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Week in Sloth

Thursday 7

“The Order” (Netflix streaming anytime) In order to avenge his mother’s death, a college student pledges a secret society filled with witches and werewolves. Sexy witches and werewolves. Sexy, Canadian witches and werewolves.

Friday 8

“After Life” (Netflix streaming anytime) Ricky Gervais is the creator, producer, director and star of this extremely Ricky Gervais-like black comedy. The Brit comedian plays a newspaper reporter living a seemingly perfect life, at least until his beloved wife dies unexpectedly. After that he adopts a bitter new persona, opting to punish the cold, cruel world by saying and doing whatever he feels like—which only prompts everyone around him to try and make him a better person again.

“Costume Quest” (Amazon streaming anytime) Based on the smash video game series from the makers of Psychonauts comes this animated series in which four young kids face the dark forces lurking in their sleepy hometown by donning various costumes imbued with magical powers.

Saturday 9

Love Under the Rainbow (Hallmark 6pm) Jodie Sweeten (“Full House”) stars as a love-weary gal who meets a hunky single dad (David Haydn-Jones from “Supernatural”) and his cute little daughter, who teach her “it’s never too late to start chasing rainbows!”

“Drag Me Down the Aisle” (TLC 7:03pm) As you probably guessed by the titles, this romantic reality show features people getting married—with the help of some drag queens. “What if we added a drag queen?” is the 2010’s equivalent of “Put a bird on it!”

Suburban Swingers Club (Lifetime 8:03pm) A young, married couple agree to participate in a swinger’s party—only to end up stalked by their homicidal neighbor. … You know, sometimes I think Lifetime is just Hallmark’s evil twin.

“KRFT Punk’s Political Party” (Cartoon Network 1am) In this spinoff of “The Eric Andre Show,” the cheese-loving EDM star Kraft Punk hosts a political debate show. Don’t expect any of this to make any sense.

Sunday 10

“Now Apocalypse” (Starz 7pm) From executive producer Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brokovich, Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven) and writer-directror Gregg Araki (Totally Fucked Up, The Doom Generation, Nowhere) comes this candy-colored comedy about a millennial stoner named Ulysses (Avan Jogia, “Twisted”) and his LA friends as they explore identity, sexuality and artistry in the dating app age. Also, he has prophetic dreams about “a dark and monstrous conspiracy.”

Monday 11

John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky (A&E 7pm) Billed as the “untold story” of John Lennon’s smash single “Imagine,” this feature documentary explores how Lennon and Ono’s art, politics and music were linked.

“Punk” (Epix 8pm) Menswear designer John Varvatos (whose Manhattan store took over the space once occupied by CBGB) presents this four-part musical documentary produced by punk rock pioneer Iggy Pop.

Tuesday 12

“Videos After Dark” (KOAT-7 9pm) Remember, back in the day, when Bob Saget hosted “America’s Funniest Home Videos”? Well, he’s back, hosting this video clip show “catering to a more mature audience.”

Wednesday 13

“Killer Shrimp” (Nat Geo Wild 8pm) Well, I mean, it’s not like they can kill people. They can kill snails, crabs, molluscs and small fish. But, no, not people. Come to think of it, that title is kind of alarmist.


 
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