If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/9/17

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!

Megan’s Choice #1

MasterChef: Junior is always an exciting process to watch because the kitchen is filled with incredibly talented young people. The only issue I really struggle with is watching the kids when they run into issues or start to fail, because they get teary eyed and stressed out. Last week Cydney got through by the skin of her teeth after her vegan burger fell on the floor, but fortunately for her, two others messed up a little bit more. Eddie and Sam just missed the mark slightly with the vegan burger challenge, and I was definitely sad to see them go.

On tonight’s episode, “Kitchen Emergency,” the Top 16 face off in their first team challenge, during which they cook lunch for first responders. Each team will have to create a dish featuring a delicious filet mignon, and the guests will vote on which is better. The team with the most votes will win the challenge. Then, it’s up to the judges to determine which two cooks from the losing team will head home.

To find out how the young cooks make out with their team challenge, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.
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Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, FOX kicks off its own Survivor-like reality competition series, Kicking & Screaming, hosted by Hannah Simone (New Girl). Ten die-hard, experienced survivalists think they’re going to be partnered with someone of similar skills to complete for a $500K prize, but they are in for a shock when a boat pulls up containing ten out-of-shape novices (both men and women) who have never spent a day of their lives camping or roughing it in the wild. Each survivalist has been paired with someone who is his or her total opposite, and their fates are now intertwined: if their inexperienced partner decides to quit or can’t hack it anymore, both of them are eliminated. So it’s up to these men and women to teach their partners the skills they need to survive until the end, even if they’re kicking and screaming to quit. Each week the teams complete in two challenges. The winners of the first challenge get to choose between a luxury/prize or a game-related power, while the last-place team automatically participates in the elimination challenge, where one team will be removed from the competition.

I found tonight’s premiere to be quite entertaining. At first it is interesting to see the clash of personalities between the partners, but as the episode progresses there is this surprising camaraderie that starts to form, both within and among the teams. There are also some inspirational stories behind some of the contestants’ motivations for doing the show. While the novices all claim to have no wilderness experience, there are definitely some who will have an advantage over the others. For example, there’s a professional cheerleader who is in far better physical shape and will have more stamina than some of the larger, overweight novices. I’ll be interested to see if the skills of their partners help to balance things out a bit more.

On tonight’s premiere, “Welcome to the Jungle,” ten expert survivalists are teamed with ten pampered counterparts and placed in a forbidden wilderness where they encounter dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger, and extreme weather in a survival competition series.

Check out the latest competition series tonight on FOX at 9:01/8:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, The Great Indoors, Life in Pieces, Powerless, The Blacklist: Redemption, MasterChef: Junior, Riverdale, and Colony.

Megan’s Choice #2

What a horrible tragedy, losing Bill Paxton last week, long before his time. His loss will be felt by all. I’m not sure where that leaves his new show Training Day, because without the main leading actor, it’s going to be a difficult story to tell. Last week’s episode was very exciting, with Lockhart’s attempt to railroad Frank yet again but was met with another failure as well. I really enjoyed seeing Frank being sensitive when it came to a young child and going as far as helping an escaped inmate in order to save her. Time will tell how they write Frank off the show, but it’s going to leave a lot of unanswered questions in my opinion if the show decides to continue.

On tonight’s episode, “Faultlines,” an investigation into weapons trafficking becomes personal for Tommy when an old friend becomes connected to the case. Also, Lockhart demands to see results from Kyle’s investigation into Frank’s actions, leading Frank to reveal surprising information to his trainee.

Find out what information Frank has for Kyle tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Med, The Catch, The Blacklist: Redemption, Kicking & Screaming, and Beat Bobby Flay.

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