If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/31/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice #1

younger331smallIt’s a busy night for me tonight, but one of the things I’m most excited about is the series premiere of Younger, on TV Land. This new romantic comedy stars Sutton Foster (Bunheads) as Liza, who goes back to work at age 40, only to find out she’s considered too old in her line of work, the competitive world of publishing. Her best friend Maggie (Debi Mazar, Entourage) convinces her to change her look and lie on her resume and pretend to be 26…and it works. Miriam Shor (GCB) plays Liza’s prickly boss Diana, while her new “friend” and coworker Kelsey is played by Hilary Duff. Meanwhile, Liza meets sexy tattoo artist Josh (played by Nico Tortorella, The Following) at a bar and tries to tell him how old she is, but…well, let’s just say that I wouldn’t be trying to hurry him out of my life either!

This seems like it’s going to be a good fit on TV Land. It’s not a show about teenagers. These are adults out in the real world, but the cast is still young and fun and the show looks like it’ll be a lot of fun. Sutton Foster is adorable, Debi Mazar is funny, Hilary Duff’s character seems great (from the previews I’ve seen), and eye candy Nico Tortorella sure won’t make it hard to watch. *laugh*

On tonight’s first episode, “Pilot,” a 40-year-old, single mother changes her look to get her dream job, but after passing for a woman in her mid-twenties, she must find a way to keep up the ruse. Then on “Liza Sows Her Oates,” Liza must make an aging writer’s work appealing to a younger audience; Liza goes on a great date with Josh but wants to look for a more age-appropriate partner.

Check out the 1-hour series premiere tonight on TV Land at 10/9c.
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Kyle’s Choice

weirdloners331smallTonight, Fox kicks off the new comedy Weird Loners, which centers around the newly formed friendship between four thirty-something single folks who each has his or her own quirks and reasons for still being alone: Caryn Goldfarb (Becki Newton, Ugly Betty), a 37-year-old dental hygienist, is a hopeless romantic who always seems to go after the bad guys; Stosh Lewandoski (Zachary Knighton, Happy Endings) is a 36-year-old divorced dental products sales rep who’s a bit of a womanizer and a sex addict; his oddball 34-year-old-cousin Eric (Nate Torrence, Super Fun Night) has never really grown up and still lives with his father; and 33-year-old free-spirited artist Zara Sandu (Meera Rohit Kumbhani) seems to drop guys on a whim, no matter how passionate the relationship.

I enjoyed tonight’s premiere, which primarily establishes the premise, characters, and relationships of the show. This is a really fun cast that I’ve enjoyed in several other shows, and this newly formed foursome has great chemistry right from the start. This series looks like it will be a lot of fun — I was laughing out loud by the end of tonight’s premiere.

Meet the foursome in this new comedy tonight on FOX at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Dovekeepers, Fresh Off the Boat, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Forever, Undateable, One Big Happy, New Girl, The Flash, iZombie, Younger, Justified, Cougar Town, Face Off, and Finding Carter.

Jenny’s Choice #2

cougartown331smallAfter two seasons, Cougar Town moved from ABC to TBS, where it was given new life for four season. That life comes to an end tonight when the series ends after six seasons. We’ve seen Travis grow up and become a man, falling in love with Laurie and having a baby. Jules fell in love with the neighbor she found piggish and annoying, and she and Grayson (who we found out had a daughter from a previous one-night stand) got married in a great little beach wedding — and now her father, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, is living with them. Andy became mayor and was then fired and now he stays at home to take care of Stan when he isn’t at school while Ellie is back to work as an attorney. Bobby took a job at a big golf course in Georgia and is living his dream of playing golf. And Tom… Well, Tom is still the creepy neighbor who snoops through their houses, has dolls of each of them that he acts things out with, and hangs out in the window of Jules and Grayson’s house, but the gang has gone from seeming to barely tolerating him to including him more and more often, even going so far as to help him get a date with a woman he was interested in. And we can’t forget the wine “glasses” Jules has gone through!

It’s been a great six seasons, full of laughs and tears — along with a LOT of wine — and I’m going to be sad when it isn’t gracing my screen anymore. Hopefully we’ll see more of Courteney Cox, Josh Hopkins, Christa Miller (& husband Bill Lawrence!), Busy Philipps, Ian Gomez, Dan Byrd, Brian Van Holt, and Bob Clendenin.

On tonight’s series finale, “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” Grayson is determined to prevent Jules from running her birthday, but will it be possible when everyone has major changes in their lives?

Find out what changes are happening and see the end of the series tonight on TBS at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing 19 Kids & Counting, Hell’s Kitchen, NCIS, Repeat After Me, iZombie, Married at First Sight, Undateable, One Big Happy, Weird Loners, 7 Little Johnstons, Chopped, Forever, & Find My First Love.

Megan’s Choice

agentsofshield331smallMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been having a pretty intense run of episodes since it returned from hiatus, and it has had us all on the edge of our seats. Skye has always been a favorite of mine, and watching her deal with her new powers, as well as their repercussions, has been an interesting story line to say the least. Last episode, Skye was moved to a safe house so she couldn’t hurt anyone with her powers until she learned to control them. We also watched as Ward hooked up with Agent 33, and they sneaked into Talbot’s airbase to kidnap Bakshi. They planned on making him compliant to their will. Finally, there was a whole lot of drama with the “new shield” group because Bobbi brought Hunter to meet the team she’s been actually working for, but he is appalled that once again she’s been lying to him, so he refuses to work with them and escapes their grasps. This episode wasn’t as exciting as the others, but it held some crucial moments to set up future episodes. I’m hoping that once people know that Fury is alive, Coulson can get back to do what he does best and that this so-called new Shield will be disbanded like they deserve. What about you? Where do your loyalties lie?

On tonight’s episode, “One Door Closes,” war comes to Coulson’s doorstep in a way he never anticipated as shocking revelations are brought to light, and Skye struggles to control her new abilities but will soon make a decision that irrevocably changes her life.

To see how Skye and Coulson fare, tune in to ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Hell’s Kitchen, Chopped, Fresh Off the Boat, The Flash, NCIS, The Dovekeepers, Weird Loners, Finding Carter, and Gangland Undercover.

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