Oh Good, Winter Is Coming

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Beat the winter blues with new winter movies and shows

Do you want to know the difference between winter and DISH satellite television? DISH is designed for people—specifically for their convenience and enjoyment. Winter, on the other hand… Let’s just say one of the best things you can do during the winter is to escape it.

That’s where we come in. DISH has the channel lineups and packages you need to spend the next few months staying on top of the best in culture and entertainment in supremely cozy fashion.

Furthermore. This winter brings a whole slate of shows and movies—new, returning, and classic—that you won’t want to miss. Here are just a few ways to watch them.

Date night

Hooray for staying in, right? Cook up something special and settle in. We recommend Sherlock, which returns for season four on New Year’s Day. The twist this season? Watson and Mary have a new baby. So if that would make for awkward date night conversation, be warned.

If you’re looking for something a little spookier, the classic show X-Files is available on Netflix, which comes integrated with our Hopper 3 DVR. Many a romance has blossomed amid the groans and squeals of assorted sewer creatures and alien monsters since the series debuted in 1993.

Girls’ Night

The epitome of relaxation. Let loose this winter as The Bachelor returns for its 21st season. Hey, it’s old enough to drink!

Speaking of which, you can break out your enormous Olivia Pope wine glasses and pour some red because Scandal returns for a new season on January 19th.

If you’re feeling really high-minded, watch the new Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life series on Netflix. Then you can re-visit the episodes that made the show a huge hit in the early 2000s.

Family TV night

Who would balk at hanging out on the couch for a night with the fam? No one, that’s who. This winter, new programming abounds for everyone to enjoy. On DISH Cinema, find Finding Dory, the sequel to 2003’s widely beloved Finding Nemo.

Then there is Sully, the wholesome and heroic story of Captain Chesley Sullenberger, who landed a disabled plane successfully on the icy Hudson River. Tom Hanks plays Sullenberger in a telling of the personal aftermath and investigation of the accident.

Under your own personal blanket igloo

Many a winter weekend is best suited to burrowing deep and getting taken in by a few movies or binging on TV shows. If that’s the kind of day you’re looking for, new movies coming to DISH Cinema are just the ticket.

First, Magnificent 7 gives us 2016’s take on the Western, and it has been touted as an action thriller that’s six chambers full of fun. Then you have Suicide Squad, a movie in the superhero genre that’s really full of ghoulish super anti-heroes.

If a few flicks just won’t get you through, you may just need to binge on some good, old-fashioned TV. Turn on Elementary and follow the exploits of Sherlock Homes, here cast as a Brooklyn bohemian in modern-day New York City. Or consider whiling away a Saturday with nine seasons of Seinfeld. They say it’s a show about nothing, but we all know it’s about passing time in diners, observational comedy routines, and quick, five-note bass riffs.

And that, in short, is what winter is all about: just getting through it. Subscribe now, and let DISH help.