If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/28/15

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

thementalist128smallI’m enjoying the final season of The Mentalist. It’s really nice seeing Jane & Lisbon in a real relationship. He’s struggling with his need to keep her safe, and last week was a prime example of that. When the team set up a sting to catch a killer who was going after a protected witness — and trying to get said witness to the courthouse — Jane basically sent Lisbon on a wild goose chase in order to get her out of the line of fire. She figured it out and was upset with him. I did love that he made no bones about the fact that he would do it again. We’ll just have to see if it blows up in his face…

One of the ongoing stories for this season has been Abbott’s old boss and the secret he has over Abbott. When they were working an operation against a drug cartel, Abbott saw one of the bad guys he’d been surveilling, and rather than let him go to potentially hold up a bus and kill everyone on it as the cartel had been doing, he took it into his own hands and killed the man. Abbott’s boss figured it out, and now that Abbott’s wife is up for a position in Washington, he’s holding it over Abbott’s head to get him to do stuff for him or he’ll let the story come out. Now, that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me, as he’d be in big trouble for not coming forward sooner, but okay. Jane figured out something was going on and got the story out of Abbott a few weeks ago. He’s already made one play against the guy, but it comes to a head this week.

On tonight’s episode, “Copper Bullet,” when Abbott’s old boss, Agent Peterson, threatens Abbott’s career — and possibly his freedom — Jane devises a risky plan to protect his friend’s future. Dylan Baker, M.C. Gainey, & more guest star.

See if Jane can take down Agent Peterson tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Melissa & Joey, Criminal Minds, Top Chef, Best New Restaurant, Hot in Cleveland, Wahlburgers, Donnie Loves Jenny, & The Exes.
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Megan’s Choice

criminalminds128smallCriminal Minds has been fantastic this season when it comes to character growth and looking at the emotional side of all our favorite analysts. Two episodes ago, we saw JJ work on confronting her abduction and torture—it was really moving to watch her go through all those emotions and lay her fears out there. Last week we got to see the soft side of Rossi yet again this season—first was when we learned he has a daughter, and then it was when his friend Harrison passed away. Rossi had to cancel the fishing trip he had planned with his daughter, but she ended up showing up to be with him at the funeral, which was very sweet and touching. The case of the week was equally as emotional as the Rossi story because it involved a father who was trying to find his daughter a liver that she so desperately needed. The Unsub, Frank, was trying to kill people almost to the point of death and then get them help so their organs would be okay for harvesting; however, when this plan failed, he took to killing people who were above his daughter on the donor list. In the end, Frank died and his daughter got his liver, which was really poetic justice. I felt for Frank, which is rare because usually the Unsubs just creep me out, but I understand where he’s coming from with the fact he’d do anything to save his children—mind you, I’d never kill someone. Overall, I’m really enjoying this season, and I can’t wait to see what tonight has in store.

On tonight’s episode, “Nelson’s Sparrow,” the BAU revisits its origins when they look at one of Rossi and Gideon’s old cases to track a killer that got away. Ben Savage (Boy Meets World) guest stars as a young Gideon.

To take a trip down memory lane, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Wahlburgers, Donnie Loves Jenny, American Idol, The Mentalist, Empire, and Arrow.

Kyle’s Choice

theamericans128smallTonight we head back to the 80s when The Americans returns for the start of its third season. Last season, the Jennings had to deal with the clashing of their personal and “professional” lives. They saw a fellow family of spies get murdered and learned that the couple’s children had been sucked into the spy world as well. Philip and Elizabeth had been trying to keep their kids isolated from their dual lives, but then Claudia explained that the Center wanted Paige to also be a part of their “second generation” program. While Elizabeth seemed open to the idea as a possible way to connect with her daughter, Philip wanted none of it, saying it would destroy her.

Will Philip and Elizabeth tell Paige the truth? How would she react? Would this cause the divide between her and her parents to get worse, or would she agree to betray her country and become a Soviet spy? And if they tell Paige and she doesn’t want anything to do with it, would the Center still allow her to live? Also, has Stan finally realized that Nina was playing him? And what about the spurned Martha — will she uncover the truth about Clarke and go to the authorities? I’m looking forward to another exciting season of spy drama–I’m so happy this show is back!

On tonight’s episode, “EST Men,” Elizabeth loses key intel in the Season 3 premiere. Meanwhile, Stan tries to fix his marriage.

Find out what intel Elizabeth loses tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, Empire, Arrow, The 100, Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, Man Seeking Woman, Top Chef, Suits, Hindsight, and Workaholics.

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