If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/31/14

It’s still germ central around my house. I feel awful. Hubs feels better for the most part, but kid still has a lingering cough. Fun stuff. Thank goodness for new TV. But be sure to keep up, because soon, there’s going to be so much new TV that we’ll be drowning in it. 😉 But for now, check out our recommendations.

Jenny’s Choice

flippingtheblocksmallI am truly loving HGTV’s Flipping the Block. Unlike the similar show on FYI, I don’t dislike any of the teams on this one—there are a couple I like more than the others, but still, I don’t dislike any of them. The teams are coming down to the wire now. Last week, they finished the indoor part of the renovation on their condos. The living rooms all turned out pretty darn great, but I gotta say, while I liked John & Whitney’s a lot (they’re my favorites—they’re too adorable!) and it was probably my favorite, there were aspects of the others that I loved as well. I was VERY impressed with Curtis & Amanda and their renovation on $80. They may have gotten the idea for the ceiling from another team, but their room turned out pretty damn good and the ceiling was beautiful. Shauna & Anicka had a LOT of orange in their room, but I loved the original artwork they included, and Craig & Brian’s blue was nice, but I especially loved the storage and mirror in their dining area.

On tonight’s episode, “It Takes a Block,” the teams begin work on their final renovation, which involves the common spaces and curb appeal, and they’re surprised when Josh and David join them to help transform the outside area into the most attractive on the block.

See how the teams all work together tonight on HGTV at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Underground BBQ Challenge, Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off, The Great Food Truck Race, Unforgettable, Cutthroat Kitchen, & Reckless.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

cutthroatkitchensmallIn my house, cooking competitions are shows that brings everyone together. My oldest son just loves watching them and gets upset when people do silly things. One of our favorites by far is Cutthroat Kitchen because of how cruel some of the challenges can be. We are always giggling and going “Holy crap! That would be so hard to do.” I particularly love when the challenge involves taking away heat sources and making them use a small fire pit or a microwave—this show is ingenious. What about you? What challenge has made you think the most?

On tonight’s episode, “When in Rome, Cook on a Scooter,” one chef cooks while riding a scooter, while another pays tribute to a 1950s housewife.

To see how this episode pans out, tune in to Food Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The Strain, Wipeout, Rachel vs Guy: Kids Cook Off, The Great Food Truck Race, and Ray Donovan.

Kyle’s Choice

thestrain831smallI am absolutely loving The Strain — it’s such a fun, tense, and exciting series that just keeps getting crazier each week. Last week, the gang decided to lure and follow Eichorst to see if he would lead them to the Master. However, he caught on to the plan and was able to lose them in the subway tunnels. Meanwhile, Neeva, the housekeeper for plane “survivor” Joan Luss, was pressured by her own daughter to return the Luss children to their home. However, when they arrived at the house, they were attacked by a very inhuman Mr. Luss and a pack of vampires. They were pinned down, and it looked like they was no chance of survival, when a group of soldiers (who looked like they may be vampires themselves) arrived with guns and rescued them. However, upon seeing a cut on Neeva’s daughter’s hand, the leader of the soldiers ordered her to be executed on the spot. Last week, we also got a lot more back story on Setrakian’s days in the concentration camp and learned that he was the person who built the coffin used to transport the Master to the US.

Who are these vampire soldiers, and why are they fighting against their own kind? What is the Master and Eichort’s ultimate plan? When will Fet meet up with the rest of our Scooby gang? When will Gus’s friend start to turn, and will that also be the end of Gus? I love all the craziness, the twists and turns, and the tense edge-of-your-seat moments this series provides each week — I can’t wait to see what unexpected things happens next! I’m so happy the series has already been picked up for a second season.

On tonight’s episode, “Creatures of the Night,” Setrakian discovers a powerful new weapon.

Check out what the powerful new weapon is tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off, The Great Food Truck Race, Falling Skies, and Flipping the Block.

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