I am planning to watch the Super Bowl. Normally I would only tune in for the commercials because I really don’t like football all that much, but this year I am actually interested in the game itself because I want to see Peyton Manning get a second championship ring. I can’t stand that his supremely less talented brother has more rings than he does.
But enough rambling about football, here are some TV marathon suggestions to watch if you don’t want to watch the big game.
Live TV Marathons:
- Seasons one and two of The Walking Dead will air on AMC starting at 9 AM EST
- Friends on TBS starting at 8 AM EST
- The Bring It On movies on Freeform starting at 1 PM EST
- The Saw Franchise on IFC starting at 3:15 PM EST (Or if you have Hulu, you can binge on the entire series without commercials or censorship)
Make your Own Marathons:
- The X-Files standalone episodes marathon:
The six-episode revival of the hit 90’s TV show has been pretty amazing so far (with a couple of hiccups here and there). It has had me wanting to go back and re-watch some of the better standalone episodes from the shows original nine seasons. This is a list of over 20 episodes that are separate from the overall mythology of the show. Some of them are considered the shows best entries (“Eve,” “The Host,” “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose,” “Bad Blood” etc.…) and some are on the list because I like them (like “3,” it is not a great episode, but for some reason I can’t shake the whole love of vampires thing), and a few are on there because they inspired or influence another popular show (without “Drive” there is no Breaking Bad). Watch them all are just pick out a few for your viewing pleasure:
Season 1: Squeeze, Ice, Eve
Season 2: The Host, 3, Irresistible
Season 3: Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose, D.P.O., Jose Chung’s ‘From Outer Space,’ Avatar, Quagmire
Season 4: Home, Kaddish, Small Potatoes
Season 5: Post-Modern Prometheus, Chinga, Bad Blood
Season 6: Triangle, Drive, Monday
Season 7: The Goldberg Variation, X-Cop, Hollywood A.D.
Season 8: Roadrunners, Redrum
Season 9: Lord of the Flies, Improbable
- Serial/Making a Murderer Marathons:
Season one of Serial is a fascinating look as to how the justice system can be majorly flawed and was a major phenomenon last year. Season two is well under way and it has me just as riveted as the first story she told. Right now Adnan Syed is going thru an important hearing to determine whether or not he will be able to appeal his sentence and Sarah Koenig is doing daily updates. If you have already listened to season one back when, it is just as compelling when you go back and listen for a second time especially now with the new updates as to what is going on. Serial along with everyone’s new favorite obsession Making a Murderer make for a great pair for this Sunday to hone your sleuthing skills.
- Mr. Robot Season One:
Season two of this mesmerizing and fantastic show is coming up later this year, so this Sunday is a great time to get all caught up on easily the best show of 2015. I’m happy for Jon Hamm on his final Golden Globe win for playing Don Draper, but I still think that award should have gone to Remi Malek. Here is hoping the Emmy’s get it right.
- The Almighty Johnsons:
This is high on my binge list at the moment. My sister and a few of her friends cannot stop talking about the genius that is this show. Johnsons follow four brothers who are endowed with the powers of the Norse Gods when they turn 21. The show was shot in New Zealand (so you know the humor is off in a good way) and is only three seasons long, all of which are available on Netflix. Johnsons has a super low budget, but that is part of the appeal. The writers and producers have to get creative as to how they tell a story about Norse Gods walking the earth.
- Star Wars Marathon:
Do you really need a reason to binge Star Wars?
What will you be watching this Sunday? Are you going to tune into the big game like me? Or are you going to marathon something else? Let me know in the comments section below.