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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/14/14

Welcome to a new week for TV. There are a ton of finales this week because we’re gearing up to the new fall season—which actually begins this week with a few shows. As for tonight, we’re here to give you our recommendations out of the myriad of choices, so check it out!

Jenny’s Choice

unforgettable914smallTonight is two new episodes of Unforgettable, which includes the season finale. I’m really very sad about that because I love this show. It hasn’t been renewed yet, but I have my fingers crossed that it’ll be back next summer! Last week, a woman who worked for a famous matchmaker was killed. But they kept uncovering secrets, which led to more suspects and motives. My favorite part was seeing Carrie use her memory to talk to the men at the matchmaker’s place, convincing them one by one that they knew her and getting them to leave to “meet her” somewhere, until the owner finally agreed to give them the info they were searching for.

I’d love to see Carrie & Al get together—or at least share a kiss!—before the end of the season, but we’re down to the last chance, and I’m not sure it’s going to happen. She’s been seeing the Secret Service guy, and while he isn’t a bad guy, I’m a huge Al & Carrie shipper, darnit! So I’ve got my fingers crossed, but I’m not holding my breath…

Finally, CBS is upping the start times for their Sunday night shows by 30 minutes, which means hopefully we won’t have to wait—or at least as long—because of football overruns, so pay attention to the time below!

On tonight’s first episode, “Moving On,” Carrie and Al delve into the disturbing – and dangerous – world of celebrity obsession when a television star is found murdered in his dressing room. Then on the season finale, “DOA,” Carrie is unable to utilize her perfect memory when an assassin doses her with a deadly poison that attacks her brain, leaving Al on a desperate hunt for the antidote.

See how the season ends and if we get some Carrie & Al coupledom tonight on CBS at 9:30/8:30c & 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Rachael vs Guy: Kids Cook-Off, The Great Food Truck Race, Cutthroat Kitchen, Hungry Investors, & Pressure Cooker.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/1/14

Tomorrow, my kids head back to school, and I’m super excited about it because it also means that the new TV season is just around the corner. Don’t get me wrong… Summer has brought us lots of entertainment, but I am beyond ready for the new season of my favorite shows. Aren’t you? Let’s see what we’re recommending tonight to keep us entertained while I eagerly await the new fall season.

Megan’s Choice

runningwildsmallI have been really loving this season of Running Wild with Bear Grylls because the celebrities are super amusing in the wild. My favorite episode was actually the one with Channing Tatum, and it wasn’t because of his incredible sexy good looks, but because of his amusing attitude through the whole episode. The scene eating the snake was disgusting but very funny, and I have a newfound respect for Channing. Perhaps that’s what is the most intriguing about this show, the ability to see celebrities in a new light.

On tonight’s episode, “Tamron Hall,” world-renowned survivalist Bear Grylls spends two days in the remote Utah desert with Tamron Hall (The Today Show), getting to know the depths of her personal tragedies and triumphs of her life, while challenging her along the way. Hall makes small talk with an unlikely friend in the wild and later struggles when she finds him on her dinner plate.

To see how Tamron does, tune in to NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching MasterChef, Hotel Hell, American Ninja Warrior, Teen Wolf, The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, and Houdini.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/20/14

Megan’s birthday was yesterday (Happy birthday, Megan!), so she had a party last night with her family & friends…ergo she wasn’t awake enough to participate in today’s Remote. But Kyle & I are here to entertain you, so check out what we’re recommending. *grin*

Jenny’s Choice

flippingtheblocksmallA few years ago, I had a friend who lived in Australia and was able to get me episodes of a show that aired there, called The Block. Teams of two had to renovate apartments in a single building (and later on, separate houses, rather than apartments in the same building), living in the space as they renovated. It was a great show, and my husband & I loved it. FYI just started a series a few weeks ago called Rowhouse Showdown, with a similar concept, except they aren’t living in the houses they’re renovating, which is honestly one of the best parts of the Australian series.

So when HGTV started advertising their latest series, Flipping the Block, I was really excited, especially when I learned it’s the same format as the Australian series. Four teams move into identical living spaces, where they will demo the place and make over the entire home before it goes on the auction block. The winning duo keeps the return on investment, along with a $50,000 cash prize. They’ll be mentored by David Bromstad (first winner of Design Star), Nicole Curtis (Rehab Addict), & Scott McGillivray (Income Property). It should be a lot of fun seeing the pain the teams will have to go through as they live in the messes they’re renovating!

On tonight’s episode, “Welcome to the Block,” four teams are tasked with the job of renovating a dilapidated condo complex for resale in only eight weeks. Their first challenge is to redesign a master bedroom from the floor to the ceiling, and the winner receives $5,000.

See the spaces the teams have to move into and find out who wins the first prize money tonight on HGTV at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, Food Network Star, The Last Ship, The Musketeers, Unforgettable, Cutthroat Kitchen, Frankenfood, & Reckless.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/6/14

It’s the start of a new week, and what a week it is. There are 18 series premieres, 7 season premieres, & 6 season finales. To start it off, Kyle & I are here to give you our recommendations for tonight. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

reckless76smallOn last week’s Reckless premiere, we met Jamie and Roy, attorneys on opposite sides of the legal system. Roy is the new city attorney, while Jamie is a defense attorney. In the pilot, we learned that smack dab in the middle of the Charleston Police Department, there’s a group of very bad apples who are involved in a huge sex scandal. Jamie took on a client that brought the whole thing to light: a female police officer who was let go for sending…pictures of herself to a detective on the force. She was drugged while out with him and then a group of cops took their turns with her. The tape of that came to light, although there is a missing piece to it that they’re trying to find.

Critical reviews weren’t great for the premiere, although I’ve seen the first two episodes, and I’m loving it. I don’t love that Jamie has a boyfriend, because her chemistry with Roy is super hot, but I’m anxious to see where it goes. I can say that you learned a lot from the pilot, but you’ll learn just as much or more from episode two.

On tonight’s episode, “Parting Shots,” when Jamie and Roy take on clients on opposite sides of a heated custody battle, things take an unexpected and violent turn. Meanwhile, Roy struggles with what to do with the missing footage from the police department sex tape.

To see what Roy decides, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, Brother vs Brother, Food Network Star, The Last Ship, The Musketeers, Cutthroat Kitchen, & Unforgettable.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/8/14

Ahh, Sunday. Friend or foe, your choice. For me, it’s both a blessing and a curse, especially this week. My husband had last week off for vacation, so he goes back to work today (boo!), but there’s a lot of great TV on this week, starting tonight (yay!), so… What about you? For now, check out what we’re recommending you watch tonight!

Jenny’s Choice #1

thebigtipsmallMy first pick tonight is a Food Network special, called The Big Tip with Rachael Ray. Tonight is a sneak preview of a new show hosted by Rachael, which will air this coming fall. In this brand-new series, Rachael will travel to one town each episode and meet three incredibly hardworking people who have been serving as waiters and waitresses for years. Each of these deserving individuals will receive a life-changing tip — but only one of them will receive the big tip.

I love the idea of this show because too often, servers — even hardworking ones — go unnoticed and under-appreciated. Years ago, when my family and I lived in the small town of Garden City in the southwest corner of Kansas, there was a cheap, family-style restaurant (think a step down from Applebee’s or Chili’s, but a sit-down place, not fast food) that I loved to go to. The food was good, not great, and the prices were cheap, but not quite McDonald’s. But there was one waitress there who was always friendly, always had a smile on her face, was always efficient, and always got my order right (and if you knew me, you would know I tend to place the most complicated orders in the history of dining out: no sauce, light sauce, extra sauce, sauce on the side, no lettuce, etc etc. LOL). I’d love to imagine others like her who get noticed by Rachael’s show and rewarded for the extra effort they put into their jobs.

On tonight’s episode, “Serving Up Big Tips,” Rachael Ray and Rossi Morreale travel throughout America on a mission to give life-changing tips to deserving waiters and waitresses, meeting a foster mother studying for the ministry, a woman who volunteers, and a waitress who has a dog rescue.

Catch the show tonight on Food Network at 10/9c.
 
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