If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/11/13

Well, we survived Monday. It was a great night of TV, with the season premiere of Major Crimes and series premiere of King & Maxwell. I loved both. What about you? As for tonight, besides basketball, it’s the season premiere of Pretty Little Liars as well as some other great episodes. So Kyle & I are here to recommend two shows for you. 😉

Jenny’s Choice

americasgottalent2013smallLast week’s premiere of America’s Got Talent was great. I love this group of judges—Heidi Klum & Mel B were a great fit with Howard & Howie—and I loved that we saw more good acts than bad. Sure, we saw ridiculous, stupid, completely crazy acts, but for the most part, they were a lot of fun. The ten-year-old girl that sounded like the most seasoned veteran. The Southern redneck that you thought might sound like a crazy man that ended up being smooth, soulful country. Catapult, which is similar to several groups we’ve seen in the past but was still a lot of fun to watch. The dance group Hype that were cuties and seemed flippant about having thought up the routine the night before (not sure I buy that…) but ended up being really fantastic. And one of my son’s favorite acts…the orchestra that performed the fun rendition of Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe.” The comedienne who hadn’t been working as a comic for years was really great. Her impersonations were spot-on. Finally, Special Head. What can you say but…“HOW DID HE DO THAT?!” It was crazy! It was a great episode, and I’m looking forward to tonight’s second round of auditions.

On tonight’s episode, “Episode 2,” the season continues as the new judging panel settles in just in time to see even more acts from audition session two. Unique talents present themselves.

See if the great auditions continue tonight on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing So You Think You Can Dance, Counting Cars, Total Blackout, Chopped, & Exit.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

twistedsmallTonight, ABC Family kicks off the new drama Twisted. When Danny Desai (Avan Jogia) was younger, he did something horrible that caused him to get locked up in a juvenile detention center. This event also caused a rift between his childhood best friends, Jo (Maddie Hasson) and Lacey (Kylie Bunbury). Now, 5 years later, Danny has been released and returns home to live with his mother (Denise Richards) and attend high school. He treis to reconnect with his former friends, but the students believe him to be a sociopath and give him the nickname Socio. When another tragic event occurs so shortly after his return, some suspect there may be some truth to the nickname.

While this show wasn’t really my thing, I think fans of Pretty Little Liars should check it out. It was smart of ABC Family to pair these two shows together, as they have a similar feel to them. Like PLL, Twisted also focuses on a dark central mystery—why did this high schooler do what he did in the past, and is he responsible for what is going on in the present? Tonight’s episode already aired a few months ago as a “series preview,” but tonight, it airs again as the series premieres in its regular timeslot.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” a teen who served time in a juvenile detention center returns home and reconnects with his close friends, but soon, he finds himself a suspect in a classmate’s death.

To see if this new series is up your alley, tune in to ABC Family at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Chopped, Total Blackout, Exit, Awkward, and Awkward. Aftershow. You’re Welcome.

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