If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/9/13

I’m so glad it’s Sunday, because that means a new week of great TV (with even more premieres this week!). Then again, being Sunday means it’s also halfway through the weekend… It’s quite the dichotomy! I both love it and hate it. As for TV, there’s some fun stuff on tonight, so to see what we’re recommending tonight, keep reading. 😉

Jenny’s Choice

hgtvstarsmallTonight is the season premiere of HGTV Star (fka HGTV Design Star). I love this show because I’m a big fan of design shows and the challenges they put the contestants through can be almost brutal. I love David Bromstad, who was the Season 1 winner, as the host. He knows what the contestants are going through, and he’s just a nice, fun guy. Vern Yip and Genevieve Gorder are great as judges, and this season, Sabrina Soto joins them on the judging panel. I really enjoy her as well, so I’m looking forward to the new season.

On tonight’s episode, “A Brand New Season,” ten gifted contenders will compete for their own show on HGTV. Host and mentor David Bromstad gives the designers their first challenge: to create a vignette, or section of a room, that represents their personal style or brand. To make their space really distinctive, each designer will have the opportunity to create their own original fabric and wallpaper. The challenge winner will have an item from his or her space adapted for sale on the popular website One King’s Lane. Stress levels are high as the designers race against time to showcase their POVs and prove that they deserve to be the next HGTV Star.

Check out the new designers and see who you’re going to root for tonight on HGTV at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Food Network Star.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

foodnetworkstar2013smallI’m not sure what it is about cooking shows that I love so much, but I believe part of the allure is that I enjoy cooking, so therefore I am entertained by learning new things. Tonight, I’ll be getting my fill of kitchen drama watching Food Network Star. Last week in the premiere episode, the 12 cooks arrived to compete for the dream job of hosting their own show on the Food Network. They all got to meet the awesome mentors of Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, and Alton Brown, who helped get them ready to audition. I am jealous of them getting to spend time with Bobby Flay, because he is simply fantastic, in my opinion. The challenge of the week was creating a dish that highlighted potatoes, and Chad’s latkes looked delicious. At the end of the day, Daniela was found to be lacking the necessary skills to have her own show. I have to agree. She just didn’t scream star to me either.

On tonight’s episode, “Burger Bash,” the finalists must create the best burger they’ve ever made and do a live demo for 100 burger lovers, who then will decide by vote on which of them must go home.

To see who has it in them to continue on in the competition, tune in to the Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The 67th Annual Tony Awards, HGTV Star, Game of Thrones, and The Client List.

Kyle’s Choice

gameofthrones69smallTonight is the season finale of Game of Thrones. Last week’s episode was so amazing and left me speechless as the silent credits rolled. I was not expecting them to kill off Robb Stark and his mother—I wanted him to ultimately sit atop the iron throne! Arya arrived just as Walder Frey was exacting his massacre of the Starks and their army—I guess she can add another name to her Emily Thorne-style revenge list! Meanwhile, the last of the Stark brothers split up for their own journeys (and nearly met up with their half-brother, Jon Snow), but only after Bran discovered that he could use his powers to control humans as well as animals.

What I love about the show is that no major character is ever safe—we saw that back in season one. Unlike the networks who do spoilerly promos like “someone will die tonight,” HBO didn’t promote last week’s episode as anything special, and this preserved the total shock factor. I also have to give props to the book readers, who have been keeping this quiet for three years! I have no idea what to expect tonight—last week was all about the Starks/Freys, so perhaps we’ll be seeing how the Targaryen and Lannister clans are advancing toward the throne—or trying to ensure they hold onto it.

On tonight’s episode, “Mhysa,” Tywin is challenged by Joffrey; Bran tells a ghost story; an unusual act of mercy plays out at Dragonstone; and time will tell if Daenerys is a conqueror or a liberator.

I’ll also be watching/recording The 67th Annual Tony Awards, Food Network Star, Falling Skies, The Killing, Mad Men, Veep, Family Tree, Nurse Jackie, and The Venture Bros.

JJ’s Choice

fallingskies69smallTonight marks the return of Falling Skies, and I couldn’t be more excited. I checked in on the show right before season 2 started airing, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Last season, we got quite some information on the skitters and the children, but now there’s another alien invasion. It will be exciting to see if they are friend or foe and if they can help the remaining humans. And then there’s Hal with a creature still in him… (So gross!)

On tonight’s first episode, “On Thin Ice,” seven months after the events in Charleston, S.C., Tom finds himself in political office continuing the ongoing resistance against the alien invaders. A shaky alliance leaves suspicions circulating within the group. Hal suffers from nightmares.

Then on the second episode, “Collateral Damage,” Tom seeks the advice of a nuclear specialist in the hopes of find a way to neutralize the powers of the alien invaders. A drastic decision is made. Ann begins to suspect there is something wrong with her newborn child.

See the drama and excitement start tonight on TNT at 9/8c & 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The 67th Annual Tony Awards, Game of Thrones, and Veep. (Too much TV!!)

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