Week in Sloth
“Breaking Boston” (A&E 8pm) If you loved “Breaking Bad” and kinda liked “Breaking Amish,” then perhaps you’ll be tricked into watching “Breaking Boston.” It’s a docu-reality series about four young, working-class women trying to make their lives better. It has exactly jack squat to do with “Breaking Bad.” But it does have the word “Breaking” in the title.
“Colin & Brad: Two Man Group” (KWBQ-19 8pm) Improvisational comics Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood make with the funny.
The Grim Sleeper (Lifetime 6pm) In this ripped-from-headlines pic, journalist Christine Pelisek (Dreama Walker from “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23”) helps law enforcement investigate the alleged serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper. OK, but what the heck is Macy Gray doing here?
“Army Wives: A Final Salute” (Lifetime 7pm) It’s been almost a year since this military drama went off the air. But Lifetime is apparently still happy to milk that cow.
“Crisis” (KOB-4 9pm) TV tries another one of those “action movies stretched way too far” concepts. (See for reference “Hostages.”) Seems the children of Washington, DC’s elite have been kidnapped while on a school trip. Will various CEOs, diplomats, politicians and FBI agents give in to terrorist demands or save their kids? Either way they’ll be doing it very, very slowly.
“Lords of the Car Hoards” (Discovery 8pm) Another “buying and selling people’s old crap” show for the pile. This one sticks exclusively to cars.
“Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe” (KOAT-7 7pm) Here are a couple of things (among many) that Disney owns: Marvel Comics, ABC. Hence, we get this hour-long look inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There will be an alleged “sneak peak” at footage from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Don’t hold your breath for more than 10 seconds’ worth, though.
“Glee” (KASA-2 7pm) Past and current members of New Directions reunite to reinvent their favorite performances. Why do we have to listen to “Don’t Stop Believin’” for the 10th time? Because it’s the 100th episode.
“Barry’d Treasure” (A&E 8pm) Oh, good. Somebody gave Barry from “Storage Wars” his own show. It’s just like “Storage Wars,” only with way more Barry.
“Chasing Maria Menounos” (Oxygen 11pm) I hate to point this out, Oxygen, but you don’t have to chase Maria Menounos. She pretty much stands still any time a camera is pointed at her.
“The 100” (KWBQ-19 8pm) Nearly a century after Earth is destroyed and abandoned for a giant, orbiting space station, 100 young people are sent back to try and repopulate the savage planet. Think After Earth, but with enough teenagers to make it much more soap opera-ey.
“Doll & Em” (HBO 8pm) In this reality-line-blurring sitcom. actress Emily Mortimer (playing herself, really) hires her best friend Dolly Wells (Dolly Wells) to be her personal assistant.
“Deal With It” (TBS 8:30pm) With this show TBS proudly announces, “Hidden camera ambush comedy is back!” (As if it ever left our field of vision.) This is such a worn-out idea even host Howie Mandel has done it before (2009’s “Howie Do It”).
A Christmas Story (1983) at KiMo Theatre
Classic film about 9-year-old Ralphie and what he wants for Christmas: a BB gun.
Friday Filmmakers Coffee at Jean Cocteau Cinema
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