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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/14/14

I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to the weekend because this week has been a little insane; school functions, doctors’ appointments, and sick kids — this mom is ready for a break. What better way to start this weekend off right than to check out some great television, so check out our recommendations.

Megan’s Choice

constantine1114smallConstantine is a show that I do not watch by myself or in the dark because it is incredibly freaky in my opinion—good but freaky. The demons and spirits are quite unnerving, so I’m more than willing to DVR this and wait to watch with someone. Last week, we watched as John investigated the death of a music producer after he listened to the record Acetate, which turned out to be cursed by the sounds of the leagues of demons claiming a soul. It was some pretty creepy stuff, but in the end, Constantine did an exorcism on the record and sent the demons back to hell. We were also introduced to Papa Midnite, a voodoo priest who was out for his own personal gain and no other reason. At one point, he even cuffed John up, cut him, and left him to bleed to death. I sense that Midnite is going to be an ongoing thorn in John’s side, but I look forward to more battles like these ones.

On tonight’s episode, “A Feast of Friends,” when Constantine’s old friend Gary Lester accidentally releases a powerful demon in Atlanta, John is forced to determine exactly what he is prepared to sacrifice in his battle with the underworld.

To see how John decides what’s worth giving up, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Hollywood Film Awards, Grimm, and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/27/14

It was an incredibly hectic weekend in my house, and I have a feeling with Halloween on Friday, we aren’t going to see this week showing signs of slowing down. I’m looking forward to relaxing with some great television and invite you to do the same—let’s see what we’re recommending.

Megan’s Choice #1

2brokegirls1027smallTonight is the season premiere of 2 Broke Girls, and while this show often attracts mixed reviews for its offside humor, I personally enjoy this show immensely. There’s something very amusing about Caroline and Max together that makes hilarious magic on my TV screen. The problem with the show is that the episodes kind of went downhill a bit for the finale, but we did at least get to see Max get her GED and her diploma. I also enjoyed seeing the diner gang come support Max at her graduation, but I would like to see more character growth for everyone this season. Despite a few story hiccups, I am looking forward to a new season, and regardless, I’m going to find it funny, because I always do.

On tonight’s premiere, “And the Reality Problem,” a television producer approaches Max and Caroline about shooting an episode of a Kardashians’ reality show at their cupcake window.

To see how Max handles Caroline freaking out about this, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.
 
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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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