If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/22/15

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!

Kyle’s Choice

atoz122smallUnfortunately, the NBC comedy A to Z comes to a close tonight after just 13 episodes. Last week, Andrew got a visit from his father, and Zelda tried everything to win him over, but nothing seemed to work. However, Andrew soon realized that his father was just worried that his relationship with Zelda would leave little time for his father. Meanwhile, Lydia tried to implement a new policy at Wallflower, requiring that all membership cancellations had to be done in person, but this kind of backfired on her. However, her relationship with Dane still seems to be going quite well.

Andrew and Zelda haven’t even moved in with one another yet, and we are already at the series finale of the show! How will it end? Did the writers take the early news of their demise to heart and write a satisfying conclusion to this 13-episode story? Will we get some sort of fast-forward montage? Or will we just be left hanging, wondering what happens to this couple at the end of their 8 months of dating? And what about the rest of the characters? It seems like a lot to fit into one half-hour, but I’m hoping for the best tonight!

On tonight’s episode, “M Is for Meant to Be,” Andrew’s former girlfriend arrives, stirring up tension and causing Zelda to feel threatened. In addition, Zelda mulls over making a big career move. The series finale.

Find out how it ends tonight on NBC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Elementary, Parenthood, Backstrom, Archer, and Babylon.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

backstrom122smallI’m so excited because tonight is the series premiere of Backstrom, Hart Hanson’s latest project. I love Hart, and I’ve loved his previous shows, Bones and The Finder. So I was really excited when I read about this one, considering it’s another humorous procedural. I never watched The Office, so I went into this show with no preconceived notions about Rainn Wilson, but I gotta say he’s absolutely brilliant in this one. Everett Backstrom is cranky, self-destructive, rude, racist, sexist…the list goes on. But he’s also a brilliant cop who has the (unenviable?) ability to sort of put himself into the minds of the bad guys, predicting why they did what they did and where they’re going next. The rest of the cast is great as well, although my favorite is his friend/informant/…something, Gregory Valentine, played by Thomas Dekker. Valentine is a lot of fun, and his relationship with Backstrom is unique and interesting. I’ve seen the first four episodes, and I loved it more than even I thought I would, so I’m excited to finally be able to share it with you guys. Don’t miss the Q-and-A I posted this morning from a recent call with series star, Rainn Wilson. You can find it here.

On tonight’s episode, “Dragon Slayer,” the S.C.U. investigates the death of a college student. Initially deemed a suicide, the team discovers the boy’s death was in fact a drug-fueled homicide. With Backstrom’s unorthodox investigative techniques, the team must utilize all of their individual skills and work together to catch the killer. Meanwhile, Backstrom’s doctor, Deb Chaman (guest star Rizwan Manji), threatens to fail him on his physical if he doesn’t start making healthy choices, and prescribes him to make one new friend.

Check out the series premiere tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Taste, Chopped Canada, & Two and a Half Men.

Megan’s Choice

thetastelogosmallWe are into the last week of The Taste, and it’s going to be a battle to the end. Honestly, I think it comes down to Gabe, Tristen, or Ben because they are by far the most talented—out of those three, my vote is for Tristen because I think he’s the nicest out of them. I would be upset if Jen won, simply because she isn’t as talented as the others. It’s not going to be Eric, because his attitude always gets the better of him and causes him to mess up. Last week, we watched as Anthony’s team crumbled quickly. First he sent home Tarik in the team challenge, followed by the insane stalker girl, Vanessa, after she lost the taste-off. I really wish that Tarik hadn’t gone home, because I think he had more to show, but with Marcus’s team being as strong as they are, I have a feeling everyone is going to be left in their dust.

On tonight’s episode, “The Finale,” it’s all come down to this. The search for America’s best cook comes down to the remaining five. The mentors give the final group challenge, the saint and sinner—taking two very different culinary ideas and making them work. The final three will then battle it out, making three-course meals all in a two-hour time limit in front of a live audience. Jonathan Waxman is a guest judge.

To find out who wins this season, tune in to ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Vampire Diaries, Mom, Backstrom, Chopped Canada, and Elementary.

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