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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/19/14

The Olympics have been exciting to watch, but I am definitely missing our regular schedule of shows. Tonight has a few new episodes that are just begging you to watch, so put down your patriotic pom-poms and give primetime TV a visit!

Megan’s Choice

criminalminds219smallI was really happy when I saw that Criminal Minds had a new episode this week, because two weeks in a row without one is a dismal thought. The last new episode finally answered some of our questions about the connection between JJ and Cruz. We learned that JJ and Cruz were part of a team that was formed to find Bin Laden and that her team was attacked by an insider. The translator Askari is behind kidnapping JJ and Cruz, but it is brought to light that another officer, Hastings, was also a traitor. The team eventually rescues Cruz and JJ, but not before both are injured and dragged through some painful memories. It was really nice to see Emily back again and all the team working together. It was a stellar episode. I’m really looking forward to more in-depth story arcs like we’ve seen this season, because those are by far my favorite moments.

On tonight’s episode, “Mr. & Mrs. Anderson,” the team looks for a pair of killers working together; Garcia and Morgan and their significant others celebrate Valentine’s Day.

To see if the team can catch this UnSub in time, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Super Fun Night, CSI, American Idol, Opposite Worlds, and Wahlburgers.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/12/14

The cold weather’s done a number on a lot of people. My lips are so dry and cracked, they’re killing me. My friend slipped on icy concrete steps and is now wearing a hard splint—her wrist isn’t broken, but she’ll have to go back and check to see if she tore anything. Poor friend. 🙁 So be careful out there, because the cold weather can be dangerous! Take our recommendations below and stay in to watch TV! 😉

Jenny’s Choice

theexes212smallI love The Exes, and this season’s been great. The one thing I’m unhappy about, though, is that Eden and Phil broke up. Maybe they’ll get back together in the future, but the show is fun and funny regardless. Last week, Holly was injured after she fell in the bathtube, and Eden and Haskell were roped into taking care of her—Holly guilted them by reminding Haskell that it was his bath stuff she slipped on and reminding Eden that Holly took care of her when she was pregnant. Unfortunately, she was…not the easiest patient, and Eden and Haskell tried to drug her to get her to sleep. When Holly refused to eat the pudding they’d made her, Haskell accidentally ingested a bite, which put him right out. Holly realized what had happened, and Eden decided to follow Haskell, so she started scarfing the pudding down. It was kind of silly because Haskell went down after one bite, while Eden was still standing after four or five. But whatever. 😉 Meanwhile, Phil slept with one of Nicki’s old friends, and he found out after that she was not long away from taking her vows to become a nun. He freaked out. But it turned out that sleeping with him simply reinforced her decision, rather than changed her mind. I like Leah Remini, but I kinda miss Holly hanging out with the guys. *shrug*

On tonight’s episode, “When Haskell Met Sammy,” Holly accidentally sets Haskell up with a gay man. Stuart helps Phil get over his fear of funerals. Leah Remini, Roger Bart (Desperate Housewives), & Ed Quinn (Eureka) guest star.

See what happens when Haskell meets the…man of his dreams tonight on TV Land at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Melissa & Joey, Buy This Restaurant, & Men at Work.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/29/14

I hope you all are staying warm! It’s freezing across the country & Canada—unless you live in Florida, in which case… Pfffft! *laugh* I know I’m not the only one ready for Old Man Winter to go away and usher in spring, so to console us, here’s what we’re recommending for TV tonight. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

chicagopd129smallI’m really enjoying Chicago PD still. I love having Sophia Bush back on my TV each week, and I really love Jon Seda’s Antonio & Jesse Lee Sofer’s Jay. Last week, the squad was tracking down the people who were bring cop killer bullets and weapons into the country. I loved watching them get the wife to tell the truth, and then Olinsky going in the car with the bad guys and having to keep talking his way out of trouble was great. I’m worried about Ruzek and the effects of the shooting from a couple of weeks ago. And what’s up with Halstead’s confrontation with the creepy young guy and his father? What happened between the kid and the little girl Halstead mentioned? (Who I’m guessing was maybe his sister?) I can’t wait to find out more about that story…

The one thing I’m disappointed about is that on their sister show, Chicago Fire, Severide’s sister was kidnapped because Severide humiliated the guy who had come to beat up or kill the dude at the firehouse after the dude’s brother drove drunk and hit the light pole, severly injuring the guy’s cousin. We got a few mentions of it in that same week’s episode of Chicago PD, but they couldn’t do anything because it hadn’t been 48 hours and there’d been no proof that she’d been kidnapped and no demands made. This week, Fire was preempted for the President’s speech, so we get no resolution to that story line yet…and I don’t know if we’ll hear about it at all tonight on PD.

On tonight’s episode, “Now Is Always Temporary,” more is learned about Halstead’s dislike of the Rodiger family, and it’s family relationships all around as Olinsky shows a paternal side with his daughter Lexi (guest star Alina Taber) in an attempt to protect her and as Voight’s trying to help his son who has recently been released from jail. Meanwhile the Intelligence Unit investigates a counterfeiting operation after discovering some high end cloth-like paper. Sergeant Platt (guest star Amy Morton) sends Atwater and Burgess to arrest a hoarder where they discover more than just clutter.

Find out what they find tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/4/13

Yesterday, I FINALLY got a new battery for my van. Let’s hear it for not having to get a boost every time I need to go somewhere! Hooray! As if that wasn’t enough good news for one day, I later found out I won a cookie baking contest at my daughter’s school, which ended up with me getting a gift card to the mall—in woman language, that’s just like flowers. 🙂 While I ride my high of good news—because let’s be honest, the bad news is probably just around the corner…lol—let’s see what’s on TV tonight to keep us all happy.

Megan’s Choice

superfunnight124smallI am having a serious girl crush on the beautiful, talented, and hilarious Rebel Wilson, as well as her character on Super Fun Night. It’s true that a lot of critics have been all crotchety about the show (even some of my fellow post writers…), but I really don’t care, because it makes me happy. By happy, I mean laughing my butt off and feeling like a ray of sunshine after every episode. There’s something awesome about watching a woman on TV truly own who she is, and Kimmie (Rebel Wilson) really does own it. Last week’s episode was bittersweet, because Kimmie was fixed up with Richard’s friend, James, and they hit it off. What’s bittersweet about this is that James could see the connection between Richard and Kimmie and graciously stepped back. In all honesty, I want Richard with Kimmie instead of Kendall, but James and Kimmie made a dynamic pair. What I did really enjoy was watching Richard have a turn at being jealous when he realized how much fun Kimmie was having with James. He felt left out because Kimmie is the person he has the most fun with. When Richard was honest with Kendall about having more fun with Kimmie than her, I cheered, but then I felt bad for Kendall because she isn’t all bad—just most of the time.

Tonight, ABC is airing the original first episode as a flashback so we can see where it all started. The episode, so originally titled “Pilot,” shows us Kimmie getting a promotion that threatens a long-standing tradition with her two best friends and roommates.

To go back to the beginning, tune in to ABC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching The X Factor, Killer Contact, Mob City, Kirstie, Christmas in Rockerfeller Center, On the Rocks, and Top Chef.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/13/13

I have had a few pretty rough days, with back and hip pain due a fall I had a couple of months ago. The lesson I learned is that it’s probably better to let the water bottle float away than try to reach it with your foot and fall half in the lake and half on the incredibly hard rocks on the edge. While I sit back and put a heating pad on my back, let’s see what we should all be checking out on TV.

Megan’s Choice

superfunnight1113smallSuper Fun Night is among my favorite new comedies this fall, even though it’s not on the list of most of my fellow TV bloggers. There are a lot of people who find it a little rude, too much physical humor or that Rebel Wilson is just being the butt of every fat joke. I’m in strong disagreement with most of those issues. First, it can be rude, but it’s quite amusingly rude, so I’ll overlook it. As far as the physical humor goes, there is never too much, because Rebel is a genius at it, and she isn’t the butt of every fat joke—she overcomes them. Honestly, I no longer really notice Kimmie (Rebel Wilson) as the fat girl. I see her as the girl who is slowly learning how to be an adult in today’s world after she locked herself away to protect herself from all the judgements and teasing. Regardless of why you don’t watch, I think you should give it another try. It’s worth it. On last week’s episode, we watched as Kimmie and Kendall had a mini bonding session over drinks, but don’t think for a minute it really changes anything. They’re always going to be frenemies.

On tonight’s episode, “The Love Lioness,” Kimmie and the gang decide to attend a seminar by Jane Spencer, “The Love Lioness,” (guest star Molly Shannon) a relationship guru who likens finding men to hunting prey in the wild. They try her theories out at a hotel bar. It works a little too well when Kimmie picks up Parker (guest star Will Sasso) and isn’t sure what to do when he invites her up to his room.

To see how the hysterical Molly Shannon blends with the cast, tune in to ABC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, CSI, The Tomorrow People, Arrow, The X Factor, American Horror Story, and Extreme Cheapskates.
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