If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/18/14

Another week down, another one beginning. We’re in what pretty much amounts to the last week of the current TV season. Then we’ll have a short rest where there’s not a lot on, and we’ll be complaining… Before long, the summer shows will start, and then we’ll start complaining about wishing we had more free time! (Oh, is that just me? *snicker*) For right now, though, let’s concentrate on those shows still new, so check out our recommendations for tonight.

Jenny’s Choice

americasbestcook518smallI’ve really been enjoying America’s Best Cook on Food Network. Michael Symon is still reigning surpreme, with both his cooks left in the competition. Last week, cutie Chef Marcel Vigneron was the guest judge, and after the chefs had to cook with tough ingredients like octopus, quail, and chicken livers, he sent only Sheri (Team Tyler) and Ben (Team Cat) to the Pressure Cooker, where they had to filet and cook a fish. I liked both Sheri and Ben, although I liked Ben better, and I liked Tyler better…so I wasn’t sure who I was rooting for. In the end, Sheri went home, meaning Michael Symon has two cooks left in the competition, while Cat Cora and Alex Guarnaschelli both have one. I have no idea who will take home the prize, but I know it should be a fun and exciting episode, especially since Bobby Flay is the guest judge!

On tonight’s episode, “Thunderdome Finale,” the final four cooks compete in three challenges, with Bobby Flay eliminating one cook after each, and only one cook and one mentor will stand victorious.

See who takes home the prize of $50,000 tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

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

Megan’s Choice

tarsmallIt’s time for the final race to the mat on The Amazing Race, and I for one can’t believe it’s here already. The Afghanimals fell short of the final three again this season, which I’m actually quite disappointed about because I liked them this season. They really changed the way they raced, and even though they didn’t win, they became my favorite. Going into the finals, we have Dave/Connor, The Country Singers, and Brenchel—out of the final three, I’m rooting for Dave/Connor because they’ve really stepped it up this season. Who is your favorite?

On tonight’s finale, “Do You Believe in Magic?” with the $1 million prize on the line, the final teams race through Las Vegas, where the world’s greatest illusionist, David Copperfield, designs a final challenge that requires the remaining teams to master the art of illusion.

To see which team can pull the win out of their hats, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Game of Thrones, The Mentalist, and Guy’s Grocery Games.

Kyle’s Choice

thegoodwife518smallTonight, the fifth season of The Good Wife comes to a close. Last week, was a really fun episode—Alicia was trying to make a huge merger deal go through for her CEO client, but found herself constantly putting out the fires he was starting with his constant racially-insensitive comments. She even made a faux pas of her own while doing an on-camera interview, accidentally mixing up the voices of the two black men who were interviewing her. Meanwhile, Diane and Louis Canning found themselves wanting to represent opposite sides of a pharmaceutical class-action case, and to make matters worse, Diane discovered that Canning had been sabotaging the firm to make her look bad. And Peter refused to give his endorsement to Finn after he thought Finn was sleeping with Alicia, and this caused Eli to discover the open marriage arrangement Alicia had dictated to Peter.

It’s been an eventful season, with the forking off of Florrick/Agos and the death of Will. How will the power struggle between Diane and Louis play out? How will the season come to a close? I’m excited that the show will be returning next season, but I hope they don’t leave us with a huge cliffhanger over the summer!

On tonight’s episode, “A Weird Year,” Alicia and Cary learn about a threat to the firm when an open feed from a camera is left on following a teleconferenced deposition with Lockhart/Gardner. Meanwhile, Louis Canning vies for a larger role at LG; and Alicia entrusts plans for Zach’s high-school graduation party to Jackie and Veronica.

Check out all the drama tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

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

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