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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/16/14

Holy crap… Christmas is less than 6 weeks away! (Don’t shoot the messenger!) I cannot believe how fast time is flying by, and now all the fall finales start, as well as a bunch of Christmas specials, which I am always excited for. Speaking of Christmas specials, let’s see what we’re recommending tonight.

Megan’s Choice #1

angelsandornamentssmallYou can always count on Hallmark Channel to bring us some holiday cheer, and tonight they’re bringing it with a movie, Angels and Ornaments. I’m aware some of you may be avoiding these movies because it’s only November, but this TV addict is embracing the joy. One of the reasons that this movie caught my eye was because it stars Jessalyn Gilsig from Glee and one of my favorite actors from Flashpoint, Sergio Di Zio, who played Spike.

The movie follows Gilsig’s character, Corrine, as she prepares for her favorite holiday, auditioning for the Christmas concert at church and playing carols for shoppers at the music store where she works with her childhood friend Dave (Graham Abbey, Covert Affairs). Her holiday season gets a strange twist of romantic fate when a new co-worker, Harold (Di Zio), tries to form a love connection between Corrine and Dave. With Harold’s help, Corrine starts to see her friend in a different light, but she’s curious about Harold’s interest in her life. What Corrine doesn’t know is that Harold is on a Christmas Eve deadline from a higher power to make this holiday fairytale come true.

It’s a feel-good, romantic movie that is bound to help you get into the holiday spirit, so join me in feeling the joy when you tune in to Hallmark Channel at 8/7c.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/23/14

Earlier this week, I had a great time at the 8th Annual Syfy Digital Press Tour event in Orlando—we had panels with the cast/creators of many Syfy series and got exclusive access to the Harry Potter parks at Universal Studios. I’ll be posting write-ups and videos soon at NoReruns.net, but right now, I’m finishing up the week visiting with my parents. Due to all of this, I’ve fallen way behind on my TV this week, having only watched three episodes of TV since Saturday! But in case you are all caught up on your DVR backlog, we’ve got a couple of suggestions for you to check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

newsreaders1023smallTonight at midnight, Newsreaders returns to Adult Swim (Cartoon Network) for a second season. This hilarious Childrens Hospital spin-off is a parody of news magazine shows like 60 Minutes. I really enjoyed the first season of fake news stories led by anchor Louis LaFonda (Mather Zickel), but this year, Reagan Biscayne (Alan Tudyk, Firefly) takes over the fake news desk. And the season looks like the season will be chock-full of fun, amazing guest stars—Billy Ray Cyrus, Malin Akerman, Rob Huebel, Rob Riggle, Martin Starr, James Urbaniak, Tom Lennon, Danny Pudi, Scott Adsit, Jenna Fischer, Mel Cowan, Ryan Hansen, Marc Evan Jackson, Steve Little, Harold Perrineau, the Sklar Brothers, David Wain, and David Hasselhoff.

On tonight’s premiere, “F-Dancing, Are You Decent?” the prom is threatened by a new dance. Also: Clavis Kim answer the question: “Are you a racist?”

Check out the funny tonight on Adult Swim/Cartoon Network at 11:59/10:59c.

I’ll also be recording Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Bad Judge, A to Z, Parenthood, and Gracepoint.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/12/14

As I write this up, I’m watching the latest episode of Z Nation. I gotta say, this show amuses me to no end. It truly cracks me up. DJ Qualls is hysterical, and 10K rocks. But enough about me… ;) Read on to see what we’re recommending tonight.

Jenny’s Choice

csi1012smallOn last week’s CSI, a robbery turned homicide at a medical marijuana shop ended up being a kidnapping…but then it turned out the wife of the shop’s owner set it all up—including her own “kidnapping” and that of their kids’—in order to get the money. It was pretty sad, actually. But I love this show. I’m interested to see how long they’re going to drag out the Gig Harbor Killer story line. Now that Julie’s in Seattle looking into the background of the brothers, I’m sure it’ll be put on the back burner for the most part.

On tonight’s episode, “Bad Blood,” Sara and Greg are quarantined after responding to a crime scene that’s contaminated with a deadly pathogen. James Lesure (Men at Work, Mr. Sunshine, Las Vegas) & Lauren Stamile (Burn Notice, Grey’s Anatomy) guest star.

Check out this timely story line tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Funniest Home Videos, Guy’s Grocery Games, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Halloween Wars, Catch a Contractor, & Cutthroat Kitchen.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/5/14

Just a moment to grinch… On Friday night, I went to watch Hawaii Five-0 and realized that, while it showed it recorded, it wouldn’t play. I started checking all the other recordings, and everything from Thursday morning on is the same. I’d been catching up on shows from earlier in the week and hadn’t tried anything from Thursday or Friday until then, so I didn’t know. Argh! This same exact thing happened a month ago, and AT&T came out, tested all the lines, found nothing wrong, and replaced the DVR, which meant I lost everything on there. Thankfully it wasn’t too bad. But now the season’s started and I have a bunch of shows on there. Someone is coming out this afternoon (I was surprised but pleased they’d be working on a Sunday…) to look into it, but it’s going to turn out the same way. This was a NEW BOX. What caused it this time? *sigh* So yeah, I’m not a happy camper. On a good note, it’s the start of a new week, which means great new episodes. To help you narrow down what you should be watching, check out our recommendations.

Jenny’s Choice

halloweenwars2012smallI’m happy because Halloween Wars returns for a new season tonight. I’ve seen some great cake decorators and sugar artists on shows like Next Great Baker, but the talent on Halloween Wars absolutely blows me away. A cake decorator, sugar artist, and pumpkin carver all team up, and five teams compete to win $50,000, with one team going home each week. The Halloween-themed displays range from humorous to gory to creepy…but all are amazing. The show’s a lot of fun and well worth the watch.

On tonight’s episode, “The Haunted Farm,” five teams go to battle to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays that capture a terrifying Haunted Farm. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated. Naomi Grossman, who appeared in American Horror Story: Asylum is the guest judge.

See the fun and terrifying displays tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Catch a Contractor, Madam Secretary, CSI, & Cutthroat Kitchen.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/21/14

It’s here, it’s here! The new fall season is here, and I couldn’t be more overjoyed about it. I’ve watched a lot of the pilots, seen a few of the premieres for returning shows, and I’m beyond excited. Tonight is rather light compared to some of the nights this week, but there’s still a lot on, so check out our recommendations to help you narrow down your list of what to watch.

Jenny’s Choice

rvgkidssmallMy pick tonight is the finale of Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off. Yes, there are premieres tonight, but I truly adore this show. The kids are amazing cooks and so freakin’ adorable. I definitely have my favorites — I love Finn because he’s just so adorable; Sean is cute and sweet; Lauren is kind of the kid who is a little nerdy, a little unsure of herself sometimes, but she’s great; Gibson really wants to win, and he shows it, even if he doesn’t always come out on top. Really, they’re all great, and it’ll be interesting to see who pulls off the victory tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “Food Fest Showdown,” for the final challenge, the kids host a food festival, where they must cook and perform a live demo of their signature dish for the crowd; then, through comment cards from festival goers and Chef Curtis Stone, a winner will be crowned.

See who takes home the prize tonight on Food Network at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Madam Secretary, The Great Food Truck Race, Cutthroat Kitchen, & Pressure Cooker.
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