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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/17/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice #1

lastmanstanding417smallMy first pick tonight is another comedy. I just did this one recently, but tonight’s the season finale of Last Man Standing, and given that it hasn’t been picked up for another season and tonight could end up being the series finale, I wanted to recommend it again. Last week, the status of Eve’s relationship — if there even was a relationship — with Chuck & Carol Larabee’s son was up in the air. We finally learned that Eve just had Brandon helping teach her golf because she didn’t want to disappoint her dad because she wasn’t a natural at the game. In the end, though, there sure was a look between Eve and Brandon… Makes me think there COULD be something there in the future.

On tonight’s episode, “Daddy Dearest,” when Mike and Ed take Ryan and his supposedly ailing dad, Victor, on their hunting trip, Victor admits he wasn’t truthful about his reasons for finally coming to see Ryan. Meanwhile, Vanessa scrambles to get more family members to attend Ryan and Kristin’s wedding. Jere Burns (Justified) guest stars.

See if Ryan and Kristin’s wedding goes off without a hitch and find out Victor’s secret tonight on ABC at 8/7c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/15/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

thegoldbergs415smallOne of my favorites comedies is still The Goldbergs. It really is one of the funniest shows on TV. And I love the fact that so much of it is straight from Creator/Executive Producer Adam Goldberg’s childhood. Last week, it was Adam’s birthday, and while he simply wanted to hang out at the arcade with his friends, adamant about not having a birthday party — which he deemed too “young” — his mother (unsurprisingly) went behind his back and invited his friends (and one not-really-a-friend popular boy) over for a sleepover. Unfortunately, the boys decided to act stupid: one brought a smoking pipe, one brought throwing stars, and one brought homemade beer…which unsurprisingly made all the other boys sick (thankfully before Adam could take a drink). After being told they couldn’t hang out together anymore, Adam convinced his mom to reconsider and she finally realized that he was growing up, but he was still her little boy. Meanwhile, Barry and Erica tried to convince Murray to buy them a CD player (think HUGE stereo system for like $800. LOL), but he refused. After the usual back and forth, they got their CD player and the three of them took a step toward understanding one another like this show is so great at doing.

The funniest part for me, though, was at the end, when Barry had a portable CD player (like a Walkman) and he complained to Erica about it skipping. She was convinced she had it right when she held it way up above her head in one hand…but no, it still skipped. Oh yeah… I remember those days! That’s what I love about this show: the way it takes me back to my childhood every week. And tonight, we get two episodes, so double yay!

On tonight’s first episode, “La Biblioteca Es Libros,” Beverly finds out Adam is failing Spanish class, so she pays his teacher to tutor him. Barry takes on a job delivering pizzas in an effort to impress Murray, and Erica is bothered that Murray has never been impressed by her accomplishments. Then on the second episode, “Just Say No,” as the presidential election nears, Erica discovers Beverly always picks the candidate that Murray tells her to, and she plans to teach her mother about politics. After losing a wrestling match, Barry hopes to get on an athletic game show to prove his skills.

Laugh along with me tonight on ABC at 8:30/7:30c & again at 9:31/8:31c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Young & Hungry, Criminal Minds, Mystery Diners, CSI: Cyber, Hot in Cleveland, & The Soul Man.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/14/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

onebighappysmallI’m really enjoying One Big Happy so far — and surprisingly, Nick Zano’s pretty is just a bonus. The show itself is really funny, and the chemistry between the three leads has been great. Last week, Lizzy was seriously crushing on a woman at the gym, and when Prudence and Luke wanted to try to set her up, she went along with it. She and Kate really seemed to hit it off — enjoying a “date” at the bowling alley — until Lizzy and Luke were at the doctor’s office for their first visit…and Kate ended up being the nurse. Kate seemed pretty accepting of Lizzy’s situation, but in the end, she said they couldn’t go out while Lizzy was a patient. At the end of the visit, it sure seemed like she was counting the days until that happened.

On tonight’s episode, “Flight Risk,” the ever-adventurous Prudence convinces Luke and Lizzy that they need to spice up their lives. Their idea of a good time is tackling the Farmers Market each week. Fearing that his new bride will find him too boring, Luke takes a chance at skydiving — with some disastrous results.

To see what happens when Luke skydives, tune in to NBC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, NCIS, Repeat After Me, iZombie, 19 Kids & Counting, Married at First Sight, NCIS: NOLA, Undateable, Weird Loners, 7 Little Johnstons, Chopped, Younger, & Your Family or Mine.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/13/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice #1

ncisla413smallMy top pick tonight is NCIS: LA. On the last new ep, the team investigated when a missile test was hijacked. Hetty brought in a young college student/genius tech girl — who already had a job at one of the government agencies waiting for her when she graduated — because she was even better at hacking and what not than both Nell and Eric. Nell got extremely jealous when it Eric seemed to be infatuated with the girl. It was cut, in the end, when he realized he didn’t fit in with the younger crowd as well as he thought he did. He came slinking back into OSP and met up with Nell, and they had an adorably fun moment flying a drone that Nell had just upgraded.

I love that we got the glimpse of Nell and Eric’s non-relationship relationship — they’re too cute together — but I’m eager to hear more about Deeks and LAPD’s IA investigation into him. There are only a handful of new episodes left in the season, so if we’re going to get some sort of conclusion before next season, I think that story line needs to be kicked into high gear. Unfortunately, this ep once again focuses on Callen (which isn’t a BAD thing…), but it’s especially irritating because Kensi has to go undercover as his girlfriend. *laugh*

On tonight’s episode, “Rage,” Callen and Sam resume their undercover identities as a prisoner and guard to infiltrate a white supremacist group believed to be in possession of stolen nuclear material, while Kensi transforms herself into a tattooed biker to play the part of Callen’s girlfriend. Also, Callen’s first meeting with Hetty is revealed.

To see how Callen met Hetty, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/12/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

gameofthrones412smallYou really can’t lose with tonight’s amazing lineup on HBO — I love returning comedies Silicon Valley and Veep, and Last Week Tonight is always informative and hilarious. However, the show I’m most excited for is the return of Game of Thrones.

When we last visited Westeros, Jon was trying to negotiate an end to the battle with the Wildling king when Stannis and his army arrived; Cersei brought in a young doctor to try to save the Mountain from dying from the poisoned spear Oberyn pierced him with; Daenerys decided to chain up her dragons after they started eating the villagers; and Bran, Hodor, and his crew visited the Three-Eyed Raven in the forest, who revealed that Bran would not walk again but would fly. Elsewhere, Brienne came across Arya and the Hound and started a fight with the Hound, mortally wounding him as she knocked him off a cliff. The Hound begged Arya to kill him, but she just took his money and left him to die. Later, she boarded a ship, using her “Valar Morghulis” chip to gain passage. And finally, Jaime and Varys helped Tyrion escape before his execution, but on his way out, Tyrion first strangled Shae and then executed his father while he sat on the toilet.

There’s so many characters to keep track of! Tonight we’ll finally see the fallout from Tyrion’s escape and murder of Tywin and see what moves those vying to sit atop the Iron Throne will make next. I’m looking forward to another exciting season!

On tonight’s episode, “The Wars to Come,” Varys struggles to convince Tyrion to think outside the box while discussing a potential occupant of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, Stannis leans on Jon to secure loyalty from a rival; Daenerys ignores tradition to remain on her progressive path; and Cersei and Jaime try to move on from Tywin’s demise.

Enjoy the return of all the drama tonight on HBO at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Once Upon a Time, American Odyssey, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth, Mad Men, 2015 MTV Movie Awards, The Royals, Silicon Valley, Veep, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and Nurse Jackie.
 
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