ABC Family, excuse me, Freeform is the unofficial home of Harry Potter in the United States, in that one of the movies, usually Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix or the final 20 minutes of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (always the final 20 minutes), is never not on. But over in the United Kingdom, they’re making things official and giving Harry his own channel.
For a few days, at least.
Beginning October 24, Sky Movies will show nothing but Harry Potter #content for nine days. This includes not only the eight movies, but also “documentaries, behind-the-scenes specials, exclusive extended versions, and interviews with lead stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.”
The magical takeover will run for a week, coinciding with Halloween and school half-term holidays, in early celebration of the 15th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’s film release. The Potter movies will remain on demand on Sky Movies. (Via)
Nine days is also how much time it takes to watch every episode of The Simpsons and the movie, so double down on this insane commitment, and don’t get up from your couch for 18 days. And that’s almost a month, so might as well fill in the other 13 days by finally getting through ER.
Then and only then are you allowed to get back to your work and family and… oh, sh*t, there’s a Fast and Furious marathon on? I’m so there.
(Via the Independent)