If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/4/13

Yesterday, I FINALLY got a new battery for my van. Let’s hear it for not having to get a boost every time I need to go somewhere! Hooray! As if that wasn’t enough good news for one day, I later found out I won a cookie baking contest at my daughter’s school, which ended up with me getting a gift card to the mall—in woman language, that’s just like flowers. 🙂 While I ride my high of good news—because let’s be honest, the bad news is probably just around the corner…lol—let’s see what’s on TV tonight to keep us all happy.

Megan’s Choice

superfunnight124smallI am having a serious girl crush on the beautiful, talented, and hilarious Rebel Wilson, as well as her character on Super Fun Night. It’s true that a lot of critics have been all crotchety about the show (even some of my fellow post writers…), but I really don’t care, because it makes me happy. By happy, I mean laughing my butt off and feeling like a ray of sunshine after every episode. There’s something awesome about watching a woman on TV truly own who she is, and Kimmie (Rebel Wilson) really does own it. Last week’s episode was bittersweet, because Kimmie was fixed up with Richard’s friend, James, and they hit it off. What’s bittersweet about this is that James could see the connection between Richard and Kimmie and graciously stepped back. In all honesty, I want Richard with Kimmie instead of Kendall, but James and Kimmie made a dynamic pair. What I did really enjoy was watching Richard have a turn at being jealous when he realized how much fun Kimmie was having with James. He felt left out because Kimmie is the person he has the most fun with. When Richard was honest with Kendall about having more fun with Kimmie than her, I cheered, but then I felt bad for Kendall because she isn’t all bad—just most of the time.

Tonight, ABC is airing the original first episode as a flashback so we can see where it all started. The episode, so originally titled “Pilot,” shows us Kimmie getting a promotion that threatens a long-standing tradition with her two best friends and roommates.

To go back to the beginning, tune in to ABC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching The X Factor, Killer Contact, Mob City, Kirstie, Christmas in Rockerfeller Center, On the Rocks, and Top Chef.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

topchefsmallI love Top Chef. Frankly, I love all cooking competition shows, but this one’s become one of my favorites. On the last new episode, there were some good parts and some…odd parts. On the odd side was “legendary” musician (I say legendary in quotes because I was like, “Who?”) Dr. John. For the Quickfire Challenge, the chefs had to make their own hot sauce…which was great, except he was very hard to understand and some of the things he said, it was like… “Huh?!” LOL Some of the chefs were as confused as I was. Then on the Elimination Challenge, they chefs had to butcher a 300-lb pig and then make their own pork dishes. It was kind of crazy, and some of the more…abrasive personalities definitely came through. Louis went home, and while I wasn’t completely happy about that, I wasn’t totally unhappy, either. So… Yeah. 🙂

The Restaurant Wars episode for this show is always fun. My biggest memory, though, is when Josie screwed Kristen over in season 10. (Of course, Kristen got her due, when she came back later to win it all…) I’m not sure I’ve ever disliked a Top Chef contestant as much as I did Josie. *laugh* But the Restaurant Wars episode always makes for some fun and drama!

On tonight’s episode, “Restaurant Wars,” the remaining chef’testants split into teams to create one-of-a-kind pop-up restaurants, but working as a team proves difficult for several. Well-known chef and restauranteur David Chang helps the judges decide the ultimate winner.

Find out which chef’testant goes home tonight on Bravo at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Modern Family, Kirstie, & On the Rocks.

Kyle’s Choice

mobcity124smallTonight, TNT kicks off its new event drama series, Mob City. Set in 1940s Los Angeles, the series follows the epic battle between Police Chief William Parker (Neal McDonough, Justified, Desperate Housewives) and criminals like Ben “Bugsy” Siegel (Ed Burns, Entourage) and Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke, Don Jon). To help him in his efforts, Parker sets up a mob task force led by Det. Hal Morrison (Jeffrey DeMunn, The Walking Dead). Also on the force is former Marine Det. Joe Teague (Jon Bernthal, The Walking Dead). The rest of the amazing cast includes Gregory Itzin (24, Covert Affairs, The Mentalist), Robert Knepper (Prison Break), Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes), and Alexa Davalos (Clash of the Titans).

The series comes from executive producer Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead), who also wrote and directed the pilot—and is probably the reason why there are so many “walker” victims on the cast! The series is based on John Buntin’s novel, “L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City.” The series’ six episodes will air in two-hour blocks over the next three weeks.

On tonight’s double-episode premiere, “Guy Walks Into a Bar…; Reason to Kill a Man,” Hecky Nash bribes police detective Joe Teague to protect him; the Los Angels police force looks to Teague for information that will help them fight organized crime; Hal Morrison and Capt. William Parker interrogate Jasmine.

Take a trip back to the 40s tonight on TNT at 9/8c & 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, The Middle, Modern Family, Super Fun Night, The Tomorrow People, American Horror Story: Coven, Top Chef, and Killer Contact.

JJ’s Choice

arrow124smallThis season of Arrow has been so great. The writers know how to make this elevated reality work, and somehow, the flashbacks to the island work so much better for me now that Sara is included. And tonight’s episode will be very cool because of the major character introduction we are getting: The Flash!

On tonight’s episode, “The Scientist,” Central City sends police scientist Barry Allen to help with a seemingly impossible robbery at Queens Consolidated. Oliver senses there is more to Barry than meets the eye, but is distracted by the similarities between this case and something that happened on the island. Meanwhile, Sin asks Roy for help when a friend of her goes missing. Thea joins in on the search, but when it turns out Brother Blood is involved, the search goes wrong and someone gets seriously injured.

Find out who on The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Tomorrow People, Modern Family, Super Fun Night, and Kirstie.

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