If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/12/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

kevinfromwork812smallTonight, ABC Family kicks off its new workplace comedy, Kevin From Work, with a double-dose of episodes. Kevin (Noah Reid, Backpackers) is about to leave his life in LA for a new job in Italy. He has been madly in love with his cube neighbor Audrey (Paige Spara) for the past 3 years and has never had the courage to tell her. So in a drunken haze, he decides that since he’ll never see her again, it’s the perfect opportunity to reveal his feelings. However, when his new job falls through, he must beg his horrible boss (Amy Sedaris, Strangers with Candy) for his old job back and now must deal with the fallout of his declaration. Rounding out the cast of characters are Kevin’s wild sister Roxie (Jordan Hinson, Eureka), his best friend Brian (Matt Murray, Rookie Blue), and Audrey’s roommate Patti (Punam Patel).

ABC Family has made the first episode available to watch online/On Demand. From the ads, I was expecting this series to be more wild and crazy. While it does have these moments, it also takes time to explore the characters a little more and builds to a rather heartfelt conclusion that makes me anxious to see tonight’s second episode. The first episode kind of had a bit of an A to Z-type vibe (minus the narration). Will the show become more of a broad comedy or go for a slower romcom feel, or will it find some happy medium? I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of the season plays out.

Step into Kevin’s world tonight on ABC Family at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, MasterChef, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Impastor, Flipping Out, Suits, Mr. Robot, and Twinning.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

campcutthroatkitchensmallLike Megan, I love cooking shows, and one of my favorites is Cutthroat Kitchen. Alton Brown is a terrific host and is simply evil in the sabotages that come up. And when they do special “themed” episodes, an already great show gets even better. So I was very excited when I learned about the “Camp Cutthroat” special episodes that start tonight. That’s five Wednesdays in a row of this special theme, in addition to the normal Sunday episodes. You can’t get more exciting than that!

On tonight’s episode, “Camp Cutthroat: Porks and Rec,” two chefs share a blindfold during a pork and beans challenge; one chef finds out just what a bear does in the woods. A persistent dark cloud follows one chef.

See if you think you could overcome the sabotages tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Got Talent, Home Free, MasterChef, Mr. Robinson, Wahlburgers, Carnival Cravings with Anthony Anderson, Donnie Loves Jenny, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Last Comic Standing, Mr. Robot, Beach Eats USA, Impastor, Lachey’s Bar, & The Exes.
 

Megan’s Choice

masterchef2015smallIt seems like forever since I’ve recommend anything, because this summer has been an insane ride for all of us. Now I’m back to share my opinion on one of my favorite cooking shows, MasterChef. Last week, we watched as the top 9 took on a flambe mystery box, where they were required to make a dish that involved at least one element that was flambed. Everything looked yummy. The top three were Tommy, who made banana foster, Katrina, who made a mussel dish, and Stephen, who made a fantastic-looking sea bass. Stephen won the advantage, and I’m really not a big fan of his, even if he makes delicious food. It’s his big mouth that drives me nuts. Regardless, he was safe, but his second advantage was to pick the dish. He chose chicken and waffles. Unfortunately, his power didn’t stop there. He got to pick someone who had to make the dish in 30 minutes instead of an hour. I wasn’t surprised when he picked Derrick, because he is by far the strongest at the moment, which was proven when he managed to put out a decent dish even with the time constraint and Stephen’s nonstop chirping from the balcony.

Claudia and Shelly had the worst dishes, which was sad seeing as Shelly said she makes that dish all the time at home. In the end, they sent Shelly home because they felt that the pressure was just getting to be too much for her. I was sad to her go but happy my favorites Derrick and Katrina are still there.

On tonight’s episode, “Getting A-head in the Competition,” in the next team challenge, the remaining contestants will split into teams to prepare vegetarian meals for guests of the MasterChef restaurant. Teams will have access to any ingredients in the pantry as long as they are vegetarian. The losing team will face an elimination test involving an animal head.

To see who manages to survive, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Cutthroat Kitchen, America’s Got Talent, and Home Free.

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