Week in Sloth
 Alibi V.26 No.45 • Nov 9-15, 2017 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 9

“The Cromarties” (USA 8:31pm) Former professional sports star and spouse reality show: As inevitable and as tragic as traumatic brain injury.

Friday 10

“Love You More” (Amazon streaming anytime) Longtime downtown New York icon Bridget Everett transforms her raunchy cabaret act into a sweet and saucy sitcom about a counselor at a home for young adults with Down syndrome (also, she lives with Loni Anderson).

“Blazing Transfer Students” (Netflix streaming anytime) This live-action sequel to Kazuhiko Shimamoto’s fight-crazed early-’80s manga/anime follows the adventures of a gang of “zany transfer students” recruited for a mysterious mission by their shadowy principal.

“Sea Oak” (Amazon streaming anytime) Hiro Murai (producer-director of “Atlanta”) produces and directs this new comedy staring Glenn Close about a meek, working-class woman who dies tragically in a home invasion in her rust-belt subsidized housing complex—but comes back from the dead full of rage and determined to live the life she never had.

Saturday 11

“Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks” (Oxygen 8pm) Milwaukee serial killer/cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer talks to “Inside Edition” correspondent Nancy Glass.

Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer (Lifetime 6pm) On Valentine’s Day 2013, legless Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius shot his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a bathroom door. You just knew this was gonna become a TV movie.

The Sweetest Christmas (Hallmark 6pm) A struggling pastry chef is thrilled to learn that she has made it to the finals of the American Gingerbread Competition—but distractions in her love life threaten to derail her dreams. Oh, Hallmark Channel holiday rom-coms, you never cease to amaze.

“Cat vs. Dog” (Animal Planet 8:01pm) Cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy and dog trainer Zoe Sandor help feuding family pets get along—but can they heal the romantic rift in their own lives? ... Sorry, I’ve still got Hallmark Channel on the brain.

Sunday 12

A Very Country Christmas (UP 5pm) A busy single mom is unaware that the handsome man she just met is actually a country superstar trying to escape the chaos of his fame. ... Eh, nice try, UP, but it’s no Hallmark Channel holiday rom-com.

“No Activity” (CBSAA streaming anytime) OK, so “Star Trek: Discovery” is over for the season, but you can now get this sitcom from producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay for your $9.99 a month. It’s a remake of an Australian cop show. Tim Meadows (from “Saturday Night Live”) and Patrick Brammall (who was in the 2015 original) star.

“Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics” (AMC 9pm) Comic book writer Robert Kirkman (creator of “The Walking Dead”) parlays his fame and fortune into this multipart documentary about the comic book industry.

Monday 13

“Ill Behavior” (Showtime 8:30pm) In this conceptually quirky black comedy-drama, an ordinary family man is diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He opts to forego traditional medical treatment in favor of natural remedies. Horrified, his best friends kidnap him, hide him in an old mansion and pump him full of chemotherapy drugs.

Tuesday 14

“The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer” (History 8:03pm) Hey, Z. If you turn yourself in, you could get interviewed by Nancy Glass.

Wednesday 15

“The Trixie & Katya Show” (Viceland 8pm) The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” favorites land their own talk show where they dish on everything from breakups to God to porn.