Alibi V.27 No.16 • April 19-25, 2018 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 19

“Charité” (Netflix streaming anytime) At a famed Berlin hospital, circa 1888, a group of doctors and nurses meet, mix, fall in love and cure diphtheria. This 10-part drama comes straight from Germany.

“Party Legends: Stoner Stories” (Viceland 8:30pm) Viceland is celebrating “4/20” all week long (because they’re Viceland, and weed—along with skateboards and food—is one of their only three topics). Here, for example is a special weed-centric episode of the network’s animated party story series. Rich Homie Quan, Matt Walsh and the Geto Boys’ Bushwick Bill are among the celebs sharing their most weed-addled tales.

“Scandal” (KOAT-7 9pm) Shonda Rhimes’ political drama wraps up after seven seasons with this series finale. Somebody gets shot. Going out with a bang. Classy.

Friday 20

“Aggretsuko” (Netflix streaming anytime) Sanrio adds another character to its Hello Kitty line with this anthropomorphized red panda who earns a paycheck as an administrative assistant and works out her stress by getting drunk and singing death metal at karaoke bars. … No, really.

“Spy Kids: Mission Critical” (Netflix streaming anytime) Robert Rodriguez’ increasingly weird Spy Kids franchise gets a computer-animated spinoff.

Saturday 21

“The Killer Beside Me” (ID 8pm) Investigation Discovery never met a murder it didn’t like.

Sunday 22

“Westworld” (HBO 7pm) The near-perfect first season of HBO’s “Westworld” gets a much-anticipated follow-up—hopefully with some trips to the newly revealed Samuraiworld. Or whatever it’s called.

Monday 23

Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial and Depiction (Starz 7pm) Documentary Joe Berlinger (Brothers Keeper, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills) embeds himself on the set of Terry George’s 2016 Armenian Genocide drama The Promise in order to explore the tangled web of historical responsibility with filmmakers, authors, historians and scholars.

“The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2018 (KRQE-13 9pm) Christina Aguilera rides shotgun for some carpool karaoke while Allison Janney joins host James Corden for “Crosswalk the Musical: The Sound of Music.”

Tuesday 24

“Genius” (National Geographic 7pm) After a first, Emmy-nominated season in which Geoffrey Rush interpreted Albert Einstein, Antonio Banderas drops by to give us his Pablo Picasso.

Wednesday 25

“Fishing for Giants” (Smithsonian 6pm) Smithsonian jumps on the “fishing for really big fish” docureality subgenre. (See for reference: “River Monsters,” “Monster Fish” “Chasing Monsters,” et al.)

“Archer: Danger Island” (FXX 8pm) After a series of imaginative reinventions (season 5’s “Miami Vice” spoof, season 7’s “Magnum P.I.” riff, season 8’s film noir experiment) FXX’s animated spy comedy heads to the South Pacific during World War II for a season-long, tiki-soaked mixture of “Hawaiian Eye” and “Tales of the Gold Monkey.”