If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/21/12

It’s been an exhausting weekend – first, I helped my brother move. Then I drove back and forth between three different hardware stores, purchasing/assembling/disassembling/returning replacement gas grill burners until I found one that fit my grill. So I’m kind of happy that this week is relatively light on new TV… I still have a lot of finales to catch up on!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, after 8 seasons, House finally comes to an end. Last week, House tried to convince Wilson to resume his chemo treatments so they could have more time together. However, in the end, they both decided to just enjoy the final 6 months. But shortly afterwards, House was told that his most recent shenanigans at the hospital had violated his parole and that he would need to return to prison to serve the rest of his sentence. So where do we go from here? Will House somehow avoid prison? Or will Wilson change his mind about the chemo so that he will have time with House once he is released? How will it all come to an end? (I recently participated in a Q&A with creator David Shore to discuss the series and tonight’s finale. You can find the write-up here.)

Tonight, FOX is airing a special 2-hour House finale event, starting with a one-hour series retrospective, “Swan Song,” which includes highlights from the series and interviews with cast members and producers. And in the finale, “Everybody Dies,” House treats an ailing drug addict, which leads him to sift through his life, speculating on his future and exploring his personal demons.

Don’t miss the end to an amazing run on FOX starting at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of House @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching Eureka. (Wow – only 2 shows!)
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

Things on Eureka are as crazy as ever. The crew (minus poor Holly) is back, but the effects of the mission are still being felt. Things are still weird between Carter, Jo, Zane, & Allison, and even more so since last week, when Carter switched bodies with not only Zane but with Allison, as well. Not only did he get caught in the shower with Jo, but she kissed him when she thought he was still Zane inside and he was really already back to being himself. Then, Allison made it worse when Jo sat down to talk to Carter, not realizing he was Allison, and said they should get it out of the way, that they’d both thought about it before, even if they would never act on it. Allison lied and said no, she’d (well, HE’D) never thought about it. That’s got to come out at some point, I’d expect, but maybe that’s something they’ll bury since there aren’t a lot of episodes left in the series. Fargo was great, even though it was heartbreaking, when he told Zane to pull the plug on the matrix machine thing, even though it meant they would probably lose track of Holly, who they believed was still somewhere inside there. (Was it Holly, or was it Senator Wen??) Also, poor Grace finally told Henry she needed some time away to get settled after the matrix mission. And finally, Carter proposed to Allison at the end. She accepted, but I don’t know if I believe things will be smooth sailing!

It’s been a crazy ride this season. I can only cross my fingers and hope things will end on a happy note for my favorite scientists and sheriff.

On tonight’s episode, “Worst Case Scenario,” Henry implements a disaster preparedness drill for Global Dynamics to protect against potential security breaches, but problems arise when a threat simulation turns real. Fargo recruits Zane for a secret simulation.

See it tonight on Syfy at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Eureka @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’m also going to be watching/DVRing America’s Got Talent, Invention Hunters, The Bachelorette, & Pawn Star$.

Megan’s Choice

Every season, I swear I’m not going to watch America’s Got Talent because I get frustrated with the process, but I get sucked in while flipping through the channels. I don’t want to see another singer win on the talent competition – unless it’s like Prince Poppycock. I want someone off the map and different…like a fire juggler or a trapeze artist. On another note, I have yet to decide whether I like Howard Stern or not. He’s a little abrasive.

On tonight’s episode, “Episode 3,” auditions shot on-location in theatres across the nation continue in New York as Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne, and Howard Stern determine which acts are worthy of the $1 million prize in this top-rate summer series. Nick Cannon hosts.

See all the good, the bad, and the ugly tonight on NBC at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of America’s Got Talent @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’m also watching House, Eureka, Lost Girl, and American Pickers.

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2 Responses to If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/21/12

  1. Kyle says:

    I quit watching AGT after the first season (which I watched religiously). I hated that it was just another singing competition disguised as a talent competition. The other acts just seemed to be on there as filler, with no chance of winning. I am still bitter that “Quick Change” didn’t win (or even make ti to the finals)–they were awesome! I would prefer it if the show was geared towards all talents other than singing and dancing–there are already so many other competition shows for those!

  2. Jenny says:

    Yeah, I totally get wanting something other than singing or dancing to win! But my family still loves the show…especially the early rounds. heh