Friday, February 02, 2007

It's Super, Thanks For Asking

Welcome to the most boring weekend in TV.

The country tends to stop during Super Bowl (CBS, 6 p.m.) weekend, which is great for the parties and stuff associated with this unofficial holiday, but for the TV viewer, there are very few options if you aren't into the big game.

CBS will begin its broadcast early in the day, meaning hours upon hours of heartwrenching stories about the backup punter or some such in addition to the oodles of breakdown analysis of the two teams, which we've already heard ad nauseum the whole week.

If you want to watch the game and don't have a cool party, you can go to one of many local sports bars around Middle Georgia. In addition, the Cox Capitol Theatre is showing the game and serving pizza.

If you want to watch something else, well, good luck. Most of the networks are re-running their reality programing like NBC's "Grease, You're the One That I Want." Fox may have the best option with "X-Men 2."

Cable is also offering a few choice reruns. TBS will begin a marathon of all the episodes this season of "My Boys" beginning at 5 p.m. (That one's for Rose of the Macon Love blog). TNT is running episodes of "The Closer" while USA is countering with "Monk" reruns.

FRIDAY'S BEST BETS: Speaking of "Monk," (USA, 9 p.m.), Tony Shalhoub is re-united with "Wings" co-star Steven Weber ("Studio 60") in tonight's installment.

9 comments:

windy-zw said...
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Hotspur said...

I think it is crazy how much time is spent on the super bowl. The equivilent soccer cup final broadcast in England and even the World Cup Final do not merit more than a couple of hours INCLUDING THE GAME. I suppose that everyone will watch for the ads and to see if the half time female singers bras hold up

Zodin2008 said...

Well, part of the fun of watching the game commercials and yes, we will be watching at a friend's house so that makes it fun as well. Plus, I am a big NFL follower so I think it should be a good game.

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The Truth said...

Who can compare soccer to the Super Bowl? Advertisers are dieing to throw millions at the nine hours of programming. In the Macon market alone around 100 thousand people will watch some part of the game. American Idol has less than half that audience locally. The Super Bowl is a huge event.
The half time show with Prince was specatacular.

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Phillip Ramati said...

I'd say the World Cup is closer in comparison to the Olympics, since its held once every four years and takes place over several weeks. The Super Bowl is a one-time deal.

The Super Bowl has become as much a media event as it has a sports one. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad one, but it is reality.

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