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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/25/14

I’m a little behind on TV, so I just watched TNT’s The Last Ship. Really a great premiere setting up what should be a fantastic series. There’s some more good stuff on tonight, including several premieres, so to help you narrow it down, check out our picks for the night.

Jenny’s Choice

taxibrooklyn625smallNBC’s latest cop drama, Taxi Brooklyn, stars Chyler Leigh, from Grey’s Anatomy. She plays hard-as-nails Det. Caitlyn “Cat” Sullivan, a woman hell-bent on finding her father’s killer. After she’s demoted to foot patrol for reckless driving, disobeying orders, and personality conflicts, she meets taxi driver Leo Romba (Jacky Ido). A highly skilled driver, Leo is a charming French African from Marseille. Realizing Leo lied on his immigration forms, Cat offers him a deal: In exchange for his driving skills and taxi, she will help Leo with his immigration problem. In order to stay out of prison and avoid deportation, Leo agrees to partner with Cat and quickly becomes her personal driver, consultant, and friend as they race through the streets of New York solving cases and trying to uncover the mystery behind her father’s murder. It also stars Ally Walker (Profiler, The Protector) & Jennifer Esposito (Blue Bloods).

I love the premise of this, and the preview looked really good. Plus, Chyler Leigh is adorable, and I love Ally Walker and Jennifer Esposito, so I’m excited about the cast. Just like I’ve been jonesing for a good action movie recently, since the regular season ended, I’ve missed a good cop show that isn’t quite as focused on relationships. Hopefully, this one will fill the void.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” when Det. Caitlyn Sullivan is demoted to foot patrol for her reckless driving and a propensity for disobeying orders, she is forced to make a deal with a former wheelman turned taxi driver named Leo to help her solve the murder of her father.

See how Det. Sullivan handles her demotion tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing So You Think You Can Dance, Young & Hungry, Mystery Girls, Restaurant Stakeout, Hot in Cleveland, Motive, & Jennifer Falls.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/8/13

Earlier this week, Megan and I were guest hosts on the latest TV Times Three Podcast. We had a lot of fun talking about some recent TV show episodes. The podcast should be posted either today or tomorrow, so look out for our tweets letting you know how to find our episode. Even though summer TV is starting to wind down, there’s still plenty of stuff to watch tonight, and we’ve got some recommendations on what to check out.

Kyle’s Choice

bigbrother2012smallThis season of Big Brother has been by far the worst, most despicable cast ever! While CBS probably enjoys that the show is getting a lot of attention, they probably aren’t really proud of that fact that it’s due to its highly bigoted cast. I’m betting they instituted this “America as the MVP” as a way to finally get some of these awful people out of the house! Last night, even McCrae realized he had had enough of Amanda, as her ugly side really stated to show during the veto competition.

Tonight is a special fast-forward episode. This means that after one of the houseguests currently up for eviction (Candice, Amanda, and Spencer) is eliminated, the remaining houseguests will compete in a Head of Household competition, followed by a Veto Competition and an Elimination Vote live! By the end of the night, the house will be two people lighter—and I really hope that Aaryn, Gina Marie, Amanda, and/or Elissa are among those evicted! I can’t wait to eventually see Julie grill some of these people about their hateful words and to see their reactions when they learn that their actions caused them to lose their jobs outside of the house.

To see which two houseguests go home, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Rookie Blue, Hollywood Game Night, Wilfred, Burn Notice, Graceland, Supermarket Superstar, Childrens Hospital, and NTSF:SD:SUV::.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/2/13

Dang, it’s been quiet so far this week with my kid gone. I’m taking the opportunity to catch up on TV, including the premiere of Under the Dome. SO many questions!! I’m not sure how much I’m gonna like this show. It’s really dark, and you guys know by now how much I hate in-fighting, and this show is ripe with it. But I’ll watch a few more episodes before I figure out if it’s something I’ll continue watching. 🙂 As for tonight, there’s some great stuff on, so check out our recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

rizzoliisles72smallI LOVE Rizzoli & Isles. I love both the cast and the story lines. In last week’s premiere, we found out that Maura did give her kidney to her half-sister. Maura was hurt when she didn’t hear from either her mother or sister, and she convinced Jane to help “spy on her kidney.” That’s when her sister caught her and said thank you. She also gave Maura a gift—a cameo or pendant or something—that her birth father gave Hope, her birth mother. Hope had passed it down to her daughter (Maura’s sister), but Cailin decided it should go to Maura instead. And Casey was back, walking! He went in for the risky surgery, only to find out the diagnosis had been wrong. They removed the shrapnel pressed against his nerve or spinal column or whatever, and he’s well on his way to being back to normal. He was going back to Afghanistan to learn how to help other soldiers. But when he gets back to Boston, he & Jane said they’re going to give their relationship a shot (which scares her!). Case-wise, a female senator was assassinated in front of her ex-senator father during a parade. Her sister killed her because she was digging into why children were getting sick in a nearby town, and the sister had been paid to cover it all up. It was really heart-wrenching for the father and for the husband of the dead woman.

On tonight’s episode, “In Over Your Head,” while investigating the homicide of an overzealous journalism student, Jane is not happy when a former colleague returns to BPD as the new lieutenant of the drug unit (guest star Amaury Nolasco, Prison Break). But the murder she’s investigating soon forces her to deal with him—and the event that wrecked their relationship. Meanwhile, an alarming tip from Cailin (guest star Emilee Wallace) causes Maura to investigate Hope (guest star Sharon Lawrence).

See what Maura has to investigate tonight on TNT at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Got Talent, Chopped, & Total Blackout.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/26/13

It’s been a great week for TV so far. I’m loving this summer season! There’s a lot on tonight, too, so Megan, Kyle, & I are here to give our recommendations!

Jenny’s Choice

meljoey2012smallLast week on Melissa & Joey, Mel’s childhood friend Austin moved back to town. Joe had a feeling that Austin liked Mel more than just a friend, and when Mel questioned him about it, he said it was true. Then Joe realized that Austin looked a lot like Mel’s dad and thought maybe Austin was her half brother. They figured out he was wrong, and much to Joe’s sadness, Mel and Austin are now dating. Meanwhile, Lennox found a new sponsor for her blog, but then she found out they participated in unfair labor practices, so she decided to get a new phone and not use the fancy new phone she’d bought with the money from the sponsorship. (Of course, Mel gave Lennox her phone and kept Lennox’s for herself. *laugh*)

On tonight’s episode, “The Truth Hurts,” Joe accidentally injures Mel’s boyfriend, Austin (guest star Trevor Donovan), during a competitive game of pool. Mel accuses Joe of doing it on purpose to ruin her romantic weekend getaway. Meanwhile, Joe invites a nerdy kid to join Ryder in his home school studies, and Lennox takes to psychoanalyzing everyone in the house.

See what Lennox has to say about the others tonight on ABC Family at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing MasterChef, Baby Daddy, The American Baking Competition, Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, Royal Pains, Hot in Cleveland, Top Shot, The Exes, & The Soul Man.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/19/12

Wow, what a great week for TV so far. Last night was new episodes of my favorite new comedy, The New Normal and a great new Sons of Anarchy among others. What did you watch? Did you take our advice? You should. We’re pretty smart. 😉 If not, you get another chance to tonight, because we’re here to tell you four shows we think are worth your time. 😀

Jenny’s Choice

I have to admit that I didn’t watch last season of Survivor. I’d become bored by the show. It was the same old thing, and I didn’t get invested in any of the players the last time I watched. Plus, it seemed more and more like they brought on flirty, sexy girls just to have that element for viewers, and frankly, if I wanted to see that, I’d watch other shows that I have no interest in watching. But this season has brought me back to at least the beginning of the season to see how I like it. For one, there are going to be three teams of six instead of two teams of nine. For another, there are three returning contestants—but not just players like Russell Hanz or Ozzy or someone like that. No, they are bringing back Jonathan (finished 14th in Cook Islands and was evacuated because of a horrible, nasty knee infection in Micronesia), Michael (evacuated after he FELL INTO THE FIRE in the Australian Outback season), and Russell (evacuated because of severe dehydration and after passing out and nearly taking his face off on the corner of the wooden game board thing in the Samoa season). I wasn’t a huge fan of Russell’s, but I liked Jonathan, and I loved Michael, so I’m really excited to see how these guys are going to play this time around. Each of them will be on one of the three teams, so I can’t wait to see how the other tribe members treats them.

On tonight’s episode, “Survivor Smacked Me in the Chops,” eighteen new castaways travel to the most treacherous parts of the Philippines to outplay their adversaries while trying to survive among the extremely harsh elements. Three former players removed from the game for medical reasons return for revenge.

Don’t miss the 90-minute premiere tonight on CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Survivor @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Oh Sit!, Top Chef Masters, Restaurant: Impossible, Restaurant Stakeout, & Cajun Pawn Stars.
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