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Rundown Of “The Honeymooners” Marathon On PIX11 12/31/2021-1/1/2022

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For the last couple of years I’ve sat down and cobbled together a complete rundown of the annual marathon of episodes of “The Honeymooners” that is presented to us over on PIX11. In 2020 it was super important to keep people indoors for safety’s sake and now with the terrible surge in cases of this Omicron variant I think that this might be the best course of action for 2021’s New Year’s Eve as well. At the risk of repeating myself I will say that this classic comedy is the perfect way to both close out and open up a hopefully promising New Year of 2022. The continuation of the pandemic has divided a lot of us based on who has received the full vaccine dosage and those who refute its effectiveness and to be honest the fights about this are far too nasty to line out in this humble narrative. The editorial High Command of “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” have taken all three of the shots and we did Pfizer and are happy to have done so. End of soapboxing. If you have the space on your DVR you should start programming them now so you are able to switch channels to the favored network to watch the ball drop before you return to the fun of “The Honeymooners”. I programmed this last year for myself even though I own the DVD of the classic episodes. As in the past marathons, some of the funniest and best of the episodes will be aired so head over to WPIX 11 and spend some time in Brooklyn with Ralph Kramden, Ed Norton, Alice Kramden and Trixie Norton and just relax. The shows begin at 11PM and run continuously into the next day with a brief pause for other programming at 8AM until it picks up again at 11AM. Let’s take a look.

December 31st:
11:00PM – Better Living Through TV
11:30PM – Pal O’ Mine

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Netflix Presents “Cobra Kai” Season 4 Official Trailer

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The continuation of a series years after what we last remember the characters being a part of isn’t all that new an idea anymore and if its done properly it can be quite enjoyable. For instance, the “Star Trek” franchise fanatics saw this with “Picard” and that’s actually getting a second season in the coming months as well but back to the subject at hand which is the hit streaming show “Cobra Kai” which brings us back to the world of “The Karate Kid” movies. The series was originally a part of the programming of the YouTube Red streaming service who ran the first two seasons before dropping it. Netflix picked it up and continued the story with Season 3 and here we are with the trailer for its fourth season. I loved these movies but didn’t manage to see the first two seasons yet. This isn’t going to stop me from sharing the new trailer for the show along with some premise and the casting that I listed in a different post about the show. Enjoy.

The Premise: Decades after their 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament bout, a middle-aged Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence find themselves martial-arts rivals again. (c/o IMDB)
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Showtime Presents: “Ray Donovan: The Movie” Official Trailers

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We were regular viewers of the Showtime Original drama series “Ray Donovan” and were quite dismayed after the 7th season finale when the news that the series would not be renewed was announced. While not looking to spoil anything for those who are using the pandemic time to catch up on all sorts of programming, I can safely say that it ended with a few different cliffhanger moments. Fortunately, Showtime decided to wrap it all up with a feature film that will air in January and since both the teaser and official trailer were released today I am placing them in the same post. I’ve also included some light premise and casting for your consumption. Enjoy.

The Plot: Following on the events of the season 7 finale, Mickey is on the run, and Ray is determined to find and stop him before he can cause any more damage.
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The New York Japan Cinefest Reveals 10th Anniversary Program

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The Press Release:
A film festival that introduces Japanese-themed short films, New York Japan CineFest, is having its 10th anniversary this year from November 17th to November 21st online only. Hosted by Mar Creations with the partners, CYBER New York, Japan Information and Culture Center (Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C.), Short Short Film Festival, Sapporo International Short Film Festival, Aichi International Women’s Film Festival, and Kadoma International Film Festival.

We decided to go online for our screening again this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and we also are celebrating our 10th anniversary with 14 new short films and 6 of the best short films from the past events between 2012 to 2020 out of 120 films. We have films from the Philippines, Canada, Germany, Spain, the United States, and Japan.
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The Toy Association Reveals The 2022 “Toy Of The Year” Finalists

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Hello my friends and lovers of all things toy-related, I am here to once again showcase the rundown of the “Toy Of The Year” finalists as selected by the fine folks over at the Toy Association. Since a lot has changed in our creative presentations since I last discussed this particular topic, I am here to also tell you that you must continue on over to the Ken Pierce Media website for the full rundown and press release. As a content creator who has been attending the Toy Fair since 2011, I’ve come to use both “The Chronicles” and PiercingMetal for event features as time marched on. With the launch of Ken Pierce Media in 2020, I felt that some larger broadcasts worked better via that channel. So please click HERE for the full list and leave any comments you might have about the matter on that site as well.

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At the time of this writing its far too early to know if we shall be attending the 2022 Toy Fair but I’d love to continue along with it. At present the Javits Center is open for business once again and we recently attended the New York Comic Con and will be heading to the Anime NYC convention as well in the coming weeks. The world around us is changing on an almost weekly basis so who knows what December or even January will bring. That’s all I have to say about this matter but do head over to Ken Pierce Media to see the rundown and make sure to follow that outlet on the Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as well. We’d love to have you along with us there.