If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/5/12

Here in Ontario, it has been ridiculously hot—to the point where you don’t even want to move because the effort is only going to make you pour sweat. I suppose it would help if my air conditioner was working, but hopefully by week’s end, I’ll have some working air. To keep my mind off the sweltering, disgusting, nauseating heat (what can I say, I hate the heat)—let’s take a look at what you should be watching tonight.

Megan’s Choice

Speaking of hot, let’s talk about True Blood. What a season it has been so far! I say that not in a great way for once—what is with the weird fairy story line? I am hating it. The werewolves and pack stories are also really slow moving and boring to watch. If it wasn’t for the hot cast that makes me hot as can be every time they walk across my screen, I’d have stopped watching this season already. It must be bad if I, of all people, am willing to jump ship. Let’s hope the last couple episodes of the season are stellar and earn me back.

On tonight’s episode, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” the start of the vampire holy war is a cause for celebration for Salome and the Chancellors, but Eric may decide to go AWOL; Sookie learns more about her parents’ death from a deceased relative; Andy and Jason investigate the rise in shifter murders.

To see if the story lines get better, 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, Iron Chef America, and Drop Dead Diva.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

The last new episode of Leverage was kind of heartbreaking. A hockey player had been hit so badly repeatedly that he was just a few hits away from severe, permanent health problems. The player’s son came to the gang for help, and their first order of business was for Nate to get his “player,” Eliot, to the team so Eliot can take over the role of the “enforcer” until they get the owner out of the way. In the end, it worked out in the favor of the Leverage team and the victim. But when the poor father stood out with his teammates, yelling at them to hit him, my heart just broke. They all dropped their sticks and refused to do it. It was beautiful.

The one thing I didn’t like was that we didn’t find out anything new about what Nate and Hardison are up to. It worries me because I hate change. lol Hopefully we’ll get some answers soon!

On tonight’s episode, “The first Contact Job,” Nate and the rest of the team attempt to even the score with a dishonest scientist who stole his former partner’s research and went through the trouble of ruining his reputation, so they plot to make him believe that he has made contact with aliens.

See the “men in black” tonight on TNT at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Leverage @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Cupcake Wars, Chopped, Falling Skies, The Glades, The Great Escape, Iron Chef America, & Longmire.

Kyle’s Choice

Spoiler Alert—my pick every Sunday is probably going to be Breaking Bad! 🙂 Last week, Walter came up with an excellent plan for a mobile lab, using homes tented for extermination to set up shop. Meanwhile, Mike met with his former men who had been picked up by the Feds, ensured them that their Hazard Pay was intact and reminded them of their agreement to keep quiet. Finally, the pressure, and fear, of Walter and his new venture sent Skylar to her breaking point, screaming at Marie.

Master manipulator Walter White was up to his tricks again—first, he got Jesse to break up with his girlfriend, and then he put on the water works as he told Marie about Skylar’s indiscretion with Ted. However, when Mike declared that the three of them would all be donating part of their earnings to reestablish the Hazard Pay fund, this sent Walter reeling. While Walter did finally agreed to it, he is not one to let things go. This struggle for power between Walter and Mike is great—both are strong and opinionated, and neither is going to back down. It should make for an interesting partnership! Finally, I loved the scene at the end of the episode when Marie walked in on Walter and Walt Jr. watching Scarface and Walter said something like “everyone dies in this.”

In tonight’s episode, “Fifty-One,” Walt celebrates another birthday; Skyler contemplates her options; and an associate puts a crimp in Walt and Jesse’s business strategy.

See the drama tonight on AMC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Breaking Bad @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Leverage, Falling Skies, The Great Escape, The Glades, Political Animals, Drop Dead Diva, True Blood, The Newsroom, Weeds, Episodes, Big Brother, and Chopped.

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