Monday, October 15, 2012

Nineties Blogfest: TV and Music

When I first read about the Nineties Blogfest, I wanted to sign up but just wasn't sure I'd have the time. I also couldn't make up my mind about how I wanted to approach each year in the challenge. I finally signed up last night and then decided on a theme.

For the Nineties Blogfest, participants were challenged to write about their favorite things from each year in the 1990s. I narrowed my choices down to music and television.

1990 - I was hooked on Twin Peaks from its first episode, and not just because I wanted to know who killed Laura Palmer. From Kyle MacLachlan's quirky portrayal of Special Agent Dale Cooper to Julee Cruise's musical perfomances at the roadhouse, Twin Peaks was the show to watch.

1991 - Queensryche's "Silent Lucidity" hit number 1 on Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks after its release the previous year.

1992 - Metallica released "Nothing Else Matters." A live version was released a few years later in 1999.

1993 - Warren Zevon's Learning to Flinch was released. This is a live solo acoustic album that was recorded at various locations.

1994 - Friends premiered in 1994, and it had a lot of memorable moments and catchphrases. "You are a strong, confident woman," "We were on a break," boyfriend bonfires, and Joey as Dr. Drake Ramoray on Days of Our Lives are just a few of my favorites.

1995 - Nowhere Man had a short run that left fans wanting so much more. With only one season lasting 25 episodes, the show took us through Thomas Veil's quest to learn who he really was and why his identity had been erased.

1996 - Pink Floyd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1997 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer became one of my all-time favorite shows. I never missed an episode and have actually seen them all numerous times over the years. My favorite episode? It's hard to say, but "Hush" is definitely in the running.

1998 - Journey released their Greatest Hits Live album, which was a compilation of songs from Infinity through Frontiers, when Steve Perry was still the frontman.

1999 - I can't mention Buffy the Vampire Slayer without also including Angel, another show I've seen many, many times over the years. One of my favorite things about Angel was the character development of Wesley. I also enjoyed Andy Hallett as Lorne.

Thanks to Dave for hosting this challenge. Be sure to check out what the other participants said about the 1990s!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Second Chance to See Arrow and Beauty and the Beast Pilots

If you missed the premieres of Arrow and Beauty and the Beast, two new shows for the CW's fall lineup, you'll get a second chance. Both pilots are airing again tonight. Arrow is first at 8:00 Eastern, followed by Beauty and the Beast at 9:00 Eastern.

Arrow is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow and features Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, the millionaire playboy who became a superhero when he returned home after being shipwrecked and presumed dead for five years. Arrow's premiere was the CW's most-watched premiere in three years.

Beauty and the Beast is an updated version of the original series from 1987 that starred Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman. In this new version, Kristen Kreuk and Jay Ryan star.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog has its television debut tonight at 9pm Eastern on the CW.

For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is a three-act musical web series starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day. It was written by Joss Whedon, Zach Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tanchareon.

The series has won several awards, and it placed #15 on Time magazine's Top 50 Inventions of 2008.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Book Review: Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft

With more than a few YA novels on my "to read" list, I chose to begin with Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft, by Jody Gehrman. It was a good decision.

Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft, the first in the Audrey's Guides series, is a terrific book about a 17-year-old girl who discovers that she's a witch right after her mother disappears. She struggles to adjust to this knowledge, follow the rules, and keep her experiences secret from almost everyone--all while trying to help bring her mother home safe and sound.

Along with a fun story, the author has created lifelike characters and relationships that would translate well to the big or small screen (presuming good casting decisions). She's also included some recipes; although I haven't tried it yet, Bridget's flourless chocolate cake recipe looks fantastic.

Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft is an enjoyable novel suitable for fans of YA and/or paranormal stories. I will definitely be on the lookout for future books about Audrey's adventures in witchcraft--and Bridget's recipes.

Crossposted from Goodreads.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author, which did not influence my review.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Will Your Favorite Shows Be Back?

If you haven't been keeping up with the news from the television networks, you may still be wondering whether your favorite shows will be back for a new season.

Some shows ended their run and got a proper finale, while others ended on a cliffhanger that left fans in suspense, never knowing what would have happened if the network had decided differently. Still others were yanked from the air early on.

If you still don't know the status of your favorites, check out this list of canceled and renewed scripted shows from TV by the Numbers. TV Guide's scorecard includes the status of both scripted and reality shows.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bunheads: First Impressions

When I first saw the previews for ABC Family's Bunheads, I thought it could be interesting but wasn't sure about the dance aspect. I considered checking it out anyway since it was a new show from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino.

Then I found out that Kelly Bishop would be playing the mother-in-law. That was the deciding factor for me; I had to see this show. After all, she had portrayed one of my all-time favorite characters, Emily Gilmore, and I knew she would also be great in the role of Fanny Flowers.

Bunheads premiered last night at 9:00 pm EDT. Since the episode will be repeated several times, I don't want to give away anything terribly crucial, so any spoilers here will be minor.

Bunheads stars Sutton Foster as Michelle, a Las Vegas showgirl who's been putting off an ardent admirer named Hubbell (Alan Ruck) for quite some time. After a bad experience at an audition, she gives in and goes out to dinner with him. She gets pretty drunk while he goes on about how he just wants to take care of her. Michelle eventually wakes up to find herself in the passenger seat of Hubbell's car--wearing a wedding ring.

Hubbell takes Michelle to their new home in Paradise, on the coast. However, he has neglected to mention one crucial detail: although he owns the house, his mother lives there, and he's allowed her to decorate every room but his bedroom.

After Hubbell breaks the news of his marriage to his outraged mother, Michelle finds out that her new mother-in-law operates a ballet studio on the property. Could this mean they have something in common other than Hubbell?

Like Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls, Paradise is a very small town with very quirky characters. The writing for Bunheads is good, as is the casting and pacing. I definitely plan to watch this show again, and I hope it does well in the ratings.

Bunheads airs Monday nights at 9:00 pm Eastern. Full episodes are also available on the official website and will probably be available On Demand.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

2CELLOS Perform Guns N' Roses Classic

I saw this video yesterday and knew I had to share it here. As a fan of both Guns N' Roses and Finnish cello rockers Apocalyptica, I was intrigued with the history and idea behind this new cello version of the classic "Welcome to the Jungle."

In a nutshell, classically trained cellists and former rivals Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser decided to team up as 2CELLOS.

Their debut album was released last year and includes a few more songs I'll have to check out, such as "The Resistance" (Muse), "Where the Streets Have No Name" (U2), and "Hurt" (Nine Inch Nails).

More of their videos are available on Youtube, but since I've only seen "Welcome to the Jungle" so far, that's the one I'll include here. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think.

Friday, May 18, 2012

2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

I found another reading challenge to tell you about. It lasts all year, and you can sign up anytime.

The Book Vixen is hosting the 2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge. Lasting from January 1 through December 31, the idea is to read more books than you read last year.

Of course, it's good to have some idea of how many books you read last year. When you figure out how many more you'd like to read this year, you can choose from the five challenge levels. It's very flexible, though; you can change levels whenever you want, depending on how you're doing with the challenge.

To sign up and get all the details you need, check out the official sign-up post.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Reading Challenge

I realize this is short notice, but I found out about a read-a-thon and wanted to include a heads-up in case anyone wants to participate.

This is actually the fourth Bout of Books read-a-thon; it starts May 14 and lasts seven days. Participants make their own goals and have the opportunity to enter to win a fantastic giveaway! The idea is simply to read more that week than you normally do. You'll need to sign up on the host blog and then be sure to post your updates somewhere. See Bout of Books for all the details.

I don't think I'll be participating this time (I'm in the middle of a few books and would prefer to start a read-a-thon from scratch), but I'll definitely think about doing it in the future. I'd love to know if any of my readers sign up, so please leave a comment if you do!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wrapping Up the A to Z Challenge

After completing the Blogging From A to Z Challenge last week, I took some downtime, but now it's time for a reflections post. My main wrap-up post is at Ellie's Blank Book, but I also have a few thoughts to include here.

1. For this blog, I had everything all figured out before the challenge started. Even though I didn't write the posts in advance, I knew exactly what my topics would be. Well, that didn't last long. I changed my mind several times over the course of the challenge. My Z post is one of the few I was adamant about from the beginning.

2. I started doing research several weeks ahead of time by watching videos. Some were new to me, while I had first seen the others many years ago.

3. The challenge has made me more determined than ever to come up with a regular (and feasible) blogging schedule.

4. I'm behind on return visits and comments, but I'll be working on that now that the challenge is over.

The challenge was fun, and I hope to participate again in the future.

Monday, April 30, 2012

ZZ Top - TV Dinners

ZZ Top - "TV Dinners"
From Eliminator (1983)

Many of us remember a time when frozen dinners were called "TV dinners." ZZ Top took this cultural icon and recorded a song, which then was made into a music video. Like the band's other videos, it's quite entertaining.

The video for ZZ Top's "TV Dinners" demonstrates the danger of putting foil in the microwave. Although it isn't as well known as some of their other videos, such as "Legs" or "Sharp Dressed Man," it's certainly a classic worth watching.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Yazoo - The Other Side of Love

Yazoo - "The Other Side of Love"
Single release (1982) later added to reissue of Upstairs at Eric's (1996)

Yazoo, a synthpop duo also known as Yaz, released a fun music video for "The Other Side of Love." The video shows members Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet going dancing, with Moyet seeming to have the time of her life. Things get interesting when Clarke falls and starts seeing some unusual things on the dance floor.

Friday, April 27, 2012

XTC - Making Plans for Nigel

XTC - "Making Plans for Nigel"
From Drums & Wires (1979)

The video for XTC's hit song "Making Plans for Nigel" is all about Nigel, a man who has no control over his own life.

According to XTC bassist/songwriter/vocalist Colin Moulding, the song is "partly biographical," having been inspired by his father's strong desire to choose Colin's career path. The reference to British Steel caused the company to survey their employees named Nigel in an effort to find out whether they were happy.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wolf Parade - Shine a Light

Wolf Parade - "Shine a Light"
From Apologies to the Queen Mary (2005)

The video for Wolf Parade's "Shine a Light" is the story of a man who is subjected to ridicule and discrimination everywhere he goes, and it's all because of his physical appearance. Watch the story unfold to see what he goes through on a daily basis.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Van Halen - Dreams

Van Halen - "Dreams"
From 5150 (1986)

Van Halen shot three different videos for "Dreams." The first one, featuring the Blue Angels, is the most popular. The other two versions were filmed in 1993 and consist of concert footage, fans, and commentary.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

U2 - I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight

U2 - "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight"
From No Line on the Horizon (2009)

"There are two music videos for U2's "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight." This animated version was the first to be released; the second was from a live performance.

Set in the city, this video shows several people who are having a bad night for one reason or another. It was entered in the 2009 Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science

Thomas Dolby - "She Blinded Me With Science"
From The Golden Age of Wireless (1982)

Thomas Dolby directed and starred in his video for "She Blinded Me With Science," in which he goes to the Home for Deranged Scientists to have himself committed. While there, he has a therapy session with the head of the institution, portrayed by British scientist and TV personality Magnus Pyke.

In a 2011 interview with Dan MacIntosh of Songfacts, Dolby explained how the video came about. He was a big fan of silent movies, and he actually thought of music videos as silent movies with soundtracks. He came up with the concept for the video, wrote the script, and then wrote a song to go with it. The result was the unforgettable "She Blinded Me With Science."

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Stone Temple Pilots - Sour Girl

Stone Temple Pilots - "Sour Girl"
From No. 4 (2000)

The video for "Sour Girl" features Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and rabbit costumes eerily reminiscent of the Teletubbies.

An episode of MTV's Making the Video featured "Sour Girl." The video was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography, as well as a Billboard Music Video Award for Best Modern Rock Track. Unfortunately, it did not win either award.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Radiohead - There There

Radiohead - "There There"
From Hail to the Thief(2003)

The video for Radiohead's "There There" was inspired by Bagpuss, a British TV show for children. It features frontman Thom Yorke in a forest, where he is stunned to encounter woodland creatures engaged in activities he never expected to see in species other than human beings.

In 2003, "There There" won Best Art Direction in a Video at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows

Queens of the Stone Age - "No One Knows"
From Songs for the Deaf (2002)

Queens of the Stone Age have a hilarious music video for their hit song "No One Knows."

Although the video starts out with the band members hitting a deer while driving at night, there's no need to worry--at least not about the deer, which attacks them and then proceeds to wreak havoc on their lives. The scenes with the deer alternate with scenes of the band performing against a black background.

"No One Knows" was nominated for the MTV2 Award at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Peter Gabriel - Big Time

Peter Gabriel - "Big Time"
From So (1987)

Peter Gabriel stars in the video for his hit song "Big Time," about a guy who's on his way to making it big. This highly entertaining piece uses both stop-motion and strata-cut animation, and the result is a stunning work of art.

The video for "Big Time" is similar to Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" video, with which more people are probably familiar.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

OK Go - White Knuckles

OK Go - "White Knuckles"
From Of the Blue Colour of the Sky (2010)

The video for OK Go's "White Knuckles" is a huge hit with dog lovers. It features the band members, a few props, a dozen shelter dogs, and a goat.

The video was completed after a grand total of 124 takes. Why so many? The band wanted the final product to be filmed in one shot, with no editing.

See why the trainers called "White Knuckles" the "greatest music video ever." That's not all, though. They also have a page that introduces these talented animals; it's well worth reading. To complete the experience, check out this outtake video.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Neon Trees - Everybody Talks

Neon Trees - "Everybody Talks"
From Picture Show (2011)

There are two videos for "Everybody Talks," by Neon Trees. Each video tells a different story, although both feature the band and a girl with heart-shaped sunglasses. Both are included in this post.

The first one is an animated video that was released in January 2012. It's both a ghost story and a love story.

The second video for "Everybody Talks" takes place at a drive-in theater showing Zombie Bikers From Hell. The girl with the heart-shaped sunglasses has a very different role in this video, which was released approximately three months later than the animated version.

I like both videos, but the animated one is my favorite. Which one do you prefer?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Matchbox Twenty - Unwell

Matchbox Twenty - "Unwell"
From More Than You Think You Are (2003)

This super-fun video for Matchbox Twenty's "Unwell" features frontman Rob Thomas having a very strange day in which he sees and experiences things that just can't be real. He's "not crazy," though; he's "just a little unwell." His faithful dog keeps him company throughout the weirdness.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Lenny Kravitz - Stand

Lenny Kravitz - "Stand"
From Black and White America (2011)

The video for "Stand" is a takeoff on the old game show Let's Make a Deal. In the video, Lenny Kravitz portrays three different characters on a game show called Run For Your Money; he plays the crooked host as well as both the singer and the drummer of the house band.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Korn - Evolution

Korn - "Evolution"
From their untitled album (2007)

Korn's "Evolution" video is an amusing production that pokes fun at the idea that humans are evolving and proposes that the opposite is more likely. The spoof website Devolution: Nature's U-Turn was set up to promote the video.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Journey - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)

Journey - "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)"
From Frontiers (1983)

This video has a bit of a stigma attached to it, but that's what makes it so entertaining.

"Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" was Journey's first choreographed video; until then, the band's videos were essentially performances and concert footage. Frontman Steve Perry was against doing a choreographed video, but he lost the argument.

So, what's so bad about this particular video? Instead of playing their own musical instruments in front of the camera, they played invisible ones. That's right; they played air guitar, air keyboards, etc. Sure, a lot of people do that, but they generally do it in the privacy of their own homes. It looked so silly in a professional music video that it keeps showing up on lists of the all-time worst videos.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

INXS - Never Tear Us Apart

INXS - "Never Tear Us Apart"
From Kick (1988)

Fans of INXS can't imagine the band's beautiful ballad, "Never Tear Us Apart," in any other style, but it was originally written as a blues song. The video was filmed at different locations in Prague, as were the videos for "Guns in the Sky" and "New Sensation."

INXS's masterpiece played in the background of frontman Michael Hutchence's funeral in 1997, while band members and Hutchence's brother carried his coffin out of the church.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Herbie Hancock - Rockit

Herbie Hancock - "Rockit"
From Future Shock (1983)

Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" video features animatronic figures dancing to the instrumental music. Hancock himself is in the video, but only on the TV screen. In 1984, "Rockit" won five MTV Video Music Awards.

The song has been included in several films, television shows, and video games.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Grouplove - Tongue Tied

Grouplove - "Tongue Tied"
From Never Trust a Happy Song (2011)

Apple used Grouplove's "Tongue Tied" in its commercial for the iPod Touch. The video is interesting, amusing, and slightly creepy. Within the first few seconds, the action switches to reverse; this shows the events that led up to the opening scene.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Foo Fighters - My Hero

Foo Fighters - "My Hero"
From The Colour and the Shape (1998)

Frontman Dave Grohl directed this video, which shows an anonymous hero rushing into a burning building three times. The most entertaining part of the video involves the rescuees. Specifically, it's about their identities and the need to protect their anonymity.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon

Echo & The Bunnymen - "The Killing Moon"
From Ocean Rain (1984)

Widely considered to be Echo & The Bunnymen's best song, "The Killing Moon" has been included in movies, television shows, and commercials. The band also recorded the All Night Version, which is considerably longer than the original.

The eerie video, made for the original version of "The Killing Moon," is set on a ghost ship.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Daniel Powter - Bad Day

Daniel Powter - "Bad Day"
From Daniel Powter (2005)
Starring Jason Adelman and Samaire Armstrong

Daniel Powter became a One-Hit Wonder with this song, which was also his first single. The video takes place over the course of three days as two people make a connection while going about their lives.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chad VanGaalen - Peace on the Rise

Chad VanGaalen - "Peace on the Rise"
From Diaper Island (2011)

Chad VanGaalen is a brilliant musician, animator, and illustrator. He animated the video below as well as many others, including songs by other recording artists.

Watch "Peace on the Rise" carefully; there's a question at the end. Feel free to leave your answer in the comments if you want.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Blind Melon - No Rain

Blind Melon - "No Rain"
From Blind Melon (1992)
Starring Heather DeLoach as the "Bee Girl"

Band members:

Shannon Hoon – vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Rogers Stevens – lead guitar, piano/keyboards
Christopher Thorn – rhythm guitar, steel guitar, mandolin, harmonica
Brad Smith – bass, flute, backing vocals
Glen Graham – drums, percussion

Follow the story of the "Bee Girl," a young tap dancer who just wants to find her place in the world and be accepted for who she is. She even inspired Pearl Jam's "Bee Girl." "No Rain" is included on VH1's list of the 100 greatest videos of all time.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

AWOLNATION - Not Your Fault

AWOLNATION - "Not Your Fault"
From Megalithic Symphony (2011)

Band members:
Aaron Bruno - vocals
Christopher Thorn - lead guitar
Kenny Carkeet - rhythm guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals
David Amezcua - bass guitar and backing vocals
Hayden Scott - drums

In this entertaining video, the singer is having a dream in which he has to keep rescuing the same damsel in distress from one bad situation after another. His band buddies are always there to back him up, no matter how scary the situation is. Everyone in the dream is depicted as a Claymation-type figure.

There's even a game based on the video; play Megalithic Mayhem online or download the App.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Another SOAPnet Update

In my last post, I mentioned that SOAPnet was going to continue airing same-day episodes of Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, and General Hospital. At the time, I didn't know the status of the next-day repeats and weekend marathons since they weren't specifically mentioned in what I'd read.

As of today, I haven't noticed any change in the lineup. There was a Make It or Break It marathon on Sunday, but there are often marathons of other shows anyway. I'm sure this one was because ABC Family is now in charge, since that's one of their shows. The same-day and next-day airings of the soaps are still being done, as are the weekend marathons of Y&R and GH.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

SOAPnet's Status

SOAPnet viewers may be wondering what's going on with the network. I know I've been wondering. I've read plenty of different versions of when SOAPnet's last day would be. Things are still pretty much up in the air, although there is some news.

According to ABC Soaps in Depth, SOAPnet's transition to Disney Junior will begin on March 24, with ABC Family running things for a while. This means that ABC Family shows will become part of the lineup. I hope it will include airing Pretty Little Liars from the beginning, but so far, I haven't seen anything to indicate that will happen.

The rebroadcasts of General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, and The Young and the Restless will continue. Technically, the article says that the same-day rebroadcasts will continue, with no mention of the following morning or weekend marathons. I'll be monitoring the situation to see what happens.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Theme for Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2012

For this year's Blogging from A to Z Challenge, the theme here at Ellie's Couch will be music videos.

Posts will be arranged alphabetically by recording artist. Those using a first and last name will be alphabetized according to first name so that the titles will be completely alphabetical.

Several musical styles and decades will be represented, including classic hard rock and modern alternative rock. Many of the videos tell some type of story and can even be watched with no sound if desired. I won't be including any that are simply a musical performance; there has to be something more to each video for additional entertainment value.

I'll also give a few comments about each one, such as the background or what to look for.

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2012

This blog will be participating in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge.

Beginning Sunday, April 1, I'll be posting topics in alphabetical order all month. Other than the kickoff day, posts will be Monday through Saturday, with Sundays off.

Last year, I posted random entertainment-related topics. For this year's challenge, I've chosen a theme, and it's a really good one (if I do say so myself). Stay tuned for more information!

Monday, March 19, 2012


A while back, I was scanning my cable guide and saw something I hadn't noticed before: a channel called TheCoolTV. Taking a quick look, I saw that it was airing music videos. In fact, the whole channel seemed to be dedicated to music. Even the infomercials were for CD collections.

Later, I went online to look it up, and I learned a few things. TheCoolTV is a digital substation that's been around for about two years now. I have no idea when it came to my area. In fact, it's not everywhere, but more affiliates are signing on all the time. Right now, the channel guide lists affiliates in 34 states.

Programming blocks include Indie Cred, Nineties Nectar, The Underground, and Retro Rewind, to name just a few. The website also states that programming is customized to each area's demographic and local music scene.

If you're into music videos, take a look at the channel guide and see whether TheCoolTV is in your area yet.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Special One Life to Live Marathon New Year's Day

With One Life to Live ending on January 13, SOAPnet has scheduled a 14-hour OLTL marathon for New Year's Day. It begins at 10am Eastern and runs until midnight.

Here's the schedule:

10:00 am - Karen takes the stand and admits she was a prostitute. (March 6, 1979)

11:00 am - Tina goes over the falls in Argentina, which leaves Cord taking out his anger on Max. (March 9, 1987)

12:00 pm - The Buchanan clan goes back in time to the Old West. (May 13, 1988)

1:00 pm - Megan dies in Jake's arms. (February 7, 1992)

2:00 pm - 25th Anniversary show where Luna believes Max is alive, Viki and Dorian are trapped together, and Tina sits by Cord's hospital bedside. (July 15, 1993)

3:00 pm - Viki walks in on Joey and Dorian. David asks Tina to secretly marry him, and Powell holds Todd at gunpoint. (November 28, 1994)

4:00 pm - Blair and Todd get married, Patrick sleeps with Marty, and Kelly asks Joey to help take her virginity away. (November 14, 1995)

5:00 pm - Viki realizes she killed her father. Dorian is arrested for Victor's murder. (December 8, 1995)

6:00 pm - Asa's wives return for his funeral. Natalie crashes the service, adjusting to the news that she's a Buchanan. (November 16, 2001)

7:00 pm - Niki wants out of Viki's marriage to Ben. Todd is confronted by Blair over her baby dying. Natalie gives Jen a warning about Al. (May 14, 2002)

8:00 pm - Natalie confesses her feelings to John. Tess takes over while Jessica warns Nash that she isn't Tess. Evangeline receives thanks for saving Natalie. (August 22, 2005)

9:00 pm - Todd says an emotional goodbye while awaiting execution. Antonio tries to bring Jess back by pleading with Tess. (May 29, 2006)

10:00 pm - Starr bonds with Blair and Marcie after the birth of Hope. Bess steals Hope. Natalie and Jared are saved from the bomb in the basement. John tells Marty Todd raped her. (November 10, 2008)

11:00 pm - David marries Bo and Nora. (June 7, 2010)