If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/2/12

Well, it’s official. It’s summer (blazing hot outside still), and…my kid is a high school student. Eek! We got him registered, got his new high school ID and schedule, etc. He starts the new school year on the 13th, so he has just under two weeks left before things get really busy. Oddly enough, that is about the time we have left before the new fall TV season starts…and I am SO looking forward to it! I am loving the summer TV, but there’s some great stuff coming up. So what’s on tonight? Check out what we think you should be watching. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

I won’t be saying a spoiler when I mention what a mixed bag of emotions last week’s Burn Notice. Anson is dead (slightly anticlimactic, but dead nonetheless), but unfortunately, when he was shot, so was Nate, Michael’s younger brother. When Michael realized it and rushed over in time to hold Nate as he died…that was emotional. When Michael had to tell his mom that Nate was dead? That wrecked me—completely. The brightest spot in the episode was the reunion between Michael and Fiona when she was released from prison.

How Nate’s death and Fiona’s time & subsequent release from prison will affect Michael and the gang through the rest of the season, I don’t know. I have a feeling Madeline may blame Michael—and maybe even Sam and Jesse—for Nate’s death since he was helping Michael at the time. I hope it draws them closer, but I just really think it’s going to do the opposite. 🙁

On tonight’s episode, “Reunion,” Sam agrees to help his girlfriend’s delinquent son, who’s in over his head with a ruthless loan shark. Meanwhile, Michael and Fiona reconnect as they search for the person who sabotaged his last mission. But in order to see the truth, Michael will need to look past his emotions first. Kristanna Loken, Seth Peterson, & Richard Burgi guest star.

Don’t miss it tonight on USA Network at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Burn Notice @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing the 2012 Olympics & Sullivan & Son.
 
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Kyle’s Choice

One Thursday night comedy I have failed to mention so far this season is MTV’s Awkward. Last week, it was Valentine’s Day. When Jenna and Jake got to the restaurant for a romantic night out, Jenna quickly discovered that they were being crashed by Matty and his date. Jenna grew even more upset and jealous as the night went on, watching Courtney get the dream Valentine’s Day she had wanted. Meanwhile, Ming and Tamara attended the annual Black Hearts Party, where Ming hit it off with an Asian boy she just met. However, Tara walked into the bathroom and found Sadie making out with her ex Ricky’s lap, causing her to pee her pants. At the end of the night, Jake walked Jenna to her door and professed his love to her. All that Jenna could manage in reply was, “Awesome.”

While this show is always off-the-wall and a bit out there at the same time, it feels very realistic in how teenagers actually think and talk. The supporting cast is great, and I always find the guidance counselor hilarious. Though, I’m also interested to see where this whole Matty/Jenna/Jake love triangle is going to go. At the end of last week’s episode, Jenna looked at the flowers Jake had given her and realized that while they weren’t the kind she thought she wanted, they were still wonderful. Despite her awkward response to Jake’s profession of love, could this mean there is some glimmer of hope for Jenna and Jake? She may not yet feel love, but is she finally ready to move on from Matty? Or are she and Jake just in two totally different places? Also, how is Jake so clueless about the connection/history between Jenna and his best friend?!

In tonight’s episode, “What Comes First: Sex or Love?” still reeling from Jake’s proclamation of love, Jenna considers sleeping with him, believing sex might bring her some clarity about her own feelings.

See it tonight on MTV at 10:30/9:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Awkward @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Wilfred, and Suits.

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