If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/14/13

It’s been a rough week for us (or at least two of us!) here at TViMP. Megan’s still without power after storms blanketed her part of the country (Canada, for those who don’t know. 😉 ) and JJ’s not feeling great, so tonight, it’s just Kyle & me. Enjoy our thoughts on what you should be watching tonight. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

Last week’s episode of Chopped, the All-Stars edition, was a lot of fun. I didn’t think Nadia deserved to go home in the first round, but… *shrug* Chef Gabriele was too cocky and confident in round two, so he was chopped, and I was more than okay with that. Then it came down to Jeff Mauro and Sunny Anderson, which I was happy about. Honestly, I think Jeff should have won, but either way, I was pretty happy.

Competitors this week include Elizabeth Falkner, Chuck Hughes, Gavin Kaysen, & Richard Blais. (He’s my fave of the four and my pick to win, although Falkner will definitely give him a run for his money, unfortunately. I like her about as much as I like Geoffrey Zakarian…) Judges are Chris Santos, Marcus Samuelsson, & Maneet Chauhan, which I am happy about because I love them all.

On tonight’s episode, “Mega Chefs,” big-time contenders with considerable competitive prowess take each other on in the Chopped kitchen. The judges are eager to see what these Mega Chefs can do with sea bass and cream soda in the first round. Then, in the entrée round, the competitors must get their tails in gear to make oxtail and labneh into delicious dishes. It is no piece of cake for the finalists figuring out how to transform a classic snack cake into an elegant dessert.

See who comes out on top tonight on Food Network at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Chopped @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Mentalist & Vikings.
 
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Kyle’s Choice

veep414smallTonight, HBO’s Veep returns for its second term—err season. Last year, U.S. Vice President Selina Meyer’s popularity was on the decline, and it seemed like whatever she tried to do to fix it just made matters worse.

I really enjoyed the first season, and it was great to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus in another fun comedic role. Her supporting cast, who play Meyer’s staff, are also hilarious—especially Tony Hale, whose character is quite similar to that of Buster Bluth. I can’t wait to see what kind of awkward (and bizarre) situations Meyers and her staff get up to this season!

On tonight’s season premiere, “Midterms,” a string of effective campaign appearances for midterm elections boosts Selina’s confidence, but negotiating with a senior White House strategist will require a bit more than just a rising popularity in polls.

To see what Selina and her staff have to do to get ahead, tune in to HBO at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Veep @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, Once Upon a Time, The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Mr. Selfridge, Chopped, Mad Men, Vikings, MTV Movie Awards, Game of Thrones, and Nurse Jackie.

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