If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/19/12

I would like to start by saying that until recently, I have been a loyal Chevrolet lover, but my fiascos with my van lately have made me reassess this love. My Uplander seems to enjoy being broken more than it enjoys running properly – and we actually maintain our vehicle. As I type this, my van is sitting in my driveway, waiting to be towed yet again, after it decided it needs a new fuel pump and some sensor. *sigh* Perhaps it’s time for me to look at a different brand of van or SUV. Any suggestions? While you think about my vehicle situation, let’s discuss television tonight, because that’s a topic we have lots of opinions on.

Megan’s Choice

Considering my usual distaste for reality dating shows, some of you may be surprised by my choice of Love in the Wild for tomorrow. Put those judgmental thoughts away, because this show is pure entertainment. Let’s take a bunch of sexy singles, pair them up, and then send them on some wild adventures. Wait… Let’s really mess with their heads and add an extra guy to each team so that the girl has to choose between the two men. As if that isn’t enough, let’s punish them with poor living conditions if they come in anything under 4th. Whew. Crazy. Last week, I found myself really loving Ben and Jenny together. They are absolutely adorable, and they’d better stay together! Unfortunately, at the end of last episode, they brought some girls in to give the guys a chance to choose between two people (I suppose it’s fair, but far less fun! 🙂 ). Hopefully Ben is smart and stays with Jenny, because she’s the best girl on the show by far. [Note from Jenny: Of course she is! She’s got the right name for it! 😉 ]

On tonight’s episode, the new trios are forced to bond quickly as their challenge leads them into a dark abyss. They are shackled together to endure a rigorous challenge through the jungle and into a smouldering bat cave. The winning trio enjoys a romantic sailboat cruise, while the emotional Couple’s Choice Ceremony brings surprise rejections and sends six women home without finding love in the wild.

To see how your favorites make out at tonight’s ceremony, tune in to NBC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Love in the Wild @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, Jane by Design, and The Glee Project.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

Last week’s Rizzoli & Isles was great because not only did we get the normal, interesting case, we got some great family moments plus Jane & Maura finished working through the tension they’ve had since last season’s finale. Maura nearly died after the bad guys caused a wreck with the car she & Jane were in, and I guess that put a lot of things in perspective. Things may not be completely ok yet, but they are much better.

I love this show. Each of the characters brings something different & fun to the show, and I love the cases and personal stories. It’s a show I look forward to every week, and if you haven’t been watching, I urge you to give it a shot. If you like cop shows or even shows about women and their friendships & relationships with their families, I really think you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

On tonight’s episode, “This is How a Heart Breaks,” when Maura meets a new guy named Dennis in a very unusual way, he opens up a different side of her. And Jane is filled with mixed emotions after someone from her past returns. Eddie Cibrian (The Playboy Club, CSI: Miami, Invasion, Third Watch) & Chris Vance guest star.

Don’t miss it tonight on TNT at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Rizzoli & Isles @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, America’s Got Talent, HGTV Design Star, Chopped, & Franklin & Bash.

Kyle’s Choice

In last night’s episode of MasterChef, Frank was captain of the blue team and Dave was captain of the red team. For the challenge of serving 201 marines, Frank went Italian with chicken and pasta, while Dave went American with BBQ Pork Chop. While they were waiting for the results, Ryan told the women on his team “if ever there was a time to flash a nip.” However, despite serving raw pork chops (and a lack of exposed nipples), the red team still manged to eek out a win by 16 votes.

So the blue team had to participate in the first pressure test of the season. Frank got to choose someone to be exempt—including himself. First, he offered to save Felix, but when she refused, he chose Scott, who also said no. But his third choice, Stacey, finally accepted the free pass. For the test, they had to bake an apple pie. Blind Christine constantly doubted herself, but in the end, her pie ended up being one of the best. Frank and Felix’s pies also turned out well. Scott’s pie was a disaster on the outside but tasted good inside. And Michael’s cheese-covered, watery pie sent him home.

I don’t understand why anyone would ever give up a free pass to the next round. If I had been Frank, I would have kept it for myself in a heartbeat—and certainly would not have refused it if offered! Out of the blue team that was at risk, I was so happy to see Felix and Christine move on, as they are a couple of my favorites. Though, I would have rather seen Scott go home over making a stupid decision to refuse the exemption (especially after he was almost eliminated last week). I liked Michael and wish he was still in the competition.

In tonight’s episode, “Top 15 Compete,” fifteen hopefuls remain, and they’re tasked with creating unique dishes using unconventional—and unappetizing—cuts of meat in a challenge that tests their resourcefulness.

See it tonight on FOX at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of MasterChef @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching Hell’s Kitchen, Jane by Design, Chopped, Rizzoli & Isles, Franklin & Bash, The Glee Project, and Workaholics.

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