Top of the Morning, Feb. 14, 2014
The Olympic ban continues. But even though you can't write about a topic, you can still watch. And we have been, hour after hour. Enough to see Bob Costas in his Harry Potter glasses before he wisely took a break. Enough to realize the Dutch like the color orange. Enough to know the U.S. isn't as dominant in men's snowboarding, dude.
The middle of the two-week sports spectacular is interrupted, temporarily, by a holiday. Luckily, television offers some Valentine's Day options. Here's your weekend viewing guide.
"Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown," 7 p.m., WICD (ABC)
It is the same old animated story. Boy meets girl. Girl (Sally) sees boy (Linus) buying a box of candy. Girl gets the wrong idea that the candy is for her. Boy (Charlie) has his holiday plans blow up when he can't find a girl's phone number. Cartoons used to be much simpler.
"Dreamgirls," 7 p.m., WICD (ABC)
Nice job by ABC to counterprogram against the Olympics. There are more stars in this movie than on the slopes and ice at Sochi. Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy lead the cast. The film is based on a stage hit.
NBA All-Star Game, 7 p.m., TNT
Of the four major professional sports, this ranks as the second-best all-star game. Baseball remains the most compelling. The Pro Bowl is a gimmicky mess. And the NHL version suffers from a lack of hitting. The NBA stars don't play much defense. And we don't care. We want to see LeBron James and Kevin Durant approach 50. In the first half.