If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/14/13

I can’t believe it’s only 2 weeks until Black Friday! No, I know what day of the week it is, but apparently Thanksgiving doesn’t exist anymore, because most stores will be starting their Black Friday sales on Turkey Day this year! While many folks seem to be upset by this, I think it’s great—I’d much rather go shopping at a normal hour of the day, rather than wake up for a 4 or 5am sale! I’m still not sure if I’m even going to bother with the crowds just to save a few dollars, but I’ve still got plenty of time to decide. Speaking of deciding, we’ve got some suggestions to help you decide what to check out on TV tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

parksandrec1114smallTonight, Parks and Rec returns for a guest arc on the NBC schedule. This week and next, we get double episodes, and then it hibernates until January. In the last episode, Leslie was under fire after Donna accidentally made an explicit tweet, Andy and April helped Tom get a date, and Ben helped an cooperative Ron make a will to protect his secret fortune from going to the government.

I hate how NBC has chosen to bounce this show around the schedule in order to try to boost ratings of some of its new shows like Sean Saves the World. This also has the side effect of having fun holiday-themed episodes, like tonight’s Halloween episode, no longer air at the appropriate time of year.

On tonight’s first episode, “Filibuster,” Leslie is forced to leave the birthday party she’s throwing for Ben and attend an emergency late-night filibuster. Meanwhile, Tom is determined to make some lasting memories with his new girlfriend; Ron and Donna go hunting; and April and Andy reconnect. Then, in “Recall Vote,” Leslie faces the recall election on Halloween as she also prepares a haunted house with Ben, Ann, and Chris. At the same time, Tom worries Rent-a-Swag’s days are numbered, and so he recruits Ron to help save his business.

Enjoy the extended Halloween tonight on NBC at 8/7c & 8:31/7:31c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Elementary, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Grey’s Anatomy, Sean Saves the World, The Michael J. Fox Show, Parenthood, Glee, Ground Floor, White Collar, Covert Affairs, and The Returned.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

groundfloor1114asmallTonight is the series premiere of a new comedy on TBS called Ground Floor. It’s about a guy who works on an upper floor of an office building as an investment banker and a young woman from the ground floor who works as building support. They meet at a company outing and end up spending the night together. I’ve seen the first couple of episodes, and I really enjoyed them. Skylar Astin as Brody (the banker) and Briga Heelan as Jenny (the support specialist) have great chemistry, but I also really love Brody’s boss, played by the fantastic John C. McGinley, who plays a character very similar to the one he played on Scrubs.

groundfloor1114bsmallOn tonight’s first episode, “Pilot,” when a driven young “top floor” Brody falls for the down-to-earth “ground floor” Jenny, it brings together two very different groups of friends – and raises the ire of one very disapproving boss. Then on “Off to the Races,” despite Mansfield’s warnings, Brody tries to turn his fling with Jenny into something more by going on a date, but to his surprise, Jenny wants to keep things casual. Meanwhile, the downstairs gang gets fast and furious in a chair race gone wrong when they destroy Mansfield’s irreplaceable office chair.

Find out if you can add this new comedy to your lineup tonight on TBS at 10/9c & 10:35/9:35c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, The Michael J. Fox Show, Two and a Half Men, Restaurant Divided, & Elementary.

Megan’s Choice

tbbt1114smallThere are times where you just need a good giggle, and The Big Bang Theory is one of those shows that always delivers. While there are a few comedies I like, this is definitely at the top of my list. It’s smart, creative, and sarcastic humor that really delivers time after time. Last week, we watched as Sheldon dealt with feelings of jealousy when Arthur (Professor Proton) asked Leonard to read his latest paper instead of Sheldon. In fact, Sheldon went so far as to hack into Leonard’s email to read it behind everyone’s backs. I don’t think that Sheldon will ever truly grow up, but that’s okay with me, because it makes for some hilarious situations. I also loved how upset Raj was when Howard crashed his jewelry making night with the girls. Raj is a bigger girl at times than most of the females on the show. 🙂

On tonight’s episode, “The Itchy Brain Simulation,” when a mistake comes to light, Sheldon makes Leonard walk a mile in his shoes; Penny decides to confront Raj’s ex-girlfriend. Kate Micucci guest stars.

To see what happens when Penny can’t keep her nose out of it, tune int o CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Grey’s Anatomy, The Crazy Ones, Elementary, Scandal, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, The X Facter, Glee, Reign, The Millers, and Ground Floor.

JJ’s Choice

thecrazyones1114smallIn six episodes, The Crazy Ones has evolved into one of the funniest shows. It isn’t the one I laugh the loudest at, but without the laugh track and with all lovable characters, I look forward to it so much! The writers found a very nice balance for the craziness that is Robin Williams and the insane group of people working with him, and it’s great to see.

On tonight’s episode, “The Stan Wood Account,” Simon’s partner, Gordon Lewis, forces him to give up his very first client when it conflicts with another account. Ed Asner & Brad Garrett guest star.

Find out how Simon deals on CBS at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation (twice!), The Vampire Diaries, Glee, Project Runway All Stars, Sean Saves the World, and Scandal.

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