If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/9/14

Last week was incredibly long for me. My kid was off school Tues-Thurs for snow days and again Friday for parent/teacher conferences. Then he spent all Saturday in the house, working on make-up work for school that didn’t get turned in for one reason or another. So yeah, needless to say, I’m ready to be back to a normal schedule! There’s not a lot of new TV on this week because of the Olympics, but we do have a few recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

choppedsmallI love watching Chopped. Chefs have a reputation for being arrogant and rude, and that is definitely true sometimes on this show. But then there are times when we get a nice chef, or a strong competitor who isn’t an ass, and I especially love seeing chefs like that win. Last episode featured four home cooks all competing to win the money and top spot. That was a lot of fun because in addition to the normal Chopped stresses, these cooks weren’t used to competing like they had to.

On tonight’s episode, “All-Burger Meal!” the chefs learn that they will be making hamburgers, in some shape or form, for every round, starting with veal burgers for appetizers. Then in the entree round a little quail egg causes a big headache for some of the competitors. And who’s ever heard of a dessert burger?

See who can pull off a yummy dessert burger and win the prize tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

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

Megan’s Choice

cutthroatkitchensmallI love watching Cutthroat Kitchen with my kids because they find it so amusing when the chefs buy crazy things to give to the other chefs. My daughter particularly loved when someone had to cook on a fire as their heat source. She thought they were lucky to get to build a campfire inside! Personally, I would lose my mind if I was cooking and someone took away my utensils. I would not be able to fashion them out of tinfoil like some have done. I’m not that crafty. Last week’s episode, it really tripped the chefs up to have to shop without a basket, which I understand because you can only hold so much in your arms without a disaster happening.

On tonight’s episode, “Melts in Your Pot, Not in Your Hand,” the chefs use skinless potatoes to make potato skins and harvest water from coconuts to make pad thai.

To see who is the most ruthless and takes home the cash, tune in to Food Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Chopped, The Walking Dead, and True Detective.

Kyle’s Choice

walkingdead29smallI’m so excited for the return of The Walking Dead tonight—the break between halves of the seasons always feels so long! When we last left the gang, all hell was breaking loose. The Governor attacked the prison with his tank, breaking down all of its defenses and letting swarms of walkers in. A big battle broke out between our prison folk and the Governor’s army, and in the end, Herschel and the Governor (and many others) wound up dead—with baby Judith among the missing.

Our group of prisoners got separated in all the chaos—while some got away on the bus, quite a few were left behind fighting the walker onslaught. Are these two groups going to go their separate ways? Will any of the Governor’s surviving troops be welcomed into the fold? Where are the survivors going to head to next for shelter? And what about Carol—will she return at some point?

On tonight’s mid-season premiere, “After,” Rick deals with old wounds while members of the prison try accept their new environment.

Watch all the drama and excitement tonight on AMC at 9/8c, followed by the Talking Dead after-show hosted by Chris Hardwick at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Downton Abbey, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, True Detective, Looking, Shameless, and Episodes.

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