bring It On,” Elena’s new outlook has Damon and Stephan worried, and they urge her to go back to high school. Damon and Rebekah continue the search for the cure, Klaus tries to use Hayley to get some information, and Elena throws a wild party, which turns ugly.

See how Elena copes on The CW at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Vampire Diaries @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching American Idol, The Big Bang Theory, Community, Parks and Recreation, Glee, and Project Runway.

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