If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/21/14

It’s been snowing on and off all week here, and now we have a forecast of rain and warmer temperatures for the weekend because obviously Mother Nature is having a mental breakdown. (If you don’t believe me about nature’s mental breakdown, please Google “Buffalo, NY”…) While I stay dry, warm, and comfortable inside my cozy house tonight, let’s see what we all should be watching.

Megan’s Choice

bluebloods1121smallBlue Bloods is always high on drama, both crime-wise and family as well, which was definitely evident last episode when Frank found out that Erin had been seeing the Interim District Attorney, Rob McCoy. This would seem harmless to some, except Rob caught Frank off guard when both of them were brought in to do an interview about the safety of the city and Rob said he disagreed with Frank’s policy. He announced that he only wanted to try cases that seemed feasible and he wasn’t going to go after people brought in on small drug charges, going as far as to refuse to prosecute them. Later Erin went after Rob because he failed to discuss the new policy with the ADAs and that he ambushed the Commissioner on TV because now he had not only pissed her and her dad off, but the entire department. We also got to learn more about the new Lt. Carver at Danny’s precinct after she insisted on riding along as Danny’s partner for the day. The pair were investigating what appeared to be a drive-by, where a mother of a 10-month-old baby was hit and died. Later, they realized that it wasn’t a drive-by but a hit that had been put out on the mother and child after a gang boss found out that the baby his girlfriend had wasn’t his. The real baby’s father ended up killing himself because he didn’t think he could raise his child and knew there would be a target on her back as long as he was around. When Danny asked the nurse about the baby and what would happen to her, he learned that the lieutenant had actually put in to adopt her and that was the ticket that Danny needed to change his mind about switching precincts.

I actually like Lt. Carver and think that her tough, no-nonsense ways are refreshing, as well as much needed for that group. What I do need is more Jamie and Eddie, along with Jamie getting to be a detective soon because he’s been on the job for 4 years now—it’s time to move up! Overall, I am never tired of this show and look forward to more growth every week.

On tonight’s episode, “Power of the Press,” Frank faces public backlash after an officer’s body camera malfunctions during an altercation with a civilian. Meanwhile, Danny and Baez struggle to protect an informant after the U.S. Marshall’s Service decides not to put him in Witness Protection, and Erin investigates an old friend’s daughter’s claim of rape at a prestigious university.

To see if Erin can get to the bottom of it and if Frank can dig himself out of this one, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Grimm, Constantine, Hawaii Five-0, The Amazing Race, Diners, Drive Ins & Dives, and Z Nation.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

hawaiifiveo1121smallHawaii Five-0 is always a lot of fun to watch, and last week’s 100th episode of the show was no exception. It was a bit “off the wall,” with Steve kidnapped by Wo Fat and tortured because he thought Steve knew where his father was. During the course of the investigation, we learned that Steve’s mother had taken Wo Fat in when he was young after she killed his mother. But he was then taken away after authorities found out. That explains the relationship between Wo Fat and Doris that Steve had wondered about. In the end, Steve escaped his bindings, had a huge fight with Wo Fat, and killed him just before he was rescued.

The best part of the episode was seeing each of the characters in the alternate reality. Steve was more or less himself, but still very much military, and he wasn’t as hard-edged since his dad wasn’t actually killed. Chin was a well-respected police captain, neither Grover nor Kono were police but seemed happy with what they were doing, and Max was a doctor, not an ME. Danny was a casual-dressing hard cop with an overly huge smile and a cold and heartless (thanks to seat42f.com for the description…it was perfect!) personality, especially at work. Kamekona was a mean guy in prison, and Jerry…Jerry was a homeless man who was even more paranoid and crazy than he already is. It was really sad. Overall, it was a fun, sad, and interesting episode, but I’ll be glad to get back to normal tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “Ka Hana Malu (Inside Job),” while the team investigates a couple’s murder in which their sons are the prime suspects, McGarrett is shocked when Aunt Deb returns to the island with her new fiancé. Carol Burnett & Frankie Valli guest star.

Meet Aunt Deb’s fiance tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Amazing Race, Last Man Standing, On the Menu, Whose Line is it Anyway?, Cristela, Blue Bloods, Z Nation, & Diners, Drive-ins & Dives.

Kyle’s Choice

cristela1121smallOne of the new comedies that has surprised me this season is Cristela. I wasn’t impressed with the rough version of the pilot I saw over the summer, but the series has really grown on me. The show feels like a classic sitcom about a single woman trying to juggle a career and her personal life.

I really enjoy Cristela’s relationship with her family—the interactions between the family members is always a lot of fun—and her brother-in-law, Felix, never misses an opportunity to remind Cristela that she can move out of their home at any time. Cristela’s home life feels so natural and believable, and the show does a great job of balancing those stories with something else going on at Cristela’s job.

I find Cristela’s non-romantic friendship with her male co-worker a refreshing change from most sitcoms—too many shows concentrate on the will they/won’t they. Cristela is a fun, tough woman who has no problems telling it like it is—she throws the sarcasm back to her boss as quickly as he dishes it out, and she never misses an opportunity to tell her relentless suitor that there’s no way anything is going happen between them.

On tonight’s episode, “Enter Singing,” Cristela and Felix butt heads over whether to expose the kids to different cultures.

Find out who comes out on top tonight on ABC at 8:31/7:31c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, Grimm, Constantine, Haven, and Z Nation.

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