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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/10/14

I am so glad it’s Friday! What a long and craptastic week I have had. Unfortunately, I have a tendency of procrastination when it comes to getting to the doctor for myself… Lesson learned this time, because that cold and upset stomach I was battling was actually double pneumonia and a kidney infection. I hate being sick, because it messes with my usual schedule, but thankfully, I am on the mend and getting back into routine. While I spend my Friday night resting, let’s see what we all should be watching.

Megan’s Choice

enlisted110smallI have been waiting for Enlisted to premiere on FOX since I first heard about the pilot last year, so I am estatic that it’s finally here. What could be wrong with a comedy that has Geoff Stults (The Finder, October Road), Chris Lowell (Veronica Mars), and Parker Young (Suburgatory) playing brothers? Nothing, my friends. Absolutely nothing!

This show is a single-camera comedy that follows the three brothers on a small Florida Army post and the mixture of people that they come in contact with. Pete (Stults) is the older brother that made a mistake overseas and got sent back to Fort McGee; Derrick (Lowell) is the sarcastic troublemaker who doesn’t really care about being a soldier; and then there’s Randy (Young), who loves being a soldier but isn’t always successful at it. The boys all serve in the Rear Detachment (Rear D) unit, made up of the soldiers left behind when everyone else is deployed. They help with the upkeep of the base, but their main job is to help the families of the deployed soldiers. It doesn’t sound super exciting or important, but it will end up bringing these brothers back together again after years of being distant.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” between Sergeant Pete Hill’s renegade nature and the stress of constant bombing in Afghanistan, where he led over a hundred raids, he punches out an arrogant officer and is sent Stateside. Pete was on a path for a huge military career until that one mistake. He’s assigned to the low-maintenance Florida base, where very few soldiers have seen battle. It’s also where his two brothers, Derrick and Randy, are stationed.

To see how these brothers work it out tune into FOX at 9:30/8:30c

I’ll also be watching Hawaii Five-0, Bones, Blue Bloods, Grimm and Dracula.
 
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Pilot Watch 2013 – FOX

Like a couple of years ago, Megan, Kyle, and I were all able to check out the FOX pilots for the 2013 season. We have each rated them as Watch, Maybe, or Skip. At this point, it isn’t a surprise at how our feelings fell for each show. 😉
 

Almost Human (Premieres 11/4)

almosthumansmallJenny: This was a fantastic pilot. I love the two main characters (I have a newfound crush on Michael Ealy!), I love Sandra—the boss (played by Lili Taylor)—and Minka Kelly. Michael Irby was a great character on The Unit, but his character is an ass in this one. I totally call this now as one of my favorite new dramas on any network—if not THE favorite. It’s another hit for J.J. Abrams. – Watch

Megan: When I hear J.J. Abrams’ name attached to something, I usually want to give it a shot, seeing as I loved Fringe. I’m sure that this is going to be another show that I can’t get enough of. I really enjoyed the futuristic idea of having robot police officers. I, Robot with Will Smith did it better, but for a television show, this one is going to meet my expectations. I found the back-story very moving, but the partnership between the characters is what is really interesting. I’m very intrigued to see how they manage to push the series further. Overall, I’m ready to see more, so I’ll be watching. – Watch

Kyle: This pilot starts off really slow, but eventually establishes an interesting world and mystery. I’ve never really been a fan of Michael Ealy, and him playing a robot doesn’t really help that. I’m also not sure if I will grow tired of the darker, future setting of the series. That said, since it comes from the creator of Fringe, I will definitely give it a lot of leeway to grow and establish itself. – Watch
 
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Our Thoughts on the FOX 2013-14 Pilot Trailers

Megan, Kyle, & I have been giving our opinions on the trailers for the new fall shows. You can check out the ones we’ve already posted: ABC, CBS, & NBC. Now, we’re here to give you our opinions on the FOX shows, starting with the dramas.
 

Almost Human

  • Jenny: I am already in love with J.J. Abrams’ new show. It’s a cop show mixed with sci-fi, and although the lead is definitely flawed, it doesn’t look like he’s a bad guy, really. So I absolutely can’t wait to watch the pilot. (In fact, I’m getting ready to watch it not long after I type this up. 😉 ) – Excited.
  • Megan: I am pretty interested in this one. It reminds me of the Will Smith movie, I, Robot. There are going to be a lot of hurdles to make this series worth watching, but if anyone can do it, J.J. Abrams can. – Excited.
  • Kyle: I would normally really enjoy this type of film, but not I’m sure if this will be that interesting as a weekly series. The whole robot that looks completely human seems like a bit of a cop-out to make it easier to produce. – Curious.

 
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FOX 2013-14 Pilot Trailers

You’ve had a chance to check out the trailers for the new fall shows from ABC, CBS, & NBC. Now check out the nine trailers for FOX and then head on over to The Futon Critic to see their schedule & read all about the new series. Let us know what you think of each trailer by voting and commenting below!


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TV News – 9/10/2013

usandthemsmallLife is always so busy, but when I get a moment, there’s no where else I’d rather be than here, updating you on TV news. (Okay, maybe I’d rather be in Hawaii with Alex O’Loughlin, but this is definitely a close second). Let’s take a peek at what’s happening.

FOX has picked up five new comedies for the 2013-2014 season, a couple of which I am quite excited about. Jason Ritter (Parenthood) and Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) are teaming up in Us and Them (formerly known as Friends and Family). The romantic comedy is based on the British series, Gavin and Stacey. This could be the next big hit comedy for FOX, because the two of these actors are brilliant apart, but together, they will be a force to be reckoned with.

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