If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/18/14

Spring break has been good so far for my kid… He’s been playing outside, playing video games inside, and…well, cleaning his room for the first time in way too long. Ack. Five bags of trash! *sigh* Teenagers are interesting. 😉 To take my mind off what his room looked like, we have some recommendations for TV tonight. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

rizzoliandislessmallI hate that we’ve only gotten four new episodes of Rizzoli & Isles for the second half of season four, although season five starts back up in three months, so there’s that, at least. Last week, a restaurant/food truck owner/winner of a cooking competition show very reminiscent of Top Chef keeled over dead in the middle of the lunch crowd at the food truck. Maura recognized almost immediately that he’d been poisoned, but thankfully, aside from a bloody nose, she was fine. It turned out to be the second place finisher in the show—the man who was running the winner’s food truck for him—who killed him, all because he was ticked off that he hadn’t won and he wanted the money that sacrificing the quality of the hot sauce they made would bring. In other news, Maura’s biological mother, Hope, came to Jane and asked for help in getting Maura to forgive her. In the end, Maura did forgive her, and they agreed to start fresh.

Tonight is the final episode with Lee Thompson Young, and his character, Barry Frost, because of Young’s passing a few months ago. It’ll be sad to see the episode, especially since his exit isn’t planned, so we won’t get any real closure for the character. Whatever they came up with for next season, we’ll learn then.

On tonight’s episode, “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone,” Homeland Security steps in when a senator’s daughter is found murdered. The squad rushes to solve the case, which could put national security at risk. Meanwhile, Tommy (guest star Colin Egglesfield) and Frankie get into a fight after Tommy starts slipping back into bad old habits. And Jane reveals some shocking news that could change her life forever.

Check out the season finale tonight on TNT at 9/8c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

brooklynn99318smallBrooklyn Nine-Nine is so ridiculous, but also so entertaining at the same time. It’s impossible not to fall in love with this show and the cast right off the bat. On last week’s episode, we saw Charles ask Jake to be his best man, which put Jake in a difficult situation of not really speaking his mind and being supportive of Charles’s crazy choices. Jake actually surprised me with the way he handled telling Charles to go talk to Vivian about things without worrying about confrontation, because that’s what a best man really should do, but not exactly the usual style for Jake. We also watched Terry, Amy, and Gina go on a new diet, which, in all honesty, none of them needed, but it turned out Terry was doing it to help his wife. Amy is very cranky when she’s hungry, and that was an interesting side of her to see. I don’t care what the main story of an episode of this show is because regardless, I’ve loved them all.

On tonight’s episode, “Unsolvable,” when Jake gets the weekend off, he decides to take on a cold case that everyone thinks is unsolvable, but with Terry’s help, the two try to crack the case once and for all. Meanwhile, Amy plans a romantic trip with Teddy (guest star Kyle Bornheimer), and Gina and Rosa let Charles in on one of their best-kept secrets.

To see what cold case Jake and Terry crack, tune in to FOX at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, NCIS: LA, The Goldbergs, Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe, Chicago Fire, Person of Interest, Mind Games, Glee, Chopped, Pretty Little Liars, and The Little Couple.

Kyle’s Choice

foxandcosmallSyfy is pulling an Amazon by airing three pilots under the banner of “Syfy First” and allowing viewers to vote on the shows and let them know if they should make more episodes. Tonight, they are airing the third and final pilot, Foxy & Co. This reality series finds former Face Off contestant Eric Fox (season 4) attempting to start his own make-up effects studio, along with fellow former contestants Nicole Chilelli (season 3 winner), RJ Haddy (seasons 2 & 5), and Roy Wooley (seasons 3 & 5).

I really like this idea of getting pilots out there for the fans to see and vote on. I wish more networks would take this approach. There are so many great-sounding pilots made each year that no one ever gets to see. So if you’re a fan of Face Off and enjoy tonight’s spin-off, be sure to let Syfy know you want to see more at http://www.syfy.com/syfyfirst!

Check out the new pilot tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe, The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife, Mind Games, About a Boy, Growing Up Fisher, Glee, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Supernatural, Chopped, Cougar Town, Chrisley Knows Best, Face Off, and Kroll Show.

Jenny’s Choice #2

ncisla318smallMy second pick tonight is the new episode of NCIS: LA. On the last episode, two weeks ago, there was an explosion at a fish market, and it turned out that there was an undercover DEA agent already there and on the job. There was a bit of a flirtation between her and Deeks, although I don’t think he was serious about it. He’s clearly still thinking and worrying about Kensi. Speaking of Kensi, she had a lead on the White Ghost guy she was sent there to find and kill, but when she saw him, she was surprised when it WASN’T who she thought it was, and she hesitated…and then missed the shot, barely getting out of the line of fire when they shot back and allowing the bad guy to get away.

So why did she hesitate? Was she THAT surprised the bad guy wasn’t Sabatino? Surely not… (I, personally, think the bad guy is Andrew Leeds’ character, Tech Operator John Booker—come on…the guy was Pelant on Bones!) We’re coming up on the end of Kensi’s arc in Afghanistan (and the end of Daniela Ruah’s maternity leave). I have a feeling that it isn’t going to go smoothly. And tonight’s episode description doesn’t bode well…

On tonight’s episode, “Between the Lines,” when an undercover agent is identified and executed by a local gang, the team must locate the mole before other agents’ lives are put in danger. Meanwhile, Granger begins to worry when Kensi disappears in Afghanistan.

See if the team can find the mole and if Kensi is okay tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing NCIS, Chopped, The Goldbergs, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Growing Up Fisher, Trophy Wife, Chicago Fire, Cougar Town, The Little Couple, & Person of Interest.

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