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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/13/13

I have had a few pretty rough days, with back and hip pain due a fall I had a couple of months ago. The lesson I learned is that it’s probably better to let the water bottle float away than try to reach it with your foot and fall half in the lake and half on the incredibly hard rocks on the edge. While I sit back and put a heating pad on my back, let’s see what we should all be checking out on TV.

Megan’s Choice

superfunnight1113smallSuper Fun Night is among my favorite new comedies this fall, even though it’s not on the list of most of my fellow TV bloggers. There are a lot of people who find it a little rude, too much physical humor or that Rebel Wilson is just being the butt of every fat joke. I’m in strong disagreement with most of those issues. First, it can be rude, but it’s quite amusingly rude, so I’ll overlook it. As far as the physical humor goes, there is never too much, because Rebel is a genius at it, and she isn’t the butt of every fat joke—she overcomes them. Honestly, I no longer really notice Kimmie (Rebel Wilson) as the fat girl. I see her as the girl who is slowly learning how to be an adult in today’s world after she locked herself away to protect herself from all the judgements and teasing. Regardless of why you don’t watch, I think you should give it another try. It’s worth it. On last week’s episode, we watched as Kimmie and Kendall had a mini bonding session over drinks, but don’t think for a minute it really changes anything. They’re always going to be frenemies.

On tonight’s episode, “The Love Lioness,” Kimmie and the gang decide to attend a seminar by Jane Spencer, “The Love Lioness,” (guest star Molly Shannon) a relationship guru who likens finding men to hunting prey in the wild. They try her theories out at a hotel bar. It works a little too well when Kimmie picks up Parker (guest star Will Sasso) and isn’t sure what to do when he invites her up to his room.

To see how the hysterical Molly Shannon blends with the cast, tune in to ABC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, CSI, The Tomorrow People, Arrow, The X Factor, American Horror Story, and Extreme Cheapskates.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/25/13

Last night was crazy busy. I didn’t record the pilots I’d already watched, which meant my DVR was okay, but come next week, I’m not sure how I’ll handle it. I can only record three HD things at a time…so what happens when I have four? Gah! But enough about Tuesdays. Tonight’s another busy night, so we’re here (minus Megan, who was sick as a dog last night) to give you our recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

svu925asmallTonight is the 2-hour season premiere of Law & Order: SVU. Last season went out with a bang, with a sadistic rapist who liked to torture his victims. The team was unable to find out his real identity, which made convicting him just a pipe dream. Right at the end, Olivia got home…and the guy was there with a gun. Obviously she’ll get rescued, but what will she have to go through before they find her?

Last season was really great. I’ve loved the addition of Kelli Giddish & Danny Pino as Rollins and Amaro. They round out the team well and brought some great personal story lines to the show. The only thing I didn’t like was finding out Olivia’s boyfriend was the other cop, not ADA Barba. I ADORE ADA Barba. Ah well.

svu925bsmallOn tonight’s first hour, “Surrender Benson,” hours turn into days, and with no word from Detective Benson, the SVU squad takes drastic measures to find her and her abductor. A trail of murders and rape victims leads them to fear it may be too late. Dean Winters, Lauren Ambrose, and Bill Irwin guest star. Then on the second hour, “Imprisoned Lives,” a young boy is abandoned in Times Square and leads the detectives to the house where his family lives. Inside, they find a locked basement, where more victims await rescue, and they work to solve decades-old cold cases. Dean Winters, Michael Massee, and Bill Irwin guest star.

To see how the team finds Olivia and what’s up with the houseful of victims, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/15/13

I’m so happy it’s Monday, simply because for the first time in what feels like forever, I have a bunch of stuff to record! It’s been pretty slow for me for a couple of weeks. (Not that you could tell from my DVR, which is absolutely groaning with how full it is. I’m worried because it’s really dragging, too, so I hope it doesn’t die on me… OMG. That would be killer! Eek…) On a good note, JJ’s feeling better and is back tonight with a recommendation. Megan has power, but she spent the time after it FINALLY came back on cleaning and getting the house and family in order—as well as a shower, which is good because I could sme—you know, never mind. 😉 She’ll be back with us tomorrow, though. 😀 Now, see what Kyle, JJ, & I think you should be watching tonight. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

bones415smallBones fans, this is going to be an episode you don’t wanna miss. But first, let’s talk about the last new episode. Two weeks ago, it was really all about two things: Bones accepting that her daughter was just like most kids her age…and a biter, (That didn’t sit well with her and she didn’t believe it until Christine bit her. Hah) as well as Hodgins eating the rest of Finn’s (who I love) hot sauce, which turned out to be the last of his grandma’s secret recipe. So Hodgins spent all episode figuring out what the ingredients were and making it for Finn—which was so sweet—and it turned out to be a hit, which was so funny because they got a real-life chef to guest star and help produce the sauce for sale. The case itself was good—they always are—but compared to the side stories, it was almost forgettable. Once I was reminded of what the case was, then I remembered more about it, but…

So that brings us to tonight’s ep. For fans that have been around since the beginning, you know that Booth’s father was an abusive alcoholic, and Booth & his brother Jared lived with their Pop (grandpa) for a while. We’ve never met Booth’s mother, but if my memory serves me correctly, I don’t think he has a lot of fond memories. Maybe because she didn’t leave his father, or didn’t protect them like she should’ve… I don’t know. But! We get to meet her tonight because Joanna Cassidy (who plays Megan’s mom on Body of Proof) is guest starring as Marianne Booth. Yay! Plus, we get to see Booth in his boxers if the pictures I’ve seen are any indication. That’s NEVER a bad thing. *snicker* Thank you, Hart Hanson & Stephen Nathan. 😉

On tonight’s episode, “The Party in the Pants,” the Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of Jack Spindler, a successful employee at a brokerage firm by day, but a stripper by night. When the team learns how Spindler’s moonlighting affected his personal life, they start to question the people closest to him, including his stripper friend, Storm (guest star Brandon Barash). Meanwhile, Booth’s mother (guest star Joanna Cassidy) shows up after a 24-year absence in his life and makes a special request of him.

To see what Booth’s mother wants from him, tune in to FOX at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Bones @ TV.com.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/2/13

I never thought I’d be glad it was Monday, but I am. There’s some great new TV on, and we’re here to give you our thoughts on what we think is can’t miss. 😉

Jenny’s Choice #1

castle41smallIt’s Castle Monday, people! That excites me more than you can possibly imagine. Last week, the focus was on Ryan, when he went back into an undercover assignment that he’d been in years before for fourteen months with the Irish mob in Staten Island. It got a little hairy there for a while, but the way he called out Esposito, Beckett, and Castle (LOL) was great—even though I agree with several people that…he gave the bad guys his REAL NAME. That would have been a bad idea in real life because even from prison, they could have found a way to get to him and his family. Speaking of… It was no great shock that Ryan’s wife Jenny is pregnant, but it was sweet all the same.

Tonight is the 100th episode of the show, and I’ve already seen it. Unlike Psych’s 100th episode last week, which I didn’t think was nearly as good as the hype claimed it would be (for a 100th episode OR for the Clue-theme…), tonight’s Castle is fantastic. There was great “case” stuff (in fact, more than one case…), some adorable relationship stuff, and great family stuff with Castle & Alexis especially. It truly made me laugh and smile the whole episode, and I’m looking forward to seeing it again tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “The Lives of Others,” when Castle is unable to work on a case due to a broken leg, he believes that he witnesses the murder of a woman in the apartment building across the street and is thrown into a murder mystery similar to Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window.

Don’t miss the fun and excitement tonight on ABC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Castle @ TV.com.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/25/13

Today, my baby boy turns 2. I get that this makes him more of a toddler and less of a baby, but frankly, I don’t want to talk about it. Pherson is a constant joy, from his moments of random dancing, to the way he is a one-man wrecking crew when it comes to blocks and cars. He loves to cuddle, and I melt every time he says (screams) “Mommy.” I get that this is a good thing, him growing up (and…well…me managing to keep him alive this long—harder than it looks, people!), but he will now and forever be my baby. Happy birthday, Pherson! Now, while I grab a tissue and dab away my tears filled with mixed emotions, let’s talk about what you should be watching tonight.

Megan’s Choice #1

thevoice2013smallPlease tell me I am not the only one excited for another new season of The Voice. I am not only excited because I have loved the format of this singing competition show from the moment it hit the air, but also because we’re changing up the judges this installment and we’re getting to see the sexy Usher and the gorgeous Shakira (and her hips) sit in the chairs of Christina and CeeLo. Now, I’m going to miss CeeLo, but not really going to miss Christina. She was getting on my last nerve. (Still not as annoying as Mariah on American Idol, though.) Truth be told, with Usher, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton there to watch, I may get too distracted to hear the singing—that is A LOT of talent-oozing sexiness to watch in one show. Besides the sexiness of the judges, I am still looking forward to the banter between them and hopefully seeing some amazing talent hit the stage.

On tonight’s 2-hour episode, “The Blind Audition Premiere,” vocalists hit the stage to perform for the panel of four judges.

See if season 4 brings the talent starting tonight on NBC at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Voice @ TV.com.
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