If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/30/15

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!

Jenny’s Choice

greatholidaybakingshowsmallI love cooking competition shows – that’s no shocker. One of my favorites is The Great British Baking Show and its various “sister shows.” We’ve seen a version of it in the US already, but tonight is the series premiere of The Great Holiday Baking Show on ABC. Six home bakers will compete in three challenges, with one baker being sent home, each week. The judges for this series are Mary Berry (England’s “Royal Queen of Baking,” author and television personality), who judges the British versions, and James Beard Award-Winning pastry chef and author, Johnny Iuzzini. And hosting this series are husband and wife duo Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) & Ian Gomez (Cougar Town).

I’ve seen the premiere, and I gotta say I love all the hosts and judges. I adore Nia and Ian, who I’ve enjoyed watching on a few episodes of Celebrity Name Game), and Mary and Johnny are fun judges. As always, this is going to be a fun four weeks of great baking!

On tonight’s episode, “Cookie Week,” the bakers compete in three challenges: Signature Bake, showcasing their family recipes as they create two sets of Christmas cookies that are both delicious and unique; Technical Bake, a surprise recipe where they must demonstrate precision and technique; and finally, the Showstopper Bake, where the bakers are asked to create elaborate flavorful gingerbread houses.

See the fun and flavorful cookies the bakers bake tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, Cake Wars, Major Crimes, Guilty Pleasures, Superstore, & Top 5 Restaurants.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

superstore1130smallNBC’s new workplace comedy Superstore doesn’t premiere until January, but tonight the network is airing special back-to-back preview episodes. The series stars America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) as the floor supervisor at the Cloud 9 superstore. The store is run (and that’s probably being too generous) by inept store manager Glenn (Mark McKinney, Slings and Arrows), but Amy’s often the one in charge of new employees Jonah (Ben Feldman, Mad Men, A to Z) and Mateo (Nico Santos, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2) as well as pregnant employee Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom, Shameless). Rounding out the main staff are security guard/HR manager Dina (Lauren Ash, Super Fun Night) and intercom operator Garrett (Colton Dunn, Parks and Recreation). The series comes from The Office producer Justin Spitzer and has a similar spirit to that show – you’ve got the idiot boss and Mateo’s one-sided competition with Jonah kind of reminds me of the Dwight and Jim. It is also similar to Chuck, in that it gives a fun mix of front of the house and employee breakroom hijinx.

I’ve seen tonight’s two episodes plus another pair of upcoming episodes, and the show had me constantly laughing out loud throughout! I really enjoyed the wacky characters and the relationships that are established between them. The show has a lot of fun both on the superstore floor as well as behind the scenes in the staff room. I’ve been a fan of America Ferrera and Ben Feldman’s work for a long time, but one character I really enjoyed is the by-the-book rule stickler Dina – Lauren Ash was the best part of Super Fun Night (she was the hilarious Jodie Foster lookalike), and she is once again killing it in this show.

It may be Cyber Monday, but don’t miss tonight’s blue-light special preview in aisle 10pm!

On tonight’s first episode, “Pilot,” Jonah begins his first day at the store, but his relationship with his supervisor immediately turns rocky. Then, in “Magazine Profile,” a magazine plans to do a story on the store, and the reporter’s romantic focus turns to Jonah. Meanwhile, Garrett tries to avoid being photographed for the magazine’s cover, and Bo is enlisted to write a corporate jingle.

Check out the first two episodes of this fun workplace comedy tonight on NBC at 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Supergirl, The Great Holiday Baking Show, Gotham, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Fargo, and Major Crimes.

Megan’s Choice

thevoice2015smallIt seems like this season of The Voice is just flying by, and so far it would appear that the front runner is still Jordan Smith, which I’d say is definitely a good thing. The last few weeks, he has been incredible, but I really loved his performance last week of “Who You Are” by Jessie J, because it’s one of my favorite songs but also because he got emotional about how important the words were to him, which makes him a great performer. I also really enjoyed Shelby and Madi last week. Everyone else was good, but those three are always ones that stand out in my memory.

On tonight’s episode, “Live Top 10 Performances,” the top 10 singers take the stage to battle it out again for America’s votes.

Check out how your favorite does tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Gotham, Supergirl, Cake Wars, Minority Report, The Great Holiday Baking Show, Superstore, and Guy’s Grocery Games.

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