Alibi V.29 No.12 • March 19-25, 2020 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 19

“Altered Carbon: Resleeved” (Netflix streaming anytime) Netflix’s sci-fi drama about a future world where bodies are interchangeable and the rich can live forever gets an anime spin-off courtesy of Dai Sato (“Cowboy Bebop,” “Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex”).

“Feel Good” (Netflix streaming anytime) Comedian Mae Martin is the creator and star of this LGBTQ dramedy about a woman navigating a new relationship with her (formerly straight) girlfriend while trying to deal with sobriety.

“Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” (BET+ streaming anytime) BET has a subscription VOD service? Apparently. And you can watch this soapy spin-off of “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” there. You know, in case you don’t have enough Tyler Perry in your life. It’s about a woman who kidnaps her daughter and drags her off to a religious cult.

After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News (HBO 7pm) I fear the people who need this the most are the ones who are just going to dismiss it as “fake news.”

Friday 20

Blow the Man Down (Amazon Prime streaming anytime) Two women in a tiny fishing village try to conceal their crime after a gruesome run-in with a dangerous man. This New England noir comes to us from first-time filmmakers Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy.

The Banker (Apple TV+ streaming anytime) In the 1960s two entrepreneurs (Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson) hatch a plan to fight for housing integration in this based-on-a-true story drama.

“The English Game” (Netflix streaming anytime) You might actually have to be British to appreciate this six-part drama about the history of soccer in 1800s England. Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, “Downton Abbey”) is the creator, though, so a few Anglophiles might slip through.

“The Letter For the King” (Netflix streaming anytime) A young knight in training (Amir Wilson from “His Dark Materials”) is sent on a seemingly simple quest, which puts him in the center of a magical prophecy. Based on the 1962 young adult novel by Dutch writer Tonke Dragt.

My Daughter’s Psycho Friend (Lifetime Movies & Mysteries 6pm) OK, now you’re just projecting, Lifetime. Dial it back a bit.

Saturday 21

“PGA Tour Classic: 2018 Valspar Championship” (Golf Channel 6pm) I mean, we’re all stuck at home for the foreseeable future. We might have to eat that old can of beans in the back of the cabinet, and we might have to watch a 2018 golf championship.

Sunday 22

“Atilla’s Forbidden Tomb” (Science 9pm) Forbidden, you say? I feel like you may be overselling what is essentially an archaeological special. But I’m in.

Monday 23

“Freud” (Netflix streaming anytime) In 19th century Vienna, young Sigmund Freud (Austrian actor Robert Finster) teams up with a psychic and a police inspector to solve murder mysteries. I feel like this is not based on a true story.

Tuesday 24

“Council of Dads” (KOB-4 9:01pm) When a suburban dad (Tom Everett Scott) learns he has cancer, he recruits a “council” of friends to serve as father figures, should the need arise.

Wednesday 25

“Eating History” (History 8:03pm) “Vintage food expert” Old Smokey and collector Josh Macuga embark on a quest to find, open and eat the oldest food they can find. Extant cans of New Coke? A box of Wheaties from 1947? These guys will chow down on it.