If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/9/15

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

ncisla39smallIt’s been a couple of weeks since the last NCIS: LA, and it was kind of a sad one. Thapa — the Nepali soldier they’d worked with before who’d given Deeks advice that led to him back away from Kensi slightly — returned, intent on grabbing a woman contracted by the CIA, but when someone shot at them as they were facing off — nearly killing Sam — Thapa said it wasn’t his man, so suddenly they had to work together to figure out who wanted the woman dead…and if not her, then find who it was they’d been aiming for. The team figured out the woman the CIA was bringing into the US was spying for her country, rather than coming to the US for safety and to give them all the info they needed on the nukes her country had. There was a great ninja fight at the hospital, and in the end, Thapa was killed as he saved Sam. It turned out the gunman from the beginning of the episode had been aiming for him. I felt horrible for Deeks especially, because he honestly considered the man a friend (or as close to a friend as their positions would allow). On a good note, Thapa had given Deeks advice again about Kensi, and because of that, Kensi & Deeks ended the episode a little bit calmer than they’d started. (Although they started together in bed, and that’s never a bad thing! LOL) But things were touch-and-go with Sam for a while. Thankfully he was going to be okay.

On tonight’s episode, “Savoir Faire,” while the team investigates the death of one of three Afghanistan soldiers who are training in the U.S., they discover two other soldiers are missing and must find them before they’re forced to reveal classified military operations to their captors. Also, Sam is back to work but his team worries it may be too soon, and Callen realizes he has very little in common with his partner.

See more funny banter between Sam and Callen tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Scorpion, & Food Fortunes.
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Megan’s Choice

thevoice2015smallThe Voice has had a great start to the season so far that’s been full of talented singers and hilarious interactions between the coaches. It’s been great having Christina back, but even more fantastic is having Pharrell back for another season, because he is not only talented but hilarious. I love watching Pharrell interact with the other judges and the way he gets under Adam’s skin. Blake has been very sure he’s going to win this season again, but I’m hoping to see Pharrell win it all. My favorites so far are: Blaze and Tonya from Team Adam; Brian and Jason from Team Blake; Treeva from Team Xtina; and Sawyer from Team Pharrell. It’s just heating up this season, and I can’t wait to see where it goes next.

On tonight’s episode, “Blinds End and Battles Begin,” the coaches complete their teams of 12; the strongest competitors face off in the battle rounds.

To see how the teams shape up, tune in to NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, The Following, Jane the Virgin, Scorpion, Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, NCIS: LA, The Returned, Better Call Saul, and The Night Shift.

Kyle’s Choice

thereturned39smallTonight, A&E has a creepy lineup that includes the return of Bates Motel followed by the series premiere of The Returned. This new series follows the lives of the inhabitants of a small town as it is turned upside down when loved ones who had been dead for several years start returning without having aged a day and with no recollection as to what happened to them. While the premise may sound quite similar to the recent ABC series Resurrection, this show is far different in story and tone (and far superior, in my opinion). The Returned is actually a remake of the 2012 French series Les Revenants, which aired a couple of years ago on Sundance Channel.

I really loved the original French series—it was ranked #2 on my list of the top ten shows of 2013 — so I was a little wary of this seemingly shot-for-shot remake. I do feel like this series is missing something when compared with the original — maybe it’s the music, or some of the cast — but it does do a great job of capturing that same creepiness and mystery of the French series. I still got chills at some points while watching tonight’s premiere!

This US remake comes from Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and the cast includes India Ennenga (Treme), Sophie Lowe (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory, Law & Order), Mark Pellegrino (Lost, Supernatural), Tandi Wright (Nothing Trivial), Sandrine Holt (Hostages), Agnes Brucker (Anna Nicole), Kevin Alejandro (True Blood), Mat Vairo (Revolution), Michelle Forbes (The Killing), and Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Gallactica).

While I still recommend checking out the French series, this version is a good substitute for those with an aversion to reading subtitles. It looks like we are in for a wild, creepy season that will have viewers trying to piece together the mystery of what happened, who these people are, why they are back, and how these various lives are all interconnected. And with its spooky tone, this show should pair very well with Bates Motel as a lead-in!

On tonight’s premiere, “Camille,” Camille returns home four years after she died in a bus crash, with no memory of what has happened.

See the start of this creepy new series tonight on A&E at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Following, Jane the Virgin, Chasing Life, Bates Motel, and Better Call Saul.

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