If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/1/15

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!

Kyle’s Choice

unreal61smallTonight, Lifetime premieres its new scripted series UnREAL, which follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious Bachelor-like reality show called Everlasting, where a group of woman compete to win the heart of handsome, rich Brit Adam Cromwell (Freddie Stroma, Pitch Perfect). The series stars Shiri Appleby (Roswell, Life Unexpected) as Rachel Goldberg, a young producer who had a meltdown the prior season, but her amazing ability to manipulate the contestants has series creator Chet (Craig Bierko, Cinderella Man) welcoming her back. And to make things more awkward for her, Rachel’s ex, Jeremy (Josh Kelly, One Life to Live), is a cameraman for the show, and his new fiancée is on-set makeup artist Lizzie (Siobhan Williams, Black Box). The executive producer of Everlasting, Quinn King (Constance Zimmer, Entourage), is ruthless and demands that her staff does anything and everything to create drama, make the contestants fill their assigned character roles and build the show’s narrative.

I’ve seen the first three episodes, and I would have watched more had they been available — I was instantly fascinated, entertained, and completely sucked in. I have never seen an episode of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, but I’ve seen enough reality TV to be able to really relate to what’s going on. UnREAL is a very dark, shocking series — it is absolutely despicable some of the things these producers do to manipulate the contestants and build the desired narrative! The show will have you questioning just how real the drama is on your favorite “reality” shows and wondering what is really going on just outside of the camera’s view. I highly recommend checking this show out tonight.

On tonight’s premiere, “Return,” a producer, Rachel Goldberg, works to manipulate relationships on a dating show in order to film outrageous footage as the series begins.

Don’t miss the fun premiere tonight on Lifetime at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Whispers, The Island, Turn, and Devious Maids.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

sytycd2015smallTonight is the season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance, which is a good indication of the beginning of the summer television season. This season is going to be a little different for the show because it’s going to be stage dancers vs street dancers — teams competing against each other. We also get to have two new judges, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo, which should make the show interesting. Paula has always been a little loopy, so I’m sure she’ll amuse us one way or another, and Jason is sexy as well as talented, so that will be a fun addition as well. I’m very interested to see how the dynamics of the show change with the new format as well as the judges learning to get along with the new additions.

On tonight’s episode, “Auditions No.1 : Memphis and Dallas,” hopefuls in Memphis and Dallas audition for the judges; interview with first lady Michelle Obama.

To see how the audition process plays out, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching American Ninja Warrior and The Whispers.

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