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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/4/14

It seems like this week has been flying by—probably because Monday was a holiday! As the screeners are starting to arrive for the returning series, I am already starting to worry about how I am going to keep up with all the new and returning fall shows! I think this is the year I need to be more selective and let go of some of the meh shows I’ve been watching and just concentrate on the ones I really enjoy! This week has been relatively light on new programming, and next week looks to be the same—the calm before the storm, I guess. To help you decide what to watch tonight, I’ve got a suggestion, while Megan & Jenny take the night off.

Kyle’s Choice

thequestsmallLast week on the fantasy/reality series The Quest, the castle found itself under attack by an ogre. The contestants were too slow putting together the scorpion to fire at it, but Ansgar managed to take down the creature on his own with his mace. In the challenge, Christian put together a weak team so that he would lose, thereby saving his allies and hoping they would do the same in return. However, the others didn’t appreciate this less-than-honorable behavior and sent him home. Afterwards, the paladins discovered there was a spy in their midst and had to track down the orbs planted by one of Verlox’s minions throughout the castle grounds. Those who didn’t find an orb had to compete in a challenge reminiscent of Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Staff of Ra. After the vote, it was Adria who was banished.

I have been really impressed with this new reality series—they have done a great job combining an interesting and high-production value fantasy story with a reality competition series. The weekly challenges faced by the contestants feel like a natural and integral part of the story and not just some arbitrary task to pick the three contestants who might go home. I also love how each episode ends with a bit of a story cliffhanger, to keep you excited for the next part of these paladins’ adventure.

On tonight’s 2-hour block of episodes, “Verlox Attacks; The Dragon’s Lair,” the Dark Army prepares to attack; three Paladins enter enemy territory to avoid being banished; a village is burned when a dragon escapes.

See who goes home tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Married, and You’re the Worst.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/31/14

San Diego Comic-Con was a lot of fun. This year, I did around 18 press rooms and just a single panel, so it was a very different—and somewhat more relaxing—experience. However, now I have a TiVo that’s almost at capacity and a lot of videos to edit and photos to post! There’s a lot of things on TV tonight, and we’ve got a few suggestions as to what you should check out. [Side note from Jenny: We’ll be taking a couple of weeks off from the Remote posts, gearing up for the end of the summer season and beginning of the new fall season. There are a few big episodes in those two weeks, so we’ll pop up here and there, but don’t worry… We’ll be back on Sunday, August 17, to the regular Remote postings. And don’t worry, I’ll still be posting the weekly & daily schedules!]

Kyle’s Choice

dominion731smallLast week on Dominion, Michael wanted Alex to kill the 8-Ball that possessed Claire’s mother’s body. However, Alex couldn’t bring himself to do it. Instead, he showed Claire, who was initially in denial that her mother was still in the body. Alex was able to excise the angel, and Claire was reunited with her mother, but this was short-lived as her mother’s soul disappeared shortly afterwards. Claire was wrecked and immediately confronted her father about the situation, telling him that he will step down from his position immediately following the wedding. She then returned to the body and suffocated it while singing the lullaby her mother used to sing to her as a child. Meanwhile, William Whele forced his father to go through the initiation ceremony for Gabriel’s cult of followers.

Including tonight, there are just 3 episodes left to the season! Where does the show go from here? How will going through the trauma of gaining and losing her mother change Claire? Will General Riesen step down like his daughter demanded? And is David Whele really one of Gabriel’s followers now?

If you will be watching tonight’s Syfy lineup, be sure to check out my San Diego Comic-Con press room coverage for Defiance and Dominion for some fun interviews with the cast and creators of these shows.

On tonight’s episode, “Ouroboros,” Alex is called upon by Michael to help prevent any further casualties after innocent higher angels turn up dead in Vega; at the same time, Gabriel causes tension by revealing a long-hidden secret; William “re-educates” his father; and Noma reignites an old flame.

Find out what secret Gabriel reveals tonight on Syfy at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, The Quest, Rookie Blue, Welcome to Sweden, Working the Engels, Married, You’re the Worst, MythBusters, Rush, Satisfaction, and Defiance.
 
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