If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/8/11

I’m so glad the summer season is here. Sure, it’s still fairly slow, but more and more, things will start amping up, until our schedules are full again! As for tonight, there are a few good things on, and we’re here to let you know what we would have you watch, if you could only watch one thing. πŸ˜‰

Jenny’s Choice

Last week’s series premiere of Franklin and Bash was great. I love the two leads (I mean, seriously…it’s Mark Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer. What’s not to love?), and Malcolm McDowell was fantastic as their new boss, Stanton Infeld. The other characters (Reed Diamond as nemesis, Damien Karp, Kumail Nanjiani as Pindar Singh, Dana Davis as Carmen Phillips, and Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon as Hanna Linden) all rounded out the show well. I have to say that Nanjiani’s Pindar was probably my favorite. He played the OCD/phobic character so well and it was just really amusing to watch.

On tonight’s episode, Franklin and Bash take on an interesting case that involves a murdering wife, but while it may be an open and shut case for most, the duo use their unique style of courtroom flare to try and get both judge and jury on their side.

Don’t miss it tonight on TNT at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Frank & Bash @ Clicker.

Jump with us to see what Megan, Lisa, & Jason recommend.

Jason’s Choice

While there isn’t really a whole lot to choose from on Wednesday nights right now, I’m not picking Men of a Certain Age by default. It’s a very good drama – even great, sometimes. The storytelling style may plod along at times, but it just fits these characters and the stories they are telling. It wasn’t until Ep. 6, “Go With the Flow,” of Season 1, which built to such a great end that I literally almost fell on the floor, I was laughing so hard, that I fully jumped on board. Scott Bakula, Andre Braugher, and Ray Romano and the writing staff have really figured out these characters and what the show is.

Tonight, Terry (played by Bakula) returns to his old ways after the heartbreak of last week’s episode. But he is now turning 50, and this doesn’t really go over well for him or anybody else. It’s a great story of a man that had finally found what he didn’t even know he was looking for, only to have it ripped away from him. It’s another really good episode.

Men of a Certain Age plays tonight on TNT at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Men of a Certain Age @ Clicker.
 

Megan’s Choice

I should be suggesting something a little more dramatic, or perhaps insightful… but I’m not. I’m going to go with So You Think You Can Dance, because it’s Vegas week, and my, oh, my, is that drama! The dancers are going to be put through the ringer, and then kicked around a bit, all in the name of dance. I love it!

On tonight’s episode, the dancers are in Las Vegas, going through hours of choreography and judges’ scrutiny, just to get a spot in the Top 20.

Tune in to FOX for the 2-hour new episode, starting at 8/7c, to see how they do. Learn where to find episodes online of So You Think You Can Dance @ Clicker.
 

Lisa’s Choice

These older gents don’t disappoint! Terry, Owen, and Joe are back, and they are dealing with crisis after crisis! Whether it’s dealing with juggling a semi fledgling career while taking care of your family, making a new career choice and having to devote less time to your fading dreams, or trying to figure out where your life is headed after divorce, these guys have pretty much been through it all. Ray Romano, Scott Bakula, and Andre Braugher continue to pave the way in Men of a Certain Age for aging men who think that life may be over after forty, but it’s completely not true. A new life begins, and it’s one that you can handle with class and with friends. Of course, with a few bumps and bruises along the way, too!

Tonight, Joe does a favor for Manfro, while Terry struggles with a new development in his love life. Also, Owen tries to maintain control as a feud develops between two of his salesmen.

Catch an all new episode on TNT at 10/9c! Learn where to find episodes online of Men of a Certain Age @ Clicker.

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4 Responses to If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/8/11

  1. Kyle says:

    Your picks cover the very odd pairing of TNT shows on Wednesdays. First a show about young, hip lawyers followed by a show about older, on-the-verge-of hip-replacement guys! πŸ™‚
    I’m gonna have to go with Jenny’s pic. I enjoy the premise and two leads of Franklin & Bash, so I will be watching. I’ll also watch Men of a Certain Age, but this is one of those shows where I keep asking myself “Why Am I Still Watching?” I don’t feel any particular connection to or identify with these characters–and sometimes find the show a bit dark and depressing.
    I can’t believe no one picked the season finale of Workaholics! πŸ™‚

  2. Jenny says:

    Haha Yeah, I could never get into Men, (which, I know, sounds funny πŸ˜‰ ), even though I love the 3 actors and really WANTED to like it. πŸ™ And I don’t watch Workaholics, sorry! lol

  3. Kyle says:

    You aren’t missing anything with Workaholics–that was meant sarcastically. Surprised that got picked up for a second season–I’m assuming it must be very popular with the same crowd that keeps South Park in business.

  4. Jenny says:

    Ahhh lol Gotcha. *laugh*