Good summer TV is so close, I can almost taste it. Weirdly enough, it tastes a lot like a Louis C.K. AIDS joke.
Unfortunately, that AIDS joke is still a couple of days away, and tonight offers little in the way of deadly-disease related humor. It does involve some people getting hurt though, so that's cool.
ABC has a double whammy of injury-related programming, albeit on opposite ends of the spectrum. A preview of the new season of Wipeout airs, and following that is the debut of Combat Hospital, a drama about military medics in Afghanistan, starring Elias Koteas. Way to go from funny injuries to sad, dramatic injuries, ABC!
There is other stuff too, but honestly, you're better off spending your night away from the TV. Perhaps you could spend a little time partaking of this handy video I've made to get you hyped up for the new season of Louie. If you've already seen it, why not watch again? And if you're sick of me self-promoting, fine, here's your top ten list. Choke on it.
What to Watch: June 21st, 2011
8PM - ABC - This is a season six "preview," which I guess means that you'll get to see all the best injuries of the season cut together in rapid succession. Why bother even watching the rest of the season, then?
|G4's Proving Ground|
8PM - G4 - I have no idea if this is even airing tonight, as G4 recently stated that the show would be pulled "indefinitely" while they figure out next steps, following the death of co-host Ryan Dunn. The good news is that they have an endless supply of Ninja Warrior reruns to slot in if need be.
9PM - NBC - How about two hours of LIVE The Voice-ing? I've actually watched entire episodes of this show, and I still have no idea who any of the contestants are.
9PM - USA - I know people on this site love this show, so I'm including it yet again. Did that guy find the thing that he was looking for so he could save that girl or whatever yet? I should just read the wiki entry to catch up, shouldn't I?
|Gene Simmons: Family Jewels|
10PM - A&E - This show has spiraled off into some desperate plotline about Shannon Tweed leaving Gene Simmons, Gene getting all sad and mopey, and their kids trying to get them back together like it's the fucking Parent Trap or something. If this shit isn't faked to try and salvage sagging ratings, I'll eat my pants.
10PM - ABC - I first saw this and really hoped it would be an irreverent look at the Afghan war in the vein of M*A*S*H, and then I saw the trailer and realized nope, it's just another hyper-serious, melodramatic medical drama with a bunch of adult contemporary music running behind it. Alan Alda is rolling over in his grave, and he's not even dead yet!