If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/17/12

One week until Christmas Eve, and I don’t even have my tree up! (I’m serious.) Tonight is hopefully the night, and while I trim the tree and finally catch up on my Christmas spirit, I’ll be watching some fabulous new TV. Let’s take a look at what you should be checking out, as well.

Megan’s Choice

hawaiifiveo1217smallIs it too much to ask for Alex O’Loughlin wrapped with a red bow under my tree for Christmas? All right…maybe it is, but a new episode of Hawaii Five-0 will help to fill the void. I have been loving this season so far, especially all the leaps and bounds of character growth we’ve been seeing from the whole cast. It’s awesome to see Steve and Catherine in a deeper relationship, and I love what her character brings to the show. The real mystery I want wrapped up is the Wo-Fat one—I’m so over it! If you haven’t been watching, you definitely should be, and what better time to fall in love with this witty, charismatic show than right before hiatus so you’ll have time to catch up? 😉

On tonight’s episode, “Kahu (Guardian),” McGarrett and Catherine meet a little boy whose father is missing and could be in grave danger. George Takei (Star Trek) guest stars as Chin’s uncle.

To see my TV boyfriend look amazing while fighting crime, tune into CBS at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Hawaii Five-0 @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, The Voice, 1600 Penn, and Next Great Baker.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

mikeandmolly1217smallI’m loving this season of Mike & Molly because the newlyweds are all about trying to have a baby. And I like that they have toned down Carl’s whining about Christina. I like him, but sometimes, he’s my least favorite part of the show. But now that it isn’t all about him whining about his lack of love life, he’s much more tolerable. One of the funniest parts of the show right now is Mike’s boss and his romance with Mike’s mom, Peggy. Poor Mike is just stuck between a rock and a hard place, but it’s great for viewers because it’s so funny.

On tonight’s episode, “Karaoke Christmas,” even while portraying Santa, Mike cannot contain his frustrations over Molly’s Christmas spending and warns unsuspecting children about the dangers of maxing out credit cards to buy toys. Later, while Molly’s family enjoys holiday festivities at home—complete with Christmas carols on Victoria’s new karaoke machine—Mike and Molly get roped into spending Christmas Eve at church with Mike’s mother and boss.Gerald McRaney & David Higgins guest star.

Laugh along with me tonight on CBS at 9:30/8:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Mike & Molly @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing How I Met Your Mother, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Next Great Baker, 2 Broke Girls, 1600 Penn, Hawaii Five-0, Take It All, Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, & Pawn Star$.

Kyle’s Choice

1600penn1217smallTonight, NBC is airing an early episode of the new series 1600 Penn. Bill Pullman is once again playing the president of the United States. The series follows life in the White House for President Dale Gilchrist, his four children, and wife Emily (Jenna Elfman). Josh Gad plays the First Son, Skip, the black sheep of the family, who always seems to be getting into some embarrassing situation. No matter how good his intentions, things always just seem to go disastrously wrong when he’s involved. Meanwhile, the president’s eldest daughter, Becca, the straight-laced overachiever, may not be as well-behaved as she lets on; and Emily tries to gain the respect of her stepchildren.

I originally watched the 1600 Penn pilot a few months back and really enjoyed it. I enjoyed the whole Gilchrist family dynamic (well, maybe not the two younger kids so much). Josh Gad is like a young Jack Black. I found him and his style of physical comedy to be hilarious and am looking forward to seeing more of Skip’s antics in the White House. It’s also great to see Bill Pullman back on my TV as the President!

On tonight’s episode, “Putting Out Fires,” Dale’s son, Skip, is caught in a public mishap and escorted back to the White House, where he’s kept under close surveillance. Meanwhile, Dale discusses a trade agreement with visiting South American leaders; and Emily tries to make peace with Becca.

See if this new comedy’s for you tonight on NBC at 9:31/8:31c. Learn where to find episodes online of 1600 Penn @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, and Take It All.

JJ’s Choice

gossipgirl1217smallOk, this is a funny pick for you guys, because I have to admit that I haven’t kept up with this season of Gossip Girl, but I still recommend the series finale. Gossip Girl has always been up-and-down, and the problems that plague the show have plagued the final season. But the show always remained one of my guilty pleasures, and I’m curious to see how the show finishes up. In the first hour, the cast and producers will say goodbye to the show before the final episode starts. I imagine this will have a bittersweet feeling, and it will be fun to hear how they experienced these years.

On tonight’s episode, “New York, I Love You XOXO,” our favorite Upper East Siders come together for one last soirree, and the shocking identity of Gossip Girl is revealed.

Find out who it is on The CW starting at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Gossip Girl @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, 2 Broke Girls, and Mike & Molly.

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