If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/13/14

I had a very nice, very relaxing and enjoyable Saturday. Worked on the schedules for the site, played some video games, caught up on a lot of TV, and spent lots of time with family. 🙂 Sunday looks to be more of the same. The only blip on the radar is my left mouse button on my laptop’s touch pad is making a clacking noise. Thankfully it’s under warranty, so HP is sending me all the shipping stuff, so I’ll be sending it off later this week. Again thankfully, we have my old laptop that my husband’s been using, so I’ll be able to use it while mine is getting repaired. Pain in the butt, but whatcha gonna do? To take my mind off that little problem, let’s see what we’re recommending tonight.

Jenny’s Choice

americasbestcooksmallAnother new food competition show starts tonight. America’s Best Cook gives home cooks from across the country the chance to win $50,000 by competing under the guidance of Food Network chefs: Cat Cora, Tyler Florence, Alex Guarnaschelli and, my personal favorite, Michael Symon, each representing the South, West, East, and North respectively. Sixteen home cooks will be divided into groups of four per mentor, and then the mentor takes two of the four dishes from the four cooks and put them up to be judged. I love, love, love Michael Symon. I like Cat Cora and Tyler Florence. So I’m really looking forward to this one.

On tonight’s episode, “Making the Cut,” sixteen of the country’s best amateur cooks arrive in New York for their chance at $50,000 and the title of America’s Best Cook. But first, they must compete to represent their region, in one of two spots on a Superstar Chef Mentor’s team. Iron Chef Michael Symon will be choosing from the North, Iron Chef Cat Cora takes the South, Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli is heading up the East, and Food Network star Chef Tyler Florence is representing the West. The Mentors will be choosing wisely, as they will also be out of the competition if both of their cooks are eliminated.

Check out the home cooks and see how the mentors work with them tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

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

Megan’s Choice

tarsmallThe Amazing Race is back after two weeks, and I am very happy about that for sure! When we last had a new episode, we watched the teams race through Sri Lanka, with the Cowboys and the Afghanimals running an incredibly close race. In the end, the Afghanimals edged the Cowboys out by mere seconds in a foot race, while the Country Singers came in last, but it was a non-elimination round, so those annoyingly perky girls will be back this week with a speed bump to complete. I am loving the rivalry between the Afghanimals and the Cowboys. It is definitely adding to the amusement of this season, and I can’t wait to see more.

On tonight’s episode, “The Gladiators Are Here!” teams race to Rome, Italy, where Racers and Roman gladiators square off in a medieval Detour. Plus, three teams strike a deal in order to try to avoid elimination.

To see which teams form an alliance, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, Resurrection, Believe, Crisis, Food Court Wars, Cutthroat Kitchen, and America’s Best Cook.
 

Kyle’s Choice

bobsburgers413smallBob’s Burgers is such a great show that more people should be watching. In last week’s episode, Linda thought she had psychic abilities, and Bob was annoyed by her obvious and generic predictions. Meanwhile, the kids believed in their mother’s prognosticating abilities and decided to profit from them and convinced Teddy to bring them to the racetrack.

This show is always so much fun—the Belcher family always makes me laugh. While I find Gene the funniest of the Belcher kids, the Tina-centric episodes we’ve been getting this season have been so hilarious. A couple of weeks ago, I watched a rough-cut screener of tonight’s Tina-focused episode, and I found myself laughing the whole time, despite the episode being half-unfinished drawings with temporary audio not even performed by the actors! Even if you haven’t checked out the show before, tonight’s Brony-themed episode is sure to make you laugh.

On tonight’s episode, “The Equestranauts,” Tina attends a convention celebrating a TV show about an animated pony, but a middle-aged superfan tricks her into giving away a rare bit of memorabilia, so it’s up to Bob to go undercover and ride to the rescue to recover the valuable toy.

Become a Brony tonight on FOX at 7/6c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, Once Upon a Time, Resurrection, Believe, Crisis, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Drop Dead Diva, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Veep, and Nurse Jackie.
 

JJ’s Choice

gameofthrones413smallLast week, one of the greatest fantasy shows on TV returned. It was an amazing episode of Game of Thrones. This season is the second part of the same same book as season 3, so it wasn’t bloated with the introduction of new characters and setting up the season. The introduction of Prince Oberyn, with his grudge against House Lannister, was very interesting. The Lannister family isn’t doing so well in Kings Landing. Arya is embracing her dark side, exacting revenge for Lommy and crossing off one of the names of her list and getting Needle back. And Daenerys is moving towards Mereen to free more slaves, which is not getting too much of a payoff now.

On tonight’s episode, “The Lion and the Rose,” Tyrion lends Jaime a hand, and Joffrey and Margaery host a breakfast. At Dragonstone, Stannis loses patience with Davos, and north of the Wall, Bran sees where they must go.

Find out where they must go on HBO at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Revenge and Veep.

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