What’s On Tonight: Matthew Perry’s New Sitcom, ‘Go On,’ Is Not Bad. But It’s Not Good, Either!

08.08.12 6 years ago 21 Comments

Go On (NBC, 11:08 p.m.) — It’s an odd strategy to preview an entire episode of Matthew Perry’s fall sitcom at 11:08 p.m. on a Wednesday night after the Olympics, but that’s exactly the kind of marketing savvy NBC has. I’ve actually seen the pilot, and it’s not bad. But it’s not really good, either. It’s like what Modern Family has become: Slight but watchable, amusing but not funny, a show you watch because it’s there, but not really because you’re invested, not unlike his previous effort Mr. Sunshine minus drunk Allison Janey.

The Olympics (NBC, 8 p.m.) — Women’s beach volleyball is probably the best opportunity you have to see camel toe during the Olympics.

Dallas (TNT, 10 p.m.) — WILL SOMEONE JUST SHOOT J.R. ALREADY. Sometimes, while I’m watching Dallas, I pound my head against pavement just to remind myself that I can still feel something.

Top Chef Masters (Bravo, 10 p.m.) — Olympic Gold Medalist Brian Boitano is on tonight, and it is my fondest wish that they play South Park’s “What Would Brian Boitano Do?” as he walks into the kitchen for the first time.

Warrior (Netflix, Anytime) — Nobody watched Warrior — starring Tom Hardy (BANE) and Joel Edgerton — when it was initially released, but I can’t recommend it enough. Whether you like UFC fighting or not, this is one hell of a fantastic film, one of the best sports movies in years. Trust me on this, and please watch it before Kevin James’ Here Comes the Boom — out later this year — basically rips off the same idea and turns it into a bad Happy Madison flick.

LATE NIGHT GUESTS: Carla Gugino is on Craig Ferguson, and Chris Rock is on The Daily Show.

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