Tonight's Best TV
Monday, May 30
By Alynda Wheat
Entertainment Weekly's daily guide to notable shows:
THE LIFE & TIMES OF JUNIPER LEE (Cartoon Network, TV-Y-7) There may be more than one link between "The Real World: San Francisco's" Puck and Cartoon Network, but the one that counts is MTV survivor Judd Winick, creator of "Juniper Lee."
The 11-year-old's family legacy is saving the world from monsters, and while she struggles with the kid thing, she's got beastie-battling down (aging hippie leprechauns, cool; giant flame-spewing hamsters, not).
Since this is Cartoon Network, there's plenty to please adults (pity the clown working the kid's birthday party -- he has a master's from Yale).
EW Grade: A-
Best of the rest
UNKNOWN SOLDIER: SEARCHING FOR A FATHER (HBO, TV-PG) A son longs to know the dad he lost in Vietnam. It is Memorial Day, y'all. It's s'posed to be heavy ...
FREDERICK FORSYTH'S ICON (Hallmark Channel, TV-14) ... which is why Patrick Swayze's goin' all Cold War on our asses in this Russian spy thriller ...
FAITH OF MY FATHERS (A&E, TV-PG) ... and John McCain's making us look like wankers 'cause he spent five and a half years in a Hanoi prison and turned down early release. OK, maybe he's got a point.
SERIES DEBUT: HELL'S KITCHEN (Fox, TV-PG-L) British chef Gordon Ramsay heads Stateside to give culinary masochists the biggest high since Bill Murray yelled "Candy bar!"
MISS UNIVERSE 2005 PAGEANT (NBC, TV-PG) Another year, another Jupiter boycott. Typical.
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