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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/30/13

Happy Sunday! It’s the start of a new week—the last day of June! Time flies. It’s also gonna be a short work week for most people because of Independence Day on Thursday, the 4th of July. My husband has both Thursday & Friday off work, my kid is gone this week to visit my family in Oklahoma, so I’m gonna have a good week. 😉 And that starts tonight, with some fun new episodes! Check out what we recommend you watch.

Jenny’s Choice

foodnetworkstar2013smallLast week on Food Network Star, the contestants got to relax at the movies—NOT! Instead, they were split up into teams of three and had to draw themes to determine what genre of movie they would not only cooking for, but performing a trailer for in order to promote their food: Romance, Musical, or Western. The trailers were a mixed bag. The Romance was a little cheesy, got a little raunchy, but was pretty good. The musical was pretty funny, but mainly because two of the three have terrible voices, and the one that CAN sing mumbled so much you couldn’t understand it all. The Western was the best. I really enjoyed it—and apparently, so did the audience, as they were the top vote getters. Rodney, Lovely, and Viet were in the bottom three. Viet is too shy/awkward in front of the camera. If he could put out food that the judges know he can in addition to coming more alive in front of the audience/camera, he’d be golden. Rodney hasn’t been consistent with his food—even the pies, which is odd, since he’s the pie king. So he needs to step up his game. The judges feel he has promise, though, so he stayed. In the end, Lovely, who was having big trouble with her food, was the one sent home, which I was more than okay with.

On tonight’s episode, “4th of July Live,” the remaining contestants are challenged to take part in live television scenarios where “E! News” host Terrence Jenkins will test them. The competitors assist with a special Fourth fo July show that offers recipe & party tips (much like the Food Network Thanksgiving special each year, it sounds like!).

See the fun tonight on Food Network at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing HGTV Star, Whodunnit?, Crossing Lines, Falling Skies, & Iron Chef America.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/16/12

Tonight is a very slow night for new TV, and because of that, JJ and Megan are taking the night off. But Kyle & I are here to tell you what we think you should be watching, so read on! 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

thenextironchefsmallThere are several things on tonight for me, a couple of which are actually surprising even to me. (I quit watching Royal Pains very early this season, but I want to watch Evan & Paige get married… And I didn’t watch Ashley’s season of The Bachelorette, but I’m a sucker for this type of thing, so I’ll be watching her wedding to J.P. 🙂 ) But the show I’ll enjoy most tonight is the new episode of The Next Iron Chef. Last week was all about fusion—awkward and just plain wrong food pairings, like chicken liver & peppermints, bone marrow & Skittles, calamari & mini marshmallows, and more. Surprisingly, the judges liked most of the dishes. In the end, it was Chefs Appleman & Mehta that got sent (erroneously, in my opinion) to the Secret Ingredient Showdown. Neither chef excelled in the challenge, but Chef Appleman won by virtue of his whole shrimp head he included in his dish, sending Chef Jehangir Mehta home. I honestly don’t know who I’m rooting for anymore. Some of my favorites coming into the competition have shown incredible attitude, so Chef Amanda Freitag might be my frontrunner now.

On tonight’s episode, “Transcendence,” the four remaining competitors encounter famed magician David Copperfield, who magically reveals an ingredient to be utilized by the chefs in a challenge that involves constructing a delicious Las Vegas-style buffet meal.

Don’t miss the competition tonight on Food Network at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Next Iron Chef @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Sugar Dome, The Bachelorette: Ashley & J.P.’s Wedding, & Royal Pains.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/7/12

Here in Canada, we’re celebrating a long weekend for Thanksgiving, so I plan on staying up late to catch up on all the shows I have saved up on my DVR, but that’s not until I take in some new TV tonight. It’s been a busy couple of weeks for television, and this week is shaping up to be just as busy. Let’s see what you should be watching.

Megan’s Choice

I can’t help but get sucked into The Amazing Race every single season, and this season is definitely no exception. Last week’s season premiere had me interested from the first second, although when they did the eating challenge where they ate the fallopian tubes—I may have turned away a time or two to avoid the nausea. I already don’t like Abbie & Ryan because they will never hesitate to step on another team, and while I understand it was for the $2 million, it still seemed a bit sketchy to me.

On tonight’s episode, “Long Hair, Don’t Care,” the race continues in Surabaya, Indonesia, where one team makes a bold move, but it could cost them the game, while another Racer breaks down amid the frustration of a roadblock.

Remember to adjust your DVRs because of the ridiculous sport they call football. To see how the racers manage this leg of the race, tune in to CBS at 8:30/7:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Amazing Race @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Once Upon a Time, The Mentalist, 666 Park Avenue, Breaking Amish, Iron Chef America, Homeland, and America’s Funniest Home Videos.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/30/12

Yay! It’s a new week on the crazy train that is fall TV. We get a bit of a break mid-week because of the political debate, but not much of one. That’s ok, though… I’m loving all the great episodes so far! Tonight is a really busy night of premieres plus lots of other great new episodes, so check out what the four of us think you should be watching.

Jenny’s Choice

Last season’s finale of The Mentalist was suspenseful & shocking from beginning to end. It started six months after Patrick Jane was dismissed from the CBI and ended with Wainwright dead and Red John once again having escaped the grasp of Jane & the CBI, with the addition of the FBI this time around. Obviously, Jane has to stay with the CBI, but how has his time away changed him? Tonight’s season premiere should go a long way to answering that…I hope. 🙂

On tonight’s episode, “The Crimson Ticket,” while Jane tries to decipher Lorelei’s connection to Red John, the CBI team is forced to partner with the FBI to solve the murder of a hotel employee. Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) returns as Lorelei Martins, Polly Walker (Rome) guest stars as Senior FBI Agent Alexa Schultz, and Ivan Sergei (Gravity) guest stars as FBI Agent Gabe Mancini.

Don’t miss it tonight on CBS at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Mentalist @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Amazing Race, Cupcake Wars, The Great Food Truck Race, & Copper.
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Ramblings of a Shipper’s Heart: The Woe of Woo

The other day, I was looking at shows that are building up on my DVR, and Scott, my husband, just shook his head and sighed. I have six episodes of Burn Notice (which includes last season’s finale) and five episodes of Royal Pains on there. That’s every episode of the first and all but the first two episodes of the second so far this season. I can’t bring myself to watch them (although I have hopes about that changing soon with Burn Notice…). Why? Because I hate a story line so much on both shows that I can’t enjoy the shows themselves. And yes, the title of this post is about a Shipper (which, if you don’t know, means someone who roots for a certain relationship (ergo, “shipper”) from a TV show, movie, book, whatever. Not all of this rant is about relationship woes on TV, but I suppose there is an underlying theme for most of them. 😉

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