If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/22/12

It’s the start of a new week. That’s always a mixed blessing for me. On a good note, it means new TV. On a bad note, it means work for my husband, and it also means we’re one week closer to the end of this school year for my teenager and one week closer to the end of the current TV season. So…yeah. i’m not sure whether or not to be happy that tonight is Sunday, but it does mean we have some recommendations on what we think you should be watching tonight. 😉

Jenny’s Choice #1

I was VERY skeptical going into last week’s NYC 22. To me, it seemed to be basically the same premise as one of my very favorite shows, Rookie Blue. I watched, though, albeit grudgingly, just in case. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It’s not as good, but it’s different enough that I don’t feel like it’s trying to COPY it. I like the premise that each of the rookies comes from a background that is going to really impact their career as a cop – whether it’s the girl who comes from a family of criminals, the ex-basketball player who is recognized everywhere, or the Afghani native who has to deal with comments and distrust because of that. I liked it enough that I’m going to give it another few episodes to see if A) I continue to enjoy it and B) CBS keeps it on the schedule. 😉

On tonight’s episode, “Firebomb,” during the rookies’ first midnight duty, Lazarus and Tonya try to stop rival gangs from moving in after a drug dealer’s house is firebombed. Meanwhile, Jackpot and Ahmad are shadowed by a rap star who is playing a cop in an upcoming movie.Kurk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones guest stars as Monsta White.

Check it out tonight on CBS at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of NYC 22 @ Clicker.
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Megan’s Choice

Week after week, The Amazing Race delivers excitement and drama ten-fold. I know that everyone is hating Rachel and Brendon, but I seriously love the drama that they bring to the table – it’s so freaking delicious. Rachel is cray-cray, but she’s awesome! Last week, the federal agents, Nary and Jamie, got eliminated finally after weeks of hanging on. To be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of them anyway, and in my opinion, it was no biggie to lose them.

On tonight’s episode, “Bollywood Travolta (Cochin, India),” gender disparities cause one team to lose faith when a challenge seems insurmountable, and emotions run high as a racer must weigh their own well-being.

To see who cracks under the pressure this week, tune in to CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Amazing Race @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording NYC 22, Once Upon a Time, & Harry’s Law.

Kyle’s Choice

I am really looking forward to tonight’s FOX’s 25th Anniversary Special. I remember when FOX first started. I couldn’t wait to watch this new FOURTH network! The original FOX lineup included shows like Married…with Children, The Tracey Ullman Show (with The Simpsons!) and 21 Jump Street. I watched pretty much all of the early FOX shows, such as Mr. President, Duets, Women in Prison, The New Adventures of Beans Baxter, and Second Chances (starring Matthew Perry, and later renamed to Boys Will Be Boys). There have been so many great shows on FOX over the years, and tonight, FOX celebrates its 25th anniversary by bringing back stars and reuniting casts from many of the big ones.

Tonight’s special is hosted by Ryan Seacrest, and the guests include Hugh Laurie (House), Kelsey Grammar (The Simpsons, Back To You), Tommy Davidson, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans (In Living Color), Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon and Wilmer Valderrama (That ’70s Show), Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler (American Idol), Christina Applegate, David Faustino, Ed O’Neill, and Katey Sagal (Married…with Children), Kiefer Sutherland (24, Touch), Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal), Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley, and Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills, 90210), Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, American Dad), and Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, and Chris Carter (The X-Files).

Leading up to tonight’s special, FOX will be re-airing the original Married…with Children pilot, as well as The Simpsons 500th episode, starting at 7/6c. I haven’t seen Married…with Children in decades, so I’m really excited to see the pilot again – especially since I currently watch 3 of the 4 stars in such drastically different roles.

Catch all the memories tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

Tonight, I’ll also be recording/watching The Amazing Race, The Good Wife, NYC 22, Once Upon a Time, Chopped All Stars, The Killing, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Veep, Nurse Jackie, and The Big C.

Lisa’s Choice

Mob Wives keeps amping up the drama, grit, and the tears! Last week’s episode had Renee’s paranoia over people’s opinions, which ignited an all new feud. Drita tried to set a good example for her kids by working more on her anger management issues. She trained to get in the ring for a fight, but in the end decided against it because it defeated her purpose. Renee tried to talk to her son AJ about what happened with his father, but AJ kept his guard up.

On an all new episode, Karen prepares for her book release party, and she is left facing some harsh critics from her past, while Drita is yet again forced to deal with the idea that she and Lee might be in the book. Carla and Renee finally confront one another over Carla’s implication that Renee knew that Junior was wearing a wire. Ramona tries to recover hundred of thousands of dollars of jewelry that was confiscated by the Feds when her boyfriend was arrested. Meanwhile, Christmastime means one thing to Big Ang: a big party! Also, a new mob bust rocks Renee and the rest of the inhabitants of Staten Island when five more men are arrested as a result of Junior’s cooperation.

Watch VH1 at 8/7c for your drama fix! Learn where to find episodes online of Mob Wives @ Clicker.

Tonight, I am also watching Once Upon a Time, The Apprentice, The Amazing Race, and Mad Men!

Jenny’s Choice #2

I have to admit that I run about 50/50 on picking who I think is going to win competition shows, and that includes Chopped. On last week’s Chopped All Stars, I was almost positive that Marcela was going to win. At that point, I was rooting for Jeffrey, though, so I was thrilled when he won. This week, my pick is pretty easy for me to make. I’m not a big fan of one of the four, really dislike another, and hate a third. It’s a good thing I like the fourth, then, isn’t it? lol The contestants tonight are all from last season of The Next Food Network Star. Chris Nirschel is mildly annoying, Justin Barnes was a bit too cocky for my taste, Penny Davidi… Let’s just say that if I faced up again Penny, she wouldn’t get away with half the shit she did on the show. She’d be on the floor with a bloody nose and bruised jaw. LOL That leaves the adorable Vic “Vegas” Moea, playing for the St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. It’s a great cause and he should be fun to watch. He’s entertaining without with being stupid (like Chris) or bitchy & annoying (like Penny) and he’s definitely not quiet and reserved (like Justin).

On tonight’s episode, razor clams make an appearance in the Appetizer Round, it’s a meat and potatoes Entree Round, and the chefs have to deal with white apricots and bacon bits in the Dessert Round.

See it tonight on Food Network at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Chopped @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Breakout Kings, Cupcake Wars, Fox’s 25th Anniversary Special, & The Client List.

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