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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/11/14

Every day takes us one day closer to Christmas and to my son’s trip to London. He was on the local ABC station twice yesterday after they visited the band at school and filmed them practicing inside the band room and outside on the field. So cool! (Literally as well as figuratively! LOL) But enough about me and my family… Check out what Megan & I are recommending tonight for you to watch as you curl up on the couch to watch TV.

Jenny’s Choice

bones1211smallTonight is a huge night for Bones. Not only is it the fall finale, but it’s the 200th episode! Only a small handful of shows have ever completed that many episodes while still continuing to be strong every week. Bones is like the Little Engine That Could. No matter where the network put it—what night or time—the audience followed. We’ve been through ups and downs, both professionally and personally, including births, deaths, weddings, the loss of a family fortune, arrests, prison… The list goes on and on. We’ve also seen phenomenal cases, incredibly nasty dead bodies that are too cool to look away from, and moving story lines that make you want to cry. All in all, it’s been an amazing roller coaster of 200 episodes, and I couldn’t be happier that I stuck around for it all.

I’ve seen tonight’s episode, and I have to say that what struck me the most was the beautiful cinematography. Filmed like the Hitchcock films from the 1940s and 1950s, the colors are almost muted but stunningly so, the characters are a great mix of the Bones characters we love and someone new in the “past,” and we get to see Booth and Brennan start all over again in a completely different but really fun way. It’s a great standalone episode that fans of the show will enjoy. Be sure before you watch it tonight to check out the call with Executive Producer Stephen Nathan. He talked about tonight’s episode as well as the future of the show, so it’s a can’t-miss!

On tonight’s episode, “The 200th in the 10th,” Bones pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock in an episode that reimagines the Jeffersonian and FBI teams in 1950s Hollywood. Brennan plays an LAPD detective who’s battling sexism on the force, and Booth is a notorious jewel thief who is far more than he seems to be. When Booth is framed for the murder of a rich socialite, he and Brennan team up to clear his name and find the true identity of the murderer. The huge list of guest stars include: Ryan O’Neal, Patricia Belcher, Billy F. Gibbons, Michael Grant Terry, Eugene Gyrd, Pej Vahdat, Mather Zickel, Carla Gallo, Michael Badalucco, Laura Spencer, Ignacio Serricchio, Andrew Leeds, Sunnie Pelant, and Giuseppe Scoleri.

Check out the fun tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, The Taste, Two and a Half Men, The McCarthys, Beat Bobby Flay, & Elementary.
 
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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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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/13/14

Thanksgiving is just 2 weeks away, and I’m already plotting my Black Friday shopping strategy, noting which stores have great deals on TV-on-Blu-ray releases I want to add to my collection. However, before I add more things to my To-Watch list, I should probably concentrate on clearing my TiVo backlog—I have at least 10 shows with 3 or more episodes piled up, and the free space is dwindling! I look forward to the long Thanksgiving weekend in a couple of weeks, when I’ll have extra time to catch up (or make those tough cuts). But in the meantime, here are some suggestions to help you fill your own DVRs…

Kyle’s Choice

parenthood1113smallParenthood is coming down the final stretch—there are just 6 episodes left! Last week was about people realizing they may not be better off splitting from their spouse. Joel had given up hope of reconciling with Julia—he agreed to give her the house and be done with it all. He was ready to sign his divorce papers when Zeek told him to fight for his daughter, so Joel went back to Julia and declared his intentions. Meanwhile, Hank apologized to his ex-wife, telling her about his Asperger’s and admitting that their marital problems were all his fault. This seemed to spark some old feelings in Sandy, who now wanted to spend more time reconciling and reconnecting with her ex and their daughter as a family, leaving Sarah feeling like the odd woman out. And elsewhere, Amber decided to test her skills as a future parent by babysitting Max and Nora, which was a big wake-up call as to what she was in for.

Will Joel and Julia get back together, or is she ready to move on with her relationship with her boyfriend? While I think that Joel and Julia should fix their marriage, the show has made her boyfriend such a nice guy that it’s a very difficult situation! And speaking of people getting back together, does Sarah have to worry about Sandy stealing Hank from her? And last week, it almost seemed like Zeek recognized his impending mortality when he was trying to bond with Drew—will he survive the next 6 episodes?!

On tonight’s episode, “Aaron Brownstein Must Be Stopped,” Max experiences heartache, which leads him to wage a propaganda campaign against a classmate. Meanwhile, financial troubles leave Crosby with a sense of defeat and propel Jasmine to get a new job; and Ruby exploits her father’s trust.

Check out the familial drama tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching (but mostly just recording) The Big Bang Theory, The McCarthys, Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Bad Judge, A to Z, Bones, Gracepoint, White Collar, and Covert Affairs.
 
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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… 9/22/14

It’s the week of new television, and honestly it is super exciting every night for me. Tonight has shows returning and a few new shows, so let’s stop the chit chat and see what we’re recommending!

Megan’s Choice #1

gotham922smallGotham premieres tonight, and I am ecstatic for many reasons — and not just because Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.) is incredibly adorable, but because there’s a comic book lover in all of us. When I first heard the idea to do a story about how Gotham got to where it is today, how Commissioner Gordon got where he is, and how all the now famous criminals became as evil as they are, I was a little hesitant. Now I am not. Jada Pinkett Smith is fabulous as Fish Mooney, a gang boss, and the depictions of the younger versions of Catwoman, the Penguin, and the Riddler are fantastic. It’s refreshing to see how Bruce Wayne and the Commissioner became friends before they both became the heroes they are today. If you were going to write this show off right away because you don’t like comics…please don’t. It’s worth tuning in for at least one episode to see if it can catch your love like it has mine.

On tonight’s series premiere, “Pilot,” a rookie police officer working the streets of Gotham, a city on the verge of chaos, investigates the double murder of a couple and ends up befriending their son, only to end up witnessing the rise of one of the most iconic super heroes of all times.

To see where our beloved Batman started, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.
 
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