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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/23/11

Tonight is kind of (read: REALLY) slow tonight for new television. You can definitely tell the summer season is close to ending! Still, we’ve each found something to recommend tonight, so what we have is yours!

Jenny’s Choice

I love Top Shot. It’s a show that my entire family loves to watch together. It’s fun to watch the different people come together and shoot all those different weapons, from handguns to bows and arrows to sniper rifles. Like I’ve mentioned before, I tend to root for the underdog, and I’ve possibly found that person this season. Twenty-eight year old Dustin is a Christian Summer Camp Director, self taught at shooting. I think the others are seriously going to underestimate his ability, if they haven’t already. There are quite a few more in the lineup that I like still, but we’ll see as the season plays out whether or not they remain on my good side!

On tonight’s episode, the speed and accuracy of both teams are challenged with shotguns. When two of the marksmen are forced to fight elimination, they are given a Glock .34 and a line of non-stop cannonballs to strike targets in hopes of staying in the competition.

See who goes home tonight on the History Channel at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Top Shot @ Clicker.

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Review for Take the Money and Run – 8/2/11

I have to admit, I was really looking forward to ABC’s new competition series, Take the Money and Run. The premise sounded incredibly fun, and really, it had a great pedigree. Here’s the description from ABC:

From the producers of The Amazing Race and the CSI franchise comes an entirely new heart-stopping competition show, Take the Money and Run, a six-episode unscripted series for ABC. Combining all the elements of an edge-of-your-seat spy thriller with the excitement of rooting for real people in different locales outwitting high-level investigators, Take the Money and Run is an exhilarating competition series that will take reality television to a whole new level. The cat and mouse format will pit investigative professionals vs. everyday people trying to win a $100,000 prize. Take the Money and Run will be produced by Profiles Television LLC and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and distributed in the U.S. by Horizon Alternative Television. Executive producers are Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Philip Morrow. KristieAnne Reed and Mark Dziak are co-executive producers.

So yay! It sounds exciting, fast-paced, and with Jerry Bruckheimer and crew behind it, it should be well worth the watch, right?

It wasn’t.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/2/11

It’s hard to believe that August is here already! On one hand, we’re all sad because summer will soon be wrapping up, but on the other hand, we can all be excited for a new fall season of television. 🙂 Although this summer may just be the first summer in ages where I haven’t yet started counting down the days, and I believe that’s because of the amazing summer television I’ve been enjoying. Let’s see what will be keeping us (and you!) busy tonight.

Megan’s Choice

Hell’s Kitchen is full of drama this season, and it’s making for a rocky competition. Elise seriously has the biggest mouth of all the chefs. However, she doesn’t always have the talent to back it up. I hope that both the blue and red teams can get their stuff together and start doing some actual cooking without the drama. Not likely, though. 🙂

On tonight’s episode, the remaining 12 chefs find themselves in the middle of another intense challenge as the red team faces off against the blue team when they attempt to avoid being on the losing end of a competition that will see the unfortunate become demoralized. As usual, there is great food, bad food, and a side of drama.

Tune in to FOX at 8/7c to see how it all plays out. Learn where to find episodes online of Hell’s Kitchen @ Clicker.

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