If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/25/14

It’s getting chilly here again, and as I write this up, I’m watching my recorded Dancing with the Stars and sitting in front of the heater. It’s been a fun week so far around our house. We got kind of an unexpected windfall (not a huge one, but big enough…), so hubs got a new laptop, I got a new tablet, our son is getting a new bed, and we just bought a new microwave since our old one is OLD and is peeling paint inside. It’s…gross. LOL But besides that, we’re gearing up for Thanksgiving and having a good time doing it. We’ll use the great TV tonight to give ourselves a break from cleaning. Here’s what we’re recommending to help you do the same.

Jenny’s Choice

ncis1125smallLast week’s NCIS was one of my favorites in a while. A Navy Hospital Corpsman stopped to help the people who’d been in a car accident, and because she wasn’t a doctor, nurse, or licensed EMT, she was arrested. The arresting officer might have been doing his job, but he couldn’t have been more of an ass about it. You really had to feel for her when she was sitting in lockup and talking with Gibbs about how if she’d been Army or whatever, she would have come out of the service with her certification, but because she was Navy, she wasn’t certified, therefore she’d been arrested for saving lives. In the end, Carrie Clark, along with the testimonies of the accident victims and their families, was able to get her a deal in which she served community service, rather than go to jail.

On tonight’s episode, “Grounded,” while stuck at the Dulles airport due to inclement weather, Tony, Bishop and her husband, Jake, work an NCIS case involving an elevated terrorist threat at Northeast airports during the Thanksgiving travel surge. Jamie Bamber guest stars as Bishop’s husband, Jake.

See if Tony, Bishop, & Jake can stop the terrorist threat tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Dancing with the Stars, MasterChef: Junior, 19 Kids & Counting, MasterChef Canada, NCIS: NOLA, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Chrisley Knows Best, Person of Interest, Restaurant Redemption, & Benched.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

masterchefjuniorsmallEvery time I watch MasterChef: Junior, I am still amazed at the talent of these young people, as well as their confidence. It takes a lot of confidence to focus in the kitchen and create the way these young kids do, and their work ethic often puts many adults to shame. Last week, we watched as the young home cooks had to be in a three-legged partnership while baking cupcakes for their mystery box challenge, and in the end, it was Logan and Sean who won with their delicious lemon basil and chocolate raspberry cupcakes. This catapulted them into the Top 8 and kept them safe for the elimination challenge, for which they chose making the others cook shepherd’s pie, which was one of the three favorite dishes from his childhood presented by Chef Ramsay. I love watching the softer side of the judges as they come around and help when the cooks get overwhelmed. Graham and Gordon are both particularly sweet. In the end, it was Sam and Mitchell who went home, but the judges gave them lots of pleasant parting words.

On tonight’s episode, “Top 8,” the remaining eight junior home cooks will have 10 minutes to fry as many perfect sunny side-up eggs as possible. Later, the kids dream big and imagine owning and running their own restaurant. With only one hour, they will prepare their signature dishes that will one day anchor their menus.

To find out which kids advance to the top 6, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS, NCIS: NOLA, The Voice, The Mindy Project, Chicago Fire, Chopped, and Marry Me.

Kyle’s Choice

themindyproject1125smallThe Mindy Project has been in top form this season, so I was thrilled to learn that FOX has picked up an additional six episodes for the season, bringing the total to 21. Last week, Danny found Mindy’s diary and was engrossed in reading the contents when he accidentally spilled red wine all over the pages. Panicked, he sought the help of master forger Jeremy to recreate the book, and then he raced back to replace it before Mindy returned home. Meanwhile, Mindy was forced to mentor some young doctors at the hospital but couldn’t seem to please her supervisor or the students.

This season of The Mindy Project has been so much fun. I love the way they have been handling the relationship between Mindy and Danny—anytime those two are on the screen together, it’s comedy gold. I also like how they’ve extended the relationship by bringing Danny’s mother into the picture—Rhea Perlman is a great addition to the recurring cast. This show is always one of the highlights of my Tuesday nights.

On tonight’s episode, “How to Lose a Mom in Ten Days,” Mindy plays matchmaker for Danny’s mom by setting her up on a blind date that could blossom into everlasting love. Ike Barinholtz guest stars.

Check out the blind date tonight on FOX at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Marry Me, About a Boy, MasterChef: Junior, New Girl, The Flash, Supernatural, Chrisley Knows Best, and Benched.

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