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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/4/14

We’ve made it to the end of another week. It’s been a rough week for a lot of people, so if you have blessings in your life, take a moment to be thankful for them. Then curl up & watch some great TV. 😉 Here are our recommendations!

Jenny’s Choice #1

raisinghope44smallTonight is the 1-hour series finale of Raising Hope. I’m very sad about that because I’ve been a huge fan of the show since the beginning. I loved when they got Jimmy & Sabrina together. He is far from the smartest guy on the block, but together, they’re completely adorable. Last week was a great one to start wrapping up the series. Burt and Virginia were experiencing empty-nest syndrome since Jimmy, Hope, and Sabrina weren’t living with them anymore and Maw Maw was off on a Grateful Dead tour. They tried to adopt a dog, which didn’t work out well, but it led them to volunteering at the hospital with children, which was perfect. As for Jimmy & Sabrina, they had a very cute couple moment, where Sabrina admitted to pretending to have interest in Hope when it was really Jimmy she was interested in.

This show has been a little crude, a little…white trash, if you will, but since the beginning, it’s been a comedy with a lot of heart, and it never failed to bring the funny. I’ll miss it. (And hopefully we’ll have a better series finale than we did with How I Met Your Mother! 😉

On tonight’s first episode, “How I Met Your Mullet,” Jimmy and Sabrina get a surprise when they learn that Sabrina’s late grandmother has left them the family maid (guest star Lesley Nicol), who has a lifetime contract with the family. Meanwhile, Virginia gets a promotion at work that allows Burt to retire and pursue his passion – even if he doesn’t know what his passion is.

Then, on the series finale, “The Father Daughter Dance,” Virginia’s father, Arnold (guest star Jeffrey Tambor), returns to Natesville seeking help in planning his upcoming wedding. But Arnold surprises everyone when he reveals that the wedding Virginia has planned is really for her and Burt – the dream wedding they never got to have as teen parents.

See the end of a great series tonight on FOX at 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/7/14

It’s been entirely too many days off school in a row for my kid. I think they’d have gone to school today, except it’s been scheduled off since the beginning for parent/teacher conferences. Happy happy joy joy. LOL While I wish that I could go back to sleep, check out what Kyle & I are recommending tonight.

Jenny’s Choice

enlisted27smallI really enjoy FOX’s latest comedy, Enlisted. I think even Kyle’s enjoying it, despite his lack of enthusiasm for the pilot the first time he watched it over the summer. It’s just cute and sweet and funny, and the three guys who play brothers have great chemistry. Last week was great, even though it was another case of being a bit confused because of episodes being aired out of order. It was episode ten, and suddenly, Derrick was dating a woman at the bar. He even seemed okay with the fact that she had a kid, and her ex was deployed overseas. When she couldn’t take the boy to Disney, Derrick planned to, but he screwed up when asking the boy for his biggest wish, promising to make it come true…only to be told that the boy wanted his dad home from war. In the end, Derrick and Randy worked together to make it a homecoming the boy would never forget. The sweetest part was watching the brothers show Randy—who lamented all episode about wishing he’d gotten a reunion like that with their dad—that he did indeed get a great reunion, which was even captured on video, with their dad…he just hadn’t been born yet. The video showed his dad greeting the other two boys and their mom…and then kneeling and kissing her very-large stomach, where she was quite pregnant with Randy. It was fantastic and made me teary-eyed. 🙂

On tonight’s episode, “Rear D Day,” Pete’s new attitude of embracing his Rear D duties is challenged by the husband of a deployed soldier. When things go too far, Pete must make amends. Meanwhile, Cody enlists Jill’s help with a private matter.

See why Pete must make amends tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Raising Hope & Diners, Drive-ins & Dives.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/17/14

I’m excited for tomorrow night because I’m getting to go out for dinner with other adults. Believe me, in my world, that is a huge deal. No cutting up other people’s food or coloring at the dinner table… Well, at least I hope no one is going to need me to cut their meat! While I anxiously await tomorrow and my evening out, let’s see what’s on our televisions tonight to keep us entertained.

Megan’s Choice

grimm117smallI’m so pleased with the writing on Grimm this season. It’s just been so much stronger than last season, in my opinion. Last week’s episode was incredibly well done and addressed some very intense story lines. Nick told Juliette that her college friend Alicia, who was staying with them because her dirt bag boyfriend beat her, is a Wesen. Juliette was very upset that Alicia didn’t tell her herself, but after chatting with Rosalee, she realized it was more about Alicia’s fear of being accepted and that she just needed to give it time. When Alicia’s ex, Joe, showed up to the house, he got into a scuffle with Nick, and then the girls got after him. He came into the wrong house! There was no one there afraid of his Wesen side and no sympathy as Juliette and Alicia continued to kick is ass all over the place. In the end, Alicia showed her Wesen side to Juliette, and they hugged it out. Such a great story line!

Also in that episode, a case brought Hank into the path of his sexy physiotherapist again when her brother was an eye witness in a gang murder case. During the course of the investigation, we found out that she and her brother are both yaguarete (looks a lot like a cheetah). The sister saved the day at the end by changing forms and taking out a gang member by ripping out his throat. Hank was still interested in a relationship with her after that, but she wasn’t. I hope she changes her mind, because they’re great together.

On tonight’s episode, “The Good Soldier,” Nick and Hank investigate the mysterious death of a Wesen soldier.

To unravel the mystery of the Wesen soldier, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, Bones, Undercover Boss, and Enlisted.
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TV times 3 (TVx3) Podcast Ep.204

Early this week, I was part of the TVx3 Podcast with Jason (@theTVaholic) & Amrie (@mytakeontv). We talked recent TV news, then chatted about episodes of The Blacklist, Elementary, Ground Floor, Raising Hope, Almost Human, and The Mentalist. Then Amrie talked reality, with me jumping in about one of my favorite reality shows of the last few months, MasterChef Junior. You can listen to it here.

Jason does these podcasts once a week with different hosts joining him, and this was my first time. It was a lot of fun! Kyle & Megan have both done it several times. You can check out the TV times Three site here, with all the previous podcasts. Be sure to check them out! TV times Three.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/15/13

So happy that this week is over! What a long week it’s been, but the highlight was definitely my parent/teacher meeting with my daughter’s teacher last night. It’s always nice to hear what a well-behaved child she is for everyone else. 🙂 While I have a proud moment about raising a child that is good in public (and occasionally at home 😉 ), let’s see what you should be watching tonight.

Megan’s Choice

grimm1115smallGrimm had a strong start to the season, and now we’re really starting to get into the groove of all the story lines. Nick is finally getting back to himself, only stronger and clearer. He’s moving home with Juliette, and things are moving along for Monroe and Rosalee as the two confess their love and plan to move in together. Unfortunately, before all the couples can begin their happily ever after, there’s a string of Blutbaden (Wolf shifter like Monroe) murders, which are linked back to a new restaurant that turns out to be run by Bauerschwein (pig shifters). The Bauerschwein are out to seek revenge for all the deaths of their kind at the claws of the Blutbaden. Monroe and Nick hatch a plan where they pretend Monroe has gone crazy with anger and Nick ends up shooting him in front of the head chef. Nick then convinces the Bauerschwein to admit that he poisoned the Blutbadens, and then he arrests him. Luckily, Nick didn’t actually shoot Monroe and everyone was okay at the end of the episode—well, everyone except for the Blutbadens, who exploded all over the place.

On tonight’s episode, “One Night Stand,” a lakeside murder investigation leads Nick and Hank to a water-dwelling, mermaid-like Wesen. Michael Welch guest stars.

To see who the mermaid seduces, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, Bones, Haven, Dracula, Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, and Secret Princes
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