Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our blessings, by which I mean the bizarre collection of programming marathons cable TV is offering up today. TV Land's collection of Roseanne Thanksgiving episodes airing between 9 p.m. and midnight is understandable, and its three-hour burst of Little House On The Prairie between 6 and 9 p.m. at least arguable. But a Brady Bunch marathon from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.?
Then again, that seems pretty mellow compared to 11 and a half hours of watching France and Germany getting blown to smithereens on Spike's Band Of Brothers marathon from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Or the orgy of martinis and blonde Soviet assassins on the seven-movie James Bond outburst that starts at 8 a.m. on Syfy. Or Kyra Sedgewick and her fellow cops smacking around rapists and kidnappers on TNT's Closer marathon from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Or that cranky old House abusing his patients from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The most appropriate of the days marathons is probably the one on Bravo from 4:30 to 11 p.m. Six and a half hours of The Real Housewives Of Orange County will definitely make you thankful -- that your television has an off button.