This Memorial Day weekend, you could head to the beach, have a barbecue, and spend quality time with your loved ones…or you could stay glued to your couch and watch 72 consecutive hours of television. Given some of the marathons planned, we won’t judge anyone who chooses option B.
Here’s the best of what will air as we celebrate everyone’s favorite military-themed federal holiday. (Better luck next year, Veterans Day!) Whether you’re looking for classic flicks, absurdist comedy, garbage reality shows, or slightly less trashy reality shows, that miraculous box will have you covered. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!
Saturday, May 26
AMC has your tickets to the gun show: Memorial Day War Heroes Weekend begins Friday and includes back-to-back showings of iconic war movies like Letters from Iwo Jima and Patton. You can catch both of those films tonight, provided you’re willing to stay up late; they air at 11 p.m. and 2:10 a.m., respectively. (5:30 a.m.-6 a.m.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday)
Travel back in time with Showtime’s The Tudors, which will air in its entirety on BBC America all day today and tomorrow. Watch your head. (6 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday)
Still don’t know why your friends won’t stop gabbing about Camille Grammer at brunch? Figure it out by tuning into a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills marathon on Bravo. (11 a.m.-8 p.m.)
Feel like a kid again with several straight hours of Adventure Time on Cartoon Network; the ‘toon channel will also air another AT marathon tomorrow. (11 a.m.-7 p.m.)
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