Critic’s corner: What’s on TV this weekend

The National Memorial Day Concert 2014 Sunday, 8 p.m., Channel 2

Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise return to cohost this yearly tribute to America’s military heroes. Performers from the pop, country, and classical worlds — including Danielle Bradbery, Megan Hilty of “Smash” fame, Jackie Evancho, and Anthony Kearns — perform with the National Symphony Orchestra under conductor Jack Everly on the West Lawn of the Capitol.


2014 Golden God Awards Saturday, 8 p.m., VH1 Classic

This annual kudocast hands out honors to the best in hard rock and heavy metal. When the event streamed online recently it revealed a host of glitches and goofiness, including ID-ing late Warrant singer Jani Lane as a member of Motörhead. We’re hoping that this edited-for-broadcast edition does a better job at honoring the underepresented genre. Artists who took to the stage at Club Nokia in Los Angeles included Guns N’ Roses, Slayer, Joan Jett, and Zakk Wylde.

Get The Weekender in your inbox:
The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

Orphan Black Saturday, 9 p.m., BBC America

Origin story.

Sex Sent Me to the ER Saturday, 9 p.m., TLC


Makin’ whoopsie.

Man-Eating Super Squid: Monster Invasion
Saturday, 9 p.m., Animal Planet

Payback for all that fried calamari.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of