If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/30/14

It’s the start of another week, which means we’re in for some more great TV. I’m so excited for some of the stuff that’s on, and that includes tonight, so check out our recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

americandreambuilderssmallLast week was the premiere of American Dream Builders, and it was a lot of fun. Nate, Monica, & Eddie were great as the hosts/judges, with the surprising twist that the neighborhood council got to walk through each house and help judge who the winning team was. Some of the renovations the teams made were great, but there were some definite mistakes & stupid decisions. Trying to make space for the family, and they turn the master closet into a bedroom for the two kids (a boy and a girl who were already sharing a room), while turning the old room they shared into a new den for the family? Stupid. Nate put the kibosh on that real quick by giving his opinion that it was a mistake, and the team changed their mind, giving one child the new room and the other child in the old room, which they redesigned. And then there was the whole bathroom vanity… Not only was it ugly and horribly refinished, but it wasn’t even functional! A family of that many people who all share one bathroom HAVE to have storage that the team didn’t give them. Crazy.

On tonight’s episode, “Mid-Century Modern,” two teams of designers will tackle sweeping makeovers for two mid-century Modern-style homes that are just a few doors down from one another in Palm Springs, Calif. This week the focus is on bringing a “dream home” to reality. The contestants are challenged to create a stunning “outdoor oasis” and, in the midst of things, must deal with a massive rainstorm that causes delays and frustrations. In the end, one designer from the losing team will be sent home.

See who gets sent home tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Funniest Home Videos, Food Court Wars, Believe, Chopped, Resurrection, Catch a Contractor, Crisis, Cutthroat Kitchen, & The Mentalist.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Kyle’s Choice #1

thewalkingdead330smallTonight is the season finale of The Walking Dead. Last week, Daryl struggled to play by the rules of his new group, but eventually gave in. Meanwhile, Glenn and Maggie finally reunited, and their combined group made their way to Terminus. We only got a glimpse of Rick, Carl, and Michonne last week and didn’t check in with Carol and Tyrese, but I’m guessing they will all end up at Terminus tonight. We also still don’t know what happened to Beth.

Last week, we learned that Daryl’s new group wants revenge on Rick for killing their friend and leaving him to become a zombie to attack them. Will that group make it to Terminus, and will they be welcomed? So far, Terminus seems like a peaceful place, but what is really going on?! It felt a bit creepy when we got a glimpse last week, and my first thought seeing that grill was “what kind of meat is that woman cooking on the grill? Is it people?” I’m looking forward to seeing how the season ends tonight and what cliffhanger we are left with for next year.

On tonight’s episode, “A,” Rick comes face-to-face with sheer brutality when multiple paths collide.

Check out what happens to Rick and the rest of the group tonight on AMC at 9/8c.
 

Megan’s Choice

tarsmallThe Amazing Race has been having a fantastic season so far, and I have been thoroughly entertained by the shenanigans going on. Last week, we watched as Brenchel took a risk on a flight that included a very tight layover time between connecting flights, but they had nothing to lose because they were already in last place. The risk paid off, and they made their connection, getting them into Colombo before any of the other teams. I’m actually surprised at not only how well they have been racing this season, but also how well they’ve been working together. Unfortunately, Margie and Luke weren’t as lucky. They took a risk on being standby for a flight and they didn’t get on it, leaving them on the last flight, which led to their elimination. That was an elimination that I was more than okay with because I have found that team to be on the creepy side and was tired of Luke’s emotional nonsense.

On tonight’s episode, “Down and Dirty,” the teams are in Sri Lanka, where an exhausting Roadblock drains the racers of all their strength. Also, an epic race through the countryside ends with a footrace to the Pit Stop.

To see who runs the fastest to the mat, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Once Upon a Time, Resurrection, Believe, Crisis, The Voice, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Food Court Wars.
 

Kyle’s Choice #2

thegoodwife330smallLast week was a shocking episode of The Good Wife. Alicia was being deposed about her role in her husband’s alleged voter-fraud and enlisted Cary to be her lawyer. Meanwhile, Will was in court defending Jeffrey Grant, a young college student accused of murdering one of his classmates. Diane was trying another case down the hall when she heard shots coming from elsewhere in the courthouse. Jeffrey Grant had been receiving nightly beatings from cellmates while in lock-up, and the stress finally overwhelmed him. He had grabbed a gun off a police office and shot up the court room before trying to turn the now-empty gun on himself. Caught in the crossfire was Will, who didn’t survive from his wounds.

I was completely shocked by this turn of events. Even after seeing Will shot, I thought to myself that there was no way they were killing him off, and I was in total disbelief when they showed his pale, lifeless body covered by a sheet in the hospital. I don’t know how CBS managed to keep this a secret, but I wish all networks would take note! There is no need to do a promo like “one of these people will die tonight”—I love when shows are truly surprising and major plots twists and casting news are not spoiled ahead of time. That said, I have no idea how the show will be without Will, and I’m anxious to see the fallout in tonight’s episode.

On tonight’s episode, “The Last Call,” Alicia searches for answers as she tries to make sense of Will’s death in the aftermath of the courthouse shooting. Meanwhile, Diane delivers the somber news of Will’s passing to the firm’s partners, who must decide how to move forward.

See how the firms and Alicia go on without Will tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, The Mentalist, Once Upon a Time, Resurrection, Believe, Crisis, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Talking Dead, and Shameless.

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