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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/9/14

I took yesterday off from this column because my power went out from 6pm (Tues) until 2am (Wed)—I know exactly when it was restored, as I was awakened by every light in the house turning on and the sounds of electronics whirring back to life! Ironically, my pick for yesterday was going to be the midseason premiere of Revolution! But now the power is back on (knock on wood), and I’m ready for tonight’s packed primetime schedule! Check out our suggestions as to what you should be watching this evening.

Kyle’s Choice

spoilsofbabylonsmallTonight, IFC kicks off The Spoils of Babylon, a parody of those epic dramatic TV mini-series of the 70s and 80s, with a double-episode premiere. Author Eric Jonrosh wrote, directed, and financed the original 22-hour adaptation of his best-selling novel, and now, decades later, he has edited that down into tonight’s epic television mini-series that chronicles the relationships and lives of multiple generations of the Morehouse family through war and the oil business.

I remember watching those “event television” programs all the time growing up, so I’m really looking forward to seeing this comedic take on the genre—I love how they’ve even given the mini-series this whole fictitious backstory. Also, it has such an amazing cast, including Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Tim Robbins, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, and Will Ferrell!

On tonight’s first episode, “The Foundling,” an entrepreneur hopes to strike it rich in the oil fields, while his adopted son begins an affair with his daughter. Then, in “The War Within,” when war breaks out, Devon decides to enlist, leaving behind a distraught Cynthia, who learns that there might be another woman in the picture.

See this fantantic cast in a fun new mini-series tonight on IFC at 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Elementary, The Assets, Community, Parks and Recreation, Sean Saves the World, The Michael J. Fox Show, and Parenthood.
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