If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/18/15

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

theknick1218smallTonight, the second season of The Knick comes to a close. Last week, Dr. Gallinger’s day started off with some good news. The police had closed the case of Dr. Cotton’s murder – the man’s sons had admitted to poisoning their father. This meant Everett’s wife Eleanor was off the hook, though she was still likely the real killer. Later that day, Algernon brought Everett before the medical board, trying to get his license revoked for performing dozens of vasectomies on the boys of the “idiot house.” However, the board denied his claim, affirming the importance of eugenics as a legitimate and necessary field of study. As they left the building, Edwards and Gallinger traded insults and were preparing for a fistfight when Everett sucker-punched Algernon. Everett continued, making sure to throw several punches to Algernon’s injured eye. He then called Algernon the N-word and headed home to celebrate by having sex with his wife’s sister. (What a classy guy – how does Eric Johnson always seem to end up playing these jerks?!)

At the construction site of the new Knickerbocker, Cornelia confronted her father about his involvement in bringing several infectious diseases into the United States. As the captain tried to defend himself, a fire broke out. He helped his daughter escape from the burning building but ended up leaping to his own death.

Meanwhile, Thackary’s health was deteriorating – he had massive internal damage due to his continued cocaine use; Barrow’s wife threatened to expose her husband’s money skimming if he didn’t agree to give her back her home and half of his earnings; Cleary and Harriet’s condom sales to prostitutes were booming; and Lucy tortured her ill father with the sordid details of her sex life before giving him a lethal injection.

How was the fire started, and was Capt. Robertson’s death a suicide, murder, or just bad luck? What does this mean for the new Knick – and has Barrow lost his cash cow? Will Thackary get the medical assistance he needs, or will he continue to insist on alternate treatments? What will be the fallout from Gallinger and Edwards’ fight? And will Harriet ever warm to Cleary’s advances? I have thoroughly enjoyed this season of The Knick – even more than the first – and am really looking forward to seeing what happens tonight!

On tonight’s finale, “This Is All We Are,” Thackery ignores Zinberg’s advice at Mt. Sinai and undertakes a risky, alternative course of action; Cornelia confronts Henry about the family business; Barrow’s actions at the hospital construction site are called into question; Gallinger ponders a job opportunity; and Cleary steadfastly refuses to give up on Harriet.

Find out how the season ends tonight on Cinemax at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording MasterChef: Junior and Z Nation.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

masterchefjunior2015MasterChef: Junior has really been improving season after season, and I am always amazed at the level of talent these young kids possess. I have trouble making a lot of these dishes, and I’m an adult who cooks. I’m impressed with Addison because she manages to step it up week after week, and at her age I could barely boil water.

On last week’s episode, the kids were split into two teams and challenged to make raspberry lemonade. The losing team would have to have a pressure test, and the winning team would move into the top 12. The red team won, even with the majority of the youngest kids, while the blue team was sent to the pressure test mostly due to their inability to make a cohesive plan. The pressure test revolved around a surf-and-turf of steak and lobster, which was a difficult challenge for a few of them. Addison came through with style and made steak diane perfectly, but Mia, who is a vegetarian, completely bombed on cooking both proteins and ended up being eliminated. Tae-Ho was also eliminated when he chose to mix Sriracha with the delicate lobster, ruining it in the judges’ eyes. It was a brutal week for the contestants, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the remaining cooks handle the mounting pressure.

On tonight’s episode, “Blind Ambition,” the 12 junior home cooks face their next task when the judges test their senses in a blind taste challenge. Each contestant will blindly taste a dish prepared by Gordon Ramsay and then must recreate the dish. The contestant with the dish that best reflects Gordon’s dish will receive a significant advantage. In the next team challenge, the junior home cooks will prepare VIP dishes for a dining room of all grandmothers for their first restaurant challenge. Each team will create a unique dish of “new” ingredients, and the team with the most votes will be safe from elimination.

To see which of these home cooks can make it to the top 10, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Z Nation.

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