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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/5/14

Eek. Well, I got about 8 inches of snow yesterday, so my kid was home from school Tuesday and today both. He’s thrilled. Me? Not so much. 😉 LOL The snow is beautiful, but like Megan—and most of the US & Canada—I’m tired of winter. Heh There’s lots of great TV on tonight to curl up with since it’s so cold out, so check out our recommendations. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

criminalminds25smallTonight is a huge milestone for Criminal Minds, and the big episode wraps up what began at the end of last week’s ep. Last week’s Unsub was a guy who had planned to commit suicide, but he ended up going on a vigilante killing spree. I’m not sure what this would say about me to a psychiatrist, but…good for him? No, murder is never a good thing, but I was kinda rooting for the guy. In the end, when cornered, he chose to take his own life. He was grieving for his wife and his son, who had died in prison, and he knew he wasn’t getting out of the situation alive. Along the same lines, an old military buddy of Rossi’s sent him a special handgun, and Rossi took time off to go check up on him. He wanted to reunite with his son and meet his grandson, but his son didn’t want to chance getting hurt again. Rossi convinced the man that those things take time and to go back to the place he was living and just wait. Then, the man’s son and his family showed up, and it was a happy reunion all around. Finally, in the last minute, JJ was kidnapped, which leads us into the big 200th episode!

On tonight’s episode, “200,” when JJ is kidnapped, the BAU delves into her time at the State Department to find clues to her disappearance and uncover a secret mission that now puts her life in danger. To help with their search for JJ, the team calls upon Prentiss to help in the crisis. Paget Brewster returns as Emily Prentiss. Also returning are Jayne Atkinson as Erin Strauss, Esai Morales as Section Chief Mateo Cruz, Josh Stewart as JJ’s Husband, Det. William LaMontagne, Jr., and Nicholas Brendon as Kevin Lynch. Debrah Farentino guest stars as Undersecretary Rosemary Jackson.

Find out what JJ’s time away has to do with her kidnapping and see if the team can get her back safely tonight on CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Melissa & Joey, Buy This Restaurant, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Psych, CSI, The Exes, Men at Work, Top Chef, Chicago PD, & Wahlburgers.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/4/13

Yesterday, I FINALLY got a new battery for my van. Let’s hear it for not having to get a boost every time I need to go somewhere! Hooray! As if that wasn’t enough good news for one day, I later found out I won a cookie baking contest at my daughter’s school, which ended up with me getting a gift card to the mall—in woman language, that’s just like flowers. 🙂 While I ride my high of good news—because let’s be honest, the bad news is probably just around the corner…lol—let’s see what’s on TV tonight to keep us all happy.

Megan’s Choice

superfunnight124smallI am having a serious girl crush on the beautiful, talented, and hilarious Rebel Wilson, as well as her character on Super Fun Night. It’s true that a lot of critics have been all crotchety about the show (even some of my fellow post writers…), but I really don’t care, because it makes me happy. By happy, I mean laughing my butt off and feeling like a ray of sunshine after every episode. There’s something awesome about watching a woman on TV truly own who she is, and Kimmie (Rebel Wilson) really does own it. Last week’s episode was bittersweet, because Kimmie was fixed up with Richard’s friend, James, and they hit it off. What’s bittersweet about this is that James could see the connection between Richard and Kimmie and graciously stepped back. In all honesty, I want Richard with Kimmie instead of Kendall, but James and Kimmie made a dynamic pair. What I did really enjoy was watching Richard have a turn at being jealous when he realized how much fun Kimmie was having with James. He felt left out because Kimmie is the person he has the most fun with. When Richard was honest with Kendall about having more fun with Kimmie than her, I cheered, but then I felt bad for Kendall because she isn’t all bad—just most of the time.

Tonight, ABC is airing the original first episode as a flashback so we can see where it all started. The episode, so originally titled “Pilot,” shows us Kimmie getting a promotion that threatens a long-standing tradition with her two best friends and roommates.

To go back to the beginning, tune in to ABC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching The X Factor, Killer Contact, Mob City, Kirstie, Christmas in Rockerfeller Center, On the Rocks, and Top Chef.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/20/13

We’re a week and a day away from Thanksgiving, and I’m so excited. I love cooking that big meal with my husband and son. Until then, I’ll contend myself with gathering the recipes and making the shopping list…and of course, the great TV. Check out our recommendations so you can join me in relaxing tonight in front of the television.

Jenny’s Choice

topchef1120smallLast week’s Top Chef was all about the pot luck. Kermit Ruffins hosted a jazzy pot luck for his musician friends, and the cheftestants had to bring the food. In the end, Patty went home, and I was okay with that. There are a couple of them that I wouldn’t be sad to see them go, but there are some that I like, so I’m definitely interested to see more. To me, having it set in New Orleans has been kind of…boring. Not nearly as exciting as you’d think having it set in the Big Easy would’ve had more…I dunno. I don’t really know what I think. I just know I’m not getting what I thought I’d be getting. 😀 LOL (I did love the episode where they ran the food trucks for the people who are rebuilding houses still after Katrina.

On tonight’s episode, “Piggin’ Out,” after a Quickfire Challenge where the cheftestants are tasked with making their own hot sauce for legendary musician Dr. John, the focus turns to the pig, the whole pig and nothing but the pig, as the chefs butcher and cook up a 300-pound hog.

Check out the big pig tonight on Bravo at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, & CSI.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/16/13

Mid-way through the week, and thank goodness, my kiddo is back at school. Antibiotics work wonders. Suffice it to say, I’m WAY behind on TV. But that’s okay. I’ll catch up. Of course, all the new episodes tonight won’t help lessen my load, but I can’t help but be happy because there’s some great stuff on. To see what we think you should be watching tonight, read on. 😉

Jenny’s Choice

I just got turned on to Top Chef with the last season of Top Chef Masters, and I’m angry with myself that I hadn’t watched it until that point. The show is everything I love in a cooking competition—especially since there is a little less pompous attitude & cattiness on this one than a lot of them. Chefs in general are kind of pompous. But at least on this show, it doesn’t take over for most of them. I’m pretty happy with the eliminations so far, and I can’t wait to see the challenges & who goes home tonight. Tonight should be fun because I haven’t seen the “Restaurant Wars” episode of the show, so I’m excited to see what it’s like.

On tonight’s episode, “Restaurant Wars,” it’s men versus women in this week’s episode, as the cheftestants go into Restaurant Wars with the hopes of impressing world-renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer. Relationships are tested as restaurants are built from scratch, and each team must try to overcome the destructive mistakes of one of their fellow chefs. Emeril Lagasse and Gail Simmons join head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.

Watch the 75-minute exciting new episode tonight on Bravo at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Top Chef @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Neighbors, Criminal Minds, Modern Family, Bobby’s Dinner Battle, CSI, Hot in Cleveland, & Happily Divorced.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/19/12

Is it Easter yet? 😉 I’m so ready for the holidays to be over that I think perhaps the Grinch came in and stole my Christmas spirit. I’ll find it somewhere… In the meantime, let’s see what’s on television to bring us smiles and joy.

Megan’s Choice

rascalflattssmallI’m going to suggest a Christmas special tonight, even though my spirit is weak this year, because it’s a fabulous cause and a wonderful group of entertainers. Tonight is A Home for the Holidays with Rascal Flatts, and it’s following adoption stories, as well as some performances to warm our hearts. Every child deserves a loving home, so adoption is an important topic, especially at Christmas. It also helps that Rascal Flatts is an group of adorable boys with fantastic voices—makes it an easy place to be.

On the special tonight, celebrities present inspirational stories of adoption; performers include Rascal Flatts, Rachel Crow, Phillip Phillips, Melissa Etheridge, and Matchbox Twenty.

To join in with the seasonal inspiration, tune into CBS at 8/7c.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching The X Factor.
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