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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/30/14

My TiVo had been so overworked lately that I just assumed all of the fall TV shows had already started. However, I was wrong—tonight there are at least 7 new/returning shows starting up, including the entire CBS primetime lineup (well, The Big Bang Theory is just returning to its old night, but still)! We’ve got some suggestions to help you decide what to watch on this Hallows Eve eve.

Kyle’s Choice

elementary1030smallI’m looking forward to tonight’s return of Elementary. When we last saw our super-sleuths, Sherlock and Joan were trying to clear Mycroft after he had been framed to look like a mole within MI6. Sherlock agreed to work for MI6 (though only temporarily) in order to discover the identity of the real mole. However, in the process, some details of Mycroft’s involvement with the NSA came to light, forcing him to go into hiding. Afterwards, Joan realized that she needed some space from Sherlock and decided to move out of the apartment. Meanwhile, British Intelligence offered Sherlock a more permanent position, which he accepted.

So what does this mean for Joan and Sherlock’s partnership? I’m sure the show will find a way to resolve this rather quickly and bring these two back together, solving cases again in no time. I really enjoy the relationship between Joan and Sherlock, and I’m looking forward to seeing what interesting and entertaining cases we have to look forward to this season.

On tonight’s premiere, “Enough Nemesis to Go Around,” Holmes returns to New York City with a new apprentice and a renewed interest in working with the NYPD after being fired by London’s MI6. Unfortunately, Joan, the NYPD’s new go-to private investigator, must give her approval first before Sherlock can resume consulting for the department.

Catch the season premiere tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The McCarthys, How to Get Away with Murder, Bad Judge, A to Z, Parenthood, Bones, Gracepoint, and Newsreaders.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/22/14

It’s the week of new television, and honestly it is super exciting every night for me. Tonight has shows returning and a few new shows, so let’s stop the chit chat and see what we’re recommending!

Megan’s Choice #1

gotham922smallGotham premieres tonight, and I am ecstatic for many reasons — and not just because Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.) is incredibly adorable, but because there’s a comic book lover in all of us. When I first heard the idea to do a story about how Gotham got to where it is today, how Commissioner Gordon got where he is, and how all the now famous criminals became as evil as they are, I was a little hesitant. Now I am not. Jada Pinkett Smith is fabulous as Fish Mooney, a gang boss, and the depictions of the younger versions of Catwoman, the Penguin, and the Riddler are fantastic. It’s refreshing to see how Bruce Wayne and the Commissioner became friends before they both became the heroes they are today. If you were going to write this show off right away because you don’t like comics…please don’t. It’s worth tuning in for at least one episode to see if it can catch your love like it has mine.

On tonight’s series premiere, “Pilot,” a rookie police officer working the streets of Gotham, a city on the verge of chaos, investigates the double murder of a couple and ends up befriending their son, only to end up witnessing the rise of one of the most iconic super heroes of all times.

To see where our beloved Batman started, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/15/14

It’s been a busy week for me—I’ve had daily training for work during West Coast work hours, even though I’m still on the East Coast. But at least that’s allowed me to keep up with all of the early-morning press releases as each of the networks announced its fall schedule prior to their formal Upfront presentation later in the day. It looks like there are quite a few time slot shake-ups for existing shows, as well as lots of new programs to fill in the gaps from last week’s blood bath. Every day this week, many shows have been airing their season finales, and tonight is no different!

Kyle’s Choice

greysanatomy515smallTonight, Grey’s Anatomy finishes up its tenth season. Last week, despite a successful outcome, Doctor Bailey was looking at some serious consequences for her decision to inject a young child with a disabled HIV virus without his parents’ consent. However, Stephanie stood up and took full blame for the situation in order to prevent Bailey from losing her license. Meanwhile, Callie discovered that she could no longer conceive children after her car accident; Amelia told Meredith she didn’t want to leave Seattle, but had to leave James; and Derek told Meredith that he wanted to move to Washington DC.

How will Christina’s exit from the show happen tonight, and how will it affect the others? Will Derek and Meredith leave Seattle? Will Arizona be the mother to another child for Callie and her?

I really hate the way that ABC has been advertising these final episodes of the season. It would have been so much better to not broadcast the fact that Christina is leaving and let it be a surprise. Plus, a few weeks ago, it would have been a fun surprise for loyal fans if the return of Doctor Burke hadn’t been revealed ahead of time. Also, the fact that they have been promoting that Christina is leaving implies that we don’t even have to even be concerned that Derek or Meredith might leave Seattle—otherwise, they would have been adding a countdown for them as well in all the ads!

On tonight’s episode, “Fear (of the Unknown),” Cristina’s coworkers give her a fond send-off. Meanwhile, a possible terrorist act occurs in Seattle and leads to pandemonium at the hospital; Meredith makes a life-altering choice; and a doctor gets alarming news.

Find out what choice Meredith makes and if the hospital surivives intact tonight on ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, Bad Teacher, Elementary, and Hollywood Game Night.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/8/14

I was going to recommend the Surviving Jack season finale tonight (and I still think it’s worth checking out), but the axes have already started falling, and yesterday, FOX announced the death of Enlisted, Surviving Jack, Dads, and Rake. Tonight and tomorrow night, you can expect the rest of the cancellations and renewals to flood the internet. I really hope some of my favorite comedies survive! We’ve got some recommendations for you to check out tonight as you nervously await the fate of your favorite shows.

Kyle’s Choice

hollywoodgamenighttop102013asmallHollywood Game Night is always a hilarious hour of TV. I love how they have been constantly introducing new games throughout the season to keep the show fresh and entertaining. I also enjoy that I can rely on some of my favorite games returning over and over again. It always fun watching the mix of celebrities harass one another in jest during the lighthearted competition.

On tonight’s episode, “He Said, She Said,” host Jane Lynch welcomes celebrities John Legend, Andy Roddick, Donald Faison, Chrissy Teigen, Brooklyn Decker, and Sarah Chalke.

See the fun tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, Bad Teacher, Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy, and Surviving Jack.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/1/14

The cable Upfronts have begun, and we are already starting to get flooded with announcements of lots of great new shows for which I have no idea how I’m going to find the time to watch. However, the broadcast networks will soon be making their late-afternoon announcements as to which shows have met their doom (FOX just said that Almost Human won’t be returning). There are some show cancellations that would actually do me a favor, as I have a really hard time quitting shows on my own, but there are also some fun comedies that are in trouble that I really hope get picked up! Speaking of comedies, we’ve got a fun trio of recommendations for you to check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

reviewsmallTonight, the first season of the hilarious Comedy Central series Review comes to a close. Over the course of the season, we’ve seen critic Forrest MacNeil pretty much destroy his life while reviewing real-life experiences chosen by his viewers. The many crazy things he has done in the name of his job have included stealing, becoming a racist, making a sex tape, divorcing his wife, and even getting married again (which didn’t last very long). Last week, his attempt to review being the life of the party caused Forrest to reconnect with his son. Could this be a glimmer of hope that Forrest may actually rebuild his life with his family and be happy once again?

While each episode of the series finds Forrest attempting 2 or 3 crazy reviews, what I have really enjoyed about the show is the continuity from episode to episode. Things don’t reset from week-to-week. All of the misfortune and bad things Forrest has chosen to impart upon himself keeps building up. How will Forrest ruin his life tonight, or is there still a chance he’ll redeem himself?

Note: If you have missed any of the first 8 episodes, Comedy Central has made them available for free via their YouTube channel.

On tonight’s episode, “Quitting, Last Day, Irish,” Forrest quits a job; seizes an opportunity; and tries being Irish.

To see how the season ends and if Forrest can reclaim a good life, tune in to Comedy Central at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, Bad Teacher, Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy, Surviving Jack, Sirens, and Vikings.
 
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