December, 2009 | Give Me My Remote

BETTER OFF TED S1 on DVD Contest

December 30, 2009 by  
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UPDATE: You have until 6pm on December 31st to enter!

On December 1st Fox Home Entertainment released Season 1 of BETTER OFF TED, one the sharpest and funniest comedies of the past few years. ONE lucky GMMR reader will be sent Season 1 on DVD just for entering! If you haven’t yet seen the show, then now is the time to catch up. New episodes of Season 2 premiere next week on ABC.

As head of research and development at Veridian Dynamics, good guy Ted Crisp (Jay Harrington) leads a quirky team of the world’s smartest scientists on a mission to make the impossible possible. From cow-less meat to deadly pumpkins, no project is too bizarre, or too unethical, as long as it’s profitable. Working to appease his beautiful boss (Portia DeRossi), Ted struggles occasionally with his conscience — and his attraction to a comely co-worker (Andrea Anders) — but it’s all in a day’s work when you’re Better Off Ted.

TO ENTER:
There are three ways to enter to win.  You will receive one entry for each of the following:

  • Leave a comment below telling us why you should win BETTER OFF TED S1 on DVD
  • Re-tweet the following as written: “Follow @gmmrtv & RT this to enter to win BETTER OFF TED on DVD from GiveMeMyRemote.com: Entry details here: http://fwd4.me/6u9
  • Become a fan of the Give Me My Remote page on Facebook (there will be a separate entry post on our FB page for our FB fans)

The deadline for the contest in December 31, 2009 at 6pm. Any questions, email me at info(at)givememyremote(dot)com.

Jaywalking at the JERSEY SHORE

December 30, 2009 by  
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I make it a point not to watch The Jay Leno Show, and because of that I sometimes miss the occasional gem such as this appearance by Mike ‘The Situation’, Snooki and Pauly D from JERSEY SHORE. Whether or not you’ve seen the Jersey Shore you’ll still have a good laugh watching them trying to answer these basic questions.



Battlestar Rhapsody – Battlestar Galactica in Song w/ Lyrics

December 30, 2009 by  
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Thanks to @showpatrol and @geektome for sharing this fantastic video of the story of Battlestar Galactica told through a song parody. A must watch for any BSG fan!

Full lyrics after the jump:

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The Real World | 10pm on MTV

December 30, 2009 by  
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This is the true story Seven eight strangers…picked to live in a house…work together and have their lives taped… to find out what happens… when people stop being polite… and start getting real…The Real World. D.C.

Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Wednesday, December 30, 2009

December 30, 2009 by  
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Only one more day to write ‘2009’ in our headlines. (Obviously I’m not counting all the times I’ll screw up and write 2009 next week.) Last New Year’s Eve we had some horrible weather in Boston so I stayed in all night and worked on the re-launch of GMMR. Thankfully I’ll be spending this NYE with friends (although the weather is supposed to be pretty bad again). What are YOUR plans for New Year’s Eve (perhaps one of the most overrated nights of the year, no?)

As you probably have been able to tell, GMMR has been on a bit of a hiatus during the holidays. I’m still enjoying spending time with the family in CT and I can’t say that I’ve been watching all the much TV. Not that there’s much to watch anyway. Hello reruns! And tonight’s no different. But if you don’t mind watching reruns there are some really great shows to check out tonight. I thought I might include a few in tonight’s TV Spotlight.

Firefly vs. Freaks and Geeks
In case you missed it, we are trying to decide what will be our first ‘Watch Along with GMMR’ of the New Year. It’s between ‘Firefly’ and ‘Freaks and Geeks’. It seems the Whedonverse is winning out, but you still have time to vote. Which show would YOU rather we watch together and talk about on GMMR? Let your voice be heard here: ‘Watch Along with GMMR…But What?’

Now, on to some highlights of tonight’s TV schedule.

The Office | 8 – 10pm on NBC
The Office Marathon
NBC is airing four back-to-back episodes tonight including “Gossip”, “The Lover”, “Double Date” and this year’s hilarious Christmas episode “Secret Santa”. [GMMR: If you liked this year’s holiday episode, be sure to check out the Producer’s Cut here.]

Glee | 8-10pm on Fox
“Vitamin D”; “Throwdown”
“Vitamin D”: The boys compete against the girls in a mash-up showdown; Terri tries to keep an eye on Will by taking a job as the school nurse.
“Throwdown”: To cause dissension among members of the glee club, Sue forces the students to compete against one another; Sue and Will are called into the principal’s office; shocking news is revealed.

True Blood | 8-11pm on HBO
True Blood Marathon
HBO’s ‘True Blood’ marathon of episode continues with three fantastic episodes. Watch Sookie, Jason, Bill and Erik (oh Erik) with ‘Burning Love’, ‘The Fourth Man in the Fire’, and ‘Plaisir D’Amour’

Modern Family | 9pm on ABC
“Run for Your Wife”
Jay and Gloria have a disagreement about Manny’s choice of outfit for his first day back at school; Cameron and Mitchell freak out when Lily gets a bump on the head. (First Aired: October 28, 2009) [GMMR: One of the funniest ‘Modern Family’ eps to date, and that’s saying a lot. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched the scene below from tonight’s episode. Each time I cry laughing.]



Eastwick | 10pm on ABC | New!
“Magic Snow and Creepy Gene”
The ladies agree never to reveal what they did to Jamie; Joanna tries to help Penny find closure; sparks fly between Kat and her new neighbor (Jerry O’Connell), a single father with a dark secret.

The Real World: DC | 10pm on MTV | Season Premiere
This is the true story Seven eight strangers…picked to live in a house…work together and have their lives taped… to find out what happens… when people stop being polite… and start getting real…The Real World. D.C. [GMMR: This is the 23rd season. Gone are the days of Eric, virgin Julie and controversially gay Norman.]

What will YOU be watching?

Eastwick | 10pm on ABC

December 30, 2009 by  
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The ladies agree never to reveal what they did to Jamie; Joanna tries to help Penny find closure; sparks fly between Kat and her new neighbor (Jerry O’Connell), a single father with a dark secret.

Watch Along with GMMR…But What?!

December 29, 2009 by  
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I watch a lot of TV. I think you probably all know that by now. Given how many shows I watch there are obvious ones that I have missed. You know, the whole 24 hours in a day thing. Over the past few years I’ve caught up on two series that GMMR readers said are just can’t miss – BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and SUPERNATURAL. So glad I listened because my TV vocab wouldn’t be the same without these two incredible shows.

2010 starts off strong with a slew of new episodes from returning favorites as well as a launch of brand new series. But maybe, just maybe I have time to fit one new show into my schedule in the early part of the year. But what to watch? I know, I know, THE WIRE. I promise you I do want to take on that series, but I think it might be a little much given what other TV shows are on my plate come January. But I get to it, I promise.

I’ve decided that I’m going to start off the new Year with one of two critic/ fan favorites that somehow I missed when they were first on. It’s going to be either FIREFLY or FREAKS AND GEEKS. I’m going to let you vote and decide, but what I really want to know is who is going to watch along with me? Let me know which one YOU would be interested in watching and having a discussion about in the New Year. Once I know who is in, I’ll set up a viewing calendar. But first…what show will we be watching?

Joss Whedon’s FIREFLY or Judd Apatow’s FREAKS AND GEEKS? Use the comment section below to voice your opinion, and be sure to let me know if you’ll be watching along with me!

Parks and Recreation | 8 – 10pm on NBC

December 29, 2009 by  
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Head over to Pawnee, Indiana for four episodes of one of the best comedies on TV. Tonight NBC is airing the following four episodes tonight: “Pawnee Zoo”; “The Stakeout”; “Beauty Pageant” and “The Practice Date”.

True Blood | 10pm on HBO

December 28, 2009 by  
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Vampires Malcolm, Liam and Diane make a hasty retreat after Bill lays claim to Sookie; Tara seeks respite from her mother’s rage; Jason turns to Lafayette for help.

True Blood | 8pm on HBO

December 28, 2009 by  
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Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress with telepathic abilities, falls under the spell of a 173-year-old vampire; Sookie’s brother finds himself in hot water.

The Sound of Music | 7pm on ABC

December 27, 2009 by  
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A novitiate leaves her convent and becomes governess to Capt. Von Trapp’s seven children in Austria before World War II. Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer.

Absolutely Fabulous Marathon | 8pm on BBC-A

December 27, 2009 by  
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Follow the drunken exploits of Patsy & Edina during this ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS marathon starting at 8pm and going until 5am Monday morning. If you’ve never see one of Britain’s best comedies then set the DVR…sweetie dahling.

Wedding Crashers | 5:30pm on TBS

December 27, 2009 by  
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Two divorce mediators spend a wild weekend partying with a politician and his eccentric family. Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher

Doctor Who | 9pm on BBC-A

December 26, 2009 by  
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The Master (John Simm) is reborn on Christmas Eve, kicking off a battle with the Doctor that spans the ruins of London and the mysterious Immortality Gate. Elsewhere, the Ood issue an ominous warning as a shadow falls across the universe. Wilfred Mott: Bernard Cribbins. Donna Noble: Catherine Tate. [GMMR: And stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the “Doctor Who” specials at 10:15pm on BBC-A]

Golden Girls | 6pm – 1am on WE

December 26, 2009 by  
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Rose, Blanche, Dorothy & Sophia are at their best in this night long marathon. Watch the WE network for 14 fan favorite episodes. Expect to see Blanche being promiscuous, Rose talking about St. Olaf, Sophia saying something inappropriate and Dorothy rolling her eyes at her roommate.

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