If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/7/18

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

I was a big fan of the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which last aired in 2007 (not counting the reunion special in 2013). In that show, Carson Kressley (fashion), Jai Rodriguez (culture), Kyan Douglas (grooming), Ted Allen (food & wine), & Thom Felicia (design) teamed up to take straight men and turn them into…well, just better groomed & dressed straight men in better living conditions. Men who lived in messy houses and ate ramen or mac n cheese every night, had scraggly hair or unkempt beard, who wanted to clean up some for a special woman in their life (or to FIND a special woman) or their families, etc. Jai has been in some movies (& maybe TV?), Carson is everywhere it seems, I see Kyan all the time giving makeovers on the Rachael Ray Show, and Ted Allen is all over Food Network. The only one I haven’t seen anything of is Thom. But regardless, the show was a breakout hit and definitely launched a few careers.

Now it’s back as Queer Eye season six, taking place in and around Atlanta, Georgia, instead of New York. The show will touch on everything from LGBTQ rights to making farm-to-table foods and more. With this new season comes a new Fab Five: Tan France (fashion), Karamo Brown (culture), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming), Antoni Porowski (food & wine), & Bobby Berk (design). I don’t know anything about these guys, but I have my fingers crossed that they’ll be as entertaining as the original five!

Early this morning, Netflix dropped the entire sixth season, which means you can go now and binge-watch to your heart’s content.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Librarians, 9-1-1, Guy’s Grocery Games, Law & Order: SVU, Property Brothers, The Amazing Race, Chicago PD, Corporate, & Match Game.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, CBS kicks off the first ever Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, a compressed version of the popular reality competition series that will find 10 celebrities competing to stay in a house as cameras watch them 24/7. Of course, you’re not going to get the A-list stars to sign up for something like this, so the “celebrities” competing to be the first Celebrity Big Brother champ include Ariadna Gutiérrez (Miss Universe 2015), Brandi Lynn Glanville (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), MMA fighter Chuck Liddell, actor/singer James Maslow (Big Time Rush), actress Keshia Knight Pulliam (The Cosby Show), Tony award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray), singer Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), former NBA player Metta World Peace, former Trump aide Omarosa (The Apprentice), E!/The Tonight Show correspondent Ross Mathews, and actress/poker pro Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie).

While this is the first time there will be a Celebrity Big Brother in the U.S., the U.K. has been doing this special format for over a decade — I even checked out a season a while back, which happened to have Shannon Elizabeth’s American Pie co-star Tara Reid as one of the contestants, so things have come full circle for me! Even though this group of contestants includes many washed-up celebrities, they really aren’t that different from a normal season, where there are often several contestants just looking for their 15 minutes of fame. I look forward to seeing the new house and what kind of extra luxuries/perks the celebrities are going to get. I’m also curious as to what new twists and competitions will be thrown at the celebrities. And I’m interested to see what kind of clashes and unexpected friendships form between the contestants. It should be interesting to have someone caustic like Omarosa back in a reality competition!

Julie Chen will be back as the host, and Pop TV will also be airing its usual Big Brother After Dark live feed blocks, so set your DVRs or check your listings if you want even more to watch!

On tonight’s premiere, the celebrities will move into the house on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Queer Eye, Match Game, The Amazing Race, The Blacklist, The X-Files, 9-1-1, American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Schitt’s Creek, Let’s Get Physical, The Magicians, and Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block.

Megan’s Choice

I am beyond in love with 9-1-1. It is an incredible show. Last week Abby and Buck met in person for the first time when Abby’s mother went missing. Abby called Buck, and he came running like a white knight. It was fantastic. The sexual tension between them is intense, but when they parted ways, Abby decided they should get back to talking on the phone for a bit. Buck pushed that boundary by calling her and talking about being naked in bed. It was a very good scene. I’m very interested to see where this relationship is headed, but wherever it goes, it’ll be an adventure.

On tonight’s episode, “Heartbreaker,” on Valentine’s Day, a surprise marriage proposal goes awry with dangerous consequences. Athena attempts to help a desperate woman and unintentionally joins the Lonely Hearts Club. Bobby and Chimney pull holiday duty and learn about the “Casanova Fracture,” and Abby and Buck go on their first official date.

To see how Buck and Abby’s first date goes, tune in to FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, The Amazing Race, Chicago PD, and Guy’s Grocery Games.

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