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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/26/14

Happy Memorial Day! Before I talk TV, I just want to remind everyone to remember those men and women who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces. Men and women in the military have a hard, often thankless job, and they and their families deserve to be remembered. As for TV, it’s a slow night tonight, but there’s some great, fun stuff on, so check out what we’re recommending.

Jenny’s Choice #1

amninjasmallAmerican Ninja Warrior is back, baby! I love this show. If you haven’t seen it, it’s the American version of a Japanese competition, where men and women across the country run an insane series of obstacle courses in both qualifying and final rounds before the national finals in Las Vegas for a chance to win a cash prize of $500,00 and the title “American Ninja Warrior.” The challenges are just seriously insane, and the contestants are amazing. This season, there will be school teachers, firemen, current and former members of the military, amateur sports enthusiasts, and even a few Olympic gold medalists competing for the chance to go to Vegas, where they face the hardest course yet: modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama in Japan. Just as a side note… There are additional episodes that will air on Esquire this season. (Last season, they were on G4.) On the next episode on NBC, they will show highlights from the Esquire episode, but I recommend watching those episodes as well. They will air the day after each NBC episode.

Tonight is a 2-part episode. The first is a one-hour special, “Countdown to American Ninja Warrior 2014,” where they count down the most exciting moments of the series. Then, on the 2-hour season premiere, “Venice Beach Qualifying,” competitors must tackle ten obstacles in the qualifying round including three brand new obstacles; the Slack Ladder, the Jumping Bars Into Cargo, and the Cannonball Alley. Olympian rower Susan Francia and luger Kate Hanson tackle the course along with Ninja veteran David Campbell.

See all the action tonight on NBC at 8/7c & 9/8c.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/5/14

Ahh, Monday. Welcome, my old…friend. I was sad to see the weekend go, because it consisted of a lot of relaxing, some TV watching, and spending time with the family, all of which were great. So I hate that the work/school week is starting up again today, but I’m happy, too, since it means some great TV. Check out what we’re recommending tonight. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

castle55smallLast week’s Castle certainly got mixed reviews from the critics. Some thought it was boring—a filler episode that made Castle look kind of stupid for concentrating so hard on the Scrabble game and not on being intimate with Beckett. Personally, I enjoyed it. The case was…okay. Nothing spectacular about it, but there were some interesting aspects. I liked recovering the video to show what happened in the past. But to me, probably my favorite part was the end, when Beckett proposed strip poker. They were both adorable.

Tonight’s episode should be HUGE, since we’re returning to the story line of Beckett’s mother’s murder. Will we get any resolution before next week’s finale? Will they bring Senator Bracken down? If they do, tonight’s the night to do it!

On tonight’s episode, “Veritas,” a secret investigation conducted by Beckett related to her mother’s murder goes awry when a man she has been surveilling is killed. When evidence links Beckett to the victim, she and Castle become the targets of a manhunt that puts both of them in grave danger.

Find out if Beckett and bring down her mother’s killer tonight on ABC at 10:01/9:01c.
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24 Season 8 DVD Giveaway! ***WINNERS ANNOUNCED***

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest! I’m really sorry I can’t give away a DVD to all of you! Congratulations to our three winners: David H., Dee, and Mark C.! Check your emails!
Besides Jack Bauer, which character appeared in the most seasons of 24?

The correct answer is: Chloe O’Brian!

Did you guess right? 🙂

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