A few weeks ago, I was lamenting the lack of quality family shows on television and talking on Facebook about how those half~hour comedies and hour long dramas of the late ’80s served as the backdrop for many happy moments in my childhood. My sisters and I used to sit with my mother and laugh at Arnold, marvel at the fantasies supplied by Mr. Roarke and balk at the haughtiness of Alexis Carrington Colby. Seriously, Mr. and Ms. TV Executive, not everyone is interested in talent[less] shows, angst~ridden vampires, or faux housewives… Those shows from my youth still provide many laughs for my sisters and me.
To that end, Walmart and Proctor & Gamble have teamed up for another edition of their highly successful Family Movie Night. Family Movie Night has provided an incredible opportunity for my family and me to sit down, watch television without blushing and spend quality time with each other.
Game Time: Tackling the Past is a sports drama about the value we place on ourselves and others. In a world where so much emphasis is placed on who can be the raunchiest or who can get paid the most to not where clothes by a certain company what is that?, it’s refreshing to see a movie that teaches kids that their worth is internal. True value comes from our moral, spiritual and physical selves, in the way we treat others and the love that we have for those who support us (as well as the respect that we maintain for those who don’t).
I’m asking all of my friends to join me and my family on Saturday, 3 September at 8/7 C to watch Game Time: Tackling the Past (check your Fox channel for the correct station). To preview the film, click here.
If you plan to join us, let me know by leaving a comment telling me something about yourself that makes you proud.
Family Movie Night is part of Family Moments, an initiative created by Proctor & Gamble and Walmart to bring families together by providing meaningful entertainment. For more about Family Movie Night, click here.
You can also “like” Family Movie Night on Facebook.