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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/12/13

Yikes. I can’t believe fall TV is already starting up next week—I’m not ready for this yet! However, one thing I AM ready for is this whole football season to end! It’s only the second official week, and football is already messing with my TV shows—tonight’s Rookie Blue doesn’t even air here until 1:07am on Saturday, due to the Patriots game! Why can’t these networks just air the national programming and save the sports for the sports networks?! But enough of my ranting. Here’s what non-sports programming we suggest you check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

burnnotice912smallTonight, after 7 seasons and a TV movie, Burn Notice finally comes to a close. This whole season, Michael has been heading down a dark path as he went deeper and deeper undercover. Last week, it seemed like he even changed sides, joining James’s mission to betray the CIA. Michael’s friends and family tried to track him to get the truth, but just uncovered more lies. Maddie was forced to go on the run, burning her house down as a safety precaution. As last week’s episode came to a close, Fi confronted Michael, demanding he choose between her and his mission, and then a gun went off.

Who was shot? What will Michael choose? Is there still hope for a happy ending, or is Michael too far gone? Will Michael and his friends take down James? And who won’t make it through tonight’s episode alive?

On tonight’s episode, “Reckoning,” Michael struggles to regain the trust of those whom he betrayed, while James works feverishly to bring him down.

See how it ends tonight on USA Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Rookie Blue, The X Factor, Graceland, Supermarket Superstar, Childrens Hospital, and NTSF:SD:SUV::.
 
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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… 8/15/13

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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