If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/16/15

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!

Kyle’s Choice

sex&drugs716smallTonight is the premiere of the hilarious new FX comedy, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Johnny Rock (Denis Leary, Rescue Me) is an aging 90s rocker whose legendary band, The Heathens, was just about to release its first album when lead guitarist Flash (John Corbett, Northern Exposure) found Johnny in bed with his wife. The band, which also consisted of drummer Bam Bam (Robert Kelly, Louie) and bassist Rehab (John Ales, You Wish), quickly fell apart afterwards. Now it’s 25 years later, and Johnny is still a broke, never-was rocker trying to make a name for himself. Johnny’s wife Ava (Elaine Hendrix, Anger Management) continues to stick by him, but manager Ira (Josh Pais, Law & Order: SVU) is running out of ideas. That is, until talented young ingenue Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies, Victorius) shows up, looking for Johnny’s help.

I’ve seen the first four episodes of the series, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. That cast has great chemistry — you really feel like they’ve known one another for 25 years. The show is so much fun, with many hilarious laugh-out-loud moments and some amazing musical performances. Who knew Denis Leary was a musician/singer?! What I really enjoy about this show is the serialized nature of the episodes. The series feels very much like one long film, and each episode is just one small chapter chronicling the adventure of this band. I’m excited to see how the season-long arc plays out while also laughing at the band’s crazy antics each week!

The cast was at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend to talk about the show, and I’ve posted videos from the press room at NoReruns.net (http://www.noreruns.net/2015/07/15/sexdrugsrockroll-press-room-san-diego-comic-con-2015/).

On tonight’s episode, “Don’t Wanna Die Anonymous,” an Afghan Whigs reunion inspires Johnny to see if he can get the band back together in the premiere of this comedy about an aging and broke bad-boy rocker from the 1990s who gets another shot at fame 25 years later as a songwriter for a brash and talented young singer who’s a big fan of his earlier work.

See the start of this new comedy tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Under the Dome, Rookie Blue, Wayward Pines, Married, Complications, Dominion, Geeks Who Drink, and Reactor.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

I adore Zachary Levi — I have ever since Chuck. And much like his character on that show, he’s a big geek, which is fantastic. His new show, Geeks Who Drink, which he executive produces & hosts, premieres tonight. This weekly game show is based on the nationwide pub trivia contest of the same name. Two teams of self-proclaimed “trivia geeks,” including a celebrity captain, compete in rapid-fire quizzes that cover topics from pop culture to science fiction. After three rounds of game-play and friendly competition, the winning team will earn bragging rights, a spot on the Geeks Who Drink leaderboard, and a bevy of prizes to geek out over.

On tonight’s episode, it’s NCIS: LA versus Hart of Dixie, as Eric Christian Olsen’s “Han Solo Cups” competes against Scott Porter’s “Tequila Mockingbird” team.

To see if you can answer all the trivia questions tonight, tune in to Syfy at 11/10c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Boom!, Food Fighters, Beat Bobby Flay, & Rookie Blue.

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