If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/20/14

Here’s hoping my Wednesday will be better than my Tuesday was. My kiddo went to bed Monday night feeling a little sucky but not too bad…but woke up Tuesday morning feeling major sucky—sore throat, horrible hacking cough… Needless to say, he stayed home from school and slept all morning. Poor thing. 🙁 That did mean we got to catch up on some TV in the afternoon before he did some homework, though, so that’s not a bad thing. 🙂 Let’s see what Megan, Kyle, & I are recommending tonight so you have an idea of what to watch.

Jenny’s Choice

motive2014asmallMy pick tonight is the new episode of Motive. Last week was kind of heartbreaking. A skeezy (REALLY skeezy) real-estate developer was found dead. He was shot three times—twice with blanks, once with a live round. The killer(s) turned out to be three brothers who’d made a deal with the guy, who’d then backed out and kicked them out of their house and garage anyway—even after their little sister had…given herself to him to make a deal. Murder’s wrong, but damn, the guy was a creep. I felt really bad for the family. 🙁 Then at the end of the episode, Angie got notice that the defense was calling her to testify against Mark Cross. My question is…can she change her mind and testify for the prosecution, even though she’s already said no? It would mean lying, but…either way, she’ll have to lie, and she’s kind of screwed. Tonight’s the next to last episode of the season. I’m curious as to how it’s going to play out!

On tonight’s episode, “Kiss of Death,” after a best-selling murder mystery author is poisoned with a rare toxin, Detectives Flynn and Vega must determine fan from foe. Meanwhile, Detective Lucas’ personal life takes a hit, while Angie receives a pleasant surprise, courtesy of Vega. Enuka Okuma (Traci on Rookie Blue) guest stars!

See what surprise Vega gives Angie tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Penn & Teller: Fool Us, So You Think You Can Dance, Young & Hungry, Mystery Girls, America’s Got Talent, Property Brothers, Restaurant Stakeout, Rowhouse Showdown, Legends, Hot in Cleveland, Tiny House Nation, Taxi Brooklyn, Mystery Diners, Top Chef Duels, & Wahlburgers.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

wahlburgers820smallWhile I wouldn’t call Wahlburgers life-changing television, it is definitely one of those shows that makes my Wednesday night better. Honestly, who wouldn’t feel happier watching Donnie and Mark Wahlberg? (Not so secret-secret: I adore Donnie Wahlberg!) Aside from the obvious appeal of watching those delicious boys, it’s the family dynamics and their mother, Alma. My goodness, that woman can shop, as we saw on last week’s episode when online shopping became her new addiction after Mah Jong—it’s okay, Alma… Mah Jong is cheaper and makes you sound smarter than playing Candy Crush. Overall, if you’re looking for a show to make you giggle and possibly drool over the boys, then tune in for sure.

On tonight’s episode, “The Great Wahlberg of China,” Mark is in Hong Kong to promote his film, and Johnny “Drama” and Henry “Nacho” are along for the ride. During their stay, Mark sends Drama to a casting agency to audition for a local commercial. Meanwhile, Nacho uses his stomach of steel to sample local delicacies and scouts out a new location for a future Wahlburgers restaurant.

To see this crazy trip and what happens, tune in to A&E at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Got Talent, Who Do You Think You Are?, Taxi Brooklyn, and Restaurant: Impossible.

Kyle’s Choice

franklinbash820smallLast week, Franklin & Bash returned for the start of its fourth season, and there were a lot of shake-ups at the firm. Pinder and Carmen are gone, and Stanton Infeld was disbarred, leaving Jared and Peter in charge (that’s a scary thought!). The other partners started leaving the firm en mass. Ellen Swatello—who recently joined the firm specifically to work with Infeld—would also have left, but she burned some bridges when she left the DA’s office to take the job at Infeld-Daniels. To help keep the firm afloat, Franklin and Bash hired oddball investigator Dan Mundy as well Anita Haskins, an ambitious young lawyer who’s anxious to get into the courtroom.

While I really enjoyed the humor Pinder added to the series, it had been so long since the last season that I had completely forgotten about his character and didn’t find myself missing him. I think investigator Dan is equally quirky, just in a different way. And despite really reinventing itself this season, the series is still able to maintain the same level of fun and wackiness that I enjoyed so much in previous seasons. Despite having an already-overloaded summer TV schedule, after I watched last week’s premiere, I was really excited for more Franklin and Bash!

On tonight’s episode, “Kershaw vs. Lincecum,” a seemingly simple divorce case turns complicated for the firm’s newest attorney. Elsewhere, the guys try to score tickets to a big baseball game.

Find out if the guys score the tickets and how the case turns complicated tonight on TNT at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Extant, Taxi Brooklyn, Young & Hungry, Mystery Girls, Legends, and Suits.

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