Alibi V.28 No.35 • Aug 29-Sept 4, 2019 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 29

Falling Inn Love (Netflix streaming anytime) Well, Netflix has finally gone and done it. In addition to adding all the HGTV-esque and Food Network-inspired shows they could come up with, the streaming service is now angling to replicate Halllmark’s sappiest TV movie rom-coms. Here, an overworked San Francisco business executive (Christina Milian) wins a rustic inn in New Zealand, which she tries to renovate with the help of a hunky handyman (Adam Demos). Romantic hijinks ensue.

“Brides, Grooms and Emergency Rooms” (TLC 8pm) At least TLC is here to keep romance appropriately horrifying.

Friday 30

“Carnival Row” (Amazon streaming anytime) In this oddball mash-up of “Ripper Street” and “Once Upon at Time,” a human detective and a fairy team up to stop a string of murders in a Victorian fantasy world in which various supernatural realms have “crossed over” into ours, bringing some very unusual immigrants to late-1800s London.

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” (Netflix streaming anytime) In this epic “prequel” series to Jim Henson’s puppet-based fantasy fave, a group of peaceful Gelflings discover the horrifying secret behind the evil Skeksis’ power, inspiring them to lead a rebellion.

“Carole & Tuesday” (Netflix streaming anytime) Netflix unleashes this atypical anime from creator Shinichiro Watanabe (“Cowboy Bebop,” “Space Dandy”). Set in the future on the colonized planet of Mars, the series follows a young, wannabe musician who finds an unexpected partner in a wealthy society girl who also dreams of becoming a musician. On Mars, mind you.

Saturday 31

“Maigret” (Ovation 5pm) British comedian Rowan Atkinson (“Mr. Bean,” “Blackadder”) stars as Georges Simenon’s gruff-but-brilliant French detective Jules Maigret in this European-style mystery series.

Sunday 1

“ABC Fall Preview Special” (KOAT-7 9pm) ABC gives viewers a sneak peek at its new fall lineup—“Kids Say the Darndedst Things” and all.

Monday 2

Untouchable (Hulu streaming anytime) The rise and fall of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is covered in this feature-length documentary.

Steven Universe The Movie (Cartoon Network 7pm) CN’s much-loved sci-fi fantasy gets a new chapter—and it’s a musical! Steven thought his time defending the Earth from alien threats was over. But when a new Gem shows up looking for revenge, Steven and his super-powered friends face their biggest challenge yet.

Tuesday 3

“Valley of the Damned” (ID 8pm) Murder-obsessed Investigation Discovery explores Colorado’s “Prison Valley,” home to 15 high-security prisons, including America’s only Federal Supermax facility.

Wednesday 4

“Wu-Tang: An American Saga” (Hulu streaming anytime) This semi-fictionalized series (created by RZA) dramatizes the creation of famed rap group the Wu-Tang Clan in early ’90s New York.

“A Student’s Guide to Your First Year of College” (YouTube streaming anytime) Former First Lady Michelle Obama and others offers new students advice for starting college.

“Dog’s Most Wanted” (WGN America 7pm) Duane “Dog” Chapman and his wife Beth head into their third docu-reality crime-fighting show after A&E’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter” (2004 to 2012) and CMT’s “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” (2013 to 2015). This one’s slightly marred by the fact that Beth Chapman died in June of this year from cancer.