Alibi V.29 No.6 • Feb 6-12, 2020 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 6

“Interrogation” (CBS All Access streaming anytime) Peter Sarsgaard, David Strathairn, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Vincent D’Onofrio star in this shot-in-New-Mexico crime drama “based on a true story” which spans 30 years in the life of a young man convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode, as the title implies, is structured around an interrogation taken directly from police films. Allegedly, you can watch the episodes in any order.

“Katy Keene” (KWBQ-19 7pm) The plucky Archie Comics spin-off character (a fashion model first created in 1948) gets her own musical comedy-drama series starring Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars”) as a wannabe fashion designer who moves to New York City and searches for fame alongside a singer-songwriter and a drag performer.

“Indebted” (KOB-4 8:30pm) Fran Drescher (“The Nanny”) and Steven Weber (“Wings”) return to TV for this sitcom about broke grandparents who move in with their empty nester kids (Adam Pally from “The Mindy Project” and Abby Elliott from “SNL”)

“Briarpatch” (USA 8pm) Sam Esmail (“Mr. Robot”) executive produces this twisty crime-revenge saga based on the award-winning 1985 novel by Ross Thomas.

“Tommy” (KRQE-13 9pm) Not the Ken Russell adaptation of The Who’s psychedelic album (sadly), but a cop drama starring Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”) as the first female chief of police in LA.

Friday 7

“Locke & Key” (Netflix streaming anytime) The acclaimed supernatural horror fantasy comic from Joe Hill (son of Stephen King) finally gets a worthwhile adaptation, courtesy of Carlton Cuse (“Lost”). Three orphans inherit a sprawling Massachusetts mansion after the gruesome death of their parents—only to discover that every door in the house has a unique magical power.

“My Holo Love” (Netflix streaming anytime) From South Korea comes this sci-fi romance about a lonely woman suffering from face blindness disorder who falls in love with a holographic AI program—but not the chilly young scientist whom it’s modeled after.

“Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet” (Apple TV+ streaming anytime) Rob McElhenney (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is the creator/star of this office-based sitcom about a video game development studio.

Saturday 8

Steppin’ Back to Love (TV One 6pm) A bored husband and wife (Dewitt Henson from Soul Food and Monique Coleman from High School Musical) try to overcome their marital struggles by reconnecting to the Chicago-style step-dancing that brought them together in the first place.

Sunday 9

“Curse of the Bermuda Triangle” (Science 8pm) The Bermuda Triangle? C’mon. Slightly over 600,000 tourists land in Bermuda every year. Those five Navy planes that went missing back in World War II are pretty old hat at this point. The “Bermuda Triangle” hasn’t been credible fodder for supernatural mysteries since Leonard Nimoy covered it on “In Search Of…” But that ain’t putting a damper on Science Channel’s exploration of the subject.

Monday 10

“Met While Incarcerated” (Reelz 6pm) Well, that’s … romantic.

Tuesday 11

“Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes” (HBO 7pm) Boastful boxer Muhammad Ali forged a great bond with erudite ’70s talk show host Dick Cavett, resulting in a string of memorable interviews. This documentary flashback looks back at the highlights.

“For Life” (KOAT-7 9pm) Rap star Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is the executive producer of this fictionalized legal drama loosely “inspired” by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., a prisoner who became a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.

Wednesday 12

“Richard Hammond’s Big” (Science 8pm) British TV guy Richard Hammond (from “Top Gear”) hosts this look at the largest man-made engineering projects in the world, starting with the biggest car factory ever built.

“Expedition X” (Discovery 7pm) “Expedition Unknown” host Josh Gates sends scientist Phil Torres and nerd broadcaster Jessica Chobot out in search of cryptozoological mysteries. Finally! It’s about time somebody on TV got around to capturing Bigfoot once and for all.