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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/31/15

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

younger331smallIt’s a busy night for me tonight, but one of the things I’m most excited about is the series premiere of Younger, on TV Land. This new romantic comedy stars Sutton Foster (Bunheads) as Liza, who goes back to work at age 40, only to find out she’s considered too old in her line of work, the competitive world of publishing. Her best friend Maggie (Debi Mazar, Entourage) convinces her to change her look and lie on her resume and pretend to be 26…and it works. Miriam Shor (GCB) plays Liza’s prickly boss Diana, while her new “friend” and coworker Kelsey is played by Hilary Duff. Meanwhile, Liza meets sexy tattoo artist Josh (played by Nico Tortorella, The Following) at a bar and tries to tell him how old she is, but…well, let’s just say that I wouldn’t be trying to hurry him out of my life either!

This seems like it’s going to be a good fit on TV Land. It’s not a show about teenagers. These are adults out in the real world, but the cast is still young and fun and the show looks like it’ll be a lot of fun. Sutton Foster is adorable, Debi Mazar is funny, Hilary Duff’s character seems great (from the previews I’ve seen), and eye candy Nico Tortorella sure won’t make it hard to watch. *laugh*

On tonight’s first episode, “Pilot,” a 40-year-old, single mother changes her look to get her dream job, but after passing for a woman in her mid-twenties, she must find a way to keep up the ruse. Then on “Liza Sows Her Oates,” Liza must make an aging writer’s work appealing to a younger audience; Liza goes on a great date with Josh but wants to look for a more age-appropriate partner.

Check out the 1-hour series premiere tonight on TV Land at 10/9c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/30/15

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

ncisla330smallLast week on NCIS: LA, sure, there was a case, but the bigger revelation was that Deeks is being investigated by Internal Affairs at the LAPD. Now, I have a huge complaint about that, given how little he’s actually worked with them the last six years. Why, all of a sudden, are they investigating him? What in the world could they suddenly have that needs investigating? On the actual case front, it was actually really interesting. FBI agents had set up a sting on a terrorist group that was buying explosives, but after they stopped them from driving away, their van blew up with three FBI agents inside it. NCIS was supposed to find out if the explosives were bad, but after learning more, they were tasked with figuring out who was behind the attack. It turned out to be a man whose nephew had been sent to prison for trying to blow up his school, but he blamed the FBI for recruiting the kid in the first place. In the end, the team was, of course, able to save the day. Kensi and Deeks spent the episode apart, with Deeks paired with Callen and Kensi paired with Sam. They thought it was because Hetty had found out about their relationship, but really it had more to do with the woman following them — the IA detective from LAPD. Hopefully the show isn’t setting it up so Deeks is somehow dirty. That would REALLY piss me off…

On tonight’s episode, “Blaze of Glory,” when a missile test is hijacked and sent off course, the team searches for the hacking group responsible for the attack with the help of a young computer specialist Hetty brings in to assist the team. Also, Nell sees the bond between the tech guru and Eric and she becomes jealous. (Maybe we’ll finally learn more about the vacation Eric went on with Nell to her family’s house at Christmas, huh??)

See if the team can find the hacking hijackers tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Scorpion, Food Fortunes, & Castle.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/29/15

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

thewalkingdead329smallTonight, AMC will be airing a special 90-minute season finale of The Walking Dead. In last week’s episode, Glenn and Nicholas each recounted his own version of the events that transpired — Nicholas basically told Deanna that her son’s death was all Glenn’s fault, but it remains to be seen if she saw through these lies. Outside the walls, Carl and Enid had a brief romantic moment in the woods while hiding in a tree as walkers roamed by; Sasha was overwhelmed by her grief over the loss of Noah and headed out to kill some walkers; and Darryl and Aaron came across a tied-up walker with a W carved into her forehead. Meanwhile, back in town, Rick confronted Pete about the domestic abuse, which didn’t go over well — the conversation quickly turned to violence, with bodies flying through glass windows and a fist fight in the middle of town. Michonne was forced to punch Rick out to stop him from killing Pete.

What will be the fallout of this fight in the middle of town? Will Deanna banish Rick — and possibly some/all of his group? Who is carving these Ws into the walkers, and what does it mean? Darryl and Aaron seem to be heading right toward whomever is responsible — will they be friendly, or are Darryl and Aaron in danger? Are we finally going to see Morgan reappear and learn what he’s been up to? (Could that W actually be an M for Morgan?) It should be another exciting episode, and I would wager we are going to lose someone we know and care about tonight and be left with a huge cliffhanger for the next season!

On tonight’s episode, “Conquer,” Daryl experiences trouble on a run. Meanwhile, Rick and his group continue to feel like outsiders in Alexandria, where trouble is creeping in through the gates.

To see who makes it out alive tonight, tune in to AMC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Once Upon a Time, The Last Man on Earth, The Talking Dead, The Royals, and Shameless.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/27/15

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

cristela327smallMy favorite new comedy this season has been ABC’s Cristela. It’s just so cute and sweet and funny. Last week was more of the same. Natalia (or Ama), Cristela’s mother, decided the whole family was going to a friend’s granddaughter’s quinceanera, and she basically ordered Cristela to invite “Josh from work” as her date because her daughter dating a white man would look good to everyone. Cristela balked at first but eventually gave in after Ama showed up at her work and invited Josh herself for Cristela. While at the party, Cristela refused to dance, and through a conversation with Daniela, we learned that she thought she wasn’t good enough for someone like Josh, that a man like him wouldn’t like her. In the end, he convinced her he wanted to dance with her, so they did. It was very sweet…and I loved Cristela’s jealousy at the attention a pretty woman paid to Josh (who was actually a little oblivious. LOL).

I’m a big Cristela/Josh shipper, but I’m glad they aren’t rushing them into a relationship. Hopefully that’s where they’re planning to take the pair, but if they aren’t, that’s where my imagination comes in. ;) Tonight is a double episode, so I’m excited to get twice the fun!

On tonight’s first episode, “Latino 101,” Trent picks Cristela to sit at his table for the trial of a landlord accused of not renting to minorities. But his reason for doing so — to show a minority on the landlord’s side — backfires on him, and Cristela must decide whether to use an advantage she did not earn through hard work. Meanwhile, as Alberto starts bonding with Natalia, Daniela becomes suspicious that perhaps he’s “using Ama to get in good with Cristela.” Then on the second new episode, “Great Expectations,” when tasked by Trent to motivate Maddie’s work ethic, Cristela has to think fast to come up with creative ways to convince Maddie to get through their shared workload. Meanwhile back at home, Daniela is on a work trip as Felix finds himself alone and taking care of the kids.

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

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Grimm & Bride By Design.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/26/15

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

bones326smallIt’s been way too long—three and a half months!—since we last had a new episode of Bones, but thankfully, it’s back tonight with the first of a string of new episodes. If I’m not mistaken, we’ll get new episodes for the rest of the season… Yay! The last time we saw the gang, it was the 200th episode, so things were a bit different and didn’t follow along with any current story line. But here are the highlights for the season: Booth is out of prison, Sweets is dead and Daisy had his baby, James Aubrey is Booth’s new partner at the FBI, and Wendell beat his cancer. It’s been a busy season—both fun and exciting and very sad—but the rest of the episodes this year look to be even more exciting, so strap in! I’ve seen tonight’s episode plus the next two weeks, and I know just how good they are! :)

On tonight’s episode, “The Psychic in the Soup,” Angela’s psychic friend, Avalon Harmonia, aids the Jeffersonian team on a venture into the world of fortune tellers following the discovery of a local psychic’s decomposing body in a tree trunk, which leads to the victim’s friends becoming suspects. Cyndi Lauper guest stars.

Find out who killed the “psychic” tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Backstrom, Chopped Canada, & Beat Bobby Flay.
 
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