If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/6/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

cougartown16smallTonight is the final season premiere of the worst-named comedy on TV, Cougar Town. I love this show, and I’m both excited and saddened by tonight’s premiere. I’m excited because the show is really funny and because Travis & Laurie are having a baby. I’m sad because it’s the final season and because Bobby—Jules’s ex-husband & Travis’s dad—will leave the show after the premiere. The actor is “leaving to pursue other opportunities,” but how the character of Bobby Cobb will leave, I don’t have a clue. I’m sure he won’t die—talk about kill the rest of the season!—so maybe he gets a chance to tour for golf, or maybe he’s met a woman who wants him to travel with her… I just don’t know. I’m hoping he’ll be back for the series finale—or whenever Travis’s baby is born… I can’t see him missing his first grandchild’s birth. 🙁

On tonight’s episode, “American Dream Plan B,” Jules agrees to stop drinking wine during Laurie’s pregnancy, but the rest of the gang doesn’t agree, so Tom opens up his garage as a speakeasy. Meanwhile, Grayson prepares Travis for fatherhood with the help of a baby pig.

See how it goes for a sober Jules and how Bobby says goodbye to the Cul-de-Sac crew tonight on TBS at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing MasterChef: Junior, NCIS, The Little Couple, NCIS: NOLA, Chopped, Forever, Ground Floor, Person of Interest, & Restaurant Redemption.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

agentcarter16smallWhile Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes its three-month hiatus, ABC will be filling the Tuesday-night gap with the new 8-episode/7-week limited series, Marvel’s Agent Carter. The series takes place following the events of the first Captain America film. It’s 1946, and with the men returning from war, Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) finds herself relegated to a desk, doing administrative work for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). She’s anxious to get back into the field and finds her chance when she’s contacted by Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper). Stark has been framed for selling weapons to the enemy and asks Peggy to clear his name. Assisting Peggy in her mission is Stark’s butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy).

This series looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun—like Alias set in the 1940s. It will be interesting to see how they handle Peggy’s newly single status and how they balance her personal and professional life. I always enjoy a good spy series and can’t wait to see what kinds of throwback spy gadgets and techniques Peggy will use in her missions. I’m also looking forward to seeing how they tie this series into Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This past summer, I was in the press room for the series at Comic-Con, where the star and producers talked about the show. You can find videos at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot; Bridge and Tunnel,” Howard Stark is framed in the opener of this action-adventure series based on characters from Marvel Comics. Later, a deadly weapon falls into enemy hands.

Get yourself set in the 1940s tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Forever, Marry Me, About a Boy, MasterChef: Junior, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Switched at Birth, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Cougar Town, Child Genius, and Framework.

Megan’s Choice

masterchefjunior2015The last season of MasterChef: Junior just ended, but it’s time for the third season premiere already. I really love watching the gentler side of the judges, especially Gordon. Last season during the pop-up restaurant challenge, I really enjoyed when he pulled Logan aside to give him that pep talk because it really helped turn Logan around. Overall, last season showcased a pretty astounding level of kids cooking, so I’m interested to see what this season brings.

On tonight’s episode, “Junior Edition: The Class of 2015,” America’s Top 19 junior home cooks are introduced to their first mystery box challenge, in which they must make a complete restaurant-quality dish using any of the ingredients they are given. The winner of the challenge will have a significant advantage and select which of the judges’ favorite pastas the remaining contestants will prepare in the elimination round. Later, the top junior home cooks with the best dishes will advance in the competition.

To see what the new hopefuls have to bring, tune into FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS: NOLA, NCIS, The Mindy Project, Forever, Chopped, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Chicago Fire, and Pretty Little Liars.

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