What To Watch: 10/30/2021

Ok, this Saturday is low-key even by slow-as-molasses Saturday standards. There’s no new SNL, but a lot of Christmas movies–as well as an animal-themed Halloween special (you know, the holiday that’s NOT two months away) and a paranormal marathon, but leading off, here’s Katherine touting a Lifetime flick that’s much weightier than its usual fare.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Torn From Her Arms [Lifetime, 8p]
Judy Reyes stars in this based-on-a-true-story drama about a woman who is separated from her daughter at the Mexico border; Reyes is an immigration lawyer representing an immigrant from El Salvador facing inhumane immigrations and immoral separation. Gloria Reuben is a ProPublica, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who breaks the story.  

JASON’S PICK:
World’s Funniest Animals: Halloween [The CW, 9p]
Ok, it’s not high art, but what’s wrong with a bunch of cute cats, dogs, and more doing adorable spooky stuff to celebrate All Saints Day Eve.

BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:

  • It’s beginning to look way too much like Christmas (pretty sure the day at the top of this feature has a “10” in the month column). GAC brings us the wholesome-ass movie Much Ado About Christmas that oddly enough may just be the loosest of adaptations of the similarly named Shakespeare play. The grand panjandrum of Christmas movies, Hallmark, has a pair of new offerings both of which would appear to be on the quaint side of the ledger: The Christmas Promise and Coyote Creek Christmas.
  • They’re not new, but Discovery+ is celebrating its acquisition of the long-running Ghost Adventures with a marathon of season 8 (2012) episodes on its original non-streaming station.
  • The new(-ish) HGTV renovation program about people who need more space, Outgrown, is now up to five episodes, and that is all we’ve got. We hope you are having a nice little Saturday.

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