If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/17/13

It’s the start of a new week, and I’m excited because there’s some great TV on this week. As I write this up, I’m actually watching the “Red John” episode for The Mentalist. Sometimes, I love being me. 😉 But that’s for next week. For tonight, there’s still plenty on, so check out our recommendations.

Jenny’s Choice

thementalist1117smallOn last week’s The Mentalist, Jane met with the Red John suspects, holding them at gunpoint until they showed their left arms. Really not surprising to me, Bret Stiles & Ray Haffner were both clean, but the other three—Sheriff McAllister, Reede Smith, and Gale Bertram—all had the tattoo of the three red dots. Just before Lisbon showed up, we heard a gunshot, and then as Lisbon was running up to the house, there was an explosion. So who lived, who died, and why did three of them have the tattoo? I know the answers to those questions. Tonight’s and next week’s episodes are fantastic, so don’t miss them!

On tonight’s episode, “The Great Red Dragon,” following the shocking events at Jane’s house, the Red John list is narrowed down further, and the CBI’s priority is the remaining suspects.

Find out who, if anyone died in the explosion and how far they can narrow the Red John list tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Funniest Home Videos, Almost Human, Cousins Undercover, Guy’s Grocery Games, Restaurant Express, & On the Rocks.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

almosthuman1117smallI have been waiting for the premiere of Almost Human since I got to see a screener back in the summer. This is one of those shows that you immediately get hooked on from the first moment. From the brilliant J.J. Abrams (Fringe, Lost, Alias) and creative genius J.H. Wyman (Fringe) comes an awesome new action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future, where police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. The year is 2048, and John Kennex (Karl Urban, Star Trek) wakes up after a 17-month coma and can’t remember a whole lot except his partner was killed in the attack that cost him his leg. After losing his patience with his android partner, he ends up partnered with Dorian (Michael Ealy, Sleeper Cell, Common Law), a robot that is part-human. This is the story of the unlikely partnership, weekly cases, and more information into the mysterious attack on that John survived.

It reminded me a lot of the Will Smith movie, I, Robot, and it has a great pace. I’m really looking forward to seeing where they go with this series, and I am sure it’s going to become a must-see show for my fiancee and myself.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” in the year 2048, Detective John Kennex and his new android partner embark on their first mission.

To see if this new show is for you, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Walking Dead, The Amazing Race, Once Upon a Time, The Mentalist, and Guy’s Grocery Games.

Kyle’s Choice

thewalkingdead1117smallWow, last week’s episode of The Walking Dead was so intense! The plague-like illness was still affecting the prisoners, and once again, one of them died in the night and started killing the others—why don’t these people lock their cells?!! Since Glenn was passed out, it was a very weak Hershel who sprang into action to take down the creatures. However, when Maggie saw what was going on, she broke protocol and entered the closed-off cell block to help out. Meanwhile, the hoard of walkers finally broke through the fence, so Rick and Carl grabbed some guns and clips and mowed them down. At the end of the episode, we saw the Governor watching the prison from the neighboring woods.

The final 15 minutes of last week’s episode were so stressful! I thought for sure we were going to lose a major character—most likely either Hershel or Glenn. What will the prison folks do now that the fence is down? Have they been able to put it back and shore up their defenses? And do they finally have the medicine they need to put an end to this deadly flu? What evil plan is the Governor brewing? And how will the rest of the group take the news of Rick kicking out Carol?

On tonight’s episode, “Live Bait,” a familiar face returns as the group members struggle to find humanity in a world of constant threats.

See the great drama tonight on AMC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, Once Upon a Time, Almost Human, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Guy’s Grocery Games, Restaurant Express, Talking Dead, Homeland, and Masters of Sex.

JJ’s Choice

revenge1117smallThis season, Revenge has been on a roll. Emily is on her schedule. I don’t trust any of the characters. Plots within plots take place, and with the added threat from Jack, the show seems to have found its purpose back. I’m really loving it, and the plan for Emily to have Victoria kill her seems hilarious, but brilliant at the same time!

On tonight’s episode, “Secrecy,” Victoria throws Emily a bridal shower that neither will soon forget. Meanwhile, Emily has to take drastic steps when Daniel grows more distant from her.

Find out how she copes on ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Almost Human and The Walking Dead.

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