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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/23/14

Earlier this week, I had a great time at the 8th Annual Syfy Digital Press Tour event in Orlando—we had panels with the cast/creators of many Syfy series and got exclusive access to the Harry Potter parks at Universal Studios. I’ll be posting write-ups and videos soon at NoReruns.net, but right now, I’m finishing up the week visiting with my parents. Due to all of this, I’ve fallen way behind on my TV this week, having only watched three episodes of TV since Saturday! But in case you are all caught up on your DVR backlog, we’ve got a couple of suggestions for you to check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

newsreaders1023smallTonight at midnight, Newsreaders returns to Adult Swim (Cartoon Network) for a second season. This hilarious Childrens Hospital spin-off is a parody of news magazine shows like 60 Minutes. I really enjoyed the first season of fake news stories led by anchor Louis LaFonda (Mather Zickel), but this year, Reagan Biscayne (Alan Tudyk, Firefly) takes over the fake news desk. And the season looks like the season will be chock-full of fun, amazing guest stars—Billy Ray Cyrus, Malin Akerman, Rob Huebel, Rob Riggle, Martin Starr, James Urbaniak, Tom Lennon, Danny Pudi, Scott Adsit, Jenna Fischer, Mel Cowan, Ryan Hansen, Marc Evan Jackson, Steve Little, Harold Perrineau, the Sklar Brothers, David Wain, and David Hasselhoff.

On tonight’s premiere, “F-Dancing, Are You Decent?” the prom is threatened by a new dance. Also: Clavis Kim answer the question: “Are you a racist?”

Check out the funny tonight on Adult Swim/Cartoon Network at 11:59/10:59c.

I’ll also be recording Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Bad Judge, A to Z, Parenthood, and Gracepoint.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/16/14

I’m excited for this weekend, as I’ll be heading to Orlando for the annual Syfy Digital Press Tour. This is the first time I’ll be attending this event when there isn’t a set visit involved, but it sounds like they’ve got plenty of other fun activities planned in addition to hearing from the cast and creators of many of Syfy’s exciting new shows that will be coming later this year and next. But we’ve still got a couple more days before the weekend, and also that means another batch of TV recommendations…

Kyle’s Choice

parenthood1016smallLast week’s Parenthood was another emotion-filled episode as Zeek went in for heart surgery. As the family anxiously awaited the results of the operation in the waiting room, Amber went on a road trip with Drew to tell Ryan about the baby. Even though Ryan seemed all on board to be a father, Amber had to make the tough decision to break things off with him. Meanwhile, Sarah tried to bond with Hank’s daughter Ruby, but when Sarah saw her shoplifting at the store, she didn’t know what to do. Also, Crosby and Adam fought over how to handle a disastrous situation that threatened the future of the recording studio, and Julia finally told Joel that she was seeing someone else.

I originally just wanted Julia and Joel to get back together, but they went and made her new boyfriend a likaeable, great guy, and now I’m torn. This series always does a great job of pulling at your heart strings, and it was a tense and emotionally charged time last week with the family in the waiting room. Being its final season, this is a show that could have easily killed off Zeek last week—I still have my doubts he’ll survive the series, but it’s good to see the Braverman clan intact for a little while longer. I also suspect that Ryan will be back in Amber’s life before the end of the series.

On tonight’s episode, “A Potpourri of Freaks,” Max forms an intimate new friendship. Elsewhere, Sarah encounters Sandy and tries to understand the role she plays in Ruby’s life; Hank deals with a diplomacy challenge; Julia and Joel worry that their separation is having an adverse effect on their kids; and Crosby tries to avoid a crisis by going after Oliver.

Check out all the drama tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Bad Judge, A to Z, Bones, and Gracepoint.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/8/14

I was out shopping yesterday, and not only was there Halloween stuff out…but there was Christmas stuff! Honestly, I am not ready to even begin thinking about that yet, so I wish retailers would hold off on their crazy push to get our money. To take my mind off the endless siphon of money that the holidays is bound to bring, let’s see what we’re recommending tonight.

Megan’s Choice

masterchef2014smallEvery week of MasterChef, it gets harder and harder to say goodbye to someone because everyone is so good. Last week was a rough episode, and I was surprised that Leslie’s team actually won, especially because of the arguing during the challenge. Watching the pressure test was hard because at first, I thought Jaime would win because she’s a pastry chef, but unfortunately, she cracked under pressure and her croquembouche was sloppy. Jaime going home was sad because she was so nice to most of the contestants and I think she had real talent, but it was great to hear Ramsay say she could work in one of his restaurants.

On tonight’s double episode, “Top 5 Compete/Top 4 Compete,” after the remaining home cooks are surprised with a few VIP guests in the kitchen, each home cook will create a dish inspired by one of their loved ones. The home cook with the best dish will be safe from elimination and move on in the competition, while the remaining home cooks must go with their guts as they prepare rare protein dishes and battle for a spot in the top four. Later, the judges announce a final team challenge that will determine who will advance to the top three.

To see which chefs manage to cook their way to the top three, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Running Wild with Bear Grylls, American Ninja Warrior, Teen Wolf, and Eating America with Anthony Anderson.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/3/14

What a week it’s been, and it’s only Wednesday! I shudder to think what the rest of the week will be like, seeing as this was supposed to be the easy days. Note to self: there are no easy days when it involves prying children from their beds for school, but it’s worth it because they’re learning. (Yeah, I almost believed it myself.) Now, let’s take a look at what we’re recommending tonight to distract me from my morning duties of getting kids off to be educated.

Megan’s Choice

sytycd2014smallIt’s that time again on So You Think You Can Dance. Time to crown the winner, that is. What a season it’s been, with two amazing tap dancers making it to the finals, along with two more incredible contemporary dancers. How will America choose? The way I would, I hope. I would love to see either Ricky or Valerie win because they have been two of my favorites from the beginning. Their routines last week were all stellar, and it definitely made the race even closer. What about you? Who are you rooting for?

On tonight’s season 11 finale, guest judges Jenna Dewan Tatum, Debbie Allen, Tara Lipinski, and Adam Shankman return to help crown the winner. Enrique Iglesias and Sean Paul are scheduled to perform during the two-hour live event.

To see if your vote helped your favorite take home the title, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching America’s Got Talent, Fool’s Gold, Wahlburgers, and Restaurant: Impossible.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/28/14

Since Friday is a light night of TV, these are the last recommendations we’ll be making before the long Labor Day weekend starts (at least for those of in the United States). If you haven’t already cleared your DVR backlog, this is the weekend to do so because the onslaught of fall TV will be here before you know it, and you will need more free recording space than you can find! :)

Kyle’s Choice

defiance828smallTonight, the second season of Defiance comes to a close with back-to-back episodes. Last week, Deidre (aka “Treasure Doll”) was murdered. With Nolan off looking for Irisa, Amanda was in charge of the investigation, and Alak was her prime suspect. Stahma assumed the murderer was either Alak or her husband, so she arranged for someone else to confess to the crime, but Amanda wasn’t falling for that. In the end, we discovered that it was Alak’s wife Christie who killed this woman who was trying to steal her husband—and when Stahma realized this, she couldn’t have looked prouder. Meanwhile, Nolan and Tommy tried to grab Irisa and bring her back, but the thing possessing her fought back, knocking out Nolan and stabbing Tommy.

Will Nolan be able to save Tommy before he bleeds to death? Can they remove whatever is possessing Irisa and the others and stop the Irzu’s plan to terraform the Earth? And will Amanda finally get even with Stahma for what she did to her sister? It should be an exciting two hours!

On tonight’s first episode, “All Things Must Pass,” Nolan races to save Tommy’s life and stop Irisa; tensions between Amanda and Stahma lead to a showdown. And then in “I Almost Prayed,” season 2 comes to a close with Nolan fighting both the Earth Republic and old acquaintances to stop Irisa’s destructive plan from becoming a reality. He’s also determined to save his adoptive daughter from the Kaziri forces that have been possessing her before his own friends attempt to kill her. Linda Hamilton guest stars.

See if Nolan can win the fight and how the showdown with Amanda and Stahma turns out tonight on Syfy at 8/7c & 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, The Quest, Welcome to Sweden, Married, and You’re the Worst.
 
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