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 V.19 No.11 | March 18 - 24, 2010 

Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

On the mean streets of Albuquerque in the third season of “Breaking Bad.”
On the mean streets of Albuquerque in the third season of “Breaking Bad.”

Thursday 18

“FlashForward” (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) The spring season premiere of ABC’s sci-fi drama begins with the possibility of another flash forward for the planet.

Afghan Star (HBO 7 p.m.) Afghani performers risk their lives to appear on a homegrown version of “American Idol” in this song-filled documentary. It’s like “Glee,” but with the added possibility of being stoned to death by Taliban members.

Friday 19

“Thin Ice” (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) Damn it! I thought we were done with figure skating.

Kitten With a Whip (TCM Midnight) This 1964 juvenile delinquent drama is proof positive that even the junkiest of plots can be enlivened by the presence of a twentysomething Ann-Margret.

Kingdom of the Spiders (IFC 10:30 p.m.) This 1977 nature-gone-wild horror film is proof positive that even the junkiest of plots can be made junkier by the presence of a fortysomething William Shatner.

Saturday 20

The Ruling Class (TCM 10 p.m.) Peter O’Toole is awesome in this uncategorizable 1972 film about a crazy British earl who thinks he’s Jesus ... or maybe Jack the Ripper.

Sunday 21

Breaking Bad” (AMC 8 p.m.) Walt copes with the breakdown of his marriage, Jesse tries out rehab, and we’ve got a third season of AMC’s addictive drug-dealing drama underway.

“Jerseylicious” (Style 8 p.m.) Sigh. I was really hoping this whole MTV “Jersey Shore” thing would not become a “thing.” Apparently, it has.

“Kirstie Alley’s Big Life” (A&E 8 p.m.) Oh, look, another reality show in which Kirstie Alley tries to lose weight.

“Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” (KOAT-7 9:01 p.m.) British chef Jamie Oliver attempts to change the eating habits of unhealthy Americans. This from the guy who got famous making sausage fry-ups for his drunk friends?

Monday 22

“Dancing with the Stars” (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) TV, at this point, you’re just a Kate Gosselin enabler. Knock it off!

“Nurse Jackie” (Showtime 8 p.m.) Showtime’s blackly humorous hospital drama returns for a second season.

Tuesday 23

“Survivors” (BBC America 7 p.m.) Less than a week after the first season ends, BBC races ahead with the second season of this “virus wipes out 99 percent of humanity” sci-fi drama.

“V” (KOAT-7 9:06 p.m.) Remember last fall when ABC aired those first four episodes of “V”? Well, the rest of the season is coming soon. Until then, here’s a little first episode refresher.

Wednesday 24

“MythBusters” (Discovery 7 p.m.) The eighth season launches with a myth about lethal litter. Can a discarded paper soda cup kill? Guess we’ll find out.

“Fly Girls” (The CW 8 p.m.) No, not a sitcom about the old hip-hop dancers from “In Living Color,” but a docu-reality series about sexy stewardesses.

 
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