WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: THURSDAY, JULY 30th

Thursday, July 30 by

A heist, the double-lives of spies, sex addiction, ghosts, and the voice of a generation round out your top TV options tonight.

FIND OUT WHAT TO WATCH AFTER THE JUMP

NOTE: ALL TIMES EASTERN AND PACIFIC!!

 

TRUE LIES
Network:
AMC
Time: 8-11PM

Reasons to watch: This film never got its due credit. James Cameron’s "final" action movie was intended as a spoof of the genre but was received in earnest. I just think it’s frickin’ awesome. It’s got a high-speed horse chase, a Harrier, cheesy dialogue, and a non-grating Tom Arnold. Movie magic!
 


INSIDE MAN
Network:
BET
Time: 7:30-10PM

Reasons to watch: Spike Lee’s take on the action genre works perfectly all around. Not only does it deliver a taut and suspenseful plot but he manages to shoe-horn in his political agendas with finesse. I don’t mean that in a back-handed way. He’s a gifted director and this is fine work. And if you’re not into this, I’m sure there’s something starring Paul Walker that you might enjoy.
 


30 ROCK
Network:
NBC
Time: 9:30-10PM

Reasons to watch: Dean Winters guest stars tonight on 30 Rock as Dennis "The Beeper King" Duffy and whenever he does the results are comedy magic. Who else could win you over with the line, "It’s the Stanley Cup, honey. It’s hockey’s ultimate prize. And me and it, we’re teaming up to fight illiteracy." Or, "I don’t need this. You know a stripper offered to give me a squeezer last night? A white stripper." He’s a charmer.
 


SUPERNATURAL
Network:
CW
Time: 9-10PM

Reasons to watch: This show doesn’t get a lot of attention over here but it is honestly one of the more well-constructed shows on television. And it’s definitely one of the greatest genre shows in television history. In tonight’s episode, the Winchesters face-off against a ghost that isn’t exactly what she may seem. Much like my date last night. The stubble should have tipped me off.
 


BIOGRAPHY: KURT COBAIN
Network:
BIOGRAPHY
Time: 10-11PM

Reasons to watch: Biography travels to the muddy banks of the Wishkah to take a look at the life of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. His music defined a generation and his influence nowadays seems all but forgotten. Since his death, rock music has bee taken over by an army of fart knockers far too numerous to completely list here. So let’s close our eyes and think of someone that encompasses everything that sucks. 30 Seconds To Mars, I’m looking at you.

WHO’S ON LATE?

LETTERMAN
Adam Sandler, Cage the Elephant

CONAN
Paul Giamatti, Regina Spektor

KIMMEL
Seth Rogen, Melissa Sagemiller, Jack’s Mannequin

FERGUSON
James Spader, Rose Byrne, Franz Ferdinand

FALLON
Ashley Tisdale, Tim Meadows, Jarvis Cocker

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