If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/11/14

Before we get into TV, I’d like to take a moment to thank all our veterans. Today is Veteran’s Day, so if you or someone you know has served in the military, know that you have our greatest support and admiration and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Find a restaurant that’s giving out free food to veterans and have fun tonight! Now, on to TV… Check out what we’re recommending veterans and non-veterans alike watch tonight.

Jenny’s Choice

chicagofire1111smallSomething big is coming to NBC tonight and tomorrow night. A real, honest-to-goodness crossover event between Chicago Fire tonight and Law & Order: SVU & Chicago PDLaw & Order: SVU Executive Producer Warren Leight and Chicago Fire & Chicago PD Executive Producer Matt Olmstead, where they talk more about it. You can read that here.

On tonight’s episode of Chicago Fire, “Nobody Touches Anything,” members of Firehouse 51 are forced to contend with a house fire, but when the injured owner is rescued from his cellar clutching a suspicious box, Lt. Severide brings Sergeant Voight and Detective Lindsay into the mix for further investigating. Elsewhere, Mills wonders if the dangers of Newhouses’s off-duty gig are worth the cash returns, while Molly’s II is in dire need of a good chef. Jason Beghe & Sophia Bush guest star from Chicago PD.

Find out what’s in the box tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing MasterChef: Junior, NCIS, 19 Kids & Counting, A Hero’s Welcome, MasterChef Canada, NCIS: NOLA, Chopped, Forever, Person of Interest, Town of the Living Dead, Chrisley Knows Best, & Benched.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

masterchefjuniorsmallLast week, season two of MasterChef: Junior premiered, and just like the first season, I was left in awe of the skills of these young kids. It was nice to see Alexander return to pick the mystery box ingredients, as well as give us some details about his life since winning last season—was it just me, or did his busy life make you question what you’ve been doing this year? Some of the early standouts were Oona, with her chicken liver pate (I don’t even begin to know how to make that), as well as Mitchell and his perfectly fried egg, which is hard for the best of chefs. Overall, I am super impressed with the talent and looking forward to the season. I also really enjoy seeing the softer sides of the judges when they’re dealing with the kids. It really is a nice change from their usual judging styles.

On tonight’s episode, “Flip It,” in a flipping awesome pre-challenge, the junior home cooks will race to see who can flip and stack the most pancakes, and the winner will put the judges in a very sticky situation. The judges then task the kids to create their best citrus cream pie.

To see which of these kids have the best pancake flip, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS: NOLA, The Voice, NCIS, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Mindy Project, Chicago Fire, and Chopped.

Kyle’s Choice

townofthelivingdeadsmallTonight the first season of the Syfy docuseries Town of the Living Dead comes to a close. All season-long we have seen the crazy adventures the folks of Jasper, Alabama have gone through as they struggled to realize their longtime quest of making a Zombie movie. When we last left Jasper, it looked like director John had thrown in the towel, and was seeking a less stressful lifestyle. It seemed like his film would never get completed, but Tina and the others decided that if anyone could convince John to return and realize his dream, it was Freddy Krueger himself, Mr. Robert Englund. So they tracked down Robert at a local convention and convinced him to try to talk John into finishing the movie.

Tonight, Syfy has a special 3-hour event planned, appropriately starting at midnight ET/PT—the 1-hour season finale of the docuseries Town of the Living Dead, followed by the world premiere of the completed film, Thr33 Days Dead. I have really enjoyed the humor and fun of the making-of series and getting to know the folks both in front of and behind the camera. It seems like an impossible task to make a film over 6+ years, with hardly any budget, makeshift effects, and an ever-changing cast, and still have it come out coherent and entertaining. We’ve seen glimpses of scenes throughout the making-of series, but I am really excited to see how the final product turned out and watch the entire story play out.

At this year’s Syfy Digital Press Tour, there was a panel with the cast of Town of the Living Dead—you can find my write-up of the event, along with video of the entire panel at NoReruns.net.

On tonight’s first half of the finale, “Robert Englund to the Rescue,” Robert Englund gives John a pep talk, and then the horror icon helps the crew plead their case to the town of Jasper. Meanwhile, Laura takes the role of Robert’s assistant very seriously. Then, in “That’s a Wrap!” Tina and the crew need to find zombie extras for the movie’s final shot, plus they have to perfect a human slingshot but run into a problem when a member of the team is injured.

Afterward, stay tuned for the world premiere of the movie that took over 6 years to make, Thr33 Days Dead, in which a fishing trip turns into a nightmare for three childhood friends who are horrified to discover that zombies are real and are taking over the world.

See the two final episodes of the series and then the completed movie on Syfy starting at 12AM/11PMc.

I’ll also be watching/recording Selfie, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. , Forever, MasterChef, New Girl, The Mindy Project, The Flash, Supernatural, Sons of Anarchy, Chrisley Knows Best, Benched, Awkward, Faking It, and Happyland.

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