If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/20/14

It’s been a busy week, causing me to fall even further behind on my TV shows. On Monday night, I recorded another episode of the TV Times Three podcast, and the rest of the week, I’ve been in training for work—with a dozen folks (including 3 of my past/current managers) all in town for the week. We’ve also been getting a lot of snow here in New England, which has really excited these visitors from California. Tonight, there’s hardly anything on TV, but Jenny and I have some suggestions on a couple of non-Olympics programs you should check out.

Kyle’s Choice

kingofthenerds2014smallOn last week’s King of the Nerds, each of the contestants had to build a robot to compete in a game of Robot Dodgeball. For the third week in a row, Zack was put up for elimination, with Nicole joining him this time in the Nerd-Off. The two had to play a game of Zombi KerPlunk, and somehow, Zack managed to survive yet another week—this evil villain will just not die!

I cannot stand Zack—he is so irritating. Someone really needs to beat him one of these weeks! Also, I wish this show had a nerd-makeover episode, like Beauty and the Geek used to do. That one bearded guy needs a shave badly. However, since this show is all about celebrating the nerds as they are, I know that will never happen. But either way, I’m still enjoying the show, and I’m really looking forward to tonight’s episode, as I find tonight’s guest judge, Kumail Nanjiani, hilarious.

On tonight’s episode, “Trek Wars,” the contestants debate an age-old question, and one nerd’s big revelation comes into play. The guest judges are Kumail Nanjiani and Billy Dee Williams.

To see if someone can town Zack down, tune in to TBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Chopped Canada and Portlandia.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

thetastesmallTonight is the season finale of The Taste. It’s been a pretty good season, but the drama’s been outstanding. With Nigella’s team all gone, most of the drama is gone…except between Lee and Jeff. They have a rivalry for the ages—as do Tony and Ludo. LOL Last week, it was all about beer, and chef Jonathan Waxman was the guest mentor/judge. Marina and Ludo’s team won, while Marcus’s team lost the team challenge, and he chose to send Shehu home, saving Sarah. In the individual challenge, Jeff got three gold stars (from Anthony, Marcus, & Nigella) and Lee got one gold star from Ludo. Anthony gave his red star to Marina, Marcus & Nigella to Lee, and Ludo to Sarah. In the end, they chose to send Sarah home. So now, Marcus & Nigella are out, leaving Ludo with three (Jeff, Marina, & Louise) and Anthony with one (Lee) left in the competition.

I’m rooting for Marina, simply because I can’t stand Lee and I’m not hugely fond of Jeff, either, although Marina is pretty cocky. Between Lee and Jeff, I’d definitely vote Jeff.

On tonight’s episode, “Finale,” it’s all come down to this. With only four cooks remaining, the mentors give their teams their final group challenge: creating Rich & Poor dishes inspired by various ingredients including tripe, liver, wagyu beef, scallops, and foie gras. This week, the finalists have the added pressure of cooking for a culinary legend, the one and only, Chef Jacques Pepin. As a surprise, the final three who make it through the group challenge will be tasked with creating breakfast, lunch, and dinner—all within two hours and in front of a live studio audience that includes some familiar faces from this season.

See who goes home with the prize tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chopped Canada & King of the Nerds.

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