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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/17/14

We’re back! (Well, Kyle & I are, anyway… Megan will be back tomorrow!) It was a good sort of mini-vacation from the Remote posts. As you could see by the lack of posts that we meant to do, we were enjoying our time off. Sorry about that! Hope you found all the great new episodes regardless! On that note, there are two premieres that Kyle & I want to talk about for tonight, so read on to see what we’re recommending.

Jenny’s Choice

rvgkidssmallMy pick tonight is the season premiere of Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off on Food Network. I adored this show last season. Eight kids are split into two teams and mentored by either Rachael Ray or Guy Fieri. Just like MasterChef Junior, the talent these kids bring is beyond amazing. Last season, one of my favorites, an adorable little boy named Brandon, won, but all the kids were great. This season, I can’t wait to meet the little chefs, the youngest of which is only 9 years old! No matter who wins, though, it’ll be a fun season of different challenges, great guest judges, and some amazing talents as these kids push their kitchen chops past their limits. And since no one goes home — scores are kept in a running tally through the competition and the highest total wins at the end of the season — it’ll be easy to get to know the kids and pick your favorite.

On tonight’s episode, “Street Food Showdown,” eight young chefs arrive at the kitchen and are presented with their first Mini Challenge, in which they must make a family-favorite meal; in the Main Challenge, they must create a unique street food dish and present it in their Camera Challenge.

See what dishes the kids make tonight on Food Network at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Flipping the Block, The Great Food Truck Race, Hungry Investors, The Last Ship, The Musketeers, Unforgettable, Cutthroat Kitchen, & Reckless.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/22/13

It’s a relatively slow night tonight, but it’s the start of a VERY busy week on TV. There’s still some fun stuff on, though, (including the series finales of Dexter & Copper), so check out what we’re recommending! 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

thegreatfoodtruckracesmallIt’s been another good season of The Great Food Truck Race, and I’m fairly happy with the final three teams. Last week, The Slide Show went home, which was sad, but out of the four teams last week, they were who I was hoping for, simply because I didn’t feel like I knew them as well as the others. Out of the ones that are left—Aloha Plate, Philly’s Finest Sambonis, & Tikka Tikka Taco—I’m rooting for Aloha Plate, simply because I just love those guys. But honestly, I’m going to be okay with whoever wins. Philly’s Finest has had some major issues throughout the season, but they’ve been able to keep themselves in the race regardless, which is impressive. Tikka Tikka and Aloha are all just really nice guys. So it’ll be a fun final two episodes for me.

On tonight’s episode, “Chicago is a Food Truck Kinda Town,” the three remaining teams find a big surprise waiting for them at their next stop, Chicago, where the race takes on an exciting new turn.

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

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off & Cutthroat Kitchen.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/18/13

August is flying by, and honestly, I am ready for the kids to go back to school. I love them all dearly, but no matter how many things you do, someone is always complaining about being bored. At least tonight there is some great television to watch that will keep us anything but bored. Let’s see what’s on.

Megan’s Choice

whodunnitsmallIt’s time for the killer to be revealed on Whodunnit?, and I’m ready to find out. Aren’t you? I’m torn between it being Melina or Kam who is the killer, but at this point, it could be anyone. We watched how Ronnie was killed with Ricin, then ejected from the hot tub with an explosion of liquid nitrogen—then we ended with Giles showing up on a video tied up with guns to his head. I wonder who did it?

On tonight’s finale, “Golden Cuffs,” with only four guests remaining, a final game of speed and memory will determine the winner—as well as the killer—at Rue Manor.

To solve the mystery, tune in to ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Unforgettable, Cutthroat Kitchen, and The Great Food Truck Race.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/23/12

Welcome to the first day of a crazy week of TV premieres. It’s a relatively slow night comparatively, but Kyle & I both still have things we think you should be watching, so read on to find out what they are. 😉

Jenny’s Choice

Last week’s episode of The Great Food Truck Race had me on the edge of my seat for kind of the first time this season. My vote from the beginning has been for Seoul Sausage, and they’ve been doing well enough all season that I haven’t had to worry whether or not they’ll be sent home. But they slacked off last week and kind of didn’t give it their all, especially when it was just the one chef in there alone, and it caused them to be in the bottom three. They vowed at the end that it wouldn’t happen again…and I hope it doesn’t, but if they play again like they did last week, then they deserve whatever happens. Just sayin’. Much to my happiness, Momma’s Grizzly Grub was sent packing. I didn’t really like them, so I was happy that they were gone. *shrug*

On tonight’s episode, “Mistake by the Lake?” the final three teams head to Cleveland, where they have to take an everyday vegetable and create a winning appetizer. This week’s speed bump includes a hot dog cart for each team.

Don’t miss it tonight on Food Network at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Great Food Truck Race @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Cupcake Wars, $24 in 24 on Food Network, All American Handyman & Copper.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/9/12

It’s the start of a new week, but thankfully, we have one more day to relax before the work week itself starts. How was your Saturday? Mine was pretty good. We all got caught up on sleep and play. My kid is in NJROTC this year, and Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday, he has to get up at 5am to be at the school for drill at 5:45am—which means his dad & I have to be up, as well. Then Friday night was their first football game (he’s in the marching band), so he was up until nearly 11pm. Then Saturday morning, we had to be up at 6am because they had drill from 7-10am, so by noon, we were all one big pile of exhausted. lol Thankfully, our Sunday is slow so we can relax and enjoy the last of our weekend. 🙂 And that means some new TV tonight. Yay!

Jenny’s Choice

Tonight is the series premiere of Breaking Amish. Here’s what TLC says about it: “In a world where ‘plain’ is considered a compliment, TLC will pull back the curtains to reveal the strict traditions of the Amish/Mennonite religion and lifestyle as cameras follow five people who have chosen to leave it behind and explore the world outside of their community. The show provides a never-before-seen look inside the lives of young men and women as they, for the first time, trade horse and buggy with taxi cabs to break out from their respective Amish/Mennonite communities in their pursuit to chase big dreams in the Big Apple. It will shed light on many ‘firsts’ for the cast members. From flying in a plane and wearing jeans to using a cell phone and electricity, the show will highlight their transition into city culture and the basic amenities that come with it. Unlike Rumspringa, these young men and women get serious about the possibility of committing to careers, life, and options for living indefinitely on the outside. But after these new experiences and the opportunity to live out dreams take flight, will they take advantage of New York and carry out their newfound lives while leaving behind the Amish/Mennonite community and their families forever?”

I’m very interested in this, even though I’m not sure I can explain why. When I first heard about it, I thought it was going to be about teenagers on Rumspringa, but it’s not, which makes it even more intriguing. I don’t know if I’ll watch anything more than the first episode, but we’ll see.

On tonight’s episode, “Jumping the Fence,” four Amish and one Mennonite leave the only home they’ve ever known to see if there is more to life. Facing being shunned by their families and possible exile from their community, these people get their first glimpse of the outside world.

See if it’s worth watching tonight on TLC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Breaking Amish @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Cupcake Wars, The Great Food Truck Race, Leverage, All American Handyman, One Car Too Far, & Copper.
 
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