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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/15/14

As I write this up, the KC Royals are down by 1 at the top of the 2nd. Eek. On the regular TV front, I’m still loving the new season and I’m still shocked we haven’t had any cancellations yet! So enjoy it while you can because I can’t imagine that’ll last. For tonight, check out our recommendations.

Jenny’s Choice

blackish1015smallI’m still enjoying black-ish on ABC. Last week was all about the “nod” and Junior not having any black friends. When Dre realized his son didn’t nod at another black student as they walked by one another, he set out to get his son some black friends. The funniest part was when he drove by a group of black teenagers and stopped, seemingly trying to “lure” them into his car and to his house. Also funny was the very odd/strange/slightly offensive guy he met at work. When he and his son came over to Dre & Rainbow’s house for dinner, his son and Junior got along well…but not because of their skin color. Dre realized it was because they shared the same interests. He’d been about to kick the co-worker out for getting into his closet and wearing his shoes that even he’d never worn, but once he saw Junior and his new friend, he realized it was a sacrifice he was willing to make—very sweet.

On tonight’s episode, “Crazy Mom,” when Dre agrees to take over Rainbow’s “mom” duties for a week, the overwhelming praise he gets from everyone at his kids’ school goes to his head. He soon finds himself pushing the envelope to outdo everyone, even the school’s “crazy mom.”

See how Dre fares as Mr. Mom tonight on ABC at 9:31/8:31c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, The Mysteries of Laura, Criminal Minds, Cutthroat Kitchen, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Chicago PD, Stalker, & Top Chef.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/24/14

We’re well into the new season now, and I couldn’t be happier. Some of my favorite shows, both old and new, have already aired, but there are more to come tonight and the rest of the week, so yay! As for tonight itself, check out our recommendations to help you weed through the whole kit and kaboodle!

Jenny’s Choice #1

blackish924smallMy first pick tonight is the new comedy black-ish, on ABC. I know this may not be a popular choice, but I love Anthony Anderson, and I’ve seen the pilot and really enjoyed it. Anderson stars as Andre “Dre” Johnson, who is married to Rainbow (played by Tracee Ellis Ross), has four kids, a great job, and a colonial home in the suburbs. When a promotion at work turns out to be different than he expected—focused on something he was unhappy about—and his son decides he wants to have a Bar Mitzvah thrown for him, it all comes to a head. Dre sets out to establish a cultural identity for him and his family that honors their heritage while embracing the future.

Is the show perfect? No, I know it isn’t. But I do think it’s very funny (Anderson and Ross are great, and Laurence Fishburne as “Pops,” Andre’s father, is hysterical. I hope everyone will tune in and give this one a shot.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Dre, an advertising exec, is happily anticipating a promotion at work, which would make him the firm’s first African American senior vice president. Rainbow, an anesthesiologist, is looking forward to Dre’s raise. Meanwhile, Andre Jr. makes an announcement: he’s converting to Judaism so he can have a Bar Mitzvah, like all his friends.

See if this new comedy makes you laugh tonight on ABC at 9:30/8:30c.
 
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