Welcome to Watch List, where we identify five things on TV to watch while you stay at home and drain your basement. LET’S GO!
COCAINE: HISTORY BETWEEN THE LINES – 8:00PM (History Channel) I'm a sucker for any and all drug-related programming. This two-hour doc takes a look at the history of cocaine, which dates all the way back to 3000 BC. Imagine doing cocaine in 3000 BC and having NO nightclub to go to afterwards. That would be hell. ANTICIPATION: HIGH!
QUIRKY – 10:00PM (Sundance Channel) This new reality show features young inventors and engineers trying to come up with cool new gadgets. Can they invent something that makes independent movies about 70% less twee? Because there would be so many different applications for that kind of device. ANTICIPATION: MAKE A SIDE MIRROR DIMMER!
MTV PRESENTS: SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE'S PRETTY AMAZING CONTEST – 8:00PM (MTV) Five young gals who probably listen to way too much Pitbull vie to become a cover girl for Seventeen magazine. Ah, Seventeen. Is there anyone who is 17 years old who actually reads that magazine? Shouldn't it really be called Fifteen and Under? By age 17, you're already on to US Weekly and Cosmo. ANTICIPATION: AWKWARD!
9/11 - WHERE WERE YOU? – 10:00PM (NatGeo - an NBC/Universal Network) The glut of tenth anniversary 9/11 programming continues with this show featuring firsthand accounts from rescuers who answered the call on the day of the attacks. Watch it with your heart in your throat. ANTICIPATION: SAD!
CHOPPED CHAMPIONS – 10:00PM (Food Network) Returning champs vie for an even bigger cash prize. Tonight's mystery ingredients include Antelope and stinging nettles. Someone will make a very unfortunate Napoleon out of the two. ANTICIPATION: DON'T MAKE FRENCH TOAST!