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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/24/14

San Diego Comic-Con is underway, and Kyle is away enjoying it without me (*tears*). I’m happy he’s going to take lots of pictures and tweet a lot so I, err…so WE can live vicariously through him. Now, while I refresh my Twitter again to track everyone who is at SDCC (no, it is not as creepy as it sounds), let’s see what I’m recommending on TV tonight to keep those of us left at home entertained.

Megan’s Choice

hellskitchen2012bsmallTonight is the Season 12 finale of Hell’s Kitchen and a winner will be chosen. In the finale, we have Scott and Jason going head to head—not exactly who I wanted. I would have been happier with Rochelle in the finale against Jason, but it’s an all-male finale again. Rochelle has a lot of potential comparatively, but now that she’s out, my money is on Jason. Scott annoys me with his passive-aggressive ways and his inability to speak up properly, so I really hope he doesn’t win.

On tonight’s finale, “Winner Chosen,” the final two dish up five meals, and the winner is awarded a head-chef job and prize of $250,000.

To see which one of these men take the prize, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Gang Related, Leah Remini: It’s All Relative, Working the Engels, Welcome to Sweden, and Hollywood Game Night.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/17/14

With Comic-Con just a week away, I’m in full panic mode. I thought that getting the press badge was the hard part—but getting into the press rooms I want is proving to be even more difficult! I’m also trying to catch up on all of the series I plan to see there—a task that isn’t helped any when we keep getting nights like tonight with a half dozen new series premieres! We’ve got some tips to help you choose from tonight’s vast TV offerings!

Kyle’s Choice

married717smallTonight, FX adds two new relationship comedies to its lineup (isn’t this what they created FXX for?!) — Married and You’re the Worst. I’m really excited for the former, which finds married couple Russ (Nat Faxon, Ben and Kate) and Lina Bowman (Judy Greer, Archer) trying to rediscover the loving relationship they once had, before kids and suburbia sucked the romance out of it. While they fall back to the friendship between them to get through the tough times, their other friends don’t seem any better off — there’s divorced AJ (Brett Gelman, Go On) who is still not over his ex-wife, and married Jess (Jenny Slate) whose much older husband can’t keep up with her.

I really love this cast and can’t wait to check out tonight’s premiere — even though the last thing I need is yet another show added to my already way too long summer TV list!

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” an inappropriate relationship is developed with a waxing technician.

Check out this new comedy tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Rookie Blue, Hollywood Game Night, Welcome to Sweden, Working the Engels, You’re the Worst, Mythbusters, Rush, Satisfaction, Defiance, and Dominion.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/13/14

I have been loving this summer so far, and TV is no exception to that. It’s been a great summer season of television so far, so let’s see what we’re recommending tonight to keep you going.

Megan’s Choice

trueblood714smallTrue Blood has been rocking the boat left, right, and center since the beginning of this season. First we had the death of Tara, but last week, Alcide met his untimely death. Wow. I was actually shocked and a little upset because I’ll miss looking at him. Although I didn’t love his character and felt his story was played out, it doesn’t change the fact that I will miss him a little bit for sure. This season has taken a life of its own, and honestly, in order to survive, we’re all going to have to just hold on and enjoy the bumpy ride.

On tonight’s episode, “Death is not the End,” in the aftermath of yet another bloodbath, Sam, Sookie, and Jason find themselves the bearers of bad news in Bon Temps and beyond. Pam recalls the events that led her and Eric to Shreveport and Fangtasia. Bill and Jessica get nourishment from unexpected sources. Following a new lead, Sookie enlists a band of vampires and humans to track down the H-Vamps.

To see what crazy turns tonight holds, tune in to HBO at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Witches of East End, Big Brother, Wipeout, The Strain, Guy’s Grocery Games, Cutthroat Kitchen, and The Leftovers.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/26/14

I can’t believe that San Diego Comic-Con is just 4 weeks away—I have so much to get done before then, and the flood of summer TV shows this week has kept me really busy. This evening’s primetime lineup is a bit lighter than the fast few days, so either catch up on your DVR backlog from earlier in the week, or check out these recommendations Megan and I have for you tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

defiance626smallLast week, Defiance returned for the start of its second season, and things were in a bit of a dark place 9 months after the season 1 finale. Alak has taken over running the family “business” while his father is in the prison camp (along with Doc Yewll). Meanwhile, Rafe and the other mine workers aren’t happy about the nationalization of the mines, which had led to them being overworked and underpaid. Elsewhere, Nolan tracked down his lost daughter, Irisa, though something doesn’t seem quite right with her, as she is having visions of herself killing her father. And Amanda decided to accept the Chief of Staff position from the Mayor, but is unaware that he is obsessed with her and has been spying on her using a hidden camera in her bedroom.

What is going on with Irisa? Will Datak get out of prison soon and reclaim his role as the head of the family? Is Kenya dead, and if so, how will Amanda react when she finds out the truth? It looks like this will be a darker, but still very interesting season, and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.

On tonight’s episode, “In My Secret Life,” Irisa is arrested upon her return to Defiance, but Nolan can arrange her release by capturing those responsible for an explosion that nearly killed Mayor Pottinger. Meanwhile, Stahma decides the only way to stay in control of her family’s criminal enterprises is by ensuring that Datak stays behind bars.

See if Nolan can get the bad guys so Irisa goes free tonight on Syfy at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Rookie Blue, Undateable, Defiance, and Dominion.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/19/14

That nice lull between fall and summer TV has finally come to a close. I hope you enjoyed the break, because the summer primetime gridlock resumes again starting tonight, with at least four returning/new shows added to the schedule and many more to follow next week. Because of that, we’ve got some suggestions to help you navigate tonight’s busy primetime highway.

Kyle’s Choice

dominion619smallTonight, Syfy kicks off its new Thursday lineup with the return of Defiance, followed by the series premiere of Dominion. Dominion is a small screen spin-off of the 2010 film Legion. In the movie, God ordered his angels to bring the Apocalypse to Earth, but the archangel Michael rebelled and helped the humans. The series takes place 25 years later in a town called Vega (formerly Las Vegas), where the war between the angels and the humans still rages on. However, the hope of the humans lies in the prophesy of unknown “chosen one,” who has yet to be revealed.

Tonight’s extended premiere will air with limited commercial interruption. I was able to see a rough cut of the episode, and I really enjoyed it. It’s an action-packed hour that jumps right into the ongoing war, but also sets up the interesting political dynamics of Vega. I look forward to seeing how the battles both outside and inside the walls of Vega play out over the course of the season. It looks like Syfy will have a great block of sci-fi on Thursday nights!

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” a soldier learns he is the “chosen one,” destined to lead humanity and end the devastating war with the angels once and for all.

Check out the 90-minute series premiere tonight on Syfy at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Rookie Blue, Undateable, Gang Related, Defiance, and Rectify.
 
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