Ottawa Citizen

Make it a marathon day


’Tis the sea­son of marathons. And re­peats. And more marathons.

Five years ago I re­call watch­ing a Din­ers, Driveins and Dives marathon; I’ve never been able to look at a cheese­burger the same way.

Yes, marathons are over the top, and ex­haust­ing — but that’s why they’re called marathons. Here’s a look at some of the shows that are go­ing for the long haul on Thurs­day.

❚ Moun­tain Men: If liv­ing sim­ply off the land means try­ing not to get crushed in an avalanche and com­pet­ing for din­ner against griz­zly bears, then is it really all that sim­ple? No, but it’s in­ter­est­ing to watch. (10 a.m., His­tory (two hours) & 5 p.m. (six hours.)

❚ Mil­lion­aire Match­maker: Patti Stanger is no stranger to hookups, as you’ll see in this re­al­ity show that melds the prom­ise of The Bach­e­lor with the raunch­i­ness of Blind Date. (Noon, Slice)

❚ Con­tin­uum: Three hours does not a marathon make, but here’s your chance to catch up on a Cana­dian-made sci-fi se­ries that’s mak­ing a splash. (7 p.m., Show­case)

❚ Inked: Re­mem­ber that other show about a tat­too par­lour — the one that’s not Mi­ami Ink? Here’s a four-hour re­fresher. (Noon, Much­More­Mu­sic)

❚ The Liq­uida­tor: Yet an­other chance to catch up on a home­grown se­ries that’s mak­ing waves else­where (mainly Europe). (9 a.m., OLN)

Per­fectly coiffed house­wives aren’t just for Mad Men any­more; the TLC spe­cial Wives With Bee­hives pro­files four women whose clothes, home decor and stay-at-home val­ues are straight out of the 1950s. (10 p.m., TLC)

Thelma and Louise they ain’t, but Jes­sica Tandy and Brid­get Fonda still man­age to get in some solid girl time in Deepa Me­hta’s road trip drama Camilla (1994). (8 p.m., CTV)

Re­peat alert! Big Bang The­ory features an episode ti­tled The Higgs Bo­son Ob­ser­va­tion, in which Leonard ben­e­fits from Shel­don hir­ing a hot fe­male as­sis­tant. (8 p.m., CBS)

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