Week In Sloth

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Thursday 15

“Re:Mind” (Netflix streaming anytime) In this dark Japanese mini-series, 11 high school classmates wake up chained to a dining table in an elaborate banquet hall. Someone has kidnapped them and trapped them in this Saw-like setting. But why?

“20/20” (KOAT-7 9pm) ABC’s newsmagazine show uses its hour to talk about the return of ABC’s long-running sitcom “Roseanne.” Commercial or news story? You decide.

Friday 16

Zombies (Disney 9pm) Somehow, this just seems inevitable. In this song-and-dance-filled teen musical from Disney, some suburban high schoolers learn to coexist with the weird new transfer students from Zombietown.

Saturday 17

Wedding March 3: Here Comes the Bride (Hallmark 7pm) Evidently, high school sweethearts Olivia (Josie Bissett) and Mick (Jack Wagner) met again at her wedding, where he was hired as the wedding singer. In Wedding March 2: Resorting to Love, they became business partners and opened up a wedding resort. (Like you do.) In Wedding March 3: Here Comes the Bride, it’s Valentine’s Day and they’re still trying to figure out the romance thing. Get on with it already, you two. Rom-coms shouldn’t require trilogies, for crying out loud.

Sunday 18

“The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale” (Netflix Streaming anytime) Between this and David Letterman and Chelsea Handler, Netflix is really gobbling up the talk shows.

“The EE British Academy Film Awards” (BBC America 6pm) Expect the Brits to pile a lot of awards on Dunkirk and Darkest Hour. Winston Churchill should call his agent. He’s suddenly hot.

“Soft Focus with Jena Friedman (Cartoon Network 1am) Friedman, a former field producer for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and writer for “The Late Show With David Letterman,” adds to Adult Swim’s collection of awkward live-action faux talk shows (“Space Ghost Coast to Coast,” “The Gorberger Show,” “Eric Andre Show”) with this “comedic human-interest program where fact and fiction blend in a harmonious union.”

Monday 19

Blurt! (Nickelodeon 5pm) A kid (Jace Norman, “Henry Danger”) puts on a pair of virtual reality goggles which accidentally cause him to lose his “inside voice” and start speaking, out loud, every secret thought he has. That is some solid science there, Nickelodeon.

“X Company” (Ovation 8pm) In this Canadian/Hungarian TV series, five highly skilled young recruits are taken to a secret training facility on the shores of Lake Ontario where they learn to be deadly and glamorous spies in World War II.

Tuesday 20

“The Frankenstein Chronicles” (Netflix streaming anytime) Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) stars in this “re-imagining” of Mary Shelly’s novel. Here, a police inspector in 19th century London pulls a corpse from the river made up of body parts from eight missing children and sets out to find the madman responsible.

Wednesday 21

“Homicide City” (ID 11pm) I can’t believe it took this long for Investigation Discovery to start replacing the word “Murder” with the word “Homicide” in its show titles.
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