No one ever said you had to love football.
If you’ve managed to avoid saying yes to a Super Bowl party, and your roommate/partner/dog hasn’t laid claim to the television, first off, congratulations! That’s impressive. But now you have to decide how to spend those precious football free hours. You could head to the theater to check out the Best Picture nominees. Or you could just park right in front of television. There are lots of great picks that have nothing to do with the Harbaughs. All showtimes are on eastern time, so please be sure to check your local listings.
AMC: Watch the Walking Dead marathon beginning at 3:00pm. Then catch up with our Season One recaps.
Animal Planet: The Puppy Bowl IX begins at 3:00pm! Like you didn’t already have it on your calendar.
BRAVO: Check out the Real Housewives of Atlanta marathon (1:30pm – 6:30pm) followed by How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey beginning at 7:30pm.
Disney Channel: High School Musical begins at 5:00pm, followed by High School Musical 2 of course.
FX: If you’ve already seen them a few times already, Easy A and Iron Man (1 and 2) are the perfect television movies to drop in on at any moment. And get ready for Iron Man 3…
• 12:00pm: Easy A
• 2:30pm: Iron Man
• 5:30pm: Iron Man 2
Hallmark: Golden Girls marathon, 9:30am – 2:30am.
SCI: It’s hard to resist an almost 24 hour How It’s Made marathon (9:00am – 2:30am). They’ll take on objects like road salt, car doors, train rails, vacuums, crop dusters, flip-flops, and tequila.
The Sundance Channel: Sometimes there’s nothing as satisfying as avoiding a major sporting event with a few good indie movies. The Sundance Channel is offering up Michael Winterbottom’s chronicle of Manchester’s music community from the 70s through the 90s, and Terry Zwigoff’s adaptation of Daniel Clowes’ classic teen angst comic with a young, pre-bombshell Scarlett Johansson.
• 6:00pm: 24 Hour Party People
• 8:00pm: Ghost World
TBS: A sort of chick-flick marathon, TBS is a good stop-over destination throughout the day.
• 2:30pm: Something’s Gotta Give
• 10:00pm: The Holiday
TCM: February is Oscar month at TCM, so this is perhaps our favorite alternate viewing pick. Spend your day with James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, John Ford, Rosalind Russell, and Robert Preston in this line up of classic Academy picks.
• 10:00am: Rebel Without A Cause
• 12:15pm: The Nun’s Story
• 3:00pm: Mister Roberts
• 5:30pm: Auntie Mame
• 8:00pm: The Music Man
TLC: Get your fill of wedding programming with a Say Yes to the Dress marathon (10:00am – 3:30pm), followed by a My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding (4:00pm – 7:00pm) and MBFAGW: Extra Bling (8:00pm – 2:00am).
TVLand: Roseanne marathon (5:00pm – 8:30pm)