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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/24/17

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

Tonight, Syfy’s special effects/make-up reality competition series, Face Off, returns for its eleventh season. This All-Stars season finds 16 contestants and finalists from previous seasons returning to the workroom to compete once again. This time around, the contestants are partnered up into teams of two and will either win or lose together, with one team being eliminated every other week. In the first week, the team with the best creation will win immunity, and in the following week one of the remaining teams will be sent home. Also back are host Mackenzie Westmore, her father/contestant mentor Michael Westmore, and judges Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neill, and Neville Page.

I really like this new pairs-of-contestants format. In the old days, the individual contestants would get partnered up for challenges, but it was still ultimately an individual elimination, so there was always the excuses and plotting to throw the partner under the bus should something go wrong. This season, the contestants live and die by one another, and since they are partners throughout the competition, their ability to work with one another should improve with each challenge. I’m always impressed by the amazing things these artists come up with, and tonight’s premiere adds a whole new dimension to the challenge by having the contestants utilize green screen in their creations. It is a great start to another fun season, and I look forward to seeing what challenges lie ahead.

On tonight’s premiere, “Abstract Aliens,” the artists having to incorporate green screen technology when creating unique alien creatures.

See if you like the new format on tonight’s season premiere on Syfy at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Wall, This Is Us, New Girl, The Mick, Bones, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Teen Wolf, Sweet/Vicious, and Teachers.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/3/15

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!

Jenny’s Choice

groundfloor23smallIn a bizarre move, TBS canceled one of my favorite comedies, Ground Floor, so next week’s season finale will be the series finale. It’s odd, since the ratings have been going UP for the show, and it sucks since I’m sure they didn’t find out about it much earlier than the news was released to the public, so I doubt they had time to prepare, which means the finale may suck for a series ender. 🙁

The show’s been on a great trend, getting Mansfield more involved with all the others (last week’s dinner with Brody, Jenny, Harvard, & Lindsay was particularly funny). Jenny has gone back to college — with Mansfield’s help — and Brody is now living with Jenny in her apartment. The only sticking point has been that Jenny told Brody she never wanted to get married. With the show ending next week, unless they knew ahead of time and planned for it somehow, we’ll never see if he’s able to change her mind. And don’t let the episode title & description fool you, because if it does, I think you’ll be disappointed! 🙁

On tonight’s episode, “The Proposal Pt 1,” Brody’s ex-girlfriend Heather (Anna Camp) returns as a partner in the company, and Brody thinks he’s falling behind. Jenny decides to try to cheer him up by helping him cross something off his “goal” list. Lindsay helps Mansfield when his daughter’s perfect island wedding goes awry.

To see if Lindsay & Jenny can help Mansfield & Brody, tune in to TBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing MasterChef: Junior, NCIS (Palmer’s baby shower at work!), Hotel Showdown, Kate Plus 8, Married at First Sight , NCIS: NOLA (CGIS Agent Abigail Borin is back — Borin needs her own show: CGIS!), Chicago Fire, Chopped, Forever, Person of Interest, Restaurant Startup, & Cougar Town.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/22/14

I’m sitting here Monday night writing this up to post Tuesday morning, and I’m sweltering. I swear it feels like a hundred degrees in here! Bleh. Unfortunately, while it only (only. LOL) got up to 94 today, tomorrow we’re supposed to break 100 for the first time (I think?) this summer. So…Double bleh! On a good note, Tuesdays are one of my favorite days of the week this summer for TV, so I’m thrilled about that. 😉 Check out what we’re recommending!

Jenny’s Choice

foodfighterssmallMy pick tonight is the new series Food Fighters on NBC. Adam Richman (Man Vs. Food) hosts this show in which an amateur home cook will face off with five professional chefs. The home cooks will have five of their best signature dishes, and for each professional chef that comes out, the home cook will choose which of their dishes they and the chef must cook. The completed dishes will be judged in a blind taste test, and the verdict will determine the winner of that round. The home cook wins money for every round, and in the fifth and final round, they money they can win is double whatever they’ve won so far in the previous four rounds. The professional chefs include Cat Cora, Lorena Garcia, G. Garvin, Duff Goldman, Elizabeth Faulkner, Jet Tila, & more.

I’ve seen tonight’s premiere, and I gotta say that it’s a heck of a lot of fun. It’s great trying to watch the home cook figure out which dish the professional chef is most likely to know the least about, although they don’t know who’s coming up in the later rounds, so it can be a bit dicey. It’s a fun twist on a cooking competition show, and I can’t wait to see more.

On tonight’s episode, “Elisha Joyce,” a married mother of three tries to win up to $100,000 as she faces off one by one against five culinary pros, including acclaimed celebrity chef Lorena Garcia.

Find out how much, if any, money the home cook takes home tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Buddy’s Bakery Rescue, America’s Got Talent, Next Great Baker, Rizzoli & Isles, Royal Pains, Chopped, Restaurant Startup, & Sullivan & Son.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/14/14

I’m happy to say that I’m on the mend after being diagnosed with double pneumonia and a kidney infection. Thank God for antibiotics and napping. Now that I’m feeling more myself, I’m catching up on TV, and just in time for a busy week of new television. Let’s see what we’re recommending tonight.

Megan’s Choice #1

themindyproject114smallThe Mindy Project has been all over the map with Mindy’s love life this season, and I have to admit that I am loving it. At first, I wanted her and Danny to get together, and while I still do want that, I have figured out that I want it to take a little bit longer. Mindy and Cliff are adorable together, but last week, we watched as Mindy panicked about a weekend away with him, which meant there would be a bikini. Danny ended up being roped into being Mindy’s personal trainer, and he actually knew exactly how to motivate her, using TV references. Then it all went awry when Mindy headed to the steam room naked, thinking it was a girls’ only, but was shocked to see Danny sitting there, and she found out it wasn’t a nude steam room. Danny took off his towel to offer it to Mindy, so then he, too, was naked. Mindy ended up slipping, and Danny is more than familiar with her naked body now. In the end, Danny told her she had nothing to worry about except she needed to stop sucking in her gut so much and that she should grow her pubic hair out. I tell you, I was crying, I was laughing so much during this episode. There is never a dull moment when Mindy is involved, and I can’t wait to see where else they take this zany group of friends next.

On tonight’s episode, “L.A.,” Jeremy sends Mindy, Danny, Peter, and Morgan to Los Angeles to get cosmetic injectables certification.

To see how they handle the west coast, tune in to FOX at 9:30/8:30c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/5/13

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous here—even when it’s raining. I love fall. The cool weather is just fantastic. It makes cuddling up and watching TV a lot of fun. Check out our recommendations for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

thegoldbergs115smallLast week’s The Goldbergs was cute, as every episode has been. I really love this show. Barry dressed as the Hulk to go to a Halloween party so he could ask out his crush—a girl who had modeled in a magazine… Needless to say, it didn’t go well. It wouldn’t have gone well even if his overbearing but loving mother hadn’t shown up, posing as a ghost under a sheet, to “sell” her son to the girl. When Barry realized it was her and that she was calling him delicious over and over, he freaked and ran out of the party. His sister, who’d been looking forward to watching him get laughed at, felt bad when it wasn’t nearly as fun as she’d expected. She went after him and they made a pact that they would stick together against their mother. Meanwhile, Adam dressed up as a Rubik’s cube, which was adorable, but when he chose to go out with his new “friends,” he expected to be trick-or-treating. Instead, they went egging, including Adam’s own house, which is when he got caught. He ended up going out as a Ghostbuster with his grandpa. It was cute. 🙂

On tonight’s episode, “Call Me When You Get There,” when Barry receives his first driver’s license, Beverly lays out the rules about using the car, including the most important: “Call me when you get there!” After Barry disobeys his mother and gets in trouble, he takes Erica’s advice to not tell the truth about his whereabouts—no matter where he is—the next time he calls home… but it backfires.

Find out how much trouble Barry’s in tonight on ABC at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., NCIS, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Little People, Big World, NCIS: LA, Trophy Wife, Chopped, & Person of Interest.
 
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