If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/7/17

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!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, after three years, Psych returns to USA Network with Psych: The Movie! For eight seasons (and a musical) we followed the adventures of fake psychic detective Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his slightly more serious best friend Gus (Dulé Hill). As the series ended, it was finally time for Shawn and Gus to go their separate ways. Gus had found his dream job, and Shawn had moved to San Francisco, where girlfriend Juliet (Maggie Lawson) and Chief Vick (Kirsten Nelson) had already relocated. Shawn planned to open up a new detective agency, and to his surprise, Gus had quit his job and also headed to San Francisco. Shawn finally proposed to Juliet, but as he was handing her the ring, someone grabbed it and ran off.

So, what has happened in the three years since we last saw these characters? Did Juliet say yes? Are she and Shawn married? Are Shawn and Gus back to their old psychic detective tricks? Psych is one of my all-time favorite shows. I can re-watch episodes anytime and still laugh out loud. While TV is getting darker and grittier these days, this series was from USA Network’s lighter, blue sky programming era. It was so smartly written, with lots humor and fun pop culture references mixed in. The buddy relationship between Shawn and Gus is what all friendships should be like! I haven’t seen the film yet, so I’m just as excited as all the other Psych-O’s out there to see what this new adventure holds. I’m sure it’s going to be a hilarious, fun ride, and I hope this is just one of many Psych movies to come!

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I got the opportunity to speak with the cast. They talked about what it was like returning to their characters, and they gave some hints as to what we can expect from tonight’s movie, including some of the amazing guest stars. You can find my videos from the press room at NoReruns.net. (http://www.noreruns.net/2017/08/15/psych-movie-press-room-san-diego-comic-con-2017/)

On tonight’s movie, after three years, the gang reunite when an assailant targets one of their own.

Catch up with Shawn & the gang tonight on USA Network at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Great American Baking Show, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Life in Pieces, Gotham, The Orville, Top Chef, Van Helsing, Ghost Wars, and Chrisley Knows Best.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice #1

I love, love, love baking shows. My first one was The Great British Bake-Off, watching it on PBS. But then they started the US version, and now I’ve been watching both ever since. Tonight is the season premiere of The Great American Baking Show, and I’m a bit sad because the hosts for the first two seasons – husband-and-wife team Ian Gomez and Nia Vardalos – aren’t back this year. Neither is judge Mary Berry. Instead, joining returning judge Johnny Iuzzini is the other judge from the British version, Paul Hollywood, along with new hosts Ayesha Curry (judged an episode each of Chopped Junior & Guy’s Grocery Games, has her own show on Food Network, and is married to Golden State Warrior NBA player Stephen Curry) and Anthony “Spice” Adams (retired pro football player for the 49ers and Bears, turned football analyst and television host). I don’t know anything about him and have only seen her a couple of times as she hosted those two episodes, so I have no idea what they’ll be like – both by themselves and together. I’ll definitely miss Nia and Ian, who have such fantastic chemistry together and are each so funny. Hopefully Ayesha and Anthony will be as well.

On tonight’s 2-hour episode, “Cake and Morning Treats Week,” slices of cake and morning treats are made by the bakers as they begin this new round of competition.

Check out all the yummy, sugary goodness tonight on ABC at 9/8c.

Jenny’s Choice #2

I got started late to Top Chef, but I’ve never looked back. I just love cooking competition series, and this is one of the best. Each season, they go somewhere different to focus on specialties of that region, and this season, they’re in Colorado. That should be fun. They’ve done New Orleans and Texas recently, which are both warm and muggy, and although Boston was quite a bit cooler, Colorado can be a totally different environment. I don’t know if they were there filming during summer or winter, but hopefully we’ll see some snow and cooking outdoors in the cold. Does that make me mean?! LOL Regardless, they’re heading to Denver, Boulder, Telluride, and Aspen, some of the most beautiful country in the US, so I’m excited for it, cold weather or not.

On tonight’s episode, “It’ll Take More than Pot Luck,” a diverse group of chefs must make a potluck dish to introduce themselves to the judges; the chefs also prepare their take on a meat-and-potatoes dish for a block party with 200 diners and Denver’s biggest culinary names.

Check out the 75-minute season 14 premiere tonight on Bravo at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Psych: The Movie, Chopped, The Orville, Beat Bobby Flay, & S.W.A.T.

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