If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/18/14

It’s a week until Christmas Day, and I am definitely looking forward to the two weeks the kids are home because it means we all get to sleep in! While I relax and think about catching up on sleep, let’s see what you should be watching tonight.

Megan’s Choice

thetastesmallThe Taste has been great so far this season, and it would appear that some things never change—such as Ludo having a bad temper and Nigella’s team being full of female attitude problems. I really enjoyed last week’s episode that was centered around seafood. I love all kinds of seafood but especially scallops—they are just so darn good! In the first part of the episode, Nigella’s team was a hot mess with the know-it-all chef Lindsay, causing quite the kerfuffle after Nigella’s team was voted worst again in the team challenge. Ultimately Lindsay was sent home because of her inability to take directions from her mentor. Moving on to the solo round, the writing was on the wall from the beginning when Marcus’s team had the expert advice of the guest chef in their kitchen, but Jake was still lost. The kid is nice, but ultimately his age and inexperience were his undoing and he was sent to the taste-off to compete against Jen (from Ludo’s team). I have to say that Jake was definitely working hard with Marcus’s coaching, but Ludo yelling at Jen was making me nervous for her. In the end, Jen came through and Jake was sent home because his halibut was overcooked. Sacrilege. I’m loving this season so far and look forward to seeing more of the intense mentors.

On tonight’s episode, “Happy Holidays,” ’tis the season for all things delicious with 13 remaining cooks competing in holiday-themed challenges. Tasked with creating dishes based on fowl, duck, and spiced chocolate desserts, the cooks take to the kitchen to see who will make the best bite. In the end, two more competitors will be sent home. Chef Naomi Pomeroy of Beast Restaurant in Portland, OR, is the guest judge during this episode.

To see which two chefs go home tonight, tune in to ABC starting at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching White Collar, Food Truck Face Off, Mom, People Magazine Awards, The McCarthys, Beat Bobby Flay, and Elementary.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

themccarthys1218smallI’ve really been enjoying The McCarthy’s on CBS. The cast works so perfectly with each other, and I love the writing. I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite character because I truly love watching them all. Last week, Marjorie had to go into the hospital overnight for gall bladder surgery, and it was going to be the first night she and Arthur had been apart. She drew up a list of instructions for him, such as remembering to stay hydrated (while giving him a list of things he could drink), not using the stove, etc. He scoffed at that, but of course, what happened? He fell while trying to make a grilled cheese sandwich and then had to stay at the hospital longer because he was dehydrated. *laugh* The “kids” attempting to hide him from Marjorie was great—especially the dead guy Sean invented. And when Arthur told the kids to go home without him because he was going to stay with Marjorie, I couldn’t help but smile. I truly adore this cute show.

On tonight’s fall finale, “Red Sox Swap,” Red Sox Swap” when Pam, the McCarthys’ upstairs tenant, is heartbroken over a recent breakup, Marjorie invites her to celebrate Christmas with the family and watch them play their extremely competitive annual gift exchange game. Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) & Gilles Marini guest star.

Laugh along with me tonight on CBS at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Taste, Two and a Half Men, Beat Bobby Flay, & Elementary.

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