If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/8/11

Thank goodness for TV… When you have a crappy day, it’s great to park yourself in front of the television and just chill out. Last night’s new episodes were desperately needed in my house, and I have a feeling tonight will be the same. In fact, all this week will be a help. lol Anyway, tonight’s episodes are just as fun for me as last night’s. What about you? Read on to see what we think you should be watching!

Jenny’s Choice #1

Sometimes, TV can be light and happy fluff. And those shows definitely have their place. But sometimes, a show or episode promises to be dark and heavy and emotional…such is the case with tonight’s episode of NCIS. A lot of times, this show is fairly light for a drama. Yes, there are murders, and sometimes it’s even heavier than that, but it usually blends humor well with the drama. When I saw the preview for tonight’s episode, though, I was surprised, because it seems like it is going to be quite heavy. Not only will we see flashbacks to a young Jethro Gibbs, but it will be to the time when his wife Shannon was alive. I am really looking forward to seeing if they can introduce some humor into what looks like it’ll be a darker, more dramatic episode. This is the first of a 2-parter. The second part will air next week, on November 15.

On tonight’s episode, “Engaged (Part I),” the NCIS team uncovers a discrepancy with DNA remains when investigating the crash of a military plane that had been transporting caskets.

Check it out tonight on CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of NCIS @ Clicker.
Jump with us to see what else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice #1

Week after week, Glee manages to make me happy, and despite the occasional rocky storylines, I love it. Last week’s introduction of Rory Flanagan (The Glee Project winner, Damian McGinty) was awesome. The leprechaun storyline was adorable, a little naive, but perfectly Britany. Rory is adorable, and I love his voice. Also, kudos to Finn for trying to man up and be the leader, and I have to say I don’t enjoy how they are trying to make Blaine be Finn’s nemesis at all. Then we also have Puck trying to get his cougar on with Shelby, which is a whole mess of trouble, because that’s the adoptive mother of his child. Messy.

On tonight’s episode, “The First Time,” under Artie’s directorial leadership, the kids prepare to perform the school musical, West Side Story. Meanwhile, Finn meets with a recruiter, and Coach Beiste has an admirer.

To see who experiences their first times, tune in to FOX at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Glee @ Clicker.

Kyle’s Choice #1

Last week’s Raising Hope was another hilarious one! The Chances camped out on the front lawn while their house was being exterminated. The family tried to be on their best behavior, for fear that their violence and negativity toward one another would cause Hope to grow up to be a serial killer like her mother. The scenes where they’d cut to Hope staring at the family with “killer eyes” were so funny! I really like how they mix outrageous comedy with a touch of heart in every episode. This show always leaves me smiling.

In tonight’s episode, “Jimmy and the Kid,” a 13-year-old’s obsession with Sabrina drives Jimmy nuts, and Burt and Virginia wonder how to get Maw Maw’s gold tooth back—after she swallows it.

Prepare to laugh tonight when you watch FOX at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Raising Hope @ Clicker.

Lisa’s Choice

Last week on Ringer, Siobhan/Bridget was forced to reveal that she has a twin to Andrew and Henry when Agent Machado started closing in. Henry became a prime suspect in the whereabouts of his missing wife, Gemma. Juliet started partying to dangerous extremes, and Malcolm escaped from his kidnappers and was on the run. Each week, Ringer amps up the suspense and leaves you with more twists and turns to Siobhan and Bridget’s story. There isn’t a moment that isn’t captivating, because Sarah Michelle Gellar continues to pack double the punch as Bridget and Siobhan in this intense and highly driven show!

Tonight, on an all new episode, Juliet continues to fuel her unlikely bond with her English teacher, Mr. Carpenter (guest star Jason Dohring, Veronica Mars). Andrew and Bridget are told some very upsetting news that also effects Henry. Malcolm shows up in New York, where Agent Machado confronts him. Also, Siobhan’s relationship with Tyler (guest star Justin Bruening, Knight Rider) is jeopardized.

Tune in to The CW at 9/8c for all of the drama! Learn where to find episodes online of Ringer @ Clicker.

Tara’s Choice

How many daughters do you know who have their dads wrapped around their little fingers? Well, Mike Baxter is wrapped around three. As much as he may not understand the psyche of his daughters, he is a good father with a heart of gold. Last week, Mike broke the Man barrier and voted to make the company softball team co-ed for the first time. He even suggested his youngest daughter and family athlete, Eve, play. He couldn’t imagine someone telling his girls they couldn’t do something, just because they were girls, and he couldn’t support a softball game that didn’t allow equal opportunity.

This show is starting to get a bit better—good thing, since it was picked up for a full 22 episode season. But the two cast members who really make this show fun to watch are Nancy Travis as Vanessa Baxter, wife of Tim Allen’s Mike, and Hector Elizondo as Ed, Mike’s boss. Nancy is one of those actors who can act with just her expressions. And Hector’s timing is one of the best on TV.

This week, in “Good Cop, Bad Cop,” we see Vanessa put Mike in the hot seat when Mandy, their middle daughter, wants to enter a fashion show. Mike usually never has the heart to tell the girls no, but Vanessa is tired of being the bad guy. How will the girls react to this “new” Mike? And will they take him seriously?

Laugh along tonight on ABC at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Last Man Standing @ Clicker.

Jenny’s Choice #2

One of my other favorite shows on Tuesday is NCIS: LA. The cast is so great together. Last week’s episode had the team working all together to prove a young dishonorably discharged Marine committed murder or if he was set up. It turned out he was seeing a young Asian woman, whose father was so against their relationship, he set the guy up. The team not only helped prove him innocent, but helped the Marine and his girlfriend escape her father and end up together. I loved it.

On tonight’s episode, “Greed,” when a Navy ID is found on a dead body tied to a hazardous material smuggling case, NCIS is granted permission to investigate in Mexico and asked to help locate the missing materials.

See the new episode tonight on CBS at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of NCIS: LA @ Clicker.

Megan’s Choice #2

New Girl is a smashing success! Zooey Deschanel is hilarious as Jess, and I am always left wanting more. When Jess saw Nick naked last week, I was in hysterics. Mostly because my mother had boundary issues when we all lived together, and I was forever reminding her not to go in our room, or to always knock. Can we say awkward? The chemistry between this cast is astounding, and I find myself wishing that I lived there with them.

On tonight’s episode, “Cece Crashes,” Cece convinces Jess that Nick likes her more than just as a roommate, and Schmidt tries to seal the deal with Cece.

To see if Jess and Nick really have more than friend sparks between them, tune in to FOX at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of New Girl @ Clicker.

Kyle’s Choice #2

In last week’s Sons of Anarchy, Gemma discovered Piney’s body and confronted Clay. She told him she understood why he had to kill Piney, but made him promise that Tara wouldn’t be harmed. The episode faded to black as Clay dialed his phone to call off the hit he had ordered. Meanwhile, Juice discovered that he is being used as part of a RICO case, but was offered immunity for the Sons if he cooperated. I don’t see how Clay has much of a future with the club. His hands are giving out, he has already angered some members by getting them involved in the drug trade, and if anything does happen to Tara, Jax with definitely seek revenge. It looks like his sins from the past are finally catching up to him.

In tonight’s episode, “Hands,” Jax and Tara taste life after SAMCRO, but discover just how hard it is to escape it. Meanwhile, Gemma discovers that Clay has emptied out the safe at their house, no one in the club can locate Juice, and Sheriff Roosevelt confronts Lincoln Potter.

Tune in tonight on FX at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Sons of Anarchy @ Clicker.

Jenny’s Choice #3

Every week, I look forward to Covert Affairs. I love it all, but I especially love the relationship between Annie & Auggie. He is there for her through everything she goes through. Chris Gorham is one of my favorite people on TV, and Auggie is one of the greatest characters—in my opinion—ever. Last episode, I loved how Auggie gave Annie the corkscrew as a safehouse warming present. It was sad to see Annie blue about being totally on her own, but I think in the end, it’ll be good for her, too. She’ll have to grow up some, and I think that can only lead to good things. Also, Danielle is slowly thawing to her sister, which I hope continues, because I think it’s important for Annie to have her support. Auggie’s support is great, but she needs someone away from all the CIA stuff, too.

On tonight’s episode, “Uberlin,” Annie hunts a money launderer and attempts to turn his wife into an asset for the CIA, but when the woman realizes that she is being followed, she demands to have a face-to-face meeting with Arthur.

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

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