The Television Shows Our Family is Currently Watching

While the high-speed Internet is the main reason I have always loved Verizon FiOS, I also love having it for all the great television programs we get to watch.

As a member of the #LifeonFiOS Influencer Team, we were all upgraded to the latest hardware and user accounts for free. In return, I agree to share my honest thoughts on how me and my family use technology.

Television continues to push forward with cool and original programming. Yes, there are still plenty of stupid sitcoms and reality television programs popping up all the time, but there is also a constant new crop of shows that feature amazing writing, beautiful cinematography and great acting.

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Last year I saw some of my favorite shows end. Sons of Anarchy went out in style. Boardwalk Empire ended as I expected. The Newsroom decided it would end almost the same as it started. True Blood decided it wanted to go out with one of the worst endings ever.

With the huge 200 hours of storage space we now have on our DVR, what are we filling it up with these days?

As a family there are several shows that we love to watch together.

We laugh consistently with Last Man Standing and Modern Family, have the tissues ready as Parenthood comes to an end and get hungry watching Masterchef. We’ve also started enjoying Tiny House Nation and the rest of the family is addicted the acronym shows of NCIS and CSI.

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My wife and I have begun watching Togetherness, but so far can’t figure out if we like it or hate it. We haven’t given up on it yet, but since we just passed the three episode test we’ll give any show, it might not make it too much further.

My son and I have become hooked on Scorpion and Gotham. We were both unsure of these shows at the beginning of the season, but decided to give them a try. He loves Scorpion and is always eager to watch the newest episodes. For me, Gotham is the most stylish show on television right now. We are also eager for the return of The Black List after the Super Bowl this weekend.

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While it may confuse some, we still record NBC Nightly News and watch it every night after we are done with dinner. We are also big fans of CBS Sunday Morning.

A personal favorite of mine, Justified, just began its final season. I love that this is a show that so many people still don’t know about and the characters and plots are always fun and entertaining.

The other day at the movies they showed a sneak preview of the new season of Vikings and I went nuts. My family had never heard of the show and were a bit surprised I was so excited by it. It is the perfect mix of locations, violence and characters you actually care about. Darker than what some would like, but I love it.

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I’m also looking forward to the return of Mad Men and Strike Back which are both ending this year and I’m sure will go out with a bang.

Vice is also starting up soon which I can’t wait to check out ever Saturday morning with my coffee.

Looking at my DVR, I see that we have Galavant and Sons of Liberty both recorded. I wonder if we’ll see more miniseries happening in the future since it seems to be a trend lately. If someone is reading, please give Dave Grohl more money to create great shows as Sonic Highways was better than I ever hoped for.

I also can’t wait to watch A Path Appears that is currently airing on PBS. Watch the trailer below and then make sure you watch the show or read the book. Heck, why don’t do both!

All in all there is plenty of television watching going on in our household. My only complaint about FiOS TV is that I’m eager for them to get Outside Television added to the lineup because I might never take it off that channel.

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What are some of your favorite shows that we are not watching?

What must I set up to record on my DVR immediately?

Disclosure: I am a member of the #LifeOnFiOS Influencer Program. They provide the service, I share my thoughts.

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C.C. Chapman

Bio

Sketch of C.C. Chapman by Hey Instigator!There are many aspects OF who I am and what I do. Putting together THIS PAGE is one of my least favorite things to write because talking about myself is not my idea of a fun time.

When asked what I do my current answer is, “I create, teach and motivate people to do more good in the world.”

Of course, that doesn’t cover all that I work on professionally and personally, so that is why I created this page.

Official bios and headshots can be found below.

Who is C.C. Chapman? I’m a…

Writer

I’m constantly writing and always working on my next book. You may have read some of my published works including Amazing Things Will HappenContent Rules or 101 Steps to Making Video Like a Pro.

Freelance writing or citizen reporting assignments excite me.

Photographer

If I had to choose a style, I’d say my photos are a mix of documentary, travel and lifestyle photography. While I may not enjoy taking head shots, I love to shoot faces. I rarely go anywhere without a camera in my hand and I’ve been fortunate to see my photos on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

I’m currently shooting with a Canon 80D, an iPhone 7+ and a Chroma 4k Drone.

My photos can be found on Instagram and Flickr.

Marketing Consultant

With over twenty years of marketing, online media and community building experience I have the skills and experience to help your organization no matter the size. Previous clients have included The Coca-Cola Company, American Eagle Outfitters and HBO.

I focus on social good/impact marketing, content marketing and brand strategy. My favorite clients are NGOs, nonprofits or brands looking to make a difference in the world.

Feel free to double check my credentials on LinkedIn.

Keynote Speaker

I’m happiest when on stage educating and inspiring an audience of any size, anywhere in the world.

I have spoken at everything from large international events, corporate retreats and at special gatherings of unique individuals. If you need someone who will inspire, educate and entertain your audience I’d love to chat.

Advocate & Volunteer

I believe in using my skills, time and voice to champion causes that are important to me. I’m especially interested in anything military, dogs or children focused.

I’m currently the President of the Board at Wediko, a member of the ONE Girls & Women Advisory Board, serve on the board of The Hockey Foundation and recently joined the No Kid Hungry Social Council.

Teacher

I’ve developed and taught courses for Lynda.com, CreativeLive and Treehouse. I’m also an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Bentley University and hoping to do more teaching in the future.

 

On top of all that I’m a proud life long New Englander who was born and raised in New Hampshire, but now resides outside of Boston.

I married my high school sweetheart, have two amazing kids and love being a dad.

I’ve been online since 1989, began blogging in 2002 and podcasting in 2004.

Previous endeavors I created include Accident Hash, Passion Hit TV, Digital Dads and The Advance Guard.

Tattoos, travel and the outdoors turn me on. There are fewer things more perfect than a well-done cocktail, a delicious meal or live art of any sort. I love my GORUCK, Field Notes and am a proud Misfit.

To understand me is to understand that I try to live a purposeful life every day that is full of adventure, love and making the world around me a better place for all.


Official Bio

C.C. Chapman describes himself as a New England raised storyteller, explorer, and humanitarian. Others have described him as a thought leader in the online marketing space, a grounded futurist and one the nicest guy on the Internet. Over the years of his career, he has worked with a variety of clients including Nike, HBO, American Eagle Outfitters, ONE, Verizon FiOS and The Coca-Cola Company.

He is the co-author of the International bestseller Content Rules and is also the author of Amazing Things Will Happen. He travels the world speaking in front of audiences to do more in the world and how to understand content marketing better.  C.C. has taught classes for Lynda.com, CreativeLive and now as an adjunct professor at Bentley University (where he also graduated from).

C.C. is an advocate who speaks about building passionate communities and the strategic values of content-based marketing. He is a Samsung Imagelogger, the original ONE Dad and a UN Foundation Social Good Fellow. As a storyteller for hire, his work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

C.C. is the past Chairman of the Board at Wediko and currently serves on the board of The Hockey Foundation. He happily lives in the woods outside of Boston with his loving family. Find out more at CC-Chapman.com

 

Fun Bio

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more multi-faceted or enthusiastic creative/strategic partner in the marketing and content creation fields. This greatly hails from C.C.’s unstoppable combination of marketing experience and savvy (which a great many professionals claim to have), and incalculably valuable “on the ground” knowledge and insight as an influential content creator himself (which a great many professionals do not). The result is a best-of-both-worlds mashup of marketing expertise.

C.C. Chapman sports the pro cred to be a talker (working closely with such clients as American Eagle Outfitters, Coca-Cola, HBO and Warner Bros.), and the passion and gumption to be a doer (creating content for the emerging Online Dad market, marketing professionals, music fans and more). He’s helped create, manage and execute ambitious online and offline marketing campaigns for startups and multinationals — and has the invaluable good sense to know which outreach strategies work with audiences, and which ones fall flat.

He authoritatively speaks your language. He speaks your CMO’s language. Most important, he’s fluent in your market’s language. It’s a killer double-chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination. Contact C.C. to learn how he can help your organization achieve its business goals. There’s, even more, to know about C.C. Chapman if you want to read it — and you should. C.C.’s skills are an embarrassment of riches.

 

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DISCLOSURES

I’m involved with a lot of organizations and clients. I believe in being completely transparent and open about everything I’m working on. I’ll do my best to keep this updated and of course, will clearly disclose relationships in any post that require them.

I am open to being pitched and invited on press trips.

Companies do send me items in the hopes that I will review it or share with my community. If you send me something it does not guarantee a review.

With that in mind, my mailing address is:

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