If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/3/11

Tonight is a damn good night for TV. The return of some fan favorites, new episodes of other great shows, and you can’t help but want to park yourself on the couch and veg out. I’m going to! We have a mix of drama and comedy to recommend tonight. What are YOU planning to watch? Let us know!

Jenny’s Choice #1

Bones is back, baby! Oooh, speaking of baby! *grin* Unless you have been living under a rock or totally didn’t see the finale last season, you know Booth and Bones are having a baby… Some fans don’t want to see them together. Some, like me, have been pining for that for years now. I am one of the lucky few who have gotten to see not only the premiere, but the second episode, and I honestly believe everyone—no matter which side you have been rooting for—will be happy about how it is handled. The cases are still as gruesome and as entertaining as always, the rest of the cast is just as funny and has just as much chemistry as they always have. And while we do get to see Booth and Bones acting like real couple, it isn’t all mushy gushy romance, either. That isn’t who Booth and Bones are, and the writers know that. If you are worried at all, I ask you to trust the people we have always trusted.

Tonight on “The Memories in the Shallow Grave,” the Jeffersonian team identifies the remains of a women in a paintball field, after which they discover two missing-persons reports in her file, leading Booth and Sweets to interrogate her husband. Brennan and Booth adjust to being an expectant couple.

See the long-awaited season premiere tonight on FOX at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Bones @ Clicker.
Jump with us to see what else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice #1

I didn’t think that Grey’s Anatomy had anything left to give, but I was wrong. Last week’s episode had so many moments of character growth that my head was spinning. Christina finally learns that to be a great surgeon, you also need to be a great team player, and this realization has Teddy promising her a bucket list of surgeries. Alex puts himself and his career on the line when he pesters a judge into looking into Zola’s case. Good thing he did, because Mere and Derek got a court date, and only Alex knows why. Lexie is jealous of Sloan’s newest fling, and Avery wonders if this means the end for them. Finally, Callie proves why she is a master artist when she rebuilds a man’s hand, giving him back his ability to do woodwork again. Phew. What an episode.

On tonight’s episode, “Heart-Shaped Box,” the doctors become nostalgic when George O’Malley’s mother, Louise, returns to Seattle Grace for medical help after a botched surgery at a neighboring hospital. The residents are inspired by a medical miracle when they witness a harvested heart that continues to beat outside the body. A new pediatric fellow excites Arizona and makes Alex feel threatened; Jackson lets his suspicions about Mark and Lexie interfere with his work. Henry and Teddy have their first marital fight when he expresses interest in pursuing medical school.

To see if the doctors of Seattle Grace can still reel you in, tune in to ABC at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Grey’s Anatomy @ Clicker.

Lisa’s Choice #1

Last week on Community, things were on the creepy side. Britta had given the group a standardized test, and according to her results, one of them had the tendency to be a murderer. This led to the group telling different freaky stories in a great montage that was spooktacular! In the end, it turned out that Britta had fed the tests into the answer machine wrong. You never know what this gruesome group of college classmates will do or who will unravel!

Tonight, Pierce’s plan to throw a party to celebrate the success of Hawthorne Wipes ends up thwarted by his father. Also, the Air Conditioning Repair Annex and the janitor vie for Troy!

Watch an all new episode at 8/7c on NBC! Learn where to find episodes online of Community @ Clicker.

Tara’s Choice

Who knew that the idea of a machine that could track all of our movements and even future movements could be so fascinating? And who knew we could be so endeared to an almost creepy little man named Finch and a rough guy like Reese? Person of Interest has quickly become a hit drama for CBS. If you haven’t started watching, there’s no time like the present. It’s an easy show to get into. And fast to get hooked on.

This week’s episode, “Witness,” has Finch and Reese protecting a teacher who has inadvertently witnessed a mob hit after the machine spits out the teacher’s social security number. They rush to help him, but also race against Detective Carter, who is hot on Reese’s heels, and also try to locate the teacher so they can put him in the witness protection program. Will the teacher facilitate a showdown between Reese and Carter? Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint, Veronica Mars) guest stars.

I’m not sure if the plot is all that attention grabbing, but the thought of hard hitting action by Jim Caviezel and the anticipation of Carter getting just a little closer to the truth is what should draw established viewers back tonight. I think Person of Interest is holding viewers based on the internal story, rather than the weekly subplots. But that’s usually how successful dramas get a dedicated fan base. The cast of this show is interestingly not full of pretty faces and bodies, although Jim Caviezel and Taraji P. Henson fans could argue this, and I think that’s what helps make this show a hit.

Watch Person of Interest, and you decide if the “machine” will turn out to be ultimately good or evil.

Tune in tonight on CBS at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Person of Interest @ Clicker.

Jenny’s Choice #2

Like I said at the top, this is a damn good night for TV. One of the reasons for that is the return of Burn Notice. Last season and the first half of this season were full of drama, what with Michael getting back into the CIA, the murder of his new handler—and suspicion thrown on Michael as the killer—and the tension between Michael and Fiona. Luckily, Jesse knows Michael is the one who burned him, and they have gotten past that. Also, Maddie is becoming more and more involved in their cases, which is always fun. It’s a great cast, and combined with great storylines, it’s more than worth the watch.

On tonight’s episode, “Damned If You Do,” Michael and Fiona attempt to abduct a hacker in Puerto Rico, but problems arise when the duo encounters their target’s various other enemies. Sam and Jesse work to teach Madeline how to retrieve information from the police.

Check it out tonight on USA Network at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Burn Notice @ Clicker.

Megan’s Choice #2

The best part of Prime Suspect is Maria Bello’s portrayal of Jane. She’s a no nonsense detective, who is fighting daily to earn the respect of the male detectives in her department. Jane never gives in when she believes she’s right, and she is always first and foremost on the side of the victim. I love her, and this show has become a must see for me weekly.

Tonight’s episode, “Shame,” has Jane on the case of a middle-aged man found robbed and dead in a hotel. After watching surveillance tapes, Jane searches for a wig-changing prostitute. Meanwhile, Duffy manages to get under Jane’s skin after making comments about her relationship with Costello.

To watch a woman kick ass and solve crimes her way, tune in to NBC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Prime Suspect @ Clicker.

Lisa’s Choice #2

Last week’s Parks and Recreation was a hair raising Halloween event! April and Andy threw a raging party for Halloween and invited practically everyone. Unfortunately, they forgot to let their housemate Ben, who had a lot of work he had planned to tackle, know. Ben isn’t used to confrontation. His entire life, his family just ignored any issue that was bothering them and buried it deep inside. Leslie’s night of campaigning turned sour when Tom’s entertainment company took over to promote themselves, instead of her. Tom revealed that the company was bankrupt and that it was his last shot to land a major client. Jerry got an eye full of his daughter and Chris painting the dance floor at Andy and April’s party, and he’s starting to realize that he’s actually not all right with the two of them dating. Ron and Anne decided while at the party to make April and Andy’s house their project for the night and went to every effort to fix up any unsafe hazards in the house.

On an all new episode, Pawnee residents contemplate their lives when a local group predicts the end of the world. As such, Tom plans one epic last party.

Watch it all go down at 8:30/7:30c on NBC! Learn where to find episodes online of Parks and Recreation @ Clicker.

Jenny’s Choice #3

To break up my night of drama, one of my favorite comedies ever, The Big Bang Theory, is on. This show makes me so damn happy. I can’t help but giggle throughout each and every episode. In my opinion, the best decision the showrunners for this show have made is to make Amy and Bernadette series regulars. Penny is great so great when she has other women to play off of, and Melissa Rauch and Mayim Balik fit in perfectly to the cast as Howard’s fiance and Sheldon’s…friend? girlfriend? Who knows, really, but it honestly doesn’t matter. It’s been fun to see their relationship, whatever it is! On last week’s episode, the gang celebrated Halloween by scaring Sheldon—who then turned around and tried to get back at Howard, but who only succeeded in shocking himself, although at the end, he did pop up from inside the couch, scaring Leonard, so it was worth it for him! Leonard, meanwhile, met a hot chick who wrote her own comic books, and they kissed. Just before it went further, he admitted he had a girlfriend and couldn’t do anything else with her. She threw him out, and later, he admitted via webcam to Priya that he had kissed someone. She said that was okay, everyone makes mistakes. He got her to admit she had slept with her ex-boyfriend. Does that mean they are over? I can only hope so. I have no idea…

On tonight’s episode, “The Isolation Permutation,” Amy is crushed when Bernadette and Penny go shopping for wedding dresses without her.

Check it out tonight on CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Big Bang Theory @ Clicker.

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