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    Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV this weekend

    This Hulu original, in collaboration with the BBC, is a mix of wry comedy, mystery thriller, office politics, and romance.
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    This Hulu original, in collaboration with the BBC, is a mix of wry comedy, mystery thriller, office politics, and romance.

    The Wrong Mans Streaming on Hulu.com

    I don’t enjoy playing the role of Pessimistic Pete, but I’ve got some sad news for you kids. Unless you’re a fan of football or the show “Pit Bulls and Parolees,” there isn’t a lot on TV tonight. I could start ranting that some industrious network should be showing “White Christmas” or anything made by Rankin/Bass Productions. Instead, I’ll point you to your computer to watch “The Wrong Mans.” This Hulu original, in collaboration with the BBC, is a mix of wry comedy, mystery thriller, office politics, and romance. It’s a bit like the Simon Pegg and Nick Frost films, but less silly. Because there is little to see on television, and you clearly have nothing to do tonight if you are here looking for TV recommendations, binge watch the first six episodes. Or watch “Pit Bulls and Parolees.”

     

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    My Crazy Obsession 9 p.m., TLC

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    No, this episode is not as good as the one with the dude who was obsessed with being an adult baby or the guy who wanted to be a merman (no, not Ethel, the male mermaid). Tonight, the show is about people who love Christmas, including one fellow who confesses that he’d pick celebrating Christmas every day over a relationship. Blue Christmas indeed.

     

    Flipping Vegas 10 p.m., A&E

    Always a gamble.

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    The Graham Norton Show 10 p.m,. BBC America

    Always a favourite for British humour.

     

    Saturday Night Live 11:30 p.m., NBC

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    Always swoon-worthy host Paul Rudd and musical guests One Direction.