If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/4/14

The weekend is going by way too fast for me. I swear, I have no idea where Saturday went. On a good note, it’s a great week for TV, and that starts tonight. Megan would’ve been here, but her poor dog tried to eat a porcupine, so she spent Saturday night at the vet’s, getting him de-quilled and sewn up. Poor thing. JJ’s busy with school and work, so it’s just Kyle and me here to give our recommendations. 🙂 (Oh, and Happy Star Wars Day. 😉 May the fourth be with you…)

Jenny’s Choice

americasbestcooksmallI’ve really been enjoying America’s Best Cook. It’s a cooking competition show, which you know I love, and one of the mentors if my favorite celebrity chef, Michael Symon. What’s not to love? Last week, Chef Ron Ben-Israel was the judge for the dessert with bacon episode. Ben, on Cat Cora’s Team South, cut his finger bad enough in the middle of the first challenge that he had to go to the hospital to get it stitched up. Therefore, when he came back in time for the Pressure Cooker, he was able to make a PB&J dish and pulled it off well enough to have the best dish in the Pressure Cooker round, so he stayed in the competition. Sheri and Phillip, both from Tyler Florence’s team, got sent to the Pressure Cooker, too. In the end, Phillip went home because his mousse was good, but the rest of the dish showed a lack of thought and planning and skill.

I’m excited about this episode because from the previews, Stephanie, on Team North, has it out with Chef Symon over cooking fish. She makes some comment about thinking Chef Symon’s never cooked a fish in his life, so she’s basically ignoring him… Ballsy move, and more than a little stupid. So we’ll see if she wises up or not!

On tonight’s episode, “Mentor Meltdown,” as each chef contestant continues in their quest for the title of America’s Best Cook, they are tasked with competing in a brunch challenge, one of the hottest food trends. Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian serves as a guest judge.

To find out who stays and who goes tonight, tune in to Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing American Dream Builders, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Food Court Wars, Signed Sealed Delivered, Believe, Cutthroat Kitchen, Hungry Investors, The Mentalist, & Salem.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice #1

resurrection54smallLast week on Resurrection, Jacob made a strange new young friend named Jenny, who seemed to be one of the returned. Also, Jacob’s doctor discovered that his blood had the ability to cure cancer. Meanwhile, Fred, Tom, and Bellamy tracked down the cabin where Gary was holding Rachael, but during the struggle that followed, she was shot and died (again). The town saw a surge in its population as newly-resurrected loved ones were suddenly reappearing at every doorstep. As Bellamy was driving back home, he discovered Rachel alive and well again on the side of the road.

What is going on in this town, and what makes it so special? Can these returned folks ever die? Will they even age? Why do the resurrected people have unusually high appetites? And most importantly, why have all of these people come back to life in the first place? I hope that tonight’s finale actually gives us some answers and a resolution and doesn’t just leave things hanging for a possible second season that may never happen!

On tonight’s episode, “Torn Apart,” physical and unnatural forces overcome Arcadia in the Season 1 finale, which finds the town in a state of chaos when the return of the deceased reaches a critical mass. Feeling like he’s out of options, Bellamy asks for outside help, but that backfires in a way no one could have imagined—even Sheriff Fred, who seems determined to pursue his own agenda.

See if we get any resolution tonight on ABC at 9/8c.

Kyle’s Choice #2

thesimpsons54smallAnother show I’d like to recommend is tonight’s special 550th episode of The Simpsons. I find it astonishing that this series is currently in its 25th season—and that I have been watching this animated family’s adventures since even before the series began, back when they just appeared in shorts on the Tracey Ullman Show. Tonight, the show’s creators prove that they can still find fresh new ways to tell stories when Springfield gets LEGO-ized for an all-new animated adventure.

On tonight’s episode, “Brick Like Me,” after awakening in an idyllic world where everyone is made out of LEGOS and for once he fits in perfectly, Homer begins to have second thoughts and must piece together a plan on how to get back to square one.

To see if Homer can get everything back to normal, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, Once Upon a Time, Believe, Crisis, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, TURN, Drop Dead Diva, Devious Maids, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Veep, and Nurse Jackie.

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