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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/7/13

The first week of summer vacation is behind us, and so far, no one has killed each other, so that’s a plus! This next week is going to be filled with lots of trips to the park, the lake, and of course, sun block galore…so before I start this week of insanity, let’s see what you should be watching tonight.

Megan’s Choice

whodunnitsmallI have actually been enjoying Whodunnit?, because while it’s not exactly the best acting or contestants, I find the mysteries to be intriguing. The part where they have to examine the body in the morgue is quite realistic, which would probably be a little too intense for me personally. Last week, we watched Adrianna get a card saying she was in danger, which was fine with me, because that woman was incredibly annoying. At the end, we watched her try to escape from the house on a golf cart, which exploded, “killing” her.

On tonight’s episode, “Kaboom,” as the 10 remaining guests attempt to solve the latest murder, suspicion and tension among them leads to more alliances and backstabbing.

To watch and see the contestants start to crumble, tune in to ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching True Blood, Ray Donovan, and Food Court Wars.
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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… 6/9/13

I’m so glad it’s Sunday, because that means a new week of great TV (with even more premieres this week!). Then again, being Sunday means it’s also halfway through the weekend… It’s quite the dichotomy! I both love it and hate it. As for TV, there’s some fun stuff on tonight, so to see what we’re recommending tonight, keep reading. 😉

Jenny’s Choice

hgtvstarsmallTonight is the season premiere of HGTV Star (fka HGTV Design Star). I love this show because I’m a big fan of design shows and the challenges they put the contestants through can be almost brutal. I love David Bromstad, who was the Season 1 winner, as the host. He knows what the contestants are going through, and he’s just a nice, fun guy. Vern Yip and Genevieve Gorder are great as judges, and this season, Sabrina Soto joins them on the judging panel. I really enjoy her as well, so I’m looking forward to the new season.

On tonight’s episode, “A Brand New Season,” ten gifted contenders will compete for their own show on HGTV. Host and mentor David Bromstad gives the designers their first challenge: to create a vignette, or section of a room, that represents their personal style or brand. To make their space really distinctive, each designer will have the opportunity to create their own original fabric and wallpaper. The challenge winner will have an item from his or her space adapted for sale on the popular website One King’s Lane. Stress levels are high as the designers race against time to showcase their POVs and prove that they deserve to be the next HGTV Star.

Check out the new designers and see who you’re going to root for tonight on HGTV at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Food Network Star.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/2/13

Welcome to a new week…and what a week it’s gonna be! The summer season is officially starting, apparently, because there are a ton of premieres this week! Tonight, though, is a little slow, so only Kyle & I have stuff to recommend…and we’re both recommending something on Food Network. *laugh*

Jenny’s Choice

ironchefamericasmallI’m excited because tonight’s the big finale of the Iron Chef America Tournament of Champions battle. I was wrong when I predicted Iron Chef Morimoto would come out the winner last week—in reality, Iron Chef Garces kind of smoked him… It was impressive. Then again, the secret ingredient was liver…and how often do you think Morimoto works with liver? *laugh* I was rooting for Morimoto, simply because I thought a battle between him & Michael Symon would be great—but Symon vs. Garces should be good, too. Garces has been surprising me during this Tournament of Champions…so it’ll be interesting to see who wins tonight! I really think Michael Symon will come out on top, but… Who knows, at this point! LOL

On tonight’s episode, “Tournament of Champions Finale,” the top two finalists, Michael Symon & Jose Garces, battle it out in Kitchen Stadium; the judges are Donatella Arpaia, Bobby Flay, and Karine Bakhoum.

See who goes home the winner and who just goes home tonight on Food Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Chopped & Food Network Star.
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