If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/29/14

It’s a big night for TV, which is good because that’s the perfect way to wrap up the weekend. So do what I plan to do: Grab your family, friends, pets, or just curl up on the couch with a blanket and the remote and relax while you check out the shows we’re recommending.

Jenny’s Choice #1

recklesssmallMy first pick tonight is the series premiere of Reckless. The show is set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart. It stars Anna Wood, Cam Gigandet (who looks SO HOT in this, it pretty much renders me stupid), Shawn Hatosy, Adam Rodriguez, Georgina Haig, Kim Wayans, Gregory Harrison, and Michael Gladis.

I’ve seen the first couple of episodes, and I just gotta say it’s really great. It’s hot, sexy, frustrating, and more, with lots of twists that you don’t see coming. I’ve been waiting over a month for it to finally air, so I’m excited to see the first two episodes again so I can start with the new ones!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” when defense attorney Jamie Sawyer is hired by disgraced cop Lee Anne Marcus in the wake of a sex scandal involving the local police department, she finds herself facing off against Roy Rayder, the newly appointed City Attorney.

See if you can survive the heat tonight on CBS at 9/8c.
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Megan’s Choice

trueblood629smallWhile I don’t know about True Blood being relaxing, it’s definitely deliciously dramatic television. Last week, we were led to believe that Tara died protecting her mother from the HepV infected vamp. I won’t believe it fully until we see the death flashback happen. All the vampire drama in Bon Temps was being blamed on Sookie by everyone, including Alcide thinking horrible thoughts about her vampire whore ways. I can’t blame them, because let’s face it… That girl is a magnet for trouble. Alcide and Sookie made up with some seriously hot sex, and I’m once again thankful that Alcide is on the show. Eric is still MIA, and I am missing my Eric fix. While last season was a disaster, I’m really hoping that they can pull their stuff together for the last season because the fans deserve that.

On tonight’s episode, “I Found You,” a trio of hostages taken in the Bellefleur’s attack looks to a familiar face as a possible liberator from the H-vamps. Sookie and Jason visit the neighboring town of Saint Alice, where a young woman’s diary offers clues to the potential fate of Bon Temps. Spurned by Lafayette, a desperate Lettie Mae turns to Willa to channel her family past. Vince whips his fellow vigilantes into a dangerous frenzy. Pam’s search for her maker leads her to a very familiar place.

To see how the town handles the growing epidemic, tune in to HBO at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Big Brother, Wipeout, Reckless, Unforgettable, Rising Star, Guy’s Grocery Games, Food Network Star, Cutthroat Kitchen, Wahlburgers, and The Leftovers.

Jenny’s Choice #2

unforgettable629smallMy second pick is the season premiere of Unforgettable. I’m so excited about this one. Last season, we definitely got some flirting between Carrie and Al, some *almost* moments, where I truly thought they’d finally kiss, but they didn’t. I’m hoping we’ll get to that point quickly this season, as I’d love to see them move forward in their relationship. I love how the team has come together. I wasn’t sure, when it came back and Carrie and Al had moved to a new team and new office. But it’s worked out great, I think.

On tonight’s episode, “New Hundred,” the Secret Service enlists Carrie and Al’s help when a murder investigation leads them to uncover a counterfeiting ring run by an assassin. Boris Kodjoe guest stars as Secret Service Agent Simms.

To see if Carrie & Al can catch the bad guys, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

Kyle’s Choice

theleftovers629smallTonight on HBO is the premiere of the new dramatic series The Leftovers, from executive producer Damon Lindeloff (Lost, Bates Motel). The series is adapted from the bestselling novel by Tom Perrotta, which poses the question of what happens to those who are left behind during the Rapture. How does the remaining 98% of the world’s population deal with the fact that some of their own friends and family members have suddenly and inexplicably vanished? And how do they reconcile that they weren’t deemed good enough to be saved? One of those trying to make sense of it all is suburban New York Police Chief (and father of two) Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux). The cast also includes Liv Tyler, Michael Gaston (The Mentalist), Amy Brenneman (Private Practice), Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who), Annie Q. (Are We There Yet?), Chris Zylka (The Secret Circle), and Charlie Carver (Teen Wolf).

There have been quite a few of these supernatural-occurrence type dramas lately, with The Returned and Resurrection. However, in this case, the series does not seem concerned with explaining why the event occurred, or exploring the return of the vanished 2%. It sounds like a really interesting premise, and I’m looking forward to checking out tonight’s premiere. I just hope if the series runs for a long time, it gets a better resolution than Lost did!

On tonight’s 75-minute premiere episode, “Pilot,” with the third anniversary of the “Departure” coming, a police chief deals with personal and professional struggles.

See how the chief (& the others left behind) deal with their struggles tonight on HBO at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Reckless, Guy’s Grocery Games, Food Network Star, The Last Ship, Falling Skies, Halt and Catch Fire, Devious Maids, The Musketeers, Frankenfood, True Blood, Nurse Jackie, and Penny Dreadful.

Jenny’s Choice #3

wahlburgers629smallMegan & I both loved the first season of Wahlburgers. We both love Donnie, so seeing more of him is never a bad thing. I also loved getting to know Paul, the chef brother, whom I’d seen on a few episodes of Rachael Ray’s talk show. Seeing the dynamic between him and their mother and him, Donnie, and Mark was cute. So my first pick tonight has to be the Wahlburgers 4th of July Special. We get to meet another brother and see a couple of members of New Kids on the Block, which I couldn’t be more excited about!

On tonight’s special, it’s summertime in Boston, and the Wahlbergs are kicking it off with their annual family reunion. It’s also Patriots’ Day, and brother Jim is in town to run the Boston Marathon. The whole family is eager to rally around and show their support for Jim as well as for a couple of Donnie’s New Kids on the Block band members who are also running the race.

Check in with the Wahlberg family tonight on A&E at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, Brother vs Brother, Food Network Star, Last Comic Standing, The Last Ship, The Musketeers, Reckless, Cutthroat Kitchen, Frankenfood, & Penny Dreadful.

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