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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/19/19

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 pick this week (literally, my only one 😉 ) is Food Network’s latest, Family Restaurant Rivals. Valerie Bertinelli hosts as families (who all have their own family run restaurants…) compete in challenges requiring them to overcome real-life restaurant curve balls to win over the judges in order to win the $10,000 prize. The rotating panel of judges includes Kardea Brown, Alex Guarnaschelli, Robert Irvine, Clinton Kelly, Antonia Lofaso, Simon Majumdar, Christian Petroni, Aarti Sequeira, Jet Tila, & more.

This isn’t a new idea… In fact, it isn’t even new on Food Network. Back in March, they aired the 13-episode competition series Family Food Showdown. It’s basically the same exact show but this time the families all have their own restaurants. I enjoyed the other, so I’m hoping this will be the same.

On tonight’s episode, “The Family That Cooks Together,” Chinese-American, Jewish, and Italian-American families face off to see whose family restaurant fare is the best. In round one, Valerie asks the teams to adapt their restaurants’ best lunch combos for picky eaters. The two families who remain in round two have to make an impressive noodle dish with a twist that wows the judges, and the winning family takes home the $10,000 prize.

Don’t miss another fun show tonight on Food Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Kids Baking Championship, So You Think You Can Dance, & Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/13/19

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Jenny’s Choice

I was excited when I saw Food Network’s latest offering, Supermarket Stakeout. Iron Chef and Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli hosts this new competition cooking show, which is a bit different from other offerings on TV right now, in that they basically have to ambush customers coming out from the supermarket and sweet talk their way into buying their items from their bags. There are three rounds of competition. Alex gives four competing chefs $500 each, which should last them the entire competition. In round one, the chefs have to blindly buy the shopping bags without knowing the contents. In round two, they can still only purchase groceries from a single shopper, but they may look through the bags before negotiating a price. In the final round, the chefs may purchase five ingredients total but can approach as many shoppers as it takes to get what they need. The last chef standing in each episode walks away with enough cash for a year’s worth of groceries. Sounds crazy fun!

On tonight’s episode, “An Egg-cellent Adventure,” Alex welcomes four chefs to Lazy Acres Market in Hermosa Beach, California. It’s all eggs on deck as the chefs are challenged to make a breakfast sandwich before cooking up a Southern favorite. Then it’s a sweet finish as the remaining two chefs hunt for ingredients to make a decadent dessert for judges Duff Goldman and Christian Petroni.

Check out this fun new cooking competition series tonight on Food Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Chopped, The Little Couple, & Bring the Funny.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/1/19

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 favorite celebrity chef is Michael Symon. I also love watching Bobby Flay most of the time. They’re best friends in real life, so whenever they get together (like when Michael visits Beat Bobby Flay, etc), it’s always fun to watch. So when I heard they were teaming up for a new cooking competition series, I knew I had to watch. BBQ Brawl is a short, four-episode competition that pits the two of them as they coach eight of the country’s most respected BBQ challengers. At stake? Bragging rights for Bobby & Michael, and for the competitors, it’s the title of Master of Cue and the starring role in a series on FoodNetwork.com. Pretty sweet!

On tonight’s episode, “Backyard Barbecue,” Bobby and Michael suss out the talents of eight elite barbecue masters, but before choosing teams, they face off in a backyard barbecue challenge to determine who gets first pick. The eight contenders serve up backyard barbecue dishes to a trio of expert judges, and two contenders are sent home.

See who comes out on top tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching MasterChef, Dr. Pimple Popper, Family Food Fight, Beat Bobby Flay, & Reef Break.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/25/19

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Jenny’s Choice

Chopped Junior logoI love watching the “kid” version of cooking competition shows because the kids are always so damn talented. And Chopped Junior is no different. It’s crazy because they really don’t make it any easier for the kids than they do for the adults in terms of ingredients and challenges (like must fry or no oven, etc). So I got excited when I learned we were getting six episodes starting tonight, with the recurring Chopped judges joined by special guest stars such as Anthony Anderson, Nikki Bella, Kardea Brown, Clinton Kelly, and Bailee Madison.

On tonight’s episode, “Smoothie Operators,” four young cooking dynamos try to impress the judges, including guest judge Jessica Alba, with appetizers that include beef tongue; a sweet orange cream smoothie in the entree basket; and a giant lollipop and an odd sandwich in the dessert round.

Meet the first group of young chefs tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Got Talent, Blood & Treasure, Chopped, Sweet Home Sextuplets, & Songland.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/21/19

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Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Worst Cooks in America returns for its 16th season on Food Network, and this time it’s another Celebrity Edition. Like I said last week with The Amazing Race, I prefer these reality competition shows when they are just normal folks, but I usually still have a lot of fun with this show no matter who the cast is.

Tyler Florence and Anne Burrell will once again be competing to see who can whip their kitchen disasters into shape. The season’s eight new “celebrity” recruits include Jim J. Bullock (Hollywood Squares mainstay), Morgan Fairchild (Dallas, Falcon Crest), Jonathan Lipnicki (the now grown-up little boy from Jerry Maguire), Olympic ice skater Tonya Harding (the one who orchestrated an attack on her skating rival Nancy Kerrigan – those other kitchen recruits better watch out!), Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black), Alec Mapa (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives), Kym Whitley (Curb Your Enthusiasm), and Jimmie Walker (Good Times).

On tonight’s premiere, “Celebrity: This Isn’t How It Looks in the Pictures,” eight of the worst celebrity cooks in America arrive at culinary boot camp, and chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence ask them each to cook their favorite restaurant dish to see how they measure up to the original.

Don’t miss the premiere tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Good Girls, Supergirl, Killing Eve, A Discovery of Witches, Game of Thrones, Barry, and Veep.

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