If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/16/12

We’re almost at the end of the week, and what a week it’s been—in terms of real life AND TV. There’s some great stuff on tonight, so read on to find out what we think you should be watching.

Jenny’s Choice

There’s a special on ABC tonight called Time Machine Chefs which looks really fun, especially if you enjoy cooking competition shows. If you’re a history buff, you might enjoy it, as well. Here’s what ABC has to say about it: “Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a chef in 1416 A.D., or to cook in a medieval castle for kings and queens during the Tudor era? Well fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a journey through time. With no modern appliances, amenities, running water or electricity, four popular chefs must create culinary masterpieces—and impress three esteemed judges—with only basic kitchen equipment, their imaginations, and craftsmanship. Only one chef will be crowned The Greatest Chef in History. The judging table consists of chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Nancy Silverton, Dave Arnold of the French Culinary Institute in New York City, and chef and cookbook author Silvena Rowe of Quince in London’s May Fair Hotel.” The four chefs include Art Smith & Chris Cosentino, both of whom are competing in the current season of Top Chef Masters. I love Chris, and I like Art, although I think sometimes he thinks he’s better than everyone else and he shows it… I don’t know the other two chefs: Ilan Hall, who won season 2 of Top Chef, and Jill Davie, a private chief in California.

I believe this is a one-time special, but Art Smith was on The Chew the other day, and it sounded like there was another one… I can’t find any info for that, so for now, I’m going on the assumption that it is indeed a one-off. Even if that’s the case, I’ll enjoy it!

Don’t miss the one-hour special tonight on ABC at 9/8c.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Oh Sit!, Rookie Blue, Sullivan & Son, Burn Notice, & Extreme Chef.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

Rookie Blue seriously had me on the edge of my seat last week with Gail missing—I was in tears. What an emotional episode! Gail being found was wonderful, but when Jerry died I was crying. It was also so poignant that Noelle was delivering her baby girl with Traci there to help while Jerry was dying trying to save Gail. I hated this episode but loved it at the same time—such a rollercoaster.

On tonight’s episode, “Cold Comforts,” in the aftermath of a tragic loss, the officers must recover a stolen laptop containing information that could compromise a drug informant, whose motives arouse suspicion in Sam and cause a rift between him and Andy.

To see if this fan favorite couple can survive this striking loss, tune in to ABC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Rookie Blue @ Clicker.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, IFC is premiering a new comedy series, Bullet in the Face. The show follows Gunter Vogler (Max Williams), a career criminal who discovers he has been given a new face and is forced to work undercover to help the police track and take down the city’s top crime lords. Two of these notorious men are played by guest stars Eddie Izzard and Eric Roberts.

It is a little disconcerting that IFC will be airing all six episodes of the series over the next two nights, beginning with the first three episodes tonight. This almost feels like a burn off under the guise of a special two-night event. However, the main reason why I’m interested in checking this show out is that it was created by Alan Spencer, who also created the hilarious ’80s cop comedy Sledgehammer!. I’m hoping this series will rekindle that snappy, non-politically correct humor that made that show so much fun.

In tonight’s first episode, “Meet Gunter Vogler,” Vogler exhibits more dangerous tendencies as a cop than he did when he was on the wrong side of the law. Then, in “Angel of Death,” Gunter and his reluctant new partner investigate a priest’s suicide, and Gunter’s shady past life proves to be a blessing in disguise as they uncover a conspiracy that leads to a crafty mobster. Finally, in “Drug of Choice,” Gunter uses his newfound position as a cop to mentor a homicidal young lad, but he soon realizes that the kid may be involved in a drug-trafficking operation run by a major crime lord.

Tune in tonight on IFC at 10/9c, 10:30/9:30c, & 11/10c. Learn where to find episodes online of Bullet in the Face @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Time Machine Chefs, Rookie Blue, Saving Hope, Wilfred, Extreme Chef, Suits, Awkward, Childrens Hospital, and NTSF:SD:SUV::.

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