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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/29/12

The Olympics started Friday night with an amazing Opening Ceremony spectacle arranged by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle. (As long as you ignore that awful commentary by Matt Lauer and the gang.) With the games in full swing, it means some of the networks will be running reruns so they don’t have to compete—especially tonight, with gymnastics and swimming on NBC. So it’s an unusually light TV night for a Sunday! However, there’s still plenty of great shows on for those not interested in watching the Olympics. So read on to see what we suggest you check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

Last week on Breaking Bad, the DEA ascended on the German headquarters of Madrigal Electromotive. However, R&D head Peter Shuler used a defibrillator to kill himself before he could be arrested/interrogated. Back in the US, Jesse was consumed with worry that his missing Ricin cigarette was out there where some other little kid could find it. So Walt created a fake vial of Ricin for Jesse to find when they turned over his apartment. With Jesse now relieved, he and Walter met with Mike to see if he wanted to re-start the business with them. Mike was hesitant until he found out that the DEA had seized the offshore account Gus had set up for his granddaughter. Meanwhile, Lydia, a Madrigal board member, met with Mike, handing him a list of Gus’s employees she was afraid would talk to the DEA. Mike refused to kill his friends for her, so she hired someone else to start eliminating the potential witnesses. But when Lydia tried to have Mike taken out, he turned things around, killing her assassin. Mike spared Lydia’s life in exchange for her assistance in getting supplies for his new venture with Walt and Jesse.

I love how Breaking Bad cares about the small details that many other shows would just drop—like Jesse being consumed with the missing ricin cigarette and how Gus’s demise affects the folks at Madrigal. They seem to be making a concerted effort to leave absolutely nothing hanging by the end of the series. I can’t wait to see how this new venture between Mike, Walt, and Jesse plays out. Last week, there was a great moment when someone told Hank how all these people close to Gus had no idea what he was really up to—and then there was a close-up on his face. Does Hank suspect Walt at all? And if not, when will he? And Skyler is completely afraid of Walter now—lying in bed pretending to be asleep so she doesn’t have to talk with him. Will she make another run for the Four Corners? I love the slow, tense burn we are getting so far this season.

In tonight’s episode, “Hazard Pay,” Walt and Jesse formulate a new business plan; Walt shares a secret with Marie.

See the drama tonight on AMC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Breaking Bad @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Chopped, Political Animals, True Blood, The Newsroom, Weeds, and Episodes.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/13/11

It’s the start of a new week. I’m not sure I’m ready for my weekend to be over, but luckily, we have one more night to relax before starting work for the week. Comment below and let us know what you plan to watch tonight? Did we pick your favorite show? Did we miss something you think we should cover? Tell us!

Jenny’s Choice #1

One of the best new shows of the season in my opinion is the new Once Upon a Time, on NBC. My whole family has really enjoyed it so far. Of course, I’m wondering how long it will be until someone actually REALLY starts believing Henry. Obviously the Queen/mayor knows everything. My husband & I are in disagreement about whether or not Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold remembers. I think he does. Scott doesn’t. I think maybe tonight’s episode will prove not only does Mr. Gold know everything, but maybe Emma will actually start to believe it for real, as well. We’ll see! All I know is last week’s episode was heartbreaking—at the end, I mean—when Emme showed up at her mother/Mary Margaret’s house so she wasn’t alone. Just so sad!

On tonight’s episode, “The Price of Gold,” Emma tries to help a young pregnant woman escape from the clutches of Mr. Gold. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale world that was, Cinderella makes a regrettable deal with Rumplestiltskin. Guest starring tonight is Jessy Schram (Falling Skies) as Ashley/Cinderella.

Don’t miss it tonight on ABC at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Once Upon a Time @ Clicker.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/29/11

Well, it’s the start of a fairly slow week of television. There are several premieres, but only a few are noteworthy, in my opinion. Still, we’ll be giving you our opinions on what we think you should watch each night. I’m home by myself at the moment, as my hubby & son are out of town with my husband’s parents at a family reunion, so the house is VERY quiet. Luckily, I’ve saved up a lot of TV from the end of the season to watch while they are gone, so I’ve got the TV on, filling the silence! As for tonight? Well, again, not much on, but we’ll give you what we’ve got!

Jenny’s Choice

One of my favorite people to watch on TV is Michael Symon. He’s so entertaining, so funny, and just damned nice. When I saw him compete on The Next Iron Chef, I fell in love with his sense of humor and began rooting for him immediately. When he won, I cheered. I’ve been lucky and have gotten to speak to him on the phone before, and have tweeted with him a few times. If you are on Twitter, definitely follow him and say hello! (@chefsymon)

I always enjoy seeing him compete on Iron Chef America, which is why that show is my pick for tonight. Chef Symon competes with Chef Roger Mooking, a well-known R&B sensation from Canada, tonight. No idea what the secret ingredient is going to be, but I have no doubt it’ll be a great competition!

Don’t miss it tonight on the Food Network at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Iron Chef America @ Clicker.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/28/10

It’s Sunday, the start to another week. Did you have a good Thanksgiving? This week, we have Matt, from TVFanatic.com as our guest poster. You can catch him on his site or on Twitter (@tv_fanatic). He will have a lot of great things to recommend this week, so be sure and check it out every day. When you visit his site, be sure you let him know you came from us! Now, on to tonight’s recommendations!

Matt’s Choice

Greetings, my name is Matt Richenthal, and I’m the Editor-in-Chief of TVFanatic.com. Our site reviews pretty much every show on television, while also offering updated photos, quotes and spoilers. I critique favorites such as House, Glee, The Good Wife and The Vampire Diaries. Follow both myself and all our writers on Twitter: @tv_fanatic.

I’d like to thank Jenny and the TVIsMyPacifier staff for this opportunity, and kick things off by recommending this evening’s episode of Dexter. With just three hours remaining in season five, storylines are finally converging, as “In the Beginning”will feature Miami Metro questioning Jordan Chase and Dexter/Lumen trying to stay one step ahead of this motivational speaker/dangerous psychopath.

I’ll review the episode in depth soon after it airs, and will be anxious to hear everyone’s take on it. Learn where to find episodes online of Dexter @ Clicker.

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