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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/17/16

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 #1

manvschildsmallIt’s a food-competition-show type of night for me. So my first pick is the season premiere of Man vs Child: Chef Showdown on FYI. I loved this show last season. A team of child cooking prodigies compete in different challenges against an executive-level chef in the kitchen. The kids, ages 8-15 (maybe 9-16 now?), are absolutely incredible. And the challenges are fun and different. So combined that with the fact that kids are competing against professional chefs, and this is a great show to chill out to.

On tonight’s episode, “Fish Out of Water,” the prodigies will have to sink or swim when they face off against Drew Tsang, an executive chef who takes them to task in three rounds that revolve around seafood.

See if the kids can defeat Chef Tsang tonight on FYI at 8/7c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/13/15

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!

Kyle’s Choice

parksandrec113smallTonight, Parks and Recreation returns for its seventh and final season. Last year, the series jumped forward 3 years for the last few minutes of the season finale. We learned that Leslie was successful in setting up the National Parks Service Midwest office in Pawnee, and it seems like she has a huge staff. We saw her fire one employee (played by Jon Hamm) and learned that Larry, formerly Jerry—and now going by Terry—still works for Leslie. Ben was dressed in a tuxedo, prepared to go to some big meeting (what could it be?!). And April and Andy (whose arm was in a cast) were going to be babysitting Ben and Leslie’s triplets.

Where are Ron, Donna, and Tom? Do they still work with Leslie, for the town of Pawnee, or are they off on their own new adventures? What are April and Andy up to, and are they planning to have any kids of their own? Will we see more of Jon Hamm’s character? It will be interesting to see how the series handles being in the future and what kind of predictions they make about it. I’m excited for but also a little sad that we are heading into the final 13 episodes of the series. This show is always hilarious, and I’m really going to miss it once it’s gone—which won’t be long from now, as NBC will be airing a double-dose of episodes each week!

On tonight’s premiere, “2017,” Leslie enters into a competition with the tech company Gryzzl for a large parcel of land, which she wants to turn into a national park. Meanwhile, April and Andy try to become more spontaneous; and Ben is honored with a speech by Tom at a Bicentennial Gala. Then, in “Ron and Jammy,” Leslie and Ron come together to help their old foe Jeremy Jamm escape the diabolical Tammy 2’s clutches. Meanwhile, Ben makes it his mission to find April’s true passion in life; and Andy travels with Tom to Chicago.

Catch up with some of your favorite characters tonight on NBC at 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Face Off, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Forever, Marry Me, About a Boy, MasterChef: Junior, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Switched at Birth, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Cougar Town, and Kroll Show.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/10/14

What a week. Temperatures here in Kansas got up high again yesterday—although 91 isn’t as high as it got a few weeks ago—but for the next few days, it’s supposed to be cooler—in fact, today’s supposed to be 75, then 70 on Thursday, and a whopping 59 on Friday. So I’m going to thoroughly enjoy the nice cool weather the rest of the week! As for tonight, there’s some great stuff on, so I’ll be camped out in front of the TV while I stay cool in the AC. Check out what Kyle & I are recommending.

Jenny’s Choice

rowhouseshowdownsmallIt’s been a fun season of Rowhouse Showdown. You probably know by now that I’m not a fan of Josh & Geoff—at all… Last week, Josh got it into his head that Katie & Dan had overspent their budget, so he tattled as quick as he could to Carter. I’m not saying he shouldn’t have brought it up if he truly thought they had—it’s a competition, and if someone cheats, you gotta call ’em on it—but the glee with which he did it showed once again how little character the guy has. If I were Katie or Dan, I’d have been thumbing my nose at him, singing nah-nah-nah-boo-boo, when Carter announced that he’d gone through their receipts and they were under budget, not over. Thankfully, they played it cool. But because of their poor decision to paint, rather than stain, their outside stairs and their missing $1K because Josh & Geoff had taken it from them the week before, their curb appeal was judged least impressive and they lost. It made me sad, because by far, they’re my favorite team.

Tonight is the season finale, and I can’t wait to find out who takes home the prize. I want Katie & Dan to win, especially because they really tried to make the house a home for a family, rather than just some (sometimes odd) sense of style. I’ll be very unhappy if Josh & Geoff win, and I highly doubt the Miami girls will win, so definitely crossing my fingers!

On tonight’s episode, “Finale!” an open house is held for all of the houses to celebrate the work that was put into rejuvenating the neighborhood; attendees are asked to vote on their favorite house, and one room ruins chances for one of the teams; that team is to fix the problem.

Find out which team’s room ruins their chances and which team comes out on top tonight on FYI at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, America’s Got Talent, Mystery Diners, Hot in Cleveland, Tiny House Nation, Top Chef Duels, & Wahlburgers.
 
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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… 8/21/14

What happened to summer?! It seems like it just started but feels like it is already over. Kids are already back to school in some areas, the Emmys are already next week, and yesterday I even saw someone asking for snow removal recommendations on my work’s community mailing list! As the onslaught of fall TV looms ahead, we’ve got some recommendations of some it’s-still-summer TV for you to check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

welcometoswedenlogosmallI was disappointed to see that NBC has already bailed on its Canadian co-produced comedy, Working the Engels—especially since the upcoming episodes included guest arcs by Gregory Smith (Rookie Blue) and Martin Short! However, with this pulled from the schedule, it means we will get a double-dose of Welcome to Sweden for the next few weeks! In the last episode, Bruce was having a difficult time fitting in in with Emma’s friends and always seemed to do the wrong thing. At the end of the episode, Bruce learned that his parents were coming to visit.

While it took me a little time to warm up to the series, it’s now one of the comedies I look forward to each week—although I wish it was airing on cable instead of NBC so that things didn’t have to be bleeped, blurred, or cut out. That said, I am really enjoying the humor, the characters and relationships, and the whole fish-out-of-water aspect of the series. They have also found some fun ways to bring in some recognizable guest stars, despite the distance. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season and happy that NBC has already renewed it for a second one.

On tonight’s first episode, “Parents!/Föräldrar,” Bruce’s parents visit, leading to a culture clash with Emma’s parents. Meanwhile, Bruce tries to prove that moving to Sweden was a good idea, and Emma shares big news.
And then in “Homesick/Lagom,” Bruce receives an offer from Amy Poehler (playing herself) to return to New York to help her resolve a financial problem. Poehler will stop at nothing to get Bruce’s aid, even enlisting Aubrey Plaza (playing herself) to help get him back to the U.S. Meanwhile, Bruce sets out to work as a celebrity money manager.

To see what news Emma shares and if Amy manages to lure Bruce back to the States, tune in to NBC at 9:01/8:01c & 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, The Quest, Rookie Blue, Married, You’re the Worst, Mythbusters, and Defiance.
 
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