Alibi V.27 No.42 • Oct 18-24, 2018 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 18

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (KOAT-7 7pm) It’s never too early to get into the Halloween mood.

Friday 19

“Marvel’s Daredevil” (Netflix streaming anytime) The third season of Marvel’s down-and-dirty New York superhero saga adapts Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s gritty 1986 story arc “Born Again.” Fans of the comic can expect a few changes. (It’s doubtful, for example, that Karen Page will end up as a crack-addicted porn star).

“Wanderlust” (Netflix streaming anytime) Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense, About a Boy) and Steven Mackintosh (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans) star in this romantic dramedy from the BBC. They play a therapist and an English teacher whose long marriage has devolved into sexless tedium. Desperate for a fix, they resort to dating other people.

“Get a Room with Carson & Thom” (Bravo 10pm) Carson Kressley from “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and renowned designer Thom Filicia (also from “Queer Eye”) redecorate people’s houses.

Saturday 20

Killer Under the Bed (Lifetime 6pm) Kristy Swanson from the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie stars. It’s about a murderous voodoo doll.

“Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash” (Freeform 6:15pm) Freeform promises that all of the stars of the 1993 original are coming together to celebrate the cult film’s 25th anniversary. We’re talking Max’s kid sister (Thora Birch), the town bullies (Tobias Jelinek and Larry Bagby) and the ghost of young Emily (Amanda Shepherd). What about the actual witches? The ones on the poster? Oh … well, Kathy Najimi is dropping by.

Killer High (Syfy 7pm) A high school reunion is interrupted by a giant, bloodthirsty mutant warthog. These things happen.

“Countdown to Christmas Preview Special” (Hallmark 8pm) For those of you out there who just can’t wait until Hallmark’s blizzard of Christmas-based rom-coms, here’s a sneak preview to tide you over. Drink some cocoa, talk to your many cats and relax.

Sunday 21

“The Woman in White” (KNME-5 9pm) Wilkie Collins’ Gothic mystery novel (first published in 1859) gets the BBC miniseries treatment. Ben Hardy (“EastEnders,” X-Men: Apocalypse) stars as a young art teacher who encounters a ghostly woman in white on Hampstead Heath and is drawn into a web of intrigue.

Monday 22

“Welcome to Waverly” (Bravo 11pm) Bravo’s new reality show sees how the flyover states react to diversity by shipping a Muslim, a gay man, an African American woman and a liberal to small-town Waverly, Kan.

Tuesday 23

“Native America” (KNME-5 8pm) This four-part documentary series promises to combine modern science and scholarship with Native American traditions and oral history to bring to life the world created by America’s First Peoples. Robbie Robertson, of rock legends The Band, narrates.

Wednesday 24

“Bodyguard” (Netflix streaming anytime) Netflix, snapping up BBC shows faster than PBS can air them, shows off this dark thriller about a war vet (Richard Madden, “Game of Thrones”) assigned to protect a senior politician (Keeley Hawes, “The Missing”). When it was broadcast in England earlier this year, it became the highest-rated new drama of the decade.

“2018 American Humane Hero Dog Awards” (Hallmark 6pm) Time to step it up, all you lazy mutts. They’re giving out awards now.