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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/30/14

Wednesday, which means mid-week. That’s a good thing. Although my Tuesday was good, so I’m not stressing the week so far. In case you are, though, here are a few recommendations to help ease the way into the second half of the week. (By the way… Welcome back, Kyle! Hope you had fun at SDCC!)

Jenny’s Choice #1

hotincleveland730smallTonight should be a fun episode of Hot in Cleveland. Last week was great, too. Victoria had a visit from the son she always forgets, played by Glee’s Chris Colfer. He showed up with his partner, only we learned while Victoria was out of the room that he wasn’t really gay. He’d only told Victoria that to make her love him more. He was back because he wanted her backing for something he and his business partner were involved in. Watching the two of them pretend to be gay (the partner was all for it when Victoria announced she was giving them both new sports cars for their wedding. LOL) was great. In the end, Victoria and Tony had a heartfelt talk about why he chose to live with his father instead of her. The other great story line was Joy and Mitch going to preemptive counseling, and the therapist told them that they weren’t compatible. In the end, they realized they had a lot in common and the therapist got his compatibility quiz from those “Which Disney character are you?” type quizzes. It was great.

On tonight’s episode, “The Animated Episode,” the women finally see Elka’s apartment, which before now has been a mystery to them…and they soon find out why. From there, they meet up with Steven Tyler (and some other special friends) and go on a psychedelic romp through pop culture hits, including scenes with homages to Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, The Walking Dead, and Frankenstein. Plus, they see what life in Cleveland would have been like if LeBron James had never left.

Check out the first-ever animated episode on TV Land at 10/9c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/29/14

Coming off a great night of TV on Monday night, we’re heading into tonight, which is filled with more fantastic shows. I’ve said before that Tuesdays this summer is one of my favorite nights of the week. So check out our recommendations, two shows that I know will help shape up a fantastic night of TV!

Jenny’s Choice

rizzoliisles729smallI think my favorite show this summer has been Rizzoli & Isles. Last week, Maura went out of town for a medical examiner’s conference. When a woman was murdered in her home, it was up to Jane & the rest of the team with the help of Susie to solve the case, which of course they did. Susie made dioramas (or DIEoramas LOL) to help explain her findings. In the end, the husband was the killer because his wife had lost a bunch of weight and was growing away from him. He used stuff from his dental practice to make bullets and then to break them up and disguise the wound tracts, he stabbed her multiple times, setting up their handyman by wearing a hazmat suit and stealing/using the man’s knife, which had his initials carved into it. I loved seeing Jane figure out how the husband planned to get rid of the gun and suit—by mailing it to himself up at his cabin.

On tonight’s episode, “Boston Keltic,” the murder of a rare bookseller brings Jane and Maura into the world of Keltic writings and coded confessions, just as Maura is preparing Jane to meet her new man. Angela’s relationship with Cavanaugh changes pace.

See how Angela & Cavanaugh’s relationship changes tonight on TNT at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Food Fighters, America’s Got Talent, Next Great Baker, Royal Pains, Underground BBQ Challenge, Buddy’s Bakery Rescue, Chopped, Restaurant Startup, & Sullivan & Son.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/28/14

What a great weekend it was in my house, despite some really crazy thunderstorms that disrupted my sleep last night. I’m looking forward to seeing where this week takes me both on and off the television screen. For TV, check out what Jenny & I are recommending.

Megan’s Choice

runningwildsmallI am really intrigued by all the adventure shows on TV these days, but I have been looking forward to Running Wild With Bear Grylls since I first saw the previews. In this series, Bear will be taking celebrities into the wildest and most remote locations, one at a time, for a 48-hour adventure. The celebrities include the likes of Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, and Ben Stiller. Each of the six celebs will be enduring crazy situations and get to push themselves to new limits. I’m curious to see if some of these Hollywood stars can handle the insanity that is Bear.

On tonight’s episode, “Zac Efron,” world-renowned survivalist Bear Grylls leads Zac Efron on a non-stop extreme survival journey into the Northeast Appalachian mountain range wilderness. With Bear’s help, Zac challenges himself physically as well as mentally on an awe-inspiring journey he could never have imagined.

To see if Zac can handle this, tune in to NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching MasterChef, Hotel Hell, American Ninja Warrior, The Bachelorette, and Teen Wolf.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/27/14

It’s the start of the week, which is good because there’s some great stuff on, but we’re now over halfway through the weekend, which makes me want to cry. To console myself, here’s what we’re recommending tonight.

Jenny’s Choice

foodnetworkstar2013smallI’ve been enjoying Food Network Star this season, and most of the people I dislike are gone, thank goodness. Last week, the group was split into two teams to present a four-course meal to the judges, including Bob, Susie, and guest judge Penn (from Penn & Teller). I actually loved the way the teams were split. I just knew that Emma, Lenny, & Loreal were going to kick butt. But honestly, the concept Emma came up with might have worked had they been able to execute it correctly. Their team was a train wreck from the beginning. Emma did a horrible job at giving out the ingredients to Lenny & Loreal. And then, she totally ruined the excellent pork she’d been given. So when their team lost, it came as no surprise (especially since the other team kinda rocked it out), and I was pretty happy that Emma went home. I do have to say, though, that while I loved Lenny in the beginning, he’s starting to annoy me. If it were once every few times that he raised his hat and said “Ma’am” when Giada said his name, fine. But his cowboy/Southern “charm” is so over the top that it’s become obnoxious. So…yeah. We’ll see if I want him out next or not…

On tonight’s episode, “Rachael Ray Show,” the contestants are challenged to solve a culinary problem for a Rachael Ray Show viewer, and they must each create a dish that addresses the viewer’s concerns. Then they must perform a demo of the dish on the Rachael Ray Show.

See who performs the best and who goes home tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, Flipping the Block, The Last Ship, The Musketeers, Unforgettable, Cutthroat Kitchen, Frankenfood, & Reckless.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/24/14

San Diego Comic-Con is underway, and Kyle is away enjoying it without me (*tears*). I’m happy he’s going to take lots of pictures and tweet a lot so I, err…so WE can live vicariously through him. Now, while I refresh my Twitter again to track everyone who is at SDCC (no, it is not as creepy as it sounds), let’s see what I’m recommending on TV tonight to keep those of us left at home entertained.

Megan’s Choice

hellskitchen2012bsmallTonight is the Season 12 finale of Hell’s Kitchen and a winner will be chosen. In the finale, we have Scott and Jason going head to head—not exactly who I wanted. I would have been happier with Rochelle in the finale against Jason, but it’s an all-male finale again. Rochelle has a lot of potential comparatively, but now that she’s out, my money is on Jason. Scott annoys me with his passive-aggressive ways and his inability to speak up properly, so I really hope he doesn’t win.

On tonight’s finale, “Winner Chosen,” the final two dish up five meals, and the winner is awarded a head-chef job and prize of $250,000.

To see which one of these men take the prize, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Gang Related, Leah Remini: It’s All Relative, Working the Engels, Welcome to Sweden, and Hollywood Game Night.

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