If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/17/11

Mondays always feel like such long days, but at the end of that long day, we can all curl up and watch some good TV. Tonight is another night of all new fantastic television, so let’s take a look at what we think you should be watching tonight.

Megan’s Choice

Am I predictable? Sometimes, especially when it comes to my favorite shows. Tonight is no exception, because I’m so excited about an all new Hawaii Five-0. I don’t care if you love Alex O’Loughlin or not, the show is always amusing.

On tonight’s episode, Five-0 joines up with the Honolulu Police Department in a high-speed chase that ends with a driver fatally injured and a gruesome discovery by the team; the investigation leads to an awkward reunion with Chin Ho and his ex-fiancee.

Tune in to CBS at 10/9c to see how they figure this one out all the while looking adorable. πŸ™‚ Learn where to find episodes online of Hawaii Five-0 @ Clicker.

Jump ahead to see what the others are suggesting you watch.

Jenny’s Choice

O-M-G. I haven’t been this overwhelmed with new TV since September and premiere week. Seriously, this week is insane, and tonight is the worst. I am recording (hopefully I can fit them all… I haven’t actually gone to set up the DVR yet…) 15 episodes tonight. *gulp* Lots and lots of my favorites are new tonight, including episodes of Chuck, Hawaii Five-0, How I Met Your Mother, Mike & Molly, and the new show, The Cape, but I really have to recommend brand new one tonight.

Kathy Bates (Misery, About Schmidt) comes to the small screen on NBC’s new drama, Harry’s Law. The show comes from creator/Exec Producer David E. Kelly, who brought us some of our other favorites, like The Practice, Boston Legal, and Ally McBeal. Bates stars as Harriet “Harry” Korn, a patent lawyer who is abruptly fired from her blue chip law firm, forcing her to search for a fresh start. She finds it when her world unexpectedly collides, literally, with Malcolm Davies, a kind-hearted college student who desperately needs Harry’s help with his pending court case, and he subsequently goes to work for her.

Harry soon finds her balance as well as new offices in an abandoned shoe store just as legal hotshot Adam Branch (Nate Corddry, The United States of Tara, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) accidentally hits her while driving. Inspired by Harry’s no-nonsense understanding of the law, Adam decides to take leave of his shiny corporate firm to go and work with her. Harry, Adam and Malcolm – unlikely but kindred spirits – along with the help of Harry’s shoe-savant assistant, Jenna (Brittany Snow, American Dreams), are now ready for whatever walks in through the doors of their unique establishment – Harriet’s Law and Fine Shoes.

Don’t miss tonight’s series premiere of Harry’s Law on NBC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Harry’s Law @ Clicker.
 

Lisa’s Choice

If you’re a female of any age, and you’re not watching this show, you’re most definitely missing out! I started watching my own marathon of the show on New Year’s Day, and just by checking out the very first episode, I was instantly sucked into the world of Pretty Little Liars! There is at least one character in the show that you can relate to, as well as some of the struggles that they go through. Not to mention everyone seems to have a guess as to who “A” is. But with all of the twists and turns that shake things up every episode, this show always keeps you guessing and on your toes. Got a secret, can you keep it?

Tonight, when things seem to look bleak, the Liars get a bit of help from someone in the form of an unexpected source.

Watch an all new episode tonight at 8/7c on ABC Family. Learn where to find episodes online of Pretty Little Liars @ Clicker.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2 (It’s my site. I’m entitled. πŸ˜‰ )

I had a VERY hard time choosing tonight. I really wanted to recommend some of my returning favorites, but in the end, I chose to pick the new stuff. Unfortunately, I couldn’t choose between 2 shows, so… you win! You get 2 recommendations from me. πŸ˜‰ My first, above, was Harry’s Law. My second? Behing Human on Syfy.

I watched the first season of the original, British version of Being Human on BBC America and loved it. When I heard they were making an American version? I was beyond thrilled.

The show follows three 20-something roommates: a ghost, a vampire and a werewolf, who are struggling to keep their dark secrets from the world, while also helping each other navigate the complexities of living double lives. It stars Sam Witwer (Smallville, Battlestar Galactica), Meaghan Rath (The Assistants), Sam Huntington (Cavemen, Superman Returns) and Mark Pellegrino (Lost, Supernatural).

This fun new show starts tonight on Syfy at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Being Human @ Clicker.
 

Jason’s Choice

Welcome to Monday TV madness, as it seems that all those shows I mentioned that are back with new episodes or debuting are playing tonight. Almost everything but The CW is new tonight on the networks, and there is a whole lot more on cable, too. This includes the returns of Chuck on NBC and House on FOX, new episodes of How I Met Your Mother on CBS, Lie to Me on FOX and Pretty Little Liars and Greek on ABC Family, and the series premieres of Being Human on Syfy, Harry’s Law on NBC, and Skins on MTV.

With all that and more on tonight, I can tell you that How I Met Your Mother, with the gang at Marshall’s father’s funeral, is really good, and Being Human is really good too, especially if you’ve never seen the British original.

But my overall pick tonight is House. Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) guest stars as Cuddy’s mother, who has come to visit for her daughter’s birthday. House wants to have nothing to do with this, and the lengths he will go to get out of it are fun, as they involve Wilson, as well. The case is solid, as the guy comes in after saving another person and House believes that his heroism is a symptom of his illness. I continue to enjoy Amber Tamblyn as the brilliant med student that is the only one that will disagree with him. Plus, the episode continues the compelling Taub and his marital problems storyline.

House plays tonight on FOX at 8:00/7:00c. Learn where to find episodes online of House @ Clicker.

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