If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/3/12

It’s the start of a fabulous week because tomorrow, my daughter goes back to school! Don’t get me wrong, I love my daughter, but I am more than ready for her to go back to school and stop terrorizing my son. *happy dance* As well as my happy land moment, where she’s at school (don’t judge me…I’m excited!), there’s also a lot of new television to keep us busy at night, so take a look at what we think you should be watching. [Note from Jenny: Happy Labor Day to my fellow Americans. Enjoy the day off if you have it, and if not…I’m sorry. 😉 ]

Megan’s Choice

Hotel Hell has been a great addition to my summer TV viewing schedule for so many reasons. I have loved having yet another dose of the fabulous Chef Ramsay and the way he takes no flack from any of these hotel owners. He has been whipping them into shape coast to coast. I’ve seen one part of tonight’s two-part finale, and it’s a really good one—this hotel owner is as cheap as they come. Don’t miss the black-light displays—it’s an educational experience…

On tonight’s two-hour finale, “River Rock Inn/Roosevelt Hotel,” Gordon has two hotels to rescue, including an inn with a hot-headed owner who could become a serious threat.

To see if Ramsay can help these two hotels turn things around, tune in to FOX starting at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Hotel Hell @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Grimm and Major Crimes.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

I’ve really been enjoying NBC’s Stars Earn Stripes. When I first heard of it, I didn’t realize the celebs would be competing for money for the charity of their choice. I think the idea behind this show was really, really great, and it’s been a fun one to watch. Dean Cain has been my pick to win from the beginning, simply because of how much I love him and the fact that he was one of my first, original TV crushes. LOL But several of the celebs have surprised me with how well they’ve done. Some of them are just downright impressive out there. Last week was sad because Nick Lachey beat out Laila Ali and sent her home. I liked both of them, so I’d have been sad no matter who went home.

This has been a great show for my family to watch as a group. My 14yo son is a freshman in high school and is a member of NJROTC this year—with aspirations of joining the military when he gets older. So this is right up his alley. And like Top Shot, we all love a competition where the contestants get to shoot guns and other types of weapons.

On tonight’s season finale, “Stolen Intelligence; Harbor Demolition,” one pair is eliminated before the next challenge after failing during a surprise shootout competition, after which the remaining participants must retrieve intelligence from a remote enemy village while also destroying communication towers.

See the 2-hour season finale tonight on NBC at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Stars Earn Stripes @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hotel Hell, United Bates of America, Grimm, Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, Coma, Pawn Star$, & Perception.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, A&E kicks off a modern-day adaptation of Robin Cook’s medical thriller Coma. Medical school student trainee Susan Wheeler (Lauren Ambrose, Six Feet Under) notices a trend of healthy patients coming into Peach Tree Memorial Hospital for routine procedures, only to end up in a coma a few hours later. The bodies are then shipped off to mysterious facility called the Jefferson. She suspects someone is doing this on purpose and decides to investigate to find out who is responsible, what their motives are, and what the Jefferson is.

The four-hour, two-night event is produced by Ridley and Tony Scott and features an amazing cast, including Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Steven Pasquale (Do No Harm), Geena Davis, James Woods, Ellen Burstyn, Richard Dreyfuss, James Rebhorn (White Collar), Joe Morton (The Good Wife), Michael Weston (House) and Joseph Mazello (The Pacific). I haven’t read the original novel or seen the 1978 film adaptation starring Michael Douglas, so I don’t know how it compares, but from the ads, this looks like it’s going to be a really exciting mini-series with a great cast.

In tonight’s “Part 1,” a young medical student uncovers sinister events at her hospital when a startling number of seemingly healthy patients are sent into comas during routine procedures.

See the two-hour part one of the two-part mini-series tonight on A&E at 9/8c.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Grimm, Hotel Hell, Switched at Birth, Major Crimes, Perception, and The Inbetweeners.

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