If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/18/13

Is it the weekend yet?! It may be school vacation week here in Massachusetts, but that means nothing for me. I’m ready for this week to be over—with work and that horrible Boston Marathon disaster (fortunately, I was not personally impacted). To help you relax and start thinking about the weekend, we’ve got some suggestions on what to check out on TV tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

yourprettyfaceisgoingtohellsmallTonight at midnight, Adult Swim kicks off a new quarter-hour live-action series Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell. It is a workplace comedy set in Hell. Gary, an associate demon, wants to climb the underworld corporate ladder. However, he may just not be cut out for the job of capturing souls on Earth. On the other hand, his intern Claude will do whatever it takes to impress Satan. The series stars Matt Servitto (Banshee), Henry Zebrowski (Wolf of Wall Street), and Craig Rowin (Night of Too Many Stars).

If there’s something you can always count on from Adult Swim, it’s bizarre, humorous shows. I always find it amazing how much they manage to pack into each episode in only half the amount of time as a normal sitcom. I’m looking forward to checking out tonight’s premiere to see if this is a show I want to spend eternity with.

On tonight’s episode, “Welcome to Hell,” demon Gary and his intern, Claude, meet with a pro baseball player to convince him to thank the devil for his success on the field.

See how this hellish comedy begins tonight on Adult Swim (Comedy Central) at 11:59/10:59c. Learn where to find episodes online of Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching/recording Community, Parks and Recreation, Hannibal, Glee, Men at Work, The Graham Norton Show, and Nathan for You.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

menatwork418smallThis is the third week in a row I’m recommending Men at Work, but I just really enjoy this show. Seth Green’s appearance on last week’s episode was hysterical as a homeless man who was playing music in the subway to get money. He asked Milo to buy him one thing at the news stand, and Milo agreed, and then he just kept piling stuff up until the things he was asking for were ridiculous. When Milo finally put his foot down, offering to buy the man a sandwich & banana, the man got angry. The next time he saw him, Milo tried to apologize for whyever the guy was mad and gave him twenty dollars, but the man ordered him over and over to take it back, saying he didn’t want his money, until Milo relented and reached down to pick it up. Then the homeless man started shouting that the guy was trying to rob him. In the end, Milo came down and played his guitar and sang with him, earning lots of money for the guy, who crazily insisted that Milo keep coming back. Not only was that great, but Neal was funny as he tried to make his and Amy’s apartment more like his, which didn’t work very well, Tyler pretended to work at the local Circuit Center store when a hot girl thought he worked there. She was using him for his employee discount, really, but seeing Gibbs get him out of it was great.

This show continues to get better, and tonight’s episode is no exception. There are some HYSTERICAL scenes in tonight’s ep, and I highly enjoyed it, so I know you will, too.

On tonight’s episode, “The New Boss,” a new editor (guest star Peri Gilpin) is picked up at Full Steam Magazine, and the boys all do their best to impress. Gibbs’s game gets shaky, Neal experiences a colossal confidence boost, and Milo tries to get noticed. Meanwhile, Tyler tries to change up his dating style, and it doesn’t go quite as well as he’d like to think. J.K Simmons, Joel David Moore, and John Michael Higgins also guest star.

Laugh with me as I watch again tonight on TBS at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Men at Work @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Check Wanted with Anne Burrell.

Megan’s Choice

glee418smallGlee has been having a mediocre season in my opinion. However, last week’s episode touched on some sensitive issues involving guns at school and what we all do after graduation. Becky was scared about life and brought a gun to school. Sue took the blame. I get the sentiment, but I wish they had drawn out Becky’s storyline better because there was a lot of potential there. What I don’t like at all is the story line of Coach Beiste being in love with Will—because it makes her seem desperate. In the end, Will helps her set up an online dating account and she’s contacted by the old McKinley gym teacher, Ken.

The stories have been quite contrived lately, but last week’s music was poignant and Brittany had some incredibly moving moments.

On tonight’s episode, “Sweet Dreams,” when the glee club members learn that “Dreams” is the theme for Regionals, everyone has a different opinion of what they should sing. Rachel auditions for a Broadway revival of “Funny Girl.”

To see what dreams the kids have this week, tune in to FOX at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Glee @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching American Idol, Community, The Vampire Diaries, and Hannibal.

JJ’s Choice

community418smallI must say that this season of Community hasn’t really been working for me, but last week’s puppet episode was really amazing. Basically, the episode was based on everyone sitting around at the study room table, but the puppets enabled the story to take place outside the school. And because this episode was filmed out-of-order, Pierce was only heard and not seen, and I must say I loved it.

On tonight’s episode, “Intro to Knots,” Jeff organizes a lovely holiday gathering at his apartment, but Annie secretly invites Professor Cornwallis to get in his good graces, but when it turns out that Professor Cornwallis intends to give them a bad grade on their joint History paper, the atmosphere quickly deteriorates and the group takes decisive action.

See if they succeed on NBC at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Community @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching The Vampire Diaries, Glee, Parks and Recreation (two times!), and Project Runway.

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