If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/7/12

How was everyone’s Monday? Did you enjoy all the great new TV? There were some excellent shows on, and I especially loved the CBS lineup of comedies and Hawaii Five-0 and the brilliant new episode of Castle. There’s tons of great TV on tonight, too, so check out what we think you should be watching!

Jenny’s Choice #1

Tonight is the 200th episode of NCIS, and they are pulling out all the stops to make it what should be a dramatic episode that long-time fans of the show will particularly enjoy. It’s been a month since the last episode, so what a way for this show to come back! Check out the impressive list of guest stars: Muse Watson (Mike Franks), Ralph Waite (Jackson Gibbs), Joe Spano (Agent Fornell), Darby Stanchfield (Shannon Gibbs), Michael O’Neill (former NCIS Special Agent Riley McCallister), Rudolf Martin (Ari Haswari), Sean Harmon (young Gibbs), Jeananne Goossen (Marine Private Joan Matteson), Sam Schuder (Kelly Gibbs), & Clare Carey (Ann Gibbs).

On tonight’s episode, “Life Before His Eyes,” during a routine stop for his morning coffee, Gibbs finds himself staring down the barrel of a gun, forcing him to question choices he has made in the past and present.

Keep tissues handy (I know I will!) when you watch it tonight on CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of NCIS @ Clicker.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Megan’s Choice #1

Last week’s episode of Glee was better than I was expecting. I was expecting the Michael Jackson tribute to be a hot mess, but it was actually well done. My favorite song was “Smooth Criminal,” performed by Sebastian and Santana – that was super hot. The Blaine storyline with the scratched cornea because of the rock salt slushy was a bit much, but that’s just my opinion. Rachel said yes to Finn, but it seemed to be out of fear of having no plans after high school – it’s going to be a hot mess.

On tonight’s episode, “The Spanish Teacher,” Will assigns the glee kids a Spanish singing assignment and enlists the help of his musically inclined night-school teacher (Ricky Martin). Meanwhile, Rachel tells Kurt and Mercedes about Finn’s proposal.

To see if Ricky Martin can spice things up on the set, tune in to FOX at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Glee @ Clicker.
 

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight is the 2-hour series premiere of The River on ABC. Dr. Emmet Cole, host of the nature program “The Undiscovered Country” has disappeared somewhere in the Amazon. The only evidence that he may still be alive is some recovered footage and a rescue beacon. Though, after six months of looking for him, it is assumed that Cole is dead, and the search is called off. However, Cole’s wife/co-host Tess refuses to give up, enlisting the help of their son and some of the show’s former crew members to resume the search. In order to fund the expedition, she allows Cole’s producer, Clark Quietly, to bring a film crew along to document the journey. However, as the search goes further, what exactly happened to Dr. Cole grows more mysterious and supernatural things start to occur.

Much of the pilot is seen through the eyes of the documentary, so this means a lot of dark and shaky camera footage. However, this just adds to the creepy, supernatural thriller atmosphere of the show. I have only seen the first half of tonight’s episode and found it quite unsettling (in a horror/thriller kind of way). And from what I have seen on Twitter, it only gets more so as the series goes along. The last network TV thriller that I can recall is Harper’s Island from a couple years ago, so this should at least be something quite different from what else is on right now. The first season is only 8 episodes, so it’s not a huge commitment.

Check out the 2-hour series premiere tonight on ABC at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of The River @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be checking out the Fox and ABC Family lineups, as well as Southland and White Collar.
 

Lisa’s Choice

Last week on Southland, a violent gang war erupted when Sammy left the territory he was assigned to on Hood Day. Ben was perpetually haunted by the YouTube video of him punching a teenage girl. Cooper and Tang investigated a robbery at an Orthodox Jewish household.

On tonight’s all new episode, “Identity,” Tang tries to help out a homless vet, while Sammy is determined to save a dog that he accidentally shot. Lydia and Ruben investigate a murder of a man who helped women in need. Also, Ben and Lydia both face life changes.

Tune in at 10/9c for some heart pounding drama that you won’t want to miss! Learn where to find episodes online of Southland @ Clicker.

Tonight, I will also be watching some of my favorite comedies, which include Glee, New Girl, and Raising Hope!
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

One of my favorite comedies ever is FOX’s Raising Hope. The show isn’t always politically correct, but it never fails to make me laugh. Last week, we watched Jimmy, Burt, and Virginia get caught up in gambling as they tried to win back all their stuff from years before when Burt pawned them because of his own gambling addiction. The best part of the episode was seeing how Virginia had tricked him into believing thugs had come to the house and beaten her and little Jimmy, tying them up, because he owed them money…all to get him to stop gambling. It worked. Of course, then at the end of the episode, Sabrina and Shelley set up the whole Chance family by making them think they had missed Hope’s acting debut at the daycare because of the gambling, which made them realize how far they’d fallen. It was just a cute, cute episode. lol

On tonight’s episode, “Tarot,” Burt is buried in receipts and finances during corporate tax season, so he hires Barney as his business manager. Caught up in the stress, Burt makes a hurtful comment about Virginia’s career, prompting her to seek a new business venture. But when Virginia becomes a tarot card reader and predicts the future for the residents of New Natesville, she realizes that her fortunes may have more power than she thinks. Meanwhile, Jimmy is on pins and needles as Sabrina decides whether or not to move to Africa with her boyfriend Wyatt.

See it tonight on FOX at 9:30/8:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Raising Hope @ Clicker.

I’ve got a lot on my plate tonight! I’m also going to watch the two new episodes of Last Man Standing, NCIS: LA, New Girl, The River, Chopped, Justified, & Unforgettable.
 

Megan’s Choice #2

It’s been a few weeks since the sexy cast of NCIS: LA was making my Tuesday night more interesting, but tonight, they’re back. This is one cast that is not only incredibly attractive, but their chemistry is outstanding. I will never tire of Hetty’s witty, ninja-like ways or Deek’s adorable sarcasm. The only thing I wish is that they would hurry up and get Deeks and Kensi together already – hate when they drag sexual chemistry out too long.

On tonight’s episode, “Partners,” a diplomatic-service van transporting contents that could threaten national security is hijacked. Meanwhile, Callen and Sam celebrate five years as partners, but face a tough challenge when they work undercover on a case.

To see if Callen and Sam can still work as well as the day they started, tune in to CBS at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of NCIS: LA @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’m also going to be watching New Girl, The River, Last Man Standing, and NCIS.

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