If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/11/13

I know, I’m running late this morning posting this. Blame life. ;) Sick kid, horrible sleeping (me, not the kid), and that just means a slow Jenny in the morning. But we’re here now and ready to give you our opinions on what to watch during a full night of new TV. So read on! :D

Jenny’s Choice

foodnetworkstar2013smallI have to go with the season finale of Food Network Star. Last week, Stacey got sent home, which I felt was a mistake, since she’d have been better than either of the two guys left in the competition. I know she wasn’t perfect—she had problems sounding and acting non-rehearsed during camera challenges—but when she got it right, she got it REALLY right. And I know I’d have preferred her show above either Rodney or Russell. Rodney’s constant “pie style” is rather grating on the ears (once or twice is fine, but I hear it way more than I should), and the same goes for Russell’s “culinary sins” bit. I will admit that their pilot presentations were better than I’d thought they would be…but to that end, Damaris knocked it out of the park for me. It was the most I’d enjoyed her the entire competition. I could tell she was doing what she really enjoyed. If she doesn’t win this thing tonight, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle. ;)

On tonight’s season finale, “America Picks a Star,” the results are in as America has voted to determine who will be the next Food Network Star. Before the winner is revealed, the finalists are back in the studio to tell all and view never-before-seen footage from the season. Bobby, Alton, and Giada each share their favorite moments during an emotional look back at remaining finalists’ journey to the finale. Then, suspense rises as the time comes to reveal who will walk away as the new Food Network Star.

Find out who wins tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Food Court Wars, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef America (I don’t like Food Network at ALL, do I? LOL), Unforgettable, Whodunnit?, Brother vs Brother, & Crossing Lines.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Megan’s Choice

cutthroatkitchensmallTonight is the series premiere of Cutthroat Kitchen on the Food Network, and I am looking forward to a cooking competition that’s twisted. This show will test how far a chef is willing to go to win a competition. Four chefs will be handed $25,000 each and given the opportunity to spend that money on helping themselves or sabotaging their competitors. There will be stealing of ingredients, utensils ruined, and time on the clock lost while the chefs compete to cook delicious dishes and outplot their competitors. It’s hosted by the always adorable and charming Alton Brown (Good Eats, Food Network Star, Iron Chef: America).

On tonight’s episode, “Vive Le Sabotage,” pocketknives and thievery derail a turkey dinner; the chefs are asked to make an edible French toast with burnt bread; making a lobster roll without utensils.

To see how dirty this kitchen gets, tune in to Food Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Whodunnit?, True Blood, and Ray Donovan.
 

Kyle’s Choice

breakingbad811smallI am beyond excited for the return of Breaking Bad tonight! When we left off last year, Walter had arranged for the simultaneous prison assassinations of all ten of Mike’s men. He had also expanded his business abroad. However, once Skylar showed him the ridiculous pile of cash he had amassed (which was even too big to launder), he seemed to have a change of heart. After giving Jesse some of the cash, Walter told Skylar he was out of the business, and she and the kids moved back into the house. Meanwhile, Hank found a Walt Whitman book that Gale had dedicated to Walter, and he had a sudden moment of clarity.

I am both excited and sad that the final 8 episodes of the series begin tonight. Is Walt really out of the business? It’s not about the money—can he give up all that power? Does Hank really know that Walter is Heisenburg, and if so, how will he proceed? At the beginning of the season, we saw a no-longer-bald, fake NH license-carrying Walter White celebrating his 52nd birthday in a diner and arranging to buy a large gun. What was that all about, and how will it work into the show’s endgame?! I’m counting down the minutes until tonight’s mid-season premiere!

Watch the final run of the show kick off tonight on AMC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Whodunnit?, Crossing Lines, Food Network Star, Cutthroat Kitchen, Low Winter Sun, Drop Dead Diva, Devious Maids, True Blood, The Newsroom, Dexter, and Ray Donovan.

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