Alibi V.25 No.32 • Aug 11-17, 2016 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 11

“Triumph’s Summer Election Special 2016” (Hulu streaming anytime) This sounds like a fine idea in practice. But I can’t, for the life of me, think of anything in this year’s election cycle for Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to mock, let alone poop on.

Friday 12

“The Get Down” (Netflix streaming anytime) This colorful musical drama, created by Aussie Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!) charts the early creation of hip-hop music in the South Bronx.

Mad Max Triple Feature (AMC 6:30pm) AMC gets all post-apocalyptic on us, showing off 1979’s Mad Max (6:30pm), 1981’s The Road Warrior (8:30pm) and 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (10:30pm). Cap it off with your Blu-Ray of Fury Road, and you’re good to go.

Saturday 13

“Preseason NFL Football” (ESPN 6pm) Hey, sports fans. If you’re bored with NBC’s Olympics coverage, you can always turn over to some football action with tonight’s Dallas at Los Angeles game. It’s preseason, aka “everybody play nice and don’t get hurt” time—but still.

Sunday 14

“Chesapeake Shores” (Hallmark 7pm) Hallmark adapts Sherryl Woods’ undoubtedly charming 10-book series about a multigenerational family reunited to operate a Chesapeake Bay inn into a twee soap opera for people who don’t like to have their blood pressure raised above 110 over 70.

“50 Years of Star Trek” (History 6pm) History Channel offers up a two-hour special to commemorate the 50th anniversary of influential sci-fi series “Star Trek.” Interviews with cast and crew members from all the TV series and movies are the highlight here.

“The Walking Dead: Season 7 Preview Special” (AMC 8pm) What, last season’s cruel cliff-hanger wasn’t enough? You want to tease us some more, AMC? The new season doesn’t even start until Oct. 23!

Monday 15

“My Secret Job” (TLC 8pm) In this new documentary series, women talk about their “unusual” jobs—from breast milk dealers to professional snugglers. That’s “snugglers,” not “smugglers.”

“The ’20s: The Search for the Next Beachbody Super Trainer” (Pop 9:30pm) Oh, no! What happened to the last Beachbody Super Trainer?

Tuesday 16

“Case Closed With AJ Benza: Elvis Lives!” (Reelz 8am) Elvis Presley dead for the last 39 years? Not so fast! AJ Benza is on the case.

“Andrew Zimmern’s Driven By Food” (Travel 7pm) In his new show, Andrew Zimmern—host of “Bizarre Foods,” “Bizarre Foods America,” “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations,” “Appetite for Life,” “Unique Eats”—travels around the world and eats. Well, he’s nothing if not consistent.

Wednesday 17

“My Last Days” (KWBQ-19 8pm) Each week people with terminal illnesses tell stories of how they defied the odds and remind people that a limited amount of time on Earth is not a barrier to making a positive impact on the world. ... Eh, couldn’t I just watch Facebook clips of otters to feel better instead?

“Jep & Jessica: Growing the Dynasty” (A&E 7:30pm) Oh, good, A&E found a couple more “Duck Dynasty” family members to exploit.