If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/12/14

I’m thankful it’s Thursday… My in-laws are coming tomorrow, which is nice. I got lucky and really love my husband’s parents, so visits are always good. But that means tonight, in between watching the great TV, I’ll be helping clean the place up. *laugh* To take my mind off THAT part of the visit, here’s what we’re recommending for tonight.

Jenny’s Choice

lastcomicstanding2014smallI have to say that I was wary of the new season of Last Comic Standing for several reasons. One, it had been so long since the show was last on, and I hadn’t loved it as much then as in its beginning. And two, while I loved her sitcom, I’m not a huge fan of Roseanne. Her laugh is pretty grating, and I wasn’t sure how well she’d do as a judge. But honestly, the judges (Russell Peters and Keenan Ivory Wayans in addition to Roseanne) have been great. There’s been a lot of constructive criticism and not just platitudes (which is always good to see, especially since American Idol especially has gotten to be nothing but platitudes, IMO), and they’ve been funny without taking over from the auditioning comics. We’ve heard some incredibly funny jokes already, and I can’t wait to hear more.

On tonight’s episode, “Semi Final Day 1,” in the first of two semi-final episodes, the top comics who made it through the invitationals are mentored by Wanda Sykes and Amy Shumer (Inside Amy Schumer) before performing in front of their largest audience yet.

See how the comics do and who goes home tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, Hollywood Game Night, Chopped Canada, & Undateable.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

gangrelated612smallGang Related has quickly moved into a place of must-watch television for me with this summer season of television. The show has some great writing, and the cast works really well together. I find it interesting to see things from the other side, with the gang putting a member of their inner circle undercover on the police force. Although I do find it hard to watch Ryan struggle with his loyalty to the family and his place as an officer, what really bothers me is how much the family is actually keeping from Ryan. That’s what bothers me — how much they hide from him while asking him to keep putting his life on the line for them. This show is only going into its fourth episode, and I’m hooked.

On tonight’s episode, “Perros,” the Gang Task Force busts a sex-trafficking ring; Ryan is faced with a difficult decision.

To see what decision is causing Ryan difficulty tonight, tune in to FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Chopped Canada, Hell’s Kitchen, and Hollywood Game Night.

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