If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/14/15

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

bones514smallLast week, we got a double episode of Bones, and it was definitely double the treat. First, Bones was confronted with a case that reminded her of her own childhood when a teenage girl’s body was found and it seemed that bullying was the cause…and it was, but not in the way that her bullies actually killed her. She killed herself and made it seem like they had done it. It’s very sad that things like that happen, that bullying is so bad that kids feel like they don’t want to live. As a parent, that’s one of the scariest things we ever have to go through, watching our children get bullied and hoping our children are strong enough to get through it. The second episode was all about the case of the baker ex-cons and the ritualistic killings. Alex Rockwell, whom the team helped put away for the killings, was less than a day from being executed when Brennan found what she thought was evidence to prove he was actually innocent of the crime. She, Booth, and the rest of the squints worked their butts off to find the actual proof they needed, and they did it just in time. Rockwell was saved only moments before the lethal injection would’ve killed him, and Booth and Aubrey were able to arrest the real killer…none other than the bakery owner, Roger Flender. My heart just ached for Rockwell as he accepted his fate and wrote a letter to his son. I was very glad the team was able to solve the case just in time.

That brings us to this week… A few episodes ago, Arastoo left Washington DC for Iran, where his brother was dying. He told Cam that he had to go, as he didn’t want his brother dying alone. Cam was terrified for him, as she knew it wouldn’t be safe for him and he might possibly be arrested. Tonight’s episode is very exciting, as it goes back to that story line when Booth and Cam go over to Iran to rescue him when things become complicated and scary. Plus, Booth’s gambling story line comes back to haunt him and Brennan, which I’m both looking forward to and not! I’ve seen the ep and loved it. It really was everything I’d hoped for and more, but I’m SO GLAD it isn’t the finale! *laugh*

On tonight’s episode, “The Murder in the Middle East,” when a powerful member of the Iranian parliament kidnaps Arastoo (guest star Pej Vahdat) to have him aid in a murder case, Booth and Cam head to Iran, and the rest of the Jeffersonian team must race against the clock to help expose the killer. Meanwhile, Brennan learns the truth about Booth’s growing gambling habit, and she turns to Aubrey for help to keep her and Christine safe from her husband’s menacing bookie.

See if Booth and Cam can save Arastoo and if Aubrey can keep Bones and Christine safe tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Beat Bobby Flay & Lip Sync Battle.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

waywardpines514smallTonight, FOX kicks off the 10-part event series Wayward Pines, which is based off a trilogy of novels by Blake Crouch. Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) is searching for two missing agents when he gets into a car accident and wakes up in the hospital in the small town of Wayward Pines, Idaho. He can’t remember how he got there or what happened, his wallet and phone are missing, and every attempt to get information or leave the town is met with some new obstacle, creepy resident, or odd occurrence. Meanwhile, back in Washington, Burke’s partner Adam (Tim Griffin, Covert Affairs) can’t find any evidence that he was even in the car wreck, and his wife (Shannyn Sossamon, Mistresses) and son (Charlie Tahan, Gotham) grow increasingly worried. The series’s talented cast also includes Carla Gugino (Sin City), Reed Diamond (Franklin & Bash), Toby Jones (Harry Potter), Juliette Lewis (Secrets & Lies), Melissa Leo (Treme), Terrence Howard (Empire), and Hope Davis (Allegiance).

I thoroughly enjoyed tonight’s premiere — the series feels like The Prisoner meets Twin Peaks. It sets up a big mystery, lots of strange characters, and an interesting conspiracy. The series is produced by M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) and definitely has his usual style and tone. After watching the pilot, I’m really looking forward to the rest of the series and to seeing how the mystery unfolds. I don’t understand why this series has sat on the shelf for so long — it was filmed at least two years ago, and many of the cast members starred in other TV shows last season. I talked with the cast last summer at Comic Con and have been looking forward to this show ever since. I’m so glad it’s finally here! (You can find those interviews at NoReruns.net http://noreruns.net/2014/10/01/wayward-pines-press-room-san-diego-comic-con-2014/)

On tonight’s episode, “Where Paradise Is Home,” a Secret Service agent ends up questioning his own sanity as he searches for two missing colleagues in a strange town that he seemingly can’t escape in the series premiere of this thriller based on the novel “Pines” by Blake Crouch.

See the start of this new thriller tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Odd Couple, Grey’s Anatomy, The Blacklist, Bones, and The Comedians.

Megan’s Choice

greysanatomy514smallGrey’s Anatomy wraps up an emotional 11th season tonight, and I am on the edge of my seat wondering what else is going to happen before it’s over. We’ve watched April and Jackson lose their baby, Derek die, and then Meredith have a baby girl while she was away from the hospital. I totally understand why Meredith had to leave to really grieve for Derek’s loss — it was all too close to home at the hospital. Last week, Amelia was very angry at Meredith and let her know that she blamed Meredith for not being able to say goodbye to her brother. In hindsight, I’m sure Meredith understands. However, in the moment, she was so overwhelmed and not sure what to do. Jo really wants to go join the military, but Alex doesn’t want to leave because he’s Meredith’s “in case of emergency,” and he is worried she may need him again. I have a slight feeling they are headed for a Mere and Alex love situation, and I’m not sure how I feel about that at all. We were left hanging last episode with April daringly saving a new father during the huge car accident, but we don’t know what happened after she got him to the hospital. That will all unfold this week.

There are rumors flying around that April and Jackson are breaking up, and to be honest, I am going to be really, really upset if that happens. They are by far one of my favorite couples at the moment, and I want them to stay together for the long haul.

On tonight’s season finale, “You’re My Home,” as the doctors continue to tackle an unfathomable crisis, they are reminded of what is important and brought closer together.

To see how the crisis pulls them all together, tune in to ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Bones, The Vampire Diaries, The Blacklist, Scandal, Wayward Pines, American Crime, Elementary, and Beat Bobby Flay.

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