If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/9/12

Sweeps is in full swing, and I already have a backlog of over two dozen episodes of shows to watch, just from May, and each night brings even more! Tis the season for fall/winter shows to come to an end and new summer shows to get started – although we only have one of each tonight with the CSI season 12 finale & the Around the World in 80 Plates series premiere. Read on to find out what we suggest you watch – or add to your overflowing DVR – tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

One of the Wednesday ABC comedies I always enjoy is Modern Family. Last week, we saw the return of Phil’s neighbor/friend Andre, who talked Phil into buying a new sports car. Meanwhile, Jay wanted to try to impress his old high school football buddies by arriving at his reunion in style, but he kept having problems with his transportation. And Lily lost her favorite stuffed bunny on a commuter train, but Cam and Mitchell decided to call it a loss after they saw it being used as a tissue by a homeless man.

While the Dunphy’s (particularly Phil) are my favorite part of the show, it’s always great to see everyone interacting as a large family. Last week, the stories were pretty much segregated, so I’m really looking forward to tonight’s episode, where once again, the entire gang is going on a big family vacation. It should be another fun-filled episode!

In tonight’s episode, “Disneyland,” the entire Pritchett clan goes to Disneyland, where Phil has trouble keeping up with Luke, Claire is surprised by an encounter with Dylan, Jay and Gloria debate suitable footwear, and Mitchell and Cameron cope with Lily’s recent inclination to run anywhere at anytime.

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

Tonight, I’ll also be recording/watching Survivor, Criminal Minds, CSI, The Middle, Suburgatory, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23, Revenge, Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis, Around the World in 80 Plates, and Total Blackout.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Lisa’s Choice #1

The Hamptons continued to swelter last week on Revenge! Daniel’s impending release had everyone on edge as the press were growing more and more hostile. The SEC began their investigation into Grayson Global and Conrad Grayson. Emily uncovered a new photograph that was taken of her father on the day of his death. This photograph led her to more clues about how her father died, as well as to a mystery woman who turned out to be Nolan’s aunt. It also led her to a brand new and ominous target in the form of the man with white hair. Charlotte was expelled from school when her pill bottle was discovered in her school locker, and she sure made Declan pay for his role in her expulsion. Plus, Daniel learned from Jack about his role and whereabouts the night Tyler was killed.

Tonight’s episode, “Legacy,” includes a flashback to 2002 in the Hamptons. Emily is still Amanda Clarke and is wayward and very reckless until Nolan is able to convince her to read her father’s journals. Things finally sink in for Amanda, and she starts staking out the Grayson home, identifying the key Grayson Global players that her father describes in the journal, as well as piecing together the truth. Amanda’s anger and frustration builds into desperate determination and focus. This is where everything begins for Amanda, the genesis of her plan and how to execute it, and how to bring justice to her father.

Find out where sweet revenge began at 10/9c on ABC. Learn where to find episodes online of Revenge @ Clicker.

Jenny’s Choice

Tonight is the series premiere of a new cooking competition show on Bravo called Around the World in 80 Plates. The show features 12 chefs as they travel across the globe testing their skills and determination. In each episode, the contestants will travel to a different international city, where they will learn the local customs, cultures, and cuisines as they participate in a gauntlet of culinary challenges. Ultimately, they will face-off in a kitchen takeover where they will not only recreate, but reinvent the menus for world-renowned restaurants and their demanding owners. It’s hosted by celebrity chefs Curtis Stone & Cat Cora.

I love cooking competitions, such as Chopped, Iron Chef America, etc. So when I first heard about this, I was thrilled. Normally, I don’t watch them unless they are on Food Network (I never got into Top Chef, for example…), but I am excited to start with this one to see if it can capture my interest from the start.

On tonight’s premiere, “London Calling,” the journey begins in London, England where the 12 chefs take over a Gastropub and serve food to Nigella Lawson.

See it tonight on Bravo at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Around the World in 80 Plates @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’m also going to be watching/DVRing Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, Suburgatory, Modern Family, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23, Law & Order: SVU, Restaurant: Impossible, & Happily Divorced.

Megan’s Choice

Law & Order: SVU has been intense all season long, and I have been loving the eye candy that the addition of Amaro (Danny Pino) has brought. Sexy cast aside, there have been some really hard hitting story lines this season, and last week’s creepy episode about a sperm donor wasn’t disappointing. James Van Der Beek was super disturbing in his role as the vindictive man framing the doctor, while he sleeps with all of these teenage girls. I thought I’d never watch SVU again after Stabler left, but Amaro has renewed my love for the show.

On tonight’s episode, “Learning Curve,” a string of hate crimes hit close to home for Fin when his son’s fiance is brutally attacked. SVU investigates allegations of a teacher acting inappropriately at a private school.

To see how Fin deals with this sad situation, tune in to NBC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Law & Order: SVU @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching American Idol, Suburgatory, Criminal Minds, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23, and CSI.

Lisa’s Choice #2

Last week on Don’t Turst the B—- in Apt 23, June received a wedding invitation that was addressed to both her and her ex-fiance. June had been designated to attend the wedding after their breakup, but she couldn’t bring herself to go. Seeing June down in the dumps made Chloe decide to give June a confidence makeover. Unfortunately, the makeover went over a little too well, and Chloe’s spotlight soon was dulled by June’s. Never one to be outshined, Chloe made sure June got to sparkle, but not as brightly as her.

On an all new episode, “Making Rent,” June struggles to make ends meet and ends up coming up with a creative way in order to make some extra money for the month’s rent. She decides to mass produce and sell her homemade jam, but when Chloe gets in on the action, she takes it to a whole other level. Also, James Van Der Beek launches his very own line of super skinny jeans which he calls Beek Jeans.

Can this eclectic group of friends keep their heads above the water? Find out at 9:30/8:30c on ABC! Learn where to find episodes online of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23 @ Clicker.

Tonight, I am also watching The Middle, Suburgatory, and Modern Family!

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