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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/16/14

The last week of school before Christmas break is always a busy one for me because between special spirit days at school (ie. red day, green day, etc), baking treats for the classes, and getting gifts for the teachers, I find myself feeling like I’ve had enough of the holidays by the end of it. Today my task was to find an ugly Christmas sweater for Chloe to wear to school tomorrow—rest assured, the one I found at the thrift shop is by all accounts hideous. Now tonight, I will sit and bask in my success with a cup of tea and great television, so let’s see what we’re recommending for tonight to amuse us all.

Megan’s Choice

masterchefjuniorsmallTonight is the season finale for MasterChef: Junior, and I am not entirely happy with the final two contestants of Logan and Samuel because I feel like it should have been Samuel and Adaiah. Last week, we watched as the final four were challenged to filet a King Salmon, which is not an easy task for an adult chef, let alone children. Abby struggled, which is to be expected, as did Logan, but Samuel faired quite well. However, the surprise of the evening was the precision and talent that Adaiah worked with—it has taken me years to manage to do it as well as she did. Moving forward, they all had to cook salmon dishes, but Adaiah got to pick how many ingredients they had to work with. She gave Abby 100, herself 50, Samuel 25, and poor Logan only had 5. I wasn’t surprised when Abby found herself overwhelmed by the amount of ingredients to choose from, but I was pleasantly surprised when Logan chose to poach his fish in the olive oil—well done, kid. Now that doesn’t mean I think he should win, because overall I feel like Adaiah is a much better chef than Logan—heck, even Abby is a better chef than Logan, but the judges are the judges, which means our final two are Samuel and Logan. My money is on Samuel because that kid is more refined and mature than most adults. His biggest challenge will be reining in his desires to overcomplicate everything.

On tonight’s episode, “Junior Edition: The Finale,” the two finalists will compete head-to-head and prepare the most important three-course menu of their lives.

To see which of the young cooks take the title home, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas, NCIS, The Voice, NCIS: NOLA, Chopped, and Ascension.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/12/14

It’s less than two weeks until Christmas, and I for one can’t wait! My TiVo has been hovering on 90% full, and I need the midseason break to catch up on the backlog and also watch some of those fun made-for-TV holiday films. Primetime TV may be winding down for the calendar year, but we’ve still got some suggestions for you to check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

grimm1212smallI had assumed we were done with Grimm for the year when they aired a Christmas-themed episode last week, but we get one more episode tonight before it takes its midseason break! Last week, Nick and Hank investigated a series of strange home invasions—and soon discovered that the mayhem was being caused by a trio of small green Wesen going through puberty. The cure for their wild nature was to feed the monsters lots of fruitcake. (So there is a reason why it exists!) Meanwhile, Monroe arranged for a delayed honeymoon for he and Rosalie, and Trubel decided that she was no longer needed and headed out with Josh, to train him and help him return home safely.

Wu is once again getting closer to the truth—will they finally let him know what’s really going on?! Will we see Trubel and Josh again? Juliette discovered that she got pregnant while she was Adalind—how will this affect the baby? Will it be part hexenbiest, part Grimm, or all human?

On tonight’s episode, “Chupacabra,” Nick and Hank find themselves investigating the gruesome trail left behind by a blood-sucking creature known as the chupacabra, which was brought to Portland by an unsuspecting traveler; at the same time, Monroe and Rosalee get ready to leave on their long-overdue honeymoon; Viktor and Adalind plan a trip of their own; and Wu prepares to confront Nick about what he has been seeing.

See if Wu learns the truth and if Monroe and Rosalee finally leave town tonight on NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, Cristela, and Constantine.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/10/14

Guess who’s back? It has been a slow torture in my house with no internet because apparently we had a faulty power cord on our modem that was recalled. Who knew? Thankfully it’s all fixed now and I’m back to ordering you and your remote around, so let’s see what’s on the docket for tonight.

Megan’s Choice

chicagopd1210smallIt’s been far too long since we’ve had a new episode of Chicago PD grace our television screens, but tonight is the night it makes its delicious return. Honestly, I love this show more and more with every new episode and especially after the insanity that we saw last time. When we last saw our favorite badass cops, Antonio was working the private security detail when his employer was murdered. That is quite a huge failure for a bodyguard, but luckily for Antonio, he had his unit to cover his sexy behind. While it was really apparent from the beginning that the victim’s trophy wife set up the murder, what wasn’t expected was how well she did it so that she can’t be implicated because there is literally nothing tying her to the murder at all. The case was a little boring, but the investigation wasn’t, especially when Halstead and Lindsay had to go undercover at a sex club, because those two already have some great chemistry but that place just amped it up to a new level. I hope we get to see some relationship movement for them, because they will make a fabulous couple. My favorite part of the whole episode was how Olinski and Voight cleared Antonio’s name just as he was about to be asked to hand in his badge. They “rewrote history” so that records showed he was working undercover to get Asher the whole time. Antonio was so touched by this and so was I. It really solidified the feeling of family that this unit portrays. Hands down, this show continues to be one of my favorites week after week.

On tonight’s episode, “Called in Dead,” a friend of Nadia’s leads the intelligence unit to a huge heroin bust. Unfortunately this bust results in Olinsky arriving home to find the suspects are holding his wife. Voight and the team think they’ve found a common thread with the suspects, but it’s not who they think. Meanwhile, Burgess and Roman are given an assignment where they get paired with a K-9 officer, Jenn, who is Roman’s former partner and girlfriend.

To see how the team helps save Olinsky’s wife, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Criminal Minds, Hell’s Kitchen, black-ish, and Law & Order: SVU.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/5/14

It has been an insane week around my house, including some snow storms, a case of food poisoning, and a road trip that ended with me sitting in traffic for over three hours! Tonight I am planning on staying home in the comfort of my house, with a cup of tea and watching all the great television that is on, so let’s see what we’re all snuggling up to watch.

Megan’s Choice

grimm125smallWhat’s better on a Friday night but some fighting for justice, Grimm-style? Honestly, in my books, nothing. This season has been strange so far with Nick not having his Grimm abilities, but that hasn’t stopped our natural-born hero from putting himself in danger week after week to save someone else. That’s part of why his character is so likeable, the way he always puts others first, which is a difficult task for most of us. Last week, we watched as Juliette took the potion that turned her into Adalind for a little while, and then Nick had to sleep with her to get his powers back. The powers didn’t return immediately, but while Nick, Hank, and Monroe were out trying to stop a ritual where a person was murdered and sacrificed his powers, making their grand entrance not a moment too soon. I’m happy Nick is finally back to being a Grimm, because the show needs him and so do his friends. Now to see what happens with Adalind and the royals to make this season even more delicious—I’m excited.

On tonight’s episode, “The Grimm Who Stole Christmas,” Nick and Hank are called to investigate a bizarre string of home invasions that lead to an even stranger Wesen phenomena. Monroe has a very special Christmas surprise in store for Rosalee. Meanwhile, Truble comes to a life-changing realization that will affect everyone.

To see how the holidays wreak havoc on our favorite Grimm, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Z Nation, Constantine, Shark Tank, and The Amazing Race.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/14/14

I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to the weekend because this week has been a little insane; school functions, doctors’ appointments, and sick kids — this mom is ready for a break. What better way to start this weekend off right than to check out some great television, so check out our recommendations.

Megan’s Choice

constantine1114smallConstantine is a show that I do not watch by myself or in the dark because it is incredibly freaky in my opinion—good but freaky. The demons and spirits are quite unnerving, so I’m more than willing to DVR this and wait to watch with someone. Last week, we watched as John investigated the death of a music producer after he listened to the record Acetate, which turned out to be cursed by the sounds of the leagues of demons claiming a soul. It was some pretty creepy stuff, but in the end, Constantine did an exorcism on the record and sent the demons back to hell. We were also introduced to Papa Midnite, a voodoo priest who was out for his own personal gain and no other reason. At one point, he even cuffed John up, cut him, and left him to bleed to death. I sense that Midnite is going to be an ongoing thorn in John’s side, but I look forward to more battles like these ones.

On tonight’s episode, “A Feast of Friends,” when Constantine’s old friend Gary Lester accidentally releases a powerful demon in Atlanta, John is forced to determine exactly what he is prepared to sacrifice in his battle with the underworld.

To see how John decides what’s worth giving up, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Hollywood Film Awards, Grimm, and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
 
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