If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/26/14

This week has absolutely been a nightmare for me, from my Internet and TV going out, to finding out my van is completely done for… I have just had enough. It may sound pathetic to some, but thank goodness this all happened on a week that I had new shows to keep my mind from going 100% crazy. Speaking of new and fabulous television, let’s see what we’re recommending tonight.

Megan’s Choice

bluebloods926smallI would be lying if I said I was only mildly excited for the season premiere of Blue Bloods, because I am actually over the moon ecstatic! This show has gone from being one of my favorite to DVR to being one of my favorite to watch live. I just can’t get enough of the Regan family. When we left the crime-fighting family, there was definitely some interesting things going down. Danny had stumbled upon something that caused him to be put on desk duty, but after telling Frank about it, they discovered it was actually Dino who was responsible for part of the cover-up involving call girls and illegal activities. There weren’t just cops on that black list; there were judges, lawyers, senators… It was a very tangled web indeed. That’s what I love about this show… They aren’t afraid to go there. Last season, we also saw a lot of heat between Jamie and his partner, Eddie, which I am all for. They are cute together. Whether it’s heating up their personal lives, or kicking ass at their jobs, there is something fabulous about the Regan family and the show overall, and I, for one, can’t wait for this season to go further than ever before.

On tonight’s season premiere, “Partners,” as Danny and Baez escort confiscated drugs to a remote location for incineration, their convoy is attacked and Baez is seriously injured, leaving Danny to track down the drug cartel responsible. Meanwhile, Frank must carefully navigate personal and political waters when an exemplary lieutenant’s actions cause controversy for the NYPD.

To watch Danny track down those responsible for hurting Baez, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Hawaii Five-0, Z Nation, Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, The Amazing Race, and Girl Meets World.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

hawaiifiveo926smallFunny story… Every week here at TV Is My Pacifier, usually around Thursday evening, we make our picks for the next week’s Remote posts. So whoever gets to it first (usually Kyle… LOL) gets first pick of all the choices. It’s always a scramble to be first, or even second, although definitely a shout-out to Megan & Kyle (& JJ, who has been absent for a while working on his thesis & busy with a new job, etc! We miss you, JJ!), who are always generous and give up their pick if someone else really wants it.

That being said…I was faster than Megan this week and nabbed the season premiere of Hawaii Five-0 for my pick. Yay! LOL Last season ended on a crazy note. First, Catharine and Steve went to Afghanistan to look for a boy the Taliban had kidnapped — a boy whose family she had become close to while stationed there years before, after they saved her life. Steve was taken, but after he was rescued, he went home, while Cath stayed in Afghanistan to continue looking for the boy. The actress has left the show, so while Steve and Cath were still together formally at the end of the season, we probably won’t be seeing Michelle Borth much, if any at all. Then in the season finale, Grover’s daughter, Samantha, was kidnapped by Nick Jonas — I mean Ian Wright, hacker extraordinaire. To get her back, Grover was forced to help steal $100 million. He worked with Five-0 to thwart the theft, and Wo Fat — who escaped from a maximum-security prison in Colorado — showed up at the house Ian was holding Samantha, shot Ian to death, and helped Samantha escape the big dog cage Ian had locked her in. Because of his theft of the money and everything else involved in getting Samantha back, Grover was fired…and joined Five-0 when Steve made the offer. So the big question for me is: Wo Fat… How’d he escape? How’d he know what was going on with Samantha & Ian Wright? Why’d he kill Wright and rescue Samantha? Hopefully we’ll learn more about Wo Fat and those answers early this season!

On tonight’s episode, “A’ohe kahi e pe’e ai (Nowhere to Hide),” the island of O’ahu goes on lockdown when Five-0 hunts a terrorist who starts using weaponized drones on civilians. Meanwhile, McGarrett and Danno must go for a mandated review with a psychologist, resulting in a session which looks a lot like couples therapy. Amanda Setton (The Crazy Ones), Anthony Ruivivar (Third Watch), & more guest star.

See the hilariousness that is the boys’ therapy session tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Amazing Race, Blue Bloods, Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, & Z Nation.

Kyle’s Choice

tarsmallI’m really excited for the return of The Amazing Race, as the 25th season premieres tonight on a new night. It will be different watching the show on Friday nights, but at least this means we no longer have to worry about sports overruns delaying the show! This is one of my favorite competition shows — so much so that this summer, I watched the latest seasons of Amazing Race Canada and Amazing Race Australia to fill the gap between the US seasons!

Tonight, eleven new teams will start an epic race across the globe in a competition to win $1 million dollar prize, and this year, there’s a new twist called “The Save,” which will allow the team that wins the first leg of the race to save themselves from elimination should they come in last place in a later leg. This could be game-changing, and I am looking forward to seeing how it plays out.

Among this year’s contestants are pro surfer Bethany Hamilton — who lost one of her arms when she was bitten by a shark in 2003 — as well as former Survivor contestants Whitney Duncan and Keith Tollefson. The other nine teams are made up of the usual mix of friends, relatives, and couples. It always takes me a while to pick my favorites, so I look forward to meeting them tonight and seeing what kind of exotic locales they will head to and crazy challenges they will face this season.

On tonight’s episode, “Go Big or Go Home,” season 25 begins in New York City’s Times Square, where the 11 teams are told they must fly to the U.S. Virgin Islands to participate in their first challenge.

Let the race begin tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Z Nation, The Knick, and Utopia.

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