If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/7/13

I can’t believe that we are in August already, because that means school is just around the corner—it really is the most magical time of the year. 🙂 Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids, but holy cow, it’s been it’s been a long summer. While I daydream about a kid-free coffee break, let’s see what you should be watching tonight.

Megan’s Choice

masterchef2012smallMasterChef has been taking us on an emotional rollercoaster this season, especially last week. I was sobbing in my living room last week because there was no one there for Krissi. Everyone else’s family member walked out from under the mystery box, and then they showed her a video of her son instead. Poor Krissi looked so heartbroken. On a different note, Krissi and Natasha kicked ass in the sushi challenge—putting Luca in his place. I like Krissi and hope she wins.

On tonight’s episode, “Top 6 Compete,” previously eliminated contestants get the chance to get back in the competition by perfectly frying an egg and preparing a salmon dish.

To see which previous contestant gets to come back, tune in to FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Top Chef Masters and The Bridge.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

meljoey87smallLast week’s Melissa & Joey was really funny. Mel and Joe got to guest host a morning talk show, Good Morning Toledo. When the show was too boring and slow, things picked up when Mel and Joe started talking about the kids—basically airing the family’s dirty laundry on air, like how Lennox’s boyfriend stayed over when he was too drunk from a party to drive home, how they were having sex, and how Mel was allowing it to happen in the house. Of course, then Joe had to stick his foot in things by talking about Ryder, too. Of course, the kids were pissed, and in the end, Mel and Joe turned down lucrative offers for permanent hosting gigs because they wouldn’t do that to the kids again. It was a really fun episode, although I hate that they’ve made Lennox openly sexually active at her age. This used to be a show that I could watch with my kid without shame, but now, I don’t feel comfortable with that. I’m not sure why they changed it, but…

On tonight’s episode, “Fast Times,” when his apartment needs to undergo emergency renovations, Mel invites her new boyfriend, Noah (guest star Justin Hartley, Smallville, Emily Owens M.D.), to temporarily move in with her, accelerating their relationship. When she starts to change her personality, Joe questions whether Mel is allowing Noah to know the “real” Mel Burke. Meanwhile, Lennox gets her dream internship at the local newspaper, but has a hard time actually waking up to get to work.

Find out if Joe can steer Mel away from Noah (cause you know she belongs with Joe! LOL) 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, Broadchurch, Top Chef Masters, Top Shot, The Exes, & The Soul Man.

Kyle’s Choice

broadchurch87smallTonight, the original UK version of the mystery drama Broadchurch premieres on BBC America. The series follows detectives Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) as they investigate the murder of a boy in a small seaside town. The series also stars another Doctor Who alum, Arthur Darvill. Broadchurch was a huge hit in the UK when it aired 3 months ago, with a lot of anxious fans trying to solve the mystery and identify the killer. Fox has already announced that they will be remaking the series for the U.S. (WHY?! It’s already in English!)

BBC America made tonight’s episode available early online and OnDemand, and I really enjoyed it. The mystery is interesting, and they do a great job of making all of the strange townsfolk seem like suspects. While similar in ways to The Killing, this series has a much brighter look and doesn’t move at a snail’s pace. I look forward to trying to solve the mysery over the course of the 8 episodes.

On tonight’s premiere, the body of 11-year-old Danny Latimer is found on the beach in Broadchurch, and two local detectives begin to probe the crime.

See if you enjoy this new show tonight on BBC America at 10/9c.

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

JJ’s Choice

thechallenge2013smallSo far, this season of The Challenge has been fun. The start of the season is always a little basic, some starting politics, getting rid of the rookies, and finding out who everybody hates. Getting rid of the rookies is on track, and it seems like Cooke and Cara-Maria will be going into the jungle every week. And Sarah really can’t catch a break during the seasons where she’s paired with anyone. It was sad to watch her leave again.

On tonight’s episode, “What the Phuket?!,” homesick, a frustrated challenger lashes out; a voting mistake sends a hookup into elimination.

Find out which hookup goes into elimination tonight on MTV at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, MasterChef, and Hot in Cleveland. And I’ve already watched all the episodes of Broadchurch, and I can highly recommend it.

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