If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/30/13

Happy hump day!! Halfway through the week, and I hope this week is flying by for you. We’ve had a lot of snow and freezing rain here, causing my daughter’s buses to be cancelled—it’s been fun. 😉 Now, as the children sleep and I finally get some down time, I’m ready to kick back and watch some TV. Let’s see what’s on.

Megan’s Choice

americanidol2013smallAmerican Idol has been the butt of many jokes lately—especially with its revolving door of judges. However, the one thing I have to say is that Nicki Minaj is not as bad as I was expecting. In fact, her comment about making a suit out of someone because she loved them so much was odd and amusing. Is it just me, or does Mariah Carey seem to be eating almost all the time on the show? It’s crazy. Randy is his usual “dawg” self, while Keith seems to balance out the crazy at the table quite well.

Here are my pet peeves: Nicki Minaj looks plastic—no matter what she has on or what make up she’s wearing, she ALWAYS looks like a doll. Not a pretty doll either… A creepy, plasticy Barbie. I thought I was going to like the tension between Mariah and Nicki, but it’s not funny; it’s just annoying. It is indeed possible that I will quit watching after the crazy audition process. Then again, I’m a sucker for punishment, so we shall see. Regardless, this is a show that doesn’t involve too much thinking, and at least you can laugh at all the special people . 🙂 (Paste, anyone?)

On tonight’s episode, “Auditions #5,” with the end of the audition process looming, the judges hope to find more talent before moving on to the next round in Hollywood. At the latest stop in San Antonio, the judges work to find more unique talent before auditions conclude.

To see the good, the bad, and the plastic, tune into FOX at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of American Idol @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching Chicago Fire, Law & Order: SVU, Suburgatory, Arrow, and The Americans.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

chicagofire130smallIt’s been three weeks since the last episode of Chicago Fire, and that’s too long, darnit. I love this show. The guys are all a mix of hot, sweet, and funny, I love the paramedics, and the story lines are great. Last time, Severide finally admitted to the chief about his injury, and he got put on medical leave or whatever until he’s cleared. Shay was back after recovering from the serious crash in the ambulance. Casey was dealing with his mom and her…kind of creepy friend. And Dawson & Mills (who I love a lot more than her being with Casey) slept together. Of course, she was embarrassed about it and thought he’d sent her flowers at work, but he hadn’t. And of course, then there’s the little firebug they are dealing with. The chief really is trying to save the kid, but I’m not sure that story will end up with a happy ending…

On tonight’s episode, “Warm and Dead,” a troubled Chief Boden goes to the police when a man dies in a hardware store fire set by Ernie (guest star Cody Sullivan), the troubled teenage firebug he’s been trying to help, and his Uncle Ray (guest star Darrell W. Cox). Meanwhile, Severide decides on his future and reaches out to his father (guest star Treat Williams!). Elsewhere, Otis finds camaraderie when he fills in for a few shifts at the slowest firehouse in the city and then makes a decision of his own, while Dawson and Shay find themselves in a bad predicament during a call to a tenement apartment.

See what Otis decides and if Chief Boden can save Ernie tonight on NBC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Chicago Fire @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guys with Kids, The Neighbors, Law & Order: SVU, Hot in Cleveland, The Americans, Top Chef (YAY! Josie’s gone!), Happily Divorced, & Bobby’s Dinner Battle.

Kyle’s Choice

theamericans130smallI’m really excited for tonight’s premiere of the new FX spy thriller, The Americans. The series is set in Washington, D.C. during the 1980s, just after Ronald Regan has been elected President. The Cold War is escalating, and married KGB spies Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) are finding it increasingly more challenging to maintain their cover as an American couple. To make matters worse, the FBI has created a new task force to combat foreign spies on U.S. soil, and one of its agents has just moved in next door.

I really enjoy spy shows, but shows like 24, Alias, and Homeland all had the benefit of modern technology. What I like about this series is its 80s-era throwback, when there wasn’t easy access to the internet and not everyone had cell phones; spies had to be a little more sneaky. The cast looks great—I never watched Felicity, but I did enjoy Keri Russell in Mission Impossible III, and that kind of action/drama role seems to fit in well with her character here. I only know Matthew Rhys from his role on Brothers & Sisters, so I’m really interested to see him play another character. Plus, the wonderful Margo Martindale returns to yet another FX show!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” an FBI agent moves in across the street from the spies.

See how this new spy show stacks up against its predecessors tonight on FX at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Americans @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Neighbors, Suburgatory, Whitney, Guys with Kids, Arrow, Supernatural, Top Chef, Bobby’s Dinner Battle, Workaholics, and Kroll Show.

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