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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/13/14

I had a very nice, very relaxing and enjoyable Saturday. Worked on the schedules for the site, played some video games, caught up on a lot of TV, and spent lots of time with family. :) Sunday looks to be more of the same. The only blip on the radar is my left mouse button on my laptop’s touch pad is making a clacking noise. Thankfully it’s under warranty, so HP is sending me all the shipping stuff, so I’ll be sending it off later this week. Again thankfully, we have my old laptop that my husband’s been using, so I’ll be able to use it while mine is getting repaired. Pain in the butt, but whatcha gonna do? To take my mind off that little problem, let’s see what we’re recommending tonight.

Jenny’s Choice

americasbestcooksmallAnother new food competition show starts tonight. America’s Best Cook gives home cooks from across the country the chance to win $50,000 by competing under the guidance of Food Network chefs: Cat Cora, Tyler Florence, Alex Guarnaschelli and, my personal favorite, Michael Symon, each representing the South, West, East, and North respectively. Sixteen home cooks will be divided into groups of four per mentor, and then the mentor takes two of the four dishes from the four cooks and put them up to be judged. I love, love, love Michael Symon. I like Cat Cora and Tyler Florence. So I’m really looking forward to this one.

On tonight’s episode, “Making the Cut,” sixteen of the country’s best amateur cooks arrive in New York for their chance at $50,000 and the title of America’s Best Cook. But first, they must compete to represent their region, in one of two spots on a Superstar Chef Mentor’s team. Iron Chef Michael Symon will be choosing from the North, Iron Chef Cat Cora takes the South, Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli is heading up the East, and Food Network star Chef Tyler Florence is representing the West. The Mentors will be choosing wisely, as they will also be out of the competition if both of their cooks are eliminated.

Check out the home cooks and see how the mentors work with them tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Funniest Home Videos, American Dream Builders, Food Court Wars, Cutthroat Kitchen, Believe, Catch a Contractor, Crisis, & The Mentalist.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/10/14

Earlier this week, it was the latest in the long series of stressful hurdles that is attending San Diego Comic-Con—the hotel lottery. While the process itself takes less than a minute, it’s the 3-day wait to find out if you got a hotel that’s the really stressful part. At least the weekend is almost here, and I’m excited for Saturday, as I’ll be driving to NYC to attend the Saturday Night Live dress rehearsal show. But since that’s still two nights away, let’s get to our TV recommendations for tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

suits410smallTonight, the third season of Suits comes to a close. Last week, Louis didn’t take his break-up well, shutting himself off from the rest of the world. Back at the office, an attorney threatened to reveal that Harvey and Mike had used bribery to win a case, but Harvey wanted to squash the situation before people started delving into Mike’s past. Meanwhile, Mike told Rachel about the investment banking job offer, and she agreed he should take it because his fake degree would never let him reach his full potential as a lawyer. And Jessica had to deal with a former partner who was out for revenge.

It looked like Mike was leaning toward taking the job, but then he told Harvey he got a hacker to enter his information into the state bar system. At the same time, Harvey was thinking of telling Scottie the truth about Mike since his constant lying was pulling them apart. Will Mike stay, and is he still in danger of being found out? Will Harvey continue to keep the secret? And will Louis be able to protect Jessica and the firm from Charles’s attack?

On tonight’s episode, “No Way Out,” Harvey and Mike clash with a tenacious U.S. attorney. Elsewhere, Scottie and Harvey struggle to reach a compromise, and Mike and Rachel have different ideas about the future.

See how the season ends tonight on USA Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy, Community, Parks and Recreation, Parenthood, Surviving Jack, Sirens, and Review.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/7/14

The snow is starting to melt, and I can finally see some of my grass. Then yesterday, I got to take my kids to the park to play for the first time since winter started. All of these things make me very happy because I have been ready for nicer weather since about January. The other amazing thing about spring is that it means May sweeps are just around the corner, which translates into our favorite shows pushing the limits and bringing us incredible entertainment. Let’s see what they’re bringing us tonight.

Megan’s Choice

thevoice2013smallThe Voice is by far one of the best talent competitions on television today, because all the singers really are just oozing with talent. Last week, we watched as the contestants took to the stage for the second round of battles, and if you missed it, then you missed some astounding vocal slayings. I was glued to my television during the battle between Morgan and Stevie because they took the song “Story of my Life” by One Direction and made it rock. The best part was when Adam waited until Morgan went to fist bump him to press his button to steal him. What fantastic timing. This week is going to be intense because the only judge left with a steal is Blake, and I know he’s going to hold on for someone that he really wants, which makes it hard to see when all the talented singers have to leave.

On tonight’s new episode, “The Battles, Round 2 Continues,” the battle rounds continue as the coaches and top recording artists offer advice to the contestants.

To see who has the vocal chops to destroy the competition, tune in to NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching MasterChef Canada, Bones, The Following, Star-Crossed, Chopped, Kitchen Casino, and Rick and Morty.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/6/14

Ahh, Sunday. My old nemesis. I love it because it’s still the weekend and it means the start of a new week for TV, but it also means that Monday is just around the corner. To console myself, I plan to watch some great TV. Check out our recommendations for what you could be watching, too. ;)

Jenny’s Choice

choppedsmallWe’ve spent the last four weeks on the Tournament of Stars for Chopped. The four amateur chefs left in the competition are soccer player Brandi Chastain, singer & Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off contestant Carnie Wilson, actress/comedienne Gillian Vigman, & actor Michael Imperioli. I enjoy watching all of them cook, although Gillian I think was my favorite. I think it’ll be Michael who pulls off the win tonight, though. He was so strong in his first round, and I think he’ll bring it even harder tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “Chopped Tournament of Stars: Finale!” the chef competitors must utilize a drive-thru snack and a cold dessert in the Appetizer Round; duck makes an appearance in the Entree Round; the remaining contestants must reckon with churros and champagne in the final round.

See who takes home the prize for their charity tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Funniest Home Videos, American Dream Builders, Food Court Wars, Believe, Catch a Contractor, Crisis, & Cutthroat Kitchen.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/19/14

Happy Hump Day! We’re halfway through the week, which means it’s all downhill from here—although, not in terms of quality, because there’s still some great stuff on. Check out our recommendations. :)

Jenny’s Choice

csi319smallI’ve really enjoyed CSI this season. It’s a great mix of the cast and characters. Last week was a pretty fun episode, with guest star Gene Simmons as himself. Rock n roll wannabes could pay to become a rocker for a while, even playing with Gene Simmons. Then a groupie was murdered and a prostitute was missing. One of the latest wannabes was the suspect, but then his body turned up, too. It turned out that one of the other wannabes was jealous of the guy’s success.

On tonight’s episode, “Uninvited,” the CSIs are called to investigate when an entire family is reported to have been missing for a month.

See why the family went missing tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Melissa & Joey, Save My Bakery, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Psych, Mixology, Chicago PD, & Wahlburgers.
 
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