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 V.16 No.4 | January 25 - 31, 2007 

Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Thursday 25

“Pros vs. Joes” (Spike 8 p.m.) Spike’s sporting gameshow pitting professional athletes against ordinary guys returns for another season with tonight’s episode “So You Think You Can Stop Michael Irvin?”... Actually, no. No, I don’t. Do we really need a whole hour to prove that?

Friday 26

“Little Beauties: Ultimate Kiddie Queen Showdown (VH1 7 p.m.) If you wanna relive the end of Little Miss Sunshine, this scary one-hour documentary will do it for you.

Saturday 27

Gryphon (Sci-Fi 7 p.m.) Sci-Fi Channel unleashes another giant, computer-generated mythical creature. Followed at 9 p.m. by Manticore. ... OK, now you’re just flipping through the Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual looking for inspiration.

Sunday 28

“2007 SAG Awards” (TNT/TBS 6 p.m.) This is generally one of the classier pre-Oscar awards shows. For starters, Sacha Baron Cohen is not nominated.

The Valley of Light (KRQE-13 8 p.m.) Chris Klein (American Pie) stars in this Hallmark Hall of Fame movie about a lonely veteran with a “preternatural gift for fishing” (I’m not making this up) who returns home after World War II and falls in love with a small-town widow (Grechen Mol, The Notorious Bettie Page). Isn’t this the plot to pretty much every Hallmark Hall of Fame movie?

“King of the Hill” (KASA-2 7:30 p.m.) For its 10th, and very likely final, season, “King of the Hill” finally makes the jump to the 7:30 p.m., post-“Simpsons” timeslot. I can’t believe it took FOX this long to figure out how to put together an all-animation lineup for Sunday nights. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, “War at Home.”

Monday 29

“Heroes” (KOB-4 8 p.m.) “Trek” fans take note: George Takei (Mr. Sulu himself) guest stars as Hiro’s father!

The Show (TCM 6 p.m.) TCM pulls an obscure silent film by Tod Browning (The Unholy Three, Dracula, Freaks) from the vaults. This macabre 1927 melodrama concerns a carnival pitchman (John Gilbert) who seduces a hoochie coochie dancer while hanging out with Arachnia the spider woman and Neptunia the mermaid. Keeping things in the sideshow mood are Freak (7:30 p.m.) and The Elephant Man (8:45 p.m.).

Tuesday 30

“Bam’s Unholy Union” (MTV 10:30 p.m.) Honestly, anyone who gets married on an MTV/VH1 reality show (Jessica Simpson, Travis Barker, Christopher Knight, Carmen Electra) deserves a divorce in six months. That goes double for you, Bam.

“Wrestling Society X” (MTV 11:30 p.m.) This new “professional” wrestling show is supposed to appear all gritty and underground. Metal bands play, the ring looks like a rundown warehouse and the camerawork is supposed to mimic a reality show. Don’t get all excited, though, Junior. It was shot in a studio in Hollywood.

Friday 31

“Top Design” (Bravo 9 p.m.) What if you took “Top Chef”/“America’s Next Top Model”/“Project Runway” and made it about interior designers instead? ... Well, you’d have Bravo’s next reality series.



Trash at National Hispanic Cultural Center


After three boys picking trash in the slums of Rio de Janeiro find a wallet in the daily detritus of their local dump, they little imagine that their lives are about to change forever.


Trolleywood at Albuquerque Museum of Art and History


New Mexico Labor Film Festival at Center for Progress and Justice

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