If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/13/12

Halfway through the week, and my DVR is getting tired! It’s been a busy week so far. Good thing tonight is a bit slower…but that’s not to say it’s boring. Check out what we think you should be watching, and then take our advice. Face it…we’re always right. 🙂

Megan’s Choice

So You Think You Can Dance has been off to a good start this season, with a lot of amazing dancers. Last week, we saw a ton of hip hop and pop-lockers, all of which were amazing, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they can do in Vegas week. We also got treated to Debbie Allen as a judge last week, and I love her. She’s so amusing. Nigel had a few creepy old man moments…or was it just me that noticed?

On tonight’s episode, the auditions hit Salt Lake City, and more talent fights to join Vegas week.

To see who has the moves to go through to the next round, tune in to FOX at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of So You Think You Can Dance @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Duets and Dallas.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, the Ewings are back with the premiere of TNT’s revival of the 1978 series Dallas. I never watched the original show as a kid because I was a bit too young. However, there was no escaping the crazed fans talking about “Who Shot J.R.?” and that infamous shower scene that erased an entire season. The original Dallas series ran for 13 seasons, and now TNT is bringing us back to the Southfork ranch. Many of the original stars like Patrick Duffy, Larry Hagman, and Linda Gray will be reprising their roles. We will also be introduced to the next generation of the oil-rich Ewing family, played by Jesse Metcalfe and Josh Henderson. The series also stars Jordana Brewster and Brenda Strong (who guest-starred in an episode of the original series in 1987).

I think if I had been a fan of the original series, I would be so excited for this show – especially with so many key members of the original cast returning to continue their characters’ stories. Revenge has shown us that people still want to their soapy primetime TV shows. It will be interesting to see if audiences feel the same about this show, which has been resurrected after two decades off the air. I’m looking forward to checking this out tonight – I just hope it doesn’t rely too much on having seen the original series.

In tonight’s special 75-minute premiere, “Pilot: Changing of the Guard,” family members gather for a wedding, but simmering rivalries surface due to secret oil drilling.

Then in a 2nd new 1-hour episode, “Hedging Your Bets,” J.R. finds himself having to deal with a shockingly large amount of underhanded dealings after he begins investigating his family’s empire. Christopher and Elena attempt to work together on a business deal, but their relationship gets in the way.

Check out both episodes tonight on TNT at 9/8c & 10:15/9:15c. Learn where to find episodes online of Dallas @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Melissa & Joey, Around the World in 80 Plates, and Royal Pains.
 

Jenny’s Choice

I debated a lot about what to recommend, because there are some fun shows on tonight. But one that I’ve recommended before that I’m absolutely tickled pink it’s back is Cajun Pawn Stars. I’m a huge fan of the Vegas one, with Rick Harrison & his family. But my gosh, the Louisiana one is hysterical. It’s very similar to the Vegas show, but there’s enough difference that it doesn’t feel like you’re just watching a carbon copy. For one, it’s got a totally laid-back feel to it…like any good southern show should have. 😉 For two, we tend to see some of the same customers pop up from time to time, such as the incredibly bizarre Joker, who brings in the oddest things and thinks he knows so much about them all. (Like he recently brought in a walking stick that he SWORE, was 99.9% sure that it belong to Geronimo. He wanted something like $10,000 for it…when in reality, it basically turned out to be a tourist attraction piece, worth maybe $10. lol) The show is great because whenever a customer comes in, the show usually puts up a little blurb about the person…so we learn about them and what they do, what they like, etc. Finally, one thing Vegas does NOT do is deal in live animals. Just last week, Jimmie bought a prize-winning pig, and he was so anamored of it, the thing roamed around free in his office. LOL This is just one of those shows that I can sit down and watch for some easy laughs, where I can shut my brain off and just enjoy…and I do that every week that it’s on.

On tonight’s first episode, “Little House on the Bayou,” it’s ship ahoy when the gang jumps on board a houseboat on the bayou. Will the guys decide this floating flophouse is worth a wave of cash or will they send this deal adrift? Then, Johnnie and Yankee check out a legendary American car – a ’66 Ford Mustang. In extremely rough shape, will Johnnie see the potential and pony-up an offer or will things sputter out before they get started? And later, a rare Civil War document marches into the shop detailing the history of a Texas cavalry sharpshooter. Will Jimmie hit the bulls-eye and score or will this deal blow up in his face?

Then on the second episode, “Under the Gun,” step into the trenches with the gang as they set their sights on a rare WWI military periscope rifle. Will Jimmie ambush the seller with a once in a lifetime offer or will lines be drawn for an epic standoff? Then, a local resident known as Bayou Bob hopes to sell his massive engine from the 1890s called “The Mechanical Marvel.” Can the guys turn their curiosity into cash or will they churn out more questions than answers? And later, Johnnie is shocked to learn a 1950s military field phone also doubled as an electric torture device. Will his hair be standing on end to make a great buy or will negotiations get overcharged and fizzle out?

Don’t miss this hysterical and fun show on the History Channel at 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Cajun Pawn Stars @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’m also going to be watching/DVRing Melissa & Joey, So You Think You Can Dance, Royal Pains, Duets, Around the World in 80 Plates, 2 episodes of Coming Home, & the season finale of Restaurant: Impossible.

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