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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/7/17

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, after three years, Psych returns to USA Network with Psych: The Movie! For eight seasons (and a musical) we followed the adventures of fake psychic detective Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his slightly more serious best friend Gus (Dulé Hill). As the series ended, it was finally time for Shawn and Gus to go their separate ways. Gus had found his dream job, and Shawn had moved to San Francisco, where girlfriend Juliet (Maggie Lawson) and Chief Vick (Kirsten Nelson) had already relocated. Shawn planned to open up a new detective agency, and to his surprise, Gus had quit his job and also headed to San Francisco. Shawn finally proposed to Juliet, but as he was handing her the ring, someone grabbed it and ran off.

So, what has happened in the three years since we last saw these characters? Did Juliet say yes? Are she and Shawn married? Are Shawn and Gus back to their old psychic detective tricks? Psych is one of my all-time favorite shows. I can re-watch episodes anytime and still laugh out loud. While TV is getting darker and grittier these days, this series was from USA Network’s lighter, blue sky programming era. It was so smartly written, with lots humor and fun pop culture references mixed in. The buddy relationship between Shawn and Gus is what all friendships should be like! I haven’t seen the film yet, so I’m just as excited as all the other Psych-O’s out there to see what this new adventure holds. I’m sure it’s going to be a hilarious, fun ride, and I hope this is just one of many Psych movies to come!

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I got the opportunity to speak with the cast. They talked about what it was like returning to their characters, and they gave some hints as to what we can expect from tonight’s movie, including some of the amazing guest stars. You can find my videos from the press room at NoReruns.net. (http://www.noreruns.net/2017/08/15/psych-movie-press-room-san-diego-comic-con-2017/)

On tonight’s movie, after three years, the gang reunite when an assailant targets one of their own.

Catch up with Shawn & the gang tonight on USA Network at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Great American Baking Show, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Life in Pieces, Gotham, The Orville, Top Chef, Van Helsing, Ghost Wars, and Chrisley Knows Best.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/16/17

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

NBC’s Superstore is always one of the highlights of my Thursday night TV watching. Last week it was Valentine’s Day at Cloud 9, and Amy and Glenn tried to play matchmaker for Myrtle, but their attempts to set her up with another elderly employee resulted in a sexual harassment investigation. Meanwhile, Garrett learned about Mateo’s secret relationship with Jeff and tried to push his jealousy over Sandra’s pretend relationship to the boiling point. And Jonah went undercover to help Dina catch a shoplifter, but he ended up falling for his mark. So Dina made sure to burn that potential relationship to the ground by pretending that Jonah was the deadbeat father to her children. But in the end, Jonah was back to joking and having a good time with Amy as the two cleared the store of its Valentine’s Day decorations.

Earlier this week, NBC announced the wonderful news that Superstore had been picked up for a third season. This series just keeps getting funnier and funnier – this ensemble cast just works so well together and has really found their groove. When I was watching the show last week, I couldn’t help but be reminded of The Office, when that show was really firing on all cylinders. I’m so happy there are plenty more crazy adventures to come for the Cloud 9 crew.

On tonight’s episode, “Super Hot Store,” angry tensions magnify when the store’s thermostat breaks, leaving the staffers miserably hot inside Cloud 9. Meanwhile, Dina and Garrett find a way to pass the time, and Cheyenne helps Glenn through an existential crisis as he tries to fix the heater.

See how Dina and Garrett occupy themselves tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, The Great Indoors, Life in Pieces, Training Day, Powerless, The Blacklist, MasterChef Junior, My Kitchen Rules, Riverdale, Top Chef, and Colony.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/1/16

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

topchef2016smallIt took me a good handful of seasons to start watching Top Chef, but I haven’t missed any episode since, which means I’m excited that it’s back tonight for the start of season 14! This season starts off in Charleston, South Carolina, where eight new chefs join eight returning chefs to compete for the grand prize of $125,000 and the title of Top Chef. This season’s new chefs come from all over, from Portland, Oregon, to Florida and New York City. The returning chefs feature some big names, especially if you’re a fan of this show: Sam Talbot from Season 2; Casey Thompson from Season 3 & Season 8: All-Stars; Amanda Baumgarten from Season 7; Brooke Williamson, Sheldon Simeon, & John Tesar from Season 10; Shirley Chung from Season 11; & Katsuji Tanabe from Season 12.

My personal pick? I love Brooke, Shirley, & Katsuji, so…we’ll see how the newbies stack up against them! Also, I’m happy that Graham Elliot (former judge on MasterChef and competitor on Top Chef Masters) is joining Tom, Gail, and Padma, as well as all the great guest judges, Richard Blais, Michael Voltaggio, Hugh Acheson, & more.

On tonight’s episode, “Something Old, Something New,” the new chefs enter the kitchen first to cook as many dishes as possible in one hour using a whole chicken; the veterans square off to re-imagine shrimp and grits.

To see which chef gets taken out first, tune in to Bravo at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Rosewood, The Great Indoors, Chopped, The Great American Baking Show, & Beat Bobby Flay.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/15/14

As I write this up, the KC Royals are down by 1 at the top of the 2nd. Eek. On the regular TV front, I’m still loving the new season and I’m still shocked we haven’t had any cancellations yet! So enjoy it while you can because I can’t imagine that’ll last. For tonight, check out our recommendations.

Jenny’s Choice

blackish1015smallI’m still enjoying black-ish on ABC. Last week was all about the “nod” and Junior not having any black friends. When Dre realized his son didn’t nod at another black student as they walked by one another, he set out to get his son some black friends. The funniest part was when he drove by a group of black teenagers and stopped, seemingly trying to “lure” them into his car and to his house. Also funny was the very odd/strange/slightly offensive guy he met at work. When he and his son came over to Dre & Rainbow’s house for dinner, his son and Junior got along well…but not because of their skin color. Dre realized it was because they shared the same interests. He’d been about to kick the co-worker out for getting into his closet and wearing his shoes that even he’d never worn, but once he saw Junior and his new friend, he realized it was a sacrifice he was willing to make—very sweet.

On tonight’s episode, “Crazy Mom,” when Dre agrees to take over Rainbow’s “mom” duties for a week, the overwhelming praise he gets from everyone at his kids’ school goes to his head. He soon finds himself pushing the envelope to outdo everyone, even the school’s “crazy mom.”

See how Dre fares as Mr. Mom tonight on ABC at 9:31/8:31c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, The Mysteries of Laura, Criminal Minds, Cutthroat Kitchen, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Chicago PD, Stalker, & Top Chef.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/5/14

Eek. Well, I got about 8 inches of snow yesterday, so my kid was home from school Tuesday and today both. He’s thrilled. Me? Not so much. 😉 LOL The snow is beautiful, but like Megan—and most of the US & Canada—I’m tired of winter. Heh There’s lots of great TV on tonight to curl up with since it’s so cold out, so check out our recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

criminalminds25smallTonight is a huge milestone for Criminal Minds, and the big episode wraps up what began at the end of last week’s ep. Last week’s Unsub was a guy who had planned to commit suicide, but he ended up going on a vigilante killing spree. I’m not sure what this would say about me to a psychiatrist, but…good for him? No, murder is never a good thing, but I was kinda rooting for the guy. In the end, when cornered, he chose to take his own life. He was grieving for his wife and his son, who had died in prison, and he knew he wasn’t getting out of the situation alive. Along the same lines, an old military buddy of Rossi’s sent him a special handgun, and Rossi took time off to go check up on him. He wanted to reunite with his son and meet his grandson, but his son didn’t want to chance getting hurt again. Rossi convinced the man that those things take time and to go back to the place he was living and just wait. Then, the man’s son and his family showed up, and it was a happy reunion all around. Finally, in the last minute, JJ was kidnapped, which leads us into the big 200th episode!

On tonight’s episode, “200,” when JJ is kidnapped, the BAU delves into her time at the State Department to find clues to her disappearance and uncover a secret mission that now puts her life in danger. To help with their search for JJ, the team calls upon Prentiss to help in the crisis. Paget Brewster returns as Emily Prentiss. Also returning are Jayne Atkinson as Erin Strauss, Esai Morales as Section Chief Mateo Cruz, Josh Stewart as JJ’s Husband, Det. William LaMontagne, Jr., and Nicholas Brendon as Kevin Lynch. Debrah Farentino guest stars as Undersecretary Rosemary Jackson.

Find out what JJ’s time away has to do with her kidnapping and see if the team can get her back safely tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Melissa & Joey, Buy This Restaurant, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Psych, CSI, The Exes, Men at Work, Top Chef, Chicago PD, & Wahlburgers.
 
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