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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/23/14

I’m a nervous mama… My kiddo is taking his written test tonight to get his driver’s permit. Such a scary thing! Everyone cross your fingers! He’s been doing very well on the practice tests online, so… Whether we’ll be watching to celebrate or console tonight, there’s plenty on, and Kyle & I are here to give our recommendations. :)

Jenny’s Choice

modernfamily423smallMy pick tonight is the new episode of Modern Family. It’s been three weeks since the last one, and it was pretty funny. I wasn’t really fond of Cam when he sent his dad the same photo to use to make a new cake topper, because it really upset Mitch. But Mitch trying to get rid of it was a lot of fun. The story line with Phil & Gloria helping out in her old hairdresser job was funny. Phil is a riot. I didn’t like the Claire/Jay story line, although I did like the food fight.

On tonight’s episode, “Australia,” the entire family tags along as Phil fulfills his mom’s wish for him to return to his roots and visit the country where he was conceived, Australia. Unfortunately, Phil’s attempts to embrace his native land are met by a lot of rejection, while Jay and Claire let work eat into vacation time, and Mitch and Cam get reacquainted with an old friend (guest star Rhys Darby) they can’t stand but is now a big-time celebrity in Australia.

See how the family handles the vacation tonight on ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Mixology, Hot in Cleveland, & The Soul Man.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/22/14

Yesterday, I enjoyed a day filled with family and fun in the spring weather. It was so warm! Today, the kids are going back to school, and that means tonight will be an early night around here, which means television is going to be a great way to relax. Let’s see what we’re recommending on TV tonight to help us unwind.

Megan’s Choice

shield422smallI’m not entirely sure that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a show to unwind to lately, seeing as one of our favorite characters, Ward, has gone to the dark side. Last week, we watched as he helped raid the Fridge and then find out that he needed to kidnap Skye in order to decrypt the information on the hard drive she gave him. I really hope that somehow, we find out that Ward isn’t really bad, because I enjoy the way him and Skye interact, but I guess we’ll find out more tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “The Only Light in the Darkness,” Coulson races to save the life of his one true love; the mystery of “The Cellist” is finally revealed.

To see if they can save the day, tune in to ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, The Mindy Project, Glee, Chopped, Glee, and Deadliest Catch.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/21/14

Did everyone have a good weekend? I did, although you should be very afraid… My son is finally learning to drive. Eek! While I cower in the corner and cry my eyes out, check out our recommendations for TV tonight.

Jenny’s Choice #1

castle421smallIt’s been a month since the last new Castle. Crazy! On that episode, the victim was an undercover informant for the U.S. Attorney’s office—for which Captain Gates’s sister, Elizabeth Weston, worked. He was killed by Weston’s partner, who was a dirty attorney. Things between Cpt. Gates & her sister were tense, although by the end, it seemed like they were getting back to having a good relationship, so that was nice. Meanwhile, Castle & Beckett are still trying to plan their wedding. So it’ll be interesting to see how the show wraps that up through the last four episodes of the season.

I’ve seen tonight’s 70s-themed ep, and it’s a lot of fun. There’s something for everyone: great case, zany fun, some cute relationship stuff, Castle’s family… I enjoyed it!

On tonight’s episode, “That ’70s Show,” when construction workers find the body of an infamous New York mobster who disappeared in the seventies, Beckett and Castle try to solve this three decade-old Mafia hit. Unfortunately, their only witness is a man who thinks it’s still the 1970′s, so to uncover what he knows, they must play into his delusion, and party like it’s the last days of disco. Jon Polito, Richard Portnow, Ray Abruzzo, Gina Hecht, & Dawn Lewis guest star.

See how the team handles a previous decade tonight on ABC at 10/9c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/20/14

I hope that the Easter Bunny is good to all of you and that whatever holiday you celebrate, whether it be religious or just a welcoming of spring, you enjoy your time with your family. My kids will spend the day hopped up on sugar and running rampant all over my house. Love it! Tonight, I’m going to kick back and unwind after what will be a busy day, so let’s see what we’re recommending tonight to help us chill out.

Megan’s Choice

tarsmallThe Amazing Race has been very competitive this season, and it is definitely the cause of many discussions in our house. I personally am still cheering for the Cowboys, but have a soft spot for Afghanimals surprisingly enough, because I find their change of behavior from their original season refreshing. Last week, we watched another close race to the finish that ultimately led to John and Jessica being eliminated. I’m actually quite okay with that elimination because John annoyed me tremendously, and I’d love to see a final three with the Cowboys, the Afghanimals, and the Globetrotters because I think it would be an incredibly tight race.

On tonight’s episode, “Donkeylicious,” the competition gets fierce as the remaining six teams face a double U-Turn, and the Cowboys contemplate a major decision.

To see which teams choose to use the U-Turn, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, Cutthroat Kitchen, In My Dreams, Believe, Crisis, and Salem.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/18/14

Yesterday was a very long day for me, so I’m extra glad today is Friday. I need the weekend. There’s some good stuff on, so check our Kyle’s and my recommendations. :)

Jenny’s Choice

lastmanstanding418smallLast Man Standing has been a lot of fun this season. I like that Ryan hasn’t been nearly as annoying recently. I also like that Mandy has an actual direction she is heading now in terms of her future. Some of my favorite scenes, though, are with Mike and his almost-clone, Eve. She can really throw out some good one-liners and snappy comebacks exactly like a snarky teenage girl.

On tonight’s episode, “April Come She Will,” when Vanessa’s mooching sister April comes to visit, Mike suspects it’s because she needs money. Sure enough, April explains that she’s decided to have a baby but doesn’t have the funds for a donor egg. While Vanessa and Mike aren’t on board, Mandy comes up with a solution. Meanwhile at Outdoor Man, Mike tries pulling a prank on Chuck Larabee that gives him some new perspective. Jonathan Adams & Christine Moore guest star.

Find out what solution Mandy comes up with tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing at Unforgettable, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, & Diners, Drive-ins & Dives.
 
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