If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/18/12

It’s the first work day of the week, but I’m excited because there’s lots of great stuff on. Hope you had a good weekend & a great Father’s Day, and I hope your Monday isn’t as bad as Mondays can be. 😉 Now, see what we think you should be watching tonight! 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

Eureka is on a roll on this final season. On last week’s episode, Carter planned a romantic surprise for Allison after he realized she was kind of going crazy in a house full of people (real or mechanical). Unfortunately, it kind of fizzled when something went wrong with the underwater lab, where she had gone to get some quiet alone time and where he had planned a romantic dinner, complete with a virtual Vincent. It was also Eureka’s version of April Fool’s Day, and they figured out one of the pranks was what was causing the problems. Meanwhile, Carter & Allison were minutes away from drowning as the lab they were in was filling with water. After fighting the entire episode, they realized life was short and they didn’t want to wait, so they had Henry marry them over the comms. That was a shocker, at least for me. I knew they were going to get married before the series ends, but I didn’t know it was going to be a surprise wedding in the last episode! Finally, Holly. Her…essence has been put into Sarah’s computer, but it’s not stable. Even Sarah’s computer isn’t big enough or strong enough to keep her. So Zane is determined to find a way to save her. My question is, will they find a way to make her a “real girl” again, will she live on in a computer somewhere/somehow, or will she finally die completely? I can’t wait to find out, but I’m worried about what I believe will be the answer.

On tonight’s episode, “Smarter Carter,” dosed with a smart drug, Carter’s genius gets out of control as he starts to re-write the laws fo physics, putting his friends and the whole town in danger.

Don’t miss 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, The Bachelorette, Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, American Ninja Warrior, Danger by Design, Invention Hunters, Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, & Pawn Star$.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice #1

Bunheads took me by surprise with its premiere last week. I honestly wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I do. The writing is reminiscent of Gilmore Girls, and the show delivers that perfect balance of humor and drama – although the episode ending with Hubbel dying was super sad. I found it heart-breaking that after Michelle and Fanny were just starting to connect that they have to lose the man that brought them together. The interactions between Michelle and the students were funny and charming. She is a fabulous teacher. I, for one, am really looking forward to what this season has in store.

On tonight’s episode, “For Fanny,” Michelle’s rocky start with her new mother-in-law finally seems to smooth out, until an unexpected occurrence turns everything on end. Michelle quickly finds herself back at odds with Fanny but at the same time wanting to empathize with her. Inspired by Fanny’s students, Michelle has an idea to help Fanny face the reality of the situation.

Tune in to ABC Family at 9/8c and find yourself falling in love with this show as much as I have. Learn where to find episodes online of Bunheads @ Clicker.

Kyle’s Choice

As someone who has seen every season of the US Big Brother, I’m looking forward to checking out tonight’s premiere of The Glass House on ABC. Despite CBS’s attempts to stop the series from airing, the show will go on. The premise sounds very similar to Big Brother: 14 people live in a house while cameras watch their every move. However, this series promises more interaction and control by the viewers. It also sounds like the cameras will only run 24/5 – the contestants are put in isolation at a hotel for fifty-two hours while they await the news of who has been eliminated.

During the first season of Big Brother, viewers tended to vote off the controversial/mean contestants first. So starting with season 2, the viewers no longer had a say in who was eliminated. This is one of the things that I don’t like about the US version of Big Brother… It has become all about the alliances, winning the money, or getting your fifteen minutes of fame, and less about just enjoying the experience. I found the season of the UK version of Big Brother I watched last year so refreshing. The houseguests were just there to enjoy the experience, and the viewers still decided who goes. In the UK Big Brother, houseguests aren’t even allowed to discuss who they are nominating to leave – so there is no alliance talk whatsoever! I’m interested to see this new take on the Big Brother format. Though I’m a bit disappointed that we only get one hour to recap the entire week and no live shows – the live stream is available via the web for an hour a day, a few days a week, in the middle of the work day.

In tonight’s premiere, seven teams of two work to solve a wall puzzle based on information about their fellow contestants; two players end up in limbo and make a plea to viewers in hope of being voted back into the house.

See the premiere tonight on ABC at 10:02/9:02c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Glass House @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, Bunheads, Eureka, and Teen Wolf.

Megan’s Choice #2

To say I enjoy Teen Wolf would be an understatement of epic proportion. To say I love and adore this show is more accurate. It’s been a long time since a show could so quickly wrap itself into my heart and television viewing schedule so quickly and so securely. First, it was the writing (Jeff Davis, you are a genius). Then it was the cast – who are all ridiculously attractive but even more talented. This second season hit the ground running, and I have been captivated from the first howl. Derek is working on adding more members to his pack because of the hunters’ increasingly aggressive ways (they are downright cruel). Even if Scott is less than impressed with the growing pack, he’s going to have to choose sides. Poor Jackson can’t catch a break…he actually wanted to be a werewolf, but his body is rejecting the change. It’s been a rocky road for our characters to start, and I’m guessing before this season is over, we are going to have been shocked to the extremes and back.

On tonight’s episode, “Abomination,” the new shapeshifter strikes again; Scott must convince Allision to acquire a rare book out of Gerard’s collection.

To get your howl on, tune in to MTV at 10/9c. I guarantee you won’t regret it. Learn where to find episodes online of Teen Wolf @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Bachelorette, MasterChef, Hell’s Kitchen, The Glass House, and America’s Got Talent.

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