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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/29/13

I’m excited because we just got a “Save the Date” for this year’s Syfy Digital Press Tour event in October. Last year was the first time I was invited, and I had a great time. This year, we’ll be headed to Montreal to see the sets of Being Human and the new series Helix. It looks like I’ll be making the road trip along with two other bloggers, so it should be a fun time, with lots of great info to report back. But let’s get to the reason you read this column—our suggestions on what you should check out on TV tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

supermarketsuperstarsmallOne new series I’ve really been enjoying is Supermarket Superstar. Each week, three contestants try to get their food product onto supermarket shelves. In the first round, a panel of judges (including Debbi—aka Mrs.—Fields and Chef Michael Chiarello) tastes the contestants’ products and provide some feedback. The contestants then refine their recipes in high-tech test kitchens, while taking into account cost and nutrition. The new products are then given to a focus group, and based on their feedback, the judges eliminate one of the products. Finally, the remaining two contestants work with a marketing expert to design the packaging and branding for their product. They present these to a supermarket buyer, who decides which of the products will move forward to the later rounds of the competition.

I find it fascinating to see how the contestants go about altering their recipes to lower the cost, and then how they go about fixing their branding in order to appeal to more customers. However, the one thing that always bugs me is that there is always some stubborn contestant who refuses to take the advice of the experts, and sure enough, they are usually the one to go home. The exception was last week, where a younger contestant who was too eager to please the judges was eliminated early, while the most stubborn contestant yet managed to win!

On tonight’s episode, “Sauces,” sauces are prepared by a small business owner, a single mom, and a vegan pin-up model.

Find out which home cook goes forward tonight on Lifetime at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Rookie Blue, Hollywood Game Night, Wilfred, Childrens Hospital, and NTSF:SD:SUV::.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/25/13

I’m back from Comic-Con! I had a great time—the highlight of which was getting to meet the cast of Breaking Bad, and getting their autographs, at a special fan appreciation party this past Sunday. I’m still trying to catch up on my huge backlog of TV from last week, but primetime TV waits for no one. So we’ve got some suggestions as to what you should check out on TV tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

childrenshospital2012smallChildrens Hospital returns to the Adult Swim lineup tonight for the start of its fifth season. When we last left the staff, Dr. Blake Downs had been murdered. Is he really dead? And if so, who will replace him? Perhaps an evil twin or maybe a clone? Anything is possible on this series, and I can’t wait to see how they get out of this one—and what character Rob Corddry will be playing this season! I’m really looking forward to an all-new season of total wackiness from this series that manages to pack more laughs into 15 minutes than most sitcoms do in a half hour!

On tonight’s episode, “A New Hope,” the staff moves to an Army base in Japan when the hospital is infested with termites.

Catch the laughs tonight on Adult Swim (Comedy Central) at 11:59/10:59c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Rookie Blue, Hollywood Game Night, Hell’s Kitchen, Wilfred, The Hero, Summer Camp, Burn Notice, Graceland, and NTSF:SD:SUV::.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/20/13

Gah. I’m FINALLY back online after having no power (which meant no internet, no TV, a phone and laptop that died too damn quickly) for almost 6 hours. It was torture! LOL So I’m really glad to be back, especially since there’s some great stuff on tonight. We’re here to give you our opinions on what is worth watching tonight, so read on. 😉 (Sorry this is posting so late. I was unable to get to sleep last night, so I slept during the day today, but because Megan was without internet & power last night through early this morning as well, I didn’t have her part to add until I woke up! Stupid weather! 😉 )

Jenny’s Choice

thegoodwingames520smallTonight is the long-awaited, much-anticipated series premiere of The Goodwin Games, starring Scott Foley, Becki Newton, & T.J. Miller. The three play siblings who really couldn’t be more different. Henry (Foley) is a self-important doctor who thinks he’s better than his siblings and the town they grew up in. Chloe (Newton) is the materialistic, flaky sister whose chosen profession isn’t what she thought she’d be doing when she grew up. And finally, Jimmy (Miller) is the slacker youngest child who’s been in and out of prison for small, petty crimes. But that is all just on the surface. When they get word that their father died and they have to come back home for the reading of his will, things don’t go as planned. Their father (guest star Beau Bridges) always loved to play games with them, having little contests between the kids—and his will is no different. Needless to say, none of them are thrilled about it, after having been estranged for so long.

I got to watch tonight’s premiere early. At first, I REALLY disliked the characters. The way I described each of them above is how you first see them. But if you stick around long enough, you start to see something different—something more—to each of them, and you can’t help but root for them all. Unfortunately, this little show probably won’t get far unless the viewership is huge. It took FOREVER for FOX to bring it to our televisions, and before it even started airing, they cut the episode order from 13 to 7 (back in November!). I do hope you’ll give it a shot, though, because it truly is adorable and worth the watch.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” three estranged siblings return home after the loss of their father (guest star Beau Bridges) and unexpectedly find themselves poised to inherit more than $20 million—if, and only if, they can adhere to their late father’s wishes.

To see if you fall in love with the show like I already have, tune in to FOX at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Rules of Engagement, Defiance, Mike & Molly, Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, Hawaii Five-0, Warehouse 13, & Motive.
 
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