If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/7/14

We’re getting closer & closer to Christmas, and this week definitely shows it because there are a ton of finales on. But there are still quite a few new episodes, and Kyle & I are here to give you our recommendation on what to watch tonight.

Jenny’s Choice

thelibrarians127smallI couldn’t be more thrilled because tonight is the 2-hour series premiere of TNT’s The Librarian. Way back in 2004, Noah Wyle played Flynn Carsen, a perpetual student who earned 22 degrees before he was banned from taking more classes. He was quickly hired as a librarian, although rather than just checking out books, he began hunting down magical, mysterious “artifacts” and relics. TNT did three TV movies, the last airing in 2008, and now, it’s back, in TV show form instead of movie. Wyle is back as well, in his role of Flynn Carsen, although he’ll only be a recurring character, in addition to his new role of Executive Producer. Several others from the TV movies are returning as well: Bob Newhart & Jane Curtin.

The show centers on an ancient organization, hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library, dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. This group solves impossible mysteries, fights supernatural threats, and recovers powerful artifacts, including the Ark of the Covenant, the Spear of Destiny, and Excalibur. The new cast includes Christian Kane (loved him on Leverage!), Rebecca Romijn (loved her on King & Maxwell!), Lindy Booth, & John Kim as the new “Librarians,” as well as John Larroquette in the role of their caretaker. Matt Frewer will be recurring.

thelibrarianssmallIf you were a fan of the TV movie trilogy or of Syfy’s Warehouse 13, I urge you to give this a shot. It looks like it’s gonna be a lot of fun, and it has a great cast.

On tonight’s first episode, “And the Crown of King Arthur,” someone is killing off potential Librarians and it’s up to Flynn Carsen and his new Guardian, Colonel Eve Baird, to save the three that are left. Then on “And the Sword in the Stone,” the Serpent Brotherhood is trying to return magic to our world. Flynn, Colonel Baird, and the potential Librarians must stop them before it’s too late.

Don’t miss the 2-hour premiere of the latest fun, hit drama tonight on TNT at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Holiday Baking Championship, The Mentalist, Cutthroat Kitchen, & CSI.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

thesimpsons127smallIt’s that time of year again, when networks air holiday-themed episodes before shows take a break until the new year. I always enjoy these episodes—especially those for the animated TV series, as they remind me of watching all the classic Christmas cartoon specials as a kid. Tonight, all three of FOX’s Animation Domination shows are airing a Christmas-themed episode. While some of these episodes certainly don’t sound like the family fare I remember watching as a kid, I’m really looking forward to tonight’s trio of animated holiday comedies!

familyguy127smallOn tonight’s episode of The Simpsons, “I Won’t Be Home for Christmas,” it looks like Homer won’t be home for Christmas after he stays too long at Moe’s Tavern on Christmas Eve, and an irate Marge tells him not to return to their house, so he’s left to wander alone around Springfield and lament the effects of Christmas spirits.

Later in Family Guy, “The 2,000-Year-Old Virgin,” Peter is stunned to run into Jesus at the mall and even more stunned to discover that he is still a virgin, so Peter recruits Quagmire and Cleveland to celebrate Jesus’s birthday by finding a way to end his celibacy.

bobsburgers127smallAnd closing out the night in Bob’s Burgers, “Father of the Bob,” at a family Christmas party, Bob and his father, “Big Bob,” revisit an old argument, which leads to a can-you-top-this competition in the kitchen. Meanwhile, the kids compete to come up with the perfect gift for their dad.

Get all your animation laughs tonight on FOX at 8/7c, 9/8c, & 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Mentalist, CSI, Once Upon a Time, Resurrection, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Librarians, The Newsroom, The Comeback, Getting On, and Homeland.

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