If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/25/13

I’m back! It’s been a few days of insanity. From my daughter’s 8th birthday party, to taking my 11-year-old stepdaughter to get her knee operated on, it’s been craziness. Her surgery went well, but it’s going to be a while before she’s busting any moves again. While she’s taking it easy, let’s see what you should be watching.

Megan’s Choice

sytycdlogosmallSo You Think You Can Dance is off to a good start this season, and I’m really loving having Twitch on the judging panel. It’s such a refreshing change. I am also really pleased with Mia Michaels being back, because she is by far one of my favorite choreographers. Last week, we were introduced to the top 20, and I’m happy with the diverse group they’ve put together this season.

On tonight’s episode, “Top 20 Perform,” the top 20 finalists partner up and strut their stuff on the dance floor.

To check out these wicked dancers and see if you can pick a favorite, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Perception and Pretty Little Liars.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

rizzoliisles625smallMy favorite summer show the last few years has probably been Rizzoli & Isles, which is why I’m extra excited today…because tonight is the season premiere. Last season was filled with some some big story lines. Maura had found her birth mother and half sister, who needed a kidney. Hope, Maura’s birth mother, asked her to donate, but she’d hurt Maura by calling her a liar when Maura first told her who she was, so Maura refused. In the finale, Maura agreed to donate, but said it would be anonymous because her half sister didn’t like her and would refuse to accept it from Maura. Tommy had a baby (TJ), and Angela was loving being a grandmother (once she got past the shock and the worry that the baby was actually her ex-husband’s). Then Tommy, TJ, and Frost were trapped in the parking garage when a building collapsed. They all made it out safely, though.

And finally, on the Jane front… Casey was back in the finale. He was determined to have a surgery that could potentially make him able to walk again better than he was able to get along now, but it was going to be insanely risky, possibly leading to him being fully paralyzed, and Jane didn’t want him to do it because of that. He said it wasn’t because of the crutches or meds, but because the way he was now meant he couldn’t feel her, couldn’t make love to her, couldn’t have children, etc etc. It was right after that that Frankie called her about the building collapse, and she had to run out, unable to wait for Casey, who would be slow getting to the scene. It was a really poignant moment. When everyone had been rescued, she turned and saw him waiting for her, and she kind of understood at that point why he was going to have the surgery.

I’ve seen the season premiere already, and it’s fantastic. Everything that could be up in the air at the end of last season, we learn about tonight. I’m so excited the show’s back and can’t wait to see more.

On tonight’s episode, “We are Family,” a community parade turns deadly in a case that brings family tensions and politics to the forefront. Maura, who is dealing with her own family issues, is not quite herself. And a surprise visit from Lt. Col. Casey Jones (guest star Chris Vance) reveals some shocking news.

See how Maura’s getting along and find out Casey’s news tonight on TNT at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Got Talent, Counting Cars, Total Blackout, Chopped, & Exit.

Kyle’s Choice

perception625smallTonight, Perception returns to TNT for its second season. Dr. Daniel Pierce is a paranoid schizophrenic neuroscience professor who was recruited by a former student to assist the FBI with their cases. He struggles with hallucinations and conspiracy theories, but he is able to provide a unique outlook that helps solve cases. In the first season finale, Daniel met a psychiatrist named Caroline who looked just like his first love Natalie. Daniel discovered that she actually was Natalie—the two had had a brief meeting years earlier, but the relationship that followed had just been in his head. In the end, Caroline told Daniel she could treat him, but that she would like to be friends.

I’m looking forward to another season of interesting cases of the week mixed in with the interpersonal drama, exploring Daniel’s relationships with his assistant Max and Agent Moretti. It will be interesting to see if Caroline and Daniel start on a relationship like the imaginary one he had with Natalie, or if they just remain friends.

On tonight’s episode, “Ch-Ch-Changes,” Pierce is assigned to determine the mental competency of a man slated to be retried for murder. Unexpected and stunning developments soon mark the trial, which is prosecuted by Moretti’s soon-to-be ex-husband.

Find out if Pierce is just as good and just as…nutty…tonight on TNT at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Chopped, Rizzoli & Isles, and Exit.

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