If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/1/14

Tomorrow, my kids head back to school, and I’m super excited about it because it also means that the new TV season is just around the corner. Don’t get me wrong… Summer has brought us lots of entertainment, but I am beyond ready for the new season of my favorite shows. Aren’t you? Let’s see what we’re recommending tonight to keep us entertained while I eagerly await the new fall season.

Megan’s Choice

runningwildsmallI have been really loving this season of Running Wild with Bear Grylls because the celebrities are super amusing in the wild. My favorite episode was actually the one with Channing Tatum, and it wasn’t because of his incredible sexy good looks, but because of his amusing attitude through the whole episode. The scene eating the snake was disgusting but very funny, and I have a newfound respect for Channing. Perhaps that’s what is the most intriguing about this show, the ability to see celebrities in a new light.

On tonight’s episode, “Tamron Hall,” world-renowned survivalist Bear Grylls spends two days in the remote Utah desert with Tamron Hall (The Today Show), getting to know the depths of her personal tragedies and triumphs of her life, while challenging her along the way. Hall makes small talk with an unlikely friend in the wild and later struggles when she finds him on her dinner plate.

To see how Tamron does, tune in to NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching MasterChef, Hotel Hell, American Ninja Warrior, Teen Wolf, The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, and Houdini.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

partners91smallI’m still really enjoying Partners, and I’m sad that tonight’s the season finale. Last week, vanity was the theme of the first episode. Allen wanted to hang up a huge — ridiculously huge — portrait of himself, and even though Marcus didn’t want it in the office, Allen hung it up anyway. For the case, an old friend of Allen’s came in, claiming that the baby his wife had recently couldn’t have been theirs. He and his wife were good-looking — ridiculously so — and though we never saw the baby, everyone’s reaction showed us that the baby was…not. The guys went undercover to the fertility clinic the couple had used, hoping to figure out if a mistake had been made on the clinic’s part, and when he was snooping through the files, he figured out that the wife had had a BUNCH of plastic surgery (although why there was a fertility clinic and a plastic surgery clinic in the same building, I don’t know…) before she met her husband, and the baby looked exactly like her before her surgery. Then in the second episode, Allen took Marcus to his law-school reunion, only to learn that his former friends and classmates didn’t really like him as much as he thought. They thought he was pompous and a braggart. But they loved Marcus — even the big boss of a law firm, who Allen had been hoping to impress. When he was offered a job, Marcus turned it down because he and Allen were a partnership. It was sweet.

On tonight’s first episode, “Doug Day Afternoon,” when Marcus hires a former client and recently paroled ex-convict to work in the office, Allen suspects the once-criminal to have ulterior motives. Then on the season finale, “How to Get A Head in Advertising,” when Allen and Marcus decide to make a commercial for their practice, Allen’s inflated ego takes the helm and creates a disaster.

Learn what motives the former client might have and what disaster Allen’s inflated ego creates tonight on FX 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing MasterChef, American Ninja Warrior, Hotel Hell, & Eating America with Anthony Anderson.

Kyle’s Choice

tusbtbssmallTonight, Lifetime is taking us back to the 80s/90s with The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story. This brand new made-for-TV movie takes a look at all of the behind-the-scenes drama that occurred on the set of the classic series Saved by the Bell. While I wouldn’t say I am a die-hard fan of the show — I probably wouldn’t even give it a second look if I came across an episode while flipping through the channels these days. However, I did watch it religiously when the series aired, right from the beginning when it premiered as Good Morning, Miss Bliss on the Disney Channel. (And I even watched the horrible The College Years follow-up series!)

Now that the original actors have gone on to do many other things, it will be fun and interesting to revisit their roots and learn about some of the things that went on backstage that I never knew were occurring at the time. The cast they’ve assembled for this drama look quite a bit like the original actors (they even used the same casting director from the original series), so that should add to the nostalgic fun of this telefilm.

See what went on behind the scenes of a fan favorite tonight on Lifetime at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Under the Dome, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, MasterChef, Hotel Hell, Houdini, and Teen Wolf.

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