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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/22/14

We don’t generally do a Remote post on Saturdays, but there are a couple of shows we wanted to highlight, so check out our recommendations! 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

aboutaboysmallNBC either made a smart decision or a stupid one… They’ve chosen to air the series premiere of their new comedy, About a Boy, tonight after the Olympics (commercial-free, apparently…). Based on the best-selling Nick Hornby novel, this new show is written by Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) and directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Revolution). Will Freeman (David Walton, Bent, Perfect Couples) lives a charmed existence as the ultimate man-child. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love, and freedom from financial woes. He’s single, unemployed, and loving it. So imagine his surprise when Fiona (Minnie Driver, Good Will Hunting, Barney’s Version), a needy single mom, and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham, 1600 Penn), move in next door and disrupt his perfect world. When Marcus begins dropping by his home unannounced, Will’s not so sure about being a kid’s new best friend, until, of course, Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible. That changes everything, and a deal is struck: Marcus will pretend to be Will’s son, and in return, Marcus is allowed to chill at Will’s house. Before he realizes it, Will starts to enjoy the visits and even finds himself looking out for the kid. In fact, this newfound friendship may very well teach him a thing or two that he never imagined possible – about himself and caring for others.

I love David Walton, and I enjoy Minnie Driver on movies, so I’m definitely interested in the show for the cast. I never read the book or seen the Hugh Grant movie, so I’m going into this without any preconceived notions. I hope it turns out to be as cute as it sounds.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” an unemployed man who lives solely off the money earned from writing a hit song has his perfect life turned upside down when a single mother and her 11-year-old son move in next door, thrusting him into playing the role of surrogate father.

See if this new show strikes a chord with you tonight on NBC at 11:05/10:05c.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/11/13

This has been such a hectic week, and I can’t wait for it to be over. Although, there won’t be much rest for me this weekend, as my brother is getting married on Saturday and we have a rehearsal dinner tomorrow night. But as for tonight, there lots of great TV to choose from, including the season finales of Go On, Archer, and Legit. In addition to those, we’ve got a couple of other suggestions for you to check out.

Kyle’s Choice

grahamnortonshowsmallI never get to recommend The Graham Norton Show because it has always aired on Saturday nights. However, for it’s thirteenth season, BBC America has moved the series into primetime. This UK talk show is hosted by an outrageous Irishman with a saucy sense of humor. Whether it’s current events, the latest projects his guests are working on, and whatever else comes to mind, Graham, his guests, and his audience always have a lot of fun. What I particularly like about this series is that all of the guests are on the couch at the same time, rather than having them on one at a time. It’s great to see the guests getting a chance to interact with one another as well.

On tonight’s episode, Graham’s guests are Tom Cruise, Gerard Butler, and Olga Kurylenko. Also: Paramore performs.

Check out the show’s new primetime slot on BBC America at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Graham Norton Show @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching/recording Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office, Go On, Hannibal, Glee, Archer, Legit, Tabatha Takes Over, Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell, Men at Work, and Nathan for You.
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