If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/6/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

penntellerfoolussmallI’m a happy TV watcher today because Penn & Teller: Fool Us comes back tonight on The CW with the premiere of its second season. This show (recorded over in the UK, I believe) features magicians performing in front of a studio audience, including legendary magician duo Penn & Teller. If the magician can fool Penn & Teller so that they can’t tell/guess how the trick was performed, that person wins the right to perform with them in their show in Vegas at the Rio Hotel & Casino. As you would guess, there aren’t many who perform tricks that Penn & Teller (who’ve been doing magic for YEARS) haven’t seen or done themselves, but I saw it happen a few times last season. And no matter whether Penn & Teller are fooled, the acts are always fun to watch.

On tonight’s episode, “Phone-y Business,” the magicians featured include Jon Armstrong, Xavier, Greg Dow aka The Shocker, and Steve Brundage. British television and radio personality Jonathan Ross (Friday Night with Jonathan Ross) serves as host.

See if you can catch the tricks tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing American Ninja Warriors, Cake Wars, So You Think You Can Dance, Major Crimes, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Murder in the First, & Top 5 Restaurants.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Kyle’s Choice

oddmomout76smallA couple weeks ago, I finally got the chance to see Bravo’s new scripted comedy, Odd Mom Out. While I had only planned to check out the pilot, 2 hours later, I was all caught up on all four episodes that had aired up to that point, and I continue to thoroughly enjoy this fun series.

The series follows the adventures of quirky New York City mom Jill Weber (Kargman). Her husband Andy (Andy Buckley, The Office) comes from a wealthy blue-blood background, but she has always rejected that pretentious, fake life, and her husband supports her in this. Jill is happily just being herself, even if that means she doesn’t really fit in with Andy’s family or the other mothers in the Upper East Side — though they all keep trying to convert her. However, Jill’s best friend Vanessa (KK Glick, College Humor) is always there to help her navigate the craziness. The series kind of reminds me of Playing House — it’s got the same kind of best friend banter and vibe but with an NYC setting and satire on the rich NYC lifestyle.

In last week’s episode, Jill thought she had found a new group of friends with the more down-to-earth Brooklyn moms; however, she soon discovered their laidback hippie-like parenting style was even worse than the craziness she encountered back home in Manhattan. Meanwhile, Brooke got upset with her staff and sent them all away so she could be alone, and they were happy to oblige. However, shortly afterwards, Brooke went into labor and called Jill in a panic.

All of the episodes are available at BravoTV.com — I highly recommend checking it out!

On tonight’s episode, “Midwife Crisis,” Jill receives a frantic call from Brooke, who’s going into labor, and Jill must ultimately help her deliver her child. Meanwhile, Andy and Lex take in a technology-free afternoon, resulting in a job offer.

To see how Brooke’s delivery goes and what job offer Andy & Lex receive, tune in to Bravo at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Island, Chasing Life, Becoming Us, Major Crimes, Murder in the First, Devious Maids, UnREAL, and Teen Wolf.

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