If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/28/14

Ahh, baseball. What a crazy series it’s been so far! The Royals are playing for their life tonight in Game #6. The Giants are up 3-2 right now, but my team is coming home for tonight’s game (& tomorrow’s—I have faith!), so here’s hoping the hometown crowd will carry them through! That’s what I’ll be watching live, but the others and I have some recommendations on what you should be watching if baseball’s not for you (or to DVR, like I am. 😉 ).

Jenny’s Choice

chicagofire1028smallMy pick tonight is Chicago Fire. Last week, Casey learned that his brother-in-law was cheating on his wife (Casey’s sister) and that they were getting a divorce. His sister didn’t know about the cheating, but she wants to just be done with it, even though her scum of a husband moved his company to his girlfriend’s/assistant’s name so his wife wouldn’t get anything in the divorce. Casey surprised him and his girlfriend and basically threatened them, saying they would meet up to look over the books. Meanwhile, he and Dawson (Casey more so than her) were having trouble balancing their personal life with their professional one. It was annoying Herrmann so much that he told the Chief he didn’t think it was working and then eventually blew up at Dawson, who told him she’d been leaving the compartment door open on purpose to see if he’d say something, because she knew the guys had been treading lightly and treating her differently. She told him to train her, rather than leaving it to Casey, and he agreed, pleased that she’d asked. Also, Cruz is back behind the wheel after the chief went to bat for him with the higher-ups, and Brett’s place was broken into and she chased the thief off. Her ex-fiance tried to use that to get her to move and then tried to make her feel bad when she refused. I wouldn’t actually put it past him to have set it up to scare her into going back “home” with him.

On tonight’s episode, “Madmen and Fools,” Casey comes to the aid of his sister Christie (guest star Nicole Forester) and faces down his corrupt brother-in-law, while Brett goes above and beyond for a mother in need. Elsewhere, Mills gets educated on the exciting world of unlicensed private investigation, and Dawson begins training with Herrmann.

See how Dawson’s training goes tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing 19 Kids & Counting, NCIS: NOLA, MasterChef Canada, Forever, NCIS, Chopped, Restaurant Redemption, Town of the Living Dead, Person of Interest, & Benched.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

thevoicelogosmallI have been absolutely adoring this season of The Voice, and while I will forever be a huge fan of both Adam and Blake, Pharrell is definitely winning me over. The mix of coaches this season with the three boys and Gwen is magic, and Gwen really fits in well—honestly better than ANY other female coach so far. One of the most amusing parts of watching lately has been the chatter between the coaches and watching Blake try to figure out what the hell a “boo” is. Of course, there has been some amazing talent this season, and I am just excited to see who makes it through the knockouts to sing it out for our votes on the live shows.

On tonight’s episode, “The Knockouts Premiere, Part 2,” the “knockout rounds” continue with more heartfelt performances, and as the coaches continue to whittle down their teams, they are forced to make some of their hardest decisions yet as they watch their artists perform solos of their choice. Superstar Taylor Swift will serve as a key adviser and be on hand to work with all of the coaches and their teams as they prepare the artists for this challenge.

To see if your favorite makes it through the knockouts, tune in to NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Forever, NCIS, NCIS: NOLA, The Flash, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marry Me, Chicago Fire, Person of Interest, and Chopped.

Kyle’s Choice

benched1028smallTonight is the premiere of USA Network’s latest comedy series, Benched. High-powered corporate lawyer Nina Whitley (Eliza Coupe) sacrificed everything while climbing her way to the top. But in tonight’s premiere, Nina realizes her personal and professional lives are not what she planned, which causes her to have a nervous breakdown, burning a lot of bridges in the process. Now Nina finds herself working in the underfunded and understaffed Public Defender’s office—a far cry from opulence of corporate law—where she struggles to get along with her coworkers and defend a lower class of client. The series also stars Jay Harrington (Better Off Ted), Oscar Nunez (The Office), Maria Bamford (Adventure Time), Jolene Purdy (Under the Dome), and Carter MacIntyre (Drop Dead Diva).

I was able to watch tonight’s premiere, as USA made the episode available online and On Demand early. I really enjoyed the episode–it’s a lot of fun, and that cast is great. I was thrilled to see another member of the talented Happy Endings cast find a new home on TV. Eliza Coupe is hilarious, and I can see a bit of “Jane” in her character of Nine. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this series.

Check out the new comedy and see if it makes you laugh tonight on USA Network at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Forever, Marry Me, About a Boy, 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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