If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/7/14

It’s the first week of October, and my daughter has changed her costume idea at least a dozen times, so another dozen changes or so, and we should have a final one—that or she’s going out as a kid who didn’t come with a costume idea. 🙂 While I help my 9-year-old decide between a Minecraft-themed or a video game controller costume, let’s see what we’re recommending you watch on TV tonight.

Megan’s Choice

themindyproject107smallThere is nothing I don’t love about The Mindy Project, and I am really happy with how they’ve managed to keep the show interesting, even with having Danny and Mindy together as a couple. Last week, we watched as Mindy got into trouble with her taxes and found out that Danny was still married. Cliff is the one who dropped the news to Mindy because she went to him to help her with her legal issues for not paying taxes. In the end, Mindy got herself together, Danny got a divorce and bought Mindy a dresser so she could keep her stuff at his place. In other news, Peter is still really upset that Jeremy is hitting on Lauren, and even though they say they aren’t together, Peter did the research and found out that they are and that they want to be together full-time. I was really sad for Peter because he really seems to like Lauren, and it’s not often that the player has his heart broken—maybe it’ll help change his ways for good.

On tonight’s episode, “I Slipped,” Mindy and Danny dive into uncharted waters in their relationship, which leaves Mindy believing she must pull out all the stops to impress her man. Meanwhile, Morgan tries to trick Jeremy and Peter into reconciling their feud.

To see where this episode takes Mindy and Danny, tune in to FOX at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching The Flash, The Voice, NCIS, NCIS: NOLA, New Girl, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Chicago Fire, Forever, and Person of Interest.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

chicagofire107smallLast week was another intense one for Chicago Fire. Severide returned to the firehouse and took Casey up on his offer to stay at the house with him and Dawson. But he didn’t actually STAY there. He spent all his time off at the bar, getting drunk, and then sleeping it off at the firehouse. He’s not handling Shay’s death well at all, which isn’t really unexpected, but still… Very sad. Mills learned more about his father’s family—they disowned his father when he planned to marry a black woman. When his…cousin or something came to the firehouse and said that his grandfather would see him, Mills basically told him “screw you and get the hell out.” Dawson was scheduled to start at the new firehouse, but the misogynistic ahole there somehow made it so they got a different candidate, which means she’s stuck at Firehouse 51…which isn’t a good thing, since she & Casey are engaged, which means they can’t work together—although if she stays a paramedic and Casey isn’t her boss, can they? Meanwhile, Herrmann asked the guys who wanted to invest in Molly’s 2 to come up with some ideas to bring in some money and help expand the restaurant. Their idea? Food truck!

On tonight’s episode, “Just Drive the Truck,” fingers get pointed and tempers flare between members of Firehouse 51 and the Austin firehouse when fire trucks collide en route to a perilous call. Meanwhile, Boden has a plan to get Dawson her badge, but it comes at a cost. Elsewhere, Mills confronts his past and his future on the same day, and the Molly’s crew hits some hurdles starting up their new food truck. Amy Morton, LaRoyce Hawkins, Kenny Johnson, Edwin Hodge, and Randy Flagler guest star.

See the crash and the aftermath—which look to be VERY exciting and scary—tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, 19 Kids & Counting, MasterChef Canada, NCIS, NCIS: NOLA, Forever, Town of the Living Dead, & Person of Interest.

Kyle’s Choice

theflash107smallTonight, The CW adds another superhero show to its lineup with the series premiere of The Flash. As a boy, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin, Glee) witnessed his mother’s bizarre murder under supernatural circumstances. When his father was wrongly accused and arrested for the crime, Barry was taken in by Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin, Law & Order) and his family. Now Barry is a crime scene investigator for the Central City Police Department and is always searching for clues as to who or what really killed his mother.

An accident at the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator causes an explosion, which results in many people gaining superhuman abilities—including Barry, who can now move at supersonic speeds. Barry must learn to utilize his super power in order to track down and capture criminals who have also gained dangerous new abilities as a result of the explosion.

I was a fan of the live action The Flash series that aired in 1990, so I’m really interested to see how the series is updated almost 25 years later, especially with all the improvements in technology and special effects since then. It’s also cool that they have brought back John Wesley Shipp, the original star of that series, to play Barry’s father. The rest of the cast includes Candice Patton (The Game), Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries), Danielle Panabaker (Justified), and Tom Cavanagh (Ed). We were already introduced to a pre-Flash Barry Allen last season in a double-episode arc of Arrow—Grant Gustin is perfectly cast in the role and plays geeky and awkward quite well. I look forward to seeing what stories and adventures lie ahead this season and how the show intertwines with Arrow.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Barry, a CSI investigator, is struck by lightning and awakens from a coma nine months later with the gift of super speed. Barry puts his new powers to work when another meta-human attacks the city.

See how a new superhero is born tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

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

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