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 V.20 No.11 | March 17 - 23, 2011 

Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

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Thursday 17

“Destination Truth: Live from IrelandThe Search for the Banshee Ghost” (Syfy 5 p.m.) What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than a live, 240-minute search for a banshee. Or a leprechaun with a box of Lucky Charms. Or whatever. ... You’d better be drunk for this one, because these live ghost-hunter shows are bo-o-oring.

“Blonde vs. Bear” (Animal Planet 8 p.m.) Suicidal nature lover Ann Bryant risks her life to protect black bears in the Lake Tahoe area from humans.

Friday 18

“Supernanny” (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) It’s time for the series finale. I’ll miss you, “Supernanny.”

Saturday 19

Time After Time (Hallmark 7 p.m.) Sadly this is not a remake of the Malcolm McDowell / David Warner, “H.G. Wells fights Jack the Ripper in 20th-century San Francisco” time-travel thriller. Instead, it’s a time-travel soap opera about a reporter (Kaj-Erik Eriksen from “The Commish”) who gets romantic advice from his future self (Richard Thomas, John-Boy from “The Waltons”).

Sunday 20

“Big Love” (HBO 7 p.m.) HBO’s polygamist drama goes off the air after five seasons. Hey, “Sister Wives” is still on. Cold comfort, that.

“Ultimate Cleaners” (TLC 8 p.m.) This week, the Wheel of Blue Collar Jobs That Don’t Yet Have Reality Shows lands on ... well, TLC has a more extreme-sounding term for it, but I’m gonna go with “maids.”

Monday 21

“Rip the Runway” (BET 8 p.m.) Actor Mehcad Brooks, model Selita Ebanks and singer Keri Hilson are among the celebrities at BET’s annual hip-hop-meets-fashion show.

“James May’s Road Trip” (BBC America 8:20 p.m.) Laddish “Top Gear” host James May teams up with wine connoisseur Oz Clarke for a motorized trip through vineyard country. A Jaguar XJS is employed in France. But the boys motor-home-it-up along the California coast.

Tuesday 22

“Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Times” (KOAT-7 8 p.m.) ABC and People magazine join forces to ... well, waste a couple of hours of network airtime by having Tom Bergeron and Cynthia McFadden read the results of an online poll. Interviews with Harrison Ford, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Newton-John are there to liven things up.

“Big Brian: The Fortune Seller” (truTV 8 p.m.) Joining truTV’s lineup of dubious, carbon-copied-from-other-networks “reality” shows is this awesome new addition. It’s about a guy who supervises estate auctions. And since it’s on truTV, it should feature plenty of highly scripted arguments and at least one knockdown, drag-out fight with bikers for no discernible reason.

“Marcel's Quantum Kitchen” (Syfy 8 p.m.) A cooking show about molecular gastronomy is pushing the bounds of science fiction (sorry, “syfy”) just about as far as they’ll go. Still, “Top Chef” loser Marcel Vigneron now has a weekly excuse to break out the liquid nitrogen.

 

Today's Events

22 Jump Street at UNM Student Union Building, Atrium (ground floor)

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.

Tomorrow's Events

Taxi Driver (1978) at KiMo Theatre

Friday

Friday Filmmakers Coffee at Fans of Film Café

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