If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/20/19

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

One of my favorite people to watch on TV is Poppy Montgomery. I loved her in both Unforgettable & Without a Trace, so I’m thrilled to have her back in Reef Break. I also like Ray Stevenson (Babylon Fields, Rome, Saints & Strangers), and Desmond Chiam (Now Apocalypse) is quite good-looking. And I LOVE the premise of this new drama. Poppy plays Cat Chambers, former thief-turned-fixer for the governor of a stunning and seductive Pacific Island paradise. She’s impulsive, reckless, yet irresistible, and her past gives her an instinctive gift for understanding crime and criminals as she becomes involved in adventures and intrigue on the island paradise known as The Reef. The show also stars Melissa Bonne (Pulse) and Australian actress Tamala Shelton.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” when former thief Cat Chambers returns home to the Pacific island paradise known as The Reef, she finds herself in the center of a kidnapping, when the daughter of the island’s most prominent resident goes missing.

Meet Cat in paradise tonight on ABC at 10/9c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

It seems like the broadcast networks are gung-ho for game shows this summer – from revivals and returning primetime game shows, to a few brand-new concepts. Tonight ABC is bringing viewers something they’ve never seen before…a competitive mini-golf series! However, Holey Moley isn’t just your run-of-the-windmill putt-putt. The course has been supersized and loaded with extreme obstacles, giving the show a bit of a Wipeout feel. Each episode begins with 12 contestants facing off in head-to-head, sudden-death matches. Six of these contestants will then proceed to the second round, where 3 more will be eliminated. The final 3 contestants will then take on the massive Mt. Holey Moley, where the winner will walk away with $25K, the Golden Putter trophy, and the coveted plaid jacket!

Providing commentary on the matches are comedian/actor Rob Riggle (Modern Family, Angie Tribeca) and sports commentator Joe Tessitore. And providing coverage from the course with the players are correspondent Jeannie Mai (The Real, Home & Family) and resident golf pro Stephen Curry. I haven’t seen the series yet, but I’ve been excited to check it out ever since I first heard about the concept. (I’m a big fan of mini-golf.) From the ads, it looks like it should be a lot of fun – the contestants even appear to dress up and really embrace the zaniness of it all.

On tonight’s premiere, “Putt Up or Shut Up,” a special Grammy Award-winning celebrity guest makes an appearance on The Distractor hole in an attempt to distract the putters and break their focus.

Catch all the fun (and when’s the last time you thought that in relation to golf?!) tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Family Food Fight, Reef Break, Life in Pieces, MasterChef, Spin the Wheel, and iZombie.

Jenny’s Choice #2

It’s time for another game show that I really enjoyed when I screened the premiere, Spin the Wheel, executive produced by Justin Timberlake and hosted by Dax Shepard. This is a bit like The Wall, in terms of a ball landing in money slots, but it’s also different enough to be fresh and fun. A contestant steps up to answer pop culture trivia before spinning the colossal 40-foot wheel that stands upright and holds upwards of 20 million dollar. Each episode features a different contestant, and it involves his or her family/friends. It’s a lot of fun, and Dax is great as host.

On tonight’s episode, “Konzelman Family,” this week’s contestant, Daniel Konzelman, will test his knowledge and luck for a chance to win millions.

Don’t miss tonight’s premiere on FOX at 9/8c.

Jenny’s Choice #3

Megan was originally going to recommend this one, but she’s busy getting her daughter set for her grade 8 graduation. (Congrats, Chloe!) And since this is one I’m very much looking forward to, I figured I’d write it up since she couldn’t! 😀

Hosted by TV personality and chef Ayesha Curry, a renowned restaurateur, founder of Homemade, and a New York Times best-selling cookbook author, the show will feature family teams dishing out their best culinary skills. Each family will tap into their uniquely diverse cultural heritage as they square off with their most prized family recipes. There’s a lot of fast-paced cooking fun, good humor, and healthy rivalries as they work to impress not only Ayesha, who is judging along with hosting, as well as world-renowned chefs, authors, restaurateurs, and television personalities Cat Cora (Iron Chef America) and Graham Elliot (MasterChef). Only one family will claim the coveted title of America’s No. 1 Food Family and take home the $100,000 prize!

I’ve watched a couple of other shows like this. A British version as well as the more recent Dinner Takes All on BYUtv. So I’m thrilled to get another iteration of it, and I love all three judges, so it should be a lot of fun!

On tonight’s episode, “Meet the Families: Part 1,” featured families will take on a series of cooking challenges, including a six-course family feast and a breakfast-for-dinner spread, before facing elimination in front of the celebrity judging panel. The three families who impress the judges the most will advance to the next round of the competition. Families featured in this episode include the White Family, the Graves Family, the Lenzi Family, and the Lee Family.

Meet the families tonight on ABC at 9/8c.

Jenny’s Choice #4

I know. I know. FOUR picks. I couldn’t resist! Tonight is the premiere of what sounds like a fun cooking show on FYI called Man vs Master. Unknown chefs working in the trenches of the food industry compete for the opportunity of a lifetime: a coveted apprenticeship with a world-renowned celebrity chef, such as Jonathan Waxman, Ming Tsai, Art Smith, Elizabeth Falkner, & more. But in order to win, they will have to beat the master in a face-off first. One of my favorite chefs from Food Network shows, Richard Blais, an American chef, successful restauranteur, and James Beard-nominated author, hosts, and that’ll make this show even that much more fun. He’s funny, a great, inventive chef, and always a lot of fun, so I have no doubt he’ll add a lot to what sounds like a fun show already.

On tonight’s episode, “In a Pickle,” Oprah Winfrey’s former chef Art Smith challenges chefs Geter, Georgeanne, and Nick to get creative with ancient grains and tests their technique with quick pickling; Bill Esparza judges to see which chef has what it takes.

Don’t miss the competition tonight on FYI at 11/10c.

I’ll also be watching Holey Moley, MasterChef, Family Food Fight, & Beat Bobby Flay.

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