If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/6/13

We got our first snow of the season on Wednesday night, although it was pretty much gone by Thursday morning. Just a light dusting. Still, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Yay! 😉 On the TV front, there’s some fantastic stuff on tonight—Friday’s become one of my favorite nights for TV. So Megan & I are here to give you our recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

bones126smallThe last episode of Bones was…really, disgustingly disturbing. Human flesh, meat, and body parts were found in a school’s lunch. *gag* My school lunches were bad, but they were never THAT bad! LOL In the end, it came down to the owner of the company who sold the cans of stew meat, etc, wanting to cut costs and going with a company in Mexico or someplace…that then didn’t even use beef. They sold horse meat. That’s just…nasty. No thank you. At all. Hart Hanson & Stephen Nathan finally found a case that nearly made me throw up. LOL

On tonight’s episode, “The Spark in the Park,” the Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a nationally ranked gymnast, whose remains were hit by lightning and scattered throughout a public park. Although evidence points to a fellow gymnast (guest star U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist McKayla Maroney) as the key suspect, Brennan and Booth discover the victim was leading a double life. Meanwhile, Booth gets upset when Brennan shows surprising empathy for the victim’s father (guest star Richard Schiff, The West Wing), and Cam confronts the woman who stole her identity.

Find out what kind of double life the victim was leading tonight on FOX at 8/7c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

grimm126smallFriday night is time to get your scare on! What better way than with the creepy, yet amusing Grimm? This is a show that many didn’t think had what it took to stay strong and stick around—they were wrong. We’re in the third season, and it has been keeping my attention every episode.

Last episode, we watched as the boogie man came to life in the form of El Cucuy. This isn’t exactly a Wesen, but it’s a creature that’s called forth by the pleas of women in trouble. In this case, the El Cucuy took the form of an innocent old lady by day and a hideous throat-slashing creature by night. She moved into a dangerous neighbourhood and started killing those who were doing wrong, with no one being able to prove it was her. Once she cleaned up the bad seeds in the neighbourhood, she moved on. I’m not sure how I feel about this, because the El Cucuy stepped in and prevented a rape, as well as killed some men who had robbed and attacked others—but in the end, killing people isn’t justice, so it’s too bad she didn’t have to pay for her crimes.

On tonight’s episode, “Stories We Tell Our Young,” Nick suspects a Wesen link when a priest is brutally murdered during an exorcism.

To see what killed the priest, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Bones and Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.

Jenny’s Choice #2

theneighbors126smallOne of my very favorite comedies still is The Neighbors, so I’m thrilled we get a new episode tonight. Last week was the big Thanksgiving episode, and it was—appropriately—all about family. Marty’s father arrived sans his wife, only to tell them that he & Theresa were getting a divorce. That spent Marty into a tailspin (which was my only non-enjoyable part of the show. he’s a grown man, but he acted six. It was…kind of stupid, actually. LOL). When Amber saw how happy her grandparents seemed now that they weren’t together, she fully supported—very vocally—their divorce, making Reggie Jackson upset about her seemingly cavalier attitude toward long-term relationships. In the end, Debbie was able to get Marty’s parents back together (really, out of sheer laziness because neither wanted to start over and put forth the effort needed) and help Amber and Reggie talk and come to an understanding. The funniest part of the show was getting to meet Jackie’s parents, played by Reginald VelJohnson (Family Matters) & Meredith Baxter (Family Ties). I LOVED seeing those two “parents” from my child & young adulthood back as parents on another of my favorite shows. They loved ribbing Larry Bird about coasting on his family’s money and influence…and it seems like it worked. They’ve moved in with Larry & Jackie, and it seems maybe Larry’s going to start pushing to find a way to support his family.

On tonight’s episode, “Supreme Like Me,” when a water pipe bursts in the Weaver house, Mother Joyner and Father Kersee help the Weavers clean up the mess. Marty and Debbie are so eager to finally have the company of warm, supportive parents that they don’t realize they’re inadvertently causing a rift between Jackie and her parents. Will they ever be able to make up? Meanwhile, Larry steps up his job hunting to prove to Jackie’s parents that he can get a job and support his family. Reginald VelJohnson & Meredith Baxter guest star.

Find out what problems the Weavers cause tonight on ABC at 8:31/7:31c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Last Man Standing, Grimm, & Raising Hope.

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