Critic’s picks: Television

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Low Winter Sun 10:04 p.m., AMC

Too bad about this show. It wants to be “The Shield,” but the plot – about cops who secretly kill a crooked cop, making them crooked, too, kinda, sorta – drowns in noir atmosphere and pretentious dialogue. With “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men” heading toward goodbyes, AMC needs some new hits, but I don’t think this show will be one.


The Man With the 132-lb. Scrotum 9 p.m., TLC

Step right up to TLC, ladies and gentleman, step right up. TLC’s announcement of this special got a lot of attention, much of it critical of TLC for its bad taste. The show has also inspired a lot of Twitter bad-pun one-liners.

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