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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/8/16

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 #1

hawaiifiveo18smallIt’s been a month since the last Hawaii Five-0 due to the holidays, and it was a tough one. The brother of a promising young boxer was killed, and the prime suspect was the reigning boxing champion – a loud, brash “bad boy” of boxing. Turned out the guy was not quite like he portrayed himself in public, and he wasn’t the killer. The killer turned out to be a man Gabriel hired to get security access to the fight from the victim, but when he wouldn’t give it to them, the guy killed him because he believed that’s what Gabriel wanted him to do. In the end, the victim’s brother got in the ring and nearly went down, but he ended up winning the fight like we all had to know he’d do. It turned out that Gabriel wanted in because his men were going to kill the heads of all the crime families, who were all in attendance. Five-0 saved them all, but in the end, Gabriel stopped the ambulance carrying the one who’d made a deal with him and ended up killing him. This guy is so dirty. He needs to be caught…soon! Especially since he’s the one ultimately responsible for Adam’s predicament.

Speaking of Adam… Elsewhere during the episode, he and Kono spent some time together before he had to surrender himself to the prison. He went to the temple and prayed (I’m assuming that’s what it was…) and then they had a sweet, sad good-bye scene outside the prison gates. He gave her his ring for safekeeping and asked her to wait, telling her a story of his grandparents, who were separated for three years when his grandfather was drafted to the Japanese Navy. Eighteen months is going to be a long time, but I can’t imagine Kono won’t wait for him. I hope she does. I love Adam and adore them together!

On tonight’s episode, “Kuleana (One’s Personal Sense of Responsibility),” while Steve and Danny attend a couples retreat in Maui to work on their partnership issues, Kamekona’s dangerous past comes back to haunt him.

Find out how Kamekona’s past comes back tonight on CBS at 9/8c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/18/15

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!

Kyle’s Choice

theknick1218smallTonight, the second season of The Knick comes to a close. Last week, Dr. Gallinger’s day started off with some good news. The police had closed the case of Dr. Cotton’s murder – the man’s sons had admitted to poisoning their father. This meant Everett’s wife Eleanor was off the hook, though she was still likely the real killer. Later that day, Algernon brought Everett before the medical board, trying to get his license revoked for performing dozens of vasectomies on the boys of the “idiot house.” However, the board denied his claim, affirming the importance of eugenics as a legitimate and necessary field of study. As they left the building, Edwards and Gallinger traded insults and were preparing for a fistfight when Everett sucker-punched Algernon. Everett continued, making sure to throw several punches to Algernon’s injured eye. He then called Algernon the N-word and headed home to celebrate by having sex with his wife’s sister. (What a classy guy – how does Eric Johnson always seem to end up playing these jerks?!)

At the construction site of the new Knickerbocker, Cornelia confronted her father about his involvement in bringing several infectious diseases into the United States. As the captain tried to defend himself, a fire broke out. He helped his daughter escape from the burning building but ended up leaping to his own death.

Meanwhile, Thackary’s health was deteriorating – he had massive internal damage due to his continued cocaine use; Barrow’s wife threatened to expose her husband’s money skimming if he didn’t agree to give her back her home and half of his earnings; Cleary and Harriet’s condom sales to prostitutes were booming; and Lucy tortured her ill father with the sordid details of her sex life before giving him a lethal injection.

How was the fire started, and was Capt. Robertson’s death a suicide, murder, or just bad luck? What does this mean for the new Knick – and has Barrow lost his cash cow? Will Thackary get the medical assistance he needs, or will he continue to insist on alternate treatments? What will be the fallout from Gallinger and Edwards’ fight? And will Harriet ever warm to Cleary’s advances? I have thoroughly enjoyed this season of The Knick – even more than the first – and am really looking forward to seeing what happens tonight!

On tonight’s finale, “This Is All We Are,” Thackery ignores Zinberg’s advice at Mt. Sinai and undertakes a risky, alternative course of action; Cornelia confronts Henry about the family business; Barrow’s actions at the hospital construction site are called into question; Gallinger ponders a job opportunity; and Cleary steadfastly refuses to give up on Harriet.

Find out how the season ends tonight on Cinemax at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording MasterChef: Junior and Z Nation.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/6/15

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

cougartown16smallTonight is the final season premiere of the worst-named comedy on TV, Cougar Town. I love this show, and I’m both excited and saddened by tonight’s premiere. I’m excited because the show is really funny and because Travis & Laurie are having a baby. I’m sad because it’s the final season and because Bobby—Jules’s ex-husband & Travis’s dad—will leave the show after the premiere. The actor is “leaving to pursue other opportunities,” but how the character of Bobby Cobb will leave, I don’t have a clue. I’m sure he won’t die—talk about kill the rest of the season!—so maybe he gets a chance to tour for golf, or maybe he’s met a woman who wants him to travel with her… I just don’t know. I’m hoping he’ll be back for the series finale—or whenever Travis’s baby is born… I can’t see him missing his first grandchild’s birth. 🙁

On tonight’s episode, “American Dream Plan B,” Jules agrees to stop drinking wine during Laurie’s pregnancy, but the rest of the gang doesn’t agree, so Tom opens up his garage as a speakeasy. Meanwhile, Grayson prepares Travis for fatherhood with the help of a baby pig.

See how it goes for a sober Jules and how Bobby says goodbye to the Cul-de-Sac crew tonight on TBS at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing MasterChef: Junior, NCIS, The Little Couple, NCIS: NOLA, Chopped, Forever, Ground Floor, Person of Interest, & Restaurant Redemption.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/16/14

The last week of school before Christmas break is always a busy one for me because between special spirit days at school (ie. red day, green day, etc), baking treats for the classes, and getting gifts for the teachers, I find myself feeling like I’ve had enough of the holidays by the end of it. Today my task was to find an ugly Christmas sweater for Chloe to wear to school tomorrow—rest assured, the one I found at the thrift shop is by all accounts hideous. Now tonight, I will sit and bask in my success with a cup of tea and great television, so let’s see what we’re recommending for tonight to amuse us all.

Megan’s Choice

masterchefjuniorsmallTonight is the season finale for MasterChef: Junior, and I am not entirely happy with the final two contestants of Logan and Samuel because I feel like it should have been Samuel and Adaiah. Last week, we watched as the final four were challenged to filet a King Salmon, which is not an easy task for an adult chef, let alone children. Abby struggled, which is to be expected, as did Logan, but Samuel faired quite well. However, the surprise of the evening was the precision and talent that Adaiah worked with—it has taken me years to manage to do it as well as she did. Moving forward, they all had to cook salmon dishes, but Adaiah got to pick how many ingredients they had to work with. She gave Abby 100, herself 50, Samuel 25, and poor Logan only had 5. I wasn’t surprised when Abby found herself overwhelmed by the amount of ingredients to choose from, but I was pleasantly surprised when Logan chose to poach his fish in the olive oil—well done, kid. Now that doesn’t mean I think he should win, because overall I feel like Adaiah is a much better chef than Logan—heck, even Abby is a better chef than Logan, but the judges are the judges, which means our final two are Samuel and Logan. My money is on Samuel because that kid is more refined and mature than most adults. His biggest challenge will be reining in his desires to overcomplicate everything.

On tonight’s episode, “Junior Edition: The Finale,” the two finalists will compete head-to-head and prepare the most important three-course menu of their lives.

To see which of the young cooks take the title home, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas, NCIS, The Voice, NCIS: NOLA, Chopped, and Ascension.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/25/14

It’s getting chilly here again, and as I write this up, I’m watching my recorded Dancing with the Stars and sitting in front of the heater. It’s been a fun week so far around our house. We got kind of an unexpected windfall (not a huge one, but big enough…), so hubs got a new laptop, I got a new tablet, our son is getting a new bed, and we just bought a new microwave since our old one is OLD and is peeling paint inside. It’s…gross. LOL But besides that, we’re gearing up for Thanksgiving and having a good time doing it. We’ll use the great TV tonight to give ourselves a break from cleaning. Here’s what we’re recommending to help you do the same.

Jenny’s Choice

ncis1125smallLast week’s NCIS was one of my favorites in a while. A Navy Hospital Corpsman stopped to help the people who’d been in a car accident, and because she wasn’t a doctor, nurse, or licensed EMT, she was arrested. The arresting officer might have been doing his job, but he couldn’t have been more of an ass about it. You really had to feel for her when she was sitting in lockup and talking with Gibbs about how if she’d been Army or whatever, she would have come out of the service with her certification, but because she was Navy, she wasn’t certified, therefore she’d been arrested for saving lives. In the end, Carrie Clark, along with the testimonies of the accident victims and their families, was able to get her a deal in which she served community service, rather than go to jail.

On tonight’s episode, “Grounded,” while stuck at the Dulles airport due to inclement weather, Tony, Bishop and her husband, Jake, work an NCIS case involving an elevated terrorist threat at Northeast airports during the Thanksgiving travel surge. Jamie Bamber guest stars as Bishop’s husband, Jake.

See if Tony, Bishop, & Jake can stop the terrorist threat tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Dancing with the Stars, MasterChef: Junior, 19 Kids & Counting, MasterChef Canada, NCIS: NOLA, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Chrisley Knows Best, Person of Interest, Restaurant Redemption, & Benched.
 
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