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(Welcome to 5 Things + 1 Other Thing, because the Tivli blogger likes listing things about TV.)
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5 Best TV Options + 1 Other Option
Three necessary survival items during Hurricane Sandy: fuzzy blankets, all the random food in your house, and TV.
Usually CNN brings me both solid news coverage, and the angelic visage of Anderson Cooper. Today, we are all instead beholden to a beautiful creature named Sandy. Considering how intense Frankenstorm seems to be getting, it might be a good idea to see what the people with windbreakers and microphones have to say. Drink some hot chocolate, stay dry, and be glad you don’t have that job.
It’s scary out there! Most fake TV doctors prescribe a healthy dose of Spngebob Squarepants. Trust me, I’ve been watching it today (for work, okay?) and it’s definitely worth coming back to as an adult. There are more than enough “they put this on a KID’S SHOW?!” moments.
3. Revolution on NBC
We love this show - it’s the first one this season we decided needed a recap every episode. And there’s a new one at 10pm tonight! Swordfights, steam trains, mysterious glowy things, badass soldiers, plucky heroines, apocalypses (apocalypsi)… it’s awesome. It’s also a show about what happens when all the power goes out - could that maybe possibly be appropriate today? Maybe?
4. Late Night TV
If the wind doesn’t keep me up tonight, all the candy I eat today will (Hurricane” is Latin for “junk food excuse”). And if the storm doesn’t keep them away, Denzel Washington’s on Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel’s got a Chris Rock/Kelly Ripa/Alicia Keys combo, and Jay Leno’s getting judged by Simon Cowell and Britney Spears. Also, Jimmy Fallon sent his audience home, but they’re still going to do the show! Should be awesome and weird…
5. Play “Find the Weird Show”
Who does homework during a hurricane? Do some real research - check out all the insanity on a late Monday afternoon television schedule during Halloween season. Personal favorites right now: something called “The Haunted” on Animal Planet, a Paula Deen half-hour called “Hallo-Deen,” and… oh heck, there’s 2 hours of Friends on TBS. Watch that.
Channel surf to your heart’s content - “I can’t go outside or I might get blown to Oz” is a pretty great reason to mainline CSI: Miami.