If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/23/13

Happy Hump Day! Wednesday means we still have half a week left of work, but it also means we’re halfway done…and it also means some great TV. Kyle’s still gone, so it’s just the three of us, but I’ve got two of my own to make up for it, so check out our recommendations! 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

csi1023smallI’ve really fallen back in love with CSI. I love the current cast—Ted Danson & Elisabeth Shue are great, and I love Elisabeth Harnois as Morgan…and her chemistry with Wallace Langham’s David Hodges. The only one I wished we saw more of is Greg. I’ve loved him since his first episode. Last week was a lot of fun, for such a serious subject matter. It was a Top Chef-type reality cooking competition show, and the killer turned out to be the sister of a murdered girl. The victims had raped and killed her and then left her body to be ripped apart and eaten by scavengers, which was why she killed the first guy and carved him up, serving him to the contestants in the taste test challenge. It was…gruesome. Tonight is the HUGE 300th episode, and with it comes Marg Helgenberger’s return as Catherine Willows. There are several well-known TV names guest starring tonight, too, so it should be a fun ep!

On tonight’s episode, “Frame by Frame,” Catherine Willows returns to help the CSIs solve a cold case that has haunted the team for 14 years. Marg Helgenberger, Jason Priestley, & Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill) guest star.

See the landmark episode tonight on CBS at 10/9c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

criminalminds1023smallCriminal Minds is still one of my favorite shows by far. I think it always will be. Last week’s episode was pretty intense, especially with the new section chief being introduced. Mateo Cruz seems nice enough, but I’m not a fan of this prior work history Mateo and JJ have. I’m really worried that they are going to do something stupid, like making Mateo someone JJ had an affair with while away for work. That would ruin things, in my opinion. I suppose that we’ll all have to wait and see what happens—and I hate doing that. 🙂 [Note from Jenny: I don’t think they’ll do that. There was something he said about his “case” still being open, which makes me think it’s totally work-related. *shrug*]

On tonight’s episode, “Route 66,” Hotch has visions of this late wife as he fights for his life.

To see what happens to Hotch, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching CSI, Back in the Game, Super Fun Night, The Tomorrow People, Law & Order: SVU, and Top Chef.

JJ’s Choice

arrow1023smallIf I’m completely honest, there was a point during the second half of the first season of Arrow where I sort of lost interest in the show. I still haven’t been able to put my finger on it, but it couldn’t interest me enough to stay up to date. But the ending of the first season was so good that I’m really glad I stuck with the show!

This season is heading into interesting territory, where Oliver really has to explore the man and the “hero” he wants to be, while also combining this with his own and his partners’ lives. And the addition of Summer Glau to the show has so far been great!

On tonight’s episode, “Broken Dolls,” a criminal that Officer Lance put away years ago has escaped and is back to torturing and murdering women. Feilicity offers herself as bait, but things go wrong, and this puts Laurel in danger. Meanwhile, Thea and Oliver are stunned to learn that the District Attorney is seeking the death penalty for Moira.

Find out if the DA succeeds on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Revolution, Modern Family, The Tomorrow People, and Super Fun Night.

Jenny’s Choice #2

svu1023smallLast week’s Law & Order: SVU was the end of an era. Like Jerry Orbach’s death, which meant no more Detective Lennie Brisco, John Munch’s retirement is a big deal to Law & Order fans. Munch has been around for ages—since 1996, I believe. That’s a damn long time—and includes a whole host of shows. On the case side of things, a poor woman (the daughter from Medium!) was raped a second time, and it turned out the rapist this time was a guy who was supposed to be her friend. It was an interesting case for them to have to figure out—including the cool party down in the water tower or whatever it was.

My favorite character on the show right now—and one I wished we saw more of—is ADA Barba. I think he’s sexy, and I love how much he has the team’s back. When Olivia was on the plane and we saw her holding hands with a guy on their way to vacation, I hoped it was him. It wasn’t, which made me sad. LOL Anyway, the reason I bring him up is because he’s back in tonight’s episode, and I think we’ll see more of him tonight because the case focuses on his friend.

On tonight’s episode, “October Surprise,” when ADA Barba’s childhood friend, Eddie Garcia, is arrested for attempted rape, his connection to mayoral frontrunner Alex Muñoz puts the campaign in jeopardy. But when an undercover investigation uncovers further misconduct by Muñoz himself, Detective Amaro and the SVU team wonder if Barba can put aside personal feelings to prosecute the men he used to idolize. Kirk Acevedo (Fringe) & Vincent Laresca guest star.

See if Barba can put personal feelings aside tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Back in the Game, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, & Top Chef.

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