If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/6/14

Well, after grumbling about my DVR problems, the AT&T guy came out today, fairly early in the 4-hour timeslot, decided to try switching out the router for a new one, and whatd’ya know? It works now. Yay! Here’s hoping that’ll continue! I’m just glad because, aside from the stuff Thursday & Friday nights (some of which I personally had already seen via screeners and the rest of which are available streaming on the networks’ websites), we didn’t lose anything. Whew. So I’m a much happier camper tonight. Plus, the KC Royals kicked butt against the Angels last night. But enough about me. 😉 Check out what we’re recommending on TV tonight.

Jenny’s Choice

ncisla106smallLast week on NCIS: LA, Hetty was headed to the airport after being summoned to Washington, but she turned around when she learned that Sam & Callen were trapped on a sub with the bad guys. Speaking of Sam & Callen, it was fun to watch how they both handled the thought that they were basically on a suicide mission at that point in order to keep the sub from reaching its intended destination of the Navy vessel. Callen was almost gleeful about it—whether that was from the lack of oxygen or just the thought that he would be getting one over on the bad guys, I don’t know. Sam, on the other hand, was determined but more resolute—and that could only be because he had a family waiting for him at home. But they worked together well and got out just in time. Meanwhile, Kensi & Deeks had to deal with DEA Agent Talia—in the end, Kensi & Talia were whispering and giggling to each other like school girls, making Deeks worry about the sudden friendship. It was pretty cute. But two of my favorite parts of the ep were when Kensi & Deeks played an engaged couple checking out the Chinese restaurant and then in the helicopter, before they saw Sam & Callen, when they grabbed one another’s hand as they saw that the sub had been blown to bits.

I haven’t seen tonight episode, and I’m anxious about it. Hetty is headed to Washington—her future is up in the air. I haven’t heard anything about Linda Hunt leaving the show, but…maybe they’re just playing it close to the vest? I hope not… It wouldn’t be the same without her. The whole team is under investigation, but I know there aren’t any other big personnel changes, so I’m relatively okay with that, knowing they’ll come out of it intact in the end.

On tonight’s episode, “Inelegant Heart,” the team discovers that one of their own is compromised when they investigate the murder of a Navy contractor involved in illegal transactions of confidential data. Meanwhile, Hetty is under investigation in Washington, D.C., when the Department of Justice arrives in L.A. to investigate the team.

See who’s been compromised tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Dancing with the Stars, Gotham, Rewrapped, Mystery Diners, Scorpion, Castle, House vs. House, & Restaurant Stakeout.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

scorpion106smallThere has been a lot of talk on the Internet lately about quite a few of the new shows this season, and people are tearing a few of them apart. One of those is my choice tonight, Scorpion. One of the problems that a few bloggers are having is that they say the show is making Katharine McPhee’s single mom character, Paige, out to be an idiot and treating her like a stereotypical single mom. I was actually quite upset with these reviews for multiple reasons, but mostly because it shows to me that not everyone who writes actually has an understanding of television or life. People who are as genius as these main characters are often can’t relate to people and often actually have a form of a social disorder—kind of like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory or Sherlock Holmes from Elementary. The portrayal of these gifted people is very accurate in many ways, and Paige is a strong female lead who comes across to me as a mom who loves her son and wants to help him fit in the world. The reason I’m suggesting this show for you to watch tonight is not just because I love it but also because I feel like it needs more good press. It’s a smart, well-written drama for CBS—it’s what this network does best. If you haven’t given it a chance, please do, because hopefully you’ll be as captured by the writing and acting on this show as I have been.

On tonight’s episode, “A Cyclone,” after Team Scorpion fails a military training mission, they are determined to prove their worth to Cabe and Homeland Security when a bomber threatens to take out the Internet infrastructure of the entire Southwest.

To see how this team uses their brilliance to save the day, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Big Bang Theory, Sleepy Hollow, Gotham, The Voice, Dead Still, The Originals, Castle, The Blacklist, and NCIS: LA.

Kyle’s Choice

theblacklist106smallThe Blacklist is off to a good start so far this season. Last week, Liz investigated a bank heist in Warsaw—the bank had been a popular institution for criminals and other dirty dealings. The FBI soon discovered that the robbers had also kidnapped one of the bank’s employees—a woman named Kaja, who had photographic recall of all of the bank’s accounts and transactions. The FBI found Kaja and were transporting her to safety when Red boarded the train and took her. Red used her knowledge to access Berlin’s accounts and take his money. He then offered Berlin the return of his money in exchange for his wife.

Red told Berlin that he had nothing to do with the death of his daughter—does he believe him, or can we expect Berlin to hatch another plan of revenge against Red? And has Berlin called off the rest of the bounty hunters he hired? Who is this mysterious person who has been watching Liz from afar? Did her husband really die, or is he alive and well and plotting something against her? It seems like Mossad Agent Samar has struck some kind of deal with Cooper but is really a double-agent for Red—what is she up to?!

On tonight’s episode, “Dr. James Covington,” the team tries to track down a sinister doctor and uncover his black-market operation. Meanwhile, Red tries to take advantage of a new opportunity in Indonesia, leaving him in a vulnerable position.

Find out how Red makes it out safely tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, Castle, Gotham, Sleepy Hollow, Supernatural, and Rewrapped.

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