If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/27/14

What a difference a week makes! I already miss the Olympics, and I didn’t even watch a minute of the events or ceremonies. But I loved the way it soothed my over-taxed TiVo! While it’s great to get a lot of new things to watch, it’s also a bit overwhelming—it looks like my weekends are once again going to be dedicated to catching up on the prior 6 days of DVR backlog!

Kyle’s Choice

theredroad227smallTonight, Sundance TV kicks off the all-new original drama, The Red Road. When a college student disappears in the New Jersey Mountains, home of the Lenape Mountain Native American tribe, it doesn’t help the already-tense race relations in the area. In charge of the investigation is Sheriff Harold Jensen (Martin Henderson). His wife Jean (Julianne Nicholson, Boardwalk Empire), a recovering alcoholic, is over-protective of the couple’s two girls and doesn’t like the idea of her daughter dating a Native American. Meanwhile, Lenape Tribe member and ex-con Phillip Kopus (Jason Momoa, Game of Thrones) mysteriously returns to town to visit his father Jack (Tom Sizemore), a longtime drug dealer and criminal.

Sundance seems to be firing on all cylinders lately when it comes to these original/imported dramas, so I’m really interested to check out this new series. It’s got a great cast and an interesting premise. Plus, it’s also only 6 episodes, so it’s not a huge time commitment in this increasingly busy TV landscape!

On tonight’s episode, “Arise My Love, Shake Off This Dream,” police officer Harold Jenson tries to balance his increasingly stressful work duties while his home life slips into disarray; a shocking tragedy upends the lives of all involved.

See how the student’s disappearance affects all those involved tonight on Sundance at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy, Community, Parks and Recreation, Hollywood Game Night, Parenthood, Chopped Canada, King of the Nerds, Vikings, and Portlandia.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

tbbt227smallIt’s been three weeks since the last new episode of The Big Bang Theory…which was a HUGE one for Amy & Sheldon. Amy arranged for herself & Sheldon (& then Bernadette & Howard) to go on a train ride for Valentine’s Day, hoping to entice Sheldon with the fact that it was a real train that he could geek out on. And he did. Unfortunately, he met a lonely, weird, single guy who was as train-obsessed as Sheldon himself was, and the two struck up a friendship, which left Amy as a third wheel with their friends. When she complained and put her foot down, he responded by asking her what was enough romance: wine, gazing into her eyes…or a kiss. Then he planted a big honking 11-second smooch on her, and he even moved toward her, really getting into it. They both enjoyed it—she was stunned by his sudden movement…while he was surprised he enjoyed it. Meanwhile, Raj met a vet when Penny & Leonard poisoned his dog with chocolate accidentally. Cute, but really, the episode was all about Sheldon & Amy.

So how will the kiss affect the couple? I’ve seen the preview, and frankly, it scares me. I think the producers would have a riot on their hands if they break up Sheldon & Amy, but Sheldon’s gone through a LOT of changes since he & Amy became a couple, so will he be able to handle it all? I don’t know.

On tonight’s episode, “The Table Polarization,” Leonard buys a dining room table and it causes Sheldon to reevaluate the changes in his life. Meanwhile, Wolowitz is offered a chance to go back to space and Bernadette struggles with whether or not to encourage him. Carol Ann Susi (as Mrs. Wolowitz), Casey Sander (as Mr. Rostenskowski), Christopher Neiman, & Michael Massimino (real-life astronaut) guest star.

Find out what decisions Sheldon & Howard make tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Millers, Chopped Canada, Hollywood Game Night, Two and a Half Men, King of the Nerds, & Elementary.

Megan’s Choice

vikings227smallLast season, Vikings premiered on History Channel and took televisions everywhere under siege with its historic battles combined with incredible character growth. We were all hooked. Now our favorite Norsemen are back for a second season that I am super excited about. When we left off last season, Ragnar assembled a small party to travel to Gotaland to resolve a land dispute with Jarl, who was curious if he could make Ragnar an ally or if he’s still the puppet of the king. There was also a nasty plague in Kattegat, and the people were looking to Lagertha to help appease the gods. Another season with a tremendous amount of story being packed into 10 new episodes is guaranteed to keep us all on the edge of our seats.

On tonight’s episode, “Brother’s War,” Ragnar and King Horik’s forces begin their battle against Jarl Borg; Princess Aslaug makes her way to Kattegat.

To see how this battle unfolds, tune in to History Channel at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, Elementary, The Crazy Ones, American Idol, Chopped Canada, and Scandal.

JJ’s Choice

scandal227smallTo me, the third season of Scandal hasn’t been the greatest. Too many characters, and I really do not care about B613. But the winter finale tried to reset some of the pieces. With Jake at the head of B613, hopefully something else to do for Rowan, and the ramifications of Sally killing her husbands (there have to be more ramifications, right?), this season might be able to turn it around. And we definitely know that Olivia’s mom is evil and in DC, which could be interesting after we’ve already seen how sick and twisted she is.

On tonight’s episode, “Ride, Sally, Ride,” the White House deals with a bombshell announcement from Sally Langston. Meanwhile, Olivia finds herself in a challenging new role.

Find out how Olivia deals on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching American Idol, The Big Bang Theory, Community, The Vampire Diaries, Parks and Recreation, Hollywood Game Night, and The Crazy Ones.

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