If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/14/12

It’s been a piss poor few days around my house, as none of us are feeling great—my new 9th grader feeling the worst of the three of us. 🙁 So I may not actually get stuff watched tonight, but my DVR is busy nonetheless. Check out what we think you should be watching. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

The last new episode of Rizzoli & Isles was kind of a heartbreaker for Jane and Frankie because one of the guys they knew growing up was killed. When they learned that his brothers—the other members of his “boy band”—had killed him, the heartbreak just wratcheted up a notch. I think my favorite part of the episode, though, had to be Maura listening to and watching the victim and his brothers sing and perform while she performed an autopsy on him. It was just an incredibly sad episode, and not just on the case front. Angela found out that Lydia had slept with her ex-husband (husband at the time? I don’t know..) and son both and wasn’t sure which was the father of her baby. Angela was understandably hurt, and at first, she was almost more upset at Jane and Frankie, who knew but didn’t tell her. She started to move out, but they convinced her she had nothing to be ashamed about, that it was all their father’s fault and not hers, and she stayed, gathering the two of them and Maura in a group hug that was very sweet.

Tonight is the summer finale. I don’t know when it will be back on, but I assume in January or thereabouts. I hope the mid-season ends on a good note for Frankie, who thinks he bombed his detective’s interview, and for the whole Rizzoli family, what with a possible grandbaby or half-sibling on the way.

In tonight’s episode, “Melt My Heart to Stone,” a statue breaks open to reveal a dead woman inside; the squad gets a new homicide detective; Dennis Rockmond returns to Boston and tries to woo Maura; Lydia goes into labor.

Don’t miss it tonight on TNT at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Rizzoli & Isles @ Clicker.
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Megan’s Choice

It has been a couple of weeks since we were treated to a new episode of MasterChef, but tonight, the wait is over. It has been a rollercoaster recently, and if you haven’t seen the last episode, then you missed a giant shock. After Felix made a very poor choice of making corn profiteroles as her dessert, the once frontrunner was sent home. I was appalled at this decision because it should have been David. His corn pudding was horrendous, especially after he had such a large advantage as the winner of the mystery box. I was very upset.

On tonight’s episode, “Top 6 Compete, Part 3,” the six remaining hopefuls compete in a team challenge at Hatfield’s, a Hollywood hot spot, where they attempt to replicate the acclaimed restaurants’ signature dishes. Later, members of the losing team face off in an elimination challenge.

To see who manages to survive to see the Top 5, tune in to FOX at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of MasterChef @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hotel Hell and The Glee Project.

Jenny’s Choice #2

Wow, what an episode last time on Covert Affairs! Poor Auggie had his heart broken, and he did not take it very well—getting into a bar fight with a guy nearly twice his size and then getting arrested. Dark place, indeed. And Annie called FBI agent Vincent Rossabi (Aww, knowing that his character on Rookie Blue is dead now is just too sad!) when she needed his help with a case, but she did it against Lena’s orders. Things went sideways, Rossabi felt that Annie duped him, yet Annie got the short end of the stick, as well. It all ended with Annie moving her things back to her old office. I like Lena even less after this episode—and that’s saying a lot, considering how little I liked her up until this episode! LOL

On tonight’s episode, “This is Not America,” problems arise when an Iranian missle is found to contain secret American technology, and Annie and Eyal Lavin are sent on a trip to Israel in order to uncover the identity of the individual responsible for the information leak. Sarah Clarke, Jonas Chernick, Oded Fehr, and Daniella Alonso guest star.

Check it out tonight on USA Network at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Covert Affairs @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Got Talent, Hotel Hell, MasterChef, HGTV Design All Stars, Chopped, Franklin & Bash, & Counting Cars.

Kyle’s Choice

The winner of The Glee Project will be announced in tonight’s season finale. Last week, the theme was Actability. For the homework assignment, the five remaining contestants had to sing Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love.” As they were singing, guest mentor Dianna Agron gave each contestant an emotion to portray. Michael got determined, Lily got scared, Blake got angry, Aylin got anxious, and Ali got excited. To me, Ali was the clear winner, but Dianna chose Michael.

Then, for the video shoot, the gang had to sing Pink’s “Perfect.” They were each given a character they had to play and had to shoot scenes for a movie trailer. While there was no choreography, they did have to improvise their lines for these scenes. I didn’t think this was a very fair way to judge them—they aren’t even actors, and now you want them to write their own lines?! The producers were even complaining about them “not giving me what I expected” in regards to the lines—one way to get what you want would have been to actually give them the lines you’re expecting them to say!

They all did a decent job with the video shoot, and all five of them had to sing at the last chance callback. However, this time, the entire writing staff was also in the audience. In the end, Michael and Lily were not called back. So tonight, Ali, Aylin, or Blake will win the 7 episode arc on the next season of Glee. If I had to take a guess, I’d say Aylin will be the winner, as she provides this pre-packaged Muslim character breaking away from cultural stereotypes. It seems like that is what Ryan Murphy is looking for, someone who is already the character they are going to “write.” That said, there were so many talented contestants this year that I hope they find a loophole and give more of them roles on the show.

In tonight’s episode, “GLEE-ality,” the winning contender is named in the Season 2 finale. Chris Colfer is the guest mentor.

If you missed any episodes this season, Oxygen will be airing a marathon of this season’s episodes starting at 10/9c this morning.

See if you can pick the winner tonight before it airs on Oxygen at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Glee Project @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Hotel Hell, MasterChef, Chopped, Rizzoli & Isles, Franklin & Bash, White Collar, Covert Affairs, and Collection Intervention.

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