I am so glad it’s Friday! What a long and craptastic week I have had. Unfortunately, I have a tendency of procrastination when it comes to getting to the doctor for myself… Lesson learned this time, because that cold and upset stomach I was battling was actually double pneumonia and a kidney infection. I hate being sick, because it messes with my usual schedule, but thankfully, I am on the mend and getting back into routine. While I spend my Friday night resting, let’s see what we all should be watching.
I have been waiting for Enlisted to premiere on FOX since I first heard about the pilot last year, so I am estatic that it’s finally here. What could be wrong with a comedy that has Geoff Stults (The Finder, October Road), Chris Lowell (Veronica Mars), and Parker Young (Suburgatory) playing brothers? Nothing, my friends. Absolutely nothing!
This show is a single-camera comedy that follows the three brothers on a small Florida Army post and the mixture of people that they come in contact with. Pete (Stults) is the older brother that made a mistake overseas and got sent back to Fort McGee; Derrick (Lowell) is the sarcastic troublemaker who doesn’t really care about being a soldier; and then there’s Randy (Young), who loves being a soldier but isn’t always successful at it. The boys all serve in the Rear Detachment (Rear D) unit, made up of the soldiers left behind when everyone else is deployed. They help with the upkeep of the base, but their main job is to help the families of the deployed soldiers. It doesn’t sound super exciting or important, but it will end up bringing these brothers back together again after years of being distant.
On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” between Sergeant Pete Hill’s renegade nature and the stress of constant bombing in Afghanistan, where he led over a hundred raids, he punches out an arrogant officer and is sent Stateside. Pete was on a path for a huge military career until that one mistake. He’s assigned to the low-maintenance Florida base, where very few soldiers have seen battle. It’s also where his two brothers, Derrick and Randy, are stationed.
To see how these brothers work it out tune into FOX at 9:30/8:30c
I’ll also be watching Hawaii Five-0, Bones, Blue Bloods, Grimm and Dracula.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
Jenny’s Choice #1
On the last new episode of Hawaii Five-0, it was Christmas, and it had one of my favorite story lines for the show up to this point. While cleaning up the beach, Danny’s daughter, Grace, found a puzzle box. Danny couldn’t get it open, but Steve was able to. Inside was a locket with a picture of a little girl. Danny got Charlie to look into it, and what Charlie turned up was heartbreaking. The little girl was a tsunami victim—her father was the only living member of their family. Danny and Grace went to Japan and found the father, giving him back the only piece of his little girl—of his family—and it was one of the most touching moments of the series. Case-wise, it was great, too, because Chin was kidnapped while looking for houses that had been robbed by the same guy who was killed. Overall, it was a great Christmas in Hawaii. The only thing that would’ve made it better would’ve been to have Kono and Adam together and back with the team. 😉
On tonight’s episode, “O kela me keia manawa (Now and Then),” McGarrett helps Grover investigate his friend’s disappearance after he apparently commits murder. Meanwhile, Kono continues her search for Adam.
See if Steve can help and if Kono can find Adam tonight on CBS at 9/8c.
Tonight, Syfy kicks off its exciting new thriller, Helix, which is produced by Ron Moore (Battlestar Galactica). When there’s a mysterious virus outbreak at a remote Arctic research facility, Dr. Hiroshi Hatake (Hiroyuki Sanada) calls in a team of CDC scientists to investigate. Heading up this group is Dr. Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell), whose brother Peter (Neil Napier) is among those infected. The scientists must figure out the source of the disease and stop it from spreading, but they soon learn that some important details about what has been going on at this remote lab are being withheld.
Each episode of the series will take place over the course of one day, and the creators have promised a resolution by the end of the season. Tonight, the series kicks off with a back-to-back episodes presented with limited commercial interruption. I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere—it felt more like a thriller like Alien than a TV series. I was constantly on the edge of my seat, waiting for the next thing to make me jump. The series has a really great look, sound, and tone and wastes no time in amping up the creepiness and gore factors. I found the premise really interesting, and if the way each half of tonight’s premiere ends is any indication, we are in for a season full of tense cliffhangers!
This past fall, I had the opportunity to visit the Helix set. You can find my write-up with lots of photos and a cast Q&A panel at NoReruns.net.
Also, Executive Producer Steve Maeda and star Kyra Zagorsky recently spoke to the press. Check out what they had to say about the series here on TVIMP.
On tonight’s 90-minute premiere, “Pilot/Vector,” a team of scientists are thrust into a potentially life-or-death situation after being deployed to the Arctic to secretly investigate what could be a disease outbreak. Dr. Alan Farragut and his team work to treat the outbreak patients and contain the virus, while at the same time a rebellion erupts at the Arctic Biosystems base.
Check out the exciting start tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.
I’ll also be watching/recording The Neighbors, Grimm, Bones, Raising Hope, Enlisted, and Banshee.
Jenny’s Choice #2
I have to say I kind of hated the last new episode of Blue Bloods. Well, I didn’t hate it, but I love Ed—I mean Tom Cavanagh—so to see him play a guy not all on the up-and-up is hard. He played one of Danny’s oldest childhood friends…and Danny found out the hard way that he had mob ties. In the end, Danny convinced him (along with the fact that the bad guys were going to kill him) to testify against the bad guys, which meant he and his family would go into Witness Protection. I felt so bad for Danny. 🙁
On tonight’s episode, “The Bogeyman,” when Danny learns from Nicky that there’s a deadly new brand of heroin hitting the streets, he begins an all-out manhunt for the distributor. Meanwhile, Frank pulls out all the stops to assist in getting the drugs off the street.
See if Danny and Frank can make a dent in the heroin distrobution tonight on CBS at 10/9c.
I’ll also be watching/DVRing Bones, Last Man Standing, The Neighbors, Grimm, Raising Hope, Enlisted, & Helix.