In Owner’s Manual, hosts Ed Sanders (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) and Marcus Hunt (Hammer Heads) tackle weekly challenges related to machinery and technology. The catch? One man will try to operate their latest obstacle using only the instruction manual, while the other will go strictly by his instincts. The first episode finds the duo attempting to fly a stunt plane over the Pacific Ocean, with later episodes centered on locomotives, off-road vehicles, and a Hawaiian brewery.
Low Winter Sun tells the story of Detroit detectives Frank (Mark Strong) and Joe (Lennie James), who team up to kill one of their colleagues. However, despite their experience in the field and knowledge of how murders are solved and what cops look for at crime scenes, it doesn’t go as easily as they thought and soon, the two are at each other’s throats over what they did. Will Frank and Joe be able to keep their cool and avoid blowing their covers to their fellow officers? Or will the guilt plaguing Frank and Joe’s carelessness eventually catch someone’s attention and cause the two to be brought in for the murder? In addition to Strong and James, Low Winter Sun stars the likes of James Ransone (The Wire), David Costabile (Lincoln), Sprague Grayden (Jericho), Athena Karkanis (Saw IV), and Ruben Santiago-Hudson (American Gangster).
Owner’s Manual airs Thursdays at 10:30 on AMC, while Low Winter Sun airs Sundays at 10:00 following Breaking Bad. The latter aired its second episode last night, which saw ratings take a tumble and its fate get less secure than it was after a modest debut.
How does Owner’s Manual compare to AMC’s other reality programming? Is the network doing Low Winter Sun a disservice by airing it after Breaking Bad? Do you like cable networks putting series premiere up for viewing on Youtube?