If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/8/15

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

hawaiifiveo58asmallLast week’s Hawaii Five-0 focused primarily on Kono and her past, her family, and her journey of what was supposed to be around the island but ended up being out into the ocean and back to land after she was caught in the middle of a bad storm, with only an outrigger, her surfboard, and a (waterlogged) satellite phone. Luckily she had a little bit of fresh water and an orange with her as well. She was able to use the phone after drying it out in a bad of rice, just long enough to let Chin know she was in trouble, and she used the orange to catch a fish, something she learned from her mother when she was young. We saw lots of flashbacks to when her mother taught her to surf, and before she left for her trip, we finally met her mother and learned she’d had an aneurysm shortly after Kono became a cop. She can’t speak, can barely move, but she’s in there. She knew enough to say a silent good-bye to Kono before she left and she waved with everyone else once Kono pushed off. In the end, even though the guys used helicopters to try to find her once the storm let up, Kono was able to paddle her way back to land, severely dehydrated, sunburned, and barely alive.

The case was good but honestly a little forgettable, given the main story of Kono’s journey. A man who’d been out of prison for a week was arrested for cooking meth, but he convinced them he’d had to do it or the man who’d ordered him to was going to kill his son, a young man in his early twenties. In the end, Steve and Chin learned that his son was behind it all to begin with, angry with his father for cooking meth and getting sent to prison in the first place, making his son go into foster care when he was a young teenager.

hawaiifiveo58bsmallTonight is the double-episode season finale. We see some familiar faces, and there should be an exciting couple of story lines, much like the finales this show always delivers. Kono and Adam are supposed to be getting married, but given the pictures we’ve seen of Adam recently, I’m hoping there’s a good explanation and the wedding goes on because I love them together.

On tonight’s first episode, “Luapo’I (Prey),” while Five-0 works the case of a murdered bounty hunter who apprehended a dangerous killer, Danny’s ex-wife reveals a shocking secret to him that will change his life forever. Then on the season finale, “A Make Kaua (Until We Die),” on the eve of Kono’s wedding to Adam, Five-0 learns that a stolen nuclear bomb is somewhere on the island and about to be detonated. Also, McGarrett is stunned when Catharine returns to Hawaii, while Chin confronts Adam about his lingering connections to the Yakuza.

Learn Rachel’s secret and see if Kono and Adam tie the knot tonight on CBS at 9/8c & 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Grimm & Whose Line Is It Anyway?.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

theamazingracesmallI’ve really like the way this season of The Amazing Race has played out, and I think the twist of the blind dates has just intesified some of the drama on the show. When I first heard, I thought for sure it was going to be the blind date teams going home the soonest, but it’s been the established couples going home mostly. Last week it was “The Hairdressers” (Matt and Ashley) who came in last, which I was actually surprised by because I had them pegged for going home even sooner. What surprises me the most is how “Team Medical” (Hailey and Blair) has managed to not only stay in the race but end up in first place, because those two do not work well together and have a serious hate on for each other. That said, I’d laugh hysterically if they end up being the blind date team that actually ends up as a couple later. In the top 4, we also have “Team SoCal” (Tyler and Laura), “Team Lawyers” (Jenny and Jelani), and the only established couple left, Mike and Rochelle, and out of all these teams, I’d like to see the Mike and Rochelle or Team SoCal win, simply because the other two teams get on my nerves more often than not. I am hoping that this next episode is more interesting than the last, because it would appear that the show itself has reached a plateau for last episode, and we need to see some harder challenges again.

On tonight’s episode, “In It to Win It,” the final four teams race through Peru for their chance to be in the finale.

To see which teams make the finals, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Hawaii Five-0, Grimm, Bitten, and Lost Girl.

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