If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/2/14

It was a lazy Saturday here at my house, and Sunday won’t be much better—although I’m determined to get the living room vacuumed before we start cooking for the big game. There’s not a lot on tonight because of the Super Bowl, but we do have a few picks for you, so check out our recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

brooklyn9922smallI was thrilled that Brooklyn Nine-Nine got the nod to air after the Super Bowl…but then I found out last week that it was airing second, after a new episode of New Girl. Color me officially ticked off. My pick is still the new ep of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, simply because I love this show to pieces, and it deserves the top spot. On the last new episode, Terry was officially back to work in the field for the first time, charged with busting up a steroid ring. Jake got scared for him when he watched Terry with his daughters, and seeing him try to protect Terry was hysterical. Meanwhile, Rosa and Santiago half-assed protecting Gina after Gina’s apartment was broken into, but in the end, they let her know how much they cared after they realized just how scared she really was.

On tonight’s episode, “Operation: Broken Feather,” Jake and Santiago investigate a string of hotel robberies together, but Jake turns on her when he finds out she may leave the Nine-Nine to work in the Special Crimes unit with “The Vulture” (guest star Dean Winters). Meanwhile Captain Holt and Sergeant Jeffords strategize to make the precinct more efficient. Fred Armisen & Joe Thiesmann also guest star.

See if Santiago decides to stay at the Nine-Nine tonight on FOX at 11/10c (or whenever football & New Girl are over).

I’ll also be watching Chopped & Cutthroat Kitchen.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Megan’s Choice #1

choppedsmallI was very excited when I heard that there was going to be a special episode of Chopped on tonight, thanks to the Super Bowl. Honestly, in my world, the only thing the Super Bowl is good for is special TV episodes and snacks—we definitely love chicken wings in this house. On the last episode, the chefs had to cook with pickled pigs feet (ew), and in the appetizer round, one chef cut her finger and didn’t realize it until the end of the round, so no one was able to eat her food. She ended up going home because of it. (How do you cut your finger and not know it? She must not have any nerves left in that finger!) My favorite part of the show is watching them have to cook with insane ingredients and make it work.

On tonight’s special episode, “Pizza Perfect,” the chefs learn they will be expected to make a pizza perfect meal. In the first round, one of the competitors takes a loose interpretation of the theme: How will the judges react? Then some unusual toppings must make their way onto the entree pizzas. And the finalists must make pizza for dessert, with candied mushrooms and salted caramel sauce.

To see what creations these chefs can come up with, tune in to Food Network tonight at 9/8c.
 

Kyle’s Choice

shameless22smallThis season on Shameless, the theme seems to be “be careful what you wish for,” because as the Gallaghers see some success, they self-destruct and things end up even worse. Lip was struggling in college—no matter how much he tried or studied, nothing seemed to be good enough, and this caused him to give up hope. Back at home, Fiona seemed to finally have the dream—a good job and a nice (but a bit needy) boyfriend—and then she went and slept with his brother. Meanwhile, Frank enlisted Carl’s help to get him drugs and find him a liver donor, but then took matters into his own hands and seduced his own long-lost daughter (who didn’t know his identity) into helping him out; Kevin realized that his newly owned bar was in bad financial shape; and Debbie struggled to get her older boyfriend to sleep with her.

I have really enjoyed this season so far—the Gallaghers are just as despicable as ever! This season seems to prove that no matter how hard they try to improve their situation, the Gallagher kids are ultimately doomed to end up just like their parents. The only one that seems to have escaped (for now) is Ian. Speaking of Ian—when are we going to see him again?!

On tonight’s episode, “Strangers on a Train,” Fiona continues her secret affair with Robbie, but her infidelity is threatened to be exposed when Mike shows up at Robbie’s apartment while Fiona is there. Meanwhile, Frank tries to contrive an “accident” that will net him a big insurance payout, so he can afford a potential liver transplant.

See if Fiona’s secret stays secret tonight on Showtime at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Episodes.
 

Megan’s Choice #2

masterchefcanadasmallMasterChef Canada has proven to be up to the standard of cooking on the original American version, and I am loving this season. I will be honest that my favorite so far is Meghan, because not only does the girl have incredible skills in the kitchen, but she and I went to high school together. She is fierce in the kitchen, but I feel her strong will and confidence are what’s going to keep her in the competition. I also enjoy Dora because she sports this super tough exterior, but is actually just a sweet, talented cook.

Last episode, we saw the Top 50 be whittled down to 16, and all thanks to their skills with a chicken. There were some train wreck dishes that included undercooked chicken, but overall, I was impressed with the creativity put forward. I’m really looking forward to this season of the show and to seeing my hometown girl slay it.

On tonight’s special post-Super Bowl episode, the top 16 enter the MasterChef kitchen and face their first mystery box and elimination challenges.

To see these talented Canucks tear up the kitchen, tune in to CTV at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, and Cutthroat Kitchen.

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