Can you believe it? There have been 600 episodes of “The Simpsons,” Fox’s long running animated television show following the family of the same name.
This Thanksgiving, FXX (FX’s second channel that is available to most cable providers) is showing every single episode without a break.
EVERY. SINGLE. EPISODE.
The marathon started yesterday at noon and will run for 13 days. It is a tribute to arguably the most successful show in television history. I know that I for one will be tuning in to some episodes for nostalgia value and for humor.
Being a show that has been televised since 1989 and does not have a building plot, each episode is different and there is one out there for everyone. The Guardian published an article on the best episodes to watch.
My personal suggestion is to watch the “Treehouse of Horror” episodes because they are satires on popular horror movies, shows, and books.
So grab some donuts, maybe a beer or two, and kick back this holiday weekend and take the time to watch at least an episode. It is rare to find an one that does not contain gut-wrenching jokes.
Ah. What do you know? The NFL once again saw its overall Monday Night Football viewership decline after a minimal two week increase.
According to a report by ProFootballTalk, Monday night’s game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the New York Giants recorded a rating of 7.9 which was nearly an 8 percent drop from last year’s Texans-Bengals matchup which occurred the same week.
Is this surprising? Not in the least. Continue reading
Damn… What. An. Episode.
Well, for the last five minutes I should say.
A much needed filler episode, the show calmed down the chaos from the previous three episodes. The primary case of the episode focused on Asher being first chair helping aid a young man who stole credit cards. Initially, it seems as if Annalise will be helping Asher but after slapping her last client, they suspend her license. This leaves Bonnie to help out Asher…Can anyone say awkward? Continue reading
It is that time of the year again… Pumpkin spiced lattes are everywhere, the leaves are changing colors, and Halloween (the best holiday) is quickly approaching. While everyone is typically and reasonably focused on what costumes they will be wearing, more people should consider putting some attention on finding the scariest movies to watch on those cold, gloomy days. Continue reading
It is no surprise that How to Get Away With Murder has become one of the most popular shows on television over the past two years. Using an innovative story telling template, HTWGAM shows the end game before the season even gets started and has every aspect a viewer could ask for: Action, deceit, sex, drama, and great acting. While the show has set the bar high with its past two seasons, this has been the most captivating start to a season in the show’s history by far. Continue reading
According to Nielsen, approximately 84 million viewers tuned in on Monday night to watch the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
84. Million. People. That destroys the previous record (set in 1980) where nearly 81 million watched the debate between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. What makes this all the more surprising is that the 84 million-viewer statistic does not even include those who watched the debate on another platform. One can expect that the total viewers would have reached the 100 million mark if it did. Continue reading
Fall semester is officially underway for college students and, with that, comes a substantial amount of work… Work that absolutely no college student has any desire to complete. Typically, students choose to procrastinate in one of three ways: Napping, partying, or eating. While these three ways are each enjoyable for different reasons, none of them are optimal procrastination methods. When it comes to the best procrastination method, the answer is an object that has been around for decades: Television.
Now, please let it be clear, I am not saying college students should procrastinate by watching television. Procrastination causes intense amounts of stress and, more frequently than not, leads to poor execution on tests, papers, and other assignments. What I am saying is that when they do decide to procrastinate, they should do it by watching shows that have educational information yet are also exciting. The shows below appear to have the perfect mix of information, drama, and excitement needed for a weekly procrastination night. Continue reading