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The Weather Channel to Show Movies on Friday Nights

The Weather Channel to Show Movies: Brilliant or Baffling?

Pack your umbrella and your popcorn: 27-year-old cable network stalwart The Weather Channel is going to start showing movies on Friday nights.

The movies will be weather-themed or feature weather prominently, and the first is the George Clooney drama The Perfect Storm; others lined up include March of the Penguins, Deep Blue Sea and Misery. Of course, TWC won't leave you out in the cold — weather updates will show up on-screen while the movies are playing, so you'll still know when to actually expect the perfect storm (ba dum ching!).

While it's kind of a cute idea, I don't really know what the point is — to get the coveted Friday night viewers looking for a weather-inspired movie on TV? I guess it's not a terrible thing to stumble upon Clooney's face when all you were expecting was a weatherman telling you how cloudy it is in your neck of the woods. What do you make of this news?

kh61582 kh61582 7 years
I think in terms of them attracting more viewers this is a good programming decision. I suppose they'll play movies that promote the fictitious idea of global warming, which I view as a bad thing, but overall I think this is a good move on their part.
ChanelAddict ChanelAddict 7 years
i was just watching a perfect storm tonight and this made me think of it.
Akasha Akasha 7 years
I already watch Weather Channel shows during my Sunday morning hangovers. I am fascinated with Storm Stories, although it might have something to do with my obsession the Mega Disasters show that is on the History Channel. Storm Stories seems to be right in the middle of a hurricanes month. Bring on more of those shows, and leave the films to TNT, and Lifetime.
tiabia tiabia 7 years
I don't know...I need my local on the 8s!
blondie829 blondie829 7 years
Um, I don't like them breaking my Local on the 8's...grrr. Although Twister would fit right in...
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
huh - that's kind of interesting/odd. i don't know how i feel about that one - i think that maybe it just feels a little displaced but i guess they need to do what they can for ratings in order to get advertisers to pay right?
medicgirl medicgirl 7 years
I think Misery would fit in because he crashes in a snow storm. It's snowy therefore weather related??
kaykayelle kaykayelle 7 years
Are they going to break in with Local on the Eights?
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 7 years
how does Misery fit along with the theme of the other movies??
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