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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/7/15

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

Hollywood Game Night is one of my favorite primetime game shows, and I’m thrilled to see it returning to the lineup tonight. The hilarious Jane Lynch is back as host, and each week, 6 new celebrities will join two “normies” to battle it out in a series of fun games. This show is always a blast to watch as the celebrities let loose and just have fun.

Each season, the show does a great job of introducing fun new games while also bringing back many of our favorites, and this year is no different. In addition to the new games, the show is also changing up the final round this year, giving the winning player the assistance of two celebrities instead of just one.

On tonight’s episode, “Two Janes Are Better Than One,” season 3 kicks off with celebrity players John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Giada De Laurentiis, Zachary Quinto, and Jane Krakowski.

Check out the new games and returning favorites tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Zoo, Tyrant, Clipped, Chrisley Knows Best, Royal Pains, Scream, and Another Period.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/6/15

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

penntellerfoolussmallI’m a happy TV watcher today because Penn & Teller: Fool Us comes back tonight on The CW with the premiere of its second season. This show (recorded over in the UK, I believe) features magicians performing in front of a studio audience, including legendary magician duo Penn & Teller. If the magician can fool Penn & Teller so that they can’t tell/guess how the trick was performed, that person wins the right to perform with them in their show in Vegas at the Rio Hotel & Casino. As you would guess, there aren’t many who perform tricks that Penn & Teller (who’ve been doing magic for YEARS) haven’t seen or done themselves, but I saw it happen a few times last season. And no matter whether Penn & Teller are fooled, the acts are always fun to watch.

On tonight’s episode, “Phone-y Business,” the magicians featured include Jon Armstrong, Xavier, Greg Dow aka The Shocker, and Steve Brundage. British television and radio personality Jonathan Ross (Friday Night with Jonathan Ross) serves as host.

See if you can catch the tricks tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing American Ninja Warriors, Cake Wars, So You Think You Can Dance, Major Crimes, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Murder in the First, & Top 5 Restaurants.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/5/15

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

bigbrother2015smallBig Brother season 17 is off to a great start. On Thursday, Jace became the first player to be evicted, and I can’t say that I will miss him. We also learned that it is Liz who is playing the game with her sister as part of the Twin Twist. Kathy Griffin was introduced as this week’s BB Takeover host, and she hinted to the houseguests that one of them will receive a “Last Laugh” power for eviction night. This power will give its bearer the ability to prevent 3 people from voting at the next eviction ceremony — this could be very interesting! The episode ended with the Head of Household competitions, with Becky winning round one and Shelli winning round two.

I am getting really sick of Audrey — she reminds me of the guy last season who took it upon himself to keep inviting more and more people into his alliance without talking with the others. She is way too paranoid and a loose cannon. She needs to go. Also, Da’Vonne went a little crazy last week, picking a fight with Clay after he asked why she was creepily wandering around the house. Wouldn’t mind seeing her gone as well. One person I do want to stick around is Liz. I would love to see her successfully complete the 5 weeks of the Twin Twist. I would be so stressed out trying to pass myself off as my twin brother. I don’t know how they do it, especially with only 15 minutes to catch the other up with everything that has gone on since the last swap! (I’m so happy the Twin Twist is back. It was one of my favorites, and I have been anxiously awaiting its return.)

On tonight’s episode, Becky and Shelli make their nominations for eviction.

See who Becky & Shelli nominate tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Celebrity Family Feud, BattleBots, Food Network Star, The Last Ship, Falling Skies, Humans, Halt and Catch Fire, and The Brink.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/2/15

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

waywardpines72smallOn last week’s episode of Wayward Pines, we got even more answers. Pilcher gave Ethan a tour of the facilities and explained how project volunteers have devoted their lives to keeping the town’s system running from behind the scenes. The tour ended at the cryo room, where hundreds of bodies were in frozen storage. Meanwhile Kate, Ted, and Harold were plotting some sort of secret plan in a room that was outside of the town’s surveillance. We later discovered that Harold was actually building a bomb. And elsewhere, Theresa grew suspicious of an oddly vacant plot of land in town, but when she questioned Bill about it, he told her to mind her own business.

It will be interesting to see the full extent of this secret radical faction of townsfolk who don’t like what’s going on — how many people are in this group, how much do they know about what’s really going on, and what is their ultimate goal? What does Harold plan to blow up with his bomb? If he wipes out the security gates, will the town suddenly be overrun with Abbies? And at that point, is there any way to hide the truth from the rest of Wayward Pines? Will Theresa investigate Plot 33, and if so, what will she find? Will Ethan and Ben let each other know what they know…and will they clue Theresa in on what’s going on?

I have thoroughly enjoying this series and can’t believe we only have 4 episodes left!

On tonight’e episode, “Betrayal,” Ethan finds a bomb planted in his car, which leads him to question people he thought he could trust; Kate and Harold discuss their fertility issues with Nurse Pam; Ben’s relationship with Amy heats up.

See what Ethan does about the bomb tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Under the Dome, The Astronaut Wives Club, Rookie Blue, Hannibal, and Complications.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/1/15

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

deutschand8371smallSundance’s new 1980s German spy drama, Deutschland 83 has been the perfect show to fill the void while The Americans is on hiatus. The series follows 24-year-old Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay), an East German native who agrees to go to the West as an undercover spy for the Stasi Foreign Service in exchange for his sick mother getting a much-needed kidney transplant.

Last week, Martin met his partner/handler Nina, who told him to bug the NATO specialist’s hotel room. However, just as Martin completed this task, Mayer decided to swap rooms, forcing Martin to do it all over again. Meanwhile, Martin had to carefully avoid running into an old acquaintance of the man whose identity he has assumed. Nina had given Martin a second task, to break into a hotel safe and steal secret NATO military plans. Martin was able to get the floppy disk, but when returned to his room, a scantily-clad woman was waiting for him. She pulled a sharp stick from her hair and charged after him. He was able to fend her off, pushing her over the balcony, but she managed to stumble away. Martin decided to use the incident to his advantage, setting her up to take the fall for the stolen report.

Is it only a matter of time before Martin is discovered? So far he’s been pretty messy — first getting discovered on the phone with his East German girlfriend (will anyone believe Renate’s story?!), and now this. What will he be tasked with next, and what else will go wrong? And what will Martin do when he learns that his girlfriend is actually cheating on him and that his mother isn’t getting the treatment she was promised?

So far, I’m really enjoying the series. I like the blend of the tense spy mission-of-the-week action with the interesting drama that looks at the culture clash between East and West Germany, capitalism vs communism. I highly recommend checking this show out. You can catch up online at http://www.sundance.tv/watch-now/deutschland-83. However, one warning: the show’s dialogue is 99.9% German, so that means a lot of subtitles.

On tonight’s episode, “Atlantic Lion,” in Brussels, Martin is assigned to seduce a NATO chief’s secretary and plant a bug in their office, and later, Martin’s aunt informs him that his mother needs a kidney transplant. Back in East Berlin, Martin’s fiancée begins taking care of Ingrid and reveals a secret she’s been keeping.

See if Martin can pull off his new assignment tonight on Sundance at 11/10c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Extant, Celebrity Wife Swap, MasterChef, Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, Flipping Out, Suits, and Mr. Robot.
 
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