If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/15/14

As I write this up, the KC Royals are down by 1 at the top of the 2nd. Eek. On the regular TV front, I’m still loving the new season and I’m still shocked we haven’t had any cancellations yet! So enjoy it while you can because I can’t imagine that’ll last. For tonight, check out our recommendations.

Jenny’s Choice

blackish1015smallI’m still enjoying black-ish on ABC. Last week was all about the “nod” and Junior not having any black friends. When Dre realized his son didn’t nod at another black student as they walked by one another, he set out to get his son some black friends. The funniest part was when he drove by a group of black teenagers and stopped, seemingly trying to “lure” them into his car and to his house. Also funny was the very odd/strange/slightly offensive guy he met at work. When he and his son came over to Dre & Rainbow’s house for dinner, his son and Junior got along well…but not because of their skin color. Dre realized it was because they shared the same interests. He’d been about to kick the co-worker out for getting into his closet and wearing his shoes that even he’d never worn, but once he saw Junior and his new friend, he realized it was a sacrifice he was willing to make—very sweet.

On tonight’s episode, “Crazy Mom,” when Dre agrees to take over Rainbow’s “mom” duties for a week, the overwhelming praise he gets from everyone at his kids’ school goes to his head. He soon finds himself pushing the envelope to outdo everyone, even the school’s “crazy mom.”

See how Dre fares as Mr. Mom tonight on ABC at 9:31/8:31c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, The Mysteries of Laura, Criminal Minds, Cutthroat Kitchen, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Chicago PD, Stalker, & Top Chef.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

chicagopd1015smallChicago PD is definitely not showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon, and I for one am very enthused about that. This show is full of police drama, relationship drama, and honest stories—that makes a winning combination in my opinion. Last week, we watched as the team tracked down who was responsible for ordering the hit on Halstead that nearly cost him his life, and although Halstead was ordered to sit this one out, it was his heroics in the end that helped solve the situation. The speech Voight gave at the end about this unit being a family was really poignant and was a good illustration of why I love this show so much. Ruzek and Burgess had a few moments together, and while I’m loving all these sneaking around times, I really can’t wait until they have a real relationship out in the open, because they both deserve the happiness.

On tonight’s episode, “Chicken, Dynamite, Chainsaw,” two teenage girls have gone missing, and the team knows the clock is ticking to find them. Halstead, Antonio, and Lindsay investigate a tenement which gives them a much-needed lead. Voight brings the father of one of the girls to district in order to get some honest answers. Meanwhile, Platt puts Roman and Burgess on a gun buy-back, where they ask questions when they aren’t supposed to.

To see what kind of trouble Burgess gets herself into, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, Hell’s Kitchen, Modern Family, Cutthroat Kitchen, Red Band Society, black-ish, and Stalker.

Kyle’s Choice

topchefsmallTonight, the original Top Chef returns for its twelfth season on Bravo. This time around, the 16 new cheftestants are heading to my neck of the woods, Boston, for a New England-based season. Padma Lakshmi returns as host, and also back are the usual judges—Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, and Hugh Acheson. However, this year, former Top Chef winner Richard Blais will join the panel as a recurring judge.

I always enjoy watching what these chefs come up with and how their personalities clash in the kitchen. This original version of the series has a very different feel than the “Masters” spin-off—in the latter, everyone happily helps one another out, but in the former, it’s every chef for him/herself! I’m looking forward to another season of interesting challenges and fun guest stars set amongst a local (for me) backdrop.

On tonight’s episode, “Sudden Death,” the chefs must cook revamped versions of the first dish they created. Richard Blais serves as a judge. Appearing: Ming Tsai; Lydia Shire; Todd English; and Tiffani Faison.

Meet all the new cheftestants tonight on the 75-minute season premiere on Bravo at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, Criminal Minds, Stalker, Modern Family, black-ish, The Mysteries of Laura, Red Band Society, Arrow, American Horror Story: Freak Show, The League, and Franklin & Bash.

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