If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/7/12

Well, Americans voted, and Barack Obama will remain president for another four years. Whether you voted Obama or Romney, at least we’re lucky to live in a country where we have the power to make our own choices, right? On to some other news, you can make your choice again by picking what you want to watch on TV, and we’re here to help you with our recommendations for the night. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

Last week’s The Neighbors was fantastically funny and so sweet it made me “aww” several times. Debbie became crazed while trying to plan Abby’s birthday, and that led to unhappiness for everyone. After explaining to their alien neighbors what a birthday & birthday party was, when she finally explained to Jackie why she was behaving that way (after everything started falling apart), Jackie took it upon herself to get her alien friends to help sort it all out so Debbie could relax and enjoy the day. In the end, it was successful, even if it wasn’t perfectly the way Debbie had first envisioned. Also, Jackie convinced her husband Larry to learn more about the humans by going to work with Marty. Marty showed up in a hard hat, short-sleeved dress shirt, tie, dress pants, construction/hiking boots, a lunch pail, and a shovel, which was hysterically funny. In the end, though, one of my “aww” moments was Larry finishing Marty’s accounting work so Marty could go home to help Debbie and enjoy their daughter’s birthday party. The other “aww” moment for me was when Reggie tried to give Amber a birthday present, even though it wasn’t her birthday. His first gift (a tile with all the events of the universe or whatever since the day of her birth drawn on it) was amazing. But then she argued that basically, she missed her old home and friends, etc. So he surprised her at the end by painting a beautiful mural on her wall of her old street with a card/plaque thing that said something about her old street from her new friend, happy non-birthday. It was adorable.

I love this show because it’s so wacky and so crazy, but so much fun and can be so sweet like last week. It’s one of my favorite new comedies in a while.

On tonight’s episode, “50 Shades of Green,” Marty and Debbie find out all the facts of alien love when Zabvronian mating season coincides with their wedding anniversary. Debbie longs for a little more romance in her marriage after she learns about the more cerebral Zabvronian way, while Jackie Joyner-Kersee is fascinated by humans’ more physical approach. Meanwhile, a handsome jock invites Amber to a make-out party and she decides to go, with Reggie Jackson tagging along. (Gotta love the play on the title, huh?)

See all the fun comparisons of alien and human sex tonight on ABC at 8:30/7:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Neighbors @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Criminal Minds, Modern Family, CSI, Chicago Fire, Cajun Pawn Stars, Arrow, and Top Chef.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

Last week’s episode of The X Factor had us watching some insane stage shows—I mean, come on. What was with some of Demi’s group? It was like a sideshow gone wrong. She also completely made the wrong choice with sending Willie home, because while he isn’t as flashy as CeCe, at least he’s not a soulless machine who fakes cries every time she thinks she’s going home. (Sorry, outside voice…) ‘Sister C’ is incredibly annoying (so glad they went home), and I am hating Khloe and Mario as the hosts—another terrible hosting choice. Overall, I’m really hoping these judges get their acts together, because as of now, I’m not liking this season as much.

On tonight’s episode, “Top Finalists Perform,” after surviving the initial elimination following their first live performances of the season, the remaining 12 acts prepare for their first performance open to voting by at-home viewers; Simon reveals 1432’s new group name.

To see if these contestants, judges and hosts can get their stuff together, tune into FOX at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of The X Factor @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Criminal Minds, CSI, Suburgatory, Top Chef, The Voice, and Arrow.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, 21 new chefs battle it out on the season premiere of Top Chef: Seattle. I always enjoy the challenges, dishes, and drama of Top Chef. I especially enjoy those tasks that have the chefs cooking with unconventional ingredients and/or materials. With 21 contestants this year, it’s going to take a while to get to know all of them and determine who I’m going to root for. This year, the series heads to Seattle—however, I never really understood why that matters. Much like with Survivor (which also adds a location name to its title each season), once the competitors are doing their tasks, it’s not like you can really tell where they are! The kitchen looks the same no matter where they are. That said, Allez Cuisine!—ops, wrong show.

In tonight’s episode, “The Ultimate Chef Test,” season 10 opens with 21 chefs battling for culinary honors in Seattle.

See how the chefs stack up this season on Bravo at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Top Chef @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, Criminal Minds, CSI, The Middle, The Neighbors, Modern Family, Suburgatory, Nashville, Arrow, Supernatural, American Horror Story, and Life After Top Chef.

JJ’s Choice

This season, Suburgatory has been on a roll with all three episodes until now being hilarious. Last week, Ryan was being his stupid self while Dallas took her life coach with her on her date with George. Especially the growing relationship between George and Dallas will probably be a very good source for some laughs in the future.

On tonight’s episode, “Foam Finger,” Dalia tries to become best friends with her dad’s fiancé, and without a leader, the KKK (Kimantha, Kenzie, and Kaitlyn) turn to Tessa and Lisa, while George and Dallas get intimate, but it’s not what George envisioned.

Find out what Dallas does on ABC at 9:31/8:31c. Learn where to find episodes online of Suburgatory @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching Arrow, The Voice, The X Factor, Modern Family, and The Challenge.

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