If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/11/14

Every day takes us one day closer to Christmas and to my son’s trip to London. He was on the local ABC station twice yesterday after they visited the band at school and filmed them practicing inside the band room and outside on the field. So cool! (Literally as well as figuratively! LOL) But enough about me and my family… Check out what Megan & I are recommending tonight for you to watch as you curl up on the couch to watch TV.

Jenny’s Choice

bones1211smallTonight is a huge night for Bones. Not only is it the fall finale, but it’s the 200th episode! Only a small handful of shows have ever completed that many episodes while still continuing to be strong every week. Bones is like the Little Engine That Could. No matter where the network put it—what night or time—the audience followed. We’ve been through ups and downs, both professionally and personally, including births, deaths, weddings, the loss of a family fortune, arrests, prison… The list goes on and on. We’ve also seen phenomenal cases, incredibly nasty dead bodies that are too cool to look away from, and moving story lines that make you want to cry. All in all, it’s been an amazing roller coaster of 200 episodes, and I couldn’t be happier that I stuck around for it all.

I’ve seen tonight’s episode, and I have to say that what struck me the most was the beautiful cinematography. Filmed like the Hitchcock films from the 1940s and 1950s, the colors are almost muted but stunningly so, the characters are a great mix of the Bones characters we love and someone new in the “past,” and we get to see Booth and Brennan start all over again in a completely different but really fun way. It’s a great standalone episode that fans of the show will enjoy. Be sure before you watch it tonight to check out the call with Executive Producer Stephen Nathan. He talked about tonight’s episode as well as the future of the show, so it’s a can’t-miss!

On tonight’s episode, “The 200th in the 10th,” Bones pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock in an episode that reimagines the Jeffersonian and FBI teams in 1950s Hollywood. Brennan plays an LAPD detective who’s battling sexism on the force, and Booth is a notorious jewel thief who is far more than he seems to be. When Booth is framed for the murder of a rich socialite, he and Brennan team up to clear his name and find the true identity of the murderer. The huge list of guest stars include: Ryan O’Neal, Patricia Belcher, Billy F. Gibbons, Michael Grant Terry, Eugene Gyrd, Pej Vahdat, Mather Zickel, Carla Gallo, Michael Badalucco, Laura Spencer, Ignacio Serricchio, Andrew Leeds, Sunnie Pelant, and Giuseppe Scoleri.

Check out the fun tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, The Taste, Two and a Half Men, The McCarthys, Beat Bobby Flay, & Elementary.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

tbbt1211smallIt’s time for my Thursday-night dose of intelligent humor with an all-new episode of The Big Bang Theory, and I am definitely looking forward to some giggles. Week after week, this show delivers the funny without much effort, and the fact that it continues to do it so consistently is just a small part of why I love it. On the last new episode, we watched as Sheldon bid farewell to “Fun with Flags,” which included a funny appearance by LeVar Burton—who was less than thrilled to see Sheldon but played nice nonetheless. I love watching Sheldon get emotional because it happens so rarely, but in the end when he used the bottle of champagne the others were saving—planning to toast Professor Abbott—to toast his own success, I was kind of emotional because the others were going to be sad. Speaking of others… I liked how they are finally addressing just how rude Bernadette can be, but I doubt that it’s going to change anything for her character because her stubborn streak is very strong. I hope that it does change a little bit, because it makes it easier to have funny moments for her without them always having to be with her hurting someone’s feelings.

On tonight’s episode, “The Clean Room Infiltration,” Leonard and Howard nearly come to blows and turn to Raj for help in dealing with a work emergency. Meanwhile, Amy throws an authentic Victorian Christmas party, and Sheldon seeks revenge on her for making him celebrate the holidays.

To see how our favorite brainiacs celebrate the holidays, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Taste, Bones, Mom, Gracepoint, A to Z, The McCarthys, Beat Bobby Flay, and Elementary.

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