If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/20/17

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

Last week, Superstore took a week off, but tonight it returns for the first of the final three weeks of the season. In the last episode, Glenn brought all of his past and present foster kids to the store to take a family photo for wife Jerusha. Cheyenne offered to watch toddler Bobbie Sue but almost immediately lost sight of her. So Garrett and Dina helped build a baby trap out of a plastic container and a toilet plunger, with some black licorice for bait, and shockingly, it worked! Meanwhile, Mateo tricked some of the kids into doing his work for him, while he used them as a sounding board to deal with his breakup blues. And when Jonah made a connection with 25-year-old Kristen, Glenn asked Amy to take the fall as he tried to break them up.

This show has such a great ensemble of characters. No matter how they are paired up each week, there’s always so much chemistry and so many laughs. That said, I’m a little nervous about tonight’s episode, as it marks the return of Cheyenne’s fiancé, Bo, who was easily my least favorite part of the first season. I’m hoping that somehow having a new baby has mellowed him out a bit. I’m also interested to see how the whole Jonah and Amy “will they or won’t they” plays out in these final three episodes of the season… Will they build to some kind of cliffhanger in the season finale?

On tonight’s episode, “Spring Cleaning,” a “spring cleaning” day is initiated by Glenn, and Amy and Garrett snoop into abandoned photos during the cleanup. Also, Jonah tries to gain Glenn’s approval, and Cheyenne’s fiancé begins working at the store to make fast cash for their wedding.

See what Amy and Garrett find in the pictures tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Catch, The Amazing Race, Powerless, The Blacklist, MasterChef: Junior, and Kicking & Screaming.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice #1

It’s clearly no surprise to anyone who’s read this column before that I love cooking competition shows. Chopped, MasterChef, Cooks vs Cons… I could go on and on. You get the idea. So it should be no surprise that my pick tonight is the series premiere of Farmers’ Market Flip on Cooking Channel. Through two rounds, teams of two chefs each compete against one another. In the first round, the teams must create a dish that highlights a vendor’s star ingredient. The team with the best dish in terms of flavor and presentation will get a special advantage in the second round. In that round, the teams will have 20 minutes to shop for the freshest seasonal ingredients they can find at the farmers’ market. Then they have an hour to cook a gourmet meal for some tough judges: hungry shoppers at the market. During that round, there will be some surprising twists, such as a secret ingredient or having to use a specific kitchen tool. The team that earns the most votes wins that round and gets $5000.

This seems like a combination of a few different fun cooking shows, so I have no doubt I’ll enjoy it. Jeff Mahin, who was a contestant in the first season of The Taste, is hosting. It’ll be interesting to see how much he’s grown and changed in the four years since that season aired.

On tonight’s episode, “Bamboo Steamer Surprise,” two food truck masters compete against a team that includes a restaurant owner and a caterer at the Asian-American hot spot of the Alhambra Farmer’s Market.

Check out this fun new show tonight on Cooking Channel at 10/9c.
 

Megan’s Choice #1

Kicking & Screaming has been an interesting addition to my reality TV viewing and one that I actually really like. What I don’t like is what happened on the last episode, when Ben told Natalie that he cared about her as a friend only. Are you kidding me? Ben definitely led Natalie on, especially with the cuddling at night and spending all his time with her. It’s unfortunate, because I really thought they’d make a cute couple, but now I just can’t stand him and want him to be eliminated. Hopefully that’ll happen sooner rather than later.

On tonight’s episode, “Fear Pong,” tensions rise when some of the remaining contestants are left out of alliances. Meanwhile, tough choices must be made when it comes to food, and the reward challenge proves that more than ever. Going into the elimination challenge, the competing teams must fight their way to the top.

To find out what team ends up going home, tune in to FOX at 9/8c.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

My second pick tonight is the premiere of the complete third season of Bosch on Amazon. If you haven’t seen this show, you’re missing out. It’s based on the Harry Bosch book series by Michael Connelly, who is very involved in the show itself as well. I’m amazed with how well the books translate to the screen each season, but given Connelly’s involvement, I shouldn’t be.

In season 1, Bosch was under review/on trial for the shooting of a suspect. Ultimately he was freed. He worked the case of a buried young boy whose bones were found in the woods. And he started a relationship with a patrol officer who ended up being bad for him and nearly bad for his career. Then in season 2, Chief Irving’s son, a rookie police officer who seemed like he would grow into his own well and be a good cop, was killed. The case Bosch was working put him up against a Vegas mob boss. And Bosch finally got some answers about his mother’s long-ago murder. Unfortunately, what he learned didn’t make him at all happy. Titus Welliver kills it as Harry Bosch. He’s so compelling, and the show is so…film-noir-ish that you can’t help but be captivated. Thankfully, the show’s already been renewed for season four as well, so by the time you finish watching all of season 3, you won’t have to worry about whether or not there will be more!

On season 3 of Bosch, angered by the truths behind his mother’s murder, LAPD detective Harry Bosch struggles to find integrity in an imperfect justice system. The killing of a homeless veteran, the suicide of a serial killing suspect, and the high-profile murder trial of a Hollywood director pit Bosch against ruthless opponents who all threaten to destroy him.

Season 3 goes live on Amazon tonight at 3:01AM/2:01AMc.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing MasterChef: Junior, The Amazing Race, Beat Bobby Flay, & Impractical Jokers.
 

Megan’s Choice #2

My second choice for tonight is The Amazing Race, which has always been at the top of my reality-TV list. This season had the great twist of teams being thrown together from people who were total strangers, but it has turned into a season of villains so far. I personally cannot stand Shamir. He is a whiny and childish guy, especially after the challenge where he freaked out because of the harness crushing his testicles. I really hope he ends up going home this week, because I honestly don’t know how much I can handle of him.

On the first episode of tonight’s double episode, “Another One Bites the Dust,” a previously played U-turn causes friction between two teams in Tanzania. Then on the second episode, “Have Faith in Me, Broski,” racers take on a record setting Roadblock by helping build a 13-story bonfire in Norway.

To see how these two episodes play out, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Catch, Beat Bobby Flay, and MasterChef: Junior.

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