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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/28/19

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! And to our fellow US TV viewers, may you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Kyle’s Choice

Today, Apple TV+ launched the new psychological thriller Servant, from director M. Night Shyamalan and writer Tony Basgallop. The series follows couple Dorothy (Lauren Ambrose, Six Feet Under) and Sean Turner (Toby Kebbell, Dead Man’s Shoes), who are in mourning over the recent loss of their infant son, Jericho. The two have taken different approaches towards dealing with their grief, and this has caused a bit of a rift in their marriage. Dorothy appears to be in denial, pretending that nothing has happened, treating a doll made to look like the child they lost as though it were actually their son. Sean just wants his wife to snap out of it and is annoyed that he must pretend to love and care for this doll. It’s been almost nine months, but the couple hasn’t even told anyone about their loss – the only people who know the truth are Dorothy’s father and her younger brother Julian (Rupert Grint, Harry Potter). The couple lives in a large, expensive townhouse in Philadelphia. Sean works out of the home as a consulting chef, developing recipes for high-end restaurants. Meanwhile, Dorothy works as a field reporter for a local TV news station, and so she needs help taking care of “baby” Jericho. Enter the couple’s new live-in nanny, Leanne (Nell Tiger Free, Too Old to Die Young), a quiet, reserved eighteen-year-old from Wisconsin, who doesn’t seem phased at all by the couple’s unusual situation.

While Dorothy is eager to please the new houseguest, Sean doesn’t feel the same way. He’s confused as to why Leanne insists on treating “Jericho” like a real baby even when Dorothy is not around to see. He senses something is off about this young woman, and when odd, creepy things start happening around the house, his suspicions intensify. I really enjoyed what I’ve seen of the series so far. M. Night Shyamalan projects usually involve strange, unexpected twists and turns, and this show certainly has many of those. As the episodes progress, things get increasingly mysterious and creepy. Shyamalan has a very unusual way of framing the scenes, which adds to the uneasiness and tension of what’s happening. Much of the series takes place inside this house, which can be at times beautiful but also a bit claustrophobic (though in a good way that helps set the tone). The series does a great job of ending each episode in a way that makes you eager to check out the next one. While this series could easily be binged, I like that it will be released weekly, as it is certainly a show that is going to promote water cooler talk. This is easily my favorite of the Apple Originals thus far.

Today Apple released the first three 30-minute episodes, and new episodes will continue to roll out weekly, every Friday, starting next week. Due to the holiday, new episodes of Apple’s other three weekly originals (The Morning Show, See, and For All Mankind) will also drop today, instead of their usual Friday release.

I’ll also be watching/recording Merry Happy Whatever, Holiday Rush, and Almost Family.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/27/19

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race returns for an all-new but abbreviated holiday installment. This time around there’s just five food truck teams that will hit the road to see who has the best combination of culinary skills and salesmanship to win the $50,000 grand prize. And for this holiday race, the teams are headed to my neck of the woods, New England.

The five teams competing include “Big Stuff,” comprised of two professional private chefs who work on yachts and their marketing friend; “Creole Queens.” a married couple from New Orleans along with their friend; “Lia’s Lupima,” an executive chef who started a catering company with his mother, joined by a friend; “Magical Mystery Heroes,” a chef along with his cousin and his cousin’s wife; and “Slap Shot,” a Northern Minnesota culinary student, her sister, and their mother.

Even though it will just be a short, 4-episode season, it should be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to this winter-themed installment of the series.

On tonight’s premiere, “Holiday Hustle: Blizzard Brawl,” five aspiring food truck teams kick off the season in snowy Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Tyler Florence challenges the contestants with naughty and nice holiday ingredients, and they compete for sales while battling the elements in a winter wonderland.

Don’t miss the start of the winter fun tonight on Food Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Irishman, Survivor, and Almost Family.
 
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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

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

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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