Alibi V.28 No.15 • April 11-17, 2019 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 11

“Black Summer” (Netflix streaming anytime) If you’re a massive fan of The Asylum’s goofy-cheap “Walking Dead” knockoff series “Z Nation” over on Syfy, then you’ll be … one of the viewers for this “companion prequel” starring Jaime King (Bulletproof Monk, Sin City, “Hart of Dixie”).

“Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D & Vinny” (MTV 6pm) MTV: Celebrating 10 years of trying to get two idiots from New Jersey laid.

Friday 12

“Huge in France” (Netflix streaming anytime) In this semi-autobiographical sitcom, French comedy star Gad Elmaleh moves to Los Angeles to reconnect with his son—only to discover that he’s left all his fame and celebrity perks back home in Europe.

“Mighty Little Bheem” (Netflix streaming anytime) Netflix releases the first East Indian preschool animated series. It’s about an innocent toddler whose “boundless curiosity” gets him into all sorts of adventure and mischief. Also, he’s super strong.

“Special” (Netflix streaming anytime) A young gay man with cerebral palsy breaks out from his insular rut in hopes of finally getting the life he wants in this coming-of-age series executive produced by Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”). Creator/star Ryan O’Connell is gay and does have cerebral palsy, so points for representation.

Saturday 13

“Charles Manson: The Funeral” (Reelz 6pm) This documentary tracks the journey of Jason Freeman, Charles Manson’s grandson, as he attempts to recover the remains of the infamous serial killer. … So he could bury them. … Not so he could make souvenir paperweights out of the ashes. … Not yet anyway.

Sunday 14

“Game of Thrones” (HBO 7pm) The obsessively beloved fantasy series from the pen of George R.R. Martin returns for its eighth and final season. We only get six episodes this time around. But they’re big ones, so … enjoy.

“Les Misérables” (KNME-5 8pm) Victor Hugo’s masterpiece comes to television in a six-part adaptation from screenwriter Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones’s Diary, “House of Cards”). Dominic West (“The Wire”) is Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo (Selma) is Inspector Javert and Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror) is poor Fantine.

Monday 15

“No Good Nick” (Netflix streaming anytime) Melissa Joan Hart (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) and Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) star in this comedy about a 13-year-old grifter who “infiltrates a family with the intention of getting revenge on them for unknowingly ruining her life.” But as she gets to know them, she questions whether she can go through with her plan.

Tuesday 16

“Bless This Mess” (KOAT-7 8:30pm) Newlyweds Rio (Lake Bell) and Mike (Dax Shepard) decide to ditch big city life, moving from fast-paced New York to rural Nebraska. Shockingly, they quickly learn that the farming life isn’t as easy as they expected. What, have they never watched “Green Acres” with Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor? Or at least “The Simple Life” with Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie?

Wednesday 17

“Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World” (KNME-5 9pm) This PBS docu-series starts out with an oldie but a goodie: the telescope.