Ahh, Monday. Welcome, my old…friend. I was sad to see the weekend go, because it consisted of a lot of relaxing, some TV watching, and spending time with the family, all of which were great. So I hate that the work/school week is starting up again today, but I’m happy, too, since it means some great TV. Check out what we’re recommending tonight. 🙂
Jenny’s Choice #1
Last week’s Castle certainly got mixed reviews from the critics. Some thought it was boring—a filler episode that made Castle look kind of stupid for concentrating so hard on the Scrabble game and not on being intimate with Beckett. Personally, I enjoyed it. The case was…okay. Nothing spectacular about it, but there were some interesting aspects. I liked recovering the video to show what happened in the past. But to me, probably my favorite part was the end, when Beckett proposed strip poker. They were both adorable.
Tonight’s episode should be HUGE, since we’re returning to the story line of Beckett’s mother’s murder. Will we get any resolution before next week’s finale? Will they bring Senator Bracken down? If they do, tonight’s the night to do it!
On tonight’s episode, “Veritas,” a secret investigation conducted by Beckett related to her mother’s murder goes awry when a man she has been surveilling is killed. When evidence links Beckett to the victim, she and Castle become the targets of a manhunt that puts both of them in grave danger.
Find out if Beckett and bring down her mother’s killer tonight on ABC at 10:01/9:01c.
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2 Broke Girls has had a very eventful third season with an incredible amount of character growth for Caroline and Max. The cupcake business is doing okay, but what’s amazing is the growth on the relationship front for both of them. Caroline got herself involved in a relationship with a married man, while Max started an actual meaningful relationship with Deke, who is perfect for her. I’m loving this show more every episode, and I’m super happy it was picked up for a fourth season. Last episode, we watched as Earl had to bail Caroline out when her addiction to gambling was sparked up again after a trip to the track. Hopefully, next season, Caroline can try to have a few less impulsive reactions and more common sense used.
On tonight’s season 3 finale, “And the First Degree,” Caroline helps Max obtain her high-school diploma and make amends with her estranged mother.
To see if the mother/daughter reunion goes well, tune in to CBS at 8:30/7:30c.
I’ll also be watching The Voice, The Blacklist, 24: Live Another Day, Star-Crossed, Tomorrow People, and Mike & Molly.
Tonight, Jack Bauer is back in the 2-hour premiere of 24: Live Another Day. When the eighth season of 24 came to a close, Jack was on the run—labeled as a criminal and a terrorist by his own country—after he killed two Russian diplomats. His partner, the tech-savvy Chloe O’Brien, also faced imprisonment for her part in assisting Jack in his rogue mission.
The adventures of Jack Bauer continue 4 years later, and it looks like he’s got yet another action-packed 24 hours ahead of him as he tries to save the world yet again, despite being a fugitive! Unlike previous seasons, this special limited-run series will only be 12 episodes. However, the series is keeping its signature real-time format, and the season will still take place over the course of 24 hours, but less eventful hours will be skipped over. I guess this season, Jack actually gets to take some breaks to eat, sleep, and go to the bathroom!
On tonight’s 2-hour premiere, “Day 9: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM; Day 9: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM,” another eventful day in the life of Jack Bauer begins with the heroic agent-turned-fugitive in a race against the clock to save the world while simultaneously staying on the run from the CIA. Set four years after the 24 finale, the series opener finds Jack putting his freedom on the line by coming out of hiding in London to try and prevent a major terrorist attack.
Jump back into the world of Jack Bauer tonight on FOX at 8/7c.
I’ll also be watching/recording 2 Broke Girls, Friends with Better Lives, Castle, The Blacklist, Bates Motel, and Warehouse 13.
Jenny’s Choice #2
I’m REALLY been enjoying the latest comedy from CBS, Friends with Better Lives. I wasn’t sure I’d like it, especially since I didn’t like James Van Der Beek in his last comedy, but I love it. The characters have great chemistry and the jokes and stories are funny. It’s not the first time a show has tackled the “characters at different points in their lives” tactic. In a way, it reminds me a bit of the early How I Met Your Mother, which is the latest that I can think of. A married couple with kids, a character who wants to be married (in FWBL, one is newly divorced and another is newly engaged, but still….), and a character who loves being single. Last week’s story line with the male stripper had me cracking up so hard, especially when Bobby called him, thinking he was a handyman. That whole story, with the rat in the attic, was hysterical.
On tonight’s episode, “The Bicycle Thieves,” Lowell joins Bobby and Will for a boys’ night of debauchery, and Kate insists that Jules gets special treatment because she’s hot. Meanwhile, Andi becomes insecure when she discovers that Bobby has Playboy models as patients. 2013 Playmate of the Year Raquel Pomplun guest stars as herself.
See how Andi reacts to the Playboy models tonight on CBS at 8:30/7:30c.
I’ll also be watching/DVRing 2 Broke Girls, Rewrapped, Mike & Molly, Warehouse 13, & Mystery Diners.