If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/19/13

I just finished making a list of everything I need to get done for the holiday season, and now I am feeling overwhelmed. Why are there so many things to do? Decorations, shopping, cleaning, Christmas Cards, Christmas baking…and the list goes on! I love the holidays, and although I get stressed every year, it’s always a fabulous time when it’s all over. 🙂 Now, let’s check out what you should be watching. While it’s true that they are only suggestions, I’m sure by now, you’ve all figured out we’re usually right. 😉

Megan’s Choice

shield1119smallMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had a bit of a slow start to the series, but it really picked up pace again last week. Fitz and Ward were sent on a Level 8 classified mission, which ended up being nothing but trouble from the beginning. Ward was ordered to take care of Fitz because he’s not a usual field agent, but his talents were needed to disable the overkill device. Taking care of Fitz also involved throwing his sandwich that Simmons made into the water to stop the dogs from following them. This caused some drama because Fitz was so hungry and that was his favorite sandwich. I loved that scene, because it’s one of the first times that Fitz really got mouthy or stood up to Ward, which he continued to do the whole episode, really putting him into Ward’s good books. The rest of the team was frustrated at being kept in the dark, so Skye hacked into the Hub’s mainframe with Simmons’s help and found out that their boys were sent on this mission with no extraction plan in place! Skye alerted Coulson, and while he still kept telling her to trust the system, he was angry no one told him about this detail either. In the end, the team saved Ward and Fitz—which prompted Agent Hand to say that because it was Coulson’s team, she knew an extraction team was never needed. We also saw a lot of team growth over this episode, including Skye putting her own goal of finding out information on her parents aside to find out about the boys and their mission. Coulson did find out some information about Skye’s parents, but only told her half of it. He didn’t tell her the part about a dead body being involved or that that dead body could be her mother.

I’m really looking forward to more from this show over the rest of the season, and I’m very curious to find out what really happened to Skye’s parents.

On tonight’s episode, “The Well,” in the aftermath of the events chronicled in the feature film Thor: Dark World, Coulson and the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pick up the pieces—one of which threatens to destroy a member of the team. Peter MacNicol guest stars.

To see how the clean-up goes, tune in to ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching New Girl, The Mindy Project, Dads, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Ravenswood, Person of Interest, Chicago Fire, NCIS, NCIS: LA, The Goldbergs, and The Voice.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice #1

ncis1119smallLast week on NCIS, the suspect in a hit and run had a solid alibi: he was in another town killing someone else. Of course, he told his attorney that, and because of attorney/client privilege, she couldn’t tell anyone what his alibi was. She told Gibbs she would check into it, though…and she did. Then she did indeed basically spill the beans by calling Gibbs from a payphone in the town where her client had murdered someone. Because he wondered why she didn’t use her cell phone, he decided it was worth looking into, and that’s when they found out about the other murder. It was an interesting case, seeing how they worked to prove the guy was guilty of murder, even if he didn’t commit the one they’d originally tagged him for.

This season of NCIS has been about Ziva leaving and Tony & the rest of the team coming to terms with that. And while I was sad she left and I’ll miss her, I’m ready for them to move on. And tonight marks the beginning of that, I believe, with the arrival of the woman who is jumping into the spot left empty after Ziva quit the team. I worried at first that they would try to find a Ziva clone, but they didn’t. The new woman, NSA Analyst Ellie Bishop, seems to be—from everything I’ve read and seen—her opposite. So I’m interested to see how it’ll play out.

On tonight’s episode, “Gut Check,” after discovering the Secretary of the Navy was bugged during a confidential briefing, NSA Analyst Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop, who predicted the security breach in exact detail two years ago, partners with the NCIS team on the case. Emily Wickersham joins the show as NSA Agent Ellie Bishop. Leslie Hope, Alan Ruck, & Geoffrey Blake guest star.

Find out how Ellie joins the team tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

Kyle’s Choice

thegoldbergs1119smallThe Goldbergs is one of the shows I look forward to every Tuesday night, as it always makes me laugh. Last week, the Goldbergs met their new neighbors, whose quiet and proper demeanor was the polar opposite of their own. So when the Kremps seemed to be avoiding their neighbors, Beverly assumed it was because of something Murray did. However, she soon discovered it was her loud behavior that had frightened them off. So she went all out to try to win them over. Meanwhile, Adam bonded with Chad Kremp, and the two of them reenacted scenes from Tron; and Barry and Erica fought over who got to use the phone line.

I can’t say that I blame the Kremps for their initial reaction to the Goldbergs. While it’s fun to watch their loud, crazy behavior, I can’t imagine being in the thick of it. It will be interesting to see how the Kremp family is integrated into the stories moving forward. However, I’m really enjoying reliving the 1980s with this family, and since nothing says family like the holidays, I can’t wait to see what the crazy Goldbergs get up to in tonight’s Thanksgiving episode!

On tonight’s episode, “Stop Arguing and Start Thanking,” the family get a Thanksgiving visit from Murray’s brother, Marvin, who has a tendency to bring a lot of stress to the holiday.

See the family holiday fun tonight on ABC at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Supernatural, Sons of Anarchy, Chopped, Face Off: Naked and Painted, Naked Vegas, and Awkward.

Jenny’s Choice #2

ncisla1119smallLast week’s NCIS: LA was all about finding an antiterrorism device (a nuclear detection system) and the person who stole it. A man from Hetty’s past was involved, and the team knew to save her career, they had to find the device and find it fast. The most fun part for me—as it almost always is—was Kensi and Deeks, when they pretended to be from the gas company, trying to get the bad guys out of the Russian’s “house” so they could sneak in and steal it from them, after it had been sold to them by the guy from Hetty’s past. While the case was okay, to me, it wasn’t as memorable an episode as they usually are. I did love when Kensi & Deeks walked into the warehouse and Sam and Callen came out, guns drawn, because they didn’t know it was them. The lines there about Deeks having sent them a text, letting them know they’d arrived were great, especially considering my family’s texts have been slow to send and receive lately.

I’m looking forward to tonight’s episode so much. I ALWAYS love when the team goes undercover, but even more so when it’s Kensi & Deeks. They just work so well together and have such a great chemistry that you can’t help but enjoy it. And in the promo, we were told not to miss the last minute—and I won’t spoil what Deeks said, but let’s just say I’m on pins and needles, waiting to see if/how the Powers That Be are jerking us shippers around.

On tonight’s episode, “Recovery,” Kensi goes undercover as a nutritionist and Deeks poses as a new patient at a rehab center to investigate the death of a Navy officer.

See how well Kensi & Deeks can pull off the latest undercover assignment tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Goldbergs, Chopped, Person of Interest, & Chicago Fire.

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