If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/10/12

Another week has passed us by, and I don’t know about you, but I had a great week. Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to head out to a concert, and while not all the Americans will know who they are, I saw Down With Webster. They were great and completely deserving of of their recent Juno nominations. The opening bands were also fabulous, and while I enjoyed USS, I really loved OCD: Moosh & Twist. They were a hip-hop duo (with a killer DJ backing them) from Philly, and I wish they were the main performers, so I could have heard more of them. If you haven’t heard them or even if you have, look them up on YouTube. You’ll be glad you did. Now, back to the most important part of why you come here – TV! Let’s see what you should all be watching.

Megan’s Choice #1

Last week’s Grimm was amazing and so very creepy. The twist on Hansel and Gretel was so well done that I was enthralled from the first minute of the episode. My heart broke for the street kids, and when they finally caught the villains responsible, I cheered when the evil doctor burned in the fire. Was I alone? At the end of the day, there aren’t enough words to express how hooked I am on this show and how much I believe you should be watching.

On tonight’s episode, “Tarantella,” Nick and Hank find themselves on the hunt for a deadly heartbreaker leaving behind a web of dead bodies. Meanwhile, Nick’s growing recognition among the creature world is starting to threaten not only his safety, but Juliette’s, as well, and it may be time for him to take action to keep her safe. Amy Acker (Dollhouse, Angel) guest stars.

To see what a tangled web we weave, tune in to NBC at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Grimm @ Clicker.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice #1

Last week’s Nikita was intense. So much happened in such a short time frame. Percy is out—injured, but free from his prison at Division. Amanda and the rest of Division were nearly killed when Percy pushed the button to start Clean Sweep. Fortunately, Alex was able to shut it down from the inside with Birkhoff’s help from base camp. While trying to rescue Sean’s mother and the rest of Oversight, Percy hinted to Michael that Nikita may have a secret about her and Owen, and to their shock, Percy ordered his men inside to kill all the Oversight members except Sean’s mother. (By the way…not sure I like Sean still, but damn, he’s a sexy guy!) After all of Russian’s team were taken out and Percy and his guys were dead or gone, Nikita, Michael, and Owen freed Sean’s mother, who promised Nikita to get presidential pardons for them in exchange for their help in taking out Division quietly. Finally…FINALLY, we learn that Amanda may be even more dangerous and scary than we thought…because she is in bed with (literally and figuratively, it sounded like) Tasarov, Semak’s right hand man. All in all, it was a great episode with lots of twists and turns.

On tonight’s episode, “Rogue,” Percy continues his plan to take back Division by threatening to kill Nikita’s mentor, Carla, the woman who took Nikita off the streets when she was a junkie. Determined to get to Carla before Percy, Nikita uses Madeline to send her a message. Percy intercepts the message, and it’s a race to see who can get to Carla first. Meanwhile, Amanda tells Alex it’s time for her to take back Zetrov and reveal to the world that Alexandra Udinov is alive.

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

Kyle’s Choice

Last week’s episode of Fringe was excellent. The gang had to stop Neil Chung, an MIT professor-turned-angel of mercy who could see the future and used a toxic weapon to quickly kill his victims and prevent their future pain and suffering. At the end of the episode, the mystery of the Observers deepened, as we saw two of them break into the killer’s safe to steal the device that was giving Chung his sixth sense.

It was great to finally get an Astrid-centric episode, with fantastic dual-performances by Jasika Nicole! It was touching the way Astrid lied about having a bad relationship with her father in order to ease the pain Alt-Astrid was feeling over the loss of her own. There was also a lot of fun interaction between Fauxlivia and Walter. I’ve really enjoyed this fourth season, and I like the way they are having a lot of fun with changing up the characters and relationships now that the worlds themselves are all mixed up.

In tonight’s episode, “Welcome to Westfield,” Peter, Olivia, and Walter are trapped in a town from which there is no escape during a mysterious Fringe event.

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

Tonight, I’ll also be checking out Good Eats, Spartacus, Grimm, Portlandia, the season finale of Todd Margaret, and when I get caught up: Supernatural, Nikita, and A Gifted Man. (Who says Friday is a dead TV night?!)
 

Megan’s Choice #2

Let’s look at another great show that continually makes me tune in week after week. Blue Bloods is another police drama, but it pulls ahead of the rest by using family drama, as well. I love the Reagan family and what they have to offer us for emotional connections. The weekly dinner scenes are always amusing, and I love the respect the family shares for each other. Last week’s episode had us watching while Danny struggled between his anger as a father and his duty as a cop. In the end, both were served well, and we saw him prove to his wife that she was first in his heart.

On tonight’s episode, “Leap of Faith,” when a rich woman dies of a heart attack, her eccentric daughter claims that she received a message from God, who told her that her stepfather actually murdered her. Meanwhile, the archbishop wants Frank’s support for the canonization of a local priest, but a reluctant Frank takes it upon himself to investigate a rumour that the priest went too far when protesting the Vietnam War.

Check out a crime drama that is a cut above the rest, and tune in to CBS 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Blue Bloods @ Clicker.

Tonight, I will also be watching Spartacus: Vengeance, CSI: NY, Kitchen Nightmares, and Supernatural.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

Last week on CSI: NY, it made me so angry and made me feel so bad for the kidnapped man (who was already dealing with his friend/girlfriend being killed in front of him) when his father, a total jackass rich bastard, refused to pay the ransom. The police decided to fake the money and try and capture the bad guys when they came to pick up the ransom. When that failed, the kidnapped man gave his kidnappers (who turned out to be led by one of the guy’s mothers?? creepy woman, that’s for sure!) an idea of how to get his father to pay the ransom himself. Jo and other FBI/police almost got shot in the process, but it all worked out.

On tonight’s episode, “The Ripple Effect,” when the CSIs investigate two seemingly unrelated deaths, their separate trails of evidence lead to a surprisingly connected conclusion. Megan Dodds returns as Mac’s new love interest, Christine Whitney.

See the winter finale tonight on CBS at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of CSI: NY @ Clicker.

Also tonight, I’ll be watching Grimm & Blue Bloods.

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