(TV column for Friday, June 13)
By MIKE HUGHES
TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “Great Performances,” 9-11 p.m., PBS
(check local listings).
For 76 years, Tanglewood has given the Boston Symphony a
scenic summer home, near the Bershire Mountains. Now here’s a rerun of the 75th-anniversary
concert, stuffed with talent.
The one weak spot was choosing James Taylor to do three
songs -- “Old Man River,” “Shall We Dance” and “Over the Rainbow” – that were a
stretch for him. Otherwise, here are some greats – violinist Anne-Sophie
Mutter, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianists Emmanuel Ax and Peter Serkin, with the
orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart, John Williams, Andris Nelsons and David
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Blue Bloods,” 10 p.m., CBS.
Some episodes keep Tom Selleck – as Police Commissioner
Frank Reagan – off to one side; this one, however, plunges him into the center
of the story.
Frank is having dinner with a friend (Chazz Palminteri), who’s
a Mob lawyer; the friend is killed and Frank barely escapes. Meanwhile, his son
Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) somehow is on the jury of a murder trial, becoming the
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “How to Train Your Dragon” (2010), 8
p.m., FX, rerunning at 10:02.
On the day that its sequel opens in theaters, we get another
chance to catch the original on TV.
Hiccup is a Viking lad who can do nothing right … until he
befriends a dragon. Villagers dislike dragons (what with the fire and death and
destruction and all), so he must keep a fairly large secret. “Dragon” has
standard battle scenes near the end, but until then it’s an animated delight.
Other choices include:
More movies, 7 and 8:30 p.m., cable. For dead-serious drama,
Sundance has “Blood Diamond” (2006) at 7 and 10 p.m., with Leonard DiCaprio in
war-torn Sierra Leone. For fun, ABC family has “The Goonies” (1985), a
treasure-hunting delight with Sean Astin and Josh Brolin leading a likable
“MasterChef” and “24,” 8 and 9 p.m., Fox. In a change, Fox
is simply rerunning its Monday shows here. First, the 20 remaining chefs must
feed 500 soldiers at a desert base. Then a deadly shoot-out leaves Heller (the
president) trying to confront Margot (the terrorist), while Jack and Kate race
to a rescue.
“Hawaii Five-0,” 9 p.m., CBS. Danny has daddy trouble, when
Grace punches someone at school. Then this rerun brings a bigger problem: He
and McGarrett are kidnapped by an escaped convict who demands they prove him
“Whose Line Is It Anyway,” 8 and 8:30 p.m., CW. These reruns
have Jeff Davis and Wilson Bethel joining the comedy improvisation.
“Hart of Dixie,” 9 p.m., CW. In a rerun from early in the
season, Zoe is back in town and hoping to practice medicine without Brick
noticing; then she learns of a troublesome clause in her contract.
“Continuum,” 10 p.m., Syfy. An attack leaves Kiera and John
Doe in danger, Also, Alec frets that his invention is the reason for Jason’s odd