If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/3/14

Christmas lights are up (inside—we don’t do outside lights because we live in a triplex), most of our Christmas presents are bought (still need niece & nephew), and next is making up the shopping list for food and placing an order for turkey & pies. I’m totally gearing up for Christmas. Woohoo! But all that’s exhausting, so I’ll be glad to relax to some great TV tonight. Check out our recommendations so you know what to watch when you do the same.

Jenny’s Choice

thegoldbergs123smallI’m so happy to have a new episode of The Goldbergs tonight. The last new ep was Thanksgiving, which was great. Erica wanted to skip the family tradition of cooking with Beverly, which of course her mother was against. They made a bet that Erica couldn’t keep up with Beverly’s Jazzercise class, and Beverly was shocked when Erica won. In the end, Erica helped her mom when she figured out why it was so important to Beverly, and the family had a great meal. I did love when Murray’s brother stopped by with pagers for the boys. *laugh* Anyone else remember pagers? Oh my word…

This show really cracks me up every week and takes me back to some fond (and not-so-fond) memories of when I was growing up. It’s by far one of my most favorite comedies on TV right now.

On tonight’s episode, “I Rode a Hoverboard,” Adam breaks his arm and exaggerates at school that he fell off of a hover board just like in the Back to the Future movie. But the lie threatens his friendship with Emmy Mirsky. Meanwhile, the family falls in love with the new Chinese restaurant in town, and Beverly fears she’s being replaced in the kitchen.

Find out how Beverly wins her family’s love & devotion back tonight on ABC at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, black-ish, Modern Family, Hot in Cleveland, Kitchen Inferno, Top Chef, & The Exes.
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Megan’s Choice

hellskitchen2012bsmallHonestly, what is with this group of chefs this year on Hell’s Kitchen? Last week’s episode had the annual taste-test episode, and these chefs were terrible at it, although Sterling was surprisingly better than everyone else. The funniest part of the taste test was that once they got three answers in a row wrong, their teammate was dunked in the dunk tank. After a close battle, the red team won yet again. I’m not sure if the blue team is ever going to win again. Bryant is by far the worst of the chefs, and not because he can’t cook but because he is as unstable as can be and under no circumstances will he be a leader. In the end, Fernando was sent home because Ramsay can’t see him leading a kitchen, which I hope will be the case next week with Bryant because I’m not sure I’ll be able to handle him anymore. What about you? Who do you like or despise on this show?

On tonight’s episode, “7 Chefs Compete,” Chef Ramsay challenges the remaining contestants to an artistic dish challenge. Inspired by a special appearance from speed artist Tim Decker, each contestant must create two servings of the same amuse-bouche. The contestants who earn the most points for their team, while impressing Chef Ramsay and guest judge and Epicurious Editor-in-Chief, Tanya Steel, will win a helicopter ride to Catalina Island and a meal at Bluewater Avalon. The losing team will unload and crack hundreds of coconuts in preparation for the next dinner service. During dinner service, both teams struggle with communication and getting dishes out on time to the VIP dinner guests, leading Chef Ramsay to send home a contestant before the elimination ceremony begins.

To see how the final contestants handle the pressure, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Red Band Society, black-ish, and Arrow.

Kyle’s Choice

the100123smallThe 100 has been moving non-stop since the premiere—don’t these people get any time to rest?! On the last episode, Clarke was reunited with her mother, and Clarke learned that Bellamy and Finn were both still alive. Clarke, Bellamy, and Octavia went on a mission to rescue Finn but soon discovered that he had gone overboard and was on a one-man-mission, eliminating any Grounders that stood in the way of him finding Clarke–he had already killed almost an entire village! Meanwhile, in Mount Weather, Maya started to suffer from radiation poisoning, and Jasper agreed to donate blood to save her life—what he doesn’t know is this was really a first test arranged by Cage Wallace to see how useful “the 47” could be to them. And elsewhere, Kane freed a prisoner, only to then be knocked out and put in a hole, where he was reunited with Jaha.

We also discovered last time that the Cerberus program is what is turning the Grounders into Reapers and that the Undergrounders only care about helping themselves, no matter what the cost to the Grounders or the 47. So what does that mean for Jasper and the rest of the 47? Will they suffer the same fate and become Reapers, or is there something in their biology that will prevent this from happening? What kind of effects will Jasper’s blood have on Maya, and will that make the 47 even more valuable than the Grounders? Will the 47 realize what is really going on in Mount Weather before it’s too late?

On tonight’s episode, “Fog of War,” the truth about Mount Weather is uncovered by Jasper and Monty.

See how Jasper & Monty learn the truth tonight on The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Survivor, The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-ish, Red Band Society, Arrow, American Horror Story: Freak Show, and Top Chef.

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