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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/4/20

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’m super excited about tonight’s premiere of Tournament of Champions on Food Network. Sixteen of the nation’s most celebrated chefs face off in a five-episode tournament where their skills will be pushed to the limited as they go head-to-head in a single elimination bracket-style competition, where a randomizer machine determines the protein, produce, equipment, cooking style, and time for each cook-off. Can you imagine? It’ll really take it down to the skills of each chef, rather than give them a leg up if they got to choose whatever it takes to show off their best assets.

It’s hosted by Guy Fieri and features some of my favorite chefs from not only Food Network but also shows like Top Chef. Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli (my top pick to win), Antonio Lofaso, Brooke Williamson, Richard Blaiz, Jet Tila, Michael Voltaggio, and Amanda Freitag are my favorites, but there are a bunch more who I love and are great chefs. Don’t miss it tonight to see who will be competing!

On tonight’s 90-minute series premiere, “The Tournament Begins,” Guy greets 16 of the best chefs in the world to the most intense culinary competition ever.

Catch this new fun show from the beginning tonight on Food Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Guy’s Grocery Games, SEAL Team, 68 Whiskey, Chicago PD, S.W.A.T., & Stumptown.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/3/20

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’m like most people… I love love love Girl Scout cookies. I also love Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother), so when I heard there was a new show on Food Network called Girl Scout Cookie Championship, hosted by Alyson and judged by another fave of mine, Katie Lee, as well as Nacho Aguirre (from Spring Baking Championship) and a rotating panel of guest judges (like Carla Hall, yay!), I jumped on it. During each episode, five bakers transform Girl Scout cookies into show-stopping edibles pieces of art. The results include a giant double barrel toasted marshmallow cake made with Girl Scout S’mores, a ten-layer Do-si-do/Peanut Butter Sandwich red velvet globe cake complete with peanut butter buttercream, and Thin Mints transformed into a three-tiered blueberry mint glacier cake.

On tonight’s episode, “Galactic Transformations,” five professional bakers transform iconic Girl Scout Cookies into dozens of cookie pops inspired by outer space.

To see how the bakers showcase Girl Scout cookies and outer space, tune in to Food Network at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching 9-1-1: Lone Star, Bob Hearts Abishola, Kids Baking Championship, Prodigal Son, Chopped, & Spy Games.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/5/20

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’ve been kind of burned out on Worst Cooks in America (& the celeb version). But the new season starting tonight brings in Alton Brown against Anne Burrell, and this is a matchup I have to see. Each will lead a team of “worst cook” recruits through a culinary boot camp to find the best of the worst and will then pit them against each other in a final challenge, cooking for a panel of culinary judges, in order to win $25,000 for themselves and bragging rights for their team leader.

Out of all the rival chefs paired against Anne, Alton Brown matches her in terms of attitude, and he’s got the chops to take his team to the win. We’ll see if I’m right or not when the season premieres tonight!

On tonight’s episode, “Bottom’s Up,” sixteen of the worst cooks in America enter boot camp with dreams of putting their kitchen nightmares behind them; Anne Burrell and Alton Brown ask the recruits to make a baseline dish and the results are truly disastrous.

Meet the new recruits and see Alton’s premiere tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS: LA & Beat Bobby Flay.

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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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