If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/6/14

Ahh, Sunday. My old nemesis. I love it because it’s still the weekend and it means the start of a new week for TV, but it also means that Monday is just around the corner. To console myself, I plan to watch some great TV. Check out our recommendations for what you could be watching, too. 😉

Jenny’s Choice

choppedsmallWe’ve spent the last four weeks on the Tournament of Stars for Chopped. The four amateur chefs left in the competition are soccer player Brandi Chastain, singer & Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off contestant Carnie Wilson, actress/comedienne Gillian Vigman, & actor Michael Imperioli. I enjoy watching all of them cook, although Gillian I think was my favorite. I think it’ll be Michael who pulls off the win tonight, though. He was so strong in his first round, and I think he’ll bring it even harder tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “Chopped Tournament of Stars: Finale!” the chef competitors must utilize a drive-thru snack and a cold dessert in the Appetizer Round; duck makes an appearance in the Entree Round; the remaining contestants must reckon with churros and champagne in the final round.

See who takes home the prize for their charity tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Funniest Home Videos, American Dream Builders, Food Court Wars, Believe, Catch a Contractor, Crisis, & Cutthroat Kitchen.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

acmawardssmallWhile there is plenty of great television on tonight, I am very excited for The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards tonight. I’m a big fan of Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, and watching them host is always a treat, not only because they are both adorable, but because they are both very amusing. There are going to be some great performances, including Tim McGraw, Lee Brice, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, and also the hosts, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will perform. Some of the presenters include Guy Fieri, LL Cool J, and Chris O’Donnell—all of whom I adore! Overall, it looks like it’s shaping up to be an entertaining show definitely worth tuning in for.

On tonight’s “49th Annual Event,” Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan co-host the 49th annual ceremony. Scheduled performers include Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, & more.

To see who takes home Artist of the Year, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, Resurrection, Believe, America Dream Builders, Crisis, Chopped, and Cutthroat Kitchen.

Kyle’s Choice

turn46smallSunday was already a packed night of TV, but now it’s about to get even more insane—in addition to a whole new lineup of HBO shows, tonight, AMC is premiering the new series TURN. This historical thriller is based on Alexander Rose’s book, “Washington’s Spies,” and tells the story of farmer Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell) who is living in British-occupied Long Island at the time of the Revolutionary War. When he and his childhood friends band together to form the Culper Ring—America’s first spy ring—they not only help George Washington win the war, but also define modern-day spy techniques.

I always love a good spy story, and this is something we haven’t seen before, one that takes place during the Revolutionary War era. While Jamie Bell will always be “Billy Elliot” to me, he’s done a lot of other great dramatic work since then, and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do in a long-form series. TURN sounds more like something that BBC America would air, not AMC, so I’m interested to see how well this fits with the rest of the AMC dramas. I hope it doesn’t fizzle out like Low Winter Sun did, but it’s up against Game of Thrones, so it may have a tough battle ahead (so-to-speak).

On tonight’s episode, “Series Premiere,” the story of America’s first spy ring is told in this drama, which opens with Long Island farmer Abraham Woodhull being recruited to spy on the British during the Revolutionary War.

Tune in to the 90-minute premiere tonight on AMC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Once Upon a Time, Resurrection, Believe, Crisis, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Drop Dead Diva, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Veep, Shameless, and Robot Chicken.

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