If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/15/15

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

lacheysbarsmallI’m a big fan of brothers Nick and Drew Lachey. I’ve been a fan of Nick’s for a while, and Drew was my favorite on his season of Dancing with the Stars. So when I learned that they were starring in a new docu-reality show, I knew I was there. The show follows Nick and Drew as they fulfill a lifelong dream of opening a bar in their hometown of Cincinnati. Together, they’ll get involved with everything, from the ground up, including learning about running a business. Drew and his wife Lea live in Cincinnati full time with their kids, while Nick and his wife Vanessa split their time between Cincinnati and LA and, at the time of filming, were about to welcome a new baby into their family. (Since then, they’ve had a baby girl.) So the show should be a lot of fun!

On tonight’s episode, “A Bar is Born!,” Nick returns to Cincinnati, where he and Drew are opening a bar together. They must quickly make several key decisions about the bar and decide to embark on a pub crawl as a means of research.

See the brothers on their home turf tonight on A&E at 10:30/9:30c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

impastorsmallTonight, TV Land kicks off its new comedy lineup of The Jim Gaffigan Show and Impastor, and I’m really excited for the latter. A few weeks ago, the network made the pilot of Impastor available for free on iTunes, Vudu, OnDemand, etc., and I have been anxiously waiting for the series to officially premiere ever since. The series finds slacker Buddy Dubbs (Michael Rosenbaum) on the run from some goons trying to collect the money he owes to a loan shark. He’s in a jam when an opportunity presents itself: He assumes the identity of the gay minister who had just been hired sight-unseen as the new pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church in a small town of Ladner. Rounding out the cast of characters are the pastor’s assistant Dora Winston (Sara Rue), church secretary Russell Kerry (Mike Kosinski), church treasurer Alexa Cummings (Mircea Monroe, Hart of Dixie), church president Alden Schmidt (David Rasche), and Buddy’s girlfriend Leeane (Aimee Garcia, Dexter).

I’m not sure what to expect the show to be like week to week, but I thoroughly enjoyed tonight’s pilot. It sets up a fun premise, interesting characters, and has some really funny moments. Plus, it has an amazing cast — Rosenbaum is often remembered for his role on Smallville but has also done a lot of great comedic work; Sara Rue is just as delightful as she was on Less Than Perfect; and I’ve been a fan of David Rasche ever since Sledge Hammer! in the 1980s. This series is like a funnier version of Cinemax’s Banshee, if you replaced the action/nudity with comedy. I’m really looking forward to seeing more of this show and highly recommend checking out tonight’s premiere.

If, like me, your cable company doesn’t carry TV Land in HD, fret not, as it looks like the series will also be airing on Nickelodeon, similar to what the network did with Younger. So set that season pass accordingly and get ready for some laughs!

On tonight’s episode, “Genesis,” Buddy Dobbs, a lowlife on the run from his gambling debts, gets a second chance at life when he cons a small-town Lutheran community into believing he’s their new gay pastor.

See if this new comedy’s for you tonight on TV Land at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, MasterChef, Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Flipping Out, Suits, Mr. Robot, and Deutschland 83.


Jenny’s Choice #2

wahlburgers2015smallAnother favorite show of mine about brothers is returning tonight. I’ve loved Wahlburgers from the first episode. There’s something about seeing a completely new side of one of my favorite actors/performers, and the love Donnie has for his family — and that they have for him — is great. Paul is a sweetheart, and mom Alva is hysterical and so much fun to watch. I can’t wait to see what happens this season with this fantastic family.

On tonight’s episode, “License to Grill,” Paul takes a trip with his kids to visit Mark, Rhea, and the kids in LA. A simple family BBQ turns into a battle of Wahlberg clans during a game of touch football. Mark utilizes his home field advantage to torment Paul. Meanwhile, back in Hingham, Kari discovers that Alma once lived with Mark in Los Angeles. She finally gets Alma to tell her about her life in Hollywood.

To hear about Alma’s life in Hollywood, tune in to A&E at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing MasterChef, Melissa & Joey, Mystery Diners, Donnie Loves Jenny, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Mr. Robot, Impastor, & The Exes.

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