If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/2/14

Did you have a good Christmas & New Year’s? Mine was really great, although I’m looking forward to my kiddo coming home on Saturday night! You might have noticed that the site went down Tuesday. We were hacked by some group from Turkey… Fun stuff. Not sure how they got in, but my husband worked till two in the morning to get it back up, and we’ve tightened up security even further, so hopefully we won’t have another problem. On a better note, there’s lots of great TV on tonight after the winter break. Now that temperatures have fallen again here, I’m looking forward to curling up under a blanket and watching new episodes of some fun shows. So check out our recommendations! 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

elementary12smallThe last few episodes of Elementary have been kind of sad… Sherlock had to go in front of the judge guy so the police commissioner could figure out if he should stay on as a consultant—and this was all prompted by the fact that Det. Bell was shot after Sherlock had antagonized a suspect to the point that he pulled a gun. In the end, it was Det. Bell’s words to the commissioner that kept Sherlock on the job…even though Bell isn’t feeling great toward Sherlock. I hope Bell gets full use of his hand back soon and doesn’t end up leaving the show. I’ll be very disappointed and sad if that happens.

On tonight’s episode, “The Diabolical Kind,” Holmes and Watson come face to face with Moriarty when their one-time adversary is brought in as a consultant on a kidnapping case. Meanwhile, Detective Bell continues his struggle on the road to recovery. Natalie Dormer guest stars.

See how Sherlock and Joan react to seeing Moriarty again tonight on CBS at 10:01/9:01c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

community12smallWhat better way to welcome the new year than with the return of Community, which really is the TV equivalent of the story of “The Little Engine That Could.” This show has fought the odds for cancellation so many times, it’s getting hard to keep track, but even with a drastic change in the writing team, it never fails to deliver the laughs. When we left our Greendale study group, Jeff had just graduated, but he had turned in his flashy job at the big law firm for a job with a smaller law firm that helps the little guy. He admitted his love for his friends and we all ended on a happy note.

On tonight’s episodes, “Repilot,” Jeff returns to Greendale when his former partner recruits him to assist in a lawsuit. Then, on “Introduction to Teaching,” Jeff gets comfortable in his new teaching position; Abed convinces the study group to take a new class.

To see how this season kicks off in true Community style, tune in to NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Big Bang Theory, The Crazy Ones, The Millers, Chopped Canada, Elementary, The Taste, and The Assets.

Kyle’s Choice

theassetssmallAs I mentioned in our recent Top Ten Shows of 2013 post, I really enjoyed The Americans on FX. However, that series doesn’t return for its second season until February. So I was happy to see that tonight, I will be able to get my fix of 1980s Cold War spy drama with the premiere of the 8-part ABC miniseries, The Assets. When a prized asset is lost, CIA agents Sandy Grimes (Jodie Whittaker) and Jeanne Vertefeuille (Harriet Walter) discover that there is a mole within her organization and start a manhunt for the Russian spy. I saw the ad for this new series earlier this week, and it looked really interesting—I can’t wait to check out tonight’s premiere!

On tonight’s episode, “My Name is Aldrich Ames,” a rendezvous with a valuable asset goes awry; CIA officer Sandy Grimes’s investigation into the situation reveals more than she expected.

See if this new spy drama is right up your alley tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Elementary, Community, Sean Saves the World, The Michael J. Fox Show, and Parenthood.

Jenny’s Choice #2

tbbt12smallSheldon wasn’t even in town on the last new episode of The Big Bang Theory, and he was still the funniest part of the episode. He was visiting his family in Texas when his sister was ready to have a baby. In fact, Sheldon had to help deliver the baby, much to his disgust. It was fantastic. Meanwhile, the gang all thought about what their lives would be like if they hadn’t met him. The thoughts each had were great and really, really funny.

On tonight’s episode, “The Hesitation Ramification,” when Penny’s big acting break on NCIS is a bust, Leonard struggles to help her, which results in Penny asking Leonard a bold relationship question. Meanwhile, Sheldon tries to learn how to be funny and Raj tries to work on his “game” before talking to girls.

See if Leonard can help Penny tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

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

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