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by Alison Willmore
September 3, 2012 12:19 PM
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5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Labor Day Marathon Edition

Tilda Swinton in "Orlando."

Sure, Sunday remains overcrowded with high-end TV, but what to watch the rest of the week? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days. And in this Labor Day edition, we've got a slew of marathons for anyone looking to spend the day off in front of the boob tube in your pajamas.

Telluride Film Festival Marathon
Monday, September 3rd starting at 6am on TCM

Turner Classic Movies salutes the Telluride Film Festival, which closes today, with a marathon of movies that played at the event, including two features that premiered at the festival -- Aki Kaurismaki's "Shadows in Paradise" at 11:30pm and Sally Potter's "Orlando" at 4:30am on what's technically Tuesday morning.


"M*A*S*H" Marathon
Monday, September 3 staring at 8am on TV Land

TV Land is celebrating the 40th anniversary of "M*A*S*H" all month long, kicking off with last night's airing of the 30th anniversary reunion of the Robert Altman-inspired show and continuing today with a marathon running from 8am to 6pm. Anyone needing more of Hawkeye (Alan Alda) and the gang can find the show running every weekday throughout September.


Vampire Movie Marathon
Monday, September 3rd starting at 8:30am on Syfy

If you aren't already vampired out and looking to move on to some new metaphor-heavy supernatural being (when will it be the mummy's time, we ask you?), Syfy is marathoning different bloodsucker movies all day and night through 3am -- among them are "Stake Land," "Blade II" and "Daybreakers."


"Gossip Girl" Marathon
Monday, September 3 starting at 9am on Style

With the upscale teen drama starting its final season in October, why not revisit the early days of season one with a sense of nostalgic melancholy for all the wild plot twists you know are coming? Mini Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) and Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), best frenemies forever!


Clint Eastwood Marathon
Monday, September 3 starting at 10:15am on AMC

Ah, AMC's regular "Crazy About Clint" Saturday screening series has taken on a slightly different edge ever since the Republican National Convention. The network's running a marathon of Eastwood's Westerns all Monday, starting with "A Fistful of Dollars" and ending with "Joe Kidd" at 10:30pm.


Also worth a look: "Coma," A&E's miniseries adaptation of Robin Cook's medical thriller, airs over two nights on Monday, September 3rd at 9pm and the following evening; Showtime's unscripted answer to one of its flagship drama "The Real L Word" wraps up its second season Thursday, September 6th at 10pm.

2 Comments

  • Rania | September 5, 2012 10:00 AMReply

    Powered through Season 1 of THE GOOD WIFE. Still 2 more seasons to get through before start of Season 4. Has anyone seen the whole series?

  • Edgy | September 3, 2012 12:28 PMReply

    You missed Game of Thrones! THE BESTEST!