We’re a few days into the new season, and I couldn’t be happier. How good have the new shows been? I’m so glad to see some of my returning favorites, too. There’s a lot more of that tonight. Megan is without internet until the company fixes what they screwed up, so Kyle & I are here to give you our recommendations.
Jenny’s Choice #1
My first pick tonight is the series premiere of NCIS: NOLA. (New Orleans, for those who don’t speak the lingo…) Yes, this is a spinoff of NCIS, but considering how much I love both the original and the Los Angeles version, it’s no wonder I love this one as much as I do. Last season, there was a double episode of the original series, introducing the NOLA team, set in New Orleans. Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Golden Globe Award winner Scott Bakula, Men of a Certain Age, Star Trek: Enterprise, Quantum Leap), aka “King,” a native of New Orleans who is a lot like Gibbs, only a little more relaxed in both temperament and in following the rules but no less a good man, is the leader of the team and an old friend of Gibbs. On Pride’s NCIS team is Special Agent Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black, American Gothic), who is the…Tony of the group, for lack of a better phrase. He plays hard but works harder, but don’t think that makes him any less of a great agent. Also on the team is Special Agent Meredith “Merri” Brody (Zoe McLellan, Dirty Sexy Money, JAG), a charismatic and tough interrogator who transferred from the Great Lakes office in search of a fresh start. Supporting them is coroner Dr. Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder, Warehouse 13, Sons of Anarchy, The Shield), who is as eccentric as she is smart—she is a great match for Ducky in the fun and interesting character department.
Besides the two episodes last season, I’ve seen tonight’s premiere already, and it’s an interesting but heartbreaking case, especially for King. I loved the show, and I can’t wait to see the premiere again and then all the episodes to come.
On tonight’s episode, “Musician Heal Thyself,” a case turns personal for Pride when the body of a Petty Officer is identified as a former gang member he once mentored. Meanwhile, Brody continues her search for the perfect place to call home in New Orleans. David McCallum (Ducky on NCIS), James McDaniel, and Steven Weber (Chasing Life, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Wings) guest star.
To see if you fall in love with another NCIS team, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.
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As many new fall shows are starting up, there are still a few summer shows winding down, and one of those ending tonight is Syfy’s new magic series Wizard Wars. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series so far and hope that Syfy picks it up for another season. Each week, we get some fun, amazing magic performances by the challengers and Wizards alike as they are given a collection of random objects and must come up with a performance that utilizes all of them.
I’m always surprised by the instant chemistry the pairs of magicians have, despite having just met one another. And I’m always impressed with the unique ways they find to utilize the props they are given. One aspect of the show I particularly enjoy is how viewers get a glimpse into the thought process these magicians go through as they put together a routine.
On tonight’s episode, “Birds of a Feather,” teams of comedy magicians try to blow away the judges with doves before entering into a battle with Wizards armed with a confetti shooter.
See which team of magicians wins tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.
I’ll also be watching/recording Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Forever, Utopia, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Sons of Anarchy, Face Off, Awkward, and Faking It.
Jenny’s Choice #2
My second pick is the season premiere of Person of Interest. Last season ended in a pretty tough spot for the team. Vigilance was defeated, but Decima made a deal with the US government (…sort of) and Samaritan is now up and running. Of course, that meant the team was in danger of being identified as targets by the new computer system. Between Root and the Machine, they got it set up so whenever their names come up, the system is overridden and their status is changed to…“friendly,” basically. So now the team is split up, Finch is…disillusioned with it all, and they’re now five against, well, the world. So where do they go from here? We’ll start to find out tonight. I’ve seen the premiere, and it’s as funny as it is intense and exciting.
On tonight’s episode, “Panopticon,” forced to take on new identities created by Root, the team tries to adapt to their new lives. However, some find it hard to ignore the Machine’s numbers, which puts them all at risk of being detected by Samaritan. Enrico Colantoni & Frederick Weller (In Plain Sight) guest star.
See if the team comes back together to work with the Machine against Samaritan tonight on CBS at 10/9c.
I’ll also be watching/DVRing Dancing with the Stars, NCIS, 19 Kids & Counting, MasterChef Canada, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Forever, & Wizard Wars.