Tolerability Index: This week we’re barely putting up with Nicholas Sparks’ The Choice

A guide to what we’re barely putting up with this week.

ABC’s thoroughly, enjoyably cheesy melodrama, Madoff. Finally: an old-fashioned movie of the week, in the new-fashioned way: stretched to fill as many network hours as possible.

Syfy’s teen-witch-goes-to-magic-university show, The Magicians. A show for anyone who’s ever wondered: “Can magicians have sex while levitating?” (Apparently, yes.)

Zoolander 2 for Fiat for some reason. Makes sense: Fiats are the ultimate posing machines.

The glut of kids reality shows like MasterChef Junior, Project Runway: Junior, and the upcoming So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation. Making kids cook food, sew clothing, and dance for our entertainment isn’t a fun reality competition, it’s a child labor issue.

Nicholas Sparks’ latest milquetoast-mance, The Choice. Two bland people go through challenges on their way to love in a small coastal town? Even Nicholas Sparks is bored …

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