It’s both a Saturday and the first weekend of March Madness, so original programming is beyond scarce, but don’t fret, if you’re home, there’s options, and we’re recommending snuggling down on the couch with a compelling true crime study, an underrated romcom, and perhaps watching the worst movie ever made. And, speaking of March Madness, have you voted yet in our second round?
Batman and Robin [Encore, 8p]
No, my account has not been hijacked, but Batman and Robin is so historically bad it’s fun to watch and try to figure out who gives the worse performance, Alicia Silverstone as a squeaky Batgirl, Uma Thurman in her black dwarf turn as Poion Ivy, or the future Governator as an unintelligible Mr. Freeze. If you want to truly bask in the awfulness, add commentary from the folks at Rifftrax (it was their first fan-written effort). If you’re still not sated, download this podcast from “How Did It Get Made” featuring three of our favorite comic talents. Then compare the two movie snarkers for their own goofily bad (and very similar) theme songs.
Two Weeks Notice [POP, 11:30p]
While SNL is on hiatus I’ll hang out with Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant as they make rom com magic together.
Dateline [NBC, 8p]
It’s all basketball, all the time now, but tonight’s repeat Dateline mystery profiles the death of Kathleen Peterson, which inspired the miniseries The Staircase. (Make no mistake, an owl didn’t kill Kathleen, her husband did.)