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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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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/17/14

Snow in April—that’s just crazy! At least all of yesterday’s dusting has already melted. The current TV season is starting to wind down a bit, with more and more shows airing their season finales. Tonight, there are four of them on the major networks. However, I’m sure there will be many other shows starting up next week that are eagerly waiting to take those free spots on your DVR.

Kyle’s Choice

thecrazyones417smallTonight is the one-hour season finale of The Crazy Ones. Last week, Simon had just started a relationship with a new woman named Lily (guest star Pam Dawber), and the two were really hitting it off. At the same time, Gordon’s love life was falling apart—his partner of over 20 years had decided to leave him due to his lack of spontaneity. Simon helped Gordon win back his partner, which culminated in Gordon singing a karaoke version of “Wrecking Ball,” but in the process, he ruined things with Lily. Meanwhile, Andrew and Zach managed to pawn the office pariah off on Sydney while they were coming up with a pitch for the Google Glass-like “Smart Specs.”

It was a lot of fun seeing Robin Williams and Pam Dawber reunited on-screen, and they even threw in a couple of fun Mork & Mindy references for the fans. I’ve really enjoyed this series—the cast is hilarious and work well together. I especially enjoy the outtakes they have at the end of each episode. I hope tonight’s episodes are not the last of the series, but the odds don’t sound too good, especially since a month ago, CBS announced renewals for all but 3 of their series, and this was one of the few left out.

On tonight’s first episode, “The Monster,” Simon’s team comes up with a radical way to save a library, and Gordon serves as the campaign’s reluctant poster boy. Then in “The Lighthouse,” the ad agency faces a buyout, and Simon’s ex-wife has the deciding vote. Marilu Henner guest stars.

Check out the final two episodes of the season (series?) tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, Community, Parks and Recreation, Hollywood Game Night, Parenthood, Surviving Jack, and Sirens.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/16/14

What a great week it’s been for TV. The weather, not so much. But I’ll take what I can get and just curl up under a blanket and watch TV while I try to keep warm. See what we’re recommending for you tonight.

Jenny’s Choice

hotincleveland416smallLast week on Hot in Cleveland, Joy’s “baby daddy” Simon came into town to meet not only his son, but also his grandson for the first time when they tried to get Wilbur into a prestigious preschool. Victoria ended up bringing Wilbur to the meeting, and all the family skeletons came spilling out, about Simon abandoning his son, about them meeting for the first time IN the office there at the school, and more. Needless to say, Wilbur didn’t get in, but the family agreed that was a good thing, because the school was snooty and too uppity.

On tonight’s episode, “The Undead,” Elka throws a fake funeral for Victoria so she can join her husband in hiding. Her nemesis, Susan Lucci, attends. Simon and Joy face a dilemma in their relationship. Craig Ferguson, Susan Lucci, Matt Iseman, David Cheaney, & Laird MacIntosh guest star.

See if Victoria gets away with it and what dilemma Simon & Jay face tonight on TV Land at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Mixology & The Soul Man.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/15/14

I’m not sure about anyone else, but I think that this weather has been the weirdest we’ve had in a long time. One day, it’s warm, sunny, and spring-like. The next, it’s snowing?! Honestly, I dare not pack away the winter clothes because at this rate, we’re going to get a snowstorm in July! To keep my mind off the schizophrenic weather, let’s see what we’re recommending tonight.

Megan’s Choice #1

ncisla415smallThis season of NCIS: LA has been a complete emotional rollercoaster, especially with the story line involving Kensi and Deeks. I was so excited to see Kensi back, but I think I hated her in Ops as much as Eric did, although I do admit to liking Nell in the field. Kensi is still my favorite girl agent, though. They haven’t written themselves into a corner with the relationship, because at the moment, there really is no set decision for them. They could be together or not—I vote for together! On the other hand, Sam and Callen are both kicking ass and taking names as usual; especially last week, when they solved a murder that surrounded money embezzled from Al Qaeda years ago. In the end, the money was found and the bad guys went away, which in my books is a good ending.

On tonight’s episode, “Three Hearts,” when an undercover NCIS agent is suspected of working for the smuggler he’s supposed to be investigating, the team takes him into custody to find his true intentions. Meanwhile, Kensi and Deeks discuss their personal relationship as Kensi returns to the field.

To see where Kensi and Deeks head, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.
 
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