If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/21/11

Have you ever had a sty on your eye? Trust me, they aren’t fun. My right eye has been killing me for a couple of days now, and with the sty on the inside of my eyelid, it’s even more not fun. lol Regardless, I can watch TV, which is good, because tonight is the first night of the summer season where I had to juggle recordings to fit everything in. Eek! It’s a busy night, so let’s see what we think you should be watching!

Jenny’s Choice #1

Last week was the series premiere of The Nine Lives of Chloe King on ABC Family, and before watching, I was almost positive I wouldn’t enjoy it and wouldn’t be able to get into it. I fully admit now that I was wrong. Completely and utterly wrong. That doesn’t happen too often. At least, not with TV! πŸ˜‰ Seriously, though, from minute one, the adorable Skyler Samuels had me captivated, the storyline kept me intrigued, and the string of cute guys had me drooling. *grin* I loved Amy Pietz as Chloe’s mother, although I wasn’t as big a fan of her best friend, Amy (played by Grace Phipps), although I did like Alek and Jasmine. Overall, the story and characters enticed me enough to bring me back for episode 2! The ending, where Chloe got a cryptic note from her abentee father, really helped round out the episode and set up the season.

On tonight’s episode, Chloe cannot get past the fact that she is responsible for Xavier’s death. After Chloe attends Xavier’s funeral with her mother, her curiosity is piqued when she sees his brother in a confrontational conversation with some thugs outside the church.

Check it out tonight on ABC Family at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Nine Lives of Chloe King @ Clicker.

Jump with us to see what else we recommend tonight.

Megan’s Choice #1

There’s something amazing starting tonight on ABC, and that is a new medical drama that is surprisingly not created by Shonda Rhimes. πŸ˜€ Okay, all joking aside, I am so excited about Combat Hospital. The drama follows a Canadian army hospital in Kandahar, which makes me feel great, because I’m Canadian. πŸ˜‰

Leading the hospital on behalf of the Canadian Forces is Colonel Xavier Marks (Elias Koteas), a career military surgeon and Head of the Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit. New Role 3 recruits include Major Rebecca Gordon (Michelle Borth, Hawaii Five-0, Tell Me You Love Me), a top-of-her-class trauma surgeon who is eager to impress, along with Captain Bobby Trang (Terry Chen, Sanctuary, Big Day), who is thrown into the deep end as a Trauma Team Leader upon his arrival to the unit. The only non-military medical staffer is the brilliant British neurosurgeon Dr. Simon Hill (Luke Mably, The Gates), leaving the others to wonder why he volunteered to work in a war zone. Overseeing the mental well being of the troops on their tour of duty is the Australian psychiatrist Major Grace Pederson (Deborah Kara Unger). And as every doctor knows – they are nothing without their nurses: Chief of Nursing, Commander Will Royal (Arnold Pinnock, The Listener), a registered nurse serving with the Canadian Forces, won’t let them forget this universal truth.

A lot of the cast is new to non-canadian TV watchers, but I’ve seen them around. Remember that Flashpoint is a Canadian show, and then hope that this medical drama can live up to the same standard.

On tonight’s premiere, a seasoned trauma surgeon and a brand new doctor report for duty at a hospital built out of plywood and held together by duct tape at the edge of an airfield, and their respective knowledge is tested as they attempt to rise to the occasion.

Tune in to ABC tonight at 10/9c to check out this new and exciting medical drama. Learn where to find episodes online of Combat Hospital @ Clicker.

Lisa’s Choice

The season opener of Pretty Little Liars was white hot! These secret-keeping ladies scored major high marks with the first episode of the second season, and literally, that’s just the start of things. This season is going to be even more chock full of twists, turns, and drama, and you’re going to be glued to your chair and not want to miss a moment of it. With clever writing, outstanding acting, and storylines that you won’t see coming, Pretty Little Liars is the show of the summer!

Tonight, with the girls being forced to go their separate ways for a short while, Emily, Aria, Hanna, and Spencer need one another more now than ever. Emily struggles still with her family’s impending move to Texas, and when a college athletic scout approaches her after a swim meet, she eyes an opportunity that could possibly keep her in Rosewood. Hanna’s father returns to town, and with her best friends being kept at arm’s length, can she find a way to forgive Mona, in order to have someone to rely on? Spencer tries to be supportive of Toby’s new plans in order to free himself of his family, as well as Rosewood. On the eve of Ezra’s last day at Rosewood High, he begs Aria to meet with him in order to try and work things out. Aria, though, is not so sure that there is anything at all left to say. Is she really ready to go her separate ways from Mr. Fitz for good?

See what happens to all the Liars tonight on ABC Family at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Pretty Little Liars @ Clicker.

Jenny’s Choice #2

Another show I want to recommend is Covert Affairs on USA. It never fails to entertain me, and this season so far has been no exception. According to stars Piper Perabo and Chris Gorham, there are some fantastic episodes coming up, especially with regard to Auggie’s back story and how he became blind, so I’m super excited to continue to watch this season. That episode will air in a few weeks, but tonight’s looks good, too!

On tonight’s episode, Annie is tasked with visiting Camp Peary and launching an investigation to uncover the person responsible for a CIA trainee’s name being leaked online, but the leak’s ability to expose her name puts Annie’s own career at risk. Tim Guinee (The Good Wife, Lie To Me–and a lot of other one-episode spots on TV) guest stars tonight.

Check it out tonight on USA at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Covert Affairs @ Clicker.

Kyle’s Choice

I watch White Collar & Covert Affairs every week, so tonight, I will be checking out the premiere of the new ABC drama, Combat Hospital. This show looks like a love it or hate it type of show. From the ads and clips I could find online, it appears to be yet another Off The Map/Grey’s Anatomy medical drama show, which I watch a lot of. I’m hoping that Combat Hospital concentrates more on the medical cases/action side of things, rather than going the sappy intra-hospital love triangle/mellow-drama route. If it is the latter, then I’ll be skipping the rest of the season. Most of the cast looks unfamiliar to me, which I kind of like, as then I’m not constantly thinking about the actors’ past roles while watching the show. This definitely feels like a summer burn-off show, so if I do invest my time in it, I hope that ABC airs all 13 episodes, and that there is some kind of resolution at the end of the season.

In tonight’s premiere, “Welcome to Kandahar,” two new doctors arrive at the NATO Role 3 Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield and must face rocket attacks and waves of wounded soldiers and civilians all in their first 48 hours.

Don’t miss it tonight on ABC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Combat Hospital @ Clicker.

Megan’s Choice #2

Last week on The Voice, the teams of Christina and Blake were cut down to 2 singers each. Blake’s team isn’t what I would have chosen, but that’s just me. I love Dia, but Xenia just isn’t ready yet. If I’d had the choice, I would have gone with Dia and Patrick as the singers staying, but the choice isn’t mine. πŸ˜‰ Also on last week’s show, we saw Team Adam and Team Cee Lo tear up the stage. I loved them both, and it’s going to be sad to see anyone go from either team.

On tonight’s show, we’ll see who is left from Team Adam and Team Cee Lo. Then the final 8 contestants battle it out in the semi-finals. I’m a little nervous to see how America voted, but whatever happens, it’s going to be one heck of a sing off with all those talented artists left.

Tune in to NBC at 9/8c to watch the musical drama unfold. Learn where to find episodes online of The Voice @ Clicker.

Jenny’s Choice #3

There are some shows that I really enjoy that…over the summer or whenever, until the next season/new episode airs, I forget just how much I enjoy them. Last week’s season premiere of Memphis Beat did that exact thing. I knew I liked it, but until I started watching last Tuesday, I’d forgotten how much I’d loved season 1. The premiere episode last night had to do with the possibility of a dirty cop, and I loved how the show handled it. Dwight (played by Jason Lee, from My Name is Earl) is such a stand up cop, and while he would not have hidden it, had the cop actually been dirty, he wanted every chance to prove one way or the other for sure before dirtying the dead man’s name. His interactions with the son of the fallen police officer were so heartbreaking and so tender, it was beautiful. His moment with his mom when she brought him his deceased father’s police hat was sweet and beautiful. Overall, it was just a great episode.

On tonight’s ep, Dwight and Charlie set off to catch a notorious group of thieves, but with a lack of knowledge on the criminals, the detectives are forced to team up with a civilian that happens to be an expert on the gang of safe crackers.

Check it out tonight on TNT at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Memphis Beat @ Clicker.

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2 Responses to If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/21/11

  1. KyminyCrikket says:

    Newbie here….
    TVismypacifier = PURE LOVE!!
    Thanks for giving us former **sq**d lurkers a place to go!!
    A comment on the STY situation. I had them a few times when I was younger. My grandmother had me put a fresh steeped tea bag on it for 5 minutes (or until cold) every half hour until the swelling and redness went away. IT WORKED! The itchiness was also gone. I would do that in the morning before shcool and then by mid afternoon was ready to again.. but believe me made it much more bearable that just the icky eye cream.
    Best of luck to you..

  2. Jenny says:

    Thank you, and welcome! πŸ˜€

    It’s actually almost completely gone now, thank goodness. lol Last night, when I was writing this up, it was still bothering me, but by this morning, most of the soreness was gone. It’s still a bit red, but it’s not hurting. Yay. lol