If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/5/14

This is the beginning of a busy week in television, and I am very excited because that means some of my favorite shows are back with all new episodes. Let’s not waste any more time. Take a look at what we’re recommending tonight.

Megan’s Choice

choppedsmallFood Network really is one of my favorite channels to watch, and one of the biggest reasons is Chopped. This is one of those cooking shows that has chefs just competing against each other course by course, in intense moments of stress. When the chefs are given certain ingredients for the different rounds, I always cringe a bit, because at times, there are a few ingredients that are more than difficult, if not even slightly disgusting, in the mix. I’ve seen moments of using strawberry milk powder in the appetizer round, which really sounds difficult and slightly nasty-tasting. It’s fabulous, high-speed cooking that you too should be tuning in for.

On tonight’s episode, “Cooking Creatively with Kitchen Scraps,” the chefs must make use of ingredients that are usually thrown out; the competitors have to get creative with a little bit of salad dressing and some paltry scraps of poultry; using fruit and veggie peels in desserts.

To see which chef serves the rubbish in the most delectable way, tune in to Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Guy’s Grocery Games, Cutthroat Kitchen, and The Mentalist.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

downtonabbeysmallTonight, Downton Abbey finally returns to PBS for its fourth season. When we last visited the castle, Lady Mary had just given birth to her child, and new father Matthew Crawley jumped in his car and was speeding home to see the newborn when he was killed in an automobile accident. How will the family, especially Mary, react to this loss? Who will be the heir to the Earldom of Grantham, and what does this mean for the future of Downton? What will Isobel’s role at the Abbey be now that her son is dead? Will Lady Edith ever find love, and will Mary ever find love again? Will the evil duo of Thomas and Miss O’Brien ever get their comeuppance?! I’m looking forward to seeing how all the drama unfolds this season.

On tonight’s episode, six months after Matthew’s death, Mary and Isobel are in deep depressions. Meanwhile, O’Brien causes a crisis; Violet tries to help Molesley gain employment; and Thomas takes a dislike to the nanny.

See the 2-hour season premiere tonight on PBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Good Wife, The Mentalist, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Guy’s Grocery Games, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, and The Untold Story of 007.

JJ’s Choice

revenge15smallI’m really thankful that Revenge is one of the ABC-shows that isn’t airing the season in two distinct parts. Especially after the mid-season finale in December. To me, this season of Revenge is so much better than the second. I hardly trust anyone, and by dropping “The Initiative,” the show has regained focus. It isn’t quite up to the standard season one set, but it deserves more than the ratings it’s currently getting.

During the mid-season finale, we saw Emily’s plan unfold in an attempt to frame Victoria for her murder. But due to circumstances, the situation changed, and instead of a fake shooting, it was Daniel who actually shot Emily on the boat. Back on the beach where Emily was supposed to turn up, Aiden and Jack found Emily’s wedding dress, but not Emily.

On tonight’s episode, “Homecoming,” allies and enemies scramble to learn what happened on the night of Emily’s wedding, and the Graysons close rank to protect their own. But when everyone’s a suspect, it’s only a matter of time before they tear each other apart.

See it unfold on ABC at 9/8c.

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