Alibi V.15 No.52 • Dec 28-Jan 3, 2006 

Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Thursday 28

“Blog Wars” (Sundance 8 p.m.) This documentary traces the rise of the Weblog as a tool for political candidates. By following the 2006 midterm elections, the film examines how online democratic activism is shaping important elections.

Friday 29

Shred Fest (Encore WAM 6 p.m.) Welcome to 24 hours worth of snowboarding movies. Powder, baby! Powder!!!

“Masters of Horror: Valerie on the Stairs” (Showtime 10 p.m.) This episode, directed by Mick Garris (who did just about every Stephen King miniseries), is based on a short story by Clive Barker. It concerns a sexy spirit haunting a writer’s commune. Christopher Lloyd stars. ... I’m assuming not as the sexy spirit.

Saturday 30

“NLL Season Opener” (Versus 8 p.m.) It’s Colorado versus Rochester in the season opener of the National Lacrosse League. I don’t have to tell you this is gonna be a barn burner! Lacrosse, baby! Lacrosse!!!

Sunday 31

Check out “Idiot Box” for suggestions.

Monday 1

“Rose Bowl” (KOAT-7 3:30 p.m.) USC vs. University of Michigan.

“Fiesta Bowl” (KASA-2 7 p.m.) Ohio State vs. Florida.

“Wildfire” (ABC Family 7 p.m.) Since it’s shot locally, I feel an obligation to promote this teen soaper, which has its third season premiere tonight. ... Not enough of an obligaton to actually watch it, mind you, but still.

Tuesday 2

“Orange Bowl” (KASA-2 6:30 p.m.) Wake Forest vs. Louisville.

“Dirt” (FX 9 p.m.) Courteney Cox finally makes her post-“Friends” move with this weekly drama centering around the editor in chief (Cox) of a popular tabloid newspaper. Evil paparazzi and trashy movie stars? Sounds like a fine source of inspiration.

Wednesday 3

“Sugar Bowl” (KASA-2 6:30 p.m.) Bowled out yet? No? Well, here’s another one: Notre Dame vs. LSU.

“Beauty and the Geek” (KWBQ-19 7 p.m.) Rescued from The WB, this reality series is now airing on The CW. Each week, eight couples (one hot chick, one dorky dude) compete against one another for $250,000. The Norwegian version is called “The Princess and the Professor.” The Italian version is called “The Doll and the Nerd.” The Estonian version is called “The Beauty and the Genius.” ... Yeah, you heard me right: “The Estonian version.”

“Knights of Prosperity” (KOAT-7 8 p.m.) A group of blue-collar guys (led by former “Grounded for Life” star Donal Logue) plot to rob Mick Jagger in this new midseason sitcom. Originally, they were going to rob Jeff Goldblum. But I guess Jeff is too big a celebrity, so they got Mick instead.

“In Case of Emergency” (KOAT-7 8:30 p.m.) More midseason shenanigans: A group of thirtysomethings who all went to the same high school are reunited and realize their lives didn't turn out as planned. Sure, it’s not the most original of set-ups, but the cast list (including David Arquette, Greg Germann, Kelly Hu and Jonathan Silverman) holds some promise.