If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/19/12

The end of summer is quickly approaching. I know it’s only the middle of July, but my kiddo goes back to school less than a month from now, which seems crazy! The summer’s really flown by, and it kind of makes me sad because that means all the great summer TV I’m enjoying is about over. (But then I just think about all the shows that I keep seeing Tweets about that say they are starting to film, and I can’t but be happy, so…it’s a mixed bag, for sure!) Because it’s still summer, though, there’s some great stuff on, so let’s see what Megan & I think you should be watching. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

Last week’s Rookie Blue was great. I really loved the story line with Oliver & his daughter. Andy learned that things aren’t always black and white when you’re out in the field. She and Sam interrupted Oliver as he was confronting the guy who was involved with the stabbing of the guy at the rave—the same guy that Oliver thought knew where his daughter was. He was so angry that he had the guy at gunpoint and was about to shoot him. He asked Sam if he would back his story up, and Sam agreed. When he asked Andy, she hesitated (earlier in the episode, she’d been reamed out by Oliver by arguing with him when he told her to take his daughter in to the precinct), but then she reluctantly agreed. I told my husband, “The only one that can stop him now is his daughter…” and sure enough, she stepped in and asked him not to—for his sake and hers, not the guy on the floor. The rest of the episode was good, too, but that was my favorite part.

On tonight’s episode, “Leap of Faith,” after the embarrassing loss of a key witness in an upcoming organized crime trial, the officers of 15 Division must turn to a man who claims he is a gifted psychic to help track the witness down. Having taken a leap of faith when his information checks out, they begin to suspect the man’s motives… Is he a talented psychic or brilliant con man? The police are compelled to confront some hidden truths about themselves and their fellow officers.

Don’t miss it tonight on ABC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Rookie Blue @ Clicker.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

Duets comes to an end tonight—with 3 male finalists, and only one of them is worthy of the win. J Rome is the only contestant left with any real, solid talent. He was on fire last week with his rendition of “Break Even” with Jennifer Nettles, and overall, he has been the most consistent throughout the competition. My biggest complaint with this show as a whole has been the lack of original covers, but I suppose seeing as we’re saturated with singing shows (American Idol & The Voice, I’m looking at you.), it’s hard to stay fresh. I’m happy that we’ve reached the end of the season, and I hope that you all are happy with the winner.

On tonight’s episode, “The Finale,” the contestants take to the stage for a final performance with their duet partners, and then the winner is announced.

To see if America gets it right, tune in to ABC at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Duets @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Rookie Blue and Big Brother.

Jenny’s Choice #2

TBS just finished one of my favorite new comedies, and tonight is the premiere of a new one called Sullivan & Son, that I hope I’ll enjoy just as much. Set in a popular pub in a working-class Pittsburgh neighborhood, the show is executive-produced by Vince Vaughn (The Break-Up), Peter Billingsley (Iron Man) and show-runner Rob Long (Cheers). Steve Byrne plays Steve Sullivan, a successful corporate attorney from New York who brings his girlfriend, Ashley (guest star Brooke Lyons, 2 Broke Girls), home to meet his parents. Steve’s timing is impeccable, however, since his Irish-American father, Jack Sullivan (Dan Lauria, The Wonder Years), and Korean mother, Ok Cha (Jodi Long, Beginners), are preparing to sell the family business, a bar known as Sullivan & Son.

On tonight’s first episode, “Pilot – Last, Best, and Final,” during a trip home to celebrate his father’s birthday, a lawyer from New York learns that his dad wants to retire and sell the family business, which leads the corporate attorney to consider leaving his old life behind to become a bar owner.

Then on the second episode, “The Bribe,” Steve decides that his first order of business is to set some boundaries with his mom & dad. A health inspector pays the bar a visit, and when Steve refuses to bribe him, he is forced to close. Owen finds a productive way to spend his free time.

Catch them tonight on TBS at 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Sullivan & Son @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Duets, Take Me Out, Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell, & Burn Notice.

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