If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/29/14

I get my computer back today! Thank goodness! I didn’t realize how slow this one is until I had to use it while my new one was off getting the mouse button replaced. Eek. I’ll be so glad to have it back. That, combined with all the great TV tonight, makes my Tuesday VERY good. Check out our recommendations to help make your Tuesday a little brighter.

Jenny’s Choice

personofinterest429smallPerson of Interest is really ramping up the drama and excitement, what with our almost-superheros battling not only Vigilance, but also Control and Decima. We thought Control was going to be their biggest threat—because while Vigilance is deadly, they’re more than a pain in the ass to Reese, Shaw, & co. than anything—but Decima has now planted a big ol’ target on Reese and, more immediate right now, Finch. During the last episode, Reese and Finch had to protect a congressman, but it turned out that the congressman WAS the threat—to them and the Machine, no less. It was tense for a bit, as Reese and Shaw argued with Finch about whether or not to kill him. I could see both arguments. For a minute, we thought Reeshaw had killed him against Finch’s wishes and pleas, but then we saw them running from the cops (and Shaw get hit in the leg), and right at the end, we saw the congressman alive and well…and pretty much in cahoots with Decima, who got the okay to tap into the country’s surveillance systems. Their first test to show Control how the new Machine can work? Track down Harold Finch.

Eek! Finch and Reese can’t die. Without both of them, the show is no more. But they’ve already killed off Carter, who I thought was integral. I don’t want to lose Shaw or Fusco…or frankly, even Root, who has really grown on me since she’s come over from the dark side…sort of. With only tonight’s episode plus two more left in the season, I’m truly getting worried for all five of them. Will the be able to outsmart Decima? Will all five work closely together to take them down? I’m biting my nails at the thought of what we might see tonight and in the next two weeks!

On tonight’s episode, “Beta,” as Decima uses Samaritan’s feeds to hunt Reese and Shaw, Greer exploits Finch’s greatest weakness in an attempt to lure him out of hiding: his love for his former fiancée, Grace Hendricks.

Find out if Decima gets their dirty, evil little hands on any of the good guys tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing NCIS, 19 Kids & Counting, Chow Masters, NCIS: LA, The Goldbergs, Growing Up Fisher, Trophy Wife, Chicago Fire, Chopped, The Little Couple, & Playing House.
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Megan’s Choice

shield429smallI think that watching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D lately is giving me grey hair with all the double agent and backstabbing fiascos that are going on. Last week’s episode, we watched as Ward tried desperately to keep his identity under wraps; he even managed to pass a lie detector test, but that didn’t fool Skye in the end. She was just starting to let herself fall for him when she stumbled upon the body of Koenig, revealing that the man she was just kissing is indeed a murderer and a lying scumbag. I was sad for Skye because she really did care about Ward, but I’m impressed with how she held it together and even went with him when he insisted he needed her help. Not sure how that mess is going to end up, but I hope it ends with her shooting him in the head or something equally dramatic. Elsewhere, Coulson saved “The Cellist,” who turned out to be the woman he loved. That was an intense story line to watch unfold, and it really gave a new insight into the man we have all grown to love. I’m really anxious to see where this show is headed and if they can continue to keep the audience on board.

On tonight’s episode, “Nothing Personal,” just when there’s no one left to trust, Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders)—from Marvel’s The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Solider —returns to team up with Coulson as S.H.I.E.L.D. is being destroyed around them.

To see if Maria can help Coulson save the day, tune in to ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Mindy Project, The Voice, Chicago Fire, NCIS: LA, NCIS, Glee, New Girl, and Chopped.

Kyle’s Choice

playinghouse429smallTonight, USA Network adds a new half-hour comedy to its lineup: Playing House. The series finds career woman Emma (Jessica St. Clair) making a quick trip back to her hometown for her childhood best friend Maggie’s (Lennon Parham) baby shower. At the party, Maggie discovers that the father of her baby has some very unusual “extracurricular” activities, and this causes her happy world to come crashing down. Now Emma must decide if she will fly back to China to save her career, or stick around to help her best friend get through her issues and raise her baby.

I really enjoyed tonight’s pilot—while the premise may sound a bit dramatic, there’s still plenty of humor. These two women are hilarious together, and the actresses really know how to play off one another. The flow of the banter between them feels so natural that I’m guessing that there is quite a bit of improv involved.

On tonight’s first episode, “Pilot,” Emma is dedicated to her successful international career, but when her childhood best friend Maggie, who is expecting her first child, asks her to fly back to their hometown to attend her baby shower, neither has any clue what life has in store. Then on the second episode, “Bird Bones,” Emma and Maggie agree to go out on a ladies’ brunch with Mark’s wife Tina, who the women have nicknamed Bird Bones, and Mark, Emma’s former flame and a police officer, is investigating the bizarre crime of stolen garden gnomes.

Check out this new comedy tonight on USA Network at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 9:31/8:31c.

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

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