If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/5/14

Eek. Well, I got about 8 inches of snow yesterday, so my kid was home from school Tuesday and today both. He’s thrilled. Me? Not so much. 😉 LOL The snow is beautiful, but like Megan—and most of the US & Canada—I’m tired of winter. Heh There’s lots of great TV on tonight to curl up with since it’s so cold out, so check out our recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

criminalminds25smallTonight is a huge milestone for Criminal Minds, and the big episode wraps up what began at the end of last week’s ep. Last week’s Unsub was a guy who had planned to commit suicide, but he ended up going on a vigilante killing spree. I’m not sure what this would say about me to a psychiatrist, but…good for him? No, murder is never a good thing, but I was kinda rooting for the guy. In the end, when cornered, he chose to take his own life. He was grieving for his wife and his son, who had died in prison, and he knew he wasn’t getting out of the situation alive. Along the same lines, an old military buddy of Rossi’s sent him a special handgun, and Rossi took time off to go check up on him. He wanted to reunite with his son and meet his grandson, but his son didn’t want to chance getting hurt again. Rossi convinced the man that those things take time and to go back to the place he was living and just wait. Then, the man’s son and his family showed up, and it was a happy reunion all around. Finally, in the last minute, JJ was kidnapped, which leads us into the big 200th episode!

On tonight’s episode, “200,” when JJ is kidnapped, the BAU delves into her time at the State Department to find clues to her disappearance and uncover a secret mission that now puts her life in danger. To help with their search for JJ, the team calls upon Prentiss to help in the crisis. Paget Brewster returns as Emily Prentiss. Also returning are Jayne Atkinson as Erin Strauss, Esai Morales as Section Chief Mateo Cruz, Josh Stewart as JJ’s Husband, Det. William LaMontagne, Jr., and Nicholas Brendon as Kevin Lynch. Debrah Farentino guest stars as Undersecretary Rosemary Jackson.

Find out what JJ’s time away has to do with her kidnapping and see if the team can get her back safely tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Melissa & Joey, Buy This Restaurant, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Psych, CSI, The Exes, Men at Work, Top Chef, Chicago PD, & Wahlburgers.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

chicagopd25smallThere are times where my fiancé shakes his head at me when he looks at our DVR list, because over half are crime dramas; so when I added Chicago PD to the list, he was skeptical. After the first four episodes, I am happy to report that he is no longer skeptical and sees the wisdom in my TV choices.

All kidding aside, Chicago PD had my attention and my viewership from the very first episode—even more so than Chicago Fire. It helped that the cast included Sophia Bush, whom I adore from her days on One Tree Hill, but basically, it’s the intense writing that gets me. Last week’s episode was another home run in my opinion, with Lindsay being as tough as nails as the lead on the case. She got the call girl Nadia to talk by promising to get her heroin in return for information on the counterfeit ring and murders. Nadia gave in, and Lindsay was true to her word, but she gave Nadia a choice and left her in a location where there was a clinic for drug addicts across the street. Voight’s son, Justin, blew a job opportunity that Voight set up for him, and that led to a fight between the men. I can see both sides, but I hope they get this resolved soon. I was really sad when I found out why Halstead hated that man, Phil, from the previous week’s episode so much. Imagine knowing someone killed someone you cared about, but watching them walk away because their dad protected them with the help of a hotshot lawyer. So sad…

On tonight’s episode, “Thirty Balloons,” time is of the essence as the team tries to track down drug mules before they burst. Atwater and Burgess are given a new patrol car, but are challenged with keeping it brand new. A run-in with a psychotic woman leads the Intelligence Unit to discover a drug smuggling operation, which has put several girl’s lives in peril. Voight’s overprotective act with Lindsay leads her right where he doesn’t want as she also helps to keep Justin out of trouble. Meanwhile, on stakeout, things get tense between Olinsky and Ruzek as Olinski tries to teach him the finer points of surveillance.

To see how the team handles the hunt for the drug mules, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Criminal Minds, Suburgatory, Modern Family, Super Fun Night, CSI, Law & Order: SVU, American Idol, Opposite Worlds, The Tomorrow People, and Wahlburgers.

Kyle’s Choice

topchefsmallTonight, a new “Top Chef” will be named as the eleventh season comes to a close. Last week, the final 3 chefs headed to Maui, where they were joined by Louis, who returned to the game after his huge winning streak in Last Chance Kitchen. In the Quickfire, the chefs had to cook with spam, and Nick took a surprising win. For the Pressure Challenge, the chefs had to create dishes using Hawaiian canoe crops, and the two with the worst dishes—Louis and Shirley—were sent packing.

I was shocked, but happy to see Nick make it to the finale—I fully expected it to be the two woman. I was just extremely happy that Louis was gone. Despite how well he did in Last Chance Kitchen, it still feels unfair to me to let someone rejoin the game right at the end, when they aren’t competing in the same challenges. It’ll be interesting to see how the finale between Nina and Nick plays out—I definitely prefer the finals being only 2 contestants, rather than 3.

On tonight’s episode, “Finale,” the remaining two chefs open pop-up restaurants, after which the winner is crowned.

And if you missed any of the show this season, Bravo will be airing a marathon of all 16 episodes starting at 6AM/5AMc, leading up to tonight’s finale on Bravo at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Criminal Minds, CSI, The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, Super Fun Night, Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, Men at Work, Psych, Opposite Worlds, Fleming, and Workaholics.

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