If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/5/13

As I write this, I am sitting here itching like crazy—the stupid mosquitoes and black flies are ridiculous this year. It’s almost better to stay inside! The worst is when they bite the top of your toes, because it’s near impossible to scratch properly. Seriously, I’m going nutty. (Ok…nuttier than usual. 😉 ) While I sit here and complain about my stupid bug bites, let’s see what’s on TV to distract me from scratching.

Megan’s Choice

americanbakingcompetitionsmallLast week, I tuned in to watch the premiere of The American Baking Competition, hosted by the hilarious Jeff Foxworthy, and I wasn’t disappointed. That was one hard challenge, because pie is no joke—especially in the States. You all take your pie seriously. Truth be told, I wanted to be a taste tester for those pies, but I’m sure my butt wouldn’t appreciate it. 🙂

On tonight’s episode, “Cookies,” one baker gets burned for lying to the judges; another baker’s cookies receive rave reviews; a baker crumbles under the pressure.

To see whose cookies get burnt, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching MasterChef, Baby Daddy, Melissa & Joey, and The Lookout.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

masterchef2012smallI love MasterChef, although I hate the bitchiness and in-fighting. There are always a few contestants who think they are better and above everyone else, and their attitudes always stink. Natasha is that person for me so far this season—or at least one of them. I really don’t like her at all, and her attitude sucks, especially about Krissi…who isn’t actually innocent. She’s loud and abrasive, and while she doesn’t deserve Natasha’s scorn, she brings some of it on herself, I think. Last week’s Mystery Box Challenge was about “simple” ingredients: potato, chocolate, tomato, and bacon. It was interesting to see what the cooks came up with. The top three standouts were Natasha, Bime, and—much to Natasha’s surprise—Krissi. Natasha won and got to choose the “high-end” ingredient for the next challenge: veal chops, Stilton blue cheese, or langoustine shellfish. She chose the langoustine. In the end, Howard, Malcolm, and Sasha were the bottom three. The judges saw potential in Malcolm and Howard more than they did in Sasha, so she was sent home.

I would be glad to see Natasha go, but I have a feeling she’ll be around for a while because she DOES know how to cook. I just wish she had less of the attitude she has. 🙁

On tonight’s 2-hour episode, “Top 18 Compete/Top 17 Compete,” in their first team challenge, the Top 18 home cooks face their pickiest judges yet when they visit a local elementary school and are tasked to create a healthy, balanced meal for over 300 school children. Then, judge Gordon Ramsay cooks alongside the home cooks and prepares a dish using the mystery box ingredients, including cod. Two more home cooks will leave the MasterChef kitchen for good.

See who impresses and who goes home tonight on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The American Baking Competition, Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, & Top Shot.

Kyle’s Choice

melissajoeysmallIt’s nice to have Melissa & Joey back on ABC Family—and they’ll be around for quite a while, as the the third season has already been extended and a fourth season has been ordered. Last week, Joe felt like he was no longer really needed as a nanny and started looking at other job opportunities. Mel got worried that this would mean that Joe would no longer be a part of her life. So when Ryder got expelled from school, she saw it as an opportunity to make Joe feel useful again by hiring him as Ryder’s tutor for the remainder of the school year.

I like that I can always count on this show for a half hour of just fun, classic sitcom-style humor. With a fourth season already announced, I suspect they will hold off a full-blown Mel/Joe relationship for another season. So while it looked like things were getting close at the end of season 2, we’ll probably be back to the will they/won’t they and the pair watching one another date the wrong people.

On tonight’s episode, “Toxic Parents,” Mel and Joe realize their new flames are connected: They’re a divorced couple. Elsewhere, Lennox is displeased when her boyfriend orders her not to get a tattoo; and Ryder misses being in school.

Find out if Mel and Joe can handle it or not tonight on ABC Family at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The American Baking Competition, Family Tools, How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life), MasterChef, and Baby Daddy.

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