If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/20/12

This summer is just flying by! The weekend was an adventure for me, especially getting sick (yes, Jenny—no Kansas sushi anymore. 😉 )—but overall, it was a fabulous weekend. Now it’s back to the daily grind, which includes some new and fantastic television, so let’s see what’s on.

Megan’s Choice #1

Bunheads is one of those shows that had a lot of mixed reviews when it first premiered, but as it continued, it warmed our hearts and became a fan favorite. I love this show. Michelle is hilarious because she is always speaking her mind and saying the things that we all wish we could say. Her relationship with Fanny is really amusing, and I love how they interact. My heart was cheering for Boo and her crush, but she handled it poorly, like all teenage girls do at one point or another, so hopefully she manages to fix it.

On tonight’s season finale, “A Nutcracker in Paradise,” Fanny and Michelle bond as they collaborate on the recital, but then their friendship goes off track. Meanwhile, Boo pursues a relationship with a boy she likes.

To see how Fanny and Michelle make out, tune in to ABC Family at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Bunheads @ Clicker.
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Jenny’s Choice

Last week on Warehouse 13, secrets were becoming…decidedly UNsecret. Artie had it out with Brother Adrian—who has figured out that Artie is the one who used the astrolabe. Artie tried to explain why he’d used it and why he can’t use it again to turn things back the way they were. Brother Adrian ranted and threatened, not even listening. My thought was, “The world had gone to hell in a handbasket… What in the heck can be worse than what was happening and what was going to happen had Artie NOT used it??” At the end of the episode, Artie realized the Brotherhood had already stolen one artifact—the marbles Pete and Claudia had to retrieve along with Hugo—and I have a feeling that is just the first of many. The other secret that came out was Steve admitted to Myka about Claudia feeling his pain when he gets hurt. She was really supportive and positive and said he should start to research the metronome before doing anything rash, such as stopping it himself.

It was a great episode, although really, the cases themselves were…rather uninteresting. To me, it was all about the secrets and the odd pairing of Myka/Steve and Pete/Claudia. Artie sent Pete with Claudia, and I get it, but it just seems odd. I guess we’ll see how freaked out he continues to be about Claudia going all black-eyed demon on him and stabbing him with the dagger.

On tonight’s episode, “No Pain, No Gain,” Pete and Myka investigate a hockey player who appears to be miraculously recovering from his injuries after each game. Claudia is invited to a mysterious lunch by Mrs. Frederic. Artie and Steve find that artifacts are missing from the Warehouse.

Check it out tonight on Syfy at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Warehouse 13 @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hotel Hell, Hell’s Kitchen, United Bates of America, Stars Earn Stripes, Grimm, Major Crimes, Perception, Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, & Pawn Star$.

Kyle’s Choice

I was a big fan of the UK comedy series, The Inbetweeners. Tonight, MTV kicks off their American version of the show. Based on MTV’s horrible adaptation of Skins for the US, I’m a little scared of what they might do to this great show. However, MTV’s latest success with series like Teen Wolf and Awkward has me a little more optimistic.

The Inbetweeners is kind of like American Pie, where it’s centered on a group of four high school teenagers who fall somewhere inbetween the jocks and the nerds in the high school social order (hence the name of the series). All of the main characters seem to have the same names and personalities as their UK counterparts: Will Mackenzie is the posh new kid at school, attending a public school for the first time. Simon Cooper has been in love with his childhood friend Carly since they were 8, but she just sees him has a buddy. Jay Cartwright talks like he’s the biggest player out there when in fact he may be the guy in the group with the least experience with the ladies. Finally, there’s Neil Sutherland who seems to be off in his own world most of the time.

It sounds like at least the first three episodes will borrow heavily from the original UK show before the series really starts to go in its own direction. I hope that they can recreate the great chemistry between the guys and the wild, politically-incorrect humor that I enjoyed so much in the original.

In tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” on his first day at a new school, Will Mackenzie’s dream of reinventing himself as a cool kid are dashed when the vice principal has three social “inbetweeners,” kids who aren’t popular but aren’t complete nerds, either, show him around. An adaptation of the acclaimed British coming-of-age comedy.

See it tonight on MTV at 10:30/9:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Inbetweeners @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Grimm, Hotel Hell, Hell’s Kitchen, Bunheads, Major Crimes, Perception, Alphas, Warehouse 13, and The Glass House.

Megan’s Choice #2

Last week, Grimm returned with a second season premiere that was awesome. We learned more about Nick’s mother and saw Juliette struggle for her life. The captain is sneaking around and playing all sides, which is bound to blow up in his face, but not before he causes some more severe issues.

On tonight’s episode, “The Kiss,” Nick and his mother team up to fight the Mauvais Dentes. Meanwhile, details about Juliette’s affliction come to light as Monroe and Rosalee race against the clock to save her; Nick gets into trouble with the FBI; and Captain Renrd deals with his brother.

To see if Nick and his mom can bond over monsters, tune in to NBC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Grimm @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Hell’s Kitchen and Hotel Hell.

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