If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/16/14

Holy crap… Christmas is less than 6 weeks away! (Don’t shoot the messenger!) I cannot believe how fast time is flying by, and now all the fall finales start, as well as a bunch of Christmas specials, which I am always excited for. Speaking of Christmas specials, let’s see what we’re recommending tonight.

Megan’s Choice #1

angelsandornamentssmallYou can always count on Hallmark Channel to bring us some holiday cheer, and tonight they’re bringing it with a movie, Angels and Ornaments. I’m aware some of you may be avoiding these movies because it’s only November, but this TV addict is embracing the joy. One of the reasons that this movie caught my eye was because it stars Jessalyn Gilsig from Glee and one of my favorite actors from Flashpoint, Sergio Di Zio, who played Spike.

The movie follows Gilsig’s character, Corrine, as she prepares for her favorite holiday, auditioning for the Christmas concert at church and playing carols for shoppers at the music store where she works with her childhood friend Dave (Graham Abbey, Covert Affairs). Her holiday season gets a strange twist of romantic fate when a new co-worker, Harold (Di Zio), tries to form a love connection between Corrine and Dave. With Harold’s help, Corrine starts to see her friend in a different light, but she’s curious about Harold’s interest in her life. What Corrine doesn’t know is that Harold is on a Christmas Eve deadline from a higher power to make this holiday fairytale come true.

It’s a feel-good, romantic movie that is bound to help you get into the holiday spirit, so join me in feeling the joy when you tune in to Hallmark Channel at 8/7c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice #1

brooklyn991116smallI’ve loved the holiday-themed episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and that’s why it’s my first pick tonight. Last week, we saw Jake meet a beautiful woman (Eva Longoria) at a bar and they hit it off. He found out the next day in court that she was the defense attorney. Their banter in court was great. In the end, they decided to continue seeing each other without talking about work, since neither respects the other’s job. I’ll believe it when I see it… Besides, we all know he should be with Amy. *grin*

On tonight’s episode, “Lockdown,” the precinct goes into lockdown mode on Thanksgiving night, and Jake, who was left in charge, is confident in his ability to keep spirits high and avoid chaos. Amy is less confident, as things spiral out of control.

Check out the Thanksgiving fun tonight on FOX at 8:30/7:30c.

Kyle’s Choice

bobsburgers1116smallI’m excited to see that FOX has finally wised up and bumped Mulaney to the post-football slot (which means it’s not on tonight) and has given the 9:30p slot to Bob’s Burgers. A couple weeks ago, we got another fun Halloween-themed episode that found Tina trying to have a romantic relationship with a ghost in a box. And yes, it was as crazy and humorous as it sounds. I really enjoy this show—especially the kids—and am happy that (for now) it has been given a much better timeslot. Hopefully with the series airing post-Family Guy, it will find more of an audience!

On tonight’s episode, “Friends With Burger-fits,” when Bob learns that his burgers have contributed to Teddy’s health issues, he decides to become his workout buddy, and the two sign up for stuntman boot camp, which puts a strain on their friendship. Meanwhile, the kids put down an ice rink in the freezer, and Linda takes charge of their underground ice-wrestling league.

See if Bob and Teddy’s friendship survives “boot camp” tonight on FOX at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, CSI, Once Upon a Time, The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, The Walking Dead, The Missing, The Newsroom, The Comeback, Getting On, Homeland, and The Affair.

Megan’s Choice #2

guysgrocerygamessmallTonight is a night of feel-good TV for me, so that means some shows that make me giggle and don’t require a lot of deep thought, which all point to Guy’s Grocery Games! I love Guy Fieri and every single show he’s on, but this one is quickly becoming my favorite. The contestants are all usually amusing and the games add just enough difficulty to make them struggle for our entertainment. Personally, I think the hardest game is the one where they have to shop in one aisle only, because Lord knows I’m a fan of using the whole store! A game I know I’d kick ass at is the bargain bin game, and that’s because there have been times where I’ve had to pull a delicious meal together out of the crap left in my fridge and cupboards before I get paid and do my next grocery shop. What’s your favorite game? Which one do you think you could rock?

On tonight’s episode, “Aisle and Error,” it’s a middle-aisle showdown as four chefs try to make a decadent dish in Meals From the Middle. Next, a lot of math and a little ingenuity are required to make a seafood dinner for four with less than nine dollars! Then, it’s a mad dash through the aisles to make the best hot sandwich in Closing Time.

To see how tonight’s contestants fair, tune in to Food Network at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Walking Dead, Cutthroat Kitchen, Food Truck Face Off, Once Upon a Time, Madam Secretary, and Holiday Baking Championship.

Jenny’s Choice #2

jeffdunhamspecial1116smallI’ve loved comedian/ventriloquist Jeff Dunham for a long time now. He’s amazing at what he does, he’s hysterical, and his characters are a riot. He’s also very edgy, which is why his Comedy Central special tonight is my second pick. This hour-long special, “Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map,” is at least his fifth special on the network, and it’s already available for pre-order and will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on November 18, with an extra 20+ minutes of bonus features, including featurettes “Road to Scotland,” “Jeff Meets Some Competition,” “Malaysia Warning,” “Making Jacques,” and “Extreme Travel (0-110 Degrees).” It will also be available in the Comedy Central App on November 17, and on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network, Vudu, and Google Play on November 18.

Tonight’s special follows the comedian, along with Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Peanut, José Jalapeño, Bubba J, and Walter, as they embark on an unprecedented world tour across five continents. Along the way, Dunham encounters obstacles from being forbidden to bring Achmed on stage in Malaysia, to the possibility of imprisonment for telling a joke deemed offensive in Singapore or the United Arab Emirates. Dunham’s stand-up is interspersed with segments showcasing the funny and unique people and sights these cities have to offer.

Follow along with Jeff’s travels tonight on Comedy Central at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, Holiday Baking Championship, Catch a Contractor, CSI, & Cutthroat Kitchen.

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