If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/1/12

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians! There are so many reasons why we should be proud to be Canadians—but one of the many is Ryan Gosling. 🙂 Of course, there is also our healthcare, our equality, maple syrup, Canadian bacon, and poutine. Not to mention Rookie Blue and Flashpoint… Oh, and Dill Pickle chips, eh? There’s no doubt aboot it, Canada is amazing, and I am truly proud to say, “Happy birthday, Canada! There’s nowhere I’d rather live.” Enough of my Canadian pride for now. Let’s see what you should be watching tonight.

Megan’s Choice

True Blood is one of those shows that has no boundaries—at all. They have taken us on a journey through so many subjects that other shows would pee their pants just thinking about. Last week’s episode took us on a trip down memory lane with Pam and how Eric became her maker. The sad, lonely life of a madam—but he rescued her and showed her kindness. That’s the thing about Eric. He does have a good heart…just buried in a vicious, masculine, vampire body. (Did reading that sentence make you flush as much as it made me while writing it? NO? Never mind, then.)

We also saw Steve Newlin as the new Nan Flanagan, Jason confronted the teacher that took advantage of him when he was younger, and Tara hid in the freezer at Merlotte’s for a while. In the end, Tara fled Merlotte’s after being confronted by Sookie and tried to off herself in a tanning bed (watch out, those buggers will kill ya.). Throughout the episode, we learned that pictures of Andy’s ass ended up on Facebook thanks to Holly’s kids—seriously, people… Be careful of who has naked pictures of you. You never know where they’re going to end up. 😉 Overall, it was a good episode with a few moments that made me gasp—but it wouldn’t be True Blood without those.

On tonight’s episode, “We’ll Meet Again,” Eric and Bill are afraid for their lives; Sookie opens up to Alcide; Lafayette endagers Sookie; Roman and Salome search for a traitor in the council; Andy and Jason go to a party; Terry has a flashback; and Sookie drowns her sorrows.

To see how many more boundaries this show can shatter, tune in to HBO at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of True Blood @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Great Escape, The Glades, Drop Dead Diva, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, and Cupcake Wars.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Episodes returns to Showtime for another season. In the first season, husband and wife TV writing team Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig) Lincoln headed to California to work on what they thought was going to be a simple adaptation of their hit UK comedy series. However, what started off as Lyman’s Boys—a show about a distinguished headmaster running an all-boys boarding school—quickly turned into Pucks—a show starring Matt LeBlanc as a boys’ hockey coach. Despite her constant declarations of disgust for “Joey,” Beverly somehow ended up in bed with Matt. And once Sean discovered this, he and Matt had an all-out brawl, beating the crap out of each other with cacti and bottles of “How You Smellin’?” fragrance. The Lincolns were ready to pack up, head home, and try to forget this whole horrible experience when they received a call that the network had decided to pick up Pucks.

I really enjoyed the first season of the show—it felt very British even though it was actually created by Americans. It does a great job poking fun of the fakeness of the entertainment industry. I love this cast. Matt LeBlanc is hilarious playing this surreal version of himself, and I’ve been a fan of Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig for a long time. I can’t wait to see where things go from here—now that everything is out in the open and the Lincolns will be once again forced to work with Matt as well as each other.

In tonight’s second season premiere, “Pucks!” scores big ratings, meaning that the separated Sean and Beverly—and star Matt, who had a fling with her—must find a way to coexist and continue working together. Meanwhile, Morning has a very special birthday present for Sean.

Check it out tonight on Showtime at 10:30/9:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Episodes @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording the season premiere of Weeds, as well as Food Network Star, Chef Wanted With Anne Burrell, Falling Skies, The Great Escape, The Glades, Drop Dead Diva, True Blood, and The Newsroom.
 

Jenny’s Choice

I am really enjoying this season of Food Network Star for a variety of reasons. The biggest is the format change. I love having teams led by the Food Network greats: Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, & Alton Brown. We see a lot more of each of the contestants this way, which is great. But also, it prevents something like what happened last season, where the contestants are continually at each other’s throats. There’s no Penny situation this season, which is fantastic. I still am not sure who I want to win. I love Ippy, but I also really like Michele and Yvan. It doesn’t actually surprise me too much that they are on Bobby’s & Giada’s teams…and not Alton’s. One thing this season has taught me is that I love Alton when he’s hosting his own show or Iron Chef America, but… heh

On tonight’s episode, “Deen Family Beach Party,” it’s the South Beach Wine and Food Festival; the contestants have to cook versions of beach-side dishes for adults and children; 30-second entertaining tip. Also, there’s something to do with Paula Deen & her family. (I couldn’t find a good description of the episode ANYWHERE. Ugh. lol So I took what I could find and…well…that’s the result. 😉 )

Catch the fun tonight on Food Network at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Next Food Network Star @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Cupcake Wars, Falling Skies, The Glades, Check Wanted with Anne Burrell, & Longmire.

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