If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/22/14

It’s the beginning of a crazy week of TV, which is both good and bad. *laugh* I had a good day Saturday, working on the schedule for the site, napping, and watching Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. I’ve been itching for a good action movie, and this filled the bill. But I’m ready for some great new TV, and I’m hoping this week will fill that one, starting tonight, so check out Kyle’s and my recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

thelastshipsmallTonight is the series premiere of what I think should be a great new show, The Last Ship. Based on William Brinkley’s popular novel, starring Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy), and executive-produced by blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay (Transformers), it opens with a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoids falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now, Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors. Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) plays Rachel Scott, a strong-willed, intelligent and fearless paleomicrobiologist assigned to the ship. Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck) is XO Mike Slattery, a former homicide detective and Chandler’s second-in-command. Also starring in The Last Ship are Travis Van Winkle (Heart of Dixie), Charles Parnell (Pariah), Christina Elmore (Fruitvale Station), Sam Spruell (Snow White and The Huntsman), and Marissa Neitling (Leverage).

I’ve been looking forward to this one ever since I heard about it months ago. I love Eric Dane and Adam Baldwin, and the premise is interesting, so here’s hoping it’s great!

On tonight’s episode, “Phase Six,” Captain Tom Chandler and the crew of the USS Nathan James set out for the Arctic with two civilian virologists, Dr. Rachel Scott and Dr. Quincy Tophet, who claim to be studying birds. When they come under attack by a renegade team of Russian forces, Chandler learns these virologists are actually collecting samples of the source of a deadly virus that has wiped out over half the human population while they’ve been at sea. As they head home on the orders of the remaining U.S. government, Chandler and his crew realize that home is a shadow of what they left, and the safest place to develop a vaccine for this deadly disease is out at sea on their ship.

Watch how it all starts tonight on TNT at 9/8c.
 
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Kyle’s Choice

themusketeerssmallTonight, BBC America kicks off the new series The Musketeers. It is set in Paris in the seventeenth century and follows the adventures of Alexandre Dumas’s classic characters from “The Three Musketeers.” Athos (Tom Burke), Aramis (Santiago Cabrera), and Porthos (Howard Charles) are the personal bodyguards to King Louis XIII (Ryan Gage), who soon find themselves joined by another young musketeer, D’Artagnan (Luke Pasqualino). The series also stars Peter Capaldi (our next Doctor!) as Cardinal Richelieu.

The series was created by Adrian Hodges (Primeval), and looks like it will be a fun and action-packed, with a bit of intrigue and romance. I’m looking forward to checking out tonight’s premiere—I just wish BBC America had scheduled it on their usual Saturday nights, as Sundays are already way too packed! But in any case, the series has already been picked up for a second season, so there’s many more adventures to come!

On tonight’s episode, “Friends and Enemies,” Athos, Porthos, and Aramis are dispatched by Capt. Treville to find a missing musketeer who is carrying important letters on behalf of King Louis.

Join the Musketeers on their adventures tonight on BBC America at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Enlisted, Guy’s Grocery Games, Food Network Star, The Last Ship, Falling Skies, Halt and Catch Fire, Drop Dead Diva, Devious Maids, Frankenfood, True Blood, Nurse Jackie, and Penny Dreadful.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

enlisted622smallI was very sad when Enlisted was canceled. But I’ve been enjoying the episodes they’ve been airing, although I do hate that they’ve brought up this “triangle” with Randy, Pete, and Jill. Obviously with tonight’s series finale, we won’t get a resolution, so that’s not a good thing. I’ll still enjoy it regardless. 🙂 The show’s too cute, and the relationship between the brothers is a lot of fun. I loved last week, where Randy was guarding the snack stash, and he thought he’d done a good job, but then he walked in to find that Jill had sneaked in through the vent and had eaten everything. The way they did the video game was too funny and silly.

On tonight’s episode, “Alive Day,” the Hill brothers celebrate Pete’s one-year anniversary of almost dying in Afghanistan, otherwise known as his “Alive Day.” After the funding has been cut for the annual ball, which was going to honor Major Cody, Pete enlists the platoon to create their own ball to honor him.

To see how the series ends, tune in to FOX at 7/6c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, Signed Sealed Delivered, America’s Got Talent, Brother vs Brother, Food Network Star, The Musketeers, Rising Star, Cutthroat Kitchen, Frankenfood, & Salem.

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