If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/13/12

Mondays are always a drag, because they mean the start of the work week (well, except for my dad, who celebrates his first week of being retired today by heading off to Florida). However, there’s tons of great TV on tonight to look forward to at the end of the work day. Read on to see some of the shows we recommend you tune in to tonight!

Kyle’s Choice #1

I can’t wait for tonight’s new episode of Smash! I had originally watched the pilot weeks ago, so it will be nice to finally get a new episode. Last week, we saw the beginnings of Marilyn: The Musical—from the initial songs, to the hiring of the director and the start of the cast auditions. Will it be Karen or Ivy who is cast as Marilyn? I like the theory posed by @TVKel on Twitter, that they could both play the part—Karen as Norma Jean and Ivy as Marilyn. The music on this show is great and well integrated into the story. Watching last week’s train wreck of a Glee episode (the Spanish teacher one) showed me just how much I really welcome and appreciate this show and want it to fill that space that Glee once was.

In tonight’s episode, “The Callback,” Derek makes the audition process rigorous for Karen and Ivy. Elsewhere, Eileen looks for financial backing, and Julia and Frank hit bureaucratic obstacles with their international adoption plans.

Find out if we learn who gets the part tonight on NBC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Smash @ Clicker.
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Jenny’s Choice #1

Not everyone enjoyed last week’s “Blue Butterfly” episode of Castle, but I did. It was fun to see some of my favorite characters on TV as someone else—from Ryan and Esposito as a mobster’s muscle, to the adorable “good” kid, Alexis, as the killer. I really enjoyed almost all of it. I have to say that I was disappointed in the much talked about Castle/Beckett kiss as Joe/Vera in the 60s. It was fleeting and lukewarm at best. I much preferred the kiss they had to give while going to rescue Ryan and Espo from the sniper hitman last season—or frankly, even just a look and “moment,” like we got a couple of episodes back when he was rubbing the back of her hand. But this week… I am incredibly excited about tonight’s & next week’s two-parter. These types of episode always promise to be great, and the Castle team is good about living up to those expectations.

On tonight’s episode, “Pandora,” Castle and Beckett pursue a ruthless killer who, they discover, is part of a sinister, international conspiracy. Castle and Beckett are joined on the case by Sophia Conrad (guest star Jennifer Beals, The Chicago Code, Flashdance), a smart, sexy CIA operative who has a complicated past with Castle. Josh Stamberg, (Drop Dead Diva) also guest stars as Martin Danberg, an intelligence officer.

Don’t miss it tonight on ABC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Castle @ Clicker.

Megan’s Choice

Hart of Dixie has been hitting it out of the park lately. Last week’s episode, where Wade and Zoe spent so much time trying to out prank the other was awesome. I loved that Lemon finally had a breakdown, and George finally started to realize he’s not sure he can marry her. As far as couples go, I am anxious to see where Wade and Zoe end up.

On tonight’s episode, “Aliens and Aliases,” Wade somehow convinces Lemon to dress up as Joelle as part of a scheme to convince Joelle’s ex-boyfriend that he didn’t actually see Wade and Joelle together. Lavon asks Zoe to help him figure out why Didi has been avoiding him, but once Zoe uncovers the shocking reason, she isn’t quite sure what to do with the information. George comes to Zoe for advice in determining whether there is a medical explanation for the behavior of one of his clients.

To see if the cat is out of the bag, tune in to The CW at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Hart of Dixie @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching Alcatraz, 2 Broker Girls, Hawaii Five-0, Mike & Molly, Lost Girl, Being Human, and Smash.

Lisa’s Choice

On last week’s episode of Pretty Little Liars, Rosewood High had Truth Day, which had the students airing out their grievances and also had the Liars getting some answers to a few of their burning questions. It turned out that Kate doctored up the naked photo of hers that seemed to be sent from Hanna’s phone, almost leading to her expulsion. Spencer found out that Jason is actually her half brother and her parents were hiding it from her and her sister Melissa. Aria got trapped on the roof, and Holden came to her rescue by karate kicking Noel, who was being a complete jerk to both her and Hanna during Truth Day. Emily got some unlikely help from Mona, who aided her in allowing Emily back on the school’s swim team. Also, at the end of the episode, someone filched Caleb’s laptop while he was sleeping.

Tonight, on an all new episode, “Ctrl:A,” Caleb’s involvement in cracking “A’s” cell phone has had Hanna worried from the get-go, and now “A” is determined to punish him for it. Detectives Wilden and Garrett are on Caleb’s butt about bogus hacking charge and are in possession of his computer. Hanna and her friends become convinced that things will not end well. Aria, Emily, Spencer, and Hanna may soon get another example of what happens when they tangle others in their web of deceit. Meanwhile, Aria finally learns what Holden’s been keeping as a secret, as Aria’s father Byron starts to question their relationship.

Where will the Liars tangled web lead them next? Tune in at 8/7c to ABC Family to find out! Learn where to find episodes online of Pretty Little Liars @ Clicker.

The other show this evening that I won’t be missing out on watching is an all new episode of Smash!

Kyle’s Choice #2

I’m also looking forward to a new episode of Being Human. Last week, Josh thought he’d found some kindred spirits in a pair of sibling werewolves, only to discover they weren’t interested in a cure, but rather a way to bring out the wolf any time. We learned more about Aiden’s earlier life as an escort for Suren. And Sally took advantage of her ability to take over another person’s body in order to get physical with a guy. This season, the three roommates have had these segmented stories, but they have still managed to work in interactions between the roommates, so it doesn’t feel like anything is missing.

In tonight’s episode, “Addicted to Love,” Josh makes a makeshift lab in a bid to find a cure for being a werewolf, Aidan and Suren try to bring the Boston vampires in line, and Sally’s addiction takes a toll on her.

See it tonight on Syfy at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Being Human @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be checking out How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, The Voice, Castle, Alcatraz, House, and Hart of Dixie.

Jenny’s Choice #2

One of my favorite comedies on TV right now is 2 Broke Girls. This show is so, so wrong, but a show that makes me laugh as hard as this one does can only be right. I’m digging the addition of Jennifer Coolidge to the cast, and I hope she sticks around. I don’t know how long her guest stint is supposed to be, but she’s hysterical against Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings. Last week, Max and Caroline tried to get Sophie to hire them on her cleaning crew and ended up finding a dead body. They were also at each other’s throats, because Max felt like Caroline wasn’t pulling her weight. It all worked out in the end, of course, but it was a fun journey getting there.

On tonight’s episode, “And The Broken Hearts,” Max shows her softer side when Earl ends up at the hospital with a heart attack after seeing Sophie all dressed up. Meanwhile, Caroline attempts to rekindle an old flame of hers. Jennifer Coolidge, Lou Dimaggio, Allan Wasserman, & Mike Pfaff guest star.

Check it out tonight on CBS at 8:30/7:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of 2 Broke Girls @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching the CBS comedies, Heat Seekers, Alcatraz, Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives, Hawaii Five-0, Lost Girl, & Pawn Star$.

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