What’s On TV This Week (May 2 – May 8)

by Michael Lauck on May 1, 2016 · 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. The scriptures say “The wise man always checks local listings.”*

If there is a channel you think I should be covering (no local channels), let me know at mjlauckwriting@swbell.net

Monday, midnight: DEATH DUEL (1977) hits the El Rey airwaves and the week begins! They then follow up with THE DELIGHTFUL FOREST (1972) at 2:00 AM, and CLAN OF AMAZONS (1978) at 4:00 AM. Syfy jumps in with THE WARRIOR’S WAY (2010) at 1:30 PM, and then TNT gets into the act at 5:00 PM with TRANSPORTER 3 (2008). Sony closes out Monday with URBAN JUSTICE (2007) at 8:15 PM, OUT FOR A KILL (2003) at 10:00 PM, URBAN JUSTICE again at 11:40 PM, and then kicks off Tuesday with OUT FOR A KILL again at 1:25 AM. The only other flick running Tuesday is HAYWIRE (2012) on HDNet Movie at 4:35 PM.

Wednesday kicks off with a re-airing of HAYWIRE on HDNet Movie at 1:15 AM, and is also running KILL BILL VOL 1 at 6:05 PM. Wednesday closes out with TRANSPORTER 2 (2005) on Esquire at 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

Thursday is the big day for the week with more going on in a single day than the previous three! At 6:00 AM USA has BLADE (1998) and El Rey offers up GOLDEN SWALLOW (1968). Some listings say this is the 1980s film about a fairy that falls in love with a mortal, but I’m guessing it is the classic Shaw Brothers flm starring Pei Pei Cheng, since El Rey is running COME DRINK WITH ME (1966) at 8:00 AM. USA then shows BLADE TRINITY (2004) at 8:30 AM. El Rey has THE BLACK TAVERN (1972) at 10:00 AM, and then DIRTY HO (1976) at 11:45 AM. Also at 11:45 AM, Sony is showing URBAN JUSTICE. HDNet Movie is pulling out KILL BILL VOL 1 at 1:25 PM, El Rey runs OPIUM AND THE KUNG FU MASTER (1984) at 1:45 PM, HDNet Movie then has KILL BILL VOL 2 (2004) at 3:20 PM and El Rey follows with LEGENDARY WEAPONS OF CHINA (1982) at 3:45 PM. El Rey then re-airs GOLDEN SWALLOW at 6:00 PMCOME DRINK WITH ME at 8:00 PM, and THE BLACK TAVERN at 10:00 PM. TNT has THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR (2008) at 10:15 PM, and the day ends with DIRTY HO on El Rey at 11:45 PM.

Friday is a light day with OPIUM AND THE KUNG FU MASTER on El Rey at 1:45 AM, LEGENDARY WEAPONS OF CHINA also on El Rey at 3:45 AM, and KILL BILL VOL 2 at 6:00 AM on HDNet Movie. HDNet Movie then puts a lidon Friday with HIGHLANDER (1986) showing at 6:00 PM and 9:55 PM.

Saturday sees KILL BILL VOL 1 and VOL 2 on El Rey at 1:30 PM and 5:00 PM. Esquire is showing NINJA ASSASSIN (2009) at 6:00 PM, followed by TRANSPORTER 2 at 8:00 PM, and the  day ends with a 9:55 PM showing of HAYWIRE on HDNet Movie.

Sunday has a few films, but they are all titles that have already been on earlier in the week! El Rey is showing KILL BILL VOL 1 at 12:30 AM, 10:00 AM, and 10:20 PM, and VOL 2 at 3:00 AM, 12:30 PM, and 10:30 PM. NINJA ASSASSIN is on at 11:00 AM, followed by TRANSPORTER 2 at 1:00 PM, both on Esquire. HDnet Movie has HAYWIRE at 4:00 PM, and Sony closes out the day with URBAN JUSTICE at 11:40 PM.

That’s it for the movies, but there are a couple TV shows to watch. WALKER, TEXAS RANGER is on WGN from Monday through Friday with four episodes starting at 9:00 AM, and on Inspiration weekday mornings at 2:00 and 3:00 AM and nights at 10:00 and 11:00 PM with a couple of episodes Sunday night starting at 8:00 PM. RUSH HOUR is still on 10:00 PM Thursday on CBS, but right now Internet rumors say that it will not see another season and may not even finish out this one!

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