If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/29/12

It’s the start of a new week, but thankfully, it’s still the weekend, which means we can sit back and relax tonight and watch all the great new TV. Check out what we think you should be watching tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

Tonight is the 2-hour season finale of A&E’s Breakout Kings. It’s been a great season. We got hit with Charlie’s death at the beginning, and all season, the team has been dealing with the fallout. Ray got his badge back and is in charge now, which is great. I liked him more than I liked Charlie because he was an obviously flawed man who was trying to make things right. Last episode was crazy good. Lloyd got his hopes up about the pen Juliann gave him, but she told him she just thinks of him as a good friend. I’m kind of pissed at her because instead of giving him a pen, she should have just given him nothing or flat out told him. Because of that, Lloyd was all too happy to get out of the office to go find the clue Damian left him…which ended up getting him kidnapped. Damian forced him to play cards, and when Lloyd won, rather than letting the girl go like he’d told Lloyd he would, he killed her. Lloyd barely reacted when Juliann finally got to him, but he told Ray he quit at the end of the episode. Nooooo. I love Lloyd. I’ll be sad if he doesn’t come back next season!

Erica learned that the “club” guy from downstairs had been using her after the guy she got an address for turned up beaten in his home and the club guy’s office was empty. I KNEW from the very first episode that the guy was bad news and not what he seemed. Erica is PISSED off. Oh man… lol And then on the case front, it dealt with ex-soldiers who had been mislead about who they were taking out on a mission and when they learned the truth, they started getting killed. The guy who escaped prison knew that and was determined to out the people responsible. I was sad that Shea (interesting that his grandfather had ties to the IRA, yeah??) crushed up the evidence the escapee had given him for safekeeping. I mean, I get it…everyone who came in contact with it was being killed…but still. 🙁 Tonight’s season finale looks INSANE. It’s going to be scary and thrilling, all at once.

On tonight’s first hour, “Freakshow,” Max Doyle was an orphan raised in the circus with an ax to grind. All his life Max has felt a lack of belonging, a feeling that was only partially assuaged by turning himself into a premiere escape artist. It’s that talent that the Breakout Kings are up against as they track Max.

This in tonight’s second hour, “Served Cold,” Damien has upped the psychotic ante with the Breakout Kings, and now it’s personal. Still barred from working on the Damien case, the Kings do what they need to do to bring their nemesis down. In the end, the team will be faced with an impossible choice.

Don’t miss the 2-hour season finale tonight on A&E starting at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Breakout Kings @ Clicker.

I’m also going to be watching/DVRing Cupcake Wars, Chopped All Stars, & NYC 22.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Last week, HBO premiered the new comedy Veep, bringing Julia Louis-Dreyfus back to our TV screens as Vice President Selina Meyer, who had tried and failed to get the presidential nomination. In the opener, we got an introduction to her team, including Chief of Staff Amy (Anna Clumsky), Director of Communications Mike (Matt Walsh), Personal Aide Gary (Tony Hale), and eager new addition Dan (Reid Scott). We saw the daily chaos of the VP office, which included Meyer trying to put on a fundraiser for her Clean Jobs initiative but inadvertently upsetting those she was trying to get assistance from, resulting in a very small turnout.

I found this show very amusing. The characters are great, and it’s just so much fun to watch. While it was a workplace comedy, it didn’t have that sitcom feel to it (maybe because there was no laugh track). The Selina Meyer character reminded me a lot of Leslie Knope (maybe this is what she’ll be like if she wins her City Counsel race!), and Gary felt like slightly more mature Buster Bluth. Another character that I really enjoyed was Jonah, a member of the president’s staff. It was hilarious how he constantly stated the fact that he worked in the White House, like somehow that made him better than all of the VP staffers. I really enjoyed the pilot, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of this series.

In tonight’s episode, “Frozen Yoghurt,” after getting good news on a clean-jobs bill, the staff brainstorm for a photo-op idea, but the trip to a local frozen-yoghurt shop is delayed by a stop in the White House Situation Room and a gastrointestinal illness that’s going around.

If you missed the first episode, HBO has made it available online (curses and all) for free via YouTube.

Check out the new episode tonight on HBO at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Veep @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be recording/watching Game of Thrones, The Amazing Race, the season finale of The Good Wife, NYC 22, Once Upon a Time, Desperate Housewives, GCB, The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Chopped All Stars, Nurse Jackie, and The Big C. (Yikes – it’s a packed schedule tonight!)

Lisa’s Choice

The Staten Island women of Mob Wives never miss a beat! Last week, Karen prepared for her book release party and was left facing harsh criticsim from her past. Drita had to face the idea that she and Lee might be a part of Karen’s book. Carla and Renee hashed out Carla’s supposed implication that Renee knew that Junior was wearing a wire. Ramona tried to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars that was confiscated by the Feds when her boyfriend was arrested. Also, at Christmastime, Big Ang threw a hell of a party! Meanwhile, a new mob bust had Renee’s world rocked to the core along with the rest of Staten Island when five more men were arrested as a result of Junior’s cooperation.

On an all new episode, Renee deals with the fallout of her father taking the rap as well as Junior’s betrayal. She becomes determined to get both Karen and Drita to resolve all of their differences. Big Ang conspires with Renee on their attempt but is on her own mission to beautify herself. Drita gets shocking news about Lee’s reslease from prison and beings to realize her hip hop dreams when she is cast in a French Montana video. Also, Karen opens a spa to put down some more permanent roots in New York but ends up torn when her daughter Karina is not on the same page, and Ramona and Renee are not offeirng up the help that she expected.

Settle in for a roller coaster ride at 8/7c on VH1! Learn where to find episodes online of Mob Wives @ Clicker.

Tonight, I am also watching Once Upon a Time, The Amazing Race, The Apprentice, GCB, and Breakout Kings.

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2 Responses to If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/29/12

  1. Kyle says:

    Wow, I didn’t realize it was a shorter second season for Breakout Kings (10 eps versus 13). Though, I guess that will make it easier to catch up on whenever it hits DVD–I only watched the season premiere and then had way too much to watch on Sundays!

  2. Jenny says:

    Yup. But it’s been a good season. 🙂