If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/9/12

It’s the start of a new week, but thankfully, we have one more day to relax before the work week itself starts. How was your Saturday? Mine was pretty good. We all got caught up on sleep and play. My kid is in NJROTC this year, and Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday, he has to get up at 5am to be at the school for drill at 5:45am—which means his dad & I have to be up, as well. Then Friday night was their first football game (he’s in the marching band), so he was up until nearly 11pm. Then Saturday morning, we had to be up at 6am because they had drill from 7-10am, so by noon, we were all one big pile of exhausted. lol Thankfully, our Sunday is slow so we can relax and enjoy the last of our weekend. 🙂 And that means some new TV tonight. Yay!

Jenny’s Choice

Tonight is the series premiere of Breaking Amish. Here’s what TLC says about it: “In a world where ‘plain’ is considered a compliment, TLC will pull back the curtains to reveal the strict traditions of the Amish/Mennonite religion and lifestyle as cameras follow five people who have chosen to leave it behind and explore the world outside of their community. The show provides a never-before-seen look inside the lives of young men and women as they, for the first time, trade horse and buggy with taxi cabs to break out from their respective Amish/Mennonite communities in their pursuit to chase big dreams in the Big Apple. It will shed light on many ‘firsts’ for the cast members. From flying in a plane and wearing jeans to using a cell phone and electricity, the show will highlight their transition into city culture and the basic amenities that come with it. Unlike Rumspringa, these young men and women get serious about the possibility of committing to careers, life, and options for living indefinitely on the outside. But after these new experiences and the opportunity to live out dreams take flight, will they take advantage of New York and carry out their newfound lives while leaving behind the Amish/Mennonite community and their families forever?”

I’m very interested in this, even though I’m not sure I can explain why. When I first heard about it, I thought it was going to be about teenagers on Rumspringa, but it’s not, which makes it even more intriguing. I don’t know if I’ll watch anything more than the first episode, but we’ll see.

On tonight’s episode, “Jumping the Fence,” four Amish and one Mennonite leave the only home they’ve ever known to see if there is more to life. Facing being shunned by their families and possible exile from their community, these people get their first glimpse of the outside world.

See if it’s worth watching tonight on TLC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Breaking Amish @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Cupcake Wars, The Great Food Truck Race, Leverage, All American Handyman, One Car Too Far, & Copper.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

It’s been quite the season on Drop Dead Diva, and we’ve finally seen Jane (ie. Deb) move past her love (aka obsession) with Grayson and onto a fabulous relationship with Owen. The loss of Fred as Jane’s guardian angel was one that has bothered me the whole season, but Luke has grown on me—well, as much as an egotistical, materialistic angel can. The anger with the angel issues aside—I am loving the fact that Jane and Owen are so incredibly happy together, and I really hope that the wedding goes through as planned because Grayson doesn’t deserve Jane in my eyes. He seems uneasy about loving her because she’s not Deb, when really, he should just love her for the awesome Jane she is.

On tonight’s episode, “Jane’s Getting Married,” Jane and Grayson take on the case of Deb and Grayson’s friend Mark, whose wife is refusing life-saving surgery for a tumor that has suddenly made her brilliant. Kim defends Grammy Award winning singer-song writer Paige McBride, who is being sued by an ex who claims her song lyrics lead to fans trying to murder him. Parker discovers Kim’s secret, one that could change their lives forever, and Grayson finally reveals his feelings for Jane on her wedding day.

To see if Jane gets hitched without a hitch, tune in to Lifetime at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Drop Dead Diva @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Breaking Amish and The Great Food Truck Race.

Kyle’s Choice

The Great Food Truck Race is off to a great start this season. Last week, the six remaining food trucks headed to Texas, where they set up outside the stadium for the Amarillo Sox minor league baseball team. Seoul Sausage won the Truck Stop challenge by cooking the best stadium special dish, which meant they got to drive around freely while the other teams got the boot (well, at least their trucks did). With their advantage and ability to return to the stadium the next night, Seoul Sausage once again finished on top. Though, if you don’t count the $500 truck stop bonus money Seoul Sausage received, Momma’s Grizzly Grub was only $150 behind! But it was Pizza Mike’s that was sent home—the boot got them stuck in a location with no foot traffic.

It is amazing how the Asian teams always seems to dominate this race. In the first season, it was Nom Nom who took an early lead, and last season, the Korilla BBQ team was doing really well before it was discovered that they cheated unnecessarily. I’m rooting for Seoul Sausage this year, and so far, they are doing great. I’d really like to see Coast of Atlanta gone. They are generally nasty to the other teams and have this better-than-thou attitude just because they have culinary training. I’d also like to see Poppa Waffle gone—or at least, someone please chop off that stupid mustache and take away those flags!

In tonight’s episode, “Baby Got Razorback,” the five remaining teams head to the college town of Fayetteville, Ark., and are tasked with using Pop-Tarts to create breakfast dishes for hungry college students. Acclaimed teen chef Jeremy Salamon is a guest judge.

See who comes out on top and who goes home tonight on Food Network at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Great Food Truck Race @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Breaking Amish, Big Brother, Leverage, Hell on Wheels, Drop Dead Diva, Copper, Weeds, and Robot Chicken.

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