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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/17/14

With Comic-Con just a week away, I’m in full panic mode. I thought that getting the press badge was the hard part—but getting into the press rooms I want is proving to be even more difficult! I’m also trying to catch up on all of the series I plan to see there—a task that isn’t helped any when we keep getting nights like tonight with a half dozen new series premieres! We’ve got some tips to help you choose from tonight’s vast TV offerings!

Kyle’s Choice

married717smallTonight, FX adds two new relationship comedies to its lineup (isn’t this what they created FXX for?!) — Married and You’re the Worst. I’m really excited for the former, which finds married couple Russ (Nat Faxon, Ben and Kate) and Lina Bowman (Judy Greer, Archer) trying to rediscover the loving relationship they once had, before kids and suburbia sucked the romance out of it. While they fall back to the friendship between them to get through the tough times, their other friends don’t seem any better off — there’s divorced AJ (Brett Gelman, Go On) who is still not over his ex-wife, and married Jess (Jenny Slate) whose much older husband can’t keep up with her.

I really love this cast and can’t wait to check out tonight’s premiere — even though the last thing I need is yet another show added to my already way too long summer TV list!

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” an inappropriate relationship is developed with a waxing technician.

Check out this new comedy tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Rookie Blue, Hollywood Game Night, Welcome to Sweden, Working the Engels, You’re the Worst, Mythbusters, Rush, Satisfaction, Defiance, and Dominion.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/26/14

I can’t believe that San Diego Comic-Con is just 4 weeks away—I have so much to get done before then, and the flood of summer TV shows this week has kept me really busy. This evening’s primetime lineup is a bit lighter than the fast few days, so either catch up on your DVR backlog from earlier in the week, or check out these recommendations Megan and I have for you tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

defiance626smallLast week, Defiance returned for the start of its second season, and things were in a bit of a dark place 9 months after the season 1 finale. Alak has taken over running the family “business” while his father is in the prison camp (along with Doc Yewll). Meanwhile, Rafe and the other mine workers aren’t happy about the nationalization of the mines, which had led to them being overworked and underpaid. Elsewhere, Nolan tracked down his lost daughter, Irisa, though something doesn’t seem quite right with her, as she is having visions of herself killing her father. And Amanda decided to accept the Chief of Staff position from the Mayor, but is unaware that he is obsessed with her and has been spying on her using a hidden camera in her bedroom.

What is going on with Irisa? Will Datak get out of prison soon and reclaim his role as the head of the family? Is Kenya dead, and if so, how will Amanda react when she finds out the truth? It looks like this will be a darker, but still very interesting season, and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.

On tonight’s episode, “In My Secret Life,” Irisa is arrested upon her return to Defiance, but Nolan can arrange her release by capturing those responsible for an explosion that nearly killed Mayor Pottinger. Meanwhile, Stahma decides the only way to stay in control of her family’s criminal enterprises is by ensuring that Datak stays behind bars.

See if Nolan can get the bad guys so Irisa goes free tonight on Syfy at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Rookie Blue, Undateable, Defiance, and Dominion.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/19/14

That nice lull between fall and summer TV has finally come to a close. I hope you enjoyed the break, because the summer primetime gridlock resumes again starting tonight, with at least four returning/new shows added to the schedule and many more to follow next week. Because of that, we’ve got some suggestions to help you navigate tonight’s busy primetime highway.

Kyle’s Choice

dominion619smallTonight, Syfy kicks off its new Thursday lineup with the return of Defiance, followed by the series premiere of Dominion. Dominion is a small screen spin-off of the 2010 film Legion. In the movie, God ordered his angels to bring the Apocalypse to Earth, but the archangel Michael rebelled and helped the humans. The series takes place 25 years later in a town called Vega (formerly Las Vegas), where the war between the angels and the humans still rages on. However, the hope of the humans lies in the prophesy of unknown “chosen one,” who has yet to be revealed.

Tonight’s extended premiere will air with limited commercial interruption. I was able to see a rough cut of the episode, and I really enjoyed it. It’s an action-packed hour that jumps right into the ongoing war, but also sets up the interesting political dynamics of Vega. I look forward to seeing how the battles both outside and inside the walls of Vega play out over the course of the season. It looks like Syfy will have a great block of sci-fi on Thursday nights!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” a soldier learns he is the “chosen one,” destined to lead humanity and end the devastating war with the angels once and for all.

Check out the 90-minute series premiere tonight on Syfy at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Rookie Blue, Undateable, Gang Related, Defiance, and Rectify.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/12/13

Yikes. I can’t believe fall TV is already starting up next week—I’m not ready for this yet! However, one thing I AM ready for is this whole football season to end! It’s only the second official week, and football is already messing with my TV shows—tonight’s Rookie Blue doesn’t even air here until 1:07am on Saturday, due to the Patriots game! Why can’t these networks just air the national programming and save the sports for the sports networks?! But enough of my ranting. Here’s what non-sports programming we suggest you check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

burnnotice912smallTonight, after 7 seasons and a TV movie, Burn Notice finally comes to a close. This whole season, Michael has been heading down a dark path as he went deeper and deeper undercover. Last week, it seemed like he even changed sides, joining James’s mission to betray the CIA. Michael’s friends and family tried to track him to get the truth, but just uncovered more lies. Maddie was forced to go on the run, burning her house down as a safety precaution. As last week’s episode came to a close, Fi confronted Michael, demanding he choose between her and his mission, and then a gun went off.

Who was shot? What will Michael choose? Is there still hope for a happy ending, or is Michael too far gone? Will Michael and his friends take down James? And who won’t make it through tonight’s episode alive?

On tonight’s episode, “Reckoning,” Michael struggles to regain the trust of those whom he betrayed, while James works feverishly to bring him down.

See how it ends tonight on USA Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Rookie Blue, The X Factor, Graceland, Supermarket Superstar, Childrens Hospital, and NTSF:SD:SUV::.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/5/13

Every week that we get closer to the end of September, I realize just how unprepared I am for the oncoming new fall TV onsalught! Even though I’ve got my trusty TiVo to help me record everything, how am I going to find the time to watch it all?! If anyone knows how to pause or create time, please let me know! Fortunately, the summer TV schedule has been far more manageable—several nights, I’ve found myself anxiously awaiting the 10 o’clock hour just for something new to watch! So we’ve got some suggestions to help you find something new to watch tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

wilfred95smallTonight, another season of Wilfred comes to a close. Last week, Ryan saved Wilfred from Jenna’s burning house. Wilfred then set out to become a hero dog, trying to prove his bravery in many different ways—all of which just ended up showcasing how wimpy he was. Watching all of these antics, Ryan realized that he wasn’t protecting Jenna by staying away and started letting his guard down. Soon, Jenna started seeing the real Ryan, and by the end of the episode, she kissed him, and Ryan kissed her back.

Was this just a one-time kiss, or is Jenna really in love with Ryan? And what about Drew—what will he do if/when he finds out?! This kiss has been three seasons in the making, although most of the time, it seemed like a one-sided infatuation. I’m interested to see where the show goes from here.

On tonight’s episode, “Regrets,” Jenna forbids Ryan from seeing Wilfred when he needs him most.

Find out why Wilfred needs him and whether or not Ryan will go against Jenna’s wishes tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Rookie Blue, Burn Notice, Graceland, Supermarket Superstar, Childrens Hospital, and NTSF:SD:SUV::.
 
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