If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/19/14

Brrr, it’s cold! We finally had to turn on the heater yesterday, and oh my word, it smelled awful! That eventually went away, of course, but it’s just another reason I dislike having to run the heater during the winter. It does mean that I’m not an icicle while I watch TV, and I do appreciate that! Check out what I’ll be watching and what we’re recommending tonight.

Jenny’s Choice

modernfamily1119smallWe’ve seen some great holidays on Modern Family (remember the punkin’ chunkin’?), and tonight’s Thanksgiving-themed episode looks like it’ll be a lot of fun, which is why it’s my pick tonight. Last week was great for several reasons. I loved Haley fooling Claire about sleeping with Andy, although I’m kinda sad to find out they’re just friends, that he’s trying to buy a ring for his girlfriend. I kinda love them together. But also, her scene in the car at the end was priceless and had me in stitches.

On tonight’s episode, “Three Turkeys,” Phil and Luke take on cooking Thanksgiving dinner, but Claire secretly makes another turkey just-in-case; after Jay and Gloria’s holiday trip gets canceled, they decide not to tell anyone about it; Mitchell makes Cam deal with Lily’s attitude.

Check out the big family Thanksgiving tonight on ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, The Mysteries of Laura, The Goldbergs, Criminal Minds, black-ish, Chicago PD, Law & Order: SVU, Hot in Cleveland, Kitchen Inferno, Top Chef, & The Exes.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

chicagopd1119smallWhat an incredible week of crossover episodes last week with Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, and Law & Order: SVU, with the story finishing up on my favorite of the three and my pick for tonight: Chicago PD. We watched as the Intelligence unit paired up with the Special Victims Unit to bring the investigation into a despicable child pornography ring, which involved holding kids against their will and taking bids to what sexual things the web viewers wanted done to the kids while they watched. I was in tears during this episode, as Ruzek’s friend was shot while supervising the guy in the hospital who was part of the whole thing. The suspect in custody was also murdered. This episode was raw and hard to watch, especially seeing Lindsay suffer finding her long-lost brother and seeing what was done to him, as well as what he was forced to do. Overall, this episode was a hard one to watch, but I was impressed with all the loose ends being tied up. I’m definitely looking forward to more crossovers in the future.

On tonight’s episode, “Assignment of the Year,” while Antonio continues his off-duty security job for Asher and Layla, Asher is killed. Voight and Olinsky make sure Antonio is covered. While they work the case, Halstead and Lindsay go undercover in a rather uncomfortable location. Kot shows up to ask Lindsay for an answer. Chris Agos, Stella Maeve, & America Olivo guest star.

To see how all these messes get cleared up, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Criminal Minds, black-ish, Hell’s Kitchen, Law & Order: SVU, The Mysteries of Laura, and Red Band Society.

Kyle’s Choice

thegoldbergs1119smallI always look forward to The Goldbergs for my weekly dose of hilarious 80s nostalgia. Last week, after Murray introduced them to Trivial Pursuit, Barry and Erica found themselves in an escalating battle to prove who was better at board games—although this was primarily spurred on by Barry. Barry’s obsession to win was over-the-top—he even invented BarryNopoly, a game he couldn’t possibly lose but somehow managed to! Meanwhile, Adam was hurt while playing dodge ball at school, so Beverly immediately spoke her mind to the gym teacher, which only made things worse for Adam. So Beverly retaliated by utilizing the school principal’s fear of her wrath to get the gym teacher removed.

The Goldbergs is such a fun show. I love the relationships between the family members—I especially enjoy the sibling rivalries, and I will never get tired of Beverly’s obsession and over-protection of her “baby boy” Adam. I also thoroughly enjoy anytime Barry starts screaming while getting completely obsessed with something trivial, blowing everything way out of proportion. I always find something to relate to in the stories each week and am fondly reminded of some aspect of growing up in the 80s.

On tonight’s episode, “A Goldberg Thanksgiving,” a bet over Jazzercise between Beverly and Erica ends with the younger Goldberg deciding to opt out of celebrating Thanksgiving with her family; at the same time, Uncle Marvin shows up for the holiday and unexpectedly bonds with Adam, much to the annoyance of Murray.

See how the Goldbergs celebrate Thanksgiving this year on ABC at 8:30/7:30c

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, Criminal Minds, Stalker, The Middle, Modern Family, black-ish, The Mysteries of Laura, Red Band Society, Arrow, The 100, American Horror Story: Freak Show, Top Chef, and The Game.

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