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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/10/19

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

I love me some cooking competitions – and that includes ones like tonight’s new Buddy vs. Duff on Food Network. Buddy Valastro (the Cake Boss) and Duff Goldman (the Ace of Cakes) are both elite bakers, and in this new series, they face off in a baking battle for the chance to be crowned the undisputed king of cheeses – oh, no, that’s Parmigiano-Reggiano. They’re competing to be crowned the undisputed kind of cake. There are two rounds in each episode, like most cooking competitions of this vein, and they’ll be judged by renowned chefs Sherry Yard and Keegan Gerhard, as well as a rotating cast of guest experts, such as Hannah Hart, Aarti Sequeira, Penn & Teller, Florian Bellanger, and many more.

On tonight’s episode, “The Battle Begins,” in the first of six bake-off challenges, Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman must make their most beloved family recipes; the chefs create car-inspired birthday cakes for celebrity gearhead Richard Rawlings.

See who…takes the cake on tonight’s premiere on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Family Food Showdown & Private Eyes.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/5/18

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

I have a double pick tonight, season premieres of Holiday Baking Championship & Christmas Cookie Challenge on Food Network. In the first, host Jesse Palmer, along with judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, and Lorraine Pascale, test the skills of nine talented bakers. The winner of the competition will earn the $25,000 grand prize and be featured in an original video on FoodNetwork.com and in a feature in Food Network Magazine. Some of the rounds these bakers have to go through seem easy and some seem very difficult, but as a viewer, they’re always a lot of fun to watch! In Christmas Cookie Challenge, host Eddie Jackson returns with lead judge Ree Drummond this holiday season to challenge festive and talented cookie makers. Each episode features five daring cookie makers proving their holiday skills through two rounds, as Eddie and Ree are joined by a rotating panel of guest judges, including Stephanie Boswell, Vivian Chan, Dan Langan, Jordan Pilarski, Gesine Prado, Aarti Sequeira, and Molly Yeh to help determine which bakers will have the best Christmas ever, walking away with a $10,000 prize. The prize isn’t as big as the first show, but the challenges are just as difficult. You’d think cookie making and decorating isn’t a hard thing, but you’d be wrong. Don’t believe me? Watch the show! It’s crazy.

On tonight’s episode of Holiday Baking Championship, “Holiday Essentials,” the pumpkin spice phenomenon hits the championship; for the pre-heat, nine bakers attempt to wow the judges with creative pumpkin spiciness; in the main heat, the bakers must combine a yule log with a classic holiday treat.

Then on tonight’s episode of Christmas Cookie Challenge, “Christmas Vacation,” five cookie makers enter the workshop to find host Eddie Jackson lounging in a beach chair under a palm tree; the bakers are challenged to create cookies perfect for a Christmas in the tropics.

Don’t miss all the holiday baking fun tonight on Food Network starting at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing 9-1-1 & Magnum P.I.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/30/18

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Kyle’s Choice

I’m so excited that FOX’s Sunday animated comedies return tonight for all new seasons. While I still enjoy the long-running The Simpsons (starting its 30th season!) and Family Guy (its 17th season), relative newcomer Bob’s Burgers has easily become my favorite of the bunch. Whether it’s frustrated Bob dealing with a restaurant issue, Linda coming up with some wacky new idea to bring the family closer, Gene or Louise getting up to no good, or Tina having boy trouble, there’s always something fun and crazy going on in the Belcher household. No matter which family member(s) the main storyline revolves around on, there’s always loads of laughs, and some fun original song related to the events of the episode during the credits.

Tonight’s ninth season premiere brings back some of my favorite recurring characters on the show, the boy band Boyz 4 Now, because that usually means we are going to get a music-filled episode. I loved tonight’s premiere, which finds Boyz 4 Now coming town, auditioning for a replacement band member, and boy-crazy Tina constantly experiencing love-at-first-sight as she meets each potential new band member. The episode features several fun original musical numbers as Tina daydreams her elaborate relationships with each of the boys. The writers of this series are so creative and talented – each of the songs is written in a different style, showcasing the different types of boys Tina is falling for. Tonight’s episode is a great start to the season, and I can’t wait to see more of all three of the FOX animated Sunday comedies. It’s great to be able to check my TiVo To Do list and see brand new episodes listed!

On tonight’s premiere, “Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now,” convinced she’s met the love of her life, Tina disguises herself as a boy and sneaks into the Boyz 4 Now auditions to find him; Teddy asks the rest of the Belcher gang to nurse his baby rat back to health.

See if Tina finds her new man tonight on FOX at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording God Friended Me, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Fear the Walking Dead, You, and Kidding.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/5/18

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

It’s no shock that I love cooking competition shows, so obviously I’m looking forward to Food Network’s latest, Ultimate Summer Cook-Off. Six talented chefs – from a chef with a restaurant on the beach to a seafood master to a chef from Hawaii, & more – will compete in two rounds of summer culinary heats each week. Whoever wins the first round will earn a key advantage during round two. Eddie Jackson hosts, while Damaris Phillips and Jamika Pessoa (all three we originally met on Food Network Star over the seasons) are the main judges, joined each week by a roster of special guest judges, including Mark Anderson & Ryan Fey, Susie Bulloch, Lazarus Lynch, Courtney Rada, & pitmaster Cameron True. Food Network fans will likely recognize at least a few of those names. In the end, the winner earns a $25,000 grand prize.

Eddie Jackson makes a great host, and Damaris Phillips especially is a ton of fun. My favorite of the guest judges are Mark Anderson & Ryan Fey, the Grill Dads, who we first met on Guy’s Big Project, which was like a smaller, slightly different version of Food Network Star. They’re really funny and should make for great judges. So I’m really looking forward to tonight’s premiere.

On tonight’s episode, “All-American Party,” host Eddie Jackson welcomes six spectacular chefs to the summer house for the ultimate all-American showdown. First up is the best backyard burger. Round two features another quintessential American summer food – hot dogs! In the end, the judges will send one chef home for the summer, while the rest continue on in pursuit of the $25,000 grand prize.

Don’t miss the premiere tonight on Food Network at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Celebrity Family Feud, The $100,000 Pyramid, Food Network Star, Private Eyes, Beat Bobby Flay, & To Tell the Truth.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/26/18

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

I’m excited because tonight is the season premiere of The Great Food Truck Race, and this season, they’re heading into the Wild West – or rather, the Southwest. Last season they headed south and spent time in Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, & more. This season, they’ll start off in Los Angeles before traveling to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Yuma, Coachella Valley (where, yes, Coachella takes place), and more. Tyler Florence once again hosts as seven teams battle it out to win the $50,000 prize.

On tonight’s episode, “Wagons Ho!” Tyler kicks off the race at a cattle ranch outside of Los Angeles, where he welcomes the seven teams with their first challenge. Each team must hand-squeeze a pitcher of orange juice in order to receive their seed money and keys to their truck. The trucks then head out to shop and prep for their first day selling on the busy streets of Los Angeles. The team that sells the least is sent home, while the other six head to the next city.

Find out who advances and who goes home tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Match Game, Trial & Error, Beat Bobby Flay, & Take Two.

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