If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/15/13

This is where I’m supposed to be all witty and make you laugh, but truth be told, I’m just too tired to think up anything. I have been running low on sleep, so instead, just check out what we all think you should be watching and what I’ll be trying to stay awake to watch.

Megan’s Choice

criminalminds515smallWhat is it about Criminal Minds and the sad, creepy stories centered around children? Last week’s episode was so heartbreaking, about nannies and kids that went missing, but this time, the Unsub found a little girl that perfectly fit the mould of what he wanted, so he decided to keep her instead of return her, like he had the other kids. In the end, the team saved the day, but not before my heart broke a dozen times. I love this show, but there are times when I have to pause an episode and come back when my emotions are in check. Perhaps it’s because I’m a mom, but it also has a lot to do with how well the writers weave their stories. Sometimes, it’s a little overwhelming.

On tonight’s episode, “#6,” the BAU goes to Detroit to track an Unsub with a rapidly changing MO. Also, Blake’s husband returns from overseas with a life-changing career proposition.

To see what Blake’s husband puts on the table, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching So You Think You Can Dance, Law & Order: SVU, CSI, and Supernatural.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

svu515smallLast week’s Law & Order: SVU was really hard on Detective Tutuola. It started with the attempt on Rollins, but then quickly spread to another cop that was shot. That one was the son of Fin’s former supervisor. The shooter ended up being the daughter of Fin’s former partner, who was shot when he stepped in front of bullets meant for Fin. That shooting ended the man’s career, and his daughter blamed Fin. After her father’s shooting, they lost their house, her mother got sick and they couldn’t afford treatment so she died, and the daughter went crazy and got kicked out of the police academy. In the end, Fin was able to talk her down so she didn’t kill the mother and son (who loved in the house she grew up in and her family lost) she’d taken hostage. It was kind of a heartbreaking case, especially for Fin.

On tonight’s episode, “Brief Interlude,” Detectives Benson and Amaro are called to the scene when an unconscious woman with signs of physical trauma is found in a river near the Mayor’s home. With the victim in a coma, the squad races to identify and account for her prior whereabouts. They uncover a wild side to an otherwise normal wife and mother, and the investigation reaches an unsettling conclusion.

To see what “unsettling conclusion” the team reaches, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Criminal Minds, Modern Family, Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, So You Think You Can Dance, Chicago Fire, CSI, & Psych.

Kyle’s Choice

csi515smallThe original show that launched the franchise—and the only one that’s still going—CSI, closes out its thirteenth season tonight! Last week, some ghost hunters were exploring a slaughterhouse where some grisly murders had occurred decades earlier when one of them ended up dead. He was hung from a meat hook and sliced open in the same manner as the original (and now dead) serial killer used to kill his victims. During the investigation, Greg realized that he might have some psychic abilities—something that runs in his family.

Even after 13 years, I continue to enjoy this series—they’ve done a good job of keeping it fresh and interesting over the years. While some of the cast members have left, quite a few of the originals still remain. I like how they mix the personal stories of the characters with the cases of the week, but if there’s one storyline I just find absurd, it’s that this foreign supermodel wants to marry Hodges—and it’s not just for a green card. I’m interested to see if tonight they leave us with some new villain or cliffhanger to end the season.

On tonight’s episode, “Skin in the Game,” the CSIs investigate a series of murders with disturbing similarities to the sins in “Dante’s Inferno”; Black Sabbath performs.

I’ll also be watching/recording Criminal Minds, The Middle, Family Tools, Modern Family, How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life), Nashville, Arrow, Supernatural, The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius, and Psych.

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