Alibi V.27 No.11 • March 15-21, 2018

Week in Sloth

Thursday 15

“Tabula Rasa” (Netflix streaming anytime) Billed as the Dutch version of “American Horror Story,” this weird and creepy series follows a woman who loses her memory in an automobile accident, gets entangled in a missing persons case and appears to live in a seriously haunted house.

“Tough Mudder: Tougher Together” (KWBQ-19 7pm) TV loves obstacle course reality shows because they’re stupid cheap to make. So here’s another one. This one leans heavily on teamwork. And mud.

Friday 16

“Edha” (Netflix streaming anytime) Netflix’s first original series from Argentina is this soapy drama about an aspiring young fashion designer and single mother who hooks up with a sexy immigrant-turned-model whose “savage passion is mingled with his profound desire for revenge.” Guess you’ll have to tune in to find out who or what he’s looking for revenge against.

Benji (Netflix streaming anytime) Everybody’s favorite streaming service revives ’70s canine star Benji (figuratively, not literally) with this family film about a lovable mutt.

Mistress Hunter (Lifetime Movie Network 6pm) Determined to make her husband pay for his affair, Jackie (Lauralee Bell, “The Young and the Restless”) hires a “mistress hunter” to stop his relationship with the other woman. But shockingly, the mistress and the husband wind up dead. And the mistress hunter vanishes without a shred of evidence that she ever existed. That leaves Jackie as the prime suspect in her hubby’s murder. … Frankly, if you’re hiring a professional “mistress hunter,” you kinda get what you deserve.

“The Secret Life of Kids” (USA 7pm) In this “comedic social experiment,” kids talk about topics such as love, hate, relationships and lying—all caught on hidden cameras. Funny, they didn’t call it a “comedic social experiment” when Art Linkletter did it on radio starting in 1945 and Bill Cosby did it on TV starting in 1995 and it was called “Kids Say the Darndest Things.”

Saturday 17

Leprechaun Marathon (Syfy 6pm) What better way to celebrate the history and contributions of Irish Americans than to spend St. Patrick’s Day watching a marathon of Leprechaun (6pm), Leprechaun 2 (8pm), Leprechan 3 (10pm), Leprechaun In the Hood (12am) and Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood (2pm)?

Sunday 18

“Instinct” (KRQE-13 7pm) CBS tries to capture the chatty, crime-solving camaraderie of “Castle” with this tale of a retired, openly gay CIA operative-turned-professor (Alan Cumming) who teams up with an attractive young NYPD detective (Bojana Novakovic) to solve crimes.

“Genius Junior” (KOB-4 8pm) Neil Patrick Harris hosts this game show that proves kids are precocious little jerks.

Monday 19

“Epic Warrior Women” (Smithsonian 6pm) Smithsonian Channel examines the toughest ladies in history, starting with—appropriately enough—the Amazons.

Tuesday 20

“Love at First Flight” (Lifetime 8:02pm) In this dating reality show, couples are matched up for their first date/vacation, a romantic journey across North America from New York to LA. Also, they’re given the option of getting married at the airport immediately after their final flight lands. So … yeah.

Wednesday 21

“Krypton” (Syfy 8pm) Syfy takes a look at the planet Krypton before the birth of favorite (and only surviving) son Kal-El (better known as Superman).