If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/12/15

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 #1

eyecandy112smallI don’t ever watch shows on MTV—they just aren’t my types of shows. But when I was writing up the weekly schedule on Saturday, the premise for their newest, Eye Candy, made me sit up and take notice. Based on the best-selling book of the same name by R.L. Stine (who also wrote the “Goosebumps” books), this show is about Lindy, a 21-year-old hacker/tech genius who is able to see clues and connections in the digital world that others can’t. Her roommate persuades her to try online dating, and when she meets one man, she starts to suspect that he’s a deadly cyber stalker. She ends up teaming up with the cyber-crimes unit and some hacker friends to help solve a potential serial killer in Manhattan.

When I first read about it, all I suddenly wanted was Jake 2.0 back. Why that reminded me of that show, I don’t know. LOL Still, Eye Candy (which totally sounds misleading for what the show is about…) looks like it’ll be a great show, so I have my fingers crossed going into tonight’s premiere. The show stars Victoria Justice, Casey Deidrick, Harvey Guillen, John Garet Stoker, & Kiersey Clemons.

On tonight’s episode, “K3U,” in New York to find her abducted sister, a brilliant but shy hacker is urged to try a dating app, where she meets a deadly stalker, only she isn’t sure which date it is, so she reluctantly turns to her ex-boyfriend, who broke her heart, for help.

To see how the series starts, tune in to MTV at 10/9c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

castle112smallTonight, Castle is back on the beat after a month-long hiatus. Last time, Castle and Beckett were investigating the murder of a Santa. Meanwhile, Lanie asked Javier to pretend they were engaged when he met her parents, which of course led to a fun “tell us about the proposal” request, which neither of them were prepared for. So Kevin stepped in and announced himself as the proposal planner and told the story. Being fake-engaged got Javier thinking about their relationship, and how it was not like Castle and Beckett’s or her parents’, and they decided to break up. At the end of the episode, Gates delivered some bad news to Castle—that he had been kicked out of the precinct because of his mob ties (which came up while working the case).

How will Castle break this news to Beckett? Will they find a way to continue to work together? I’m assuming/hoping this will just be a minor hiccup, as the show wouldn’t be the same without Castle and Beckett as partners!

On tonight’s episode, “Castle, P.I.,” Castle gets a PI license as a workaround for his banishment and shows up at Beckett’s crime scene, but his plan hits a snag.

To see how Private Eye Richard Castle gets on, tune in to ABC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching Major Crimes.

Jenny’s Choice #2

majorcrimes112smallTonight is the 2-hour season finale of Major Crimes, and multiple seasons of the show are coming to a head, with the return of Phillip Stroh. Last week was great, with two wonderful story lines. The main one was all about Sanchez being the suspect in the murder of his mother’s caretaker, after he caught the guy stealing from her and leaving her alone for two hours, during which time someone broke into the house and stole her jewelry box and she tried to get up and fell, where she stayed until Sanchez arrived. The caretaker was found murdered at his apartment later, and the obvious suspect was Sanchez. Of course, we all knew he wasn’t the killer, and it was quickly proven, but to satisfy Internal Affairs, they had to find the real killer and get a confession or otherwise caught him. Once they had, he was still in trouble, as his temper has gotten almost out of control. Thankfully Sharon stepped in and worked out a deal that he would be able to keep his job if he took (quite a few) anger management classes. He didn’t argue because he’d realized, after yelling at his mother, that he did indeed need them. In the end, he moved in with her after she’d basically yelled at him for abandoning her. It was good to see him realizing that something needed to change.

The B story for last week was Rusty, Sharon, and Jack, who was inside the apartment, drunk as a skunk, when Rusty got home. Rusty took his keys and then went to Sharon once Jack had passed out. Sharon was furious at Jack, but Rusty convinced her that she could go back to work, that he could deal with Jack. Sharon hated that he had to, but she allowed him to handle it. The hug and words they shared before she left was very sweet. I love their relationship. She truly cares about him, as much as she does her own flesh-and-blood kids, and it’s nice to see him fully trusting her and learning to care for her like he was never able to trust and care for his real mother.

On tonight’s first episode, “Special Master Part One,” Phillip Stroh (guest star Billy Burke) returns and is demanding a new deal from DDA Rios (guest star Nadine Velazquez) in exchange for his cooperation regarding “future murders.” In a race against the clock to prevent the deaths of three women, Major Crimes works to save the victims while decoding the source of Stroh’s information. Jon Tenney, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Brock Harris, Hampton Fluker, Ransford Doherty, Tuc Watkins, Jon Abrahams, and Cara Santana also guest star.

Then on the second episode, “Special Master Part Two,” he Major Crimes division is in overdrive working to stop a serial killer who has been targeting female sex workers. To interpret the facts, Captain Sharon Raydor reaches outside her division to a consultant, Clarissa Fields (guest star Annie Potts), to help reverse engineer a decade of horrible murders as Stroh (guest star Billy Burke) moves closer and closer to achieving his ultimate deal. Jon Tenney, Laurie Holden, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Nadine Velazquez, Lindsay Price, Brock Harris, Hampton Fluker, Tuc Watkins, Ransford Doherty, and Theo Alexander also guest star.

See if Stroh finally gets what he deserves tonight on TNT at 9/8c & 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Mike & Molly, Best. Ever., & Castle.

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