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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/2/15

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

impastor92smallI have been really enjoying TV Land’s new comedy Impastor and was thrilled by the news earlier this week that the series has been picked up for a second season! One of the things I really enjoy about the show, besides the humor and wonderful cast, is the serialized nature of the story. While there’s always some hilarious new situations each week, I like how each episode builds off of the previous one — and usually leaves us with a mini cliffhanger for the next week.

In last week’s episode, 11-year-old photographer Miles caught Buddy having sex with Ashlee in the woods, demanding that he get to cop a feel with Dora in exchange for the photos. As Buddy tried to figure out a solution to his blackmail problem, more bad news arrived: Kenny’s dead body washed ashore, and the police wanted to speak with him. Meanwhile, Dora was organizing the town’s annual Reformation Day Fair; and Alden Schmidt purchased a burner phone to secretly call a prostitute. However, when Buddy discovered this, he used this information to get Schmidt to help solve his police problem.

On tonight’s episode, “Bingo Tell It On the Mountain,” Buddy is threatened by a new family in town; Dora asks Buddy for help to overcome a strange addiction; and Schmidt has a rendezvous with Ashlee.

To see how the season ends, tune in to TV Land at 10:30/9:30c

Tip: If your cable provider doesn’t carry TV Land in HD, set your season recording on Nickelodeon instead!

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Celebrity Wife Swap, MasterChef, Young & Hungry, Kevin from Work, Mr. Robot, The Jim Gaffigan Show, and Twinning.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/1/15

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!

Jenny’s Choice

rizzoliisles91smallBecause of my hospital stay in July, I got WAY backed up on TV. I’ve finally cleared 90% of it off, just in time for the new stuff to start. One of the things I was backed up on was Rizzoli & Isles, and I’m so glad I caught up in time for tonight’s summer finale. There’s been some fantastic stories this season. The most notable came the last couple of weeks, with the introduction of the fire at Jane’s apartment, which then led to Jane’s problem last week with her credit cards all being canceled…which in turn led them to realize someone has been stalking Jane and deliberately set fire to her apartment. Eek! There were a lot of great moments last week, though: the hippie guy at the beach who gave Jane the paper flower; Jane freaking out about the crowd and their cell phones when they arrested the bad guy; Korsak and Angela’s double date and subsequent explanation of how their s.o.’s know each other; the LA medical examiner, who was even stranger and nerdier than Maura can be.

After tonight’s summer finale, we’ll have the last six episodes of season 6 coming up sometime during the winter. Then next summer will be the final, shortened season for the show, which makes me sad. I am happy that the writers had a heads-up and can write a proper series finale. Thankfully, we have plenty of show to go before that day!

On tonight’s episode, “5:26,” when an old watch is found inside a balloon of cocaine in a dead woman’s stomach, figuring out its significance becomes the key to protecting Jane — and the people she loves.

See who’s after Jane and if they can catch him/her before it’s too late tonight on TNT at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chopped, Playing House, & Hollywood Game Night.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/31/15

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

rrkidscookoffsmallI know the Remote posts have been hit or miss lately. There’s not been a lot on that we wanted to recommend that we haven’t been recommending way too often. *laugh* Thankfully, the new season starts soon! Until then, I’m totally telling you that you should watch tonight’s new episode of Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off.

Normally, it’s Rachael and Guy Fieri, each mentoring a team of kid chefs, but this season, it’s Rachael alone, along with a different guest mentor/judge each week. I was impressed with the kids this season. I didn’t see any who immediately grated on my nerves as being too cocky or snotty like I’ve seen in the past. Another new twist this season is that instead of all the kids staying for the whole competition and gaining points throughout via cooking challenges, with the winner being the one with the most points at the end, this season, one kid chef is going home each week, just like on most regular cooking competition shows. So that should be interesting to see how the kids (and their parents!) handle it!

On tonight’s episode, “Fast Food Feud,” the seven chefs must put their own spin on a fast food classic. Food critic and Internet video star Daymon Patterson joins Rachael to judge the results.

See who excels and who goes home tonight on Food Network at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing American Ninja Warrior, Penn & Teller: Fool Us,So You Think You Can Dance, & Whose Line Is It Anyway?.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/23/15

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

fearthewalkingdead823smallThe return of The Walking Dead is still six weeks away, but to help fill the zombie void, tonight AMC kicks off the new prequel/spin-off series, Fear the Walking Dead. In the original series, we were thrown right into the thick of the zombie apocalypse as Rick Grimes awoke from his coma, but we never got to see what the original outbreak was like. This new series takes a look at how those events unfolded, through the eyes of a whole new group of survivors in Los Angeles.

The cast of characters includes divorced high school English teacher Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis, Gang Related), his free-spirited ex-wife Liza (Elizabeth Rodriguez, Orange is the New Black), and their son Chris (Lorenzo James Henrie, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), as well as Travis’s fiancee Madison Clark (Kim Dickens, House of Cards) and her two kids — the highly-ambitious Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey, The 100) and college drop-out Nick (Frank Dillane, Sense8), who also has a drug problem. Joining them are immigrant barber Daniel Salazar (Rubén Blades, Gideon’s Crossing), his devoutly-religious wife Griselda (Patricia Reyes Spíndola, The Color of Passion), and their first-generation American daughter Ofelia (Mercedes Mason, 666 Park Avenue).

I’m really looking forward to seeing what the initial stages of the apocalypse are like, the panic and mayhem that ensues, and how a very different group comes together and figures out how to survive.

On tonight’s 90-minute premiere, “Pilot,” a dysfunctional blended family is forced together when they realize a reported virus is actually the start of the zombie apocalypse.

To see how the zombie apocalypse began, tune in to AMC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, The Strain, The Great Food Truck Race, The Last Ship, Falling Skies, and The Brink.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/20/15

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

review2015smallReview has continued to be highly entertaining in its second season. Last week, TV critic Forrest MacNeil had three more hilarious life experiences to review. First up was “being falsely accused” — and his assistants arranged for him to take the fall for setting a sorority house on fire. It looked like Forrest might really go to jail; however, the real perpetrator was caught and he was exonerated. After that, a young student asked Forrest to review what it was like to “sleep with your teacher,” which Forrest took literally. He found the young man’s married teacher Suzanne and had sex with her on camera. And for his final review of last week, Forrest took a look at what it was like to be a little person. He retrofit his office with giant furniture and a comically large phone and walked around on his knees like Dorf. As he tried to cook a meal for his new girlfriend Suzanne in his father’s house, Forrest accidentally started a fire. However, the fire extinguisher was too high on the wall for a little person, so he just made his way out of the house and let it burn, cursing the plight of the little person the whole time. Meanwhile, he could have just stood up, grabbed the extinguisher, and put out the fire while it was still small.

I really enjoy the serialized nature of this series — how the consequences of each of Forrest’s reviews continues to build off the previous ones. And I love how earnestly and seriously Forrest takes his reviews. It is hilarious how clueless he is to the wreck he is leaving in his wake, both to his own life and to others around him. Will Forrest’s father forgive him for burning down his house? Where will Forrest and his dad live now? Will they move in with Suzanne? And will Forrest ever find a review so bad that he’ll finally utilize the two vetoes he’s been given this season?

On tonight’s episode, “Cult, Perfect Body,” Forrest starts a cult; and tries to sculpt a perfect body by undergoing a series of enhancements.

To see Forrest’s crazy antics tonight, tune in to Comedy Central at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Under the Dome, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Married, and Documentary Now!.
 
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