If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/20/13

We’re a week and a day away from Thanksgiving, and I’m so excited. I love cooking that big meal with my husband and son. Until then, I’ll contend myself with gathering the recipes and making the shopping list…and of course, the great TV. Check out our recommendations so you can join me in relaxing tonight in front of the television.

Jenny’s Choice

topchef1120smallLast week’s Top Chef was all about the pot luck. Kermit Ruffins hosted a jazzy pot luck for his musician friends, and the cheftestants had to bring the food. In the end, Patty went home, and I was okay with that. There are a couple of them that I wouldn’t be sad to see them go, but there are some that I like, so I’m definitely interested to see more. To me, having it set in New Orleans has been kind of…boring. Not nearly as exciting as you’d think having it set in the Big Easy would’ve had more…I dunno. I don’t really know what I think. I just know I’m not getting what I thought I’d be getting. 😀 LOL (I did love the episode where they ran the food trucks for the people who are rebuilding houses still after Katrina.

On tonight’s episode, “Piggin’ Out,” after a Quickfire Challenge where the cheftestants are tasked with making their own hot sauce for legendary musician Dr. John, the focus turns to the pig, the whole pig and nothing but the pig, as the chefs butcher and cook up a 300-pound hog.

Check out the big pig tonight on Bravo at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, & CSI.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

criminalminds1120smallCriminal Minds broke a lot of viewers’ hearts last week when they introduced Morgan’s new love interest. There are those that are sad that he’s not available for them (yes, I have actually read posts about this), and of course there are those who are sad that it wasn’t Garcia he ended up with. I have always been a supporter of Morgan and Garcia being a couple, and while I still like the idea of them together, I am okay with Morgan having a new love interest, as long as it doesn’t take away from the great chemistry Garcia and Morgan have. These two characters have an incredible friendship and bond that may get lost if they were to become a couple, so I’m willing to have them be as awesome as they are now as friends instead of risking that loss. Last week’s episode also had a creepy and fabulous story that involved an UnSub kidnapping teens from troubled homes to brainwash them and turn them into his soldiers. In the end, the team managed to save the remaining teens and stop the attacks.

On tonight’s episode, “Strange Fruit,” when skeletons are discovered in the backyard of a home in Virginia, family secrets and past racial divisions are brought to light.

To see what dark stories those skeletons tell, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Super Fun Night, Law & Order: SVU, The Tomorrow People, Arrow, The X Factor, and Top Chef.

Kyle’s Choice

theleague1120asmallThe League finishes up its fifth season tonight with back-to-back episodes. Last week, Pete started up a relationship with a married woman, and Andre volunteered to be his “adultery accomplice” by providing a place for the pair to hook up away from the judging eyes of their married friends. Meanwhile, Kevin and Jenny dealt with Ellie’s mean basketball coach.

For the most part, I’ve really enjoyed this season (if you ignore the Raffi/Dirty Randy episode), so it’s sad to see it come to a close. The end of the season also means the end of the fantasy league’s season—so who will take home the prized Shiva, and who will wallow in the shame of “winning” The Ruxin? And what crazy schemes will Taco come up with this week?!

theleague1120bsmallOn tonight’s first episode, “Baby Geoffrey Jesus,” Ruxin and Sofia argue about Geoffrey’s religion. Meanwhile, Kevin battles guilt. And then in the season finale, “The 8 Defensive Points of Hanukkah,” Andre confronts another plastic surgeon (Aziz Ansari); Rafi tries to collect a debt from Ruxin’s sister (Lizzy Kaplan); and Taco launches a new business venture.

Catch the final two episodes of the season tonight on FXX at 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, Criminal Minds, CSI, The Middle, Modern Family, Super Fun Night, Revolution, The Tomorrow People, American Horror Story, and Top Chef.

JJ’s Choice

modernfamily1120smallLast week, Modern Family finally returned with mixed results. I love me some Adam DeVine, but as many episodes have, it didn’t really work for me. But Claire finally finding a perfect gift for Phil was so sweet. And Cam trying to motivate his football team was so funny!

On tonight’s episode, “ClosetCon ’13,” Jay begrudgingly agrees to return to ClosetCon this year, and things get interesting when he is reunited with some old colleagues. Cam takes Mitch and Lily to the Tucker family farm for the first time and is excited to fold them into the country life, that is until Grams pays an unexpected visit. And back at home, Phil, Gloria, and the kids get into some mischief involving Jay’s very delicate Apollo 13 spacecraft model.

Find out what happens with the model on ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Arrow, The Tomorrow People, and Super Fun Night.

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