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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/1/14

Looks like it’s just me today recommending what you should check out tonight. And since I always watch the Oscars, I wanted to just mention that there are some other things for those who don’t like awards shows—there’s The Amazing Race, The Walking Dead, and full lineups on HBO and Food Network to check out. I’m always jealous of those West Coasters for whom it’s still early enough to watch other primetime shows once the ceremony is over.

Kyle’s Choice

academyawardssmallThere are only four award shows that I watch every year, and the Oscars is one of them. This year, The 86th Annual Academy Awards will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, so I’m expecting it to be a lot of fun, as she is always so hilarious. Once again, this year, I’ve managed to see all of the Best Picture nominated films, and once again, I was severely underwhelmed. Out of those nominated, I really enjoyed Gravity and Captain Phillips, with Philomena and 12 Years a Slave close behind. However, the others—Her, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyers Club and Nebraska—I wouldn’t have even nominated for “Good Picture,” let alone “Best Picture.” A few of them started off okay, but I quickly grew so bored—and in the case of Nebraska, there’s no reason a black and white film should ever be made now that we have color technology!

Since I never really care about the nominees, I primarily watch the Oscars for everything else—the jokes, the speeches, the musical performances, etc. And speaking of the music, one things I’m excited to see tonight is Idina Menzel’s live performance of the Oscar-nominated song “Let It Go,” from Frozen. (If that song doesn’t take home the award tonight, I’ll be shocked.)

Be sure to check it all out tonight on ABC at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, Cutthroat Kitchen, The Walking Dead, and Looking.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/24/13

It’s been an eventful weekend around my house—which ended with my daughter getting her hair cut short. Anyone who has ever had a daughter who hates having her hair washed or brushed will know that my actions were just and needed. It has been a daily fight with her for years, and I have been threatening to chop it off for ages, however…I never do. This time, I did. Needless to say, I don’t believe I will be having the same argument with her again, and I am proud that I actually followed through. Now, while my daughter has nightmares about her mother and scissors (FYI, there was no blood drawn, and she has no bald spots), I’m going to relax with some TV, so let’s see what’s on!

Megan’s Choice

tarsmallLast week was the 22nd season premiere of The Amazing Race, and already, I like this group of teams better than last season: especially Chuck & Wynonna, because his hair makes me giggle. I also really like Joey and Meghan because they are random and have fun while doing mundane things. As far as teams I do not like go, I am disliking team plastic (aka Max and Katie) because they have some serious chips on their shoulders—so big, I’m surprised they could carry their backpacks. Another team that I am not liking is John and Jessica because they are as fake as the tan that John is sporting. They have no intention of following the word they gave the others in the alliance, and that always makes me angry.

I do have to say that Bora Bora was amazing to see and that the challenge of jumping out of a plane made me pee in my pants a little at the thought. I would not do that…ever.

On tonight’s episode, “Loose Lips Sink Ships,” a fear of water sends one team into a panic in Bora Bora, while another team is saddled with a game-threatening injury.

To see if your favorite team survives another leg of the race, tune in to CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Amazing Race @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching The 85th Annual Academy Awards, The Walking Dead, Chopped, Iron Chef America, and Worst Cooks in America.
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