If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/20/18

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 #1

I am loving season two of The Guest Book. It really threw me at first when I realized they’d switched locations and half the cast, but really, Eddie and Vivian really are fantastic all on their own. Add in the very mismatched couple of Nikki & Tommy and cutie Bodhi, and it’s made for a really fun season so far. My favorite part of last week was when Vivian convinced Bodhi to come stay with her and he found her hidden camera in the tissue box in the bathroom. Somehow she made him think someone from the store had put the camera in there. *snicker* I thought she was going to faint (or have a big O) on the spot when he said the way to get back at them was to…well, pleasure himself in front of the camera so they had to see it. That would serve them right! Ha! That whole scene was hysterical.

The guests have been fun this season too. The “drug rehabilitation” people I think were my favorites – or rather, that story line. I also really loved that they brought back Michael Rapaport’s character from last season. And of course, I’m on pins and needles to see when or if the scorpion is going to strike!

On tonight’s episode, “Invisible Son,” Clem asks a stripper to pretend to be his girlfriend in order to convince his vacationing family that he is normal. Once they get to Bare Feet Retreat we discover that Clem’s fake girlfriend isn’t the only thing he’s been lying about. Lexi Ainsworth, Lisa Rinna, Matthew Willig, Pete Davidson, & Tipper Newton guest star.

To see what else Clem lied about, tune in to TBS at 10:30/9:30c.
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Kyle’s Choice

The Kids Are Alright continues to be one of the highlights of my Tuesdays. Last week, Eddie accidentally broke a bottle of champagne, spilling it all over his bedroom, so he asked his girlfriend Wendi to keep his mother Peggy distracted why he cleaned things up. Peggy, who had been listening outside the door, already knew what was going on, but she decided to have a little fun with the situation and test Wendi’s loyalties. As Peggy and Wendi went on a girls’ day out – which involved doing an updo-and-dash at a hair salon, and other questionably legal activities – Eddie enlisted the help of his brothers to clean things up. Some of them were more helpful than others – Frank, of course, was eager to tattle, and so he was tied to the clothes line. Meanwhile, the guys were also on the lookout for their father, Mike, who had accidentally left his lunch at home when he left for work and could appear at any moment to retrieve it.

Not many comedies have me laughing out loud each week, but this one usually does. Having grown up with two brothers, I often find the show to be very relatable – I can definitely remember times when my brothers and I did something we shouldn’t have and were rushing to clean things up before our parents returned home! I really enjoy the relationships and interactions between the brothers, though I must admit that I was the Frank in the family at times. While I find the series to be really funny, it especially shines whenever the story involves Peggy hatching some sort of scheme to test/catch her children in the act!

On tonight’s episode, “Boxing,” Timmy must choose between his dad’s dreams for him and his own dreams of showbiz glory; feeling rusty after being at the seminary for so long, Lawrence asks Eddie to help prepare him for a date by taking him on a practice date.

See how Lawrence’s practice date goes tonight on ABC at 8:31/7:31c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Final Table, black-ish, The Rookie, This Is Us, The Flash, The Little Drummer Girl, Flipping Out, and The Guest Book.

Megan’s Choice

There were a lot of people wondering if The Rookie could contribute anything to a television landscape that is already saturated with police dramas, but in my opinion this show has filled a spot we didn’t even know needed filling. Nathan Fillion is fantastic in this role, and I am so pleased he is back on my screen weekly in all his quirky sexiness.

On last week’s episode, Nolan broke up with Lucy after his training officer pointed out that it was unfair to her because if anyone found out, it was all they’d ever think about. It was sad to see because they were obviously falling in love, but it is true that as a woman, Lucy is more likely for her career to be affected by the relationship. Hopefully they all work it out and in the end they can be together.

On tonight’s episode, “The Roundup,” Nolan, the rookies, and their training officers get involved in a competition that pits them against each other, while Lucy notices Tim is obsessed with winning at all costs.

To see how this competition shapes up, tune in to ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, The Flash, The Conners, The Kids Are Alright, The Voice, New Amsterdam, Chopped, and This is Us.

Jenny’s Choice #2

I’ve never heard of The Final Table, but this global culinary competition series is right up my alley, given how much I love cooking competition shows! The entire first season premiered late last night/early this morning on Netflix.

Twelve teams of two chefs from around the world competing for a spot at the Final Table, where one of the two final chefs will join nine legendary culinary icons: Enrique Olvera (Mexico), Andoni Aduriz (Spain), Clare Smyth (UK), Helena Rizzo (Brazil), Vineet Bhatia (India), Grant Achatz (US), Carlo Cracco (Italy), Yoshihiro Narisawa (Japan) and Anne-Sophie Pic (France). Each episode will focus on a different country and its cuisine, such as Mexico, France, Japan, India, Italy, & more. Judges include celebrity ambassadors, food critics, and the country’s greatest chefs, and the show is hosted by Andrew Knowlton, James Beard award-winning writer and Editor at Large for Bon Appétit.

Check out the whole first season now on Netflix!

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Conners, NCIS, The Kids Are Alright, Chopped, FBI, The Little Couple, NCIS: New Orleans, & The Rookie.

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