If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/26/13

I’m still getting winter here too, but not nearly as bad as Jenny. You’d think we’d get it worse, seeing as everyone assumes Canadians live in igloos and ride polar bears… In fact, we don’t ride polar bears—just moose. 😉 Now, while I amuse myself with my terrible wit, you should check out what’s on TV tonight.

Megan’s Choice

smash226smallFunny thing about Smash is that at first, I was set to hate it because I was such a fan of Glee, but then I watched a few episodes and fell in love. Musical shows aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but this one has the right balance of songs, drama, comedy, and just plain entertainment. There are still a few moments of stunt casting, but if Jennifer Hudson is the stunt cast of choice, then sign me up. She was FAB-U-LOUS! I am also loving how Ivy is getting back up and going for her dream the right way instead of sabotaging Karen.

Now, let’s talk about the new sexy character of Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan, who I loved in the movie Joyful Noise)… This character is exactly what the show needed: someone to challenge Karen and make her relax a bit. It doesn’t hurt that he is super talented and has a sexy voice to match his angelic face. 😉 I am really enjoying the direction the show is going in this season, and I simply want more, more, MORE!

On tonight’s episode, “The Song,” Karen orchestrates a huge opportunity for Jimmy and Kyle; Peter challenges Julia as they continue to work together; Eileen faces a moral crossroads that has significant ramifications for Bombshell.

To see which choice Eileen makes, tune in to NBC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Smash @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching NCIS, NCIS: LA, Golden Boy, Go On, Body of Proof, Cult, Hart of Dixie, The Mindy Project, and New Girl.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice #1

raisinghope226smallThere is way too much on tonight that I want to recommend. But I’m limiting myself to two, so be sure to watch the 2nd part of the premiere of Body of Proof, even though that’s not one of my two picks tonight. 😉 So on that note, my first pick is Raising Hope. This show cracks me up to no end. Last week’s Arbor Day episode was great. Sabrina seeing the ghost of Arbor Day past, present, and future because she felt guilty for putting a stop to the Chance family’s holiday traditions. And the fact that the ghost was Luke Perry, when part of the family’s tradition was watching Beverly Hills 90210? Priceless. I loved it. 😀

Tonight is a My Name is Earl reunion! Greg Garcia, the creator/executive producer for Raising Hope, also created & produced Earl. Tonight’s episode includes the five main cast members from that show, which I’m so excited for. In addition to Jason Lee, Jaime Pressly, Ethan Suplee, Nadine Velazquez, and Eddie Steeples, Hilary Duff makes a special guest-star appearance on the hour-long episode.

On tonight’s episode, “Making the Band/The Old Girl,” it’s a My Name is Earl reunion as the Chances throw a birthday party for Hope. Jason Lee reprises his guest-star role as former rock star Smokey Floyd, and he is joined by guest stars Jaime Pressly, Ethan Suplee, Nadine Velazquez and Eddie Steeples as Natesville locals who all band together to save the party. Then, Sabrina is excited to introduce her new friend Rachel (guest star Hilary Duff) to the family, but Virginia and Burt are shocked when she turns out to be Jimmy’s ex-girlfriend who broke his heart as a teenager.

Don’t miss the fun tonight on FOX at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Raising Hope @ Clicker.

Kyle’s Choice #1

goldenboy1smallTonight, CBS adds yet another cop drama to its lineup: Golden Boy. For his heroic actions, beat cop Walter William Clark Jr. (Theo James) is promoted to homicide detective, but this doesn’t sit well with his new partner, Det. Don Owen (Chi McBride), or co-workers, Det. Christian Arroyo (Kevin Alejandro) and Det. Deborah McKenzie (Bonnie Somerville). Clark is a bit of a wild card, who sometimes doesn’t think before he acts. However, he has the skills—and luck—to go far. While most of the action takes place in the present, the series is framed by glimpses seven years in future, where Clark is the NYPD’s youngest police commissioner. He is recounting the stories of how he got where he is today.

I think the pilot has a good cast and an interesting premise, though I will need a few more episodes to decide whether it’s a keeper on my already-busy schedule. I did find it a bit presumptuous of them to set the show’s framing device 7 years in the future, but who knows, it could very well last that long!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” street cop Walter William Clark Jr. ruffles some feathers when he’s promoted to homicide detective in the opener of this drama, which follows his meteoric rise to becoming the youngest police commissioner in New York City’s history and the price he paid to achieve it.

See if the premiere of this new drama can capture your attention tonight on CBS at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Golden Boy @ Clicker.

JJ’s Choice

cougartown226smallLast week was sort of a rewind show for Cougar Town, finding out how our Cul-De-Sac Crew had their “meet-cute” and how Jules and Ellie became friends. And some very funny continuity things (“look at my ring, my ring, my ring” and “Penny Toss!”) and how unwelcome our crew is to new members. A fine episode for the fans of the show! And that final scene between Grayson and Jules made me gasp, it was so sweet.

On tonight’s episode, “You and I Will Meet Again,” Laurie and Wade decide to move in together, but breaking the news to Travis doesn’t go as planned. Tom becomes Jules’s personal cheerleader after losing his “new guy” status. And Jules and Grayson have a naked day that turns out to be anything but sexy.

To see how Travis takes the news, tune in to TBS at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Cougar Town @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching New Girl, Go On, The Mindy Project, and Smash.

Kyle’s Choice #2

robotcombatleaguesmallTonight, Syfy kicks off the new reality competition series Robot Combat League, hosted by WWE star Chris Jericho. Twelve pairs of contestants from varying walks of life—from an Olympian to a NASA engineer to George Lucas’s daughter—have been brought together to compete for the $100K prize (though, I highly doubt George Lucas’s daughter is strapped for cash). The teams will literally fight it out by controlling state-of-the-art eight-foot tall robots in tournament-style battles. Each week, we get to see up to four of the teams battle it out to advance through the tournament.

The series is like Real Steel the TV series. Each robot has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it will be interesting to see how the contestants change up their strategies based on their robot’s strengths and their competitors’ weaknesses. This show is definitely something unlike anything else on TV, so if you’re looking for something unique, this is a great option. I can definitely see this being a hit with Syfy’s wrestling fans, but others will also enjoy the pure absurdity of the audience cheering as eight-foot robots beat each other up, spraying sparks and “bloody” hydrolic fluid everywhere.

On tonight’s premiere, “Rise of the Machines,” we meet the 24 competitors, who are introduced to their robots. They compete in a timed challenge against a sparring robot to earn their rankings for the fight tournament.

See the fun begin tonight on Syfy at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Robot Combat League @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/recording Body of Proof, Go On, The New Normal, Smash, Raising Hope, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Hart of Dixie, Cult, Justified, Cougar Town, White Collar, Face Off, and The Joe Schmo Show.

Jenny’s Choice #2

ncis226smallIt’s been a dramatic few episodes of NCIS, and last week, we saw the return of Director Vance to the office, when he needed to get out of the house and away from memories of his dead wife. He found paperwork to indicate that his wife had been keeping secrets, but rather than divorce papers like I expected, they were just plans in case he died. She’d had them drawn up right after the NCIS building was bombed last May. He took some comfort from Gibbs at the end when Gibbs admitted his wife had done something similar. The case itself was a heartbreaker. The man’s death was more of an accident than anything, and I don’t believe the killer, his captain, was a bad guy. He was suffering from PTSD or whatever after finding his brother dead in the middle of the war zone. He was trying to prepare his squad for battle, and he took it too far.

Tonight’s episode should be great. The preview looked exciting, and I can’t wait to see it. I always love it when a member of the team on any show I’m watching is in jeopardy (unless someone dies, of course! LOL) because it adds extra drama & excitement. So yay!

On tonight’s episode, “Detour,” the NCIS team races to track down Ducky and Jimmy after the two disappear while transporting a body from a crime scene.

Don’t miss it tonight on CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of NCIS @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Taste, NCIS: LA, The New Normal, Body of Proof, Justified, Robot Combat League, & Cougar Town.

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