Jun 062015

Hubby has been hinting lately that we need a new TV for the bedroom.  The one we have in there is a few years old at this point, and while it’s a decent size, I don’t think there’s a man alive that’s said “Oh, I don’t need a bigger TV”.

Samsung 4k SUHD TV at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

The other day on a trip to the mall I suggested to my husband that we stop into Best Buy, which happens to be across the road.  I knew they were going to be showing some new clips of the Jurassic World movie through June 13th on the Samsung SUHD TVs and I thought it was a good excuse to see the 4k technology in person. Continue reading »

Aug 212014

Fans are already buzzing about the Starz Outlander series.  Have you had the chance to check it out yet?

If not, you really need to. You can even watch a sneak peak on three screen types thanks to Time Warner Cable.  So there’s no excuse not to enjoy at least a little Outlander love.

As I shared a couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to preview the first two Starz Outlander episodes.  At that time I promised no spoilers, but now that the series is in full swing, I can share a bit more of my thoughts and opinions on what I’ve seen so far.

Starz Outlander Series Craigh na Dun

First I have to say, one of the unexpected “characters” of the show is definitely the Scottish countryside.  It really helps immerse you in the time period.  When the sun comes peeking through the trees or you see the fog and mist rolling across the hills, you really feel like you’ve been transported right along with Claire. Continue reading »

Aug 102014

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Checking out the latest and greatest in televisions is something my husband and I both enjoy doing.  Every time a larger TV comes out, or there’s an introduction of new technology, we inevitably find ourselves at the store to browse.  While I love shopping online, sometimes you just want to see that big, beautiful screen in all it’s glory.

4K Ultra HD TV at Best Buy #UHDatBestBuy

Right now, Best Buy has a real beauty for you to put your eye on.  It’s time to check out the 4K Ultra HD TV! Continue reading »

Aug 072014

This introduction to the Outlander series on Starz has been sponsored by Time Warner Cable. All thoughts and words are my own.

It’s time to put your kilts on and party like it’s 1743.  The Outlander series, adapted from the international best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon, is about to hit Starz courtesy of Time Warner Cable.

Outlander Series on Starz

I haven’t had the chance to read the books myself yet, but the premise sounded so good that when I heard the original series was being developed for Starz, I was definitely excited.  And having now had the chance to watch a sneak peek of the first two episodes, I have a really good feeling about the new show. Continue reading »

Sep 252013

I know it sounds like one of those “walked to school, uphill both ways, in the snow” kinds of stories, but compared to today’s television and entertainment options, what I grew up with was like living in the stone age.  We received exactly four – yes, four – stations on our TV.

We didn’t live in the woods; we actually lived right on the main road, had neighbors, and were only about 5 miles from “downtown”.  But for some reason the cable company stopped running cable about five houses away from us.  And that was before the days of satellites that mounted on the corner of your roof, so we were kind of out of luck.

Our four channels included two Canadian broadcast stations, which meant I got to watch a lot of the shows typically shown on the BBC.  I developed a real appreciation of their programming; dry British humor still can cause me to laugh and gasp for air today.  So when there’s nothing good on cable these days, we generally turn to the BBC or other British TV stations for a great new show to watch.

Detective Drama Midsomer Murders

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