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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/16/14

It’s the start of a new week, and because of the Olympics, it’s another slow one. But there are some good shows on each night, and for tonight, Kyle & I are here to give you our recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

goodluckcharlie216smallOne of my favorite shows of the last few years on the Disney Channel is Good Luck Charlie. For four seasons, the Duncan family has entertained children and adults alike. But the time has come for the series finale. Teddy’s best friend Ivy has left for college, and Teddy herself found out she was accepted to Yale. PJ has moved back in with his parents after her & Emmett (who is living there, too) couldn’t pay the rent on their apartment. The Duncans’ journey is coming to an end, and I can’t wait to watch tonight’s 1-hour series finale with my son.

On tonight’s episode, “Good Bye Charlie,” Teddy is getting ready to leave for college and finds it hard to shoot a final video diary for Charlie; Amy and Bob plan a special going-away party for Teddy; Teddy’s former boyfriend, Spencer, pays an unexpected, but welcome visit.

See how it all ends tonight on Disney Channel at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Chopped & Cutthroat Kitchen.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/2/14

It was a lazy Saturday here at my house, and Sunday won’t be much better—although I’m determined to get the living room vacuumed before we start cooking for the big game. There’s not a lot on tonight because of the Super Bowl, but we do have a few picks for you, so check out our recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

brooklyn9922smallI was thrilled that Brooklyn Nine-Nine got the nod to air after the Super Bowl…but then I found out last week that it was airing second, after a new episode of New Girl. Color me officially ticked off. My pick is still the new ep of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, simply because I love this show to pieces, and it deserves the top spot. On the last new episode, Terry was officially back to work in the field for the first time, charged with busting up a steroid ring. Jake got scared for him when he watched Terry with his daughters, and seeing him try to protect Terry was hysterical. Meanwhile, Rosa and Santiago half-assed protecting Gina after Gina’s apartment was broken into, but in the end, they let her know how much they cared after they realized just how scared she really was.

On tonight’s episode, “Operation: Broken Feather,” Jake and Santiago investigate a string of hotel robberies together, but Jake turns on her when he finds out she may leave the Nine-Nine to work in the Special Crimes unit with “The Vulture” (guest star Dean Winters). Meanwhile Captain Holt and Sergeant Jeffords strategize to make the precinct more efficient. Fred Armisen & Joe Thiesmann also guest star.

See if Santiago decides to stay at the Nine-Nine tonight on FOX at 11/10c (or whenever football & New Girl are over).

I’ll also be watching Chopped & Cutthroat Kitchen.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/7/13

Eek, it’s the start of a new week, and if you’re in my area of the country, you can expect some major storms the next few days. Stay safe, everyone, and be on the lookout for some great new TV tonight. 😉

Jenny’s Choice

Kyle & I both really enjoy our share of cooking shows, and one of my favorites is Chopped. And tonight is the start of another All-Stars tournament, which is always fun. The 16 contestants will be competing to win $50k for the charity of their choice. Judges this go-round are Chris Santos, Maneet Chauhan, Marcus Samuelsson, Aaron Sanchez, & Geoffrey Zakarian. I’m glad Zakarian isn’t competing, although I wish he wasn’t judging, either. *laugh* Tonight’s competitors are Nadia G., Jeff Mauro, Gabriele Corcos, & Sunny Anderson, with judges Santos, Sakarian, & Chauhan.

On tonight’s episode, “Food Network vs. Cooking Channel,” favorites from both networks battle it out in the Chopped kitchen. Nadia G.’s dash to deliver a creative appetizer before the clock runs out makes for a very exciting first round. Then, in the second round, something’s fishy in the basket, and something wild happens as two of the competitors bump into each other, putting one chef’s dish at risk. With a spot in the $50,000 All-Stars finale and a favorite charity on the line, two finalists go head-to-head in the dessert round.

See who comes out on top tonight on Food Network at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Chopped @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Iron Chef America & Vikings.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/13/13

This week, we are seeing a lot of series and season premieres, returning shows, and the Golden Globes. An exciting week! And today, we are featuring two shows on Showtime, which can be watched for free today! (For more information, see: Sho.com). Jenny & Megan are taking a break today, so check out what Kyle & I think you should be watching.

JJ’s Choice

houseoflies113smallI started the first season of House of Lies for one reason: Kristen Bell. I hadn’t watched any previews, so I didn’t know what I was getting into, and I made the mistake of starting to watch the first episode on my laptop while on public transportation. Not really smart, but I started loving the show from the first moment it started. And the balance between the cases-of-the-week and the season-long stories is very nice.

Season 1 featured Marty (Don Cheadle) and his team, the Pod, consulting for the company Galweather while a merger with MetroCapital was looming which would cause most of them to get fired. The season ended with Jeanie (Kristen Bell) doing the right thing in exposing the sexual harassment that has been going on at Galweather, which also effectively cancelled the merger and saved a lot of jobs. During the season, there was a lot of sex, awkward humour, and Marty getting increasingly farther away from his son. And it ended with Marty and Jeanie hooking up.

On tonight’s episode, “Stochasticity,” Marty and the Pod adjust, and Jeannie relives haunting memories from a drunken night.

Check it out tonight on Showtime at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of House of Lies @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Don’t Trust the B— in Apt 23, Happy Endings, Once Upon a Time, and Revenge.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/8/12

It’s the start of a new week…and I am starting it with a broken laptop. My down arrow key popped off last night, and we can’t get it back on. My husband is going to take another look tomorrow when he’s more awake, but…I’m going to be REALLY pissed off if I have to send it in and get it replaced, cause we just don’t have the money for that. BAH! Still, some great stuff on tonight, so at least there’s that!

Jenny’s Choice #1

I’m a huge fan of John Grisham’s books, and one of my favorite movies is The Firm. So when I heard it was coming to television, I was thrilled. It’s not a remake of the book/movie, which is kind of what makes it even more interesting. The show continues the story of attorney Mitchell McDeere and his family 10 years after the events of the film and novel. As a young associate, McDeere brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert, & Locke, which operated as a front for the Chicago mob – and his life was never the same. After a difficult decade, which included a stay in the Federal Witness Protection program, Mitch (Josh Lucas, J. Edgar), his wife Abby (Molly Parker, Deadwood), and daughter Claire (Natasha Calis, The Possession) now emerge from isolation to reclaim their lives and their future – only to find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere. The show also stars Callum Keith Rennie (The Killing), Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), & Shaun Majumder (Detroit 1-8-7).

Check out the 2-hour series premiere tonight on NBC at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Firm @ Clicker.
 
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