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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/23/14

I can’t believe I made it a week without losing my power again (knock on wood)! I know we just had a long weekend, but I could really use another! I have been struggling to keep up with all of the new TV—my TiVo has been hovering around 98% full! The nice thing about having 6 tuners is that you don’t miss recording anything—the problem is finding the time to watch it all! We’ve got some suggestions on what you can fill your own DVR with tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

rake123smallTonight, Greg Kinnear returns to TV in the new FOX comedy/drama Rake. This remake of an Australian series finds brilliant, but damaged criminal defense lawyer Keegan Joye (Kinnear) taking on wacky cases and defendants in Los Angeles. However, the person who really needs saving is Keegan himself—from his own self-destructive behavior and mess of a life, including an ongoing battle with IRS tax attorney David Potter (David Harbour, The Newsroom). Joining Keegan for this wild ride are his best friend Ben (John Ortiz, Luck), Ben’s wife—and Assistant DA—Scarlet (Necar Zadegan, Emily Owens, M.D.), Keegan’s assistant Leanne (Tara Summers, Ringer, Boston Legal), Keegan’s favorite prostitute Mikki (Bojana Novakovic), Keegan’s ex-wife/therapist Maddy (Miranda Otto, The Starter Wife), and their hormonal son Finn (Ian Colletti).

I have heard the series referred to as House with lawyers, and I think that’s a pretty accurate summary—though we get a little deeper of a glimpse into the messed-up world of our brilliant-but-damaged protagonist. While I wasn’t blown away by tonight’s pilot, I like the premise of the series, and it looks like they have some really oddball cases, clients, and guest stars lined up for the season, so I’m interested to see more.

On tonight’s episode, “Serial Killer,” a serial killer’s confession that may or may not be the work of the Los Angeles police chief. Meanwhile, a client remunerates Keegan with an expensive fish, but he needs to collect the money from a sushi restaurant so he can pay his bookie part of his gambling debt.

See if this new show’s for you tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Community, Parks and Recreation, The Michael J. Fox Show, Sean Saves the World, Parenthood, and King of the Nerds.
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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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