Tonight's Best TV
Wednesday, June 8
By Alynda Wheat
(Entertainment Weekly) -- Entertainment Weekly's daily guide to notable shows:
VH1 STORYTELLERS: COLDPLAY (VH1, TV-PG) Admit it: Even the most mundane stories sound better when told by fumbling, self-deprecating (read: charming) Brits. Chris Martin and the boys reaffirm this truism with songwriting anecdotes about the phone book ("Yellow"), cribbing from Kate Bush ("Speed of Sound"), and making radio-unfriendly "rubbish" ("Clocks"). Their savior-of-rock stance translates well in this intimate theater, and would work even better if VH1's editing department would let the music play without cutting to prerecorded interview bits. Perhaps then we could see why, according to Apple's pops, Coldplay is "the 78th best band ever." -- Raymond Fiore
EW Grade: B+
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THE VIEW (ABC) Madonna drops in on the ladies to talk about "Lotsa de Casha," her new children's book. I'll be tuning in to rate how much Star Jones Reynolds fawns over Esther, on a scale of 1 to Red Carpet Butt-Kissing.
PSYCHIC DETECTIVES (NBC) You don't have to be psychic or a detective to see how creatively bankrupt NBC is to regift used Court TV shows.
SERIES DEBUT: LOOK-A-LIKE (TV Guide Channel, TV-G) Some dude gets plastic surgery to look more like David Arquette.
SEASON PREMIERE THE REAL GILLIGAN'S ISLAND (TBS, TV-14-DL) Erika Eleniak or Angie Everhart? Angie. Yeah, she's fresh off the Lingerie Bowl, but at least her hair's a decent shade of ginger. The Baywatch blondie's not even bothering to commit.
SERIES PREMIERE: THE INSIDE (Fox) This crime drama stars Rachel Nichols as an FBI agent who can get inside the heads of violent criminals and their victims. Not to be confused with Pat O'Brien's gossip show "The Insider," which gets inside the heads of B-list celebs.
SERIES DEBUT: STRICTLY SEX WITH DR. DREW (Discovery Health Channel, TV-MA) Promises, promises.
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