If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/3/14

October is here, bringing with it beautiful colors, pumpkin spice lattes, and my favorite part: cooler temperatures. Fall weather is simply the most gorgeous of all seasons in my opinion. Bring on the chilly, crisp nights and the mild days. What it also brings is more new television, so let’s see what we’re recommending tonight.

Megan’s Choice

hawaiifiveo103smallWell, my TV romance has been rekindled with season five of Hawaii Five-0 kicking off last week, and what a delicious episode it was. I know, I know… It is possible that I may be a little biased and slightly deranged when it comes to my love of Alex O’Loughlin and this show, but honestly, I don’t care. The opening scene of Danny and McGarrett doing therapy was fantastic and made my week! The other part that really made the episode for me was the way the writers have seemed to learn how to balance the episode and give all the characters story arcs. Adam proposed to Kono, but we don’t know if she really wants to accept, but we do know she’s very scared of losing him. Having more of Jerry (Jorge Garcia) around as the resident conspiracy theorist is never a bad thing in my opinion because he is amusing and beneficial at the same time. What I’m not looking forward to is not having Catherine around yet—when will she be back? I want to see more of the chivalric side of McGarrett, like that scene from last season when he carried her down the stairs. (Confession: It is very possible that in my deluded head, I was dreaming he was actually carrying me…even though I am far from the size of Catherine and he’d be very winded carrying my chubby ass—nonetheless, a girl can dream.) Regardless of the lack of Catherine and opportunities to daydream, I am very pleased and excited that the show is back, and I’m looking forward to seeing what this season brings.

On tonight’s episode, “Ka Makuakane (Family Man),” Five-0 investigates when the young daughter of a Navy Seal currently on a top-secret mission is kidnapped. Meanwhile, with his brother’s life on the line, Danny must locate the $18.5 million he owes his captors.

To see if Danny can come to the rescue, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Blue Bloods, The Amazing Race, Last Man Standing, Shark Tank, Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, and Z Nation.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice #1

lastmanstandingsmallI’m happy because tonight is the season premiere of Last Man Standing. I know this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I love Tim Allen, and the rest of the cast is great, too. I don’t like Ryan much still, but even he’s growing on me a teeny-tiny bit. Last season, Mike’s dad opened a medical marijuana store, which upset Mike. Also, Kristin and Boyd moved in with Ryan, which thrilled Mike to no end… Not. LOL I can’t wait to see what the Baxters get up to this season.

On tonight’s first episode, “Here’s the Kicker,” Mike is ecstatic when Eve is picked to be her high school’s first female kicker. But Vanessa feels high school football could be risky for their youngest daughter. Meanwhile, Eve wonders if her boyfriend, Justin, is more envious instead of enthusiastic about her achievement. Robert Forster guest stars.

Then in the second episode, “War Games,” when Boyd gets sent home early from a birthday party for starting a game of “war,” Ryan insists Mike stop exposing his son to action movies and video games. Meanwhile, Vanessa hopes budding fashion designer, Mandy, can help her look awesome when she meets with her still hot-looking college roommates.

Check out the laughs in the one-hour premiere tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

Kyle’s Choice

starwarsrebelssmallTonight, Disney Channel is airing a one-hour special to preview the new Star Wars Rebels series that will premiere October 13 on Disney XD. There have been a few Star Wars animated series recently, like The Yoda Chronicles, which has fun with the franchise, and The Clone Wars, which helped fill the gaps between the movies. This new series is set 14 years after Episode III and 5 years before Episode IV. It follows a ragtag group of rebels who have banded together on the freighter starship Ghost. The crew includes Jedi Kanan Jarrus (Freddie Prinze, Jr.), young con artist/thief Ezra Bridger (Taylor Gray), the ship’s muscle Zeb Orrelios (Steven Blum), weapons expert Sabine Wren (Tiya Sircar), and pilot/mother figure Hera Syndulla (Vanessa Marshall). The gang occasionally does some smuggling for some seedy folks like Cikatro Vizago (Keith Szarabajka), while trying to avoid the Imperial forces hunting them down—like the Inquisitor (Jason Isaacs) and Agent Kallus (David Oyelowo). The series also includes some familiar characters—Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor), R2-D2, and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels).

The series sounds like a lot of fun—almost like an animated Firefly set in the Star Wars universe. I’m looking forward to checking this out tonight. And since Disney just announced a second-season pick-up, there will be a lot of adventures to come!

On tonight’s special, “Spark of Rebellion,” rebels aboard the starship Ghost battle the evil Galactic Empire when it tries to tighten its powerful grip on the galaxy.

Check out the latest in the Star Wars dynasty tonight on Disney Channel at 9/8c.

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

Jenny’s Choice #2

onthemenusmallMy second pick tonight is reminiscent of another show that came out this summer, but I’m excited about TNT’s On the Menu for several reasons. In this new cooking competition show, passionate home cooks compete and create a signature dish for that week’s featured restaurant, and the winning dish will be featured on that restaurant’s menu across the country. Some of the featured restaurants include Denny’s, Denny’s, California Pizza Kitchen, Buca di Beppo, Outback Steakhouse, The Cheesecake Factory, Emeril’s Restaurant, & more. Chef Emeril Lagasse serves as the Menu Master, while contractor/home designer/TV personality Ty Pennington hosts.

On tonight’s episode, “Chili’s,” the competitors must create a brand new burger for Chili’s.

See what burger comes out on top tonight on TNT at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Amazing Race, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, & Z Nation.

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