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 V.21 No.6 | February 9 - 15, 2012 

Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

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Thursday 9

“Party Like” (National Geographic 6 p.m.) Ever wonder how the queen of France, a Roman emperor or other historically decadent figures got jiggy with it? NG’s new series explains.

“Mudcats” (History 8 p.m.) History continues with TV’s current “hillbilly chic” trend. Here’s another docu-reality show about handfishing.

Friday 10

“NFL Characters Unite” (USA 5 p.m.) Since the season is over, NFL stars like Hines Ward, Jimmy Graham and Tony Dungy share inspirational tales of overcoming discrimination and adversity.

“Last Dates Before I Do” (CMT 11 p.m.) I suspect CMT is deliberately trying to inspire sad country songs by sending a nice, Christian couple off on a bunch of “The Bachelor”-style dates with other people before they tie the knot.

Saturday 11

Cupid (Hallmark 6 p.m.) Now that another holiday has rolled around, Hallmark Channel breathes a sigh of relief and starts cranking out the sentimental movies.

Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island (Syfy 7 p.m.) If Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can put a multimillion-dollar version of Mysterious Island in theaters, Syfy can make a cheapjack knockoff staring the chick from that awful “Flash Gordon” series.

“The Bronson Pinchot Project” (DIY 8:30 p.m.) Would part of the project involve remembering who the hell Bronson Pinchot is?

Sunday 12

“The 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards” (BBC America 6 p.m.) How do you know who to vote for in the Best Acting categories when everybody’s British?

“The 54th Annual Grammy Awards” (KRQE-13 7 p.m.) LL Cool J becomes the first official host of the Grammys in seven years. ... So, they were holding out for the likes of LL Cool J?

“Comic Book Men” (AMC 8 p.m.) Kevin Smith’s New Jersey comic book store Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash gets its own reality show.

“Full Metal Jousting” (History 8 p.m.) And you thought National Geographic’s jousting reality show “Knights of Mayhem” was more than enough. I sense a TV trend, people: Hillbilly morons are out, medieval dweebs are in.

Monday 13

“The 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show” (USA 6 p.m.) Football season is officially over. Time to start betting on Best in Show.

“Fashion Police: The 2012 Grammy Awards” (E! 11 p.m.) Somebody’s gonna be talking smack about LL Cool J’s Kangol.

Tuesday 14

“The Ring Leader” (Bravo 5 p.m.) I realize you aren’t the most macho station on the dial, Bravo. But we’ve moved loooong past docu-reality shows about wedding planners and on to docu-reality shows about idiots who think they’re knights. Get with the program, will ya?

“Cougar Town” (KOAT-7 7:30 p.m.) The one good thing that can be said about the hideous crash and burn of the cross-dressing sitcom “Work It” is that it made room for the return of the criminally underappreciated “Cougar Town.”

Wednesday 15

“Survivor” (KRQE-13 7 p.m.) Twenty-four seasons in and no one has actually died on this show? How dare you call yourself “Survivor,” sir.

 

Today's Events

Taxi Driver (1978) at KiMo Theatre

See Martin Scorsese's classic film starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster. Part of the De Niro Done Right film series.

Friday

Friday Filmmakers Coffee at Fans of Film Café

Saturday

Film & Media Education Summit at National Hispanic Cultural Center

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