If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/31/13

I can’t believe it’s already Thursday—this week has been flying by! Although, it’s been a bit of a struggle keeping up with all this week’s boatload of new TV (when did Mondays and Tuesdays become the new Sundays?!). While tonight seems like an unusually lighter Thursday (at least for me), there’s still plenty of stuff to watch. So let’s get on to what we recommend you check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice #1

donoharm131smallTonight, NBC kicks off its new Jekyll and Hyde series, Do No Harm. Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale) is a successful neurosurgeon with a secret—he has Dissociative Identity Disorder. At night, his evil alter ego, Ian Price, tries to come out and take over his body. Cole had been managing to use drugs to suppress his alternate identity, but Price is growing immune to their effects. Now Cole must to try to find another way to control Price and to keep the details of his own life a secret so that Price can’t hurt the ones he loves. The series also stars Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show), Alana De La Garza (CSI: Miami), Ruta Gedmintas (The Borgias), and Samm Levine (NCIS).

This show was a surprise hit for me. When I first saw the description for the series, I thought it was just going to be another boring, unoriginal show. However, when I watched the pilot, I immediately hooked and wanted to see more. It’s sort of like Dexter meets House meets mystery drama. I found it to be very creative and loved the tense twists and turns. And I think Steven Pasquale (who will always be “that guy from Recue Me” to me) does an excellent job at playing both roles.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” after five years of peace, Dr. Cole’s sinister alter ego is back with a vengeance.

Don’t miss the premiere tonight on NBC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Do No Harm @ Clicker.
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Jenny’s Choice

chefwantedKyle & I are both big fans of Anne Burrell on the Food Network. So my pick tonight was pretty simple. It’s the season premiere of Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell. In this series, she helps prominent restaurants across the country find their most valuable employee: Executive Chef. She puts four candidates through different challenges to narrow it down to the top two, who go head to head on back-to-back nights to run the restaurant using a menu they come up with. At the end of the second night, the restaurant’s owner will pick the one that fits best with his/her restaurant—although if I remember right from season 1, they can also opt to not hire either of the two finalists if they don’t feel like either would work out.

On tonight’s episode, “Italian Empire,” Tuscan Kitchen, in Salem, N.H., is a massive restaurant looking for an executive chef who can handle volume while maintaining a dedication to scratch cooking. Chef Anne Burrell brings in four candidates, who are tested on their Italian cuisine skills and knowledge. The final two chefs are each handed the keys to the restaurant for a dinner service: One chef must dig their way out of a bad start, while the other struggles with consistency.

See the fun tonight on Food Network at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Chef Wanted at Anne Burrell @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Person of Interest, King of the Nerds, Do No Harm, & Elementary.

Kyle’s Choice #2

30rock131asmallAlso on NBC tonight is the 1-hour series finale of 30 Rock. Last week, Liz got a call from Criss that their adopted twins were arriving at the airport, but Liz was in a frenzy trying to save TGS from cancellation. After she turned to a sleazy source for funding, Liz’s staff gave her their blessing to just let the show die. Meanwhile, Jack had Kenneth interview candidates for his replacement as President of NBC, but in a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-style move, he ultimately awarded the job to Kenneth. At the end of the episode, we met the new twins, who were like a mini Tracy and a mini Jenna.

30rock131bsmallIt’s hard to believe it’s been seven years! I remember when this series first started–Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip also premiered at the same time, and I recall being so upset when it was that one that got canceled. However, with the seasons that followed, I really grew to love 30 Rock for the hilarious, smartly written show it is. After a couple disappointing seasons over the last couple years, the series has really come back with a vengeance and has once again been at the top of its game for these final 13 episodes. I think knowing that an end was coming has really allowed them to take these characters out of the rut they were in by having them make major life changes. I’m really looking forward to seeing how they end it all in tonight’s double-episode finale.

On tonight’s first episode, “Hogcock!/Last Lucnh,” while Jack takes stock of his life, Liz has difficulty adjusting to her role as a stay-at-home mom; Tracy struggles without constant attention from Kenneth, as the former page settles into his new job as the president of NBC. Jenna gears up to perform a farewell song as the gang reassembles for one final “TGS” show.

See the 1-hour series finale tonight on NBC at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of 30 Rock @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy, The Office, Glee, Archer, Legit, King of the Nerds, and Suits.

Megan’s Choice

elementary131smallI have been loving Elementary this season, and I’m actually surprised. Truth be told, I was concerned when I heard they were going to be doing a show with Sherlock—mostly scared they’d screw it up. Thankfully, they didn’t. The witty banter between Sherlock and Watson is perfect, but I love how she keeps him in line, even though he pretends like he’s the boss. My favorite thing about Sherlock would have to be his attitude—everyone else is wrong; he is a genius. I respect that. 🙂 However, perhaps if he got himself a new attitude, then he’d be back at the NYPD.

On tonight’s episode, “The Red Team,” during his suspension from the NYPD, Sherlock investigates a hit-and-run accident involving a conspiracy theorist; Watson tries to make peace between Gregson and Sherlock.

To see if Watson can work her magic on Gregson, tune into CBS at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Elementary @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy, Person of Interest, Do No Harm, American Idol, Scandal, and Glee.

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