If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/30/14

We are halfway through another busy week, and I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to relaxing tonight with some great TV. A cup of tea, a cozy blanket, and a large dose of television does this girl some good, so let’s see what we’re recommending to help cure what ails us.

Megan’s Choice #1

chicagopd430smallLast night on Chicago Fire, the city of Chicago was hit with a tragic bombing, which left one of Fire Department 51’s own trapped and many other victims dead. While the chief and his firefighters continue to search for missing victims tonight, Chicago PD picks up the rest of the two-part episode to help us come to terms with the damage. We’ll see Voight and his team try to find out who is behind this horrific act and hopefully catch them before another bomb is detonated. I was most moved by Burgess’s performance on last night’s episode when she found out her niece was one of the seriously injured from the first explosion. She was so emotionally raw and compelling that it makes perfect sense why she is quickly becoming my favorite part of this police drama.

On tonight’s episode, “8:30 PM,” the Intelligence Unit works to find the bombers. Even with government agencies in the mix, Voight and his team work the case from their own angles and connections. Lindsay and Antonio question doctors who handled the transplant surgery for an ambassador from Syria, but no clues emerge. Olinsky gets some solid intel, and the team works from there. It’s a race against time as they realize there may be additional bombs targeted to detonate. Meanwhile, Burgess sits vigil for her niece, whose life hangs in the balance.

To see how this intense crossover event comes to a conclusion, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

csi430smallIt’s been three weeks since the last new CSI, which is too long for me. I really love it. Last time, the case was really, really gross, all about a cannibalistic killer. The coolest (and kind of grossest) part was watching the woman performing for viewers as she “ate” them—with a camera actually going into her mouth, down her throat, and below. Fortunately for them, it actually caught her murder on camera as a knife was thrust into her.

Tonight is the…planted pilot, sort of, for the new spin-off, which I’m thrilled about. Patricia Arquette (Medium) will play Avery Ryan, Special Agent in Charge at the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI in Quantico, VA. She’s tasked with solving high-octane crimes that start in the mind, live online, and play out into the real world. Avery Ryan is inspired by real-life Cyber Psychologist Mary Aiken (who serves as a producer of the potential spin-off). This new one hasn’t been ordered to series yet (that decision will come sometime in May), but I have my fingers crossed. I’m curious about how they’ll tie this in to the CSI franchise, besides just featuring Arquette’s character in a single episode tonight. It seems like Arquette & the others from the spin-off could cross over to a variety of CBS shows, from Criminal Minds to Blue Bloods.

On tonight’s episode, “Kitty,” the CSIs investigate the cyber-related murder of a prominent casino owner’s wife and receive help from the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division. Patricia Arquette guest stars.

Check out the introduction of Avery Ryan and see how she helps them solve the murder tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Mixology, Hot in Cleveland, Chicago PD, & The Soul Man.

Kyle’s Choice

the100430smallThis past weekend, I managed to catch up on The 100, watching the first 6 episodes all in a row. In the last episode, Bellamy and his crew searched for his missing sister. What they didn’t know was that Octavia had been rescued from the grounders by a strange man who locked her up in his cave. The guys found themselves ambushed by the grounders, but managed to track down Octavia. She told them how the man had saved her, but the guys didn’t listen and knocked the man out. Meanwhile, Raven confronted Clarke about her relationship with Finn, but when Finn arrived back at the camp badly wounded from the grounder attack, Raven dropped everything to try to fix the radio so they could contact Clarke’s mother for help. And to make matters worse, another acid storm was approaching.

I really enjoyed my marathon of the first half of the season—it’ll be interesting to see how it fares as a week-by-week show now. I can’t say I was thrilled about the typical CW love triangle aspect, but the series has set up some really interesting things. What are the grounders, and what do they want? Who was this man who saved Octavia, and is he a grounder, too? Will the folks on the ship get the message that the Earth is OK (ignoring the acid storms, of course)?

On tonight’s episode, “Contents Under Pressure,” Clarke and Raven make contact with the Ark. Meanwhile, Kane wrestles with guilt over a recent decision.

See how the contact with the Ark goes tonight on The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, Criminal Minds, CSI, The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, Revolution, Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, The Americans, Legit, and Flipping Out.

Megan’s Choice #2

criminalminds430smallI’m thrilled that Criminal Minds is back with an all-new episode tonight after taking a two-week break. Two weeks without my dose of this show seems like torture. When we last saw our fantastic BAU team, they were hunting down an UnSub who was kidnapping people in Memphis, but what drew my attention more that episode was the relationship drama between Morgan and Savannah. She was getting tired of his schedule and how often his job got in the way of their plans, and he tried his usual passive aggressive way to get her to dump him. In the end, Morgan came to his senses and told her that they would make it work because he loved her. I may always hold a torch for Morgan and Garcia to get together, but in the end, all I want is my favorite characters to be happy, and Morgan is definitely happy these days.

On tonight’s episode, “Fatal,” when victims are found dead from arsenic poisoning in Long Beach, Calif., handwritten death threats and other clues have the BAU looking for an UnSub fascinated with Greek mythology. Meanwhile, Hotch has concerns about participating in Jack’s third grade career day.

To see who is hearing the cues from the Greek Gods wrong, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Law & Order: SVU, CSI, Suburgatory, and Arrow.

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