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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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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/26/14

Ugh. Welcome back to school. Here’s your yearly dose of sore throats, coughs, and drippy noses. Yes, the little petri dishes are back, which means they soak up every bit of germs they can and then bring it home, infecting not only themselves, but their families as well. My kiddo came home sick last week—stayed home from school for two days—then my husband got it over the weekend and stayed home Monday from work. Monday night? It’s my turn. So it’s all happy happy joy joy here. Josh is still fighting off his cough, Scott just feels blech, and my throat and nose feel like they’re trying to make me cry. To take my mind off our temporary ill health, let’s see what we’re recommending for tonight.

Jenny’s Choice

choppedsmallI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I love when Chopped runs a special tournament. The one that’s starting tonight is a biggie. Sixteen previous winners are coming back to compete in one big five-week “Ultimate Champions” tournament. Chefs/cooks from four different groups (pros, amateurs, heroes, & celebrities) compete one group per week, and then in week five, the four winners compete in the grand finale for the chance to win $50,000 and a new car! That’s the biggest prize in the show’s history, but with so many great competitors, it’s no wonder.

On tonight’s episode, “Ultimate Champions: Pros,” four professional chefs have to wrangle and cook eels and figure out what to do with a super-salty veggie for their appetizers. Then, in the entree round, they have to work with a bird and a soda. And a special cheese and a creepy chocolate item appear in the dessert basket.

Find out what the creepy chocolate item could be tonight on Food Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Food Fighters, America’s Got Talent, Rizzoli & Isles, Royal Pains, Restaurant Startup, Sullivan & Son, & Wizard Wars.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/17/14

We’re back! (Well, Kyle & I are, anyway… Megan will be back tomorrow!) It was a good sort of mini-vacation from the Remote posts. As you could see by the lack of posts that we meant to do, we were enjoying our time off. Sorry about that! Hope you found all the great new episodes regardless! On that note, there are two premieres that Kyle & I want to talk about for tonight, so read on to see what we’re recommending.

Jenny’s Choice

rvgkidssmallMy pick tonight is the season premiere of Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off on Food Network. I adored this show last season. Eight kids are split into two teams and mentored by either Rachael Ray or Guy Fieri. Just like MasterChef Junior, the talent these kids bring is beyond amazing. Last season, one of my favorites, an adorable little boy named Brandon, won, but all the kids were great. This season, I can’t wait to meet the little chefs, the youngest of which is only 9 years old! No matter who wins, though, it’ll be a fun season of different challenges, great guest judges, and some amazing talents as these kids push their kitchen chops past their limits. And since no one goes home — scores are kept in a running tally through the competition and the highest total wins at the end of the season — it’ll be easy to get to know the kids and pick your favorite.

On tonight’s episode, “Street Food Showdown,” eight young chefs arrive at the kitchen and are presented with their first Mini Challenge, in which they must make a family-favorite meal; in the Main Challenge, they must create a unique street food dish and present it in their Camera Challenge.

See what dishes the kids make tonight on Food Network at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Flipping the Block, The Great Food Truck Race, Hungry Investors, The Last Ship, The Musketeers, Unforgettable, Cutthroat Kitchen, & Reckless.
 
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