Critic's picks for April 3: "What Plants Talk About,” Ray Harryhausen, Sarah Chalke

  • Updated: April 2, 2013 - 2:25 PM
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Sarah Chalke ponders “How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).”

Have you heard?

In “What Plants Talk About” (7 p.m., KTCA, Ch. 2), a new installment of “Nature,” ecologists examine how plants communicate with their surroundings. One snippet from the wild tobacco plant: “Tubby Smith got robbed!”

Monster mash

Before James Cameron and Robert Zemeckis, there was “Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan” (7 p.m., Sony). This new documentary looks at the whiz behind the supercool action in “Jason and the Argonauts” and “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad.”

Blue Chalke

I would love to see “Scrubs” veteran Sarah Chalke land a sitcom that plays to her off-kilter charms. Unfortunately, “How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)” (8:31 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5) isn’t it. The premise — she moves back in with less-than-thrilled Mom and Pop after a breakup — wears thin before you even get done reading the show’s title.

Neal Justin

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