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TV channels gear up for V-Day

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MUMBAI: Even as the week-long drum-up to Valentine’s Day draws to a grand finale, television channels are pulling out all stops to up the love quotient. Ergo, come 14th February, you and your loved one will be spoilt for choice, what with a slew of romantic comedies and epic love stories on offer on the small screen.

Among the leading English entertainment channels, Romedy Now will air seven of the most loved English movies of all time - Titanic, No Strings Attached, 27 Dresses, You’ve Got Mail, Valentine’s Day, Sleepless in Seattle and Another Cinderella Story – 7:50 a.m. onward.

While Movies Now, will bring love in its different hues with the likes of Titanic, P.S. I Love You, Little Manhattan, He’s Just Not That into You and Two Weeks’ Notice.

On Star Movies, romance will range from the classic - My Best Friend’s WeddingAs Good As It Gets and Bridget Jones’ Diary to the contemporary - Just Go with ItHitchFriends with Benefits and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 !

And while on the subject of Twilight, if you want to see how it all began, catch The Twilight Saga: Twilight followed by The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on HBO Defined. The channel has also lined up new and old favorites like The Notebook, The Lake House, LOLWhen in Rome and No Reservations.  

By contrast, Sony Pix offers couples who choose to be anything but cliché  a range of action packed films like Hancock, Skyfall, The Terminator, Spiderman 2 and Mission: Impossible 2.   

Coming to English GECs, Comedy Central will offer lots of love and laughs with a back-to-back telecast of award-winning series, Rules of Engagement.

While Star World, will treat die-hard romantics with a marathon session of popular series Melissa and Joey.

AXN however, will stick to its trademark thrills and chills even on a day meant for love. The channel will bring viewers back-to-back episodes of season 3 of the contemporary crime drama Sherlock starting 12 noon.

Not to be left behind, Vh1 will go to town with the choicest line-up of love songs in a special show titled Valentine’s Day Special, to be aired at 8am and 7pm on D-day.

With a celebration so big and varied and colourful, we think even Saint Valentine would approve...

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