If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/12/11

Who watched Rookie Blue last night? Did you enjoy it as much as I did? It was seriously one of my favorite episodes in a while. It was an all around great episode for so many of the characters, including some brilliant scenes between Sam & Andy. What about So You Think You Can Dance? I was SO happy Melanie won. I wish Marko had gotten second, instead of third, but… It was a pretty good finale, regardless. I got to see my favorite routine ever—Marko and Melanie’s statue routine—as well as their routine with the kiss. So I was a happy camper! Anyway, that was last night. There’s some great TV on tonight, as well, so check out what we think you should watch!

Jenny’s Choice

I’m not sure how I felt about last week’s Haven. I mean, I enjoyed it… I always do—it is Haven, after all. But I’m not sure how much I’m digging Jason Priestly’s character and Audrey’s… attraction to him. I loved the other guest star, WWE’s Edge, much more. (Not that I want Audrey with him, of course, but I loved the idea behind the character.) There were some great moments, though—especially when Nathan became enamored with the guy. I also don’t like Evi, Duke’s ex. I just have this feeling there is something hinky about her. And WHAT was up with that empty box? Kind of creepy, no?

On tonight’s episode, Audrey, Chris, Duke, and Evi find themselves trapped inside an isolated estate with a mysterious force that is steaking people away. Nathan attempts to find a way inside the estate before the force can cause more harm.

See it tonight on Syfy at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Haven @ Clicker.

Jump with us to see what else we recommend.

Lisa’s Choice

And so it begins! Tonight marks the premiere of the all new show for ABC called Karaoke Battle USA, hosted by singer and actor Joey Fatone, along with a judging panel including singer/songwriter and TV host Carnie Wilson, music journalist Joe Levy, and 2009 National Karaoke Champion Brian Scott. The series showcases regional competitions in the North, South, East, and West, which culminates at The House of Blues in Los Angeles. Eight semi-finalists will compete for the titles of America’s Karaoke Queen and King! In addition to those major bragging rights, the winners will also receive a prize package that includes a Hollywood Records recording contract, plus a trip to compete at the Karaoke World Championships in Ireland that will be later on this year. Throughout the whole competition, contestants will be scored privately by the judges on voice quality, rhythm, tempo, vocal expression, stage presence, and entertainment value.

Watch the battle begin tonight with competitors from near and far! Sing along with the contestants and see how you might score!

Tune in at 9/8c on ABC! Learn where to find episodes online of Karaoke Battle USA @ Clicker.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Cinemax premieres the new action series Strike Back. However, most Cinemax viewers won’t realize this is actually the second season of the show. Last year, the original 6 episode season of Strike Back aired in the UK, which was based on a book written by best-selling author and former soldier of the Special Air Service, Chris Ryan. It followed John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier, who was drafted back into service by Section 20 of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).

Tonight’s new Cinemax/Sky co-production, which will be called Strike Back 2: Project Dawn in the UK, will focus on two new characters: Michael Stonebridge, a British sergeant on the elite counter-terrorism
team, and Damien Scott, a former U.S. Delta Force operative who was discharged on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The premiere kicks off with a group of terrorists kidnapping John Porter (the original hero of season 1), and Section 20 sends our two new characters to rescue him.

Cinemax describes the show as a high-octane, globe-spanning thriller with storylines ripped from today’s headlines. I really enjoyed the first UK season, which was broken down into three 2-episode “missions,” with an overall story arc. It was a great blend of action & political drama. The new series will be 10 episodes, but I’m not sure if it will be broken down the same way. If you are a fan of The Unit, 24, MI-5 or even James Bond, I highly recommend checking this out. Seeing as they have changed the main characters for this new series, viewers who haven’t seen the original show shouldn’t have a problem jumping right in.

This is the first Cinemax original series to be produced, but they already have two other shows in the works. The first is the 12-episode Transporter, based on characters from the films, and the second is Banshee, which is being produced by Alan Ball. I hope Strike Back is the first in a long line of many great new original shows from Cinemax.

In tonight’s premiere, “Top-secret, anti-terrorist organization,” Ex-Delta Force operative Damien Scott joins forces with British Section 20 Agent Michael Stonebridge to track down a deadly terrorist in New Delhi. Note: Episode 2 will be available to watch on-line at 11pm, immediately following the premiere.

Tune in to Cinemax at 10/9c to watch the premiere.

Megan’s Choice

Last week’s episode of Flashpoint was really emotional. I was sad that Wordy had to leave, but I think it’s going to help the team in the long run, by adding fresh blood. There were a lot of character building moments during the last episode, including some sweet moments between Sam and Jules. I really hope they continue this relationship, and eventually see it working publicly.

On tonight’s episode, a new recruit joins the team on Valentine’s Day, which is notorious for hostage and suicide situations.

Tune in to CBS at 10/9c to see how the new recruit fits into our beloved team. Learn where to find episodes online of Flashpoint @ Clicker.

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One Response to If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/12/11

  1. Titi.A says:

    Kyle’s choice is definitely my favorite of the list. I am a big fan of Strike Back and I am so happy Cinemax is airing it and the next season.