If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/26/14

The cold weather’s back here in Kansas. I was really enjoying the (slightly) warmer weather. But tonight, I’ll be curled up under a blanket as I watch all the new TV. Check out our recommendations so you can join me. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

mixology226smallMy pick tonight is the series premiere of Mixology, on ABC. I really enjoyed this pilot when I watched it last summer. It’s a different premise than the norm. From ABC: “One bar. One night. Ten single people.” The show is a mix of characters interacting at Mix, a high-end bar in Manhattan’s meat-packing district. The show stars Adam Campbell (Epic Movie), Adan Canto (The Following), Alexis Carra (Incredible Girl), Craig Frank (8.13), Ginger Gonzaga (Legit), Blake Lee (Parks and Recreation), Vanessa Lengies (Glee), Andrew Santino (Punk’d), Frankie Shaw (Blue Mountain State), and Kate Simses (What’s Your Number) as Liv.

The pilot was cute. Not perfect, but really sweet and funny. I’ve been waiting a long time now for it to come out so I can see it again and so everyone can see it with me. Be sure to tune in to at least check out the first ep!

On tonight’s episode, “Tom & Maya,” newly single Tom is thrown back into the dating world and meets Maya, a beautiful but tough attorney.

See if this cute new comedy is for you tonight on ABC at 9:31/8:31c.

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

Megan’s Choice

svu226smallWednesday nights have gotten better in my house since Chicago PD premiered. While there are plenty of crime dramas on TV right now, this one has some twists that make it so worth your time. I love the way the police unit is made up of people who are all just a little in the gray instead of the simple black and white, because it makes it more intriguing and complicated than usual shows. Lindsay (Sophia Bush) has a tendency of taking every case personally and is really invested in Justin and trying to help him, but I think he’s going to end up causing a lot of incredible issues for the whole unit. The relationship that is brewing between Lindsay and Halstead is one that I think is going to heat up the screen, but complicate the unit. I only hope that the show stays on long enough to get a real evolution.

chicagopd226smallTonight is a crossover episode between Law & Order: SVU and Chicago PD. On tonight’s SVU, “Comic Perversion,” a popular comedian who faces protesters at Tompkins Square University for his demeaning jokes about women and rape gets into hot water when two of his fans assault a student. A detective from Chicago arrives, looking for assistance from the NYPD. Sophia Bush & Jonathan Silverman guest star.

Then on tonight’s Chicago PD, “Conventions,” Detectives Fin and Rollins pay a visit to Chicago to help the Intelligence Unit track down a serial rapist/murderer. Burgess has an opportunity to prove herself to Intelligence. Elsewhere, Lindsay enlists the help of Halstead to act as her date for her high school reunion to get back at an old rival. Ice-T & Kelli Giddish guest star.

To see these two great casts collide, tune in to NBC at 9/8c & 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching Criminal Minds, Mixology, American Idol, Suburgatory, and The Americans.

Kyle’s Choice

theamericans226smallI’m so excited for the return of one of my favorite new shows of last season, The Americans. The series is set in the 1980s, in Washington DC during the heart of the Cold War. Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings may seem like your average American couple with two children, but they are actually deep cover spies for the KGB, sent here to gather intelligence to send back to Moscow. And their next door neighbor just happens to work for the Counter Intelligence Division of the CIA. In last year’s exciting season finale, Elizabeth was almost caught in a CIA trap, but managed to narrowly avoid capture. Meanwhile, the Jennings’ daughter Paige was starting to get suspicious of her parents’ comings and goings at odd hours.

What I love about this series is that not only is it an exciting, action-packed spy drama, but we also learn a lot about these characters and get a lot of great dramatic scenes, as well. I also really enjoy the 1980s setting and how the lack of technology forces these spies to do things the old fashioned way—using wigs for disguises, dead drops and payphones to pass information, honeytraps to coerce targets, tape recorders that need to be changed manually, and so on. This forces these spies to do a lot of the dirty work up close instead of working from a distance using a cell phone or the Internet. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

On tonight’s episode, “Comrades,” Elizabeth and Philip fear for their network and family after a mission goes awry. Meanwhile, Paige’s suspicions grow.

See the season premiere tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, Criminal Minds, The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, Mixology, Revolution, Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, Legit, Ali G: Rezurection, Men at Work, Opposite Worlds, and Workaholics.

JJ’s Choice

arrow226smallTonight, Arrow returns. and I still cannot get over how great this show and season are becoming. Laurel seems to be hitting rock bottom every week, everybody now knows Sara is back, Nyssa released Sara—which might not turn out so good for Starling City—Oliver now knows about Thea, and that was all just one episode. And now we’ll have to deal with the rekindling of Oliver and Sara’s relationship (and here we’ll see how Laurel hits a new rock bottom).

On tonight’s episode, “Time of Death,” Felicity feels left out when Oliver makes Sara a part of the team; a brilliant thief known as The Clock King arms himself with technology that can open bank vaults; Laurel refuses to attend a party for Sara. Robert Knepper & Alex Kingston guest star.

Find out how Laurel copes on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching American Idol, Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, Suburgatory, Modern Family, The Tomorrow People, and The Real World.

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