If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/10/13

There has been some incredibly insane weather around here, with some parts of Ontario getting a month’s worth of rain in just an hour! This is on top of the flooding in Alberta that recently took place. Our thoughts go out to all who are affected. On a lighter note, let’s see what’s on television tonight.

Megan’s Choice

masterchef2012smallMasterChef has been having a really good season, and I missed it last week. Last episode, we watched the contestants battle it out while cooking for a wedding, and it was an up-and-down situation. In the end, it left Lynn and Jonny competing during the elimination challenge of making macaroons. They are such delicate cookies, and Jonny couldn’t handle being gentle under pressure and he was eliminated. I was sad because I really liked him!

On tonight’s episode, “11 Chefs Compete/10 Chefs Compete,” actress and restaurateur Eva Longoria surprises the contestants and selects Mexican-inspired ingredients for the mystery box challenge. The contestant who creates the most impressive restaurant-quality dish will determine which food basket each of the remaining contestants will receive in the elimination round. Later, in the team challenge, the home cooks hit the beach and cook fish tacos for more than 100 hungry surfers. The surfers will determine the winning team, who will earn a huge surprise: tickets to the 2013 MLB All-Star Game in New York City, airing Tuesday, July 16, on FOX. Meanwhile, the losing team faces a pressure test and must cook a perfect chicken breast three ways. In the end, two more contestants will go home.

To see how your favorite does, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The American Baking Competition, Camp, The Bridge, and America’s Got Talent.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice #1

thebridgesmallThere are a lot of crime dramas that say their stories are “ripped from the headlines,” but FX’s new show, The Bridge, is truly one on the cutting edge of what’s happening in the U.S. today. This crime thriller explores the tensions on the U.S.-Mexico border. An American judge known for her anti-immigration views is found dead on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez, and a female detective from the El Paso PD has to work with a man from the Chihuahua State Police in Mexico to catch a murderer killing people on both sides of the border. The show stars Demián Bichir (Weeds) as Marco Ruiz, the Mexican policeman, and Diane Kruger as Sonya Cross, the detective from El Paso, as well as Annabeth Gish (Pretty Little Liars, Brotherhood) & Ted Levine (Luck, Monk).

I’m really looking forward to this one. I don’t know if it’ll hold my interest past the first episode, but it LOOKS like it’s going to be good. I’ve got my fingers crossed that the leads have great chemistry and that they manage to mix in a little humor along with the drama so it isn’t all dark and depressing all the time.

On tonight’s 90-minute premiere episode, “Pilot,” when a body is found on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez, two detectives, one from the United States and one from Mexico, must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the border.

Find out how well the two countries can work together tonight on FX at 10/9c.
 

Kyle’s Choice

campsmallTonight, NBC premieres the new comedy/drama series Camp (not to be confused with USA’s reality competition series Summer Camp, which I’ll be recommending for tomorrow). The series stars Rachel Griffiths as a divorced owner of the Little Otter Family Camp, who runs the camp along with her teenage son. The series has all the humor and drama that you’d expect from a typical summer camp feature film. From the camper pranks to love between counselors, and even the developer who wants to buy out the camp owner. I’ve seen the first 3 episodes, and I’ve really enjoyed the show—it’s a perfect summer series. It does a great job of mixing the drama of the various camp residents’ personal lives along with a lot of humor.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” camp owner and director Mackenzie “Mack” Granger considers a buyout offer from a competing resort as she struggles to keep her organization afloat. Meanwhile, her 15-year-old son Buzz prepares for his first year as a counselor in training; fellow CIT Kip is hiding a secret; Mack’s handyman expresses an interest in her; and a yearly romance is reignited between the camp’s two lead counselors.

Find out if this new “campy” show’s for you tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, The American Baking Competition, Family Tools, MasterChef, Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, The Bridge, Franklin & Bash, Royal Pains, and Futurama.
 

JJ’s Choice

melissajoey710smallThis season, it’s really time for Mel and Joe to end up together on Melissa & Joey. They both, at separate times, have been longing for each other, and now Austin (the always sexy Trevor Donovan) has taken Mel. Still, the show does a great job of mixing the four main characters, and it really is one of my favorite summer comedies!

On tonight’s episode, “The Unkindest Cut,” Mel is taken aback when she finds out that Austin doesn’t want kids, while Joe tries to convince Mel not to give up on that dream by introducing her to their neighbor’s baby (Melissa Joan Hart’s real life son, Tucker). Meanwhile, Lennox can’t motivate herself to write her college entrance paper and hires Ryder to be her full-time babysitter.

See if Mel makes a choice between children or a future with Austin tonight on ABC Family at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching MasterChef, Baby Daddy, Hot in Cleveland, and The Challenge (Rivals 2!!).
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

americanbakingcompetitionsmallThe American Baking Competition’s season comes to an end tonight, and what fun it’s been! I’ve quite enjoyed this show, although I have to say I’m a little surprised at the remaining contestants. Not the women—I called Francine and Darlene as two of my picks from the beginning. But honestly, I wish Brian had gone home weeks ago. Up until this last week, he didn’t do very well in the competition (running middle of the pack most weeks), and he is an arrogant ass. I wanted James to be the last guy standing at the end, but it wasn’t to be. He got sent packing last week. So my pick going into the finale is Francine. She absolutely cracks me up, and her crush on Paul Hollywood is really amusing. I’ve also loved Jeff Foxworthy as the host. He’s so great—funny, charming, sweet…

On tonight’s episode, “Finale,” as the final three bakers compete in a winner-take-all battle for $250,000 and a cookbook contract, the pressure reaches an all-time high, leading one of them to break down. Also, the contestants face their toughest challenges yet when they need to use peanuts in their Signature Bakes, as well as make 72 American flag-inspired miniature desserts for their Showstoppers.

Find out who rises to the top and who falls flat tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing MasterChef, Melissa & Joey, America’s Got Talent, Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, Royal Pains, Hot in Cleveland, The Exes, Top Shot, & The Soul Man.

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