If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/30/14

My TiVo had been so overworked lately that I just assumed all of the fall TV shows had already started. However, I was wrong—tonight there are at least 7 new/returning shows starting up, including the entire CBS primetime lineup (well, The Big Bang Theory is just returning to its old night, but still)! We’ve got some suggestions to help you decide what to watch on this Hallows Eve eve.

Kyle’s Choice

elementary1030smallI’m looking forward to tonight’s return of Elementary. When we last saw our super-sleuths, Sherlock and Joan were trying to clear Mycroft after he had been framed to look like a mole within MI6. Sherlock agreed to work for MI6 (though only temporarily) in order to discover the identity of the real mole. However, in the process, some details of Mycroft’s involvement with the NSA came to light, forcing him to go into hiding. Afterwards, Joan realized that she needed some space from Sherlock and decided to move out of the apartment. Meanwhile, British Intelligence offered Sherlock a more permanent position, which he accepted.

So what does this mean for Joan and Sherlock’s partnership? I’m sure the show will find a way to resolve this rather quickly and bring these two back together, solving cases again in no time. I really enjoy the relationship between Joan and Sherlock, and I’m looking forward to seeing what interesting and entertaining cases we have to look forward to this season.

On tonight’s premiere, “Enough Nemesis to Go Around,” Holmes returns to New York City with a new apprentice and a renewed interest in working with the NYPD after being fired by London’s MI6. Unfortunately, Joan, the NYPD’s new go-to private investigator, must give her approval first before Sherlock can resume consulting for the department.

Catch the season premiere tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

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

Jenny’s Choice #1

themccarthys1030smallMy first pick tonight is the series premiere of The McCarthys on CBS. This new comedy is about a close-knit, sport-crazed Boston family. Son Ronny, played by Tyler Ritter, wants to move away to a city with a bigger gay population, but the family is against the move, wanting him to stay in town. Also starring in the show are Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne), Joey McIntyre (New Kids on the Block), Jack McGee, Kelen Coleman, & Jimmy Dunn.

I saw the pilot for this months ago and really enjoyed it. It’s fun seeing the family interaction and how a very sports-loving family supports a member who doesn’t seem to immediately fit in. The other “kids” have their own problems, and watching Mom and Dad and how they treat each one is pretty funny.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” when Ronny considers moving away from his close-knit, sports-crazed family, his father surprises everyone when he offers him a job as his assistant basketball coach.

See if this new comedy is for you tonight on CBS at 9:30/8:30c.

Megan’s Choice

tbbt1030smallTonight, The Big Bang Theory returns to its old Thursday night slot and not a moment too soon—Thursday night was dying for me without it! Although the show itself, despite a new night, has still been bringing the humor as strong as ever, and I am loving the new territories the show is heading this season. First we had Leonard and Penny learning how to deal with Penny being more financially sound now and possibly making more money than him eventually. They made the mistake of asking Bernadette and Howard how they deal with their issues and were quick to find out that they don’t because there is some serious tension between that couple regarding money and their relationship. Meanwhile, Sheldon has started to work in Dark Matter, and Raj suggested they apply to work together on a study of a mine, but Sheldon wasn’t sure that was such a good idea—especially peeing in a bucket. In the end, Amy, Sheldon, and Raj did a trial run in the tunnels under the university, but that experiment was cut short when Sheldon saw a rat and abandoned Raj down in the mine. Overall, I’ve been loving where this season is going, but I am concerned that with so much shake up between the characters, we may lose some of the nuances of how they formerly related. That concern aside, for now things are flowing well.

On tonight’s episode, “The Misinterpretation Agitation,” the guys try to help Penny out of an awkward work dilemma. Meanwhile, Amy and Bernadette argue over whether or not female scientists should play up their sexuality.

To see how these problems are resolved, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing How to Get Away with Murder, Scandal, Mom, Bones, The Vampire Diaries, Food Truck Face Off, Elementary, and Beat Bobby Flay.

Jenny’s Choice #2

bones1030smallMy second pick tonight is the new episode of Bones, which is back because the World Series ended last night (what a game, although I’m sad the Royals lost!). On the last episode, a video game designer was killed, and it turned out to be one of his coworkers who killed him. But the guy was kind of a jerk (to be polite about it. LOL) and liked to manipulate people (even his friends) for his own amusement. On the personal front, Booth & Brennan were trying to figure out the right place to send Christine to school. I loved the compromise Brennan came up with. She made a list of the choices that she approved of and then left it to Booth to look at them and add his own requirements (learning & structure vs. a little more relaxed, fun atmosphere who would help her be a kid, rather than a mini-adult). Just like they always do, they worked it out.

I’m excited about tonight’s episode for several reasons: one, Wendell’s back, and I adore him; two, the case looks fun and different, while still being a regular Bones case; and three, Hodgins once again becomes a suspect, which is ridonkulous.

On tonight’s episode, “The Corpse at the Convention,” the Jeffersonian team attends a forensic science convention with Brennan delivering the keynote speech, only to discover the remains of a body in a stairwell at the convention. Evidence points to Dr. Hodgins as a suspect, and the team has to find a way to prove his innocence. Nora Dunn & Michael Grant Terry guest star.

Find out how the team clears Hodgins and finds the real killer tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Bad Judge, Two and a Half Men, A to Z, Beat Bobby Flay, & Elementary.

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