If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/21/13

This week has been flying by. I can’t believe it’s already Thursday! As I was trying to choose what to write up for my pick, I realized that I am behind on almost every Thursday night drama! And with tonight’s midnight launch of the Xbox One, I fear that I am only going to get further behind on my TV shows! In case you’re all caught up and looking for ideas on what to check out tonight, we’ve got some suggestions.

Kyle’s Choice

thereturned1121smallThe Returned has been so good—it just keeps getting creepier every week! I’m so glad Sundance chose to air this series and didn’t shy away because of it’s non-English soundtrack! In last week’s episode, we learned more about Julie, who had survived an attack several years earlier by the same (now returned) man who attacked and tried to eat a young woman in the tunnel. While Julie was out searching for Victor’s real parents, he took the opportunity to “take care of” her nosy next-door neighbor. Meanwhile, Camille went out in public, telling folks she was her “cousin Alice,” while her sister Léna noticed a strange, rapidly-spreading scar forming on her back. And Simon finally accepted his situation and decided to make a move on Adéle, but her stalkery finace watched the kiss via CCTV cameras.

What’s up with Victor and how/why is he drawing pictures of the other returned folks? What does Léna’s scar mean? How is Thomas going to react to seeing Simon kiss his finacee? And what is this situation with the rapidly dropping water line—what is causing it and what is the danger it poses? And the biggest question of all is why have these people returned and how are they all interconnected?!

On tonight’s episode “Victor,” though Camille’s new identity is going well, a strange occurrence leads Lena to publicly denounce her sister. Those surrounded by the returned are becoming uncertain of their safety, while Adele uncovers truths buried long ago.

See if we get answers tonight on Sundance Channel at 9/8c.

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, Parks and Recreation, Sean Saves the World, The Michael J. Fox Show, Parenthood, Glee, White Collar, and Covert Affairs.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

tbbt1121smallLast week’s The Big Bang Theory was hysterical. Don’t get me wrong… It always is. But for some reason, last week seemed even more funny that it usually is. When searching in a box for something else, Leonard came across a DVD they’d rented seven years before and had never turned in. He told Sheldon he didn’t want to hear anything about it bothering him, and Sheldon acted like it was no big deal. They made a deal that Leonard would wear an itchy sweater he’d been given and never worn, only taking it off once he’s cleared the slate about the movie. In the end, Leonard got a horrible rash and Sheldon outsmarted him, telling Amy he’d actually found it seven years ago and paid for it then, so that’s why it hadn’t bothered him now. It’s not often Sheldon really can pull one over on any of them, so to see it was fantastic.

The promo for this week’s episode looks really fun and funny. I hope it doesn’t screw with the Penny/Leonard relationship, though…

On tonight’s episode, “The Thanksgiving Decoupling,” Sheldon protests when the gang drags him to Mrs. Wolowitz’s house for Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Penny and Leonard must deal with a mistake from her past.

Find out what mistake Penny made and how Thanksgiving for the group goes tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

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

JJ’s Choice

parksandrec1121asmallLast week, Parks and Recreation came back from the mini-hiatus, and the episodes were so strong. With Leslie losing the recall vote, the show went quite “dark” without losing focus on the characters and still managing to get some very funny jokes out! It’s a testament to the writers to manage such a story for their comedy, and it does solidify Parks and Rec as one of the best comedies on TV at the moment.

parksandrec1121bsmallOn tonight’s first episode, “Fluoride,” Leslie tries to complete some of her biggest council goals, while Chris and Ron attempt to bind while building cribs. Then in “The Cones of Dunshire,” Leslie goes toe-to-toe with Councilman Jamm, while Ron employs Tom, April, and Donna to sell his cabin in the woods.

See the double episodes on NBC at 8/7c & 8:31/7:31c.

I’ll also be watching The Big Bang Theory, Glee, Project Runway All Stars, The Crazy Ones, Sean Saves the World, and Scandal.

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