What’s On TV This Week (January 9 – January 15)

by Michael Lauck on January 9, 2017 · 0 comments in Buddhist Blog

*TV listings are as fluid as a tai chi fighter and may change without notice. Channels may also vary schedules by region. Movie titles and dates are based on the channel listings and usually reflect US release versions. The scriptures say “the wise man always checks local listings”.
 
If you have been wishing for a week full of martial arts movies, your wishes have ben granted! Of course, there is a full schedule of WALKER, TEXAS RANGER too. WGN shows three episodes Monday through Thursday mornings starting at 9:00 AM and Grit shows four episodes every single night starting at 7:00 PM.
 
Movies start at 12:30 AM Monday with THE EXPENDABLES 3 (2014) on Spike. El Rey has BLOODSPORT 4: DARK KUMITE (1998) at 4:00 AM. HDNet Movie jumps in with JACKIE CHAN’S PROJECT A (1983) at 11:45 AM and JACKIE CHAN’S PROJECT A2 (1987) at 1:40 PM, then AMC has ENTER THE DRAGON (1973) at 3:00 PM before HDNet Movie comes back with DRAGON LORD (1982) at 3:30 PM. El Rey offers up THE CROW (1994) at 6:00 PM, Sony airs THE NEXT KARATE KID (1994) at 8:10 PM and SyFy finishes off the day with BLADE (1998) at 8:30 PM.
Tuesday starts right at midnight with DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTON (2009) on FXM, then Bounce TV has UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (1992) at 12:30 AM. Get TV jumps into the game with THE TRIAL OF BILLY JACK (1974) at 1:05 AM before MARKED FOR DEATH (1990) airs on AMC at 4:00 AM. HDNet Movie serves up more Jackie Chan with JACKIE CHAN’S PROJECT A2 at 8:25 AM. AMC shows ENTER THE DRAGON (1973) at noon and Sony has SILENT RAGE (1982) at 12:05 PM. HDNet Movie continues their Jackie-fest with DRAGONS FOREVER (1988) at 12:30 PM and LEGEND OF THE DRUNKEN MASTER (1994) at 2:10 PM. FXM offers up DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTON again at 3:00 PM before Sony shows THE WRECKING CREW (1969) at 3:40 PM. Then it is time for some Chuck Norris action on El Rey at 4:00 PMwith BREAKER! BREAKER! (1977) and MGM has CODE OF SILENCE (1985) at 5:10 PM before SyFy finishes off the day with BLADE at 5:30 PM.
 
Wednesday is the lightest day of the week by far… El Rey offers up THE CROW at 6:00 PM and HDNet Movie ties up the day with TWIN DRAGONS (1992) at 7:10 PM. Get some rest because Thursday is coming on strong!
12:30 AM Thursday Bounce TV airs BLACK DYNAMITE (2009) before El Rey shows THE CROW at 3:30 AM. Sony has NEVER BACK DOWN 2: THE BEATDOWN (2011) at 4:35 AM, USA is showing BLADE at 6:00 AM and then Sony has BLOOD AND BONE (2009) at 6:20 AM. HDNet serves up more Jackie at 12:55 PM with SUPERCOP (1992), then El Rey kicks off their normal Thursday foot-fist film fest with HOUSE OF TRAPS (1982) at 3:00 PM followed by BRAVE ARCHER (1977) at 5:00 PMBRAVE ARCHER 2 (1978) at 7:30 PM and BRAVE ARCHER 3 (1981) at 11:00 PM. Grit TV is also showing FIREWALKER (1986) at 11:00 PM. The hits continue on El Rey at 1:00 AM Friday with CLAN OF THE WHITE LOTUS (1980) and HOUSE OF TRAPS (1982) at 3:00 AM. The day continues with HERE COMES THE BOOM (2012) on FXX at 4:00 PM and KUNG FU PANDA 2 (2011) at 6:00 PM at FX. Bounce TV brings the JCVD with BLOODSPORT (1988) at 9:00 PM and UNIVERSAL SOLDIER at 11:00 PM, which is when Grit TV is showing THE HERO AND THE TERROR (1988) to end the day.
GET TV starts off Saturday at 5:05 AM with BILLY JACK GOES TO WASHINGTON (1977), then FX offers up KUNG FU PANDA 2 (2011) at 7:00 AM. El Rey has BLOODSPORT 4: DARK KUMITE (1998) at 10:00 AM and STREET FIGHTER (1994) at noon. FXX is showing HERE COMES THE BOOM (2012) at 2:00 PM, then HDNet Movie is showing JACKIE CHAN’S PROJECT A again at 5:35 PM before El Rey finishes up the day early with STREET FIGHTER (1994) at 6:00 PM.
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The 1994 JCVD vehicle STREET FIGHTER starts off Sunday at midnight on El Rey, who follows up with BREAKER! BREAKER! at 4:00 AM. HDNet Movie is showing JACKIE CHAN’S PROJECT A again at 7:05 AM before El Rey strikes back with COWARD BASTARD (1980) at 10:00 AMDAREDEVILS OF KUNG FU (1980) at 11:30 AM and FIVE SUPERFIGHTERS (1978) at 1:30 PM. 1:30 PM also sees RUSH HOUR (1998) on TNT, who follows up with RUSH HOUR 2 (2001) at 3:30 PM. 3:30 PM also brings SHAOLIN MARTIAL ARTS (1974) on El Rey, who then has FLAG OF IRON (1980) at 5:00 PM. Grit TV then shows the week’s last movie at 11:00 PM when they air AMERICAN NINJA (1985).

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