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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/8/14

Ahh, Sunday. Friend or foe, your choice. For me, it’s both a blessing and a curse, especially this week. My husband had last week off for vacation, so he goes back to work today (boo!), but there’s a lot of great TV on this week, starting tonight (yay!), so… What about you? For now, check out what we’re recommending you watch tonight!

Jenny’s Choice #1

thebigtipsmallMy first pick tonight is a Food Network special, called The Big Tip with Rachael Ray. Tonight is a sneak preview of a new show hosted by Rachael, which will air this coming fall. In this brand-new series, Rachael will travel to one town each episode and meet three incredibly hardworking people who have been serving as waiters and waitresses for years. Each of these deserving individuals will receive a life-changing tip — but only one of them will receive the big tip.

I love the idea of this show because too often, servers — even hardworking ones — go unnoticed and under-appreciated. Years ago, when my family and I lived in the small town of Garden City in the southwest corner of Kansas, there was a cheap, family-style restaurant (think a step down from Applebee’s or Chili’s, but a sit-down place, not fast food) that I loved to go to. The food was good, not great, and the prices were cheap, but not quite McDonald’s. But there was one waitress there who was always friendly, always had a smile on her face, was always efficient, and always got my order right (and if you knew me, you would know I tend to place the most complicated orders in the history of dining out: no sauce, light sauce, extra sauce, sauce on the side, no lettuce, etc etc. LOL). I’d love to imagine others like her who get noticed by Rachael’s show and rewarded for the extra effort they put into their jobs.

On tonight’s episode, “Serving Up Big Tips,” Rachael Ray and Rossi Morreale travel throughout America on a mission to give life-changing tips to deserving waiters and waitresses, meeting a foster mother studying for the ministry, a woman who volunteers, and a waitress who has a dog rescue.

Catch the show tonight on Food Network at 10/9c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/21/13

Welcome to a new week for TV. Kyle’s at Comic-Con, and Megan’s away for a birthday celebration with her man, so it’s just JJ & me tonight. And that’s okay, ’cause we’ve got some good recommendations. 😉 Keep reading to find out out what!

Jenny’s Choice #1

hgtvstarsmallI’ve been a fan of HGTV Star since the beginning. Then season’s been pretty good, too. I was upset that Anne went home last week. I’m not a fan of Brooks at all. I think he’s weird—which isn’t always a bad thing, but in this case…—and too awkward on camera. Anne was always enjoyable on camera, and yes, her designs were always “pretty,” but that didn’t necessitate sending her home, in my opinion. Out of the two designers left besides Brooks, I have to throw my vote to Tiffany. Jeribai is okay, but as a TV viewer, I’d prefer watching Tiffany.

On tonight’s episode, “Palm Springs Finale,” the three finalists must make over a suite in a Palm Springs resort hotel.

Find out who goes home the winner tonight on HGTV at 8/7c.
 
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