If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/15/14

I’m not sure about anyone else, but I think that this weather has been the weirdest we’ve had in a long time. One day, it’s warm, sunny, and spring-like. The next, it’s snowing?! Honestly, I dare not pack away the winter clothes because at this rate, we’re going to get a snowstorm in July! To keep my mind off the schizophrenic weather, let’s see what we’re recommending tonight.

Megan’s Choice #1

ncisla415smallThis season of NCIS: LA has been a complete emotional rollercoaster, especially with the story line involving Kensi and Deeks. I was so excited to see Kensi back, but I think I hated her in Ops as much as Eric did, although I do admit to liking Nell in the field. Kensi is still my favorite girl agent, though. They haven’t written themselves into a corner with the relationship, because at the moment, there really is no set decision for them. They could be together or not—I vote for together! On the other hand, Sam and Callen are both kicking ass and taking names as usual; especially last week, when they solved a murder that surrounded money embezzled from Al Qaeda years ago. In the end, the money was found and the bad guys went away, which in my books is a good ending.

On tonight’s episode, “Three Hearts,” when an undercover NCIS agent is suspected of working for the smuggler he’s supposed to be investigating, the team takes him into custody to find his true intentions. Meanwhile, Kensi and Deeks discuss their personal relationship as Kensi returns to the field.

To see where Kensi and Deeks head, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.
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Jenny’s Choice

chicagofire415smallI’ve been enjoying Chicago Fire recently. Last week was very sad. Jones seemed to have accepted her father’s decision (order) that she quit the job on Squad and move to an administration position, even though the guys were going to stand up to him for her. But at the end, we saw her writing a letter, and then we learned that she killed herself. That phone call interrupted Casey & Dawson’s reunion—they’d argued and then she’d gone with Shay on a girl’s weekend at a cabin in the woods. Meanwhile, Severide called in some favors when Dave Bloom (the firefighter from Denver who they saved from a car wreck a while back and who Severide has been trying to help) got arrested for a DUI. He got Bloom released into his custody and then set it up so he’d get into rehab. He thought Bloom wasn’t going to show up, but as Severide was heading to his car, Bloom showed up in a cab, quickly downing a can of beer.

On tonight’s episode, “A Heavy Weight,” a suicide note is delivered to a surprised Dawson and Lt. Severide digs deeper into Bloom’s (guest star W. Earl Brown) dark past. Elsewhere, Chief Boden learns shocking news, and with the help of Shay, Lt. Casey goes on the search for a life-changing item.

See what news Boden learns and what (ring?) Casey buys tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing NCIS, 19 Kids & Counting, NCIS: LA, Growing Up Fisher, Fargo, The Little Couple, & Person of Interest.

Kyle’s Choice

fargo415smallTonight, FX kicks off their own 10-episode limited series adaptation of the 1996 Coen brothers film, Fargo. This series will follow an all-new “true crime,” with brand new characters, but the same style of humor that made the film so popular. The series follows small-town insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman), who falls prey to manipulative drifter Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton). This adaptation will also have its own share of oddball Minnesota police deputies, including single dad Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks) and the ambitious Molly Solverson (Allison Tolman). The rest of the show’s amazing recurring cast includes Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh, Glenn Howerton, Joey King, Peter Breitmayer, Tom Musgrave, Josh Close, Russell Harvard, Adam Goldberg, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele.

While I wasn’t a fan of the original film when I saw it in the theater, I recently re-watched/reviewed it on Blu-ray and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The characters were so fun and quirky, and I wanted to see even more of the craziness that went on in their world. So I’m really excited to check out this new series to see how this style of story works in a longer-form. Plus, that cast list is amazing!

On tonight’s episode, “The Crocodile’s Dilemma,” a manipulative drifter preys upon a small-town insurance salesman.

Check out the zany fun tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Celebrity Wife Swap, About a Boy, Growing Up Fisher, Glee, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Supernatural, Chrisley Knows Best, Face Off, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, and Awkward.

JJ’s Choice

shield415smallLast week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was great! With the implications of what happened during Captain America: Winter Soldier, the show really had to adapt, and it will be interesting moving forward. With S.H.I.E.L.D. disbanded and Ward apparantly a Hydra agent, unbeknownst to the rest of the team, it will be interesting to see how Coulson and the team deal with the new reality they are facing.

On tonight’s episode, “Providence,” the team seeks refuge in the last place anyone would look and attempt to unlock some of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s secrets, secrets that could destroy them all.

Find out where they hide and what they find on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Glee, The Mindy Project, and Awkward.

Megan’s Choice #2

themindyproject415smallThe Mindy Project built me up and then crushed my buttercup. I was so excited to have Mindy and Danny together. They were, in my mind, the best couple on this show ever. Danny acted like a fool when Mindy wanted to go public at the practice about them dating. This debacle ended up causing people to believe Mindy was actually hooking up with Peter and that she was the chubster that he’s been messing around with. Mindy cleared it all up, and then Danny gave her a beautiful speech about how she was his best friend and he couldn’t live without her—just before he crushed her heart by saying they should stay friends. WHY!!! Why, writers, why? That was a couple of episodes of happiness that ended in my shipper self curled up on the couch with ice cream. *sigh* On the bright side, the second episode last week had Mindy finally being appreciated for the benefit of her being in the practice when she almost leaves to work in an all-female practice. By the end of that episode, they were all friends again, and Mindy drove a bus over a curb—hilarity all around!

On tonight’s episode, “Think Like a Peter,” Peter encourages Mindy to think more like a man. To test his advice, they head out to a bar, where they meet Lee (guest star Max Greenfield, New Girl), a smooth-talking first-grade teacher who is up to no good. Meanwhile, Danny tries to give relationship advice to Tamra.

To see if Peter’s dating advice works, tune in to FOX at 9:30/8:30c

I’ll also be watching The Voice, NCIS, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Glee, New Girl, and Person of Interest.

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