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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/5/13

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, but somehow, I still have most of my Christmas shopping still to go—it’s hard to believe it’s less than three weeks away! I’m enjoying the lighter volume of new TV we get around this time of year, as it gives me a chance to catch up on my TiVo backlog before January’s midseason onslaught. We’ve got some suggestions to help you choose what to watch tonight…

Kyle’s Choice

comedinewithmesmallCome Dine With Me was one of my favorite cooking shows a while back when it aired on BBC America. The Food Network also tried a similar show that didn’t last very long, but it wasn’t quite the same format. However, tonight, Lifetime brings back the original series. Each episode takes place over a week, where amateur cooks take turns holding dinner parties for one another. At the end of each night, the dinner guests speak frankly about the meal and give their rating. At the end of the week, the scores are totaled to see who gave the best dinner party. It’s always fun to see how petty some of these people are—saying how great everything is to the chef, but then in the car ride home, they start trash-talking so they can justify giving a low score (in order to improve their own chances of winning). However, there are also some of those who actually give credit where credit is due. I find the show a lot of fun to watch and am looking forward to it returning to my TV.

On tonight’s first episode, “Beets Backlash,” Angela prepares an Armenian allspice meal; Bill perfects his Italian-inspired menu; Cathy pushes boundaries with risky dishes; Sayeh makes a confession that may jeopardize her chances of winning. Then on the second episode, “Smokin’ Ribs,” Beth hopes her chances do not go up in smoke; Tania entertains with an Italian gangster style; Jackson serves an Asian sensation; Alex tries to win the hearts of his guests.

See if these amateur chefs can actually cook tonight on Lifetime at 10/9c & 11/10c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Elementary, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Grey’s Anatomy, The Sound of Music Live!, Glee, White Collar, and The Returned.
 
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