If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/17/12

There may not be a few of my favorites on tonight (Damn you, CBS!), but there is plenty of great TV to watch! Besides what we think you should be watching below, don’t miss a night of new TV on ABC Family, the series premiere of Remodeled on The CW, a new reality competition show on TLC called Ink Master, and the winter premiere of White Collar (which I don’t watch or I’d have recommended it as one of my picks! lol). Now, on to what we do think you should watch!

Jenny’s Choice #1

I’m so excited, because Justified returns for it’s third season! I love a lot of characters on TV, but I’m not sure there is any other character like Raylan Givens, brilliantly played by the gorgeous Timothy Olyphant. The man exudes confidence. He’s not afraid to do what he needs to do to get the job done. Sure, it’s not always…legal, but he’ll do whatever it takes to put the bad guys away—whether it be to prison or into the ground. Last season was fantastic, with the equally brilliant Margo Martindale. Unfortunately, her character committed suicide in the season finale, so she won’t be around this season. But Boyd Crowder, who spent most of last season either waffling between good and bad or pretending to, is back to totally butting heads with Raylan, so that’s cool. All in all, it is always a great show, so don’t miss the season premiere tonight!

On tonight’s episode, “The Gunfighter,” the arrival of a dangerous new player in Lexington puts Raylan on a collision course with a sadistic Dixie Mafia hitman.

Check it out tonight on FX at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Justified @ Clicker.
Jump with us to see what else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice #1

It’s been too long since I’ve had my weekly fix of Glee, but my need will be filled tonight. The first half of the season had a lot of ups and downs, but overall, they are finally getting back to the delectable charm of Season 1. I really enjoy the fact that Sam (Chord Overstreet) has returned to stir up trouble with Mercedes and her man. Those two need to get together soon. Another character I have really been enjoying is Rory Flanagan (Damian McGinty), because not only does he have a beautiful voice, but he’s as adorable as can be.

They are going to be tackling some Michael Jackson songs, and I’m a little concerned that Ryan Murphy is headed back down that stunt casting/theme episode road that he traveled before. I really hope they don’t mess up the second half of this season.

On tonight’s episode, “Yes/No,” Will enlists the glee kids to help him surprise Emma (and sweep her off her feet). Meanwhile, Becky sets her sights on Artie, and Finn makes a surprising announcement about his post-high school plans.

To see if Emma says yes, tune in to FOX at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Glee @ Clicker.

Lisa’s Choice #1

When last we left off on New Girl, Jess broke up with Paul (guest star Justin Long) at Schmidt’s work holiday Christmas party. Nick missed his flight home for the holidays to see his family because he was wrapped up in Jess’ ugly breakup. Schmidt stood up to his boss about playing sexy Santa, and the boys took Jess to see the holiday lights strung up in a spirited neighborhood. Even ruined holidays couldn’t keep these roommates from a little cheer!

Tonight, on “The Story of the 50,” when Schmidt’s birthday plans end up falling through, Jess decides that she’ll pull together an impromptu celebration. Nick brings a first date to Schmidt’s party, and a fifty dollar bill shows up in the douchebag jar. Lizzy Caplin (Party Down, The Class, Related) guest stars.

Tune in for the barrel of laughs at 9/8c on FOX! Learn where to find episodes online of New Girl @ Clicker.

JJ’s Choice

90210 has always been a guilty pleasure of mine. The writing isn’t that spectacular, and it’s annoying how good looking everyone is. But still, I enjoy it a lot. It’s back tonight after a month long hiatus and a few small cliffhangers. Last episode, Naomi found Austin with Holly, Annie fixed the situation with the inheritance, Navid tried to solve the problems with his uncle Amal a little too soon, and Liam got hit when driving a motorcycle.

On tonight’s episode, “Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot,” Naomi tries to get over her break-up with Austin, Dixon and Adrianna realize it might be a bad idea to work together, Silver takes her relationship a step further, and Annie throws a disastrous party.

It’s on The CW at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of 90210 @ Clicker.

Jenny’s Choice #2

One of the best comedies on TV is FOX’s Raising Hope. I’m also seen tonight’s episode, and it is fantastically funny. It’s been just over a month since the last new episode, and that is far too long! On that episode, Jimmy’s life got turned into a movie—from the “pull my finger” father, to the toilet cleaning mother, the crazy Granmawmaw, and the loser son who got a serial killer pregnant and now has to raise the baby. The family figured out that Lucy’s (Hope mother) parents had sold the rights to Lucy’s story and Jimmy had signed the consent form when he was told he had to sign a form after winning a beach ball. They knew that this would make them the laughingstock of the entire town, and when he’d had quite a bit to drink, Jimmy passed out and “woke up,” thinking he was back to a life where Hope never existed. It was awful! Virginia and Burt had split—although they still lived in the same house—and Virginia was a chain-smoking morbidly obese woman, Burt was a player who ended up being the one to sleep with Lucy in the back of the van, and Maw Maw was dead. Thankfully, he woke up and everything was back to normal, and they ended up giving Hope a great Christmas. It was great and I loved it!

On tonight’s episode, “Mrs. Smartypants,” after Hope shows promising signs of being a baby genius, Jimmy becomes inspired to go back to school and prepare for the G.E. D. exam; Burt and Virgina worry Jimmy will be the smartest family member and decide to take the exam as well. Fred Willard guest stars.

As always, it is hysterical and yet, so heartwarming. It becomes a competition between the three of them to see who can be the smartest, which leads to lots of fun with Sabrina, Maw Maw, and Frank. It may be one of my favorite episodes of the season. Well done, Greg Garcia & crew! If you enjoy it, be sure and let Greg know on Twitter. Tell him I sent you!

Prepare to laugh tonight on FOX at 9:31/8:31c. Learn where to find episodes online of Raising Hope @ Clicker.

Megan’s Choice #2

It’s amazing how a procedural like Body of Proof can hold up the drama with enough character growth and story sprinkled throughout. Last week, there was a lot of relationship growth between Megan and Peter. Every partnership has some growing pains, and they had to work it out. I loved how at the end, Megan finally gave him that look that said, “Hmm, I could possibly like him.” On top of that, she solved the usual case of an undercover cop’s death by a dirty cop, which also helped to solve her strife with Peter. Win-win.

On tonight’s episode, “Sympathy for the Devil,” a mother turns up dead after being acquitted of a crime in a high-profile trial, and Megan and her team try to find her killer, but the investigation is hampered by a reporter looking for a sensational story. Marcia Gay Harden and Rita Wilson guest star.

To see if Megan can solve the crime before the reporter breaks the news, tune in to ABC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Body of Proof @ Clicker.

Lisa’s Choice #2

We last left off on Southland with Officer Cooper having hit rock bottom and heading out to rehab. Lydia was down a partner after she was injured in a massive shooting. Sammy decided to head back out on the streets doing patrol work after his partner was murdered in gang violence. Ben ended his time as a rookie and became a full fledged officer. What’s next for these officers who are serving and protecting? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

In the season four premiere, “Wednesday,” Cooper returns to active duty after having recovered from back surgery. He meets his new partner, Officer Jessica Tang (special guest star Lucy Liu), who is is a tough cop with a background that is shakey and full of baggage. Lydia has a new partner in Ruben Robinson (guest star Dorian Missick), but it seems she can’t escape helping a former CI who won’t stay in safety. Ben, Sammy, and Dewey chase down an armed man who heads into an elementary school. Ben also bumps head with a highly intense street cop (guest star Lou Diamond Phillips), who has quite the cynical attitude that bleeds into his work.

Hit the beat with L.A.’s finest at 9/8c on TNT! Learn where to find episodes online of Southland @ Clicker.

Jenny’s Choice #3

We’re only 2 episodes away from the season finale of Flashpoint. I’m sad about that fact, simply because I love the show so much, but since it’s already been renewed for another season, I can console myself with that bit of cheer. We’ve (or rather, they’ve) dealt with a lot this season, and I have a feeling these last two episodes aren’t going to go quietly into the night… In fact, the episode description for tonight worries me greatly. Someone hold me? *squeak*

On tonight’s episode, “Priority of Life,” Dr. Toth confronts Parker with devastating news, that he needs to resign voluntarily or be suspended. Team One responds to a break-in at a bio-lab across town.

Do not miss it tonight on ION at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Flashpoint @ Clicker.

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2 Responses to If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/17/12

  1. Megan says:

    Oh that’s right I’m ahead in Canada for Flashpoint… well Jenny it’s a fabulous episode 😉

    BTW has anyone noticed how Ben McKenzie off of ‘Southland’ and Nicholas Bishop (aka Peter) off of ‘Body of Proof’ look like they’re related?

  2. Jenny says:

    They do! Kind of a rugged sexiness. lol