If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/19/12

It’s the beginning of another week, and during February sweeps, that can only mean one thing – fantastic TV! There is a lot of new television on tonight, and what better gift to give yourself than new, fantastic TV to start of the week. Let’s see what you should be watching.

Megan’s Choice

On television these days, we have vampires, werewolves, and witches, which all deliver excellent drama – but lately, it’s the zombies that have gotten my vote. The Walking Dead never fails to deliver spin tingling thrills. I give the amazing writers props for writing such intense and deep characters that continue to grow week to week, helping us to stay absolutely invested. Last week, this cleverly creepy show returned with an episode that made us ask – “Is there room at the farm for you?” The consequence of Shane and the others killing the zombies that Hershel had in the barn – including Sofia – was complete and utter chaos. In my opinion, Hershel and the other original farm family are all off their rocker. I get that it’s technically their loved ones in there, but it’s not actually, and those zombies want to eat the living, so why keep a barn full of them so close to the remaining members of the family? Rick is forced to shoot living people when they threaten the farm, and Hershel backs him – looks like the beginning of a lucrative friendship again.

On tonight’s episode, “Triggerfinger,” trapped, Rick, Hershel, and Glenn fight to survive against new foes, both dead and alive. Shane finds Lori in danger on the road and makes it his mission to bring her back to the farm.

To see if Shane can save Lori, tune in to AMC at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Walking Dead @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching Once Upon a Time, CSI: Miami, The Good Wife, and Iron Chef America.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Lisa’s Choice #1

On last week’s episode of Mob Wives, Renee’s insecurities about Junior’s past with cheating resurfaced, and with Drita’s help, Renee broke into Junior’s cell phone in order to spy on him. Drita’s own issues and insecurities popped up, and she broke the news of her divorce to her daughter Aleeya. Karen’s entrepreneurial skills led her to throw a spa party at Renee’s house. Unfortunately, the ladies beauty day turned ugly when Renee unleashed the wrath of Ramona, which pushed Ramona into a confrontation with Carla.

Tonight, on “Mob Daughters,” unearthing old wounds proves to be a devastating journey for Renee. Carla dishes to Drita about her close encounter with Ramona. After an intense couples counseling session, Renee faces a very harsh reality that her fairytale life with Junior that she’s dreamed of seems to be nothing but a nightmare. Karen begins to promote her book “Mob Daughter” and is forced to face some hard and fast questions about her life. Also, Ramona deals with her boyfriend facing jail time, while Drita gets a very shocking surprise from Lee.

The fisticuffs start flying at 8/7c on VH1! Learn where to find episodes online of Mob Wives @ Clicker.

Jenny’s Choice

It was interesting to see how Iron Chef Bobby Flay handled leading a team of really, really awful home cooks on Worst Cooks in America. To me, at least, it seemed like he was surprised some of them were SOOO bad. lol Anne probably could have told him that! I still don’t know who I’m rooting for, because there are some good picks on both teams. I’ll have to keep watching to see who pulls ahead for me.

On tonight’s episode, “Going Global,” hosts Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay instruct the recruits on how to effectively prepare delicious international fare, including dishes such as hand pulled Chinese noodles, as well as a variety of different meatball cuisines.

Check it out tonight on Food Network at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Worst Cooks in America @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching The Amazing Race, CSI: Miami, Cupcake Wars, & Iron Chef America.

Lisa’s Choice #2

When we last left off on Pan Am, Dean was surprised by the ramifications of his fling with Ginny (guest star Erin Cummings), who had followed and stalked him in Rome, and it had some chilling consequences. Colette took care of an unescorted boy who ended up quickly developing a crush on her. Meanwhile, Kate struggled with the fallout of her connection with Niko (guest star Goran Visnjic).

On the season [probable series] finale, “1964,” life has drastically changed for the crew of Pan Am’s Majestic. Since President Kennedy’s assassination, a new year is approaching with the start of 1964. Everyone’s lives are thrust toward a brand new start. Colette is caught up in her whirlwind courtship with Prince Omar, and Dean is still kicking himself over losing her to him. Amanda and Ted’s wedding plans are fueling forward, which thrills his family but makes him even more nervous for the big day. Kate’s CIA supervisor, Richard, is shot, and she tries to figure out whether he or someone else is a double agent after he warns her that the first person to ask her how he is doing will be that double agent. However, the first person who does is the one person she never thought it would be. Amanda makes Laura a very startling offer, and Broyles puts Maggie in a truly life-threatening position, which sparks a major attraction to him. Laura forges on, even though she is in love with a man she can’t have. Meanwhile, Dean is put on trial for the decisions that he made during the emergency Haiti landing.

Salute the captain and bid a bon voyage to the crew of the Majestic at 10/9c on ABC! Learn where to find episodes online of Pan Am @ Clicker.

Tonight, I will also be watching The Amazing Race, Once Upon a Time, The Apprentice, and Downton Abbey.

Kyle’s Choice

Huzzah, the twentieth edition of The Amazing Race starts tonight! This is my favorite of the reality competition shows—it just looks like it would be so much fun to travel the world for free and get to do all these, for lack of a better word, amazing things! Tonight, 11 more teams take on the race for $1 million.

It always takes me a few weeks to figure out which teams I’m rooting for. I usually start by picking the teams I’d like to see eliminated first—and this year, that’s an easy choice! Brendon and Rachel from Big Brother are once again back on my TV—I really wish these networks would stop encouraging people to make a career out of appearing on reality TV. They are obviously the ones I’d like to see leave first. I also suspect the Jersey Shore team with Joey “Fitness” and the team of dating divorcees will get really annoying, really quickly.

As for the teams I’m rooting for, this time there are no parent/child teams, which are usually among the teams I pick. However, there is a team of twins, so I think they’ll probably be one of my teams. [Note from Jenny: I wonder why?!] I’m not a fan of clowns, but I’m hoping the married team of ” Ambassadors of Laughter” can win me over.

Here’s the CBS video of all of the contestants:

Find out who you will be rooting for tonight on CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Amazing Race @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching: The Simpsons 500th episode (yes, I’ve seen the other 499!), The Good Wife, Once Upon a Time, Desperate Housewives, Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, Worst Cooks in America, The Walking Dead, Shameless, the Life’s Too Short premiere, and the Downton Abbey finale.

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2 Responses to If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/19/12

  1. Kyle says:

    I wonder how much of that Worst Cooks stuff is played up just for the camera. Do these people really not know how to use a pepper grinder? Or have never heard the words “mise en place”–if you watch the Food Network any given day, I guarantee you you will hear that at least once! That said, I enjoyed the opening episode of the season and look forward to another victorious season for Anne. (Though I have no idea which chef I want to win yet–or if that person’s even on Anne’s team. I kind of like Erica–she reminds me of an older version of the season 1 winner.)

    As for Pan Am, I got 4 or 5 episodes behind so just stopped watching. If it does miraculously get picked up, perhaps I’ll get caught up, but at this point, I have no plans to.

  2. Jenny says:

    Yeah, I always wonder at stuff like that — no matter what network it’s on. haha