If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/14/14

Christmas Eve is ten days away, so I decided to start my Christmas baking today. Let me tell you that you should be jealous because my house smells delicious! I adore the shortbread and gingerbread cookies the most, and tonight I’m sitting down with a cup of peppermint hot chocolate and a cookie to indulge in not only some sweet treats, but fantastic television as well. Let’s see what we should all be enjoying.

Megan’s Choice

brooklyn991214smallBrooklyn Nine-Nine has become my favorite Sunday-night show without a doubt, and it’s mostly due to Peralta and Boyle, but last week it was due to Peralta, Rosa, and the Pontiac Bandit (guest star Craig Robinson). I am happy that the task force managed to wrap up the Gigglepig case thanks to the Bandit being an informant, but I’m even happier that they brought him back—that character is just plain comedic gold. The part with him saying that Peralta could be his son and that Peralta wasn’t adopted but his mom was so white she was almost invisible seriously had me in a giggle fit. Truth be told, the only part of the show that I found mildly annoying was Amy yet again trying to find a way around Captain Holt’s “no presents” rule, because this girl is always trying to find a way to soothe her Type “A” personality, which usually involves doing something the captain told her not to. It was funny at first, but now it’s getting old. Find new stuff. Overall, the episode was a win, and I’m looking forward to seeing more.

On tonight’s episode, “Stakeout,” Jake and Charles’s bro-mance starts to crack when they volunteer for an eight-day stakeout in very close quarters. Meanwhile, Captain Holt’s nephew, Marcus (guest star Nick Cannon), comes to Brooklyn and captures Rosa’s attention.

To see just what a man has to do to catch Rosa’s attention, tune in to FOX at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching Once Upon a Time, Undercover Boss, Holiday Baking Championship, CSI, and Cutthroat Kitchen.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

thelibrarianssmallI fell in love with The Librarians last week, but I’m SO SAD that Noah Wyle’s Flynn Carson won’t be on there every week. He was absolutely brilliant playing the kooky, kind of crazed Librarian. I’d missed him and that character so much. I also loved the new Librarian trainees…although I wasn’t nearly as forgiving as the others of Cassandra after she sold them out for her own good. Did I understand wanting and hoping for a cure? Yeah, sure. But she seemed like the most naïve person in the world to believe the bad guys like she did. If she could make that decision, what’s to stop her from making it again? I know she gave Cal (Excalibur) to Flynn so he didn’t die (thank goodness!), but that didn’t make it up to me completely…especially since we saw the HORRIBLY sad scene of Cal basically melting into the stone and “dying.” *sniff* Plus, can we talk about the kiss? Wow. LOL I didn’t see them going for that so soon! haha

But really, altogether, I loved both episodes, and I love the cast. It was exciting, fun, and made me miss the Warehouse 13 gang even more than I always do! LOL If you didn’t check out the two-hour premiere last week, I urge you to find a repeat on TNT or check it out online. It’ll be worth the time and effort.

On tonight’s episode, “And the Horns of a Dilemma,” the Librarians’ first solo mission hits a snag when Baird loses the others in a mysterious Labyrinth that magically exists below the skyscraper of a modern corporation.

See how Baird finds her charges tonight on TNT at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, Brooklyn Nine-NIne, Holiday Baking Championship, The Mentalist, CSI, & Cutthroat Kitchen.

Kyle’s Choice

thenewsroom1214smallTonight, after 3 short seasons, The Newsroom comes to an end. Last week, Will refused to give up his source (even after she committed suicide) and remained in jail, where he seemingly had a conversation with the ghost of his father. Meanwhile, Jim and Maggie were in Moscow trying to get an interview with Edward Snowden but soon found themselves stuck on a plane without Snowden. So Jim used the trip to finally reveal his feelings to Maggie. Back at the newsroom, Charlie was feeling pressure from the new boss and was in turn forcing Don to cover a campus rape story. As a ratings stunt, the higher-ups wanted him to bring the accused and accuser into the same room to confront one another on camera. The stress of the whole situation proved too much, and Charlie collapsed on the newsroom floor, dying from a heart attack.

It’s been a mixed bag this final season, and while some critics love to hate-watch and complain about the show and Sorkin as a writer, I find that I don’t really over-analyze or get that personally-invested in this series. Yes, sometimes Sorkin gets a bit heavy-handed, and it feels like he’s on his soapbox with some of the writing, but I prefer to just not take the show so seriously. (Though I must admit the ghost dad stuff in last week’s episode was completely ludicrous!) That said, I’m interested to see what kind of an ending the show gets tonight—and what the future holds for these characters and ACN itself.

On tonight’s episode, “What Kind of Day Has It Been?” in the series finale, a shocking death prompts Will and Mac to reminisce about the newsroom’s past and ponder ACN’s uncertain future. Meanwhile, Maggie gets an interview for a field producer in Washington, D.C.; Leona offers advice to Pruit; and Neal’s digital site it shut down for repairs.

See how the series ends tonight on HBO at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Undercover Boss, The Mentalist, CSI, Backstage With Disney on Broadway, Once Upon a Time, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Bob’s Burgers, The Librarians, The Comeback, Getting On, Homeland, and The Affair.

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