If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/4/15

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!

Jenny’s Choice

cutthroatkitchen2015smallOne of my favorite cooking competition shows is Cutthroat Kitchen. The sabotages on this show can be absolutely brutal. For the life of me, I couldn’t tell you which is my favorite, although I think the ones that force the chefs to use weird contraptions to mix, cut, or heat their food…or the ones that switch the basket ingredients for random, sometimes horrible, items…are the worst. And frankly, the chefs who refuse to spend a dime are just asking for trouble. I also love it when a chef sabotages themselves by forgetting one or more ingredients in the pantry. *laugh*

There are two episodes tonight. The first is a special, kind of a behind-the-scenes look at how to survive the sabotages. The second is the first episode in the latest “superstar” tournament, featuring superstar chefs trying to win money for their favorite charities. These are always a blast because these chefs are brilliant and always funny to watch.

On tonight’s first episode, “Secrets of Survival,” the secrets to surviving even the most wicked sabotages are revealed along with tips and tricks to outmaneuver the competition, impress the judges, and become the last chef standing. Then on the second episode, “Superstar Sabotage: Knife, Knife Baby,” chefs Richard Blais, Cat Cora, Melissa d’Arabian, and Aarti Sequeira face off; one chef must make an English breakfast while wearing knight’s armor; two chefs are then strapped toe-to-toe for a tofu challenge.

See if you think you could survive the sabotages tonight on Food Network at 8/7c & 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hellevator, The Mysteries of Laura, Rosewood, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago PD, Code Black, & Mystery Diners.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Kyle’s Choice

youretheworst114smallYou’re the Worst continues to be a lot of fun, while also delving into a bit darker territory this season with Gretchen’s depression. Last week, it was Sunday Funday time again. Jimmy planned a day of events he thought Gretchen would enjoy, in hopes that it would knock her out of her depression. While he had Edgar pretend it was his Funday, Gretchen grew increasingly suspicious as the events got crazier and crazier and less Edgar-like. The day culminated in an extreme haunted house – and extreme may be putting it mildly. Most of what was going on seemed questionably safe/legal. Gretchen did enjoy herself but was upset when she found out the truth that Jimmy had organized the day to fix her. However, she realized she could make things “better” if she just pretended the day was successful, so she thanked Jimmy. Meanwhile, Lindsay was still struggling to get her life back in order but received some unexpected help from a man at the haunted house dressed as Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs. He put her phone in the basket and had her call the power company to get her power turned back on.

So what does the future hold for Gretchen and Jimmy? How long can Gretchen really pretend her depression is gone? And is there any hope of her actually getting better? At the end of last week’s episode, Jimmy had a moment with the bartender that almost led to more. Could we see that resurface if Gretchen continues to push him away? And on the less serious side, what wackiness will the group get up to this week?!

On tonight’s episode, “LCD Soundsystem,” Gretchen is fascinated with a slightly older, cool couple that appears to have it all, and Jimmy implements a punishment-based system to ensure he meets his deadlines.

Check out Jimmy’s system tonight on FXX at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, Criminal Minds, Code Black, Arrow, Supernatural, American Horror Story: Hotel, and The League.
 

Megan’s Choice

chicagopd114smallIt’s a Chicago kind of week for me – any one of the shows in this franchise are worth your attention and time. Tonight I think you should be watching Chicago PD. The characters on this show just keep getting better, and I am loving Halstead and Lindsay lately for sure. Last week’s episode had Ruzek in deep water as he made some bad decisions while off duty for an undercover operation without checking with Voight. Even though Voight had his back, he still ended up suspended for the time being. Burgess is also on edge around Ruzek because his response to postponing their wedding which made her feel like he wasn’t very interested in committing after all. I’m not sure how I feel about that, seeing as I do like them together but I’m also wary of whether it will work or not because of Ruzek’s odd behavior. A couple that was working by the end of last week’s double episode was Lindsay and Halstead. He helped her pick out a couch, they christened it, and then later, Halstead decided it was time to go public with their relationship. All I can say is that it’s about time.

The more I watch, the more I enjoy this show, and I am getting excited for Chicago Med to start.

On tonight’s episode, “A Dead Kid, a Notebook and A lot of Maybes,” when the death of a teenaged boy exposes corruption behind the walls of an affluent school, Intelligence sets out to find a missing teenaged boy who they believe poses a serious threat to the students at his wealthy school after they found disturbing drawings in his notebook. Meanwhile, Atwater is eager to make a good impression on a prominent African American police Captain. Olinksy and Michelle find themselves in a difficult situation and turn to Ruzek and Burgess for help.

To see if the team can stop the disaster before it begins, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, The Mysteries of Laura, Rosewood, Cutthroat Kitchen, Empire, and Code Black.

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