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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/16/15

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

sex&drugs716smallTonight is the premiere of the hilarious new FX comedy, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Johnny Rock (Denis Leary, Rescue Me) is an aging 90s rocker whose legendary band, The Heathens, was just about to release its first album when lead guitarist Flash (John Corbett, Northern Exposure) found Johnny in bed with his wife. The band, which also consisted of drummer Bam Bam (Robert Kelly, Louie) and bassist Rehab (John Ales, You Wish), quickly fell apart afterwards. Now it’s 25 years later, and Johnny is still a broke, never-was rocker trying to make a name for himself. Johnny’s wife Ava (Elaine Hendrix, Anger Management) continues to stick by him, but manager Ira (Josh Pais, Law & Order: SVU) is running out of ideas. That is, until talented young ingenue Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies, Victorius) shows up, looking for Johnny’s help.

I’ve seen the first four episodes of the series, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. That cast has great chemistry — you really feel like they’ve known one another for 25 years. The show is so much fun, with many hilarious laugh-out-loud moments and some amazing musical performances. Who knew Denis Leary was a musician/singer?! What I really enjoy about this show is the serialized nature of the episodes. The series feels very much like one long film, and each episode is just one small chapter chronicling the adventure of this band. I’m excited to see how the season-long arc plays out while also laughing at the band’s crazy antics each week!

The cast was at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend to talk about the show, and I’ve posted videos from the press room at NoReruns.net (http://www.noreruns.net/2015/07/15/sexdrugsrockroll-press-room-san-diego-comic-con-2015/).

On tonight’s episode, “Don’t Wanna Die Anonymous,” an Afghan Whigs reunion inspires Johnny to see if he can get the band back together in the premiere of this comedy about an aging and broke bad-boy rocker from the 1990s who gets another shot at fame 25 years later as a songwriter for a brash and talented young singer who’s a big fan of his earlier work.

See the start of this new comedy tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Under the Dome, Rookie Blue, Wayward Pines, Married, Complications, Dominion, Geeks Who Drink, and Reactor.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/15/15

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 #1

lacheysbarsmallI’m a big fan of brothers Nick and Drew Lachey. I’ve been a fan of Nick’s for a while, and Drew was my favorite on his season of Dancing with the Stars. So when I learned that they were starring in a new docu-reality show, I knew I was there. The show follows Nick and Drew as they fulfill a lifelong dream of opening a bar in their hometown of Cincinnati. Together, they’ll get involved with everything, from the ground up, including learning about running a business. Drew and his wife Lea live in Cincinnati full time with their kids, while Nick and his wife Vanessa split their time between Cincinnati and LA and, at the time of filming, were about to welcome a new baby into their family. (Since then, they’ve had a baby girl.) So the show should be a lot of fun!

On tonight’s episode, “A Bar is Born!,” Nick returns to Cincinnati, where he and Drew are opening a bar together. They must quickly make several key decisions about the bar and decide to embark on a pub crawl as a means of research.

See the brothers on their home turf tonight on A&E at 10:30/9:30c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/14/15

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!

Kyle’s Choice

zoo714smallCBS’s new “when animals attack” drama, Zoo, has wasted no time getting to the action, suspense, and animal craziness. Last week, we saw that the animal phenomenon is not limited to cats and that the animals are actually premeditating and planning out their murderous acts. In Africa, Jackson and Captain Kavimba found Abraham’s body in the tree and discovered that the lions had not fatally wounded him — they were sending a message to the humans. And back in LA, Jamie and Mitch operated on a lion and discovered that a chemical in the animals may be allowing them to communicate with one another. Meanwhile, in Slovenia, a man was lured into an alley by the family dog, only to be surrounded by a bunch of the dog’s vicious pals, who tore the man apart. The dog then went back to the man’s hotel room, knocked on the door, and pretended like nothing happened when the man’s wife let him in.

What is causing the animals to rise up against the humans, and does their dangerous form of communication extend across species? Can these people find a way to stop the animals before they wipe out the entire human population? I really enjoyed the original James Patterson novel, but this series is completely different and only similar in the general concept — the characters and reasons for the dangerous animal behavior have all been changed. So it’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out.

This past weekend, I got a chance to talk with the executive producers of the series, as well as two of the stars, in the CBS press room at the San Diego Comic-Con. You can find these interviews at NoReruns.net. (I had to ask them if that dog was really supposed to have knocked on the hotel room door!)

On tonight’s episode, “The Silence of the Cicadas,” Jackson flies to Japan with Abraham to recover the rest of his father’s research involving animals; Jamie convinces Mitch to join her when she shows a Louisiana senator their findings on the abnormal behavior of the zoo lions; a shadowy intelligence agent recruits Chloe in Paris; and a death-row inmate escapes from a Mississippi prison during a vicious wolf invasion.

Learn more about why the animals are attacking tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Hollywood Game Night, Tyrant, Clipped, Chrisley Knows Best, Royal Pains, Scream, and Another Period.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/13/15

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

sytycd2015smallI’ve been really enjoying this season of So You Think You Can Dance. The split of “street” dancers versus “stage” has been interesting. I think there’s both positive and negative things about the way they’re doing that. On the one hand, it was great seeing the dancers stretch themselves in the genres they weren’t at all familiar with (such as an animator doing contemporary or a contemporary dancer doing hip hop). We found some real stars that way. But on the other hand, I can’t wait to see if they take the street dancers more in-depth in that area, for example. So it’ll be interesting, now that they’ve chosen their top 10 street & stage dancers! My favorites so far are JaJa for street and Jim for stage, but honestly, it’s a great top 20, and I can’t wait to see how the season plays out!

On tonight’s episode, “Top 20 Perform,” it’s the first live show of the season! The Top 20 have been chosen, and now it’s time for the dancers to show America they have what it takes to win.

To watch the Top 20 give it everything they’ve got and to see a special guest performer take the stage, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing American Ninja Warrior, Cake Wars, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Major Crimes, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Murder in the First, Southern Fried Road Trip, & Top 5 Restaurants.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/9/15

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

rookieblue79smallIt’s been a great season of Rookie Blue so far. I have to admit that I had my doubts, given the way they ended last season with Marlo’s pregnancy and how the writers have treated Andy & Sam in the past. But they both seem to be committed to making it work, and Marlo (so far) doesn’t seem to want to get in the middle of them. How it will continue to play out, I don’t know, but I have my fingers crossed. Meanwhile, last week’s story line with the ultra-conservative/strict/abusive father was crazy. It got even crazier when the little boy tried to poison his sister. I was glad they were able to convince the mom to get her and the kids out of their home situation.

On tonight’s episode, “Uprising,” as tensions are running high in an over-capacity women’s correctional facility, a riot breaks out while Andy, Juliet, Nick, and Gail are there to transfer two inmates. The officers are separated, and a lock-down situation leads to Andy and Juliet being trapped with a dangerous prisoner who is desperate to prove her innocence. Meanwhile, Sam shows up at Marlo’s ultrasound and stays by her side while they anxiously wait to hear if something’s wrong with the baby. Episode was directed by series star Gregory Smith.

See if the officers get out of the prison riot safely tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Boom!, Food Fighters, Complications, Beat Bobby Flay, & Lip Sync Battle.
 
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