If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/17/12

I had to break down and turn my heat on this week because it’s been chilly over night—which can only mean one thing… WINTER is coming. Yay snow!! Don’t judge me. I love snow and all the winter sports that go with it—except snowshoeing. (Hey, just because I’m Canadian doesn’t mean I love snowshoeing. lol) After I search for my boxes of winter clothing that are packed away, I’m going to curl up with a nice cup of cocoa and watch some new TV—let’s see what we think you should be watching.

Megan’s Choice

While it may be getting cold outside, Morgan (Shemar Moore) on Criminal Minds is anything but cold… Smoking hot is more like it. That man is a work of art, from his sexy face and his kick-ass abs, to his sweet disposition, he is delicious—but honestly, that’s not why I watch every week…just a yummy bonus. 😉 This show never ceases to pull me in with its intricate story arcs and its awesome cast. It’s a hit week after week. I’m not sure yet if I enjoy the addition of Alex Blake’s (Jeanne Tripplehorn) character, because I find her abrasive at times. Reed pulls off the know-it-all doctor with a likability that she lacks—I suppose time will tell if she becomes more viewer-friendly.

Last week’s episode, we watched 2 women take revenge on some very bad men who kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and murdered a little girl. In the end, one of them got arrested, while the other (the little girl’s mother) escaped. It was a slightly disturbing episode and one that makes you wonder how to wade through all the gray areas.

On tonight’s episode, “Through the Looking Glass,” when one Kansas family turns up dead and another goes missing, the BAU looks for a link between the cases to find out who is behind the kidnappings and murders. Also, Hotch gets surprising news from Beth.

To see how our favorite crime fighting team solves this one, tune in to CBS at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Criminal Minds @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Middle, Suburgatory, CSI, Chicago Fire, Nashville, Arrow, Law & Order: SVU, Guys with Kids, Supernatural, and The X Factor.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

I really loved last week’s premiere of Arrow. Oliver Queen was a jackass playboy before the shipwreck, and he’s trying to make himself come off as the same guy now that he’s home, five years later, but I don’t think he is. I think whatever happened on that island changed him—and for the better. His ex-girlfriend and her father are beyond angry at him…which makes sense because Oliver was with their sister/daughter when the ship wrecked. Now, Oliver is on a mission to fix whatever his father admitted to him just before he shot himself. It started last week with a rich, powerful guy that Oliver’s ex was suing in court. I can’t wait to see who’s next. And then to find out right at the end that Oliver’s mother was responsible for hiring the kidnappers who took him and tried to torture him into telling them what his father told him before he died? CRAZY! I totally expected it to be the mother’s new husband, but they fooled me!

On tonight’s episode, “Honor Thy Father,” on his trip to the courthouse to have his death certificate repealed, Oliver runs into Laurel, who is prosecuting a member of the Chinese Triad, unaware that her life is in danger. Moira and Walter ask Oliver to take over the company. [Note from Jenny: Really? Prosecuting a member of the Chinese Triad and you don’t know your life is in danger? Seriously? LOL]

See who the Green Arrow’s target is tonight on The CW at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Arrow @ Clicker.

Kyle’s Choice

I’m excited for the return of American Horror Story tonight on FX. The second season is called American Horror Story: Asylum and introduces a new set of characters and situations. Some of the actors from the first season will be returning, but in new roles—including Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, and Zachary Quinto. I can’t recall any other show doing something like this, so I’m looking forward to seeing how this works.

The new season takes place in 1964 at an institution for the criminally insane run by Sister Jude (Jessica Lange). In the first season, we got a great mix of creepy, wacky and scary, and there was a nice blend of former-homeowner-of-the week and mythology stories. I suspect this season, we’ll get crazy, bloody inmate-of-the-week stories interwoven with some mythology about the asylum itself. The first season also managed to keep the viewers guessing and had some pretty surprising twists, so I hope that Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk can recreate that magic again. [Note from Jenny: Adam Levine is joining this season, as well.]

In tonight’s episode, “Welcome to Briarcliff,” the evils of Briarcliff Manor, a notorious insane asylum, are exposed.

Don’t miss the premiere tonight on FX at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of American Horror Story @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, Criminal Minds, CSI, The Middle, The Neighbors, Modern Family, Suburgatory, Nashville, Animal Practice, Guys with Kids, Chicago Fire, The X Factor, Arrow, Supernatural, Life After Top Chef, and World Without End.

JJ’s Choice

Tonight, we’re finally getting Suburgatory back. I loved the show during the first season because of the “heightened reality.” Chatswin is really ridiculous, but I imagine that some people míght have this image of suburbs. And the jokes that result from it always seem to work. Last season ended with Tessa taking an internship in New York, to the displeasure of George.

On tonight’s episode, “Homecoming,” Tessa returns to Chatswin and takes up the guitar to connect to her mother’s musical side, while Noah decides he wants Carmen to come back and work for him.

Witness the return on ABC at 9:30/8:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Suburgatory @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching The X Factor, Modern Family, and The Challenge.

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