Well, Harry Potter fans, this has been quite the year of celebration. Twenty years ago a movie entered theaters that changed the world. It was called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and it catapulted a franchise into being thanks to quite a huge dose of magic.
As fans all over the world celebrate the momentous occasion I have been included in the celebration in an awesome way.
Thanks to Warner Bros. I got this awesome box filled with iconic Harry Potter goodies like Bertie’s Bott’s Every Flavor Beans (yes, they really do have earwax and booger-flavored beans, among plenty of other gag-inducing flavors like vomit, sausage, and even soap!) but that’s kind of the magic. It really transports you to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. And receiving my Hufflepuff scarf (yes, I am a proud Hufflepuff) was probably one of the best things I’ve ever gotten from a gift box like this.
I proudly own a wand I got from Universal Studios about a decade ago and now I have my Hufflepuff scarf! How awesome is that?!
Last night the first episode of Harry Potter: Higwarts Tournament of Houses premiered on TBS and Cartoon Network and it’s a fun trivia-based game that’s fun to play along with. Yes, the questions may seem ridiculously easy at times but of course, everything gets harder.
The game show is fun but it could be much better, unfortunately. The trivia could be much harder. That was a bit disappointing. But there are three more episodes for the next three Sundays so…hopefully, it becomes more fun.
(Btw, I treasure my Hufflepuff scarf so much I’m looking at it as I write this. Lol.)
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses
Premiering Sundays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on TBS and Cartoon Network
Sunday, Nov. 28 – “Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff”
Helen Mirren hosts the first episode of this epic TV event series. Over four episodes, the Houses of Hogwarts will battle to see which team knows the most about the Wizarding World, featuring more Harry Potter magic than you could find on a day trip to Diagon Alley. Tonight’s match-up sees the brave Gryffindors face the loyal Hufflepuffs for a guaranteed place in the grand finale. Guest stars include: Pete Davidson, Simon Fisher-Becker, Matthew Lewis, and Luke Youngblood.
Sunday, Dec. 5 – “Ravenclaw vs. Slytherin”
Tonight’s blockbuster battle of the Houses of Hogwarts sees the wise and witty Ravenclaws go up against the proud and ambitious Slytherins in a test of Wizarding World knowledge. Only one team can claim an automatic place in the grand finale. As always, tonight’s match-up will take place under the watchful eye of the master of ceremonies Helen Mirren, and guest star Tom Felton, Shirley Henderson, Jay Leno, and Luke Youngblood. Filled with classic Harry Potter movie moments, this is another historic night in Hogwarts history.
Sunday, Dec. 12 – “The Wildcard Round”
Helen Mirren returns to the Wizarding World to oversee this head-to-head wildcard matchup. The two houses that lost their previous battles in this distinguished TV event series now have one last chance to take their place in the grand finale. There will be more Harry Potter trivia than you could squeeze into a cupboard under the stairs. Tonight’s episode is another magical Harry Potter chapter of drama, courage and redemption. Guest stars include: Dan Fogler and Luke Youngblood.
Sunday, Dec. 19 – “The Grand Finale”
Join Helen Mirren for a historic night in the history of Hogwarts as this epic TV event series culminates in the Grand Finale. Tonight’s final edition is full of Wizarding World trivia, packed with magical special guests and overflowing with classic clips. It all comes down to this, one team, one house will tonight lift the inaugural Hogwarts Tournament of Houses trophy.