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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/23/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

anotherperiodsmallTonight, Comedy Central kicks off the new comedy series Another Period, which can only be described as Keeping Up with the Kardashians meets Downton Abbey. The series is set in turn-of-the-century Newport, Rhode Island, and follows the lives of the obscenely rich Bellacourt family. Narcissistic sisters Lillian (Natasha Leggero) and Beatrice (Riki Lindhome) are only concerned with their appearance, partying, and becoming famous, and they treat their servants horribly. The rest of the family includes parents Dodo (Paget Brewster) and Commodore (David Koechner), brother Lord Frederick (Jason Ritter), sister Hortense (Artemis Pebdani), Lillian’s husband Victor (Brian Huskey), and Beatrice’s husband Albert (David Wayne). The staff of the manor is comprised of Peepers…the head butler (Michael Ian Black), his under butler Garfield (Armen Weitzman), head housemaid Blanche (Beth Dover), groundskeeper Hamish (Brett Gelman) and new servant Celine (Christina Hendricks).

Everyone seems to have some strange quirk or some dark secret, and part of the fun of the series is going to be seeing how all of this soapy goodness plays out over the season. Tonight’s episode is already available to watch early via Comedy Central’s web site. While I’m not a fan of the Kardashians — and have never seen an episode of their show — this series looks like it has the potential to be a hilarious satire of the genre, and I’m excited to see more of this amazingly talented group of actors/comedians.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” Bellacourt Manor welcomes a new servant; a space opens up in the Newport 400; and the family receive a visit from Helen Keller.

Meet this snobby new family tonight on Comedy Central at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording I Can Do That, Tyrant, Clipped, Proof, Chrisley Knows Best, and Royal Pains.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/16/14

Can I just say that I LOVE shopping with other people’s money? *laugh* A group I belong to on Facebook has adopted a troop and a platoon of Army soldiers overseas, and I’ve been collecting donations and letters from them to buy things to put in a care package for each group of soldiers. It’s been a lot of fun. 🙂 But moving on to TV, tonight’s another great night, so we have some recommendations for what you should watch. Check them out!

Jenny’s Choice

americasgottalent2013smallMy pick tonight is the last performances episode this season of America’s Got Talent. Last week, the group was narrowed down to the final 6, and while it’s not my perfect six, I’m a big fan of several of the remaining acts. My top pick is Mat Franco, the cutey patootie magician. He’s really amazing, and his personality just shines every time he gets on stage (or off stage, as the case may be, since most of—if not all of—his acts take place down at the judges’ table and in the audience. I love watching him every time and could watch him all day. I also love AcroArmy. They’re crazy good at what they do, which is kind of dance combined with gymnastics combined with cheerleading. I love watching them because they have that danger element that doesn’t make me cringe and look away. Sons of Serendip are an amazing musical group, and I’m glad they made it through. I’m not a huge fan of Miguel Dakota, Quintavious Johnson, and Emily West, the remaining three acts, all of whom are singers. They’re all good, yeah, but…something about all of them puts me off. I’d much rather have had the other magic acts & musicians Emil & Dariel. So my fingers are crossed for Mat, and if not him, then AcroArmy or Sons of Serendip!

On tonight’s episode, “Finale Performance,” the Final 6 acts compete one last time live at the legendary Radio City Music Hall for the chance to win one million dollars and be named the most talented act in America.

Check out the last performances of the season on tonight’s two-hour new episode on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Dancing with the Stars, 19 Kids & Counting, The Jennie Garth Project, Married at First Sight, MasterChef Canada, & Chopped.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/18/13

It’s mid-week, and we’ve started the new fall season, which is fantastic. It’s been great so far, and there’s more to come. There’s only one season premiere on tonight, but we’re here to give you our recommendations—and I have to be amused, because for all our protests, all three of us tonight picked a reality show. *snicker* 😉

Jenny’s Choice

americasgottalent2013smallIt’s been a really great season of America’s Got Talent. I’ve been sad about some of the acts that have gone home, but the six acts are all great. There’s singers Cami Bradley, Forte (my favorite singing act), & Jimmy Rose, magician Collins Key, performer/dancer Kenichi Ebina, and comedian Taylor Williamson. I’m rooting for Forte, Collins Key, Kenichi, or Taylor. If one of those four wins, I’ll be happy.

On tonight’s 2-hour episode, “Results Finale,” after a thrilling summer, season eight concludes as a winner is named and awarded the $1 million grand prize. Special musical guests round out the program before host Nick Cannon reveals which act has been voted as America’s most talented. Featuring special performances from Josh Groban, Luke Bryan, Icona Pop and Il Divo with Heather Headley.

Find out which act takes home the prize tonight on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Survivor, Mystery Diners, Thieves, Inc., Top Chef Masters, & Modern Dads.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/11/13

Well, we survived Monday. It was a great night of TV, with the season premiere of Major Crimes and series premiere of King & Maxwell. I loved both. What about you? As for tonight, besides basketball, it’s the season premiere of Pretty Little Liars as well as some other great episodes. So Kyle & I are here to recommend two shows for you. 😉

Jenny’s Choice

americasgottalent2013smallLast week’s premiere of America’s Got Talent was great. I love this group of judges—Heidi Klum & Mel B were a great fit with Howard & Howie—and I loved that we saw more good acts than bad. Sure, we saw ridiculous, stupid, completely crazy acts, but for the most part, they were a lot of fun. The ten-year-old girl that sounded like the most seasoned veteran. The Southern redneck that you thought might sound like a crazy man that ended up being smooth, soulful country. Catapult, which is similar to several groups we’ve seen in the past but was still a lot of fun to watch. The dance group Hype that were cuties and seemed flippant about having thought up the routine the night before (not sure I buy that…) but ended up being really fantastic. And one of my son’s favorite acts…the orchestra that performed the fun rendition of Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe.” The comedienne who hadn’t been working as a comic for years was really great. Her impersonations were spot-on. Finally, Special Head. What can you say but…“HOW DID HE DO THAT?!” It was crazy! It was a great episode, and I’m looking forward to tonight’s second round of auditions.

On tonight’s episode, “Episode 2,” the season continues as the new judging panel settles in just in time to see even more acts from audition session two. Unique talents present themselves.

See if the great auditions continue tonight on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing So You Think You Can Dance, Counting Cars, Total Blackout, Chopped, & Exit.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/4/13

The summer season is off to a great start. It’s a busy week for TV, but here at home, things have slowed down a lot because my kid’s out of school. That also makes it a long day for me, which means the busy TV is great. 😉 So let’s see what we’re all recommending tonight.

Jenny’s Choice #1

americasgottalent2013smallTonight is the eighth season premiere of America’s Got Talent, and it’s gonna be a little different. Sharon Osbourne left the show after last season, and this season, it’ll be Howard Stern & Howie Mandel joined by former Spice Girl Mel B and supermodel TV host Heidi Klum at the judges’ table, with Nick Cannon returning as host. I wasn’t thrilled with the dog act winning last season, although they were good. But the show is still quite enjoyable to watch. 🙂

On tonight’s episode, “Premiere,” new judges Heidi Klum and Mel B join veteran judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel to begin the audition process for season eight. Auditions kick off with some of the most odd, yet extraordinary participants the show has come across in recent memory.

See the 2-hour premiere tonight on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing So You Think You Can Dance, Counting Cars, Total Blackout, Chopped, Exit, & The Little Couple.
 
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