Today was the last day of the Twilight Zone Marathon on SyFy. It is played every New Year's Eve and it must be successful for them as they added in an extra day this year. We, of course, thoroughly enjoyed having it to watch. Not only was the third day added, but this year on New Year's Day viewers could also vote on Twitter between two episodes. SyFy would then play the one with the most votes. Cal, Doug, Cameron and I enjoyed discussing the winners. Last night Cal and Cam even camped out on our bedroom floor with me into the wee hours of the night catching as many as possible.
Tonight the ones that were not chosen as the fan favorites were aired. In these Cam found two of his absolute favorites - "Talking Tina" and "Five Characters in Search of an Exit." It amazes me every year that we see one or two that we haven't seen before. I love that each year someone always remembers to say, "Hey it's the episode where the guy wakes up and he's the same, but everyone else is different" to which another family member questions, "Which one is that?" That's when we all chime in with "I don't know, they are all like that" referencing Seinfeld.
We weren't planning on starting a New Year's family tradition when we began watching the Twilight Zone marathon many years ago, but it sure has turned into one. I have loved listening to each of their ideas on which was the best episode or which one scared them the most. Eventually Doug and I will be the only ones left watching as the Heinisch children move on to their own families. I am positive, however, that it will be something that they remember for years to come.