Alibi V.27 No.46 • Nov 15-21, 2018 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 15

“A Prayer For Mr. T: The SuperMansion Thanksgiving Special” (Sony Crackle streaming anytime) Sony Crackle’s stop-motion superhero parody goes full-on holiday special when Titanium Rex (Bryan Cranston) and Dr. Devizo (Chris Pine) compete in an annual Thanksgiving turkey cook-off. Naturally, Rex’s turkey transforms into a nightmarish bird monster whose murderous eggs hatch at an alarming rate.

Friday 16

“Holly Hobbie” (Hulu streaming anytime) Holly Hobbie, the popular rag doll in the ’70s among girls who watched a lot of “Little House on the Prairie,” returns as a live-action show about a tweenage girl growing up in small-town America.

“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix streaming anytime) Aging actor Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas) and his agent (Alan Arkin) navigate their later years in youth-obsessed Los Angeles in this sitcom from creator Chuck Lorre (“Cybill,” “Dharma & Greg,” “Two and a Half Men,” “The Big Bang Theory”).

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Netflix streaming anytime) The Coen brothers (Fargo, No Country For Old Men) are the directors of this Western anthology—originally conceived as a series. It was filmed partially in New Mexico.

Saturday 17

“Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle” (Sundance 10pm) Just in time for the 40th anniversary, Sundance airs this docuseries looking back at cult leader Jim Jones and his no-good, very bad church, The Peoples Temple.

Sunday 18

“Enemies: The President, Justice & the FBI” (Showtime 6pm) Showtime examines the long, complex history of American presidents testing the rule of law. Hmmm. Feels kinda timely.

“Macy’s Thanksgiving Cake Spectacular” (Food 6pm) How big are these cakes, exactly?

“The Clinton Affair” (A&E 7pm) Documentary king Alex Gibney (Finding Fela, Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) produces this three-night documentary series, dissecting the 1998 impeachment hearings of President Bill Clinton.

“Escape From Dannemora” (Showtime 8pm) This limited series starring Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano dramatizes the stranger-than-fiction account of the prison break in upstate New York which involved a married prison employee and the convicted murderers with which she was … um, er, sexually entangled.

Monday 19

“The Little Drummer Girl” (AMC 7pm) From the makers of the gripping 2016 British adaptation of John le Carré’s The Night Manager (with Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie) comes this follow-up mini-series. Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Shannon star in le Carré’s tale of an Israeli spymaster, a Palestinian terrorist and an English actress working as a double agent.

Tuesday 20

“The Final Table” (Netflix streaming anytime) Netflix gets into the global culinary competition category with this cooking showdown featuring celebrity judges and country-based themes.

Wednesday 21

“Double Dare: Team Kel vs. Team Kenan” (Nickelodeon 6pm) Nickelodeon’s revival of the classic 1986-to-1993 gameshow gets doubly nostalgic tonight by spotlighting teams captained by 1996-to-2001 Nickelodeon sitcom stars Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson.