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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/17/17

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, AMC kicks off the fun new comedy Loaded. The series follows four guys who become millionaires overnight thanks to the massively popular mobile game they created. While the money gives the guys a whole new outlook on life, it also opens up a lot of new problems. Leon (Samuel Anderson, Doctor Who) is the leader of the group and wants to take some time to enjoy their new windfall, Josh (Jim Howick, Broadchurch) is the serious and practical one who’s looking toward the future, Ewan (Jonny Sweet, Babylon) is the socially awkward programmer, and Watto (Nick Helm, Uncle) is the wild one who just wants to have fun. With their company growing, the guys now find themselves dealing with new employee issues and the demands of American investor Casey (Mary McCormack, In Plain Sight). The series also stars Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Skins, Peaky Blinders), Lolly Adefope (Rovers), and Scarlett Alice Johnson (Pramface).

I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere. This series is a lot of fun and totally feels like the UK equivalent to Silicon Valley — you can even map most of these characters to their SV counterparts. This should nicely fill the techie TV show void left by SV’s season finale and will nicely lead up to next month’s final season premiere of Halt and Catch Fire.

On tonight’s premiere, “Lawsuit,” four friends become tech millionaires after selling their hit iPhone game “Cat Factory.”

Meet the four newly rich friends tonight on AMC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Superhuman, Will, and Daytime Divas.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/12/17

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

I was so happy when I heard the news that this season of So You Think You Can Dance was going to be getting back to the original format. That means dancers ages 18-30 will be in one group and dancing with All-Stars their own age. No more splitting into “stage” and “street” dancers and most importantly, no more kids. I don’t mind watching kids dance, but it just didn’t work the way they tried to do it. Thankfully, not only is the original format back, but so is Mary Murphy at the judges’ table! Joining her and Nigel Lythgoe this season is musician and actress Vanessa Hudgins. I have my fingers crossed that she’ll be better than Paula and Jason were in the previous seasons.

On tonight’s episode, “Los Angeles Auditions #1,” hopefuls perform for the judges, vying for a place in the callback rounds.

See if there are any standout auditions tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing American Ninja Warrior, Kids BBQ Championship, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Superhuman, & Incredible Edible America with the Dunhams.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/13/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

sytycd2015smallI’ve been really enjoying this season of So You Think You Can Dance. The split of “street” dancers versus “stage” has been interesting. I think there’s both positive and negative things about the way they’re doing that. On the one hand, it was great seeing the dancers stretch themselves in the genres they weren’t at all familiar with (such as an animator doing contemporary or a contemporary dancer doing hip hop). We found some real stars that way. But on the other hand, I can’t wait to see if they take the street dancers more in-depth in that area, for example. So it’ll be interesting, now that they’ve chosen their top 10 street & stage dancers! My favorites so far are JaJa for street and Jim for stage, but honestly, it’s a great top 20, and I can’t wait to see how the season plays out!

On tonight’s episode, “Top 20 Perform,” it’s the first live show of the season! The Top 20 have been chosen, and now it’s time for the dancers to show America they have what it takes to win.

To watch the Top 20 give it everything they’ve got and to see a special guest performer take the stage, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing American Ninja Warrior, Cake Wars, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Major Crimes, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Murder in the First, Southern Fried Road Trip, & Top 5 Restaurants.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/1/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

unreal61smallTonight, Lifetime premieres its new scripted series UnREAL, which follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious Bachelor-like reality show called Everlasting, where a group of woman compete to win the heart of handsome, rich Brit Adam Cromwell (Freddie Stroma, Pitch Perfect). The series stars Shiri Appleby (Roswell, Life Unexpected) as Rachel Goldberg, a young producer who had a meltdown the prior season, but her amazing ability to manipulate the contestants has series creator Chet (Craig Bierko, Cinderella Man) welcoming her back. And to make things more awkward for her, Rachel’s ex, Jeremy (Josh Kelly, One Life to Live), is a cameraman for the show, and his new fiancée is on-set makeup artist Lizzie (Siobhan Williams, Black Box). The executive producer of Everlasting, Quinn King (Constance Zimmer, Entourage), is ruthless and demands that her staff does anything and everything to create drama, make the contestants fill their assigned character roles and build the show’s narrative.

I’ve seen the first three episodes, and I would have watched more had they been available — I was instantly fascinated, entertained, and completely sucked in. I have never seen an episode of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, but I’ve seen enough reality TV to be able to really relate to what’s going on. UnREAL is a very dark, shocking series — it is absolutely despicable some of the things these producers do to manipulate the contestants and build the desired narrative! The show will have you questioning just how real the drama is on your favorite “reality” shows and wondering what is really going on just outside of the camera’s view. I highly recommend checking this show out tonight.

On tonight’s premiere, “Return,” a producer, Rachel Goldberg, works to manipulate relationships on a dating show in order to film outrageous footage as the series begins.

Don’t miss the fun premiere tonight on Lifetime at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Whispers, The Island, Turn, and Devious Maids.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/3/14

What a week it’s been, and it’s only Wednesday! I shudder to think what the rest of the week will be like, seeing as this was supposed to be the easy days. Note to self: there are no easy days when it involves prying children from their beds for school, but it’s worth it because they’re learning. (Yeah, I almost believed it myself.) Now, let’s take a look at what we’re recommending tonight to distract me from my morning duties of getting kids off to be educated.

Megan’s Choice

sytycd2014smallIt’s that time again on So You Think You Can Dance. Time to crown the winner, that is. What a season it’s been, with two amazing tap dancers making it to the finals, along with two more incredible contemporary dancers. How will America choose? The way I would, I hope. I would love to see either Ricky or Valerie win because they have been two of my favorites from the beginning. Their routines last week were all stellar, and it definitely made the race even closer. What about you? Who are you rooting for?

On tonight’s season 11 finale, guest judges Jenna Dewan Tatum, Debbie Allen, Tara Lipinski, and Adam Shankman return to help crown the winner. Enrique Iglesias and Sean Paul are scheduled to perform during the two-hour live event.

To see if your vote helped your favorite take home the title, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching America’s Got Talent, Fool’s Gold, Wahlburgers, and Restaurant: Impossible.
 
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