How to Avoid the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are on Sunday and if you’re anything like me, you’re probably only interested in the opening monologue and the winners for Best Picture (Drama & Comedy), Best TV Show (Drama & Comedy), Best Actor/Actress, and Best Supporting Actor/Actress. Well, how about, instead of sitting through three-ish hours of awards we don’t care about, we avoid the Globes all together?

Sounds a bit crazy doesn’t it? I mean, what are you going to do instead of watching the drunkest award show on the Hollywood calendar? I have a couple of ideas:


Sure, only one show is premiering this Sunday night, but it’s a doozy. Shameless (Showtime) debuts its sixth season of Gallagher shenanigans, and if it’s anything like the rest of the series, it’s going to be fantastic. Haven’t seen an episode? Not only is it time to reevaluate your TV watching priorities, it’s also time to get on over to Showtime Anytime and get that baby rolling.
(Disclaimer: I can’t promise you’ll love it, but if you don’t, you’re dead to me.)


With all of this year’s nominated shows available to stream online, why not take a stab at one of the shows you haven’t seen yet and see what all the fuss is about? HBO’s Veep is absolute comedy gold, as is Silicon Valley, Netflix has two mega-hits nominated this year with Narcos and Orange is the New Black (I haven’t seen either of them, but I hear only good things, plus they were nominated for a Golden Globe, which is probably a good sign), and Amazon nearly broke the interwebs with Transparent. Give one of those a whirl if you so desire.

There is so much amazing “TV” content out there right now that it’s almost impossible to stay current. Take these three hours and catch up on some of the best shows going today: Master of None, Man in the High Castle, and Making a Murderer are all great places to start.


Let’s not forget what rules American weekends…football. Sure, the NFL games will be over by the time the awards start, but there will be much for the talking heads to discuss about the weekend’s games and the next round of the playoffs.

Oh, and don’t forget, Monday night is the College Football Playoff National Championship Game and you can bet your very last dollar that there will be ongoing coverage Sunday night to keep you busy.

The Golden Globes are fun (or so I’ve been told) and everyone wants to know who won for Best Picture, but do yourself a favor and read about it online the next day, at work (we all know you’re not getting any work done first thing Monday morning anyways).

Until next time.

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