Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, June 11. All times are Eastern.
Lost (1 p.m.): Sure, he missed TV Club Classic summer launch week by a few days, but Todd VanDerWerff remains undeterred in his plans to return to the Island in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the show’s debut this September. Also, can you believe it’s been 10 years since this show debuted? We’ve all grown and changed so much since then. We invite you to have a flashback in the comments section to 2004, a flashback that informs the actions you’re undertaking right now, perhaps even with an ironic twist or two. In fact…
THE TOP PICK FOR JUNE 11, 2004
Ronald Reagan’s Funeral (various networks, 9 p.m.): Join your TV Club favorites for a live chat of Ronald Reagan’s funeral. Be sure to link to it on your Wordpress blog, Myspace account, or Geocities homepage to get people to come by and discuss the end of the Great Communicator. Complete with our top 10 and bottom 10 Reagan moments!
ELSEWHERE IN TV CLUB
Have you been missing our One Season Wonders, Weirdos, And Wannabes feature oh these last few weeks? That’s because we moved it to Wednesdays, where it makes its debut with Erik Adams’ consideration of the Comedy Central series Big Lake—starring Chris Gethard!
It also wouldn’t be a day this week if we didn’t have some Orange Is The New Black-related content, so Libby Hill offers up a For Our Consideration on the stylistic debt the show has to the workplace dramas of the ‘80s, most notably Hill Street Blues.
WHAT ELSE IS ON
Growing Up Fisher (NBC, 8 p.m.): NBC apparently realized it had a few of these episodes still laying around, so it might as well start burning them off. Tonight, you can watch a full hour of J.K. Simmons playing a blind dude while Jason Bateman narrates the action.
Melissa & Joey (ABC Family, 8 p.m.): You can mark it as an indication of how excited we are to discuss Lost with you that we made it the top pick over the Melissa & Joey wedding event.
The 100 (The CW, 9 p.m.): We also have a season finale for this show, which will fortunately be returning in the fall sometime. In the meantime, we’ll try and find somebody on staff to cover the finale of the first season since a handful of you have been clamoring for it.
Big Smo (A&E, 10 p.m.): A&E found itself a guy who made a rap album entitled Kuntry Livin’, then built a TV show around him. LaToya Ferguson seemed really excited to cover this, so we figured, why not?
Ride The High Country (TCM, 8 p.m.): Sam Peckinpah’s lean and mean Western classic is your best bet tonight if you have a classic movie jones. It stars Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea, as well as Warren Oates, who is not, we repeat, not the guy from Hall & Oates.
The World’s End (Momax, 8:10 p.m.): Everybody tells us we need to watch this movie, but—and this is our secret admission of shame—we just didn’t think Hot Fuzz was all that great. Shaun Of The Dead? Sure. But Hot Fuzz wasn’t really up our alley. We’re sure we’ll get around to this one eventually.
Stanley Cup Finals: Game 4: Kings at Rangers (NBC, 8 p.m.): It’s do or die time for the Rangers, who have fallen behind 3-0 in the series against the Kings. Then again, given the Kings’ propensity for letting shit slip away from them before saving everything at the last minute, a game seven may happen.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Orange Is The New Black (Tuesday): We had some double-dip Orange Is The New Black coverage for you yesterday. First, check out Myles McNutt’s detailed reviews of episodes three and four. Then, take a look at Todd VanDerWerff’s thoughts on the season as a whole. No spoilers in that season review either!