If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/31/13

Welcome to Hump Day! I had a great Tuesday night. It’s one of my favorite nights for TV because I have stuff left over from Monday plus all the great TV. I laughed my way through Whose Line, worried through Rizzoli & Isles, and just generally had a good night. There’s a lot of great TV on tonight, too, on this last day of July, which makes me VERY happy. So check out our recommendations for what you should be watching tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

meljoey731smallI’m a big fan of comedies, and one of my favorite summer comedies is Melissa & Joey. They’re finding a way to make the “Ryder being home schooled” thing work, although I’m not sure WHY they did it. Meanwhile, last week, Mel and Joe learned that Zander and Lennox had already had sex, and when Lennox wrote on her blog about it only being okay, Zander broke up with her. Joe got angry, but it turned out that Zander was mad because she wrote about it. He didn’t break up with her because he’d finally gotten sex from her. That was a really adult story line—and more than a little awkward to watch with my 15yo son, although I guess somewhat appropriate, since we’ve had to deal with what to share and what not to share on Facebook. heh Ryder’s story line about him and his naïve girlfriend was funny, as was meeting her two moms. Watching Ryder trying to play the bad boy was pretty humerous.

I love this show, but I’m hoping we’ll see some movement on the Mel/Joe relationship front soon. Driving me nuts! 🙂

On tonight’s episode, “Good Morning Toledo,” Mel and Joe are invited to co-host a week of “Good Morning Toledo,” which Mel thinks will help her earn voters. Their constant bickering on air garners rave reviews with the audience, and they’re an instant hit. But when the secret to their popularity turns out to be talking a little too personally about Lennox and Ryder, they have to decide if fame or family is more important.

See if they make the right decision tonight on ABC Family at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Got Talent, MasterChef, Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, Hot in Cleveland, Top Chef Masters, Top Shot, The Exes, & The Soul Man.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

thebridge731smallI have been glued to every episode of The Bridge since it started. It’s filled with some excellent police drama. The female lead of Sonya (Diane Kruger) reminds me slightly of Dr. Brennan from Bones, in the way that she sometimes blurts out the truth bluntly, making it difficult for her co-workers to relate. All of this aside, Sonya manages to help Marco work on the serial killer case that is affecting both Mexico and the U.S.—giving him a bit of hope in the helping to clean up his jurisdiction. Last episode, we watched as Maria was tied to a stake and left to waste away in the sun—such an intense episode.

On tonight’s episode, “Maria of the Desert,” Maria’s broadcast continues; Sonya searches for the girl’s location; Marco works a unique ransom angle.

To see where this all will go, tune in to FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching MasterChef, Camp, Top Chef Masters, and America’s Got Talent.

Kyle’s Choice

masterchef2012smallMasterChef is probably my favorite show of the ever-growing Gordon Ramsay TV empire. I like that it’s not all about yelling at the contestants, but helping them to become great chefs. Last week, both teams were able to produce some pretty amazing dishes roughing it in the wilderness with minimal resources—I thought the blue team was robbed with their quail egg pasta! However, they were sent to the pressure test, and the red team chose to save Krissi, believing her to be the weakest. This left the judges with a difficult elimination decision between three of the season’s top chefs—Jessie, Jordan, and Bri. In the end, it was Bri who was eliminated for serving raw eclairs.

I can’t stand Natasha and Krissi. While both can cook, their attitudes are just horrible. Natasha is just mean, and Krissi goes from being nice to a raging you-know-what at the drop of a coin—and her accent is so grating. I am rooting for Jessie, Jordan, or the hilarious Luca to take home the prize!

On tonight’s episode, “Top 7 Compete,” the Top 7 chefs compete in a mystery box challenge in which they create dishes inspired by their loved ones. Later, an elimination round featuring a tag-team sushi challenge takes place.

Find out who goes home tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Futurama, Big Brother, Camp, Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, The Bridge, Top Chef Masters, Franklin & Bash, and Royal Pains.

JJ’s Choice

hotincleveland724smallLast week’s episode of Hot in Cleveland was spectacular. The flashes to the life of Melanie and Alec with kids were bittersweet, and I quickly realized it was probably a break-up episode. But it was done to perfection, with an amazing emotional impact at the end to boot. I was sad to see the episode/break, but I did feel like the story with Alec was done. So now it’s time to move on with the season and see if Emmet and Victoria will end up together.

On tonight’s episode, “The Fixer,” Melanie, reeling from her break-up, finds a rebound in alcohol and the unsavory Danny. Victoria hires a shady lawyer to help her jailed fiancé, while Joy and Elka get competitive in film class. A conflict of interest causes Melanie to juggle two men, including blast from the past, Dr. Everett. Tom Arnold & Jack Wagner guest star.

Find out if who Melanie chooses (if anyone) tonight on TV Land at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, MasterChef, and The Challenge.

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