If your family members are more connected to their gadgets than to each other, there are, ironically, tech tools available to help bring everyone together. Consumer tech journalist Jennifer Jolly explains in “Use Tech to Take Back Family Quality Time.”
Entertainment writer Jessica Goldstein explores the psychology and sociology behind obsessive back-to-back episode viewing in her Washington Post article, “Television Binge Watching: If it Sounds So Bad, Why Does it Feel So Good?”
Two new reality competition series debut tonight on TNT. At 7 p.m. CT, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hosts “The Hero.” He tasks nine players with tests of physicality, mental agility and honesty to determine which of them deserves to be called the ultimate hero.
An hour later, “72 Hours” follows three teams of three strangers, armed with only a bottle of water and a GPS device, as they are dropped into challenging terrain and given three days to find a briefcase full of cash.
TNT is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.
If friends and family can’t relate to your passion for all the fabulous fare TV has to offer, you may find the camaraderie you crave through TV Times Three podcasts.
This week on episode 182, Jason (@theTVaholic), Carla Day (@CarlaDay) from TV Diehard (@TVDiehard) and Curt Wagner (@ShowPatrol) of ShowPatrolTV.com talk about the 2013 summer TV season and recent episodes of their favorite series.
When it comes to prime time viewing with the kids, Time TV critic James Poniewozik finds himself tuning in mostly to reality shows. While admitting unscripted programs vary greatly in quality — as do their scripted counterparts — Poniewozik defends the reality genre in his column, “Why Reality TV Is the New Family TV.”
The days of cumbersome multi-speaker home theaters may be numbered, thanks to soundbars. A soundbar is a slender collection of speakers in a single housing that connects directly to the TV. Soundbars have been around for a while, but recent offerings are cheaper, more powerful and can connect to mobile devices for streaming music. USA Today explains.
The Soundbar Review Center offers additional purchasing advice.
Tonight on NBC, long-running hit comedy “The Office” says goodbye with a two-hour finale. The curtain call begins at 7 p.m. (CT) with a one-hour retrospective, followed by the closing episode. Tissue alert: John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson and others offer tears and thanks in this farewell video.
AMC is is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.
ESPN2 and ESPN are available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.