Alibi V.25 No.18 • May 5-11, 2016 

Week in Sloth

“Marseille” on Netflix

Thursday 5

“Marseille” (Netflix streaming anytime) This eight-episode political drama is the first French production for Netflix. Gérard Depardieu stars as the 25-year mayor of Marseille, France, locked in a war of succession with his former protégé-turned-rival.

“Millennials: Growing Up in the 21st Century” (Ovation 5pm) This documentary series tries to tackle serious issues like abuse, sexuality and addiction. But unless it’s on YouTube, I don’t think Millennials are watching it.

Friday 6

“Adele Live in New York City” (KOB-4 7pm) I suspect this is a lot like the BBC America special “Adele: Live in London”—only, you know, more New Yorky.

Brand: A Second Coming (Showtime 7pm) This rather unexpected film documents Russell Brand’s transformation from sex- and drug-addicted comedian to enlightened activist encouraging social, spiritual and economic revolution.

Saturday 7

“Summer Movie Preview Review” (Reelz 9:30am) Movie critic Leonard Maltin joins Rotten Tomatoes’ Grae Drake for a rundown of the big films hitting theaters this summer.

The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story (Lifetime 6pm) Wanda was a single mother who raised three children, including future NBA player Kevin Durant. Good for her. I guess.

Sunday 8

“The Good Wife” (KRQE-13 8pm) This drama about a woman (Julianna Margulies) who resumes her legal career after her politico husband gets caught in a very public sex scandal wraps up its run after seven seasons.

“Dear Mama” (VH1 7pm) Celebrities—including Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, and Jaden and Willow Smith—honor their mothers by getting on TV. Way to show us up, Smith kids.

Monday 9

“Hello Goodbye” (Travel 9pm) Travel Channel digs into the stories behind arrivals and departures at three of America’s largest airports. Hint: Never fall in love in the TSA line.

Tuesday 10

“BattleBots: The Gears Awaken” (KOAT-7 9pm) The robotic combat arena competition “BattleBots” ran for five seasons on Comedy Central (of all places). Now it’s back on ABC (of all places). Clark Gregg (from “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) will serve as special celebrity judge for some reason.

“Outdaughtered” (TLC 8pm) Thanks, TLC, for providing talentless, unskilled Americans a whole new path to effortless fame and fortune—overbreed like crazy and land yourself a TLC reality show.

“Woman” (Viceland 8pm) OF (original feminist) Gloria Steinem travels the world meeting with women “at the intersection of violence and stability, of oppression and progress.”

“First Impressions With Dana Carvey” (USA 8:31pm) Former “SNL” star Dana Carvey serves as “mentor” on this “American Idol”-ish gameshow pitting “amateur impressionists” against one another. Freddie Prinze Jr. hosts. God, it just keeps getting worse.

Wednesday 11

“Chelsea” (Netflix streaming anytime) After a brief teaser (the four-episode “Chelsea Does”), comedienne Chelsea Handler finally gets around to re-launching her talk show on Netflix.