If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/21/14

Looks like summer temperatures are starting to creep up on us finally, although where I am, I wish it would get a lot hotter so the blackfly season would be over. Those little pesky bugs are like clouds right now, which is making our yard work difficult. Let’s see what we’re recommending tonight to give me a reason to avoid the bugs.

Megan’s Choice

chicagopd521smallChicago PD has had a fantastic first season, and I’m sorry it’s time for it to go on hiatus already, because I am super invested in these characters. Voight is a badass, who may step over the line at times, but he really does have a good heart and he gets the job done. That said, I applaud Antonio and Halstead for not wanting Voight and Olinsky to kill Pulpo, even though realistically, he deserved it. I am really not very happy with Jin for being a rat for Internal Affairs, because I really like his character, but I hope that when Voight finds out, he understands that Jin is doing it to protect his dad. On another hand, Voight has already fired Sumner, thinking she was the mole, but I was so unhappy with whom he chose to replace her with. Voight announced that Atwater was Sumner’s replacement and not Burgess. When Burgess asks why it wasn’t her, Voight’s answer was that he doesn’t tolerate in-house romance. Well, screw him, because as far as officers go, Burgess deserved it way more and she has done her job, despite her involvement with Ruzek. Let’s see where it goes from here tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “A Beautiful Friendship,” Atwater settles nicely into his new job in intelligence; a desperate Lindsay confides in Voight.

To see what happens with Lindsay, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Modern Family, Law & Order: SVU, American Idol, The 100, and Save my Bakery.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

motive2014asmallABC’s Motive is a procedural with a twist: both the killer and the victim are identified up front, yet we don’t know the connection, how the victim is killed, or why, ie: the motive. Once they are revealed, we see the cops at the crime scene, and through flashbacks, we see the story as it unfolds, going back and forth from that to the current time in the investigation. I love it because it IS a different twist, and since I love a procedural but they are pretty much the same, this is a nice change.

I’ve seen the premiere plus an episode from June, and I have to say that it’s just as good as the first season. I love the chemistry between Detectives Flynn and Vega. This year, there’s a new commander because their old one got a promotion. Warren Christie (Alphas) has joined the team as Sergeant Mark Cross, who Angie has a history with. It’ll be interesting to see how that plays out and learn more about that history.

On tonight’s episode, “Raw Deal,” Detectives Flynn and Vega investigate a suspected suicide victim who may have had some unwelcome help ending his life. Meanwhile, the Metro Police Department homicide team has a new commander, Sergeant Mark Cross, a charismatic former undercover detective with a mysterious link to Angie’s past.

Find out how the squad solves the case tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Save My Bakery, & Chicago PD.

Kyle’s Choice

survivorcagayansmallTonight, one of the most interesting seasons of Survivor in a long time comes to a close. Last week, tensions were high between Kass and Trish. And once Spencer won the immunity idol, the others had to think about eliminating one of their own. Everyone knew that Tony had 2 idols, so no one wanted to vote for him. So Kass, Spencer, and Woo decided that their best move was to eliminate Trish, as she and Tony were inseparable. At the tribal council, Tony took his second idol and threw it away, and in the end, he also voted for Trish.

I really didn’t understand Tony’s move—why didn’t he save Trish with his spare idol and at least have one partner going into the final 4? The others seem keen on taking Tony with them to the end, but I really hope that doesn’t happen. They think Tony would never win because no one likes him, but the fact is that he played a much better game than anyone else and probably deserves to win. I really hate Tony and don’t want to see him even make the final 3. In the end, I’d love to see Spencer win, as he did make some great moves and win some important challenges. Woo didn’t really do much of anything, and Kass turned on her nerd tribe way too quickly.

On tonight’s 2-hour finale, the four remaining castaways are reduced to the final three, who face the jury. The jurors then vote for the winner. Then, in the 1-hour reunion special, the winner is revealed as the castaways reunite to discuss the season.

Find out how the final four plays out and who wins tonight on CBS starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Middle, Modern Family, Revolution, The 100, The Americans, and Save My Bakery.

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