If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/21/13

Tonight kicks off my weekend of video game-related activities. Taking over Boston this weekend is the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX East) Gaming convention, and tonight is Microsoft’s pre-con kick-off party. While I won’t be watching much TV for the next few days, I’ll be recording a bunch of stuff to catch up on on Sunday. So we’ve got some suggestions on what you should set your DVRs to record tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

nathanforyousmallA couple weeks ago, Comedy Central introduced a new faux-documentary comedy called Nathan for You. In the opening credits for the series, Nathan proudly announces that he has a degree from one of Canada’s top business schools, and he wants to put that knowledge to work for you. Each week, Nathan gives marketing advice to small business owners to help them turn their business around, and we see these schemes put it into practice.

The catch is that his marketing campaigns are some of the most unusual (and horrible) advice you could imagine. For example, last week, Nathan saw that all of the restaurants in the area only allowed customers to use their restrooms. So he had one diner advertise themselves as “Your Local Toilet,” allowing everyone to use their bathrooms. His marketing campaign also included video screens in the bathroom stalls that asked “Can you smell that delicious food?” and showed footage of chili being slowly dropped into bowls. Comedian Nathan Fielder is hilarious in his dead-pan delivery of these terrible marketing schemes.

On tonight’s episode, “Gas Station/Caricature Artist,” Nathan Fielder puts his degree in business and life experiences to use to help small businesses, devising the world’s greatest rebate program to help an independent gas station and trying to bring fame and fortune to a fledgling caricature artist.

See the outrageous funny tonight on Comedy Central at 10:30/9:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Nathan for You @ TV.com.

I’ll also be recording Grey’s Anatomy, Community, 1600 Penn, Glee, Archer, and Legit.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

greysanatomy321smallIt’s been a really busy year around Seattle Grace on Grey’s Anatomy—plane crash, divorces, pregnancies, law suits, money trouble, and of course, the revolving door of the on call room. 😉 It’s really amazing how they ever find time to treat patients with all that playtime, although I suppose one could say that playtime makes for more productive doctors??

Last week’s episode, we watched as Jackson struggled to find his footing in the new hospital setting. I thought it was sweet how much Richard was worried about him and how Catherine was touched by Richard’s caring. My eyes teared up a couple times during this episode, but the most was the moment at the end, when they decided to rename Seattle Grace to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. *tear* (Miss both Mark and Lexie).

On tonight’s episode, “Idle Hands,” more positive changes are made by the hospital’s new management; Meredith worries about her unborn baby; Alex decides to give Jo’s boyfriend a run for his money.

To see how Alex throws his hat in the ring, tune in to ABC at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Grey’s Anatomy @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching Glee, American Idol, Scandal, 1600 Penn, Community, and Swamp People.

JJ’s Choice

community321smallThis season of Community has been really struggling, hasn’t it? Some very funny episodes, but some weak ones, as well. Last week was “Advanced Documentary Filmmaking,” which I feel like we saw before and returned a very problematic Chang to us. Although, I must say I am not surprised that Chevy Chase decided to leave. He really hasn’t had anything to do this season so far.

On tonight’s episode, “Economics of Marine Biology,” the Dean sets his sights on a “whale” (wealthy potential student) and enlists Jeff, Britta, and Annie to help recruiting, which has Pierce left out. Meanwhile, Abed begins a new Greendale fraternity, while Troy and Shirley begin a physical education instruction class in which Shirley excels and Troy struggles.

Find out how our wonder boy handles this on NBC at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Community @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching American Idol, The Vampire Diaries, Glee, and Project Runway.

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