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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/12/14

As I write this up, I’m watching the latest episode of Z Nation. I gotta say, this show amuses me to no end. It truly cracks me up. DJ Qualls is hysterical, and 10K rocks. But enough about me… ;) Read on to see what we’re recommending tonight.

Jenny’s Choice

csi1012smallOn last week’s CSI, a robbery turned homicide at a medical marijuana shop ended up being a kidnapping…but then it turned out the wife of the shop’s owner set it all up—including her own “kidnapping” and that of their kids’—in order to get the money. It was pretty sad, actually. But I love this show. I’m interested to see how long they’re going to drag out the Gig Harbor Killer story line. Now that Julie’s in Seattle looking into the background of the brothers, I’m sure it’ll be put on the back burner for the most part.

On tonight’s episode, “Bad Blood,” Sara and Greg are quarantined after responding to a crime scene that’s contaminated with a deadly pathogen. James Lesure (Men at Work, Mr. Sunshine, Las Vegas) & Lauren Stamile (Burn Notice, Grey’s Anatomy) guest star.

Check out this timely story line tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Funniest Home Videos, Guy’s Grocery Games, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Halloween Wars, Catch a Contractor, & Cutthroat Kitchen.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/5/14

Just a moment to grinch… On Friday night, I went to watch Hawaii Five-0 and realized that, while it showed it recorded, it wouldn’t play. I started checking all the other recordings, and everything from Thursday morning on is the same. I’d been catching up on shows from earlier in the week and hadn’t tried anything from Thursday or Friday until then, so I didn’t know. Argh! This same exact thing happened a month ago, and AT&T came out, tested all the lines, found nothing wrong, and replaced the DVR, which meant I lost everything on there. Thankfully it wasn’t too bad. But now the season’s started and I have a bunch of shows on there. Someone is coming out this afternoon (I was surprised but pleased they’d be working on a Sunday…) to look into it, but it’s going to turn out the same way. This was a NEW BOX. What caused it this time? *sigh* So yeah, I’m not a happy camper. On a good note, it’s the start of a new week, which means great new episodes. To help you narrow down what you should be watching, check out our recommendations.

Jenny’s Choice

halloweenwars2012smallI’m happy because Halloween Wars returns for a new season tonight. I’ve seen some great cake decorators and sugar artists on shows like Next Great Baker, but the talent on Halloween Wars absolutely blows me away. A cake decorator, sugar artist, and pumpkin carver all team up, and five teams compete to win $50,000, with one team going home each week. The Halloween-themed displays range from humorous to gory to creepy…but all are amazing. The show’s a lot of fun and well worth the watch.

On tonight’s episode, “The Haunted Farm,” five teams go to battle to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays that capture a terrifying Haunted Farm. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated. Naomi Grossman, who appeared in American Horror Story: Asylum is the guest judge.

See the fun and terrifying displays tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Catch a Contractor, Madam Secretary, CSI, & Cutthroat Kitchen.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/21/14

It’s here, it’s here! The new fall season is here, and I couldn’t be more overjoyed about it. I’ve watched a lot of the pilots, seen a few of the premieres for returning shows, and I’m beyond excited. Tonight is rather light compared to some of the nights this week, but there’s still a lot on, so check out our recommendations to help you narrow down your list of what to watch.

Jenny’s Choice

rvgkidssmallMy pick tonight is the finale of Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off. Yes, there are premieres tonight, but I truly adore this show. The kids are amazing cooks and so freakin’ adorable. I definitely have my favorites — I love Finn because he’s just so adorable; Sean is cute and sweet; Lauren is kind of the kid who is a little nerdy, a little unsure of herself sometimes, but she’s great; Gibson really wants to win, and he shows it, even if he doesn’t always come out on top. Really, they’re all great, and it’ll be interesting to see who pulls off the victory tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “Food Fest Showdown,” for the final challenge, the kids host a food festival, where they must cook and perform a live demo of their signature dish for the crowd; then, through comment cards from festival goers and Chef Curtis Stone, a winner will be crowned.

See who takes home the prize tonight on Food Network at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Madam Secretary, The Great Food Truck Race, Cutthroat Kitchen, & Pressure Cooker.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/7/14

Ever coughed so much and so hard that you either bruise your ribs, pull all the muscles around your lower chest, or otherwise injure yourself? No? I highly recommend it. It makes breathing, sleeping, and moving oh-so-much fun. While I dose myself with drugs (over-the-counter, legal ones, of course!) and wallow in misery, check out what we’re recommending you watch on TV tonight.

Jenny’s Choice

pressurecookersmallThere’s a lot on tonight that I’m planning on watching tonight, but one thing I’m very interested in is the premiere of a new food competition show, which, as everyone knows, is one of my favorite things to watch on TV. In each episode, viewers will see three new teams compete in a different city in the US for a cash prize. One member of the team is a chef, while the other has little to no culinary expertise. They’ll have a limited amount of time to prepare dishes, and with just a small budget, a map, and a smart phone (with no internet), they must source the best produce from local suppliers and create a world-class meal for the panel of judges. Max Silvestri (one of the hosts of the new show The Feed) hosts. He’s pretty funny, so I think he’ll be a good host on this one.

On tonight’s episode, “Burlington, VT,” three teams compete to see who can make the best farm-to-table dish. They must race through the foreign farmlands of Vermont on a quest to find and gather only locally raised or grown seasonal foods, bring them back to the Pressure Cooker Pop-Up Kitchen, and create a unique farm-to-table meal aimed to dazzle our hardened judges.

Check out this new show tonight on FYI at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Underground BBQ Challenge, Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off, The Great Food Truck Race, Hungry Investors, Unforgettable, Cutthroat Kitchen, & Reckless.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/31/14

It’s still germ central around my house. I feel awful. Hubs feels better for the most part, but kid still has a lingering cough. Fun stuff. Thank goodness for new TV. But be sure to keep up, because soon, there’s going to be so much new TV that we’ll be drowning in it. ;) But for now, check out our recommendations.

Jenny’s Choice

flippingtheblocksmallI am truly loving HGTV’s Flipping the Block. Unlike the similar show on FYI, I don’t dislike any of the teams on this one—there are a couple I like more than the others, but still, I don’t dislike any of them. The teams are coming down to the wire now. Last week, they finished the indoor part of the renovation on their condos. The living rooms all turned out pretty darn great, but I gotta say, while I liked John & Whitney’s a lot (they’re my favorites—they’re too adorable!) and it was probably my favorite, there were aspects of the others that I loved as well. I was VERY impressed with Curtis & Amanda and their renovation on $80. They may have gotten the idea for the ceiling from another team, but their room turned out pretty damn good and the ceiling was beautiful. Shauna & Anicka had a LOT of orange in their room, but I loved the original artwork they included, and Craig & Brian’s blue was nice, but I especially loved the storage and mirror in their dining area.

On tonight’s episode, “It Takes a Block,” the teams begin work on their final renovation, which involves the common spaces and curb appeal, and they’re surprised when Josh and David join them to help transform the outside area into the most attractive on the block.

See how the teams all work together tonight on HGTV at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Underground BBQ Challenge, Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off, The Great Food Truck Race, Unforgettable, Cutthroat Kitchen, & Reckless.
 
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