If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/31/17

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!

Jenny’s Choice

My pick tonight is another new competition series, but it’s even more different than last night’s dance one. Tonight is the start of Big Star Little Star on USA Network. The fabulous Cat Deeley is host, and she’s just as charming and fun as she is as host on So You Think You Can Dance. On this celebrity family game show, celebrities are paired with their kids as they have fun testing their knowledge of one another. All of the teams win money for their charities at the end, not just the winners of each episode, which makes it even better. Through a handful of different rounds, we get to learn more about the celebrities and their personal lives from their kids…who won’t fail to be completely honest about what their parents are REALLY like at home, away from the cameras and Hollywood. I’ve seen a few of the episodes already and really enjoy it. It’s certainly the funniest when the celebrity parent is just as honest about themselves as their kids are!

On tonight’s episode, Cat is joined by Todd Chrisley and son Grayson, Marissa Jaret Winokur and son Zev, and Chad Johnson and daughter Cha’iel.

Catch all the fun tonight on USA Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Little Big Shots, MasterChef, Bakers vs Fakers, Brother vs Brother, The F Word, & Cooks vs Cons.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, the third/final season of the AT&T/DirecTV original series Kingdom kicks off on Audience. I don’t have DirecTV or AT&T U-verse but recently caught up on the first two seasons via DVD (which is available next Tuesday at Walmart). I had always assumed this was a show just about MMA fighting but was pleased to discover that it is so much more than that. The fights, while realistically brutal to watch, are just a small piece of the series – it is much more of a family drama, following the lives of those who work and train in the Navy Street Gym in Venice, CA. The second half of last season mainly focused on the big match-up (and subsequent rematch) between Ryan & Jay. The two are like brothers, and coach Alvey was put in the tough position of choosing whether to stand in the corner of his own son or of the fighter he had trained and groomed. Just before the fight, Ryan discovered that his girlfriend had been murdered, which threw off his concentration and ultimately caused him to lose the match. Meanwhile, Lisa finally returned after the loss of her baby and was eager to get back together with Alvey once she saw he had already moved on. However, shortly after Alvey broke up with his new girlfriend, Lisa was already making out with Ryan, her previous love. And throughout last season Nate was trying to come to terms with his sexuality and was terrified when he discovered that his brother Jay has learned the truth. However, Jay seemed to be totally cool with it and was back to joking with his brother in no time.

After binging the first two seasons over the last two weeks, I’m really excited for these final ten episodes of the series. I’ve really enjoyed these characters over the past thirty episodes and look forward to seeing what happens in this final chapter. Are Ryan and Lisa now a thing, or was that just a one night only get-together? How will Alvey react to this, and will it change how he treats/coaches Ryan? Will Ryan’s crazy roommate Keith finally end up killing someone else? (How can Ryan still trust him after he almost bashed his girlfriend with a hammer?!) How quickly will Jay move on from the loss of Ava, and will he ever give up on trying to save his mother? And will Nate come out to the rest of his family and friends, or is he still too worried about how that news would affect his fighting career? It should be another exciting season, and I hope the series wrap things up nicely by the end.

On tonight’s premiere, “Wolf Tickets,” Nate looks to prove himself in the cage, and Ryan defends his title. Jay seeks balance in his new life. With plans to take King Beast to the next level, Garo presents Alvey with a lucrative offer.

Check out the beginning of the final season tonight on Audience at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Carmichael Show, MasterChef, The F Word, Fargo, & Big Star Little Star.

Megan’s Choice

Tonight we are getting a double dose of the always awesome Gordon Ramsay, first with MasterChef and then with the series premiere of The F Word. The new series will be live, and we’ll be watching while Ramsay has families and friends battle each other in cook-offs with Ramsay also doing cooking demos himself.

I am super excited about this because Ramsay is always entertaining and I love learning new recipes. Ramsay is bound to be entertaining and unpredictable, which will make for great television.

On tonight’s episode, “Episode One,” the hour will combine good food and great cooking with Ramsay’s passion, energy, and humor. Teams of families and friends will battle it out LIVE in a high-stakes cook-off, hoping to impress Ramsay, as well as celebrities, VIPs, and other dinner guests. As the battle heats up, the show will feature Ramsay hosting highly stylized cooking demos and out-of-the-kitchen adventures with fans, foodies, and surprise guests.

Find out if this new show is for you tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching MasterChef, Little Big Shots, and Bakers vs Fakers, & Cooks vs Cons.

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