What to Watch: March 21 - 27
by Stephanie Earp, posted Mar 21st 2011 2:30AM
The 2011 Juno Awards - Sunday March 27, 8PM ET, CTV
My American friends may call them the Canadian Grammys, but I actually think we Canucks do a better job of it. OK, maybe 'better' isn't the word. 'Watchable' will do. Ever since Nelly Furtado hosted dressed in feathers, hanging from a hula-hoop in Saskatoon, you can at least say something interesting usually happens at these things.
And this year, the party is in Toronto, which I'm sure is part of the reason so many Canadian artists are planning to attend (half of them live down the street, let's be honest). Performers include City and Colour, Sarah Harmer, Sarah Slean, The Sadies, Broken Social Scene, Chromeo and Down with Webster. Drake is hosting.
Yonge Street: Toronto Rock & Roll Stories - Monday March 21, 10PM. ET/7PM PT, Bravo!
In honour of the Junos, Bravo presents this three-part series, directed by the legendary Bruce McDonald ('Hard Core Logo,' 'Trigger'). McDonald captures a bygone time, when downtown Toronto was more scuzzy than yuppy, and artists like Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson and Ronnie Hawkins were active in the scene.
Survivor: Redemption Island - Wednesday March 23, 8PM ET/PT, Global/CBS
In the midst of all the art, culture and history on display this week, one hour of realty TV won't kill you. In fact, the return of Boston Rob has me laughing out loud during episodes of 'Survivor' - and I mean that in a good way. Rob is, as always, deliciously sneaky, lies because he can, and has his entire tribe on his side. It's as if they took one look at his adorable greasy face and forgot what show they were on. Long live Boston Rob!
Finding Atlantis - Sunday March 27, 9PM ET/PT, Discovery
This special on the latest archeological team to declare they've found the lost city of Atlantis has been catching heat for weeks, and it hasn't even aired yet. This time, Atlantis is in Spain, on the Atlantic coast, just on the other side of the Strait of Gibraltar. But local researchers there say they never made claims for Atlantis until American professor Richard Freund showed up. Back in 2007, Cyprus was the hot spot. Crete, Santorini and even North America have been suggested. Though I'm doubtful, I'll watch. When it comes to Atlantis, I'm like Fox Mulder -- I want to believe.