If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/15/13

We finally got our first big winter snowstorm of the year here last night—I’d be happy if it just snowed once a year, on Christmas, and just enough of a dusting to make things white, and then it all went away the next day. 🙂 While the rest of the TV is My Pacifier gang seems to have plenty of new shows this week, tonight is by far my busiest. After tonight, the rest of the week is really scarce for me. But since I still have at least 30 episodes of things on my TiVo to catch up on, that’s fine with me! Read on to see what we suggest you check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

psych1215smallTonight, the long-awaited Psych: The Musical airs on USA Network. This past summer at San Diego Comic-Con, I had the opportunity to attend the special midnight premiere of the Psych musical, and I was really pleased (despite being extremely tired). From fun, catchy musical numbers with some really witty lyrics, to some great Broadway talent like Anthony Rapp (Rent) and Barry Bostwick (Grease), it was one of the better TV show musical episodes I have seen. (I’m convinced every show should try a musical episode once!) The only thing I found a little odd was that the timeline of the episode falls somewhere in the middle of last season, so Juliette wasn’t aware of Shawn’s secret yet. However, since it’s been several months since Psych last aired, it may be a little less jarring for viewers.

In this special 2-hour musical extravaganza, Shawn and Gus must track down an escaped playwright who was declared criminally insane 6 years prior, after a critic was killed in a suspicious theater fire. During their investigation, Shawn finds himself seeking the assistance of a dangerous villain from his past.

Get your dose of fun and zany tonight on USA Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, Once Upon a Time, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Guy’s Grocery Games, Restaurant Express, Cutthroat Kitchen, Getting On, Ja’mie: Private School Girl, Homeland, and Masters of Sex.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice #1

onceuponatime1215smallOnce Upon a Time has had a very strong season so far, and I’m loving how all the characters are being well-utilized. Last episode, we saw the group return from Neverland, with Mary Margaret giving Regina some credit for helping in the fight. Unfortunately, Emma isn’t buying that Henry is okay, because he’s acting very strange—a mother’s instinct. Turns out that Henry is actually Pan, and Henry is locked in Pandora’s box. After Mr. Gold opens the box and Henry convinces Emma that it’s really him. We find out that Pan has stolen the curse that started everything in Storybrooke, and if he casts it, everyone will once again forget who they are and Pan will be in charge. Whew. It’s been a busy season so far, but I really hope they don’t allow it to go back to where no one remembers who they are, because that will really kill the momentum in my opinion.

On tonight’s episode, “Going Home,” Pan attempts to place a deadly curse on the residents of Storybrooke.

To see if they can stop Pan in time, tune in to ABC at 8/7c.

Jenny’s Choice

restaurantexpresssmallI’ve really been enjoying this first season of Restaurant Express. Seeing the contestants vie to win their own restaurant has been exciting, nerve-racking, and just a lot of fun. Last week, all three contestants did well enough that host Robert Irvine decided to keep all three, but only two will go to the final round tonight. One will be sent home early after a challenge. I don’t see it happening, because he kind of kicked their asses last week, but I really hope Adam goes home first. He is what I consider the stereotypical chef: arrogant, rude, and just thinks he’s better than everyone else. I wouldn’t doubt if he thinks he’s better than Robert Irvine. That said, he has done some great things—as well as some not-so-great things—so I don’t see him going home. I hope Jan wins. I like Seon, too, but I just don’t know if she could handle a restaurant. Technically, I’m not sure Jan can either, but I think she has more of a chance than Seon.

On tonight’s episode, “Vegas or Bust,” the remaining competitors journey to Las Vegas, where they are challenged to developed their own restaurant concepts with a $5000 budget, and after serving 100 customers, Robert Irvine and two executives will decide upon a winner.

Find out who earns the right to their own restaurant tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Funniest Home Videos, Guy’s Grocery Games, Psych, & Cutthroat Kitchen.

Megan’s Choice #2

guysgrocerygamessmallNothing Guy Fieri does is ever boring for me, because I adore his personality and his hosting skills. Guy’s Grocery Games is no exception, because every moment is full of great cooking and funny moments. The challenges the chefs have to face varies, which makes the show fun, and the final challenge to see how much they win is awesome to watch. My favorite challenge is when they have to shop without a cart, because I can sympathize for those moments when I think I’m only going in to grab a couple of things, and suddenly, I’m a juggler in the produce section. (Yes…that really happens.)

On tonight’s episode, “Holly, Jolly Meals,” the Chefs prepare grilled cheese sandwiches for four, before creating unusual desserts with the ingredients from the meat, seafood, and dairy aisle.

To see how this group of chefs fair in the supermarket, tune in to Food Network at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Breaking the Faith, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Restaurant Express.

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