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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/16/17

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!

Jenny’s Choice

My love of cooking/baking shows is not just limited to the United States. It extends across the pond to the UK as well. One of my favorites? The Great British Baking Show on PBS. The ABC version is the spinoff of this one, which is hosted by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. Both these ladies are so much fun to watch host. They play well off each other, interact perfectly with the bakers, and have a lot of fun teasing and poking fun at the judges, well-known bakers Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, who are both also entertaining to watch. Overall, it’s just an easy, fun show to watch, and I’m so excited PBS is airing season 4 starting tonight with back-to-back episodes, as well as season 5 in the future.

On tonight’s first episode, “Cake,” meet the 12 bakers as they tackle a British classic, a sponge cake and a high-end showstopper. Then on the second episode, “Biscuits,” follow the remaining 11 bakers in their efforts to make biscuits, and learn a little more about each of them.

Meet the bakers and find out which two go home first tonight on PBS starting at 9/8c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/1/17

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!

Jenny’s Choice

I love when franchises/shows do crossovers. We’ve seen it a lot in the #OneChicago universe, but tonight, we’re not only getting the biggest crossover to date, but they’re introducing the new Chicago Justice, as well! The action will start off in Chicago Fire and move from there into Chicago PD, finishing off in the courtroom with Chicago Justice. But don’t think that just because Chicago Med isn’t on the list that we won’t see the docs and nurses there. There will be plenty of action taking place at the hospital, so as the exec producer said in a recent TV Line interview, it’s like four shows taking place in three hours. But be aware… Tonight’s case is based on the headlines…on the Bay Area warehouse fire from just a few months ago. I trust that the show will treat the memory of those affected with respect, but if it’s something that is sensitive for you, you might want to skip tonight’s crossover.

As for the newest in the strong Chicago lineup, Philip Winchester stars as prosecutor Peter Stone, the Assistant State’s Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau. His character has a fantastic tie-in to a great Law & Order character: he’s the son of renowned New York City District Attorney Ben Stone (played in Law & Order by Michael Moriarty). Carl Weathers plays Mark Jefferies, the Cook County State’s Attorney who is more into politics than Stone is. The prosecution’s team also includes Assistant State’s Attorney Anna Valdez (Monica Barbaro), Laura Nagel (Joelle Carter), a tough-as-nails State’s Attorney Investigator, and Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda, who moved over from Chicago PD), a level-headed and by-the-book detective turned Chief Investigator.

On tonight’s episode of Chicago Fire, “Deathtrap,” fire and rescue are called when an old warehouse-turned-work space turns into a firestorm, trapping countless victims; the doctors and nurses of Chicago Med deal with a barrage of patients as victims of the disaster are brought through the doors.

Then on Chicago PD’s “Emotional Proximity,” Olinsky’s daughter is in critical condition following a massive warehouse fire; Voight investigates the fire’s potential origins; intelligence examines connections between the building owner, those who were inside, and potential arson suspects.

Finally, on Chicago Justice’s “Fake,” Peter Stone and his team, including investigator Antonio Dawson, try to bring a warehouse arsonist to justice, and the suspect’s high-powered attorney tries to get his client acquitted.

Catch all the action and drama tonight on NBC starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chopped Junior, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, Major Crimes, Property Brothers, Bakers vs. Fakers, & Six.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/19/14

My Saturday flew by. I watched a lot of TV, played some cards with the hubs, and tried a new soup with ground turkey and cheese tortellini for dinner (it was yum!). I’m hoping I have a relaxing Sunday, but if not, at least there’s some great TV on tonight to make up for it! Here’s what we recommend. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

guysgrocerygamessmallI’ve really been enjoying Guy’s Grocery Games. Guy is so much fun to watch, whatever show he’s hosting, and this is no exception. I love how he jokes with the contestants, teases them about the challenges, and salivates over the food the judges get to try. I also usually love the judges on this one. I’m just glad my least-favorite judge on Food Network—Geoffrey Zakarian—hasn’t been on. *laugh*

On tonight’s season finale, “Cart Wars,” the chefs are tasked to make tacos without tortillas, taco seasoning, and ground beef; Guy challenges the chefs to make him a sandwich using only frozen food; two chefs must make a super seafood dish.

See which competing chef takes home the money tonight on Food Network at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Cutthroat Kitchen.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/5/14

This is the beginning of a busy week in television, and I am very excited because that means some of my favorite shows are back with all new episodes. Let’s not waste any more time. Take a look at what we’re recommending tonight.

Megan’s Choice

choppedsmallFood Network really is one of my favorite channels to watch, and one of the biggest reasons is Chopped. This is one of those cooking shows that has chefs just competing against each other course by course, in intense moments of stress. When the chefs are given certain ingredients for the different rounds, I always cringe a bit, because at times, there are a few ingredients that are more than difficult, if not even slightly disgusting, in the mix. I’ve seen moments of using strawberry milk powder in the appetizer round, which really sounds difficult and slightly nasty-tasting. It’s fabulous, high-speed cooking that you too should be tuning in for.

On tonight’s episode, “Cooking Creatively with Kitchen Scraps,” the chefs must make use of ingredients that are usually thrown out; the competitors have to get creative with a little bit of salad dressing and some paltry scraps of poultry; using fruit and veggie peels in desserts.

To see which chef serves the rubbish in the most delectable way, tune in to Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Guy’s Grocery Games, Cutthroat Kitchen, and The Mentalist.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/6/13

Welcome back, everyone! We hope everyone had a great couple of weeks and enjoyed the holidays. Did you get caught up on all the shows crowding your DVR? We did. Something like eight episodes of Person of Interest and six of Elementary in addition to odds and ends…we cut it down to only 35 recordings. Woohoo. *laugh* Of course, this week starts back with a lot of new TV, which means it’ll fill again pretty quickly. But that’s okay…it just means we’ll have plenty to watch! So check out what we all think you should be watching or recording to fill up your time tonight. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

Two of my favorite people to watch on the Food Network (& in her case, on her show on ABC) are Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri. I know RR annoys some people, but I love her. 😀 Last season, Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off was incredibly fun to watch. I couldn’t decide who to root for most of the time, but I loved that Lou Diamond Phillips won, and Coolio shocked the heck out of me with how good he was. This season will hopefully be just as much fun, and there are definitely some characters this time around! Chilli (from the group TLC), Cornelia Guest, Dean McDermott, and figure skater Johnny Weir are Team Guy, and Carnie Wilson, Hines Ward, Kathy Najimy, and Gilbert Gottfried are Team Rachael.

On tonight’s premiere, “The Show Must Go On,” the teams must cook a prix fixe menu for a dinner theater and perform a skit for the patrons. (A prix fixe menu is simply a collection of pre-determined items presented as a multi course meal at a set price.)

Don’t miss the competition tonight on Food Network at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off @ Clicker.
 
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