If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/13/12

As I write this post up, I have the mother of all headache, post-nasal drip, and I swear, if I blow my nose any more, I’m going to end up with nothing left in my head. Being sick SUCKS, just FYI. On a brighter note, there’s tons of great TV on tonight, so let’s get to it!

Jenny’s Choice #1

I debated what to put first tonight, because I love both of my picks so much, but I gotta go with Cougar Town. This show is killer comedy. The cast is so deliciously funny together, and it just feels completely natural. They really do seem like they are the best of friends (especially Jules, Ellie, and Laurie), and the relationships between Travis and his parents are so real, it’s scary. I love that Jules and Grayson are engaged and planning their wedding (as much as she’ll allow him to help her!). This is really one of my favorite comedies on TV. I’ve already seen this week’s episode, and it is fantastic. As hard as Bobby tries to impress Travis’s photography teacher, absolutely nothing goes as planned. But the best part are the guest stars… Not only is Scrubs alum Sarah Chalke on again this week (and of course, Bob Clendenin as neighbor Tom), but so are Sam Lloyd & Ken Jenkins, both of whom have guest-starred before, and there might be a few more surprises along the way. All in all, it’s a great half hour and totally worth watching.

On tonight’s episode, “A One Story Town,” Jules and the gang decide Bobby needs some help romancing Angie, so they launch “operation kiss-the-girl.” Meanwhile, other former Scrubs cast turn up, as Ted (Sam Lloyd) and the Peons pass through on their way to audition at Disney World.

Don’t miss it tonight on ABC at 8:30/7:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Cougar Town @ Clicker.
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Megan’s Choice #1

From the moment it premiered, New Girl became one of my favorite comedies. I love Jess and her quirky behaviour – as well as her awkward interactions with others. Last week’s episode was funny, but also had some great emotional stuff. Nick having to have an ultrasound for a lump found in his neck, brought up tons of feelings and honesty between the friends. Winston had to say goodbye to his truck, while Jess and Nick flirted a lot. In the end, Nick was fine, and his friends pitched in to pay his medical bill. The best part of the episode was Nick diving into the freezing water at the beach, and Schmidt being excited that he got to see Nick’s penis – Schmidt is an odd duckling.

On tonight’s episode, “Control,” after Jess realizes that Schmidt is unfairly doing all the housework, she pushes him to “go on strike,” and the entire ecosystem of the loft is thrown off balance. Meanwhile, Nick scrambles when he must pay up to Winston after losing a poker game.

To see how quickly the place falls apart without Schmidt being the maid, tune in to FOX at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of New Girl @ Clicker.

Kyle’s Choice

Breaking In returned last week for the start of its miracle second season. Last week, Oz introduced the Contra Security crew to the latest employee, Veronica Mann. They quickly suspected something was up when Oz wouldn’t let them do their usual new employee pranks. So the gang used their skills to discover that Oz was planning to sell the company. At first, they tried to stop the sale, but after they realized that Oz needed the money, they once again used their breaking in skills to help the sale go through.

I thought Megan Mullally was the highlight of the premiere. She plays her usual role of a crazy, wacky woman, but that is what I love to watch her do. I’m really looking forward to seeing how this new character will affect the group dynamic and what role Oz will take now that there’s a new boss.

In tonight’s episode, “Who’s the Boss,” Contra’s contract with a lingerie company irks Veronica, so the team must find a way to cover up their mission to guard a diamond-encrusted bra.

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

Tonight, I’ll also be watching Cougar Town, The River, Body of Proof, Raising Hope, New Girl, Switched at Birth, Chopped, and Southland.

Lisa’s Choice

We left the mean streets of LA on the last Southland episode with Lydia and Ruben investigating the death of a nanny and the disappearance of the children in her charge. Ben tried to help a prostitute and her daughter, and John cornered Tang about her involvement in a shooting of an innocent bystander.

On tonight’s new episode, “Risk,” Ben continues to try to help the daughter of a prostitute, while Lydia and Ruben investigate the murder of a gang member. Also, Tang faces questions about her the shooting of an innocent bystander.

The long arm of the law extends its hands at 10/9c on TNT. Learn where to find episodes online of Southland @ Clicker.

Tonight, I am also watching Raising Hope, New Girl, Breaking In, and Dance Moms!

Jenny’s Choice #2

Another of my favorite comedies ever is Raising Hope. There is so much just…WRONG about this show, but you can also learn so much from it. The family members love each other so much, even when they drive each other crazy (which is a regular occurrence), and they may not always have the most orthodox way of solving problems, but they always seem to get the job done. It’s also been fun watching the twins that play little Hope grow. Instead of a baby that does nothing but lie there and look cute, Hope is always pointing and interacting with the cast. That said, the show doesn’t go overboard and focus in on the character, either, which is great. After all, she’s like only a couple of years old. She’s really not that exciting yet. 😉 The other part I like is the Sabrina/Jimmy relationship. They are actually IN a relationship now, but it’s not suddenly turned into the “Jimmy & Sabrina Show,” where all we see or hear about is the two of them as a couple. Again, I just love it.

On tonight’s episode, “Spanks Butt, No Spanks,” when a raccoon decides to take residency under the Chance’s porch, Virginia and Sabrina work together to try and lure the critter out. Meanwhile, Hope’s misbehavior has become such an issue that Virginia and Burt suggest that it might be time for Jimmy to spank her, since it worked so well for them when he was younger. However, when Burt reveals a secret to Jimmy about his childhood, it answers unsolved mysteries and prompts a new outlook on teamwork and parenting.

Check it out tonight on FOX at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Raising Hope @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’m also going to be watching/DVRing I Hate My Teenage Daughter, 19 Kids & Counting, Breaking In, Body of Proof, Chopped, Justified, Top Shot, & maybe Fashion Star.

Megan’s Choice #2

Body of Proof is one of those medical dramas that manages to make me laugh and cry in the same episode. I loved how Kate was playing pratical jokes on Curtis this whole episode – it showed her more fun side. Too bad the case wasn’t as fun. Those poor boys, being beaten by their father. I’m glad that someone stepped in, but it was sad that the mother ended up being collateral damage. Also, can I just say ‘yum’ for Megan’s new boyfriend, Aiden. Seriously – that boy is smoking hot.

On tonight’s episode, “Identity,” two young girls are in a tragic car accident. One is left in critical condition, and the other is found dead at the scene. As Megan and her team investigate the case, however, they realize there has been an awful mistake. Not only was the wrong girl pronounced dead, but the car accident may not have been the actual cause of death.

Tune in to ABC at 10/9c to see how they’ll deal with this whole fiasco. Learn where to find episodes online of Body of Proof @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching Breaking In and The River.

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