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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/23/11

An exciting note is only a little over a week until Halloween. Anyone dressing up or doing something fun? I’m going to be a zombie for my niece’s haunted party, where I’m helping chaperone. It’s going to be an amazing week in the fabulous world of television, especially due to a couple of new much anticipated shows premiering. Besides those premieres, there is plenty of new TV to keep you happy, no matter what your preference is. Let’s start with tonight.

Megan’s Choice

My favorite part of TV is how it can take you away from reality and to a land where you’re just an observer. ABC’s new drama, Once Upon A Time, premiering tonight is better than most at this task. What could possibly be better than a TV show that borrows from all of your favorite fairy tales? That’s right…Nothing!

“Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison, House) is a bail bondsperson who has had a hard life since being abandoned as a baby. But when Henry—the son she gave up 10 years ago—finds her, everything changes. Henry thinks his mom is actually the long lost daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, and he’s desperate for her to help him fix things. Henry believes that Storybrooke, the sleepy New England town he calls home, is really part of a curse cast by the Evil Queen, freezing fairytale characters in the modern world with no memory of their former selves. Emma is a tough sell on this idea, but when she actually gets to Storybrooke, she senses that there’s more than meets the eye. Henry gives Emma the tour around town with the help of his fairytale book, the town, and its inhabitants, like Henry’s therapist Archie Hopper and the enigmatic Mr. Gold, seem just strange enough to set off her already suspicious nature. She becomes even more concerned for Henry when she meets his adopted mother, Regina, who he suspects is none other than the Evil Queen herself!

Storybrooke is a place where magic lurks, even though it’s been forgotten, and no one seems able to find their happily ever after. In order to understand where the fairytale world’s former inhabitants came from and what ultimately led to the Evil Queen’s wrath, you’ll need a glimpse into their previous lives. Prepare yourself for an awakening. Meanwhile, the epic battle for the future of all worlds, modern and fairytale alike, is about to begin. For good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell.”

Of course, it also boasts a fabulous cast of Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love), Lana Parrilla (Miami Medical), Robert Carlyle (Stargate Universe), Josh Dallas (Thor), and so many more!

To watch your favorite fairytale characters in a light you’ve never seen before, tune in to ABC at 8/7c. and prepare to be addicted from the start. Learn where to find episodes online of Once Upon a Time @ Clicker.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/16/11

Tonight ushers in a whole new week of television, and what a week it’s going to be. Tonight is a bit slower, but that doesn’t mean it’s not of the utmost enjoyment. Remember to extend your DVR recordings to account for football and baseball. Also, if you’re a fan of The X Factor, don’t forget the new episode is on tonight on a special night, due to baseball from last week. Now, let’s see what you should be watching.

Megan’s Choice

There is something empowering about watching a woman lawyer kick some serious ass in the court room—and then go be a seductress with her man. That’s what you get when you watch The Good Wife: legal drama with a sexual undertone. Julianna Margulies is amazing, and if you haven’t given yourself the pleasure of watching, you should.

On tonight’s episode, Alicia tries a pro bono case in which the witness becomes the suspect. Elsewhere, Will and Diane discuss the firm’s future.

Dare to fall in love with another drama when you tune in to CBS at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Good Wife @ Clicker.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/9/11

Tomorrow is our Canadian Thanksgiving, but today is the day my family is having our dinner. I plan on being full of turkey, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie—and sleepy. My grand plan is to enjoy dinner, and then sit back and enjoy some great television, because tonight is full of it! Let’s take a look at what you should be watching.

Megan’s Choice

Luckily, my choice tonight isn’t affected by the baseball finals that are on…I hate baseball. Tonight, I think you should be watching The Amazing Race, because after all these seasons, it still manages to deliver. I’ve been enjoying how they have been mixing it up this season, especially the double elimination. Ethan and Jenna, as well as Ron and Bill, were eliminated. It was like my dreams came true—both of those teams annoyed me. 🙂 Although the thing that was making me the most nuts was when people were losing out because they didn’t read the instructions on the sign. After that many years of watching The Amazing Race, people should know to always read EVERYTHING.

On tonight’s episode, “Don’t Lay Down on Me Now,” the race continues in Indonesia, where a mechanical problem leaves one team sidelined. Meanwhile, a confusing roadblock at an 8th Century Buddhist temple causes two rival duos to join forces to figure out the difficult mental challenge.

Also, don’t forget to record the CBS block of shows long because of football!

To see who joins teams and who gets sidelined, tune in to CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Amazing Race @ Clicker.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/2/11

Last week was a super busy week in television, and my DVR is tired. Unfortunately, it won’t be getting much of a break, because this week will be even busier. Let’s take a look at what you should be watching tonight, and pace yourself, because this week is going to be a long one!

Megan’s Choice

Last week’s premiere of The Amazing Race really took us on a journey. I’ve yet to pick a favorite team, but I do find the flight attendant couple of Ron and Bill kind of annoying. Also, is it just me, or do they look a lot alike? They look like they’re related; I find it disconcerning. I’m also not a huge fan of Ethan and Jenna, for no other reason than they get on my nerves. 🙂 I’m sure by the end of tonight’s episode, I’ll have people I really dislike and ones I do like.

On tonight’s episode, the race continues in Indonesia, where the teams face a double elimination.

To see how the teams survive this leg of the race, tune in to CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Amazing Race @ Clicker.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/31/11

It’s the beginning of another new week of television, and the summer season is showing no signs of slowing down. That’s how this summer has been as a whole, though, isn’t it? I feel like we’ve been stuck at full throttle the whole summer, and it’s just flying by. At least tonight, we can sit back and take some time to enjoy a few hours of delicious television.

Megan’s Choice

Every week, I find myself glued to my television screen, mesmerized by what is happening on True Blood. Shapeshifters, vampires, and witches … oh my! Last week’s crazy episode brought us a lot of strange, yet oddly intriguing stories. Tommy killed his parents, becoming a skinwalker. Eric had a bad dream and ended up cuddling up to Sookie. Bill knows that Sookie has been hiding Eric, and he’s on his way. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I know that Bill is going to be really angry. Aww, poor Bill… NOT! I’m going to be so happy when we finally get the shower scene between Eric and Sookie that was promised by Alan Ball.

On tonight’s episode, Sookie hunts for Jason under a full moon. Arlene and Terry wonder about the cause of a strange fire. Debbie pressures Alcide to relocate. Lafayette has a spiritual experience in Mexico, and Eric gives in to a highter authority.

Tune in to HBO at 9/8c and enjoy the naughty ride. Learn where to find episodes online of True Blood @ Clicker.
 
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