Apparently, there is a show called Food To Get You Laid. It airs on the Logo channel in the United States. Never seen it.
I only know of its existence because the FX channel recently released its list of the 1,415 prime-time series that aired in the U.S. in 2015. Food To Get You Laid appears near the bottom of the list, based on viewer numbers. It's somewhere near Cattlemen to Cattlemen, which airs on RFD-TV ("Rural America's most Important Network"), proving that, no, sex doesn't sell everything.
You don't need me to tell you there is a lot of TV. The number 1,415 helps drives home the point, though. It's an America-only list and, well, we make a lot of TV in Canada, too.
Tonight, with the start of The People v. O.J. Simpson (City, FX Canada, 10 p.m.), which I reviewed yesterday, midseason TV really gets under way. We're talking quality here. You have to filter out the slight, the silly and the mind-numbing.
Your taste is your own concern. I've no problem with you watching Masters of Flip (Tonight, W, 8 p.m.) with Canadians Kortney and Dave Wilson buying, fixing and flipping houses in Nashville, Tenn., leaving "no dump unturned." It's a fun show.
But if your aim is to stick to the serious and significant, there is a lot coming. Looming, actually. Herewith, a skeleton list.
Letterkenny (CraveTV, Feb. 7) is half-hour droll, comic journeys among "The Hicks, Skids and the Hockey Players" of small-town Letterkenny. Also, ladies in very short shorts. Just to keep it interesting.
Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma (HBO Canada, Feb. 8) is, "Investigating the issue of homegrown Islamic terrorism: actions planned or perpetrated by American citizens or legal U.S. residents who have taken up the cause of radical Islam."
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (Comedy, Feb. 8) kicks off with Bee going solo on weekly jaunts into the politics of everything. "We have a story about the rise of Islamophobia during election cycles in particular that's very, very interesting. And I went to Jordan.
"We are going to do a cultural orientation for Americans in order to better receive the Syrian refugees who are coming to this country, as they have to do an American cultural orientation in Jordan in order to be resettled. We just did a thing on the Oregon freedom fighters who have taken over a bird sanctuary, and we did it from the point of view of the animals at the sanctuary."
The Walking Dead (AMC, Feb. 14) returns for Season 6B. Series co-creator Robert Kirkman says, "So many people die." We know. But who?
Vinyl (Sunday HBO Canada, Feb. 14) starts. Already given an advance rave in this space, it has a very powerful start. There is barely a second in it that doesn't include music. Get ready to groove.
Better Call Saul (AMC, Feb. 15) starts season two. Slippery attorney Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) continues on his wobbly way to the dark side, with occasional assistance from former cop Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks).
Vikings (History, Feb. 18) returns for season four – "Following the Vikings' successful raid of Paris, Ragnar is the most feared and respected leader in the Western World. However, his victory is short-lived as he is surrounded by those who would seek his undoing." Tell me about it.
The Night Manager (AMC, April 19) is a six-part miniseries – made by AMC and BBC – based on the novel of the same name by John le Carré. Former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) is recruited by an intelligence operative named Burr (Olivia Colman) to arrange an alliance between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. That means dealing with arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie). It's melancholy and gripping, rest assured.
Game of Thrones (HBO Canada, April 24) is back, at last. The trailer concludes with a voice saying: "They have no idea what's going to happen." Not true – rape, murder, plunder and betrayal.