If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/30/14

Once again, we’re having a great week for TV. Not only that, but the KC Chiefs beat the PANTS off the NE Patriots! Wow! So yeah, it’s been a great week here in Kansas so far. What about you? To keep the great week going, check out what we’re recommending tonight on TV.

Jenny’s Choice

ncis930smallLast week’s premiere of NCIS was exciting, a little sad (who didn’t feel something when Gibbs tried to keep the helicopter pilot alive? 🙁 ), and set up the big bad for this season. It wasn’t a perfect episode, though… The biggest problem I had was…how in the WORLD did Tony get to Gibbs & co. so quickly? Not just silly and improbable, but kind of stupid and impossible, really. Unless Gibbs tracked them for HOURS and HOURS, enough so it got dark once more, or Tony flew in on a hyper-jet…there was no way he could get there in time. Whether they did it the way they did and didn’t care about the possibility simply for story line-sake, or if they didn’t think about that aspect (I can’t imagine that’s it…), I don’t know. Regardless, I love the show each and every week, which is why I’m recommending it tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “Kill the Messenger,” when a Navy lieutenant is killed on his way to a private meeting with the President, the NCIS team must determine if the murder was part of a recent stream of muggings in the area or a targeted hit to keep intel secret. Tony Gonzalez (former NFL player) guest stars.

Find out what prompted the murder of the Navy lieutenant tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, 19 Kids & Counting, MasterChef Canada, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Forever, Little People Big World, & Person of Interest.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

ncisla930smallI tuned in to the series premiere of NCIS: NOLA with low expectations because of the fact that they’ve already had two giant hits from this franchise, so a third would be stretching it. I was surprised that I liked it so much. The first seller for me was the cast because I adore Lucas Black from his days in Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift, and I also really enjoy CCH Pounder (Warehouse 13, Law & Order: SVU) in whatever she does. Last week’s episode did a great job of introducing the team to viewers while keeping our attention with the weekly case. The body of a petty officer was found and identified as a former gang member that Pride (Scott Bakula) once mentored and remained friends with. Meanwhile, we watched Brody struggle to find a place to call home in New Orleans, and LaSalle tried to help her. Tune in and give it a chance to see if this show is for you.

On tonight’s episode, “Carrier,” NCIS Special Agent Tony DiNozzo assists the New Orleans team when a Navy lieutenant on liberty (regular time off) dies of the bubonic plague. The team races to locate all additional sailors on liberty, control a potential outbreak, and determine the source of the highly infectious disease.

To see how Tony fits in with the new team for his time here, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS, The Voice, Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., New Girl, The Mindy Project, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Forever, and Person of Interest.

Kyle’s Choice

selfie930smallTonight, ABC adds a pair of rom-coms to its Tuesday primetime lineup. Starting off the night is new comedy Selfie, a modern take on the classic Pygmalion story about a man who tries to turn an uncultured misfit into a proper lady. Self-obsessed pharmaceutical sales rep Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan, Doctor Who) only cares about herself and is only concerned with how many social media followers she has and how those fans perceive her. So when an unfortunate public incident tarnishes her image and she realizes she has no real friends, Eliza seeks out her company’s top marketing spin doctor, Henry (John Cho, Sleepy Hollow, FlashForward, Kitchen Confidential, Harold & Kumar) to reinvent her. Henry’s boss says that he works too much and needs to find a woman, so he also sees this as an opportunity to get his boss off his back. However, Henry soon realizes that Eliza’s social makeover is going to be a bit tougher than he originally thought.

ABC posted tonight’s premiere online a month ago, and I really enjoyed it. It was a little odd hearing “Amy Pond” with an American accent, and Eliza’s personality is at first a bit off-putting. However, over the course of the episode, you really get to know these characters and their flaws, and you really warm up to them. Gillan and Cho have great chemistry, and the combination of the wild Eliza and straight-man Henry provides a lot of laughs. Will Henry and Eliza ultimately realize that they are helping one another be better people and discover they love each other? In an ideal rom-com world, yes. However, as this is a series and not a 90-minute movie, I’m interested to see how they find new situations to bring these two together and explore their relationship while also providing a lot of humor.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” a self-obsessed pharmaceutical sales rep who is megapopular on social media needs help making friends and being liked in real life, and so she turns to a marketing genius for tutelage in the series premiere of this modern take on My Fair Lady.

See if this new comedy brings you the laughs tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Manhattan Love Story, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Forever, Utopia, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Sons of Anarchy, Face Off, Awkward, Faking It, and Happyland.

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