If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/14/13

Happy Valentine’s Day to those who are celebrating it—and an early Happy Discounted Candy Day tomorrow for those who aren’t. If you’re planning on staying in tonight, there are loads of new things to watch on TV, and we’ve got some suggestions on what you may want to check out.

Kyle’s Choice

zerohoursmallTonight, the new series Zero Hour will attempt to break the curse of the Thursday 8pm ABC time slot. The series can be summed up as Indiana Jones meets The DaVinci Code. Hank Galliston (Anthony Edwards), the publisher of Modern Skeptic Magazine, has spent his life dealing with conspiracies, mysteries, and debunking paranormal events. However, when his wife (Jacinda Barrett) is kidnapped from her antique clock shop, Hank is drawn into a centuries-old conspiracy involving a treasure map and possible apocalyptic ramifications. Now, Hank must decipher the clues to find the answers, rescue his wife, and save the world. Joining him on this quest are his two associates, Rachel (Addison Timlin) and Arron (Scott Michael Foster), and FBI agent Rebecca Riley (Carmen Ejogo).

Tonight’s premiere has a very exciting, cinematic feel to it—it kept me riveted the whole hour. Tonight’s episode sets up a lot of stuff very quickly—perhaps a little too much, as it can get a little confusing. I will need to see another episode before I’m completely sold, but it looks like it should be a pretty adventures ride. My fingers are crossed that this show will break the time slot curse. I’m a big fan of these DaVinci Code-style mysteries, and it’s great to see Anthony Edwards back on TV!

On tonight’s premiere, “Strike,” Hank’s wife is kidnapped from her antique clock shop by a man who’s searching for an ancient treasure map and may be linked to the Nazis in 1930s Germany.

See the premiere tonight on ABC at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of King of the Nerds @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy, Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office, Glee, Archer, Legit, King of the Nerds, and Suits.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

kingofthenerds214smallHow much did I LOVE last week’s episode of King of the Nerds? So much that I giggled the entire time. For people like myself and Kyle, who weren’t fans of Alana, last week was redemption for our dislike. For the girl who proclaimed that she was amazing at everything superhero, especially Batman, for her to get the first question wrong in the Nerd-Off was hysterical. Alana bombed while Genevieve rocked it. The “special effects” and stuff as she busted through the “walls” were kind of ridiculous, but my whole family was cheering for her and laughing at Alana. I felt kind of bad for her, but if she hadn’t been so pompous about how much superhero stuff she knew—enough that she didn’t even study AT ALL for the Nerd-Off—we would have felt worse for her. And I won’t even go into much detail about the debate… I disgreed with several of the decisions and felt bad for several people—although seeing Danielle cry about Kevin Smith was kinda funny. 😉

On tonight’s episode, “High IQs,” a slippery test of intelligence, teamwork, and athleticism decides which team wins the Nerd War. And in a bittersweet Nerd-Off, close friends must face a 400-pound weapon of mass distraction to prove they deserve to stay another week in Nerdvana.

Don’t miss the fun tonight on TBS at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of King of the Nerds @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Zero Hour, Two and a Half Men, Person of Interest, Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell, & Elementary.

Megan’s Choice

tbbt214smallWhat better way to spend Valentine’s Day then watching The Big Bang Theory? (No, I’m serious.) There is something awesome about a group of the socially awkward and watching how they navigate life’s little events. Last week’s episode with Leonard moving in with Penny and Amy moving in with Sheldon was hilarious. I love that both Sheldon and Penny were panicking at their significant others moving in with them. Even more amusing was watching Raj get stuck with Howard’s mom—although at the rate Raj is going, if he doesn’t start talking to women, he’s going to be desperate for that attention from Howard’s mom again!

On tonight’s episode, “The Tangible Affection Proof,” the guys search for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for their significant others; Stuart and Raj host a “lonely people” party at the comic book store.

To see if Raj can become un-lonely, tune in to CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Big Bang Theory @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching Person of Interest, Grey’s Anatomy, Zero Hour, Scandal, Elementary, American Idol, Vampire Diaries, and Glee.

JJ’s Choice

glee214smallGlee has been, to me, consistently better this season after a worsening season 2 and 3, although not everyone feels that way. Last week, though, was a huge mess. Santana, Tina, Finn, and Kurt all got on my nerves, and only Tina somewhat redeemed herself. It says something when Rachel isn’t the most annoying character on the show (although she’s much improved!).

On tonight’s episode, “I Do,” love is in the air as former and current students of Lima High get together for Will and Emma’s Valentine’s Day wedding.

See the event unfold on FOX at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Glee @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching American Idol, The Big Bang Theory, Community, The Vampire Diaries, Parks and Recreation, Two and a Half Men, Project Runway, and Suits.

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