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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/1/14

Looks like it’s just me today recommending what you should check out tonight. And since I always watch the Oscars, I wanted to just mention that there are some other things for those who don’t like awards shows—there’s The Amazing Race, The Walking Dead, and full lineups on HBO and Food Network to check out. I’m always jealous of those West Coasters for whom it’s still early enough to watch other primetime shows once the ceremony is over.

Kyle’s Choice

academyawardssmallThere are only four award shows that I watch every year, and the Oscars is one of them. This year, The 86th Annual Academy Awards will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, so I’m expecting it to be a lot of fun, as she is always so hilarious. Once again, this year, I’ve managed to see all of the Best Picture nominated films, and once again, I was severely underwhelmed. Out of those nominated, I really enjoyed Gravity and Captain Phillips, with Philomena and 12 Years a Slave close behind. However, the others—Her, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyers Club and Nebraska—I wouldn’t have even nominated for “Good Picture,” let alone “Best Picture.” A few of them started off okay, but I quickly grew so bored—and in the case of Nebraska, there’s no reason a black and white film should ever be made now that we have color technology!

Since I never really care about the nominees, I primarily watch the Oscars for everything else—the jokes, the speeches, the musical performances, etc. And speaking of the music, one things I’m excited to see tonight is Idina Menzel’s live performance of the Oscar-nominated song “Let It Go,” from Frozen. (If that song doesn’t take home the award tonight, I’ll be shocked.)

Be sure to check it all out tonight on ABC at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, Cutthroat Kitchen, The Walking Dead, and Looking.

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Interview with Rob Corddry from Childrens Hospital

robcorddrysmallThis Thursday at midnight, another season of the hilarious Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital comes to a close. Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to participate in a press conference call with series writer/creator (and Dr. Blake Downs himself), Rob Corddry. Right from the start of the call, it was easy to tell how gracious and appreciative Rob was of the show’s loyal fans. Rob talks about the series and previews what fans can expect in the season finale.

Kyle Nolan: Could you talk a little bit about the craziness we can expect in the season finale and the challenges or benefits that you found making a double-length episode?

Rob Corddry: Well, it was – yes, basically, the same challenges that would come with making any episode increased by 50 percent. It was a lot. We were really kind of under the gun, and we always are when we’re shooting. And this episode, in particular, we were writing right up until the minute it was shooting downstairs, and sometimes even during, because, you know, we got cocky after last season. We won an Emmy. It’s sort of like, oh, we got this. We can throw these three episodes away and just write some more as we go.
And so we were just writing a lot. And I was literally writing a scene for two days in the future. I was looking over notes that David was rewriting for a scene that was going to be done next while I was writing a scene that was actually shooting downstairs with Erinn Hayes that was a complete circus.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/13/13

This week, we are seeing a lot of series and season premieres, returning shows, and the Golden Globes. An exciting week! And today, we are featuring two shows on Showtime, which can be watched for free today! (For more information, see: Sho.com). Jenny & Megan are taking a break today, so check out what Kyle & I think you should be watching.

JJ’s Choice

houseoflies113smallI started the first season of House of Lies for one reason: Kristen Bell. I hadn’t watched any previews, so I didn’t know what I was getting into, and I made the mistake of starting to watch the first episode on my laptop while on public transportation. Not really smart, but I started loving the show from the first moment it started. And the balance between the cases-of-the-week and the season-long stories is very nice.

Season 1 featured Marty (Don Cheadle) and his team, the Pod, consulting for the company Galweather while a merger with MetroCapital was looming which would cause most of them to get fired. The season ended with Jeanie (Kristen Bell) doing the right thing in exposing the sexual harassment that has been going on at Galweather, which also effectively cancelled the merger and saved a lot of jobs. During the season, there was a lot of sex, awkward humour, and Marty getting increasingly farther away from his son. And it ended with Marty and Jeanie hooking up.

On tonight’s episode, “Stochasticity,” Marty and the Pod adjust, and Jeannie relives haunting memories from a drunken night.

Check it out tonight on Showtime at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of House of Lies @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Don’t Trust the B— in Apt 23, Happy Endings, Once Upon a Time, and Revenge.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/22/12

I hope everyone had a good weekend. Yippee, it’s the start of the work week! While some people might be upset about the debates taking over our televisions tonight, I’m actually thankful for the breather. It gives me an extra two hours that I can use to catch up on my backlog from last week and not be trying to swim against the tide as more new episodes flood onto my TiVo. If your DVR is already empty, check out our suggestions on what to watch during tonight’s single hour of primetime.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, the second season of Alphas comes to an end. Last week, Kat and John were transporting Mitchell, when they were attacked by the firestarter, Cipio, and some other bad Alphas. While Parrish got his human hard drive back, the good guys had taken Cipio captive. Dr. Rosen first tried having Nina push Cipio in order to extract information on Parrish’s plans. When that didn’t work, he had Hicks threaten Cipio’s girlfriend. Finally, he resorted to torture, injecting Cipio with adrenaline so that he would start burning himself. Meanwhile, Gary contacted Skyler, helping her out of her drug-induced fantasy state, where Parrish had tricked her into working on blueprints for some evil doomsday device.

I really enjoyed the line last week when Skylar’s daughter asked her mom (played by Summer Glau) if she was some kind of Terminator. That’s one thing I like about this show—no matter how heavy the subject matter, they still take moments to add some levity and lighten the mood. That said, I’m looking forward to tonight’s season finale, which should be action-packed. What is Parrish’s ultimate plan, and will the good guys be able to stop him?!

In tonight’s episode, “God’s Eye,” a desperate and slightly delusional Rosen becomes determined to confront Stanton Parish over Dani’s fate, while the team races against time to keep the Alpha leader’s deadly plan from happening.

Don’t miss the season finale tonight on Syfy at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Alphas @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording The Voice, Switched at Birth, $24 in 24, and The Inbetweeners.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/12/12

This will be short and sweet because neither Megan nor I are feeling well. So I’m writing up the top because I didn’t know I wasn’t going to do my part of it until just now, but I just don’t have the energy. You know what we’ll both be watching, though. ;) So check out what Kyle & JJ recommend. – Jenny

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, another explosive season of Strike Back comes to an end. Last week, Section 20 tried to set up a roadblock to stop the truck containing the nuclear bomb. However, the driver rammed right through, partially detonating the bomb in the process, forcing evacuation of the village. After Scott and Stonebrige were confirmed as being radiation-free, they got back to work, heading to Johannesburg. Scott, Stonebridge, and the local police organized a meeting between a dirty lawyer and Knox, but at the last minute Scott realized it was a trap and just managed to escape as the building exploded. Meanwhile, Stonebridge chased down the man who shot his wife, but the police showed up before he could get his revenge. At the end of the episode, Knox said that change was only going to happen in Africa if he let the bombs go off.

So tonight should be another exciting season finale! Will Scott and Stonebridge be able to stop Knox before he sets off the nuclear bombs? I think we can all agree the answer is Yes, but I’m excited to see how they do it! I’m happy Cinemax has already renewed the series for a third season, as it should ease the upcoming adrenaline withdrawal!

In tonight’s season finale, Scott asks for Bryant’s help in stopping Knox; a vengeful Stonebridge has trouble focusing on the mission at hand; and Section 20 gets much-needed assistance from South African police to track down Knox and his nuclear arsenal.

Note: There will be a marathon of the entire second season on the MoreMax channel starting at 2:30pm ET, leading up to tonight’s season finale on Cinemax.

Don’t miss what is sure to be a fantastic season finale on Cinemax at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Strike Back @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Fringe, Haven, Grimm, and Primetime: What Would You Do?.
 
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