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Take Your Shows Everywhere You Go With DISH’s FREE HopperGO

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This is a paid post on behalf of Megan Media and DISH HopperGO, but the opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.



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As someone who’s constantly traveling, I often find myself getting really backed up on my TV shows. I’ve got 5 episodes of Gotham recorded right now, and who knows when I’ll find the time to get caught up? Wouldn’t it be great if we could just take our DVRs with us on the road, allowing us to watch our favorite shows when it’s convenient? With DISH Network’s innovative #FreeHopperGO Cyber Monday deal, you can do exactly that!

The HopperGO is a portable media storage device that lets you transfer DVR recordings from your Hopper 3 or Hopper w/ Sling and watch them anywhere using the free DISH Anywhere app. The HopperGO acts as a private entertainment hotspot for up to five devices, allowing you to stream your shows wherever you are, even if you don’t have access to the internet. There are no wires, no cords, and it’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hands, making it super convenient for travel.

Prior to the HopperGO, I would download a few movies or TV shows when preparing for a long flight. But with my iPad always near-full, that always proved challenging, requiring me to delete some apps or music to free up enough space. With the HopperGO, that’s no longer an issue, as it doesn’t use any data or storage on your mobile device. And with 100 hours of storage space on the HopperGO, you could conceivably watch every episode of Game of Thrones and still have more than 30 hours left to spare!

And don’t worry about finding an outlet or lugging around another power cord, because the HopperGO has a battery that lasts up to four hours and can easily be recharged through any USB port. Many of the newer planes have USB jacks right in the headrests, which makes charging really convenient. I also travel with a mophie battery pack, which can charge the HopperGO in a pinch if need be.

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Personally, I think the HopperGO is a real game changer. It will keep you and your family entertained when you’re disconnected from the world (like on those painful cross-country flights), and allowing your DVR queue not to grow out of control.

If you’re interested in getting the HopperGO for free, now is the time to act, as DISH has an awesome Cyber Monday deal happening now through December 11th. Any new customer who signs up for DISH by calling from the promotion site and mentions the Cyber Monday deal offer code “Free HopperGO” can get a free HopperGO with any DISH base pack (Hopper 2 or Hopper 3 DVR only).

** Free HopperGO is only available with a NEW subscription to DISH, and restrictions apply.

So what do you say, are you ready to take your shows everywhere you go with the HopperGO?

This is a paid post on behalf of Megan Media and DISH HopperGO, but the opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

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Do You Think A&E’s Live PD Is Real Or Fake?

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A few months back, I was flipping through the channels on TV and stumbled onto a Cops-type show on A&E called Live PD, and I was instantly drawn in.

For those of you who haven’t seen Live PD before, it’s a popular TV series on the A&E network that follows police from 8 different police departments from around the country in real time, broadcasting everything from DUI checkpoint stops to high-speed chases, bar fights to gang shootings, domestic disputes to drug busts, using a mix of dash cams, fixed rig and handheld cameras to capture all of the action.

And amazingly enough, there seems to be PLENTY of crazy stuff happening at all times, to the point where you start to wonder if this is actually for real, or an elaborate production made to look real. I mean seriously, I’ve seen cops in Greene County pull over someone driving a riding lawnmower on the streets on multiple occasions. How is this a thing?!

So I decided to do some digging and see if I couldn’t answer the question on everyone’s mind: Is Live PD real?

As far as I can determine, it actually is, with one caveat. While the events that happen on Live PD actually happen, with real police officers and people, they’re not exactly appening “live” anymore. Apparently in 2016, there was an incident in which a woman recognized the body of her son, who had been shot to death. Since that incident, the show has operated on a slight delay (20-60 minutes), to prevent something like that from happening again.

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We even talked to a person on Reddit who appeared on Live PD (for a domestic issue involving his girlfriend and her ex), and he verified that everything we see on TV is for real.

So how they can legally show people’s faces unblurred, considering they haven’t signed a release waiver in order to appear on screen?

The laws vary by state, but there is generally an exception for news/newsworthy material. The material should not be creative — it should be providing information, and the recording must take place in public. Given that Live PD is a reality show, and it follows real people suspected of wrongdoing, there is a reasonable argument for the producers to say the they are protected by law based on the news exemption.

Based on everything we could find, we have no reason to believe that Live PD is fake. While it might seem incredible that stuff like this goes on right under our noses, a quick search of the local police blotter will tell you otherwise!

Make sure you tune in to Live PD every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm-12am.

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Watch The Wild And Crazy ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ Season 2 Trailer

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Jersey Shore Family Vacation Season 2

Start pumping your fist people, because MTV has released the trailer for Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Season 2, and this time the guidos are packing their bags and heading to Las Vegas!

Crazy, right? It seems like they just left Miami, but I guess you can’t blame the producers, who wanted to hurry up and film another season before The Situation got sentenced to prison.

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, DJ Pauly D, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Cortese, and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro are all back for another season (and another paycheck), and it looks like Angelina might even make another appearance.

This time around, the crew gets their partying on in Sin City, before heading back to where it all began: the Jersey shore. It should be another fun season full of drunken meatballs falling, Sitch binge eating, Pauly and Vinnie’s bromance, and Ronnie making bad decisions.

Mark your calendars for Jerzday, August 23rd at 8/7c on MTV for the premiere you can’t miss!

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Seriously, A Reboot Of ‘The Office’ Sounds Like A Terrible Idea

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There have been reports that NBC is interested in reviving The Office for the 2018-19 season, bringing back a mix of new and old cast members to the Greg Daniels-created workplace comedy.

The only problem? It’s going to suck. BIG TIME.

I’m sorry people, but you can’t remake a classic like The Office, especially without the people who made it so funny in the first place. Steve Carell, John Krasinski, B.J. Novak, Mindy Kaling, Ed Helms, Craig Robinson, and Ellie Kemper? There’s no chance of them coming back (save for a cameo), as they’re huge stars now.

NBC is reportedly already searching for a new regional manager to replace Michael Scott at Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch, but honestly who can play that role as well as Steve Carell did? Nobody.

As for the “mix of old cast members,” does anyone really care about Stanley, Creed, Angela, Phyllis, Toby, and the rest of ’em? Nope, they were just background filler that barely got any air time to begin with..

C’mon guys, the last few years of The Office stunk without Steve Carell, a far cry from the show’s glory days. So leave well enough alone, and try coming up with an original idea instead.

What do you think about The Office getting a reboot?

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