Alibi V.28 No.4 • Jan 24-30, 2019 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 24

“The Other Two” (Comedy Central 8:30pm) An aspiring actor (Drew Tarver) and his former dancer of a sister (Heléne Yorke) are pushed to the side when their 13-year-old brother (actual musical.ly sensation Case Walker) becomes an internet star thanks to his viral hit “I Wanna Marry U at Recess.” This salty-sweet show biz comedy comes from former “SNL” head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider.

Friday 25

“Black Earth Rising” (Netflix streaming anytime) After surviving the Rwandan genocide, a young African woman (Micheaela Coel) is adopted by a human rights attorney in London and grows up to become a legal investigator taking on war crimes cases. John Goodman costars in this BBC co-produced drama.

“Four More Shots Please!” (Amazon streaming anytime) Four female friends (VJ Bani, Maanvi Gagroo, Kirti Kulhar, Sayani Gupta) deal with romance, work-life conflicts, ambitions and anxieties. Think “Sex and the City” … if the city were Mumbai.

“Kingdom” (Netflix streaming anytime) In this historical fantasy thriller from Korea, a medieval prince is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious plague that’s spreading across the country. … Zombies. The plague is zombies.

Saturday 26

“Slender Man Stabbing: The Untold Story” (Reelz 6pm) In 2014 two preteens in Wisconsin tried to “impress” a fictional internet boogeyman by stabbing one of their classmates 19 times in the woods. The real question is: Do we blame today’s stupid kids, the internet or just Wisconsin? Maybe this documentary special will help us decide.

“Valentine’s Day & Adoption Ever After Preview Special” (Hallmark 8pm) Join Allison Sweeney from “Days of Our Lives” for a sneak preview of Hallmark’s upcoming Valentine’s Day rom-coms and its first annual “Cat Bowl.” Unmarried, middle-aged cat ladies: This one’s for you.

Sunday 27

“25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards” (TBS/TNT 6pm) Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”) hosts.

Rent: Live (KRQEDT-2 7pm) FOX does the live musical broadcast thing for Jonathan Larson’s ’90s-centric version of La Boheme. Producers are promising a “modernized, edgier, more rock-style story.” Try your best not to think of “South Park” when you watch it.

Monday 28

“I Am the Night” (TNT/TBS 7pm) This six-episode crime noir drama stars Chris Pine (Star Trek) and India Eisley (“The Secret Life of an American Teenager”). It’s directed and produced by Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman) and Carl Franklin (Devil in a Blue Dress). It’s “inspired” by the true story of a young woman who may (or may not) have had a connection to the infamous Black Dahlia killing.

Tuesday 29

“President’s State of the Union Address 2019” (KRQEDT-2/KOB-4/KOAT-7/KRQE-13 7pm) Or not. We’ll see.

“Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2019” (KRQE-13 9pm) ’Member Alex from Stroh’s? Whatever happened to that dog? For that matter, whatever happened to Stroh’s?

Wednesday 30

“The Loch Ness Monster Lives: A Mysteries at the Museum Special” (Travel 7pm) Don Wildman, host of “Mysteries at the Museum,” goes hunting for the Loch Ness Monster. I’m confident he’ll succeed where the last 80-odd years’ worth of hunters, investigators, scientists, cryptozoologists, random tourists and TV hosts have failed.