If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/2/15

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

stitchers62smallI’m not a fan of a lot of shows on ABC Family, but their latest, Stitchers, is definitely on the “must-watch” side. The show follows Kirsten (newcomer Emma Ishta), a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Working alongside Kirsten is Cameron (Kyle Harris, Carrie Diaries), a brilliant neuroscientist whose passion for the program is evident in his work. The secret program is headed by Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Eureka), a skilled veteran of covert operations, and includes Linus (Ritesh Rajan, upcoming Jungle Book), a socially immature bioelectrical engineer and communications technician. Kirsten’s roommate, Camille (Allison Scagliotti, Warehouse 13), a gifted computer science grad student, is also recruited to use her skills to assist Kirsten in her new role as a “stitcher.”

I’ve seen the first two episodes, and it’s really fantastic. Kirsten reminds me of Brennan on Bones, in that her sense of humor is…well…pretty much nonexistent. That in and of itself is funny. But it also makes the surrounding cast important, and thankfully, that’s not a problem. I adore Cameron (like, huge new TV crush), Linus is extremely funny, Camille is fun and interesting (and I absolutely love Allison Scagliotti), and Salli Richardson-Whitfield is great as Kirsten’s new boss.

On tonight’s episode, “A Stitch in Time,” a young woman with a talent for technology joins a covert agency to solve crimes and mysteries by entering the minds of recently deceased individuals.

Don’t miss the premiere tonight on ABC Family at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Got Talent, Chrisley Knows Best, Hell’s Kitchen, Junk Food Flip, The Little Couple, Chopped, Royal Pains, Your Family or Mine, & I Can Do That.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

icandothat62smallI really enjoyed last week’s premiere of I Can Do That. The series is hosted by the hilarious Marlon Wayans and finds six celebrities pairing up to put on spectacular performances that require skills they didn’t even know that had. Each week the audience votes on their favorite performance, and at the end of the season, a winner will be declared based on the total number of points. Last week, Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke and comedian Jeff Dye had to perform a Harlem Globetrotters routine, singer/actor Nicole Scherzinger and actor Alan Ritchson performed a gravity-defying AiRealistic routine, and singers Joe Jonas and Ciara worked with magicians Penn and Teller.

The series kind of reminds me of last year’s Sing Your Face Off, which I found to be really fun and entertaining. At the end of each episode, the contestants discover what they will have a week to master before their next performance in front of a live audience — and their reactions to the complexity and absurdity of some of these tasks is priceless! I like that the partners change up each week, so we’ll get to see some completely different dynamics. I’m really looking forward to tonight’s episode and the unusual and entertaining things that lie in store for these six performers over the rest of the season.

On tonight’s episode, “Jabbawockeez, Christian and Scooby, The Quiddlers,” the celebrities perform with hip-hop dance troupe Jabbawockeez, the physical comedy team the Quiddlers, and the performance duo Christian and Scooby.

Watch the celebrities do the seemingly impossible with only a week’s training tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, iZombie, Stitchers, Younger, Your Family or Mine, Chrisley Knows Best, and Royal Pains.

Megan’s Choice

hellskitchen2015smallHell’s Kitchen is getting to the final few episodes, and we’re finally starting to get a good idea of who could run Ramsay’s restaurant. After last week’s episode, I have to say that T isn’t a front runner in my mind but that Milly and Michelle are. Megan is a tricky one because while she’s a great chef, she’s horrible with people and explaining her dishes, so she’d be terrible at any press-related stuff for the restaurant. It was a hard week for the black jackets last week, as they had to take over the sous-chef position randomly throughout service. The only one who truly excelled at it was Milly. Nick was by far the worst, and he left the meat station in such a disarray that T couldn’t even figure out what had been done. In the end, it was Nick who got sent home after his dreadful performance on the meat station and because of his lack of leadership abilities.

On tonight’s episode, “4 Chefs Compete,” protein is off limits when the final four chefs compete in a vegetarian challenge. Later, they receive a surprise visit from friends and family before a dinner service that determines who’s going to the finale.

To see who makes it through to the finale, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Stitchers, Pretty Little Liars, Chopped, America’s Got Talent, I Can Do That, iZombie, and Younger.

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