If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/10/14

Today is a special day around my house, as my hilarious, awesome, and fantastic stepson Andrew turns 15! I am blessed daily that these kids have come into my life, and Andrew is one of the best kids a mom could ever want. After a day filled with birthday surprises for him, let’s see what we’re recommending on TV.

Megan’s Choice #1

girlmeetsworldsmallA couple of weeks ago, I was sitting and watching Girl Meets World with my daughter Chloe, and the nostalgia hit me full force. I remember being young and watching Cory and Topanga on Boy Meets World, as well as falling in love with Ryder Strong—oh my, I had such a crush. Watching my daughter fall in love with the characters makes me so happy and gives me all those happy feelings that come with a show that you love. Ben Savage is still just as amusing as ever, and he really is a great teacher. Makes me miss Mr. Feenie. If you haven’t given this show a watch, you should, simply for the moment of remembering your youth. Pure awesomeness.

On tonight’s episode, “Girl Meets the Forgotten,” when the kids are assigned a special lesson on appreciation, Riley and Maya are forced to work in the school cafeteria while Lucas and Farkle are assigned janitorial duty.

To see why this show isn’t just for your kids, tune in to Disney at 8/7c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

cristela1010smallMy pick tonight is the series premiere of Cristela. ABC’s latest comedy stars Cristela Alonzo as a sixth year law student looking to get her first big internship. Her family is traditional Mexican-American, and her mother in particular isn’t happy with Cristela’s life choices. Cristela and her mother both live with Daniela—Cristela’s sister—and her husband and two kids.

I’ve seen the pilot, and I gotta say that I enjoyed it immensely. If you were a fan of George Lopez, which was also on ABC, I think you’ll enjoy this one. It’s very reminiscent of that comedy from a few years ago, although maybe told from Ernie’s perspective. LOL But really, I found it funny with some heartwarming moments that ABC comedies are good at bringing, and the cast is a lot of fun. Most of the cast are relative newbies to TV, although Andrew Leeds (who played big baddie Pelant on Bones) stars as one of Cristela’s new co-workers. It was fun to see him play a humorous role opposite her.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” after six years of continually working her way through law school, Cristela is offered an unpaid internship at a prestigious law firm, which she accepts to prove to her family that she can use her intelligence and her dreams to obtain success.

See if this new comedy makes you laugh like it did me tonight on ABC at 8:31/7:31c.

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

Kyle’s Choice

znation1010smallWith The Walking Dead returning this weekend, Syfy’s new zombie series Z Nation is about to face some stiff competition (ha ha, get it?), but so far, the show has done a good job of giving me the creepy undead I was missing on my TV. Last week, the gang took a detour south to try to obtain a helicopter in order to get to the West Coast faster. However, on the way, their truck was carjacked, and the carjackers were in turn carjacked by an innocent-looking family with two young kids, all of whom were brandishing machine guns. Our group eventually got their truck back but then had to deal with a crazy general and his army of zombies—only to discover that his helicopter had no blades, making the trip a waste of time and gas. Meanwhile, Doc proved to be quite resilient—whether he was thrown down an air vent or even blown up, he always miraculously landed on his feet.

Z Nation doesn’t take itself as seriously as The Walking Dead—It goes more for the campy, over-the-top fun action and gore. (I mean, tonight’s episode has a zombie tornado!) They’ve done a good job so far giving this group a mini-mission of the week to accomplish as they make their way west. We’ve also been getting to know a bit more about these characters and their backstories as the journey continues. I’m still enjoying the show and certainly have room on my TiVo every weekend for two very different zombie shows.

On tonight’s episode, “Home Sweet Zombie,” in Central Illinois, the group decides to pay a visit to Warren’s home and search for her husband, who’s been missing for a long time; however, first they are faced with a deadly tornado of zombies.

Check out the zombie tornado tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.

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

Megan’s Choice #2

bluebloods1010smallBlue Bloods came out of the gate with strong episodes and has managed to balance both story lines and character growth already. In the season premiere, we watched as Jamie was asked if he had feelings for his partner, and while it’s obvious he does, he chose not to switch partners. I was so frustrated with this because I really, really want Jamie and Eddie to get together. Besides that love story, we had Erin’s love interest tossing around the possibility of becoming her interim boss and watching her freak out. That makes sense to me because as sexy as he is, she doesn’t want people to think she got to where she is by sleeping her way around. Last week’s case had us all asking ourselves if criminals can be rehabilitated, and honestly, sometimes I think they can. In this case, the guy went from being a badass gang banger to being the one who is helping kids escape the life. It was quite an emotional episode, and I think that everyone walked away from the episode with some personal growth.

On tonight’s episode, “Burning Bridges,” Danny and Baez are temporarily assigned new partners when an officer is outed and his current partner won’t ride with him. Meanwhile, Jamie and Eddie work on a revenge mission to steal a collar from a pompous detective, and Frank compromises his relationship with the Archdiocese when he speaks out about equality in the police force.

To watch this intense episode push the boundaries, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Hawaii Five-0, Haven, The Amazing Race, Say Yes to the Dress, and Cristela.

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