If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/11/14

It’s been a couple of days filled with sickness in my house, but I’m hoping it’s over now. One thing is for sure: I’m going to spend tonight on my couch with a blanket watching some good TV. Let’s see what we’re recommending to keep us all happy.

Megan’s Choice

sytycd2014smallWe’re a couple of weeks into this season of So You Think You Can Dance, and what a season it’s been so far. I loved having a dancer with the caliber of Fabrice Calmels on as a judge, because he brought a level of ballet expertise to the panel. However, as usual, Christina Applegate’s guest judge appearance was fabulous. She just lights up the screen, and the way she is moved by the dancers is phenomenal. Last week’s episode had me in tears again, so if that’s how this season continues to go, Kleenex is going to have a lot of sales world-wide.

On tonight’s episode, “Auditions #3,” the search for “America’s Favorite Dancer” heads to Los Angeles and Philadelphia.

To see how the dancers move us tonight, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The 100, Growing Up Fisher, Restaurant: Impossible, Graceland, Suits, and American Pickers.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice #1

motive2014asmallI’ve really been enjoying Motive again this season. Not only do we have the same great storytelling, but there’s the added tension of the new boss, an ex-flame of Det. Flynn’s. We found out last week that when they had their relationship, he was married, and she didn’t know at the time. No wonder things are tense between them. It seems a little like he wants to pick up their relationship where they left off — or at least he’s acknowledging that there’s still chemistry there — but she’s obviously hesitant. I like the chemistry and tension, but darnit, I’m a total Flynn/Vega shipper. I don’t need Flynn & Vega together (yet), but I don’t want to see her get back with Cross, either… Also, what’s up with Det. Lucas and Officer Wendy Sung? It’s well-known that he’s taken (wife? girlfriend? My mind is blank…), but there’s clearly chemistry there. She has feelings for him, I think, and he seems to be enjoying the flirtation — although he’s so naïve & innocent that he might not realize it’s more on her end than professional interest! LOL

On tonight’s episode, “Deception,” a case hits close to home for the Homicide team and Dr. Betty Rogers when the victim is one of their own. As they work through the investigation, Sergeant Cross blurs the line between professional and personal, which doesn’t sit well with Detective Flynn. Corbin Bernsen (Psych, L.A. Law) guest stars.

Find out how the case hits home tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

Kyle’s Choice

growingupfisher611smallTonight, NBC is finally airing the last 2 episodes of Growing Up Fisher — better late than never! I thought the series had a fun, unique premise, and it’s a shame that it didn’t seem to resonate with the Nielsen viewers. I really enjoyed the characters and the talented cast. Why can’t Jenna Elfman catch a break?! She’s had some really entertaining shows that all got pulled after a single season. While I was definitely more upset about the loss of many of the other canceled new comedies, I will still miss this one, and I hope to see the cast back on my TV soon!

On tonight’s first episode, “Madi About You,” Joyce’s sister unexpectedly arrives, impacting the Fisher family and frustrating Mel. Meanwhile, Runyen convinces Henry that he’s spending too much time with Jenny. Then, in “Growing Up Fairbanks,” Mel and Joyce take the children on a family vacation just as their divorce is about to become official. Henry’s crush tags along on the getaway, which prompts him to try to overcome his fear of horses.

See how the series ends tonight on NBC at 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The 100, Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, Suits, and Graceland.

Jenny’s Choice #2

Jennifer Falls..Ep 103..Scene 65.Last week was the premiere of Jennifer Falls on TV Land. The show is based on Jennifer Doyle, who starts off the series as a bigwig professional, but is immediately let go because of anger issues that make her clients and coworkers fear her. At first, I didn’t like her at all. She seemed very self-absorbed and kind of like a raging…witch, but by the end, I liked her a lot more. Her mother, while well-meaning, is very self-absorbed, too, not even realizing it wasn’t her daughter in a childhood picture and not listening when Jennifer said she didn’t want a party and when Jennifer said she didn’t want her mother to be her therapist. Jennifer’s brother seems to be a spineless wimp who bows to his overbearing and (falsely?) sweet wife. I can’t tell if Stephanie (the sister-in-law) is actually that sugary sweet or just condescending… Right now, I’m leaning toward condescending, but…we’ll see! My only question at this point is Dina, Jennifer’s old friend. It sounded like she’s straight, but WHY is she on a lesbian softball team? LOL And finally, there’s Jennifer’s new love interest… Ethan (played by Tommy Dewey) is cute, seems to be a single father, and flirted a lot with Jennifer at her brother’s sports bar, where she got a job. He was a guest star, so I have no idea if he’ll be back, but I’ve certainly got my fingers crossed!

On tonight’s episode, “Health Club,” a trip to her old health club gives Jennifer a chance to relive her high-class life. But that gets her in trouble when she ditches Dina for some rich friends from her past. Neil Barton, Christina Moore, & Andrea Parker guest star.

To see if Jennifer lets herself and Dina down, tune in to TV Land at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing So You Think You Can Dance, Graceland, & Hot in Cleveland.

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