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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/18/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

themiddle1118smallI always enjoy holiday-themed episodes of family sitcoms, and tonight, Thanksgiving comes to the ABC Wednesday comedy lineup in both The Middle and The Goldbergs. The Middle has had a Thanksgiving episode every season, and they’re not going to break that tradition this year. The Hecks’ past Thanksgiving adventures have included Brick getting lost in a corn maze, Mike reconciling with his brother, Frankie and her sister spending the holiday at their parents’ house, Marines joining the Hecks for the meal, and a surprise visit from Dr. Goodwin and Uncle Rusty’s wife and kids. And last year, the Hecks headed to a restaurant buffet for the holiday, where Sue, Brick, and Axl all brought dates – though Axl’s date was a girl he didn’t even know.

So what does the holiday hold for the Hecks this year? Will they find themselves hosting more surprise guests? Will they spend the day together? Or will they each have different crazy situations to deal with? You can bet that no matter what happens, they’ll all come together by the end to celebrate the spirit of the holiday!

On tonight’s episode, “Thanksgiving VII,” the Hecks decide to forgo Thanksgiving when Frankie must pick up a holiday position as an overworked woman from the 19th-century; Sue goes back to work at Spudsy’s in hopes of running into Logan; and Axl becomes emotional over how his life’s turning out. Meanwhile, Mike and Brick bond during a power outage.

See all the Thanksgiving family fun tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, Criminal Minds, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-ish, Empire, Arrow, Supernatural, American Horror Story: Hotel, The League, and You’re the Worst.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/13/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

themiddle513smallTonight, another season of The Middle comes to a close, but fear not, ABC has already announced that the Hecks will return next season. Last week’s timely episode was Mother’s Day themed. The kids struggled to find a perfect (and cheap) gift for their mom — every time they thought they were finished with their shopping, there was some new hiccup that sent them back to the store. Meanwhile, Mike was annoyed by the process involved in making reservations for the afternoon tea Frankie wanted. And Frankie didn’t really like the answers she heard when she asked the kids what they didn’t like about her parenting style.

The Middle is a fun, solid, family-friendly comedy that I don’t hear enough people talking about. Sue and Axl are the highlight of the series for me — they are always so funny, and I really enjoy their love/hate sibling dynamic. I’m looking forward to seeing how this further evolves next season when they are attending the same college. But first Sue has to graduate high school, and it will undoubtedly not go as planned in some crazy way. ABC’s hilarious 2-hour Wednesday comedy block is always one of the highlights of my TV week, and The Middle is a big part of that.

On tonight’s episode, “The Graduate,” Sue prepares for her graduation and worries the day won’t go perfectly. Meanwhile, Brick gets the opportunity to skip a year in school; and Axl grows concerned about the fun summer pictures Devin posted on social media.

To see if Sue can graduate without a problem, tune in to ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-ish, Arrow, Supernatural, Young & Hungry, and Big Time in Hollywood, FL.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/15/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

thegoldbergs415smallOne of my favorites comedies is still The Goldbergs. It really is one of the funniest shows on TV. And I love the fact that so much of it is straight from Creator/Executive Producer Adam Goldberg’s childhood. Last week, it was Adam’s birthday, and while he simply wanted to hang out at the arcade with his friends, adamant about not having a birthday party — which he deemed too “young” — his mother (unsurprisingly) went behind his back and invited his friends (and one not-really-a-friend popular boy) over for a sleepover. Unfortunately, the boys decided to act stupid: one brought a smoking pipe, one brought throwing stars, and one brought homemade beer…which unsurprisingly made all the other boys sick (thankfully before Adam could take a drink). After being told they couldn’t hang out together anymore, Adam convinced his mom to reconsider and she finally realized that he was growing up, but he was still her little boy. Meanwhile, Barry and Erica tried to convince Murray to buy them a CD player (think HUGE stereo system for like $800. LOL), but he refused. After the usual back and forth, they got their CD player and the three of them took a step toward understanding one another like this show is so great at doing.

The funniest part for me, though, was at the end, when Barry had a portable CD player (like a Walkman) and he complained to Erica about it skipping. She was convinced she had it right when she held it way up above her head in one hand…but no, it still skipped. Oh yeah… I remember those days! That’s what I love about this show: the way it takes me back to my childhood every week. And tonight, we get two episodes, so double yay!

On tonight’s first episode, “La Biblioteca Es Libros,” Beverly finds out Adam is failing Spanish class, so she pays his teacher to tutor him. Barry takes on a job delivering pizzas in an effort to impress Murray, and Erica is bothered that Murray has never been impressed by her accomplishments. Then on the second episode, “Just Say No,” as the presidential election nears, Erica discovers Beverly always picks the candidate that Murray tells her to, and she plans to teach her mother about politics. After losing a wrestling match, Barry hopes to get on an athletic game show to prove his skills.

Laugh along with me tonight on ABC at 8:30/7:30c & again at 9:31/8:31c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Young & Hungry, Criminal Minds, Mystery Diners, CSI: Cyber, Hot in Cleveland, & The Soul Man.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/11/13

Holy icicles Batman, it’s really cold here today! I believe it’s about -23 Celsius here with the windchill, which is about -9 Fahrenheit; so yes, it’s freezing! While I cuddle under my blankets and sip a warm cup of tea, let’s see what we all should be watching tonight.

Megan’s Choice

kellyclarksonchristmassmallWhat better way to fight the blustery cold outside than to watch Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale? I have adored Kelly since her season on American Idol, (you know, back when American Idol was still worth watching? 🙂 ), and I have followed her career along the way. Last year, I had the chance to see this beautiful girl in concert, and let me tell you, it was FANTASTIC!

Tonight, she’s joined by Blake Shelton, Reba, & Trisha Yearwood to sing some holiday songs straight from her new Christmas album, “Wrapped in Red.” There will also be some appearances by other celebrities, including Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Ken Jeong. Kelly and her guests will celebrate the season with a comedic take on a traditional Christmas morality tale. I for one am super excited!

To get your holiday dose of this fabulous girl, tune in to NBC following The Sing-Off at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The Sing-Off, Criminal Minds, Modern Family, The X Factor, CSI, Super Fun Night, and Top Chef.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/30/13

Tomorrow is Halloween, which is really my least favorite holiday, but I will put my big girl pants on and take my little ones trick-or-treating, because that’s what parents do. In preparation for the chaos that is trick-or-treating tomorrow, I’m going to relax and watch some great new television, so let’s see what we should all be watching.

Megan’s Choice

superfunnight1030smallSuper Fun Night really is super fun! Last week, we met Kimmie’s mom and sister, and what a family that is. Between the bikini engagement party and the mother/daughters dance they did, I was in hysterics. Kimmie is still feeling awkward around Richard after her admitting she likes him, but her mom made things more awkward by inviting him to the party. I’m really interested to see where they go with the friendship with Richard and Kimmie from now, and when they’re going to allow Kimmie to meet a guy who is interested.

On tonight’s episode, “Go with Glorg,” an alcohol-fueled night out leads to Kimmie gaining new insight about Kendall; Helen-Alice and Marika meet their idol, the actress who plays Murna Princess Warrior (guest star Brooke Shields).

To see what insight Kimmie has gained, tune in to ABC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching Criminal Minds, CSI, Back in the Game, The Tomorrow People, American Horror Story: Coven, and Restaurant: Impossible.
 
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