If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/9/14

As I write this up, I’m watching the last new episode of Grimm. What an amazing episode. There are a lot of other great shows this week, tonight included, so check out our recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

catchacontractorsmallThere’s a new show starting tonight, called Catch a Contractor. Host Adam Carolla spent 10 years working construction, becoming a master carpenter, before his career in radio & television took off. In this new show, he and his team—consisting of no-nonsense, expert contractor Skip Bedell and his wife, private investigator Alison Bedell—are on a mission to track down shady, evasive contractors who duped and abandoned home owners, leaving them with either unfinished or danger-laden, uninhabitable homes due to poor craftsmanship. Carolla & the Bedells will drag the contractors back to the scene of the crime to face the music and fix the disasters they left behind.

I don’t generally watch Spike TV, but it looks like it’ll be a lot of fun. I love shows on HGTV, which is where this would fit well on, but I’ll give it a chance on Spike. There are two episodes every week, so hopefully they’ll be enjoyable!

On tonight’s first episode, “No Way Jose,” the team brings back a contractor to help a family who’s been forced to sleep on the living room floor. Then on the second episode, “An Avi-ously Dangerous Home,” open sewer pipes and infestations are making homeowners sick, so the team forces him to fix the disaster he created.

Check out the first two episodes of this new show tonight on Spike TV at 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Food Court Wars, Chopped: Tournament of Stars, Resurrection, Cutthroat Kitchen, & The Mentalist.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

tarsmallThe Amazing Race has managed to keep a high level of entertainment and quality, even with it being in its 24th season. I have always enjoyed when they do an All-Star season like this one, but I am really loving this season because of the group of former players they’ve gathered. It’s not only due to the ones I love, like the cowboys or the Globetrotters, but also because of the teams I love to hate, like the Afghanimals—I don’t know what is wrong with those boys, but they are good for a laugh at times. Last week, we saw Mark and Mallory get eliminated, and honestly, it had more to do with a breakdown in communication and less to do with their skill levels. Mallory was supposed to be in charge of the backpacks, but ended up leaving Mark’s on the ground when they drove off in the taxi. I stand by the opinion that the elimination was her fault, but as much as I like Mark, I’m glad they’re gone, because her voice was irritating.

On tonight’s episode, “Welcome to the Jungle,” the teams make homemade rafts to navigate roaring rapids in the jungles of Malaysia, but this leg of the journey leaves more than their spirits dampened; one team fights to stay in the game after suffering from taxi deja vu.

To see which team tames the jungle, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Resurrection, The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time, Food Court Wars, Chopped, The Mentalist, and True Detective.

Kyle’s Choice

resurrection39smallTonight, ABC kicks off the new drama, Resurrection, which is based on a book titled “The Returned.” The series follows the residents of a small Missouri town, whose deceased loved ones suddenly start reappearing. For some, it has been decades since they died, but they haven’t aged a day. The series, while similar in plot, should not to be confused with the French series The Returned, which recenetly aired on Sundance or the American remake of that series coming to A&E later this year.

I watched the pilot for this series last summer, and it was one of the shows I was most excited for, so I’m really glad it’s finally being aired. I can’t wait to unravel the mystery of how and why all of these people are returning and discovering how their reappearance affects their families and loved ones.

On tonight’s premiere, “The Returned,” an 8-year-old boy who was presumed dead more than 30 years ago is reunited with his now 60-year-old parents.

See if this heartwarming, mysterious new drama is for you tonight on ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, Once Upon a Time, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, The Walking Dead, Talking Dead, Looking, Shameless, and Episodes.

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