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Two New Dead Again Episodes – Why a DVR Is So Handy

Joe Schillaci, Kevin Gannon and Michele Wood are on new cases. © AETV 2014

Joe Schillaci, Kevin Gannon and Michele Wood are on new cases. © AETV 2014

If you own a DVR and really use it to it’s full potential, then you should be able to skip the first couple of paragraphs of this post. I left to go shopping this morning and was completely unaware that Dead Again, one of my new favorites on A&E was coming on with not one, but two new episodes.

Which is where my DVR comes in. Since I have it set to record all “new” episodes of Dead Again, I came again home several hours later, unpacked my groceries, walked my dog, and sat down wondering what I was going to watch on TV.

When I pressed my Play List button, I was overjoyed to find at the very top of the list, a folder entitled Dead Again with two new episodes in it – the case of Margo Prade and the murder of millionaire William McLaughlin.

With these two particular episodes I was one-for-one. I remember the case of Margo Prade, vividly. I’ve seen at least three different television shows on this particular murder, but because Dead Again is so unique, is done so differently, and the real names of the people involved aren’t revealed until the very end, I wasn’t exactly sure it was the Prade case until the last 7 minutes or so.

The second episode, the murder of William McLaughlin, I wasn’t familiar with at all, but when I googled his name, I noticed there was extensive coverage of the murder trials of both suspects that are currently serving time in prison.

One of the biggest enjoyments I get from Dead Again is the affirmation of my own opinions on cases they’ve reexamined. Most recently the Prade case. Last season there were two cases they had a go at that reaffirmed my opinions.

So what’s my advice – if you don’t want to miss any of this season’s Dead Again, you should learn how to operate your DVR.

 

 

 

TV Marathons – A Big Part of Turkey Day

Every Thanksgiving, the sound of the television has always been in the background. If not a football game, it’s the Macy’s Day Parade, a cooking show or a favorite series or holiday movie. Here’s a list of just a few of the marathons scheduled for this upcoming Thanksgiving weeked.

All times are Eastern. You can always check to see what’s on your favorite channels by Googling their schedule (for example: Cloo Schedule). Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

 

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen of IFC's "Portlandia". © Chris Hornbecker Photographer  Credit: IFC

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen of IFC’s “Portlandia”. © Chris Hornbecker Photographer Credit: IFC

Thursday, Nov. 27

Adventure Time: 9am–2pm on Cartoon Network
Portlandia: 9am-2:30pm on IFC
Friends: 10am-5pm on TBS
Seinfeld: 5-8pm on TBS
Friday Night Lights: 10am–9pm on Pivot
Jurassic Park: 10am–2am Friday on AMC (I bet they air the trailer from the upcoming Jurassic Park movie coming to theaters this summer)
Modern Family: 10am-12am (Midnight) on USA
Transporter the Series: 11am-11:03pm on TNT
Alaska: The Last Frontier: 12pm-3am Friday on Discovery Channel
My Dirty Little Secret: 12pm-8pm on Investigation Discovery
The Millionaire Matchmaker: 3-10:30pm on Bravo
The Simpsons: 4-10pm followed by The Simpsons Movie on FXX
The Brady Bunch: 5:30-9pm on TV Land

Friday, Nov. 28

Helix: 6am–8pm on Syfy
Deadly Women: 6am–9pm on Investigation Discovery
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 9am–10pm on Pivot
Rambo: 11am–midnight on AMC
Star Trek: The Next Generation: 12pm–6am Saturday on BBC America
American Pickers: 1–11pm on History
Tanked: 2–9pm on Animal Planet
Gilligan’s Island: 3–9pm on TV Land
Gold Rush: 3–10pm on Discovery Channel
Mysteries: 3pm–4am Saturday on Travel Channel
Blue Bloods: 11am on Ion
Rookie Blue: 10pm on Ion

Saturday, Nov. 29


House: 6am–6am Sunday on Cloo
Manzo’d with Children: 6–10am on Bravo
The Leftovers: 8:45am–6:45pm on HBO Signature

Mark Harmon stars in NCIS. Photo: Jordin Althaus/CBS ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Mark Harmon stars in NCIS. Photo: Jordin Althaus/CBS ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

NCIS: 11am–midnight on USA
The Matrix: 11am–5am Sunday on AMC
Veronica Mars: 12pm–5pm on Pivot
Vikings: 3pm–4am Sunday on History
Homeland: 3pm–12am on Showtime
Z Nation: 11pm–5:30am Sunday on Syfy
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: 11am on Ion

 

Sunday, Nov. 30


NCIS: 6am-6am Monday on Cloo
Ax Men: 7am–1pm on History
Law & Order: SVU: 9am–11pm on USA
Roseanne: 10am–4pm on weTV (also on TV Land from 12–6pm)
Man v. Food Nation: 2–8pm on Travel Channel

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes - The Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes – The Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

The Walking Dead (Season 5): 1–10pm on AMC
The Real Housewives of Atlanta: 3–11:30pm on Bravo
The Affair: 4–11pm on Showtime

 

The Holiday Means Hallmark Original Holiday Movies – Plus a Sweepstakes

I Love the Holidays! Mostly for the time off. I get to sleep late, I can have more than one cup of coffee and I don’t have to drive anywhere. Sometimes I travel, lately I haven’t been going anywhere. I love the holiday programming, too. I really enjoy the newer stuff. I like animated movies, but I’m just not into Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer anymore (no offense, to ANYONE!). I watch a lot of Hallmark during the holidays. This year Hallmark has 12 new movies they’ll be showing beginning in November and right through Christmas. You can get the entire schedule at their website: www.hallmarkchannel.com One Starry Christmas stars Sarah Carter, Damon Runyan, George Canyon, Paul Popowhich The Nine Lives of Christmas stars Brandon Routh, Kimberley Sustad, Stephanie Bennett, Chelsea Hobbs, Sean Tyson, Dalias Blake, Gregory Harrison A Cookie Cutter Christmas stars Erin Krakow, Alan Thicke, David Haydn-Jones, Miranda Frigon, Laura Soltis, Genae Marie Charpentier

NorthPole © Hallmark Channel.

NorthPole © Hallmark Channel.

Northpole stars Tiffani Thiessen, Josh Hopkins, Bailee Madison, Max Charles, Candice Glover, Robert Wagner, Jill St. John Angels and Ornaments stars Jessalyn Gilsig, Sergio Di Zio, Graham Abbey, Samantha Espie, Roger Doche A Royal Christmas stars Lacey Chabert, Jane Seymour, Stephen Hagan, Katherine Flynn The Christmas Shepherd stars Teri Polo, Martin Cummins, Jordyn Olson, Jill Teed Christmas Under Wraps stars Candace Cameron Bure

Debbie Macomber's Mr. Miracle © Hallmark Channel

Debbie Macomber’s Mr. Miracle © Hallmark Channel

Debbie Macombers Mr. Miracle stars Rob Morrow, Michelle Harrison, Britt Irvin, Sarah-Jane Redmond, Andrew Francis Christmas at Cartwright’s stars Alicia Witt, Wallace Shawn Best Christmas Party Ever stars Torrey DeVitto, Steve Lund, Linda Thorson and Harmon Walsh The Christmas Parade stars AnnaLynne McCord, Jefferson Brown, Drew Scott Hallmark JTTWThere’s also a fun Sweepstakes going on at the Hallmark web site. The Joy to the World Sweepstakes sponsored by Sports Authority is quite the trip. Winners get to experience holiday magic in New York, Hong Kong, London and Auckland with roundtrip airfare for two, four nights accommodations in each city (16 nights) with activities at each destination plus $4,000 spending cash. Eight lucky weekly winners will receive a NorthPole™ prize pack consisting of a NorthPole Communicator™, a Find Me, Santa! Snowflake™ and a Bake Like an Elf™. For more details, check the Hallmark website, and good luck.

The Walking Dead – AMC Dead White & Blue Marathon Going on Now!

The Walking Dead – AMC.

A scene from the Season 1 episode "Vatos" © AMC.

A scene from the Season 1 episode “Vatos” © AMC.

Every single episode in the correct order is going on now … NOW! Rick just found Lori and Carl … and Shane. Meryl is still stuck on the roof. My favorite episode of Season 1, “Vatos” is up next.

What’s your favorite episode of Season 1? Click on the link above and you can play the “Know Your Walkers Photo Quizzes,” which is a great way to reintroduce yourself to the walkers from each season. Did I mention it’s fun to play.

Speaking of walkers, the one on the page with the link is scarrrrryyyyyyy.

There’s also Dispatches from the Season 5 Set, and take some polls on each one of the previous seasons.

Finally, there’s a schedule detailing when each one of the episodes from the last four seasons is on. Which is a big help if you want to set your DVR, or if you just happen to have cooking duty today.

It all culminates on Sunday night when Chris Hardwick is back hosting Talking Dead along with Scott M. Gimple and Aisha Tyler with a preview of Season 5.

Happy Independence Day! Now go set your DVR.

‘Longmire’ Marathon”S” Sat. May 24 continues Sat. May 31

‘Longmire’ Renewed for Season 3 by A&E – TVLine.

Robert Taylor stars as Walt Longmire

Robert Taylor stars as Walt Longmire

“Longmire was A&E’s most-watched scripted series in the network’s history with M25-54 viewership rising +23% vs. the prior season*,” said Rosemary Markson, Senior Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing of Warner Bros Home Entertainment. “We are very excited to release Longmire: The Complete Second Season on DVD just in time for the numerous fans to relive the excitement before the next season.”

June 2 10/9pm – “In the season three premiere episode, Walt deals with the aftermath of Henry’s arrest and Branch’s shooting. The search for the shooter, however, is complicated by Deputy Branch’s insistence that it was someone known to be dead.” aetv.com

You can catch some behind the scenes video of the upcoming season and some promos at aetv.com.

Want more Walt Longmire – http://www.audible.com has some of Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire books that are great to listen to and if you’re new to audible you can get one free. Try them out today and get your free book and if you’re craving “Longmire” … download a Craig Johnson book. If you have an Apple product with iTunes, you can listen to an audible product through your iTunes.

You can caught up on Season 2 on Saturday, May 24. A&E will be showing a marathon of Longmire starting at 10/9am. So while you’re enjoying the long Memorial Day Holiday, set your DVR and enjoy Season 2 of Longmire.

Out of the blue yonder today, the #LongmirePosse tweeted to tell me the Longmire Marathon continues on Saturday, May 31 beginning at 10/9am, ending at 4/3pm. Then on Monday, June 2, 10/9pm the premiere of Season 3 begins with “The White Warrior.”

Need I say this … set your DVRs. The long wait is finally over.

 

 

Check Into Bates Motel on Saturday

Get caught up on Bates Motel tomorrow when they show the first four episodes starting at 7pm CT on A&E. A new episode premieres on Monday 8pm/7pm ET/CT.

Freddie Highmore is phenomenal in the role of Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga may play his mother Norma, but don’t expect her to be dead and in the root cellar anytime soon.

The word is out that A&E has ordered ten new episodes for Season 2 slated to premiere in 2014.

That’s even more reason to get caught up on Season 1 and stay current to the bitter end.

There’s a cool Graphic Novel download through iTunes that accompanies Bates Motel that can be read through iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (must be read on an iOS device).

The web site is so incredibly interactive (see graphic) it’s like something you’d see for a movie (you can have loads of fun there (and earn stickers from GetGlue).

Stay in On Saturday & Watch Ripper Street (it’s flawless)

‘Ripper Street,’ With Matthew Macfadyen, on BBC America – NYTimes.com.

You definitely won’t be sorry.

© BBC

© BBC

The premiere episode was absolutely delicious. I’m still trying to decide who I like better, Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (center, Matthew Macfadyen), Drake (Jerome Flynn, on the left) or Capt. Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg, on the right) who is definitely my kind of man since he’s into death and forensics.

I mean if you doubt the NYTimes, don’t bother clicking on the link above and reading their ringing endorsement of the show, this is my second write-up of it.

I will suggest that you set your DVR, because it does take a while for your ears to get use to that fine English language they spoke over there in them days (gosh what horrible grammar).

After viewing both episodes, I’ll be DVRing them just so I can watch them more than once. I promise you, they are just… that… good. It’s like watching a little movie onto itself. They are FLAWLESS.

Don’t let the title give you the slightest doubt. The closest this show is to Ripper anything is that it’s being done in the same time frame and in the same neighborhood. Other than that, you’ll forget all about Jack-The-Ripper after the first episode.

Besides, they’ll be plenty of other drama to be engrossed in during the coming episodes and  you’ll be oh, so engrossed.

Ripper Street Is the all New Series from BBC America

Ripper Street | BBC America.

Det. Insp. Edmund Reid finds a murder victim. © Tiger Aspect. Credit Jonathan Hession.

Det. Insp. Edmund Reid finds a murder victim. © Tiger Aspect. Credit Jonathan Hession.

Ripper Street is an all new series from our friends at BBC America. The first episode premieres Saturday, January 19 at 9/8C. Click the link above and you’ll be transported to Ripper Street for all kinds of fun.

You can take the Jack the Ripper Tour, watch the trailer of the new series, get details about the production, meet the characters and so much more.

If you liked Copper, you should enjoy Ripper Street. It’s gritty! It’s sexy! It’s raw. It’s Good!

I’ve always been interested in Jack the Ripper. It’s one of the oldest unsolved crimes in the world. Further down the page (you have to click the link) you’ll find 9 Totally Bizarre Unsolved Crimes (courtesy of Buzzfeed). You have to check those out, too.

So click the link, explore the new Ripper Street page and all it has to offer and get ready to watch the all new series from BBC America. If you don’t quite get hooked on in after viewing the pilot, hang in there, the second episode is much better and I guarantee you’ll be hooked on the series after seeing the first two episodes.

Oh, and don’t forget to set your DVR.