If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/18/11

Are you going to Comic-Con? Megan is, and I think she’s about to crawl out of her skin with excitement. She was fantastic and wrote up her Remote posts for the week and sent them to me so I can post them for her. Kyle is going, as well, so he’s doing the same thing. Thank goodness, because without both of them, Lisa & I would be going crazy! As for tonight, there’s plenty on, so see what we think you should watch!

Jenny’s Choice #1

I love love loved last week’s new episodes & premieres on Syfy—so much so, I’m not sure which to choose for my number 1 pick. Because of that, I’m just going to do it by time and go with Eureka first. As we returned to the quirky little town of Eureka, we figured out right away that Carter & Allison are still together and in love, as are Henry & Grace. Jo & Zane still aren’t, but late in the episode, we got an idea (as did Jo…) that Fargo told Zane about the previous timeline, when he & Jo were a couple. Fargo & Zane got lost in space, and it was fun to see them trying to work together to figure out a way to stay alive and safe and to try and make it back to Earth. Meanwhile, back in Eureka, we saw the first real conflict on the job between Carter & Allison, as Carter figured out Zane & Fargo were on the rocket that went up into space and canceled the order for the missiles to blow it up before it hit the space station. At the end of the episode, Fargo was escorted to Washington to appear in front of a government committee to talk about what happened with the rocket and all of the other projects going down at Global Dynamics.

On tonight’s episode, Fargo is visited by an agent from the Department of Defense and uses her in a demonstration of a new device, which causes her to instantly vanish. Deputy Andy and Kevin help Carter baby-sit while Allison is out of town attending a seminar. Guest starring is Felicia Day (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog) as Dr. Holly Marten from the Department of Defense.

See the new episode tonight on Syfy at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Eureka @ Clicker.

Jump with us to see what else we recommend.

Kyle’s Choice

I can’t @$*#!’n wait for the return of Hell’s Kitchen tonight! I just can’t get enough of Gordon Ramsay on my TV. I have watched every season of the US versions of his shows. While I would never personally want to put myself through the stress and verbal assault of Hell’s Kitchen, it is so much fun seeing other people go through it! Which chef will break down crying? Which chef will fight back? Will anyone cook a scallop or Beef Wellington correctly? How many times will we hear “Look at this! It’s buuuuurnt!” or “You donkey!” or “It’s rawwwww”? I can’t wait to find out!

On tonight’s season nine premiere, we meet the 18 new chefs. The contestants face the signature-dish challenge; a contestant is taken to the hospital; one hopeful is sent home.

See the premiere tonight on FOX at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Hell’s Kitchen @ Clicker.

Lisa’s Choice #1

TNT knows drama. It should not just be their slogan; it really needs to be their mantra. They bring nonstop drama with incredibly gripping shows like The Closer. After the shocking end to last week’s season opener, TNT has really stepped up their game. Kyra Sedgwick goes above and beyond with her depth and emotion as Brenda Lee Johnson, and she gets some phenomenal backup from the cast of detectives, who are the best support any actress can have! The Closer keeps you on the edge of your seat and always wanting more.

Tonight, the LAPD undergoes a major realignment, and Brenda and her team investigates the murder of a girl who was housesitting. Also, Captain Raydor must explain her audit of Major Crimes.

Watch TNT at 9/8c for an all new episode! Learn where to find episodes online of The Closer @ Clicker.

Jenny’s Choice #2

Another great episode last week was the season premiere of Warehouse 13. I thought for sure the show was going to drag out the return of Myka—or if she was even going to return as more than an occasional guest star—but last week’s premiere proved me wrong. We met the new guy, Steve Jinks, right away, but it wasn’t long before Myka appeared, and by the end of the episode, she was back fully. Mrs. Frederick visited Myka and brought her the gift of the transported, imprisoned consciousness of H. G. Wells, the woman who was basically the reason Myka quit in the first place. She convinces Myka not to let her fear rule her decisions, and apparently Myka listened, because she headed to the Warehouse shortly after. It’ll be interesting to see how the team works now with the 3 agents!

On tonight’s episode, Myka is given a case in which crucial witnesses in a murder trial are beginning to suffer from accelerated cases of dementia, and she soon finds herself scrambling for an answer when Pete begins to exhibit symptoms of the disease.

Tune in tonight on Syfy at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Warehouse 13 @ Clicker.

Megan’s Choice

I didn’t think it was possible for me to become addicted to yet another show, but I have, and I’m okay with that. Teen Wolf has become a part of my must see TV, which will sound strange to those of you who haven’t given this cult favorite a chance yet. If you have ever trusted me, now is the time. This show has exceeded all of my expectations, and the storylines are getting incredible. There are a lot of things going for this show: a hot cast (Tyler Hoechlin… *sigh*), great special effects, a slight Buffy the Vampire Slayer-esque feeling, and most of all, suspense.

On a storyline note, I am not happy what they are doing with the relationship between Scott (Tyler Posey) and Allison (Crystal Reed). We all know I get invested in relationships on shows (I’m a shipper), so I despise it when the powers that be mess with a good thing. All I have to say is that they had better fix this mess they’ve created, or I’m going to be really upset. 🙂

On tonight’s episode, Derek go on the run from Sheriff Stilinski. Elsewhere, Scott faces his second full moon as a werewolf, with help from his best friend, and sidekick Stiles.

Check out MTV at 10/9c and fall in love with this new show as much as I have. Learn where to find episodes online of Teen Wolf @ Clicker.

Lisa’s Choice #2

Rizzoli & Isles got off to a great start with the season premiere last week. Well, fans of the show will be in for another great episode tonight. While our favorite gal pals start the show by enjoying a trip to a spa (yes, guys, we know how you’ll handle the opening with the ladies in a mud bath), the relaxation doesn’t last long when a murder happens nearby.

Adding to the melee is the fact that the victim was pregnant. Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) begin to investigate the motives behind the murder. When they discover that the victim was a surrogate, the trouble begins as to who really is intended to adopt this baby.

Tune in to Rizzoli & Isles on TNT at 10/9c to watch the girls get raked through the mud. Learn where to find episodes online of Rizzoli & Isles @ Clicker.

Jenny’s Choice #3

Last week’s series premiere of Alphas was interesting, to say the least. The show is pretty different from anything else I’ve seen on TV. If you haven’t heard of it, Alphas follows a clandestine group of average everyday citizens with amazing abilities operating within the U.S. Department of Defense. Led by preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn), the team investigates cases that point to others with abilities like theirs, and as they work against the clock to solve this new brand of crime, they must prevent their own personality differences and disparate backgrounds from interfering with their missions.

The show also stars: Azita Ghanizada as Rachel Rachel Pizad, a “synesthete,” which allows her to enhance one sense while rendering her remaining senses temporarily useless—often leaving her vulnerable to danger; Laura Mennell as Nina Theroux, who has an alpha skill called “influencing,” the ability to influence the minds and decisions of others—which makes it hard for people close to her to know whether she is being genuine or controlling them; Malik Yoba as Bill Harken, a former FBI agent who is a hyperadrenal Alpha—able to summon amazing strength by consciously activating the “fight-or-flight” response, experiencing super human strength and a resistance to harm that borders on invulnerability; Ryan Cartwright (Bones), as Gary Bell, an autistic who is also a “transducer”—a human antennae—who has the ability to “read” a wide range of frequencies including television, radio, and cell phone signals in the same way people typically hear the everyday sounds around them.

The new guy is Warren Christie, who plays Cameron Hicks, who has “hyperkinesis,” in which the mind’s imaging systems and muscle control are perfectly in tune with the motor skills center of the brain. As a result he possesses flawless aim, perfect balance, and greatly enhanced motor skills. Last episode, he was controlled by a mysterious Alpha, who ordered him to kill a witness at the police station. By the end of the episode, it was figured out that the mysterious Alpha had used Hicks to get to Dr. Rosen and his team. It was a good episode, but I’m looking forward to seeing how the team continues to gel and see how they continue to solve cases involving other Alphas.

On tonight’s episode, the team goes on the hunt for an Alpha who is a former patient of Dr. Rosen’s and has the ability to set off a chain reaction of events that result in a predetermined outcome. Dr. Rosen clashes with his new Department of Defense liaison.

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

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