If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/20/13

Yay for Sunday, because that means it’s the start of a new week of TV, and lemme tell ya, this has been a great season so far. Over the last week, we’ve seen a couple more cancelations, a good handful of full-season pick-ups and orders for more episodes, and the great news that not only is Brooklyn Nine-Nine getting a full season, but it won the coveted post-Super Bowl spot! So there’s lots to be happy about today, including what we recommend tonight, so read on!

Jenny’s Choice

thementalist1020smallLast week’s The Mentalist didn’t narrow down the list of Red John suspects much. It looked like Sheriff McAllister was a great candidate because he seemed to fear heights, but then he climbed up and walked across the steep roof to save Patrick Jane without so much as blinking an eye. But then he’s also afraid of pigeons. So who the heck knows! On a completely different note, Rigsby needed to create a diversion to help set up the killer, and the choice he made was to propose in the middle of the reception. It was very sweet, and Van Pelt looked absolutely stunned, but she accepted, and at the end of the episode, their little wedding by a judge was great. I loved seeing Jane tear up as he watched through the door.

I’ve seen tonight’s episode, and I have to say—without spoiling anything—it completely messed with my head. Who I THOUGHT was Red John clearly isn’t, and who I thought for sure WASN’T Red John might actually be. It’s a very dark episode, and there’s a great return of a fun character, so I’m looking forward to watching it again with my kiddo tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “Red Listed,” Jane reveals that a list of fake Red John suspects he planted was stolen, and the team realizes these men are in danger. Aunjanue Ellis, William Mapother, Kevin Corrigan, & Drew Powell guest star.

See if they can narrow down the Red John suspects tonight on CBS at 10:30/9:30c. (Special time because of football.)

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Funniest Home Videos, Cousins Undercover, Guy’s Grocery Games, Halloween Wars, Queer Eye: Reunion: 10 Years Later, & Cutthroat Kitchen.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

guysgrocerygamessmallI don’t think Guy Fieri ever sleeps between all the shows he does. That doesn’t stop his shows from being super entertaining, and that’s no exception for his new show Guy’s Grocery Games. The show has Guy sending four chefs running through the aisles in a high-stakes, high-skills, grocery store cooking competition. The chefs are challenged with real-life issues, such as “out-of-stock” or having to cook something in “5 items of less” or on a $10 budget. At the end of the day, it’s the last chef standing that has a chance to make some money. This looks like a fun twist on a cooking show hosted by one of my favorite Food Network people, and I urge you all to tune in.

On tonight’s premiere, “Wild in Aisles,” the chefs make spaghetti and meatballs without some of the traditional ingredients, before preparing a family meal for under $7.

To see if they can do it, tune in to the Food Network at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Once Upon a Time, The Amazing Race, Halloween Wars, Cutthroat Kitchen, Drop Dead Diva, Witches of East End, Alaskan Women Looking for Love, and The Walking Dead.

Kyle’s Choice

thewalkingdead1020smallLast week, things got really interesting on The Walking Dead! It seemed like things were settling down to a routine—tending to the prison garden, stabbing the increasing number of walkers flocking to the prison fences, daily lessons for the children about zombie survival, and so on. However, a mysterious new illness seems to be spreading among the animals, which are getting sick and dropping dead. Some of the group went out on a supply run, but while they were in the supermarket, walkers starting dropping down through the collapsing roof. Most of our prison gang were able to escape, but Beth’s boyfriend Zack didn’t make it. When Beth heard the news, she didn’t even react or cry—she seems to be getting just as hardened as Carl. At the end of last week’s premiere, Patrick started coughing, fell to the ground, and woke up as a walker.

What is this new illness that is affecting the animals…and now humans, and can they stop it before it spreads? Now that there is a walker inside the prison while everyone is sleeping, who will be the unlucky first to discover Patrick? And how many will perish in the inevitable fallout?

On tonight’s episode, “Infected,” a brand-new enemy has the group fighting to protect the life they’ve built at the prison.

Find out if our group can come out on top tonight on AMC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, Once Upon a Time, Queer Eye: Reunion: 10 Years Later, Guy’s Grocery Games, Cutthroat Kitchen, Talking Dead, Drop Dead Diva, Witches of East End, Hello Ladies, Homeland, and Masters of Sex.

JJ’s Choice

revenge1020smallSeason 3 of Revenge has so far been so much better than most of Season 2. With the focus back on the red sharpie and what the Graysons have done to Emily, it feels less muddled. And the connections between all the characters have an added layer of mistrust, so it really is the best version of the show it can be.

Last week, Emily attempted to take down Conrad through the priest, which failed when the car exploded and killed the priest. Meanwhile, Aiden revealed part of his past with Emily to Victoria, which resulted in a very public revelation about the Grayson’s wealth and the installation of a security system in Emily’s house. But as it turned out (in the biggest non-revelation), Aiden is still helping Emily with her path to revenge.

On tonight’s episode, “Mercy,” Emily must rely on an unlikely source to find out what went wrong with her biggest takedown. Meanwhile, Victoria makes a bold move to secure her independence to protect her own future.

Find out if it succeeds on ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Walking Dead.

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