If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/10/14

It has been a whirlwind of a weekend around my house, but as always, I am thankful for all that I have—even the mess from the kids. On Saturday night, we all stayed up for a family game night, which was fun but reminded me why I hate playing Monopoly: first, it takes FOREVER, and second, I always lose. Regardless, fun was had by all, but tonight, after a busy work day, I am going to be ready to chill out and watch some great television. So take a peek at what we all think you should be watching tonight.

Megan’s Choice #1

ncisla1110smallNCIS: LA is simply one of the best parts of my Monday night lately because it always manages to provide humor, suspense, and just enough personal stories to keep us interested. Last week was full of twists and turns as Sam was arrested for the murder of a bookkeeper named Leyla and the evidence against him was quite convincing. The opening scene of him being arrested was an incredible show of force to take one man into custody, and I’m not really surprised, since it was Sam and he is by all definitions as bad-ass as they come. One of my favorite parts of the episode was meeting Ray Turner, a former Navy SEAL who had taken to the Internet to call out people who were fraudulently posing as SEALs—but this guy was hilarious. It was very amusing when he gave Sam and Callen the slip by swimming back from the boat and then video calling them while standing behind them. It gave a great comic relief to a very tense episode. In the end, it turned out that it was Lee Stevens, a guy who served with Sam, who was responsible, and to say this guy looked like Sam is an understatement, because he was a full-blown doppelganger in my opinion. A great episode with a happy ending for Sam and the hope that they’ll bring back Ray for another episode.

On tonight’s episode, “Leipei,” when a man is murdered by a small drone, the team discovers his connection to a terrorist group that is planning another local attack. With time running short, Nell must use her drone expertise to try to divert a disaster in Long Beach.

To see if Nell can rise to the occasion, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

castle1110smallIt’s here, it’s here! The Castle episode we’ve all been waiting for has FINALLY arrived. Before we get to that, though, I have to say this about the last new episode: I’m so glad I’m not more into social media than I already am. Cah-reepy to the extreme! The kid who’d been bullied turned around to murder those people on a social media site who he deemed bullies or…whatever in his messed-up mind. It was sad and just really creepy. I found it funny how Ryan and Espo didn’t seem to know for a moment how to save the two guys hooked up to the shocker machine. I was nearly screaming at my TV: “Just rip the pads off their chests!” Thankfully they saved them in time.

Now, on to tonight’s episode. It’s an “alternate reality” episode, which I normally am not a HUGE fan of (after all, I like the original for a reason…), but knowing that this is leading up to the real, honest-to-goodness wedding in the true reality, I’m okay with it. Hopefully this will live up to our expectations, given how long we’ve had to wait and the fact that we got screwed out of the beautiful wedding in the last season finale.

On tonight’s episode, “The Time of Our Lives,” a murder investigation launches Castle into what seems to be an alternate universe, where he’s never met Kate Beckett. Castle has to convince Beckett, Esposito, and Ryan — now complete strangers — to let him participate in their investigation so he can find his way back to his own world. This inspires Castle & Beckett to finally take a trip to the altar. Julian Scott Urena, David Francis Harris, Jeffrey Nordling, and Scott Paulin guest star.

See how Castle convinces the others to work with him — again! — and then see him and Beckett tie the knot tonight on ABC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing 2 Broke Girls, Dancing with the Stars, The Millers, Scorpion, Mystery Diners, & NCIS: LA.

Kyle’s Choice

theblacklist1110smallOn last week’s The Blacklist. Lizzie and Agent Cooper were abducted while trying to track down the Scimitar. Their captors tried to make them think they were in a hospital, but Lizzie figured out it was just a set and managed to escape. (This reminded me of a Mission: Impossible plot but turned around on the good guys.) Meanwhile, Lizzie had to deal with the fact that the ship where she has her husband chained up may no longer be secure, and Tom is convinced that Lizzie is going to kill him. Elsewhere, Berlin met with Red, persisted that Red had killed his daughter, and said that he will get revenge, but he was left speechless when Red stepped aside to reveal the daughter standing behind him.

Now that Berlin knows his daughter is in fact alive, will he and Red become partners of sorts? What IS Lizzie’s ultimate plan for Tom, and does Red actually know what she is up to? (He seems to know everything, after all!) And is Agent Cooper now miraculously over his drug addiction after the events of the fake hospital? Tonight is the mid-season finale before the show disappears until the Superbowl in February, so I suspect we will be left with some huge cliffhanger!

On tonight’s episode, “The Decembrist,” Red tries to snuff out a new threat by traveling to Moscow with Berlin to track down a high-ranking Russian official. Meanwhile, Liz tries to keep her secret from being exposed. Alan Alda and Peter Stormare guest star.

Check out the mid-season finale tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Millers, Scorpion, Castle, Gotham, Sleepy Hollow, Jane the Virgin, and Mike Tyson Mysteries.

Megan’s Choice #2

sleepyhollow1110smallJust when I think that Sleepy Hollow can’t get any creepier, they go and impregnate Katrina with Moloch. At first, I thought that the evil spider that crawled into Katrina while she slept would just be a poison of some sort, but nope, this show went one step further, and that spider is going to be Moloch—Katrina is set to birth the demon himself. How creepy were the black veins running across her body? After some brainstorming and research, Ichabod figured out that they needed the prism created by Franklin that was hidden in the evil tablet that the Hellfire Club was using to try to summon Moloch. Ichabod and Abbie convinced the sheriff to help them take down the warehouse, and while there, they stole the tablet, got back to the church, and broke it open just in time to use the prism to project light on Katrina’s belly and stop the delivery. Whew. Katrina stopped breathing, but Ichabod saved her, and everything ended happy except for some crazy scene where Henry was summoning light, which I’m sure isn’t good. This show is incredibly freaky and exciting, which leads me to want more episodes and faster because I can’t get enough. Can you?

On tonight’s episode, “Heartless,” Crane and Abbie set out to take down a succubus whom Henry has sent out to drain the life forces out of its victims.

To see if they can stop it in time, tune in to FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Gotham, The Voice, 2 Broke Girls, Scorpion, The Blacklist, and Castle.

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