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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/22/12

Last week, I was away for a family vacation in warm, sunny Florida, only to return to 21 degrees and snowing in Massachusetts. While there, we played a lot of mini-golf, and I quickly learned how both fun and stressful it can be hanging out with toddlers 24/7. 🙂 Now, I could use another week off just to catch up on all of last week’s new TV shows that are piled up on my TiVos! Plus, tonight there’s another full lineup of great new episodes to add to the pile! Check out what we think you should watch!

Kyle’s Choice

I have really been enjoying Angry Boys on HBO. Chris Lilley has put together a great new crop of characters for his latest show. Identical twins Daniel and Nathan Sims were my favorite characters from Lilley’s previous series, We Can Be Heroes, so it is great to see them return in this series. The new character of their grandmother, Ruth “Gran” Sims, a guard at a juvenile detention facility, is also hilarious and a great addition to the family. However, my favorite new character has to be Jen Okazaki, the over-zealous and controlling mother of skateboarding superstar Tim, who takes the whole stage mother/manager to absurd levels. This show is is so funny—I love how completely insane and inappropriate it is! We are halfway through and get another double-bill of episodes tonight.

In tonight’s first episode, S.mouse’s disappointing community service at an elementary school creates a desire to get back in the public eye; Daniel’s mom makes him socialize with a gay classmate when she’s fed up with his homophobic slurs; Tim’s relationship with his mom sours as his 16th birthday approaches.

Then, in the second episode, Nathan’s success with girls irks Daniel to no end; Blake gets a visit from an old friend fresh out of jail, but Kareena is less than thrilled when he lends the ex-con his van; Gran gets the boys ready for Family Day at Garingal, and shares a secret with one of the inmates.

See both episodes tonight on HBO at 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Angry Boys @ Clicker.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/15/12

It’s the start of a new week, but for a lot of people, it’s a bit of a short week, since kids are off from school on Monday & some people will be off for work because of Martin Luther King Day. It’s going to be an extra short week for my kiddo, as he has Monday off, then Tuesday his school is off for some school improvement day, and then Thursday is a late start day, so he goes in 2 hours later than normal. *shrug* Anyway, whether you have days off this week or not, settle in to watch some great TV tonight, including what we think you should watch below! But first, I want to mention a few items of interest. Tonight is The 69th Annual Golden Globes on NBC, the season finale of Hell on Wheels on AMC, season premiere of Undercover Boss on CBS, and series premiere of Napoleon Dynamite on FOX, so if those interest you, don’t miss em! (By the way, Kyle is on vacation, so JJ is filling in for him. Everyone say hi!)

Jenny’s Choice #1

My first pick for what I think you should watch tonight is the season finale of Leverage. It’s been a great season. Hardison and Parker have come a long way, and we had some great stuff between Hardison and Eliot. As always, Nate and Sophie have had their ups and downs. You have to love it, though… They wouldn’t be them if they didn’t! Last week, Tom Skerritt was back as Nate’s father, and when he found himself in front of explosives, he kept Nate safe as the building exploding, killing him. We also found out that the man behind all the suckage is none other than Victor Dubenich, played by Saul Rubinek (Warehouse 13), who was the first bad guy on the show back in season 1! That was a twist I didn’t see coming! Will they take him down? Hopefully, we’ll find out tonight!

On tonight’s episode, “The Last Dam Job,” the Leverage team must recruit old friends and rivals in order to take down Latimer and a foe from their past. That would be a great episode title for the series finale, but luckily, it’s already been renewed for another season!

See it tonight on TNT at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Leverage @ Clicker.
 
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Recap/Review – Once Upon a Time – “Desperate Souls” – 1/8/12

It’s been far too long since we’ve been able to lose ourselves in an episode of Once Upon a Time, so when it returned, I was overjoyed. This show has quickly become one of my must see favourites – especially because it helps me escape from reality. When we left our beloved characters, Sheriff Graham (aka The Huntsman) had been killed by Regina (the Evil Queen) – just after Emma’s kiss had helped him remember everything. It was a heart-wrenching moment, and tonight’s episode picks up a couple weeks after that. Jump ahead to check out my recap and review. Continue reading

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/8/12

It’s the start of a new week…and I am starting it with a broken laptop. My down arrow key popped off last night, and we can’t get it back on. My husband is going to take another look tomorrow when he’s more awake, but…I’m going to be REALLY pissed off if I have to send it in and get it replaced, cause we just don’t have the money for that. BAH! Still, some great stuff on tonight, so at least there’s that!

Jenny’s Choice #1

I’m a huge fan of John Grisham’s books, and one of my favorite movies is The Firm. So when I heard it was coming to television, I was thrilled. It’s not a remake of the book/movie, which is kind of what makes it even more interesting. The show continues the story of attorney Mitchell McDeere and his family 10 years after the events of the film and novel. As a young associate, McDeere brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert, & Locke, which operated as a front for the Chicago mob – and his life was never the same. After a difficult decade, which included a stay in the Federal Witness Protection program, Mitch (Josh Lucas, J. Edgar), his wife Abby (Molly Parker, Deadwood), and daughter Claire (Natasha Calis, The Possession) now emerge from isolation to reclaim their lives and their future – only to find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere. The show also stars Callum Keith Rennie (The Killing), Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), & Shaun Majumder (Detroit 1-8-7).

Check out the 2-hour series premiere tonight on NBC at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Firm @ Clicker.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/11/11

We are 15 days away from Christmas Day, which is not good, because I have so much left to do. We are also only 10 days away from the start of Hanukkah, and and 16 away from Kwanza. But whatever holiday you celebrate, the one thing that remains is how this time of year represents a slow in the television world. I am not looking forward to a few weeks of barely any new shows. Luckily, this week still has a few must see shows to keep our attention. So pull up a piece of couch and check out what you should be watching tonight.

Megan’s Choice

It’s here! Tonight is the season finale of The Amazing Race. After last week’s sad elimination of my favorite team of Tommy & Andy, we are left with Ernie & Cindy, Jeremy & Sandy, and Amani & Marcus. Out of the teams left, I’m leaning toward Amani & Marcus, but I’d be happy with anyone but Jeremy & Sandy. They annoy me too much. Whatever the outcome, it’s been an interesting race, and as always, I’ve enjoyed it.

On tonight’s episode, “Go Out and Get It Done,” after racing through 4 continents, 20 cities, and nearly 40,000 miles, the final three teams race to Atlanta, GA, where a smooth landing evades one team as their competition soars. In the end, the winning team is crowned and awarded the $1 million dollar prize.

To see who wins the race, tune in to CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Amazing Race @ Clicker.
 
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