#1 – The Coin Toss will be Tails.#2 – I will be responsible for eating wings, nachos, cookies and something covered barbeque sauce. Bonus points if this actually happens at the same time.
#3 – The buildup will key on Tom Brady vs Eli Manning, but should focus on the Giants defensive line vs the Patriots offensive line.#4 – The Patriots get revenge and pull away late 33 – 20.
New TV: The Walking Dead & Psych – I’ve worked in this industry for almost ten years now. On the Television portion of our business I think one of the most significant changes during that time is the quantity and quality of original programming on cable networks. That change has considerably impacted broadcast networks and is biggest reason they’ve been forced to find new revenue opportunities (I’ll save that topic for another time).The Walking Dead (on AMC) & Psych (on USA Network) represent two of my favorite cable series currently available and they both have new episodes in February.
The Walking Dead (starts back up 2/12 @ 8pm): We follow a group of survivors in the post-apocalyptic United States (in the south, Atlanta area to be exact) after a pandemic turns a majority of people into zombies. The survivors are a rag-tag bunch with little in common other than hoping to find shelter, food and safety in a world they don’t recognize. Heavy stuff, I know.
What’s Next - Let’s hope Rick, Lori, Shane, Carl and the rest of the group gets off the farm or the writers find story lines that aren’t as stagnate as the first half of the season. We need to get back to the uncertainty, suspense, conflict and action the six episodes of Season 1 offered. All that said, you could find worse things to watch on your Sunday nights.
Psych (starts again 2/29 @ 9pm): Shawn Spencer has a knack for solving crime, but he masquerades as a psychic consultant for the Santa Barbara Police Department. His best buddy Gus comes along for the ride. The show is a very light and smart comedy with tons of references to pop culture during the 80s and 90s. This is a great fit for anyone that grew up in that era.What’s Next – They hit pause in the middle of the 6th season just as Shawn was prepping to pop the question to Juliet. They’ll likely drag that storyline through the back half of the season as Shawn, Gus, Juliet, Lassiter, et al continue to nab bad guys.
80s Night – The Network’s next big social event is set for February 18th at the Highland Mall as 80’s night reminds us to turn our clocks back 25 years. I personally get a kick out of anything 80s. I can’t flip to Roadhouse, Say Anything, Cocktail Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, etc without burning a half hour. If I YouTube Journey, 38 Special, Whitesnake, Van Halen, etc I’ll burn an hour pouring over what passed as high fashion during this decade.
I’ve probably already gave this away, but…yeah…I’m all over this deal. You can get tickets (only $10) from the Chamber office and if you want to learn more about The Network check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkfrluERwLo&list=UUbYg-jso4rKWuUwpkUDI5fg&index=3&feature=plcp