If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/9/14

I finally managed to track down an iPhone 6 Plus yesterday—while it was at first huge, after holding it for a few minutes, my old iPhone now seems so tiny. Speaking of massive things… How about the sheer number of shows that are on every night?! So much good stuff to watch and not enough time to do so. So we’re here to help you choose what to check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

greysanatomy109smallThis season on Grey’s Anatomy, we’ve got another Grey (sort of) at the hospital, and in last week’s episode, we got to learn a lot more about Maggie Pierce. The episode followed Maggie through her very bad day, where everything she did just seemed to end up all wrong—she was constantly forgetting her intern’s name, accidentally got Alex fired, stepped on Owen’s toes by looking into a case he asked her not to, and received a singing telegram from her parents in the middle of the hospital. Throughout the day, she avoided Meredith, but as she met more of the hospital staff and learned more about her half-sister, she begrudgingly gained more respect for her. And so she finally decided to reveal her true identity to Meredith, but this was met with anger and the accusation that it was all a lie.

While I find the Maggie character interesting and somewhat likeable (when she’s not yelling at her intern), I kind of agree with Meredith’s reaction. It is the same thing I thought when this sister bombshell was dropped in the season finale—how would no one have noticed that Ellis Grey was pregnant for 9 months?! Meredith was 5, so she would have known something—and I find it hard to believe that Richard or Thatcher wouldn’t have known. Will there be some kind of DNA test to answer the question definitively? Will Meredith even be welcoming to her either way?

On tonight’s episode, “Got to Be Real,” Alex and Meredith’s friendship ignites jealousy in Jo. Meanwhile, Maggie continues to open up to Richard; Owen wants Callie to use her robotic-limb lab to assist veterans; and Alex and Bailey prepare to face the hospital board.

See how well it goes for Alex and Bailey tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording How to Get Away with Murder, Bad Judge, A to Z, Parenthood, Bones, and Gracepoint.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

bones109smallLast week on Bones, the team put the conspiracy story to bed (as much as possible, anyway), and then they said good-bye to Sweets. I can’t talk much about the conspiracy because honestly, it was all very confusing. We did learn that it dated back to J. Edgar Hoover and all the papers they’d been searching for had been stored in Hoover’s office setup in the Jeffersonian. Now they’re secure so no one else can use them to blackmail anyone else. At the memorial for Sweets, Brennan made a heartfelt speech that was really great and completely Brennan. Then Daisy opened the urn and let Sweets’s ashes fly out into the world. It was sad, but it was a fitting scene for the character.

I’m very interested to see how Booth and Bones work their way through all the trauma from the last six months. The deaths, the conspiracy, Booth’s jail time… It’s a lot for them to have to deal with. I’m also looking forward to some lightness after the drama and emotions of the end of last season and beginning of this one. Hopefully things will begin to get lighter this week. I know the drama and emotion isn’t completely over, but a little ray of sunshine and some funny would be good.

On tonight’s episode, “The Purging of the Pundit,” with the help of “squintern” Rodolfo Fuentes (guest star Ignacio Serricchio), the Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a controversial conservative radio host whose remains were found in a storm drain. When the team discovers some of his extracurricular activities, they come across shocking evidence that narrows down the suspects. Meanwhile, Special Agent James Aubrey (guest star John Boyd) is desperate to gain the trust of Booth, and Brennan is worried about Booth’s psychological well-being after recent events.

Check out what shocking evidence the team finds tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Bad Judge, A to Z, Food Truck Face Off, & Beat Bobby Flay.

Megan’s Choice

atoz109smallI have loved Ben Feldmen since his days on Drop Dead Diva, so when I saw he was coming back to my screen on a romantic comedy, A to Z, I was really excited. The series premiere was really cute, and I enjoyed the chemistry between Andrew (Ben Feldman) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti) a lot. We saw two people who had worked across the way from each other for a few months as they realized that they may be meant to be—well, only on Andrew’s part, because Zelda is much more practical and doesn’t believe in the whole destiny thing. By the end of the first episode, Zelda realized that she needed a guy in her life like Andrew who is willing to go the extra mile for her, and so the romance begins. Will they really break up in eight months, three weeks, five days, and one hour like the narrator said, or will they continue on to have incredibly adorable babies? You’re going to have to tune in to find out.

On tonight’s episode, “B is for Big Glory,” on the heels of Andrew and Zelda’s great night together, neither is quite sure where they stand. With Stu’s encouragement, Andrew goes on a date with a co-worker, during and after which Andrew and Zelda both try to play it cool. Meanwhile, Big Bird revokes her “no office hook-ups” policy and encourages all Wallflower workers to test the company’s new dating app.

To see how their relationship proceeds in this episode, tune in to NBC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching Bones, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, The Vampire Diaries, Reign, Gracepoint, and Parenthood.

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