If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/1/14

December is here, and I’ve barely started to think about Christmas shopping. While a few of my friends are already done with theirs, I have barely started! I’ve always been a last-minute-shopping kind of girl. What about you? While I contemplate when I’m going to once again venture to the mall, let’s see what we’re recommending tonight.

Megan’s Choice

sleepyhollow121smallSleepy Hollow is pushing the boundaries every week, and last week was a whole new level of intense. Moloch is on earth! We watched as Henry used Katrina’s spell on the mirror to eavesdrop on Ichabod and Abby while they discussed the location of the sword that can actually kill Moloch. After learning the location, Henry sent the Headless horseman (aka Abraham) to retrieve the sword and kill the witnesses, but he failed. Ichabod and Abby actually used the horseman to defeat the evil guard of the sword, who turns people to stone when you make eye contact, hence using the headless horseman. With the beast dead and after Abraham headed back to Henry and Moloch after hearing the horn, Ichabod and Abby figured out that the sword needed to be taken out of the oil by both of them. Now they have the sword and must stop Moloch before the ceremony is completed with Katrina. I’m so nervous where this is going, and I am weekly shocked by the way the story line unfolds—so many times I have to watch with the lights on!

On tonight’s episode, “The Akeda,” unforeseen sacrifices must be made and loyalties are put to the ultimate test in the fight against evil.

To see where they leave us hanging with our heroes for the fall finale, tune in to FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, Castle, and State of Affairs.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

castle121smallEven though I was fairly disappointed in last week’s Castle, there were some highlights. You had to feel sorry for the “bad guy” on the train. Was he in the wrong? Yeah, sure. Did he want to hurt anyone? No, not really. He was taken advantage of by the lady who was in charge at the company who made the vaccine for the flu she infected him with, and she preyed on his love for his woman, who was in prison, making him promises she clearly didn’t intend to keep and telling him that if he followed her plan he could get his girlfriend out of prison. While I liked the transit cop and Espo taking him down, it went way too smoothly, and was a little anticlimactic. Honestly, the whole episode felt a little flat. I know this isn’t a big two-parter or anything, but this show has done some amazing “tense” and high-octane episodes, such as Espo & Ryan in the basement of the burning and collapsed building, Beckett standing on the trigger for the bomb in the floor, etc. Finally, I have to talk Espo, the transit cop, and Lanie. We know Espo & Lanie are together. But it seems like things are rocky, at least on Espo’s part. He seemed to be trying to push to have something on the train with the young female cop, but she shut him down pretty hard (or rather gently, but firmly) at the end, telling him not to let go of the woman he’d thought of just before risking his life to take down the guy on the train. When Lanie saw him at the precinct after he got out of the hospital, things still seemed awkward. Is this the end of the couple, or will Espo work things out in his mind and be happy?

While I was disappointed last week, I have even higher hope for this week. Castle works well when Castle himself is allowed to be slightly zany and over the top, and this week should be very fun for the character…which hopefully means very fun for the audience, too.

On tonight’s episode, “Last Action Hero,” when the star of Castle’s favorite ’80’s action movie is mysteriously murdered, Castle and Beckett delve into the victim’s secret past and pursue his killer with help from a team of aging action heroes. Krista Allen and Ted McGinley guest star.

See Castle become an action hero tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing CMA Country Christmas, Major Crimes, & Mystery Diners.

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