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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/8/14

Happy Tuesday! It’s Monday night as I write this up, and I’m hoping my Tuesday goes better than my Monday went—at least late morning! Anyone else have AT&T Uverse? We had a 2 1/2-hour outage Monday morning. No Internet, no TV… I was one bored chicky! It was pretty widespread…from Texas to California to New York. Craziness. The worst part was there was no official word from AT&T about it at all, at least not yet. I’ve never had any huge problems with AT&T, but not sending out an email after, not posting on their official Twitter feed, etc… That just irritates me. Grr. But at least it was back up for the rest of the day & night. 🙂 I’ll keep my fingers crossed that it stays up on Tuesday, because our recommendations are not to be missed.

Jenny’s Choice

ncisla48smallLast week on NCIS: LA, the team learned that Kensi was missing in Afghanistan, and Hetty sent them over to find her. Sam & Callen went off with Granger to look for her while Deeks had to stay behind with their translator dude. Sam, Callen, and Granger found the cave where she’d been held, and inside, they found the blood and a picture of what looked like Kensi’s dead body. Meanwhile, Deeks was interrogating a man believed to be a contact for Al Qaeda. When he learned what the others had found and saw the photo, he went off the deep end, water boarding the man he’d been interrogating. He quickly pulled himself back and apologized, because he knew he’d crossed the line, even with Kensi’s life at stake. In the end, I loved Deeks’s idea of trading Kensi for the man he’d been interrogating—the son of one of the big-wig Al Qaeda members. It worked. Kensi (& her ex… blech!) were returned without further harm. They also rescued the girl who’d been shooting at Sabatino & who was the go-between for the team and the terrorists.

Kensi is home now, and we got some sweet, special hugs for her & Deeks, but I have a feeling the rocky times are just beginning. 🙁 Also, can I just say that I love Nell & Eric? They’re just both so cute!

On tonight’s episode, “Windfall,” when the team investigates a case involving a former marine who is being tracked down by members of Al Qaeda for embezzling money from Iraq, Hetty assigns Nell to join Deeks in the field. Meanwhile, Eric is given a new partner in Ops.

See how Kensi handles being home and how well Nell & Deeks work together in the field tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing NCIS, 19 Kids & Counting, The Goldbergs, Growing Up Fisher, Trophy Wife (which is SO cute tonight, especially if you like Scandal), Chicago Fire, The Listener, & The Little Couple.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/25/14

I slipped on some ice on Sunday, and what I thought was just a pulled muscle turned out to be a dislocated hip. That’s right… Even when I hurt myself, it has to be unusual. 🙂 Tonight, I’m going to relax on the couch with a heating pad, snacks, and amazing new television. Join me, please?

Megan’s Choice #1

mindgames225smallI have been looking forward to the new ABC show Mind Games since I got a chance to watch the pilot months ago. It’s the premise that got me the most, even before the star-studded cast. We’re going to follow brothers Ross (Christian Slater) and Clark (Steve Zahn) as they use a mix of science, con-artistry, and mind tricks to help influence life-altering situations to make their clients’ dreams a reality. They run a quirky business, Edwards and Associates, based on the belief that people’s decisions are influenced by their environment in ways they don’t even realize. In a TV landscape that is dominated by crime dramas and sitcoms, I am very excited to have a new dramedy that is going to pull on our heart strings and still make us laugh at times.

On the series premiere, “Pilot,” Clark and Ross help a boy with a heart condition by convincing the insurance company to approve his claims.

You definitely won’t be sorry if you give this show a chance by tuning in to ABC at 10/9c.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/22/14

We don’t generally do a Remote post on Saturdays, but there are a couple of shows we wanted to highlight, so check out our recommendations! 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

aboutaboysmallNBC either made a smart decision or a stupid one… They’ve chosen to air the series premiere of their new comedy, About a Boy, tonight after the Olympics (commercial-free, apparently…). Based on the best-selling Nick Hornby novel, this new show is written by Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) and directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Revolution). Will Freeman (David Walton, Bent, Perfect Couples) lives a charmed existence as the ultimate man-child. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love, and freedom from financial woes. He’s single, unemployed, and loving it. So imagine his surprise when Fiona (Minnie Driver, Good Will Hunting, Barney’s Version), a needy single mom, and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham, 1600 Penn), move in next door and disrupt his perfect world. When Marcus begins dropping by his home unannounced, Will’s not so sure about being a kid’s new best friend, until, of course, Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible. That changes everything, and a deal is struck: Marcus will pretend to be Will’s son, and in return, Marcus is allowed to chill at Will’s house. Before he realizes it, Will starts to enjoy the visits and even finds himself looking out for the kid. In fact, this newfound friendship may very well teach him a thing or two that he never imagined possible – about himself and caring for others.

I love David Walton, and I enjoy Minnie Driver on movies, so I’m definitely interested in the show for the cast. I never read the book or seen the Hugh Grant movie, so I’m going into this without any preconceived notions. I hope it turns out to be as cute as it sounds.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” an unemployed man who lives solely off the money earned from writing a hit song has his perfect life turned upside down when a single mother and her 11-year-old son move in next door, thrusting him into playing the role of surrogate father.

See if this new show strikes a chord with you tonight on NBC at 11:05/10:05c.
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