If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/30/13

Happy Sunday! It’s the start of a new week—the last day of June! Time flies. It’s also gonna be a short work week for most people because of Independence Day on Thursday, the 4th of July. My husband has both Thursday & Friday off work, my kid is gone this week to visit my family in Oklahoma, so I’m gonna have a good week. 😉 And that starts tonight, with some fun new episodes! Check out what we recommend you watch.

Jenny’s Choice

foodnetworkstar2013smallLast week on Food Network Star, the contestants got to relax at the movies—NOT! Instead, they were split up into teams of three and had to draw themes to determine what genre of movie they would not only cooking for, but performing a trailer for in order to promote their food: Romance, Musical, or Western. The trailers were a mixed bag. The Romance was a little cheesy, got a little raunchy, but was pretty good. The musical was pretty funny, but mainly because two of the three have terrible voices, and the one that CAN sing mumbled so much you couldn’t understand it all. The Western was the best. I really enjoyed it—and apparently, so did the audience, as they were the top vote getters. Rodney, Lovely, and Viet were in the bottom three. Viet is too shy/awkward in front of the camera. If he could put out food that the judges know he can in addition to coming more alive in front of the audience/camera, he’d be golden. Rodney hasn’t been consistent with his food—even the pies, which is odd, since he’s the pie king. So he needs to step up his game. The judges feel he has promise, though, so he stayed. In the end, Lovely, who was having big trouble with her food, was the one sent home, which I was more than okay with.

On tonight’s episode, “4th of July Live,” the remaining contestants are challenged to take part in live television scenarios where “E! News” host Terrence Jenkins will test them. The competitors assist with a special Fourth fo July show that offers recipe & party tips (much like the Food Network Thanksgiving special each year, it sounds like!).

See the fun tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing HGTV Star, Whodunnit?, Crossing Lines, Falling Skies, & Iron Chef America.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Megan’s Choice

raydonovan630smallTonight, I’m going with the series premiere of Ray Donovan, for many reasons. I love Liev Schreiber and think he’s going to knock this out of the park. I also believe that a cast that includes Jon Voight and Katherine Moenning is going to be outstanding. Finally, I think the idea of a professional fixer that is called in to make the most complicated and faux pas situations disappear is intriguing.

The show is set in Los Angeles and follows Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber) as he is called in to fix problems for celebrities, athletes, and business moguls and make them disappear. The only problems he can’t fix are in his messed-up South Boston family. This story line promises drama to the 100th degree, while we watch Ray deal with his job, his family, and his father’s revenge since being release from prison. I’m looking forward to it. Are you?

On tonight’s premiere, “The Bag or the Bat,” Ray’s father is released from prison five years early; Ray must find a way to get an action star out of a scandal with a transsexual.

To see how this new show measures up to the rest of the shows on your schedule, tune in to Showtime at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching True Blood, Iron Chef America, Cupcake Wars, Whodunnit?, Food Network Star, and Big Brother.
 

Kyle’s Choice

dexter630smallTonight, Showtime kicks off the final season of Dexter. Last season, Deb finally learned the truth about Dexter and tried to get him to stop his killing ways. But Dexter found himself falling for a killer whom Deb was investigating. Meanwhile, Deb revealed her feelings for Dexter; and LaGuerta wouldn’t drop her investigation into the real Bay Harbor Butcher. While LaGuerta was confronting Dexter in a shipping container, Deb arrived and had to make a tough decision—she chose to shoot LaGuerta to protect her brother.

So how will killing this innocent woman affect Deb? How will it affect her relationship with Dexter? Who will be the next person to pick up Dexter’s trail, and will they live long enough to see it through? How will this whole Dexter saga come to an end? I can really only see the series ending with Dexter either getting killed or arrested. I can’t wait to see how this final season plays out!

On tonight’s episode, “A Beautiful Day,” six months following LaGuerta’s murder, Debra works as a private investigator, with Batista replacing her as lieutenant. Meanwhile, Miami Metro investigates a murder in which the victim had pieces of his brain removed.

Find out how things have changed in the six months tonight on Showtime at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Celebrity Wife Swap, Whodunnit?, Crossing Lines, Food Network Star, Falling Skies, Drop Dead Diva, Devious Maids, Copper, True Blood, Family Tree, Ray Donovan, and The Venture Bros.
 

JJ’s Choice

whodunnitsmallLast week, the premiere of Whodunnit? aired, and I liked it. It was a little like The Mole with CSI, which I guess is what the creators where going for. The idea is that 12 contestants and 1 murderer are stuck in a house. And every week, one of the contestants will get “murdered,” and the remaining houseguests have to find out how the murder took place. Some of the things felt very convenient, so it will be interesting to see how this format works in the long run. On the premiere episode, we met the contestants, and one murder started the competition. At the end of the episode, Dontae was killed as well, which will be the mystery murder for this week.

On tonight’s episode, “Fire Started,” the remaining 11 guests fight to stay alive and continue to search for evidence to solve the latest murder.

Find out who guesses best and which contestant will be the next victim on ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching True Blood and Falling Skies.

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