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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/10/14

Earlier this week, it was the latest in the long series of stressful hurdles that is attending San Diego Comic-Con—the hotel lottery. While the process itself takes less than a minute, it’s the 3-day wait to find out if you got a hotel that’s the really stressful part. At least the weekend is almost here, and I’m excited for Saturday, as I’ll be driving to NYC to attend the Saturday Night Live dress rehearsal show. But since that’s still two nights away, let’s get to our TV recommendations for tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

suits410smallTonight, the third season of Suits comes to a close. Last week, Louis didn’t take his break-up well, shutting himself off from the rest of the world. Back at the office, an attorney threatened to reveal that Harvey and Mike had used bribery to win a case, but Harvey wanted to squash the situation before people started delving into Mike’s past. Meanwhile, Mike told Rachel about the investment banking job offer, and she agreed he should take it because his fake degree would never let him reach his full potential as a lawyer. And Jessica had to deal with a former partner who was out for revenge.

It looked like Mike was leaning toward taking the job, but then he told Harvey he got a hacker to enter his information into the state bar system. At the same time, Harvey was thinking of telling Scottie the truth about Mike since his constant lying was pulling them apart. Will Mike stay, and is he still in danger of being found out? Will Harvey continue to keep the secret? And will Louis be able to protect Jessica and the firm from Charles’s attack?

On tonight’s episode, “No Way Out,” Harvey and Mike clash with a tenacious U.S. attorney. Elsewhere, Scottie and Harvey struggle to reach a compromise, and Mike and Rachel have different ideas about the future.

See how the season ends tonight on USA Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy, Community, Parks and Recreation, Parenthood, Surviving Jack, Sirens, and Review.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/6/14

It’s insane how much new TV is on these days—and it always feels like I am in a hopeless battle to keep up with all of it! While the last thing I need is to do is add even more new shows to my already 95+% full TiVo, we’ve got a couple of them among our suggestions of what you should check out tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

sirenssmallTonight, USA Network adds the new comedy series Sirens to its schedule. The series follows a group of talented-but-immature Chicago EMTs whose skills at saving people in their ambulance haven’t really extended to saving their own relationships. Police officer Theresa (Jessica McNamee) broke up with her sports-loving EMT boyfriend Johnny (Michael Mosley) due to his inability to commit. Now Johnny drives in an ambulance along with his all-knowing best friend Hank (Kevin Daniels) and wide-eyed rookie Brian (Kevin Bigley), who still lives with his parents.

The premise sounds ripe for humor—and with Denis Leary as one of the execuive producers, I have high hopes that this show will be a lot of fun. It’s been a really long time since USA has had an original 30-minute comedy series, but with reruns of Modern Family doing so well for the network, it seems like the right time to try again.

On tonight’s first episode, “Pilot,” Johnny sees Theresa for the first time since taking a break from their relationship, while Hank decides who to list as his emergency contact. And in the second episode, “A Bitch Named Karma,” the guys enter a heady discussion about karma after lightning strikes at a church picnic, while a scheduling conflict leaves them obligated to educate children about CPR on the same day as a big football game.

Check out this original new comedy tonight on USA Network at 10/9c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Elementary, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Grey’s Anatomy, Community, Parks and Recreation, Hollywood Game Night, Parenthood, Chopped Canada, King of the Nerds, Suits, Vikings, Review, Portlandia, and The Red Road.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/27/14

What a difference a week makes! I already miss the Olympics, and I didn’t even watch a minute of the events or ceremonies. But I loved the way it soothed my over-taxed TiVo! While it’s great to get a lot of new things to watch, it’s also a bit overwhelming—it looks like my weekends are once again going to be dedicated to catching up on the prior 6 days of DVR backlog!

Kyle’s Choice

theredroad227smallTonight, Sundance TV kicks off the all-new original drama, The Red Road. When a college student disappears in the New Jersey Mountains, home of the Lenape Mountain Native American tribe, it doesn’t help the already-tense race relations in the area. In charge of the investigation is Sheriff Harold Jensen (Martin Henderson). His wife Jean (Julianne Nicholson, Boardwalk Empire), a recovering alcoholic, is over-protective of the couple’s two girls and doesn’t like the idea of her daughter dating a Native American. Meanwhile, Lenape Tribe member and ex-con Phillip Kopus (Jason Momoa, Game of Thrones) mysteriously returns to town to visit his father Jack (Tom Sizemore), a longtime drug dealer and criminal.

Sundance seems to be firing on all cylinders lately when it comes to these original/imported dramas, so I’m really interested to check out this new series. It’s got a great cast and an interesting premise. Plus, it’s also only 6 episodes, so it’s not a huge time commitment in this increasingly busy TV landscape!

On tonight’s episode, “Arise My Love, Shake Off This Dream,” police officer Harold Jenson tries to balance his increasingly stressful work duties while his home life slips into disarray; a shocking tragedy upends the lives of all involved.

See how the student’s disappearance affects all those involved tonight on Sundance at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy, Community, Parks and Recreation, Hollywood Game Night, Parenthood, Chopped Canada, King of the Nerds, Vikings, and Portlandia.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/6/14

When will this snow finally go away?! I blame Punxsutawney Phil for the foot of the white stuff that got dumped on us here in Massachusetts yesterday. With the Winter Olympics starting up, the TV selections are going to be a bit slimmer for the next few weeks, but I’m actually looking forward to getting a chance to clear out the TiVo. Check out our recommendations.

Kyle’s Choice

tbbt26smallLast week’s episode of The Big Bang Theory was all about the guys trying to get Comic-Con tickets. When they got shut out during the online badge sale, Sheldon decided to start his own convention, while the rest of the guys decided to find a scalper. In his search for convention guests, Sheldon made friends with James Earl Jones—though he soon regretted his new friendship, as James never stopped talking and wanted to perform childish pranks on his Star Wars co-star, Carrie Fisher. Meanwhile, the girls decided to go on a “grown-ups” night out, but their “high tea” ended up being a mother/daughter event for little girls.

Who knew James Earl Jones was so hilarious—well, I guess I should have known based on those great Sprint ads he does with Malcolm McDowell. The actor seemed up for anything on this episode, and he delivered! On the other hand, the stuff about the Comic-Con tickets felt way too real and made me even more stressed out about getting my SDCC badge this Saturday!

On tonight’s episode, “The Locomotive Manipulation,” Amy has amour on her mind when she talks Sheldon into a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway to Napa Valley wine country. Back at home, Leonard and Penny make an emergency visit to the vet with Raj’s dog.

See if Amy’s able to get Sheldon to romance her even a little tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Rake, and King of the Nerds.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/30/14

Sadly, another of this year’s new series has been gobbled up by the Cancellation Bear—NBC has stopped production on Thursday comedy Sean Saves the World. While UK folks need to pay an annoying TV license, at least they don’t have to worry about the shows produced with that money being pulled, leaving unaired episodes! I find this practice by US networks incredibly frustrating and annoying—all shows have fans, people put their time and effort into making those episodes, and those fans should get to see them! How do shows like Betrayal and Dads get to air out their full seasons while far better shows get pulled early?! But enough of my ranting… Let’s get on to our list of shows (that are still on the air) that we suggest you check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

kingofthenerds2014smallLast week, TBS kicked off another King of the Nerds competition, with eleven new geeks from all walks of nerd-dom entering the hallowed halls of Nerdvana to duke it out to take a seat atop the Throne of Games. The season started off with captains Zachary and Chris selecting their teams. Since there was an odd number of players, Kelsey was left unselected. However, she was given the power to swap places with one of the others, and she chose Nicole. Nicole thought she was headed home, but in a twist of events, it was deemed that being kicked out by somebody who wasn’t even on a team was nerdier than not being picked at all, so she got to choose her team, and that team would be the winner. She chose for Kelsey to head to the losing team. In the Nerd-off, Kelsey and Chris competed in a fantasy trivia competition called “Nerdditch,” which ultimately sent Kelsey home. I can’t say I was sad to see Kelsey go—I found her pretty annoying…especially her constant speaking in other languages. I’m not sure who I’m rooting for yet, but I’m looking forward to seeing what other fun, nerdy competitions await these contestants.

On tonight’s episode, “Weird…Science?,” the nerds’ knowledge of science is tested. Appearing: Bill Nye, Mayim Bialik, and Blake Marggraff.

Find out which nerd goes home tonight on TBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Elementary, Community, Parks and Recreation, and Rake.
 
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