Week In Sloth

Devin D. O'Leary
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Thursday 27

“The Great Indoors” (KRQE-13 7:30pm) A globe-trotting adventure writer (Joel McHale) is forced into a desk job supervising a bunch of millennial writers after the magazine he works for goes web-only.

“The Living and the Dead” (BBC America 7pm) In this historical horror drama, a Victorian psychologist and his young wife inherit an isolated family estate out in the English countryside. How much you wanna bet the place is haunted? Catch the entire six-episode first season today!

“Hollywood Death Trip” (Reelz 7pm) How about a guided tour of some high-profile murder locations in LA?

“Pure Genius” (KRQE-13 9pm) A Silicon Valley billionaire builds a super high-tech, sci-fi hospital full of magical computers that allow doctors to diagnose and cure illnesses without the show’s writers having to know anything at all about medicine.

Friday 28

“Good Girls Revolt” (Amazon streaming anytime) This historical drama, set in 1969, follows the lives of three young female researchers working at a New York news magazine who break with convention and ask to be treated fairly and equally. It’s based on the book of the same name by Lynn Povich.

Into the Inferno (Netflix streaming anytime) Filmmaker Werner Herzog travels the world with volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer to understand man’s relationship with volcanoes.

“Tracy Ullman’s Show” (HBO 9pm) Acclaimed actress, writer and singer Tracy Ullman fronts another sketch comedy show in which she gets to play a load of colorful characters.

Saturday 29

Amish Witches: The True Story of Holmes County (Lifetime 6pm) A reality show crew comes to rural Ohio to document supernatural doings in this fictional horror drama.

The Night Before Halloween (Syfy 7pm) A Halloween prank goes wrong. A monster shows up. I think you know the drill.

Sunday 30

“The People’s Network Showcase” (El Rey 6pm) John Carpenter hosts this compilation of 10 short horror films from indie filmmakers—running the gamut from bloody chainsaws (natch) to murderous clowns (of course).

Monday 31

Halloween Baking Championship” (Food 7pm) Season 2 comes to an end with contestants building “ginger dead houses.” … Yeah, no matter how hard you try, dessert just isn’t scary.

“Paranormal Lockdown: The Black Monk House” (TLC 7pm) Ghost hunters Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman got locked inside an allegedly haunted house in Yorkshire for 100 hours in order to assemble this two-hour special filled with grainy shadows and excitable people repeatedly shouting “What was that?” and “Did you hear that?”

Tuesday 1

Your Brain on Video Games” (Science 7pm) Scientists and game developers study the physical and mental effects of video games on the human brain.

Wednesday 2

“50th Annual CMA Awards” (KOAT-7 7pm) For the ninth consecutive year, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host, demonstrating just how dynamic and innovative modern country music has become.

“Salem” (WGN 7pm) Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson joins the cast of WGN’s historical horror series as a murderous barber/surgeon.

“Stan Against Evil” (IFC 11pm) An aging former sheriff (John C. McGinley from “Scrubs”) joins forces with his replacements to defend a cursed New England town from a plague of demons in IFC’s Evil Dead -esque horror comedy.
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