If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/20/13

Friday is finally here, but is it just me, or did it feel like it took forever to arrive? This will be the last Remote post from us until the New Year, because television is going to be slow, but stay tuned because we will be back with a look at the great television of the past year. Speaking of great television, let’s see what’s on tonight. (And a happy birthday to our own Jenny, who turns an admitted 37 today!)

Megan’s Choice

bluebloods1220smallBlue Bloods didn’t shy away from a hard subject last episode when they treaded into the territory of racial profiling. The case revolved around some bombings that started with the bombing of a Mosque, and the suspect was believed to be Muslim. A police officer arrested a Sikh, who he mistook for a Muslim, even though the two look nothing alike. After being reprimanded, the officer admitted that he was wrong, and Frank set up an apology meeting between the officer and the Sikh, who was actually a head surgeon at the hospital. I was surprised they tackled such a controversial subject, but they really did a fabulous job of being sensitive and still getting the main story across. This season has been very well-written and executed so far, and I’m looking forward to more.

On tonight’s episode, “Ties That Bind,” Danny investigates a childhood friend with ties to an infamous Mob family. Tom Cavanagh (Ed) & Rebecca Budig guest star.

To see how Danny deals with this sensitive situation, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Say Yes to the Dress, I Love Lucy Christmas Special, and Four Weddings.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

hawaiifiveo1220smallFriday is a dead land for many TV viewers, but not for me. The addition of the CBS dramas and ABC comedies, as well as Bones’s move to the end of the week really gives me some must-see television on Friday nights, and I love it. One of my favorites is CBS’s Hawaii Five-0. Tonight is the last new episode for the year, and that makes me sad for several reasons, one of which is because it means we’re already halfway through the season. Last week’s episode was great. Steve & crew were watching the Pearl Harbor remembrance, and when it was over, Steve caught a man with a gun who was going after a veteran in a wheelchair. The gunman’s story was horribly sad: His family was Japanese-American and had been locked up in a Pearl Harbor internment camp during WWII. His older brother had joined the military and been killed in action, and then not long after that, his father had been murdered there at the camp. The man he’d gone after with a gun had been a guard at the camp and the almost-shooter had found him standing over his father’s body, so he believed the man had killed his father. In the end, the man finally found peace when Steve and crew figured out that it wasn’t the guard, but the brother of another guard that had done it. They got the almost-shooter’s family heirloom (a beautiful Samurai sword) back, and they allowed the told guard and the almost-shooter together to make peace with one another. It was a really emotional, really sad, but really beautiful episode.

On tonight’s episode, “Pukana,” a murder investigation reveals the suspect may be a serial killer putting Chin’s life in danger.

Find out if Chin survives tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Blue Bloods.

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