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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/3/14

What a crazy football game last night! I was rooting for Denver (being in KC, they’re the closest to my hometown), and they got their behinds kicked. Like…bad. LOL But the Brooklyn Nine-Nine was good, so I guess that helped. 😉 There’s lots on tonight to help take the sting out of last night’s loss for those Broncos fans, so check out our recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

castle23smallMy first pick tonight is the new episode of Castle. Last week was supposed to be this ep, but it was put off for a week. The last new ep, though, was another great one, a rip on the “Miley Cyrus and other teen pop stars in the news.” You kinda had to feel bad for the girl, who’d pretty much been railroaded into becoming who she was. And then to find out that her mom was the one who killed her lookalike to cover up the fact that she’d hired the girl to pose in a compromising position with her daughter’s ex-boyfriend in the hopes of breaking up her and her current boyfriend—who was a really good guy and helping her to get away from the life she no longer was happy living. My favorite parts had to be everything with Alexis—from talking about the singer in front of her, to going to her apartment to switch phones, etc. And then, joy of joys, it seemed at the end like Alexis was going to break up with Pi. One can only hope, yeah? 😉

On tonight’s episode, “Dressed to Kill,” when the assistant to Modern Fashion Magazine’s dictatorial editor Matilda King (guest star Franes fisher) is found murdered, Castle and Beckett are thrust into the glitzy, ruthless world of high fashion in their search for the killer. Meanwhile Beckett’s history in the modelling world gets her access to a very special wedding surprise.

See Castle’s reaction to Beckett’s modeling past and what the wedding surprise is tonight on ABC at 10/9c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/27/14

Ahh, welcome back freezing temperatures. It’s been pretty mild here lately—Saturday was in the high 40s, while it was closer to 60 yesterday! Today? The high is supposed to be 21. Brrr. Of course, I’m just thankful I’m not in Canada with Megan. I love you, girl, but no way am I living up there. 😉 While I curl up under a blanket, check out our recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

castle127smallMy first pick tonight is the new episode of Castle. Last week was another great one, a rip on the “Miley Cyrus and other teen pop stars in the news.” You kinda had to feel bad for the girl, who’d pretty much been railroaded into becoming who she was. And then to find out that her mom was the one who killed her lookalike to cover up the fact that she’d hired the girl to pose in a compromising position with her daughter’s ex-boyfriend in the hopes of breaking up her and her current boyfriend—who was a really good guy and helping her to get away from the life she no longer was happy living. My favorite parts had to be everything with Alexis—from talking about the singer in front of her, to going to her apartment to switch phones, etc. And then, joy of joys, it seemed at the end like Alexis was going to break up with Pi. One can only hope, yeah? 😉

On tonight’s episode, “Dressed to Kill,” when the assistant to Modern Fashion Magazine’s dictatorial editor Matilda King (guest star Franes fisher) is found murdered, Castle and Beckett are thrust into the glitzy, ruthless world of high fashion in their search for the killer. Meanwhile Beckett’s history in the modelling world gets her access to a very special wedding surprise.

See Castle’s reaction to Beckett’s modeling past tonight on ABC at 10/9c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/29/13

I’m excited because we just got a “Save the Date” for this year’s Syfy Digital Press Tour event in October. Last year was the first time I was invited, and I had a great time. This year, we’ll be headed to Montreal to see the sets of Being Human and the new series Helix. It looks like I’ll be making the road trip along with two other bloggers, so it should be a fun time, with lots of great info to report back. But let’s get to the reason you read this column—our suggestions on what you should check out on TV tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

supermarketsuperstarsmallOne new series I’ve really been enjoying is Supermarket Superstar. Each week, three contestants try to get their food product onto supermarket shelves. In the first round, a panel of judges (including Debbi—aka Mrs.—Fields and Chef Michael Chiarello) tastes the contestants’ products and provide some feedback. The contestants then refine their recipes in high-tech test kitchens, while taking into account cost and nutrition. The new products are then given to a focus group, and based on their feedback, the judges eliminate one of the products. Finally, the remaining two contestants work with a marketing expert to design the packaging and branding for their product. They present these to a supermarket buyer, who decides which of the products will move forward to the later rounds of the competition.

I find it fascinating to see how the contestants go about altering their recipes to lower the cost, and then how they go about fixing their branding in order to appeal to more customers. However, the one thing that always bugs me is that there is always some stubborn contestant who refuses to take the advice of the experts, and sure enough, they are usually the one to go home. The exception was last week, where a younger contestant who was too eager to please the judges was eliminated early, while the most stubborn contestant yet managed to win!

On tonight’s episode, “Sauces,” sauces are prepared by a small business owner, a single mom, and a vegan pin-up model.

Find out which home cook goes forward tonight on Lifetime at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Rookie Blue, Hollywood Game Night, Wilfred, Childrens Hospital, and NTSF:SD:SUV::.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/22/13

Earlier this week, TiVo released its newest DVR, a six-tuner masterpiece called the Roamio—presumably because it lets you watch your recorded shows remotely on your iPhone or iPad. With the upcoming fall season, having 6 tuners would be any TV addict’s dream—it would be wonderful to never have to worry about conflicting shows ever again! But enough drooling over something I have no plans to buy. Let’s talk about what we recommend you check out tonight (using your now-inferior DVRs).

Kyle’s Choice

wilfred822smallI have no idea how the writers of Wilfred come up with these wacky story ideas, but they always end up hilarious. Last week, it was a game of wits between Ryan and Wilfred—each trying to further escalate the mind games being played on the other. What started off with Wilfred trying to trick Ryan into buying him some meatballs from a restaurant from which he was banned escalated into Ryan trying to make Wilfred think he’d had him neutered, to Wilfred pretending to explore his feminine side, to Wilfred trying to neuter Ryan with a knife, and finally, Ryan getting Wilfred to eat some not-quite-meat balls. Once all the mind games were over, Ryan got back to investigating the revelation that it was his sister Kristen who drew the picture of Wilfred as a child. While exploring the drawing for clues, Ryan scratched away a portion to reveal a mysterious symbol.

This season, Wilfred has been introducing some great new unexpected twists and turns while also maintaining the fun. What does this whole turn of events with Ryan’s sister mean? Did she see Wilfred when she was younger, and how about now? Is this some crazy illness that runs in the family? What is this symbol on the drawing, and what does it mean?

On tonight’s episode, “Stagnation,” Wilfred’s obsession with a forbidden love jeopardizes Ryan’s living situation.

Find out who Wilfred’s forbidden love is tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Rookie Blue, Hollywood Game Night, Burn Notice, Graceland, Supermarket Superstar, Childrens Hospital, and NTSF:SD:SUV::.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/15/13

It seems like these summer weeks have been flying by. While it’s been nice having a little less TV on during the summer, why can’t these networks schedule anything I want to watch at 8pm?! The 9 and 10pm time slots are so overloaded that I often find myself still trying to catch up on the previous night’s programs during primetime the following night! I’m jealous of those Central time zone folks who get that extra hour after primetime! But enough of my griping. Here’s what we recommend you check out tonight—note that none of them are earlier than 9pm!

Kyle’s Choice

rookieblue815smallLast week on Rookie Blue, it was Frank and Noelle’s wedding day, and everyone at the precinct was preparing to head to the ceremony, when a bus full of senior citizens was robbed at gunpoint. But that wasn’t the only issue—Noelle had pulled a runaway bride after finding a lump. So while Traci and Steve looked for Noelle, the others interviewed the seniors. Meanwhile, Oliver asked Celery to be his last-minute date for the wedding, where they ran into his ex; Holly kissed Gail, who didn’t know how to react; and once again, Sam stared longingly at Andy and Nick being a couple.

This season of Rookie Blue has been really good—and I think that’s primarily due to the introduction of Chloe and the dissolution of Sam/Andy! I wish Sam would just move on and leave Andy alone and get on with his life. I really like Andy and Nick together and don’t want to see him mess up another relationship of hers—yes, I’m still bitter about Luke! 🙂 This thing with Gail all of a sudden, possibly being a lesbian seems to have come out of nowhere, but it will be interesting to see where it goes. And I’m also interested to see how the relationship between Oliver and Celery develops.

On tonight’s episode, “What I Lost,” Chris’s son is kidnapped while in Andy and Nick’s care.

To see how Andy and Nick manage to get Chris’s son back, tune in to ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Rookie Blue, Hollywood Game Night, Wilfred, Burn Notice, Graceland, Supermarket Superstar, Childrens Hospital, and NTSF:SD:SUV::.
 
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