If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/27/11

Here we are at the start of another week, and every day brings us closer to Christmas. I have very little shopping done, and I’m starting to feel the pressure—what about you? This week is slower than the usual week, but there is still plenty on tonight to watch while relaxing.

Megan’s Choice #1

Week after week, the contestants on The Amazing Race are leaving everything they have on the playing field. Last week’s episode was a little intense when the teams all had to pose in speedos. Wow, there was so much I DID NOT need to know about these racers. I found it amusing how seriously the older team was taking it. The episode ended with us finding out this leg of the race was still going on, so at the moment, there we no eliminations. The race continues tonight, and we’ll see how all the contestants deal with finding out they’re still racing.

In the next episode, the contestants take a thrilling test drive and try to make traditional Belgian waffles.

To see if your team survives, tune in to CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Amazing Race @ Clicker.
 
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Jenny’s Choice #1

Leverage is back with all new episodes tonight, and I couldn’t be more excited. I love how the gang works together for the greater good. It’s fun to see the thief (Parker), grifter (Sophie), hacker (Hardison), and hitter (Eliot) all work together with Nate, the mastermind, to do good, rather than bad. They still get to rob, con, hack, and fight, but now it’s against bad guys, rather than innocents. They work together well, and after this last hiatus, I’m happy to have them all back!

On tonight’s episode, “The Experimental Job,” a series of disappearances in the homeless community leads to the team having to go back to their days in college in order for them to find out the mysterious cause behind all the missing veterans that once roamed the streets.

Check it out tonight on TNT at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Leverage @ Clicker.
 

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight is the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead. Last week, Glenn proved that he’s not really that good at keeping secrets, telling Dale about both Lori’s pregnancy and the barn-o-zombies. Meanwhile, Maggie was attacked by a walker in the pharmacy. Lori finally told Rick about her condition and affair with Shane. Rick really didn’t seem very surprised or upset about the latter, but was really angry to find out that Lori had at first tried to end her pregnancy by swallowing a bunch of pills (only to throw them up seconds later). Also, Andrea proved herself to be quite the sharp shooter, and found herself turned on by their narrow escape from a zombie attack in the suburbs. The drive back to the farm with Shane took a bit of a break when Andrea expressed her feelings by grabbing Shane’s crotch. Finally, we discovered that the walkers in the barn are Hershel’s family and friends, and he is feeding them chickens to sustain them.

So how will the rest of the survivors react to the news about the barn? Will they want to kill all these walkers? And will this cause Hershel to ask them to leave? Will we ever see Sophia again, or will they finally call off the search? Will Glenn step up to more of a leadership role as Maggie requested him to? My Sundays just aren’t going to be the same without this show for the next two and a half months, and I fully expect to be left with a big cliffhanger.

In tonight’s episode, “Pretty Much Dead Already,” a grave threat rears its head from a surprise source, Rick and Hershel work together to avoid a dire situation, and Dale has it out with Shane.

See the new episode tonight on AMC at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Walking Dead @ Clicker.
 

Lisa’s Choice

Never one to shy away from any type of controversial topic, Family Guy continues to push the envelope. Seth MacFarlane always focuses on some topical issue and puts a crazy and unique spin on it. Then again, he also always likes to have family patriarch Peter attack his own family with insults—especially his daughter Meg. I guess there may be no rhyme or reason to this show, but the underlying theme to take out of this is that it’s pure hilarity. It’s unpredictable, and it’s at times irrational, but it’s pure indulgence that will tickle your funnybone!

Tonight, when the Griffins’ car breaks down in Amish country, the family ends up crusading against conservative locals. Also, Meg develops a crush on an Amish boy.

Tune in at 9/8c to FOX for an all new episode! Learn where to find episodes online of Family Guy @ Clicker.
 

Megan’s Choice #2

In the beginning, there were so many people that weren’t sure if Once Upon a Time was going to be popular. I’m happy to say that the show proved everyone wrong and it’s a big hit. Every week, we take a journey into the lives of our favorite fairytale characters, and there is no better place to be. It’s an escape from reality that’s delicious, that’s amazing every week. Last week, we saw Emma help a young girl (Cinderella), keep her baby, after she made a deal with Mr. Gold (aka Rumplestiltskin). We also learned that Graham, the town sheriff, was sleeping with Regina (aka the Wicked Queen). Whew, so much to know and so little time.

On tonight’s episode, “That Still Small Voice,” Henry puts himself in danger when he explores a sinkhole he hopes will lead to the fairy-tale world. Jiminey Cricket wants to leave the family business.

To see how Emma reacts to Henry’s trouble, tune in to ABC at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Once Upon a Time @ Clicker.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

Six chefs are left in the competition for The Next Iron Chef. I am crossing my fingers and hoping with everything I am that Anne Burrell gets the title. I’m not sure any of the others left make me want to watch as much as she does. Honestly, I think Michael Symon ruined me for all other contestants. I love John Besh and wish he could compete again, but other than him, I’m not sure I’ve found anyone else that is as fun to watch. Anne is very entertaining, and she’s funny and will interact well with the judges, competitors, and the hosts of Iron Chef America, much like Iron Chefs Symon, Flay, Batali, Cora, and Morimoto. The two newest aren’t nearly as interactive and fun to watch as the originals and Symon, but Anne Burrell would fit in well. So I have my fingers crossed!

On tonight’s episode, “New York on a Plate,” the finalists still in the competition travel to Grand Central Station in New York City, and the chefs are each assigned a specific location from which they must devise a unique culinary tale in the storytelling challenge.

See who goes home tonight on Food Network at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Next Iron Chef @ Clicker.

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One Response to If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/27/11

  1. Kyle says:

    Sundays are my probably my busiest night of TV–I watch all of these and more.

    Loved the recent “Back to the Pilot” episode of The Family Guy–so clever and entertaining.