If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/14/14

I’m sorry about being MIA yesterday, but I was celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving with my family and friends. Needless to say, I may still be suffering from a turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie overdose, but it was totally worth it! Now we get back to our normal week and the delicious offerings on TV tonight, so let’s take a look at what we’re recommending.

Megan’s Choice

agentsofshield1014smallMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has had a great start to the season, and I’m very excited by the quality they’ve been putting out. The one thing I’m not happy about is Simmons being a double agent! What happens if Simmons drinks that crazy Hydra Kool-Aid and ends up officially brainwashed? A genius like Simmons in the wrong hands is terrifying and very sad because I want Simmons back with Fitz. Speaking of Fitz… How great was it to watch him go all badass on Ward to show him what it was like to be deprived of oxygen? I enjoyed that thoroughly! Skye is definitely getting some serious shooting skills. Kudos to her for hitting and stopping Donnie Gill while still missing Simmons. I suspect Gill will come back as the villain Blizzard in later episodes, but that’s just my conspiracy side talking, I’m sure. 🙂 Overall, last week was a stellar episode, and I’m very excited about this season as a whole.

On tonight’s episode, “Face My Enemy,” while on a mission to learn more about the secrets of the mysterious writing, Coulson finds himself attacked by the only person he can trust: Agent Melinda May. Meanwhile, the rest of the team is trapped in an explosive situation, and it’s up to Fitz to save them…but is he up to it?

To see what is going on with this team and why May is off her rocker, tune in to ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS, NCIS: NOLA, The Voice, Selfie, The Flash, Manhattan Love Story, Marry Me, New Girl, The Mindy Project, About a Boy, Chicago Fire, Forever, Person of Interest, and Chopped.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

foreversmallMy pick tonight is Forever, one of my favorite new shows this season. Last week, Henry’s past came back to haunt him when the “victim” turned out to be a woman he met decades ago—and a murder that turned out to be a combination suicide & accident. The woman had learned that she had months to live and decided to end her life in front of a painting that meant so much to her.

It was interesting seeing Henry have to confront a direct link to his past. He spends a lot of time thinking about his past and trying to figure out a way to end his curse, but up till now, his past has been just that: the past. So to bring that past into the current timeline was fun (and sad). One thing I’m not completely happy with is the fact that Jo doesn’t know his secret. Will they continue that way indefinitely? Will she eventually learn how long he’s been alive, that when he dies he’s reborn? We’re only a few episodes in to the series, so I know (if it’s picked up for a full season) that we have a long ways to go. But I do hope it comes out sooner rather than later. Even having Henry’s assistant learn the truth would be good… But I’m already shipping Henry & Jo hard, so…

On tonight’s episode, “The Pugilist Break,” what looks like a drug overdose death of a reformed junkie-turned-community activist results in Henry and Jo tracking a murderer. Henry flashes back to the same 1890s New York tenement where he worked as a doctor to help the poor. Meanwhile, Abe cooks up a Sunday dinner feast for Henry, Jo, and himself.

See how Henry & Jo solve the case tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, 19 Kids & Counting, Marry Me, MasterChef Canada, NCIS, NCIS: NOLA, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Restaurant Redemption, Town of the Living Dead, & Person of Interest.

Kyle’s Choice

MARRY ME -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: (l-r)  -- (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC)Tonight, NBC adds the fun new romantic comedy Marry Me to its lineup, and tonight’s series premiere is followed by the return of About a Boy (one of my favorite new comedies of last year). Annie (Casey Wilson) has been in a relationship with her boyfriend Jake (Ken Marino) for six years. While they are very happy together, Annie is anxiously waiting for Jake to pop the question, but when he finally does propose, it doesn’t go quite the way she had dreamed. So Annie calls for a do-over and sets out to get the perfect proposal story that she can talk about for years to come. The cast also includes Sarah Wright (Mixology), John Gemberling (Broad City), Tymberlee Hill (Drunk History), Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live), and Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal).

I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere—the incredibly awkward but hilarious opening scene really sets the tone for the episode. If you were a fan of Casey Wilson on Happy Endings, then you’ll definitely enjoy her character here—Annie is pretty much the same as Penny, just a bit luckier in love—it is the year of Annie! Wilson delivers on both the physical and verbal humor and has great chemistry with the always-funny Ken Marino. I can’t wait to see more of these two on my TV screen.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Annie fumes about Jake’s inability to commit just as he’s about to propose.

To see why Annie’s upset, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.

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, The Flash, Supernatural, Sons of Anarchy, Chrisley Knows Best, Face Off, Town of the Living Dead, Awkward, Faking It, and Happyland.

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