If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/27/14

Ahh, welcome back freezing temperatures. It’s been pretty mild here lately—Saturday was in the high 40s, while it was closer to 60 yesterday! Today? The high is supposed to be 21. Brrr. Of course, I’m just thankful I’m not in Canada with Megan. I love you, girl, but no way am I living up there. 😉 While I curl up under a blanket, check out our recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

castle127smallMy first pick tonight is the new episode of Castle. Last week was another great one, a rip on the “Miley Cyrus and other teen pop stars in the news.” You kinda had to feel bad for the girl, who’d pretty much been railroaded into becoming who she was. And then to find out that her mom was the one who killed her lookalike to cover up the fact that she’d hired the girl to pose in a compromising position with her daughter’s ex-boyfriend in the hopes of breaking up her and her current boyfriend—who was a really good guy and helping her to get away from the life she no longer was happy living. My favorite parts had to be everything with Alexis—from talking about the singer in front of her, to going to her apartment to switch phones, etc. And then, joy of joys, it seemed at the end like Alexis was going to break up with Pi. One can only hope, yeah? 😉

On tonight’s episode, “Dressed to Kill,” when the assistant to Modern Fashion Magazine’s dictatorial editor Matilda King (guest star Franes fisher) is found murdered, Castle and Beckett are thrust into the glitzy, ruthless world of high fashion in their search for the killer. Meanwhile Beckett’s history in the modelling world gets her access to a very special wedding surprise.

See Castle’s reaction to Beckett’s modeling past tonight on ABC at 10/9c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

thefollowing127smallWhat a tangled web of lies and murder is being woven on The Following this season already. Last week, we got a look at what Ryan has been up to. He’s sober, working out, teaching, and spending time with his niece—overall, a healthy beginning. Well, a new beginning, if you don’t count a room devoted to tracking the followers and solving the crimes. There was a slew of murders on the subway, and all the killers were wearing Joe Carroll masks, which triggered everything for Ryan again. The FBI pulled Ryan in, and he said he had no comment and no information, which we found out wasn’t true, because of his secret room. It’s going to be an action-packed season, and hopefully, we get Ryan working with the FBI again, because we’ll get the best character interactions that way in my opinion.

On tonight’s episode, “For Joe,” Ryan’s obsession with Joe becomes stronger than ever, and a strange phone call forces him to face his biggest threat.

To see who is on the phone, tune in to FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching MasterChef Canada, Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, 2 Broke Girls, Mom, Intelligence, The Blacklist, Bitten, Being Human, and Teen Wolf.

Kyle’s Choice

hollywoodgamenighttop102013asmallI am thoroughly enjoying these back-to-back new episodes of Hollywood Game Night we’re getting for season 2! I love how they keep adding brand new games each week, while also bringing back some of our favorites. Last week, they introduced the hilarious new game, Show Me the Music—I was dying watching the celebs try to mime to their contestants, who had to guess what song was playing without being able to hear anything. I was also thrilled to see the return of L’il Picasso—sometimes it’s amazing how they are even able to guess the subject of these drawings! The one thing that bugs me is when the celebs don’t take it seriously enough—I always feel bad for whoever gets Martin Short on their team. It’s fun when the celebs joke around, as long as it’s not at the expense of their civilian team member, who’s there to win money.

On tonight’s first episode, “How I Met Your Buzzer,” the celebrity players are Cobie Smulders, Taran Killam, Henry Winkler, Angie Harmon, Mayim Bialik, and Mark Feuerstein. And in the second episode, “We’ll Need to See Your TV ID,” the star players are Nate Berkus, Erika Christensen, Michelle Trachtenberg, Padma Lakshmi, Michael Weatherly, and Mel B.

Watch all the fun tonight on NBC at 8/7c & 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Mom, Intelligence, The Blacklist, The Following, Switched at Birth, Archer, Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, Bitten, Being Human, and Teen Wolf.

JJ’s Choice

mom127smallI really love Mom. Between Anna Farris and Allison Janney, it’s comedy gold. And it’s actually a comedy where they try to inject some real issues into the stories. Sometimes it may fail, but they still get points for effort! Especially because this mix can really be a good basis for a long-running comedy to invest in.

On tonight’s episode, “Fireballs and Bullet Holes,” Christy tries to start a relationship with her father Alvin, while Bonnie struggles to accept that Christy wants him in her life.

Find out how they cope on CBS at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching (or storing for watching over the summer) Hollywood Game Night, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, and Castle.

Jenny’s Choice #2

himym127smallI’m so excited for tonight’s big 200th episode of How I Met Your Mother. It’s been a better season than I’d anticipated, given that it’s all taking place the weekend of the wedding. And since Marshall is back with the rest of the group, I’m that much happier. I didn’t mind the way they handled his trip to Farhampton as much as I thought I might, but I’m glad he’s back. Last week, we got to see Ted & the Mother in the future, married, with a daughter and baby on the way. We finally learned their names—Ted got his Luke, but the daughter is named Penny—and thanks to Barney reaching a “truth serum” level of drunkeness, we learned what he does for a living. It was a bit silly (& really, what do you expect after all this time? LOL), but the cutest part was Barney’s revelation that there would indeed be a human ring bearer, not a BEAR, because he loved Robin so much that he wanted to give her everything. (And we learned that Robin’s family is loaded. Not a huge deal, although Ted charging the drinks to Robin’s room was funny.) And finally…Marshall & Lily. The pause they’d put on their fight over Marshall accepting the judgeship without talking to Lily about it came back full force, with neither backing down from their side of the argument. It ended with Lily storming outand speeding off in a car with someone. (I can only guess it’s Ranjit, who seems to be their personal driver—LOL—but I guess we’ll find out!)

On tonight’s episode, “How Your Mother Met Me,” the Mother recounts how she met Ted and what she’s been up to for the past eight years. Rachel Bilson guest stars.

See the big 200th episode tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Bitten, Hollywood Game Night, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, Intelligence, & Mystery Diners.

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