Author Archives: Megan

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.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch. Continue reading

Share
Posted in If We Controlled Your Remote | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/24/14

Yesterday, we went and ate at Burger Revolution, a restaurant that was featured on You Gotta Eat Here, and it was incredible. I honestly have never had a better burger in my life, so if you’re in Belleville, ON, anytime, you should check it our for sure. Now on to my biggest addiction—television and what we’re recommending tonight.

Megan’s Choice

trueblood824smallIt’s the end of an era as True Blood comes to an end tonight with the series finale. Over the past seven seasons, we’ve fallen in love with vampires, werewolves, and even fairies. There’s been drama, sex, and humor. I don’t know about you, but while there have been a few bumps along the road for the series, overall it’s been so amazing. There will be a hole in our TV world without this show, yet I’m ready to see how it’s going to end.

On tonight’s episode, “Thank You,” Sookie weighs a future with and without Bill. Eric and Pam struggle with their uncomfortable partnership with Mr. Gus. Sam makes a choice, while Andy comes upon an unexpected inheritance.

Grab your tissues and tune in to HBO at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Wipeout, Rachel vs Guy: Kids Cook-Off, The Great Food Truck Race, Cutthroat Kitchen, The Strain, Mountain Men, Teen Wolf, and Witches of East End.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch. Continue reading

Share
Posted in If We Controlled Your Remote | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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.

Share
Posted in If We Controlled Your Remote | Tagged , | Comments Off

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.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch. Continue reading

Share
Posted in If We Controlled Your Remote | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

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.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch. Continue reading

Share
Posted in If We Controlled Your Remote | Tagged , , , | Comments Off