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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/13/13

This has been quite a hectic week for me, and I really can’t wait for the weekend to arrive! It’s Father’s Day on Sunday, and I still haven’t even picked up a card or gift yet. Even with a lot less on TV right now, I have still somehow managed to get my TiVo up to 92% full! And tonight, we’ve got some more TV suggestions to help you fill up your own DVRs! 🙂

Kyle’s Choice #1

racetothescenesmallLast week, Reelz kicked off a new reality competition series called Race to the Scene. Each episode finds three teams of two contestants racing to get through a series of tasks based on famous scenes from blockbuster films. Last week, the contestants had to dress up like Forrest Gump and run, Forrest, run through an obstacle course while wearing leg braces. Once through, they had to eat a box of chocolates until they found the specially filled one. Afterwards, they had to complete tasks based on scenes from Independence Day.

Dolph Lundgren is such a fun host—he dresses up and does his own impressions of the characters from the films while also playfully taunting the contestants as they struggle to get through their tasks. Who knew he was so funny?! I’m interested to see what other movies they take on—and what other impressions Dolph has in his repertoire.

On tonight’s episode, scenes from “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Rush Hour” are featured.

To see if this show is a lot of fun for you, tune in to Reelz at 9/8c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/6/13

If reality competition shows are your thing, then Thursdays just got better—there are three new ones starting up tonight! TNT has The Hero, in which The Rock tests to see which contestants have the attributes of a hero—strength, courage, and integrity. Following that on TNT is 72 Hours, in which teams of 3 strangers are dropped in a remote location with limited supplies and have 72 hours to find and retrieve a suitcase of money before the other teams (it sounds better than it is). And Reelz has Race to the Scene, which finds host Dolph Lundgren and the teams of contestants recreating memorable scenes from Hollywood films. But enough about reality TV—here are the dramas we recommend you check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice #1

graceland66smallUSA Network adds the new series Graceland to its lineup tonight. The series finds young undercover agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and US Customs living together in a seized beachfront property known as “Graceland.” The opener finds rookie FBI agent Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit) moving into the house when another agent is wounded after his cover is blown. Warren looks forward to meeting his mentor, the legendary Agent Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata). While Warren is a more by-the-book kind of guy, Briggs is anything but.

USA made this pilot available a month ago on OnDemand, and I really enjoyed it. It’s got everything you’d expect from a USA series—action, mystery, and humor. Though this falls more on the Burn Notice/Suits side of the spectrum than say…Psych. I liked the characters, the premise, and the relationships they have set up, and there are some unexpected twists and turns. I’m looking forward to seeing where the series goes.

On tonight’s 73-minute extended episode, “Graceland (Pilot),” FBI rookie Mike Warren is assigned to Graceland, a beachfront mansion where agents from multiple law-enforcement groups work and live. Mike learns the ropes with help from star agent Paul Briggs, who has a unique philosophy on the job and is fiercely protective of Graceland.

To see if this new drama is right up your alley, tune in to USA Network at 10/9c.
 
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Graceland Prize Pack Giveaway! ***WINNER ANNOUNCED***

Congratulations to China for winning the Graceland prize pack! Check your email!

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