If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/10/12

O.M.G. Twenty freakin degrees right now. It’s only supposed to be 34, according to weather.com. Brr. So it’s the perfect weather to curl up under a blanket in front of the TV, and tonight’s a good night for it, as there’s some great stuff on. Megan is under a deluge of snow at the moment, so her internet crapped out last night. Let’s welcome JJ back. Glad you’re feeling better! 🙂 It’s the three of us giving you our opinions on what to watch tonight, so check it out. 😉

Jenny’s Choice

With Castle & Bones not on, it gives me a chance to recommend another of my favorite procedurals, Hawaii Five-0. I love that Catherine is becoming more and more a part of every episode. I love the actress that plays her (Michelle Borth), and I love the character. Plus, I love her & Steve together. So having her as a series regular this season is great. I’m still not quite sure what to think about Steve’s mom—did we ever hear a good explanation for why she fired into the floor and let the Chairman (I mean Wo-Fat lol) go? I just don’t know if I trust her completely yet. I hope she doesn’t end up screwing over the team.

On tonight’s episode, “Huaka’I Kula/Field Trip,” an Aloha Girls camping trip with Grace turns deadly when an armed man takes McGarrett and a little girl hostage. Meanwhile, Adam introduces Kono to his dangerous brother who was recently released from prison. Tom Arnold guest stars.

See how Kono reacts to meeting Adam’s brother tonight on CBS at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Hawaii Five-0 @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Next Great Baker, Mike & Molly, Take It All, Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, & Pawn Star$.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

If you thought you had seen it all this summer with The CW turning musical chairs into a game show, think again! Tonight, NBC kicks off the six night high stakes “Yankee Swap” game, Take It All. If you’re not familiar with a “Yankee Swap,” which may be a New England term, you may have heard it called “White Elephant” or “Mean Santa.” Basically, the idea is that people are stealing gifts from everyone else, trying to end up with the best gift for themself.

The series is hosted by Howie Mandel, and it looks like the way the NBC series works is the first contestant will select and unwrap one prize. The next player can either steal that prize or risk opening another unknown prize. (From personal experience, you NEVER want to risk opening a gift—always stick with the known—unless, of course, all of the unwrapped gifts are garbage!). Once they get down to two players, both contestants must decide whether they want to “keep mine” or “take it all.” The catch is if only one player decides to “take it all,” he goes home with both players’ gifts, and the other player gets nothing. However, if they both choose to “take it all,” they both get nothing, and if they both choose “keep mine,” they both go home winners.

I’m interested to check this out, but not sure if I will stick it out for the whole week. I suspect this is going to be overly-padded with artificial suspense and excessive commercial breaks—like every primetime competition series. But since I always have a fun time at my annual office Yankee Swap, I’m looking forward to seeing how this plays out.

See if it’s fun or just too ridiculous tonight on NBC at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Take It All @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording the Syfy 20th Anniversary Special, How I Met Your Mother, and 2 Broke Girls.

JJ’s Choice

This season, the level of the performances on The Voice has been stellar! Even the contestants I personally don’t really care about manage to impress me. But over the last two weeks, we did lose Dez and Amanda, which sucks. And there are two judges already without a team. It’s clear that America thinks Blake and Cee-Lo are the best coaches this season.

At this moment, I care mostly about Cassadee and Nicholas because Terry is mostly bland throughout his performances and Trevin is spectacular on the power ballads, but on other songs not so much.

Tonight, the contestants battle it out for the final 2 spots on NBC at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Voice @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching 90210, 2 Broke Girls (twice), and Gossip Girl.

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