If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/17/13

I hope everyone had a great weekend—and if applicable, I hope you spent time with the special dad in your life. Our Father’s Day was pretty good. I got to catch up on some much-needed sleep while Scott & Josh went to the movies to see Star Trek, and then we made ribs for dinner & played cards while they were cooking. Then after dinner, all of us played Uno for a few minutes and spent some time together as a family. So it was good. But the weekend’s over, which means work…but also some great new TV. So check out what we’re recommending tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

majorcrimes617smallI have to admit, until last week’s season premiere, I hadn’t seen a single episode of Major Crimes. I loved The Closer, but I hated the story line with Brenda at the end—against the one “big bad” and then the story about going after her in court…so I quit watching before the show ended. I wasn’t a big fan of Captain Raydor whenever she showed up. But…I’m missing shows like that right now, where there’s more drama & cop stuff than humor (even though I love those shows, like Castle, Bones, & Rizzoli & Isles when it starts up again), so I decided to try it out, figuring the season premiere was a good place to start. I had kind of been keeping up with the show because of the recaps/reviews Lindsay writes on here, so I wasn’t completely lost. I knew about Rusty and about him living with Captain Raydor. So I had some ideas going in. But I was more than pleasantly surprised when it really felt a lot like The Closer always did. The team was strong, there was a bit of humor, and the story was strong. So I can’t wait to continue watching in the hopes that I continue to enjoy.

On tonight’s episode, “False Pretenses,” a complex murder-suicide case has the department reeling. Meanwhile, when Rusty receives a mysterious and threatening letter, Emma demands that he be relocated. Torn between her desire to protect Rusty and professional duty to the case, Raydor is forced to seriously consider Emma’s request.

See if Raydor gives in or fights to keep him with her tonight on TNT at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Defiance, The Glades, Longmire, Warehouse 13, Diners, Drive-in & Dives, & King & Maxwell.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

kingmaxwell617smallLast week, TNT kicked off the new series King & Maxwell, which follows private detectives Shawn King and Michelle Maxwell. I thought the premise sounded really great, and there were some fun moments and chemistry between the two lead characters. I really enjoyed how the pair was introduced, as you see them forgetting the words to the Miranda Rights—and then realize, along with the perp, that these two are not actually cops.

This is a show that I really want to enjoy—I liked Jon Tenney on The Closer and Rebecca Romijn on pretty much everything I’ve seen her in. However, other than that, I didn’t find the series all that original or unique—there are so many of these “will they/won’t they” detective shows on TV these days. The pilot left me interested, but a bit underwhelmed, so I’m looking forward to checking out tonight’s episode to see if the series finds a way to stand out among the Castles, Boneses, and many other similar shows. The series has promise, and I hope it succeeds—I would like to see less cliches and more interesting cases for these two.

On tonight’s episode, “Second Chances,” an assassination attempt is made on a visiting diplomat. When Michelle falls under suspicion for the crime, Sean serves as her lawyer to prove her innocence. Along the way, the duo digs up a possible high-level cover-up.

Watch Sean get Michelle out from under the law’s thumb tonight on TNT at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Goodwin Games, Switched at Birth, Major Crimes, The Glades, Defiance, Warehouse 13, and Teen Wolf.

JJ’s Choice

warehouse13617smallSomething hasn’t clicked for me this second half of the season for Warehouse 13. I’m missing an overarching story that we’re heading toward, especially with the fact that we only have a limited number of episodes to go. But given that we only have that many episodes to go, I will stick with the show anyway, partly because of the joy the show has given me and hoping that the final short season will be awesome (and that Pete and Myka do end up together…). Last week’s episode, we got to meet Steve’s ex and watch Claudia rock out with The Runaway’s Cherie Currie, so that was cool.

On tonight’s episode, “What Matters Most,” when residents of a posh gated community start getting affected by a mysterious, versatile artifact, Myka and Pete go undercover in the suburbs, while Claudia & Artie must help a young savant. Polly Walker, cynthia Watros, Kelly Hu, Chris Ellis, & Josh Blaylock guest star.

To see how Pete & Myka are affected by their undercover work, tune in to Syfy at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Oh Sit!, The Goodwin Games, and Defiance.

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One Response to If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/17/13

  1. Tina says:

    Major Crimes is THE show to watch! It has taken The Closer cast to a whole new, and dare I say, better level. The cases are more complex, the cast, always in the background on TC, have each had their moments to shine in S1, and will continue to do so in S2!!
    Sharon Raydor has proven to be a leader that draws on the strength’s of each member of her squad to solve the crime, something we didn’t see in The Closer!
    This is must watch TV!!