If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/12/14

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and spent time with the women in their life that matter. Mother’s Day around here was filled with lots of surprises and a fishing trip—I didn’t catch a thing, which was disappointing. On another bittersweet note, it’s another week filled with series & season finales of some of our favorite shows, so enough with the chatter and let’s see what we’re recommending tonight.

Megan’s Choice #1

bones512smallI have been a Bones fan from the beginning, and I will continue to be a fan until the end, which is why this whole story line about Booth leaving to head up another unit is so disconcerting. Booth and Brennan are simply not supposed to be anywhere else other than right where they are, so the writers need to stop playing with my emotions. Last episode we saw was a great one that had Brennan and Booth catching the elusive Ghost Killer. Stephanie McNamara was the killer all along. After suffering physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her father for years, she took her hurt out on others. Her deceitful ways ended up getting her killed when a man she framed for murder got out of jail and got even. I wasn’t the least bit surprised at the identity of the Ghost Killer, but I am very pleased that this story line seems to have come to an end and we can move on with more pressing situations. We only have tonight and then one more episode before our married crime-fighting team goes on hiatus, so let’s hope they are stellar ones.

On tonight’s episode, “The Drama in the Queen,” the Jeffersonian team investigates the death of Brian Thomas, the head swim coach at a community college, whose remains were found dumped at the bottom of a well. When possible suspects tell Brennan and Sweets that Brian may have been having an affair, the team digs a little deeper, only to find details of Brian’s secret life. Meanwhile, Sweets fills in for Booth in the investigation while Booth prepares to testify before a Congressional sub-committee, and the Jeffersonian team gets a new intern (guest star Laura Spencer) who catches Sweets’s attention.

To see how this intern and Sweets hit it off, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.
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Jenny’s Choice

castle512smallLast week’s Castle was one of the best of the series, wrapping up a story line that’s been a major presence in Beckett’s life since episode one: her mother’s murder. Beckett was apparently getting too close to finding the proof she needed to take down Senator Bracken. The money guy she’d found while following Vulcan Simmons was murdered, and Gates yanked her from the case. Not one to sit at home doing nothing, she found the car she saw the money guy get into, coming face to face with Simmons…who was then found dead himself after she left. Then come to find out that she’d been set up for his murder because someone stole her personal weapon and shot him, picking up all the casings and digging out all the bullets…but one. Beckett & Castle went into hiding when IAB started searching for her, and during that time, Bracken and his goons found her and nearly killed her, but Beckett is a superwoman and beat the goons after Bracken left, before she passed out moments before Castle found her. He was taking her away when she realized…sort of…what the clue from Smith (whom they’d met up with in the midst of it all) meant. She made Castle take her to her apartment to look through her mother’s things. Of course, even though Ryan & Espo sneaked her in, IAB was prepared and arrested all four of them. As they led her into the precinct, she figured out the rest of the clue and even though their guns trained on her, she found the tape her mother had hidden in the family of elephants statue on her desk. In it, Bracken admits to a lot of bad things, including murder…and plotting to kill Beckett’s mother. So Beckett got to go free, and then she walked in to a press interview Bracken was giving, on camera, and arrests him. The funniest part was that he was talking about how he planned to end corruption, etc. Talk about poetic justice!

Whew! Bracken’s still alive, but hopefully we’ve seen the last of him. Tonight is the season finale, and it’s what we’ve been leading up to all season (frankly, for six seasons!): the wedding. Will it ACTUALLY happen? If the writers screw with us and the wedding is interrupted…and then NOT actually gone through with by the end, I’ll be one very unhappy shipper.

On tonight’s episode, “For Better or Worse,” Castle and Beckett’s long-awaited wedding is almost here, but when a shocking surprise threatens to ruin the big day, they are sent on a wild mission filled with masked men, angry bikers, and a charming ne’er-do-well from Beckett’s past. Eddie McClintock (Warehouse 13) guest stars.

See if the wedding actually happens tonight on ABC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Bones, Rewrapped, Friends with Better Lives, Mike & Molly, Warehouse 13, & Mystery Diners.

Kyle’s Choice

fwbl512smallCBS has canceled Friends with Better Lives, but there’s still plenty of unaired episodes to go, and rumor has it that 20th Century Fox is shopping the show elsewhere (though that rumor seems to pop up for pretty much every canceled series). Last week, Lowell convinced Bobby and Will that their “boys’ night” of watching The Good Wife and eating cupcakes was not manly enough, so the guys went on an all-night drink-fest. When they woke up the next morning, they realized they had stolen some police bikes, and they decided to play bike cop for a day. Meanwhile, Kate tried to prove to Jules that the cashier at the supermarket was giving her special treatment because of her looks, and when Jules had an allergic reaction causing her face to swell, the point was proven. Finally, Andi was jealous to learn that her husband had centerfold models as patients and became a bit insecure about her own body.

I’m not surprised CBS canceled the show—I think it was way too risque for the 8:30/7:30c time slot in which it airs—though most of CBS’s sitcoms are highly-inappropriate for younger audiences. Maybe some cable network will pick it up—might make a good pairing with Cougar Town, or as a replacement for the now-canceled Men at Work, on TBS. But hopefully CBS will at least air out the rest of the episodes so we can enjoy them.

On tonight’s episode, “Yummy Mummy,” Kate discovers that her new beau has a daughter, which makes her uncomfortable. Elsewhere, a playgroup father flirts with Andi.

Get your laughs from this show while you can tonight on CBS at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Castle, The Blacklist, Bones, 24: Live Another Day, and Rewrapped.

Megan’s Choice #2

thevoice2013smallThe Voice is so incredible this season that it’s almost hard to watch—which is oddly good. Let me explain. It’s difficult to watch because you fall in love with the talent week after week after week, but then you have to watch these singers go home who are actually better than most the artists we have on the radio today. I don’t care if you agree or not…so far, the talent on this show could smack down some of the chart-topping artists we have: ex: Kesha wouldn’t stand a chance in a vocal battle with Sisaundra or Delvin, who both went home last week. What is also difficult is to see Adam’s new hair. What the heck was he thinking? Blond isn’t for everyone, and I am not a fan of his Eminem hair. Let’s hope he sees the error of his ways and changes it back soon.

On tonight’s episode, “Top 5 Finalists,” the remaining five—Jake, Kat, Kristen, Josh, and Christina—take to the stage to fight yet again for the chance to be the last one standing.

To watch a vocal battle to rival all others, tune in to NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Star-Crossed, Mike & Molly, The Blacklist, Castle, and 24:Live Another Day.

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