Welcome to Watch List, where we identify five things on TV to watch while you stay at home and sneak into the kitchen to rip the wing off that rotisserie chicken your mom just bought at the store. Seriously, I could eat an entire grocery store rotisserie chicken in four seconds flat. Clean to the bone. LET’S GO!
I AM ALIVE: SURVIVING THE ANDES PLANE CRASH – 9:00PM (History Channel) It’s a special two-hour documentary on the infamous 1972 plane crash in the Andes mountains that left 16 people stranded for 72 days after a search effort was called off. Seventy-two days! Take that, Chilean miners! Sure, you were buried alive. But did you have to resort to eating each other? It makes me wonder what I’d prefer: being trapped in a mine for two months, or being trapped in the mountains for two months and forced to eat other people. The mountain at least has fresh air, and I’m claustrophobic in tight spaces. Then again, you have to deal with extreme cold, windburn, frostbite, and all other kinds of nastiness. At least the mine is nice and warm. You could even strip down and read a newspaper. Plus, everyone KNEW the miners were there. They even got booze. Tough call, but I’mma go with being trapped in the mine. You might remember tonight’s plane crash as the basis for the movie “Alive,” and oh man was that movie brutal. That movie never won any awards, but I defy you to find anyone who saw it who forgot it. Enjoy! ANTICIPATION: LET'S EAT!
FANTASTIC MR. FOX – 8:30PM (Cinemax) This movie didn’t get a Best Picture nomination last year, which is lunacy. It’s brilliant. If you don’t like this movie, you're nuts. ANTICIPATION: FOXY!
STEVEN SEAGAL: LAWMAN – 10:00PM (A&E) Steven has a surprise for his wife on Valentine’s Day. That surprise? BRAZILIAN CHOKE HOLD! BAM! She’ll never see it coming. In the Seagal household, the best gift of all is learning to how to defend oneself. ANTICIPATION: ROMANTIC!
MAN VS. FOOD – 9:00PM (Travel) Adam heads to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to tackle Mount Nacheesmo, a five-pound plate of nachos served at Tios Mexican Cafe. Because if you live in Michigan and have no hope of a job or a future, you may as well go down full of cheese. ANTICIPATION: SPICY!
PHILLIES/GIANTS – 7:30PM (FOX) Philly trails 2-1 in this series, and needs to get even tonight to avoid falling into a 3-1 hole. And how about that mildly early start time? It’s almost as if baseball WANTS people to watch this game. That is SO not like them. ANTICIPATION: STRIKEY!