If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/4/11

Friday is one of my favorite days of the week. Not because it’s the end of the work week, but because it’s a night of great television. There are so many wonderful shows to choose from to help you start your weekend right. You can go with the crime dramas on CBS, or take a walk on the dangerous side with Supernatural or Grimm—there’s never a wrong choice. Helping you decide what to watch is our job, so let’s discuss your options and make it easy.

Megan’s Choice

Last week, I was so sad, because they postponed Blue Bloods for baseball. Now that the World Series is over, we are getting back to regularly scheduled programming. I need my weekly fix of the Reagan family to keep me happy. Week after week, they deliver drama and suspense that keep me glued to my television. A talented, attractive cast and weekly character growth make you love the show even more. If you haven’t yet given this show a chance, you’re missing out.

On tonight’s episode, “Black and Blue,” Frank deals with a political crisis after Jamie and Renzulli are injured by a church security team that refuses to let them enter a religious center in response to a 911 call.

To fall in love with the Reagan family as much as I have, tune in to CBS at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Blue Bloods @ Clicker.
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Jenny’s Choice #1

I was so excited last week, because Chuck was finally back to start its new (& most likely final) season. I knew things were going to change a lot, because our gang wasn’t working for the CIA anymore. Instead, Morgan was the new Intersect, and they have started their own private spy company (or…ya know, became mercenaries!). Of course, things don’t go quite as smoothly as they would hope. Morgan is a bit awkward, and Chuck has some issues letting go of the power and knowledge he had as the Intersect. Now that Sarah and Chuck aren’t quite as equal in terms of ability and know-how, will things work out for the two of them? I hope so. Otherwise, taking the Intersect away from Chuck will be the worst decision the writers could have made. I’m still not sold on the idea, but I’m going to keep the faith and hope it all works out okay in the end.

On tonight’s episode, “Chuck vs. the Bearded Bandit,” Carmichael Industries struggles to establish themselves in the face of a rival security firm led by the tough Gertrude Verbanski (guest star Carrie-Anne Moss, The Matrix). Morgan tries to adjust to the Intersect, while Chuck tries to adjust to being his handler. The Buy More finds an unlikely spokesperson to help bring in new business.

Check it out tonight on NBC at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Chuck @ Clicker.

Tara’s Choice #1

Baseball is over…finally. Fringe fans have been waiting patiently for weeks for their show to return. And return it does…in a big way. “Novation” should set the tone for the rest of the season.

After last episode’s adventure into the real world, Walter must deal with the fact that someone is claiming to be Peter. But no one can prove it. They don’t understand why this person claiming to be Peter knows so much of their classified knowledge. The shapeshifters have returned as a new breed. They are able to materialize and replicate human DNA. So is this person calling himself Peter really Peter, or is it a shapeshifter trying to gain more control? Will Walter be able to prove who this person is? Or will he need help?

On tonight’s episode, circumstances escalate the threat in the aftermath of the recent shocking events when the translucent shapshifters return, and a former Massive Dynamic scientist enters the fold. Walter receives a visit from Nina Sharp in the lab. Arye Gross guest stars as Massive Dynamic scientist, Malcolm Truss, who has expert knowledge about the shapeshifters.

Don’t miss it tonight on FOX at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Fringe @ Clicker.

Lisa’s Choice

The series premiere of a brand new drama, Grimm, introduced us to this modern day take on the Brothers Grimm. Portland Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt discovered that he was descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms,” who are charged with keeping the balance in tact between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. Nick has to juggle all of the new dangers in his life with his new title and make sure he shields everything as much as possible from his fiance, Juliette, and his partner, Hank. Thankfully, Nick gets some assistance from a helpful and trusted confidant named Monroe, who is a reformed Grimm creature. Nick has to walk a fine line between reality and mythology, and he may be in over his head!

Tonight, Nick and Hank’s investigation into a home invasion introduces the two to a family with a very barbaric background. Nick asks a favor of Monroe—to protect Aunt Marie.

Tune in at 9/8c for an all new episode on NBC! Learn where to find episodes online of Grimm @ Clicker.

Jenny’s Choice #2

Last week’s episode was emotionally one of the best—and hardest, emotionally—episodes of the series, in my opinion. So much happened, it was almost hard to follow it all. Some highlights: Nikita thought she’d found her birth father. Turns out he was a plant by Division, and it was all a setup to get the black box. It almost got Nikita, Michael, and Burkhoff killed—but alas, the only deaths were Fake Daddy, some Division/Oversight henchmen, and Birkhoff’s fabulous house and home base for our gang. Where will they set up shop now?? Also, Nikita admitted to Michael at the very last second of the episode that the little boy from the previous episode was indeed his son. In shock, Michael stepped away from her, and the show faded to black. Will he be angry with her for keeping it from him? Will he understand why she did it? What will he do now that he knows? Also, Alex proved herself to have some scruples still, when she passed along information intended for Amanda to Nikita, instead. Percy caught her, though, and now he is able to hold that over her head. Eek. So much, I tell ya!

On tonight’s episode, “Clawback,” Ryan tries to meet with Nikita from prison after he discovers Oversight’s funding, but Amanda catches the message and informs Oversight, who sends someone to question Ryan, while Nikita and Michael rush to break him out before Oversight gets to him. Noah Bean guest stars as Ryan (the man who helped Nikita last season from inside the CIA).

Tune in tonight on The CW at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Nikita @ Clicker.

Tara’s Choice #2

Last week’s episode of Gold Rush: Alaska was “gold” to viewers who watched this team work so very hard all last season and only collect about $20,000 in gold flecks. The team, led again by the Hoffmans—Todd and father, Jack—had new equipment, and they knew they were coming back to the gold. In record time, they set up and starting digging. But on every rose stem, there is a thorn. And the thorn for these guys is called Dakota Fred. Essentially, Fred buys the rights to Porcupine Creek and throws the Hoffman crew off the land, but not before he lets them drain the glory hole and get it ready for him to plunder. I don’t know how they held back from beating this old guy to a pulp. He is a weasel.

So this week, we see the team set out for new virgin prospects in the Klondike. If this land is undisturbed like they say, then it should be a….gold mine!

See the adventure tonight on the Discovery Channel at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Gold Rush: Alaska @ Clicker.

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