If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/8/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

archer18smallTonight, Archer returns for another season on FX. Last year, things took quite a drastic turn for our favorite, politically incorrect spies. ISIS was disbanded by the government, and Archer and the gang had to find a new way to make a living. So they took the huge stockpile of cocaine that was leftover from their previous missions, formed their own drug cartel, and soon found themselves the targets of other rival drug outfits. Meanwhile, Cheryl reinvented herself, becoming the hit country singer Cherlene, and Lana had a baby girl and revealed to Archer that he is the father.

In the end, we found out that the entire “Archer Vice” mission was really a deep-cover mission to assist the CIA. So where does that leave our favorite spies this season? Are they now working for the CIA? Will they form a new agency? (I can’t really see Archer working for the government.) And how will Archer and Lana having a baby together affect their relationship/work? I’m looking forward to another season of craziness!

On tonight’s season premiere, “The Holdout,” Archer must salvage a crashed plane.

See how the season starts tonight on FX at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Elementary, A to Z, Parenthood, and Babylon.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

thetastelogosmallThe Taste always amuses me because of the mentors and their interactions—especially Ludo. That man needs to take a chill pill. Last week was a New Year’s special, and the guest judge was Michael Symon, who I absolutely adore. The team challenge was won by Anthony’s team after he coached them to use pasta and uni, knowing that it was Symon’s favorite. Unfortunately, Nigella wasn’t that smart, and her team came in last, meaning that P.K. went home, leaving Nigella without a team in the race. I’m honestly not surprised. Her team was weak from the start. Later, we watched all the chefs battle it out for stars, and the two who were sent to the taste-off were Tarik and Natasha. What was really ironic was that the ingredient for the taste-off was pork, and neither of those chefs eat or cook it, which made it incredibly hard for them. In the end, Natasha’s dish just wasn’t good enough, so she went home.

On tonight’s episode, “Latin,” bold, bright and, most of all, flavorful and spicy! It’s Latin week, and the remaining competitors are tasked with creating dishes like ceviche and tacos. With both a group and a solo challenge ahead, in the end, two more cooks will be sent home. Chef Javier Plascencia is the guest judge this week.

To see who can’t handle the heat this week, tune in to ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Big Bang Theory, Mom, A to Z, Elementary, and Beat Bobby Flay.

Jenny’s Choice

themccarthys18smallI recommended The McCarthys in the podcast I did recently with Kyle & Jason from TVx3, and there’s a good reason for that. I love this show. It’s sweet and funny and the McCarthy family is just really great. (Plus, Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block is one of the stars, and if you read yesterday’s Remote post, you’ll know how much I love him! LOL) I love that the show’s slightly toned down the “Ronny’s gay!” story lines, yet it IS a part of the show. It feels natural to me now, not like they’re beating me over the head with it. Same for Jackie’s pregnancy. Yes, she’s pregnant, so we get the stories that go along with that, but it’s not shoved down our throats. They’ve found a great balance, which makes the show just a lot of fun to watch (even if, according to Kyle, the Boston accents are funny. LOL).

On tonight’s episode, “Sister Act,” when Marjorie’s overly competitive sister, Eileen, comes to visit, their sibling rivalry gets the better of them and forces their families to lie to each another. Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) guest stars.

See if the lies trip them up tonight on CBS at 9:31/8:31c.

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

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