If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/7/12

I’m so glad it’s Thursday. That means we have one more day left in the work week after today, and there’s some fantastic TV on tonight. So settle in and check out what we think you should be watching.

Jenny’s Choice

Last week’s Rookie Blue was great. The entire precinct was up in arms and on the hunt because not only were teenagers participating in an outrageous scavenger hunt, but Dov left his keys in the vehicle when he and Oliver stopped to investigate a call and their cruiser was stolen. Then Sam and Andy started chasing after a reckless driver and he got away, but the car he was in ended up having blood in it. That all led to a nearly dead bad guy who owned a garage, who had forbidden his teenage daughter from dating one of his employees. Said employee killed him after getting the scavenger hunt kids to steal a police car so he could get the gun locked inside. Once he had the gun, he went to pick up his girlfriend, but when Sam & Andy went to the school to warn her about the boy, he was already there and ended up taking her hostage. He shot all 6 shots into the air, so after once they negotiated to get him to release his girlfriend, Sam was able to walk out and talk him down, getting the gun away from him. The previews for this week’s episode looked AMAZING. I have been so excited all week waiting for it.

On tonight’s episode, “A Good Shoot,” Dov’s world explodes into chaos when he walks in on a convenience store robbery in progress – and shoots a young black teenager, who may or may not have been armed. The tight-knit community erupts in outrage as the ensuing investigation calls into question whether Dov used excessive force or acted too quickly. Filled with self-doubt, Dov is left to wonder if he operated within the guidelines or if he will be charged with murder, as 15 Division struggles to prevent a riot in the sweltering streets.

Don’t miss a moment starting at 10/9c on ABC. Learn where to find episodes online of Rookie Blue @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Duets, Men at Work, Take Me Out, & the series premiere of Saving Hope.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Megan’s Choice

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Breaking Pointe last week. There was a lot of delicious drama. It was full of relationship ups and downs, as well as a look at how gruelling the dance world is. Some of those ballerinas are really bitchy, aren’t they? I was shocked at how drastic the competition between the dancers was.

On tonight’s episode, “Which Life Do I Want to Lead?” Ronald is torn between staying with his brother Rex at Ballet West or leaving with girlfriend Katie, and he needs to decide soon because his signed contract is due. Rex sees that his brother is conflicted and decides that a visit to their family in San Francisco might help his brother make the right decision. Ronnie must also make a decision about his contract and turns to his sister and fellow dancers for some much needed advice. Meanwhile, Katie continues her audition process, traveling to Ballet Idaho in the hopes of landing a position with their company, and Artistic Director Adam Skulte sets his dancers to work on a new erotic ballet.

To watch the dance drama unfold, tune in to The CW at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Breaking Pointe @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Duets, Rookie Blue, and Take Me Out.
 

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, NBC premieres the latest Canadian import series, Saving Hope, which sounds quite similar to A Gifted Man. In this series, chief surgeon Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) ends up in a coma. He soon discovers that he can roam the hospital in his spirit state. As he tries to understand what’s going on, he assists his fellow surgeon/finacee Alex Reid (Erica Durance) and the other staff, including new star surgeon Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies), in their attempts to rescue their patients and himself.

I was skeptical about A Gifted Man but ended up enjoying it. Even though I’m even more skeptical about this show, I will be giving it a chance. Though I suspect this will still just be a summer burn-off and go the way of Combat Hospital, rather than the path of Flashpoint or Rookie Blue. Michael Shanks was great on Stargate SG-1 and 24, so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. And I heard good things about Erica Durance on Smallville. (I’m still 5 seasons behind. :)) But if this becomes a Denny/Izzy style ghost romance show, I’m outta here! 🙂

In tonight’s “Pilot,” a charming surgeon falls into a coma and roams the halls of a hospital in “spirit” form. As he observes the care given to patients, his fiancée teams up with a newbie young-gun surgeon to save his life.

See the premiere tonight on NBC at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Saving Hope @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Rookie Blue, Sweet Genius, & Men at Work.

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One Response to If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/7/12

  1. Megan says:

    Canadian imports are awesome 🙂