If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/8/14

How good was the premiere of The Librarians last night? My family & I really loved watching it together and can’t wait for more. There’s some more great shows on tonight, but since Megan’s modem broke and she’s out until they send her a replacement, it’s just Kyle & me here to give you our opinion on what you should be watching.

Jenny’s Choice

mikemolly128smallI was hard on Mike & Molly last season because to me, once Molly quit teaching, she became a whole different person. One of the things that drew me to the show at the beginning was how…solid she was, how responsible and down to earth, especially given how outrageous her family is, as well as Carl. Mike and Molly both helped temper that and even out the craziness. Last season, Molly became like…well, like most (if not all?) of Melissa McCarthy’s movie characters. Don’t get me wrong… I love MM in the movies. But to me, she because as bad or worse than her family in terms of silliness, and it became more about the physical comedy than anything else.

I’ve seen the first couple of episodes to this season, and so far, I think they’ve found a good balance between the physical comedy and the solid, responsible Molly of the earlier seasons. She’s still a little looser, a little zany, but I don’t see every movie character she’s ever done in every second of the show, either. I’m happy so far with the new season, so I’m excited for the season premiere tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “The Book of Molly,” Molly returns home after eight weeks at a writing workshop with great news: she’s getting published and scored a big book advance.

To learn about Molly’s new book, tune in to CBS at 8:31/7:31c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing 2 Broke Girls, The Great Christmas Light Fight, Major Crimes, Scorpion, Mystery Diners, Castle, & NCIS: LA.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

switchedatbirth128smallTonight, Switched at Birth returns for a special Christmas episode before the fourth season premieres in January. Bay and Daphne are tired of their same old Christmas traditions with their moms and want something different. Little do they know that their wishes are about to come true after they eat some “magical” garlic knots at the joint family dinner. In a bit of a double It’s A Wonderful Life, the girls wake up in a world where the switch never occurred. And while it looks like all of their dreams have come true in these new lives, are they really better off? (Something tells me they will learn that the answer is no.) And can they even find a way to return to their old lives if they wanted to? (Something tells me the answer is yes!)

I love these one-off holiday specials ABC Family has been doing for all their series this year. It’s a great way for shows to just have some fun and explore something new without worrying about affecting the continuity of the show. A lot of British shows have been doing these Christmas episodes for years, and some of the Syfy shows did Christmas episodes a few years back, so it’s always great to see even more series joining in on the tradition.

On tonight’s episode, “Yuletide Fortune Tellers,” family Christmas traditions bore Bay and Daphne, who eat some enchanted garlic knots and envision their lives as if the switch had never happened. In this alternate reality, one girl is an Olympic hopeful and the other is a successful artist.

Check out the alternate lives tonight on ABC Family at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Castle, State of Affairs, Jane the Virgin, and Major Crimes.

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