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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/11/14

It’s still really cold here, but at least we haven’t gotten any more snow! I’m already missing some of my favorite shows this week, although there are enough on to keep me busy! *laugh* Check out our recommendations below. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

killerwomen211smallI’m so mad that Killer Women isn’t getting more episodes than it is. I adore the chemistry between Trisha Helfer’s Molly and Marc Blucas’s Dan. Last episode, it looked like they were breaking up, when he told her it would be easier if she just went to the court-ordered counseling and faked her way through it, and she told him that he wasn’t a long-running relationship kind of guy. But in the end, he sent her a picture of new running shoes, confirming that he was all in, and…after he was “shot” (ie: grazed by a bullet and then concussed by stuff falling on his head), they ended up together-together. In the case, the killer was loco… She murdered women who reminded her of her mother. She ended up kidnapping and almost killing Molly’s sister-in-law, Becca, but Molly rescued her just in time.

On tonight’s episode, “In and Out,” Molly is on the case when a famous basketball star is murdered in his home. Meanwhile, Becca plans a date night to let Billy in on some life-changing news, and Dan receives a credible tip leading to an arrest of an unlikely suspect.

Find out what life-changing news Becca gives Billy tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chopped, & Cougar Town.
 
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Pilot Watch 2013 – FOX

Like a couple of years ago, Megan, Kyle, and I were all able to check out the FOX pilots for the 2013 season. We have each rated them as Watch, Maybe, or Skip. At this point, it isn’t a surprise at how our feelings fell for each show. 😉
 

Almost Human (Premieres 11/4)

almosthumansmallJenny: This was a fantastic pilot. I love the two main characters (I have a newfound crush on Michael Ealy!), I love Sandra—the boss (played by Lili Taylor)—and Minka Kelly. Michael Irby was a great character on The Unit, but his character is an ass in this one. I totally call this now as one of my favorite new dramas on any network—if not THE favorite. It’s another hit for J.J. Abrams. – Watch

Megan: When I hear J.J. Abrams’ name attached to something, I usually want to give it a shot, seeing as I loved Fringe. I’m sure that this is going to be another show that I can’t get enough of. I really enjoyed the futuristic idea of having robot police officers. I, Robot with Will Smith did it better, but for a television show, this one is going to meet my expectations. I found the back-story very moving, but the partnership between the characters is what is really interesting. I’m very intrigued to see how they manage to push the series further. Overall, I’m ready to see more, so I’ll be watching. – Watch

Kyle: This pilot starts off really slow, but eventually establishes an interesting world and mystery. I’ve never really been a fan of Michael Ealy, and him playing a robot doesn’t really help that. I’m also not sure if I will grow tired of the darker, future setting of the series. That said, since it comes from the creator of Fringe, I will definitely give it a lot of leeway to grow and establish itself. – Watch
 
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Our Thoughts on the FOX 2013-14 Pilot Trailers

Megan, Kyle, & I have been giving our opinions on the trailers for the new fall shows. You can check out the ones we’ve already posted: ABC, CBS, & NBC. Now, we’re here to give you our opinions on the FOX shows, starting with the dramas.
 
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Almost Human

  • Jenny: I am already in love with J.J. Abrams’ new show. It’s a cop show mixed with sci-fi, and although the lead is definitely flawed, it doesn’t look like he’s a bad guy, really. So I absolutely can’t wait to watch the pilot. (In fact, I’m getting ready to watch it not long after I type this up. 😉 ) – Excited.
  • Megan: I am pretty interested in this one. It reminds me of the Will Smith movie, I, Robot. There are going to be a lot of hurdles to make this series worth watching, but if anyone can do it, J.J. Abrams can. – Excited.
  • Kyle: I would normally really enjoy this type of film, but not I’m sure if this will be that interesting as a weekly series. The whole robot that looks completely human seems like a bit of a cop-out to make it easier to produce. – Curious.

 
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FOX 2013-14 Pilot Trailers

You’ve had a chance to check out the trailers for the new fall shows from ABC, CBS, & NBC. Now check out the nine trailers for FOX and then head on over to The Futon Critic to see their schedule & read all about the new series. Let us know what you think of each trailer by voting and commenting below!

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TV News – 9/10/2013

usandthemsmallLife is always so busy, but when I get a moment, there’s no where else I’d rather be than here, updating you on TV news. (Okay, maybe I’d rather be in Hawaii with Alex O’Loughlin, but this is definitely a close second). Let’s take a peek at what’s happening.

FOX has picked up five new comedies for the 2013-2014 season, a couple of which I am quite excited about. Jason Ritter (Parenthood) and Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) are teaming up in Us and Them (formerly known as Friends and Family). The romantic comedy is based on the British series, Gavin and Stacey. This could be the next big hit comedy for FOX, because the two of these actors are brilliant apart, but together, they will be a force to be reckoned with.

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