Critic’s corner

By Matthew Gilbert
Globe Staff / August 28, 2010

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Trouble the Water 9 p.m., National Geographic

Nat Geo is observing the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with this extraordinary, must-see documentary, a story of a community’s resilience in the face of disaster. It’s built, by filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, around self-described “street hustler’’ Kimberly Rivers Roberts (left) and her amazing camcorder footage of Katrina as it smashed into her neighborhood.

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Tomorrow at 8 p.m., Channel 7

Jimmy Fallon is hosting the night, which may work — although the odds are against him. Hosting awards shows is a bum assignment, even while it’s great exposure. It’s like trying to walk an elephant through a crowded city with a leash. Meanwhile, I’m thinking “Modern Family’’ and “Mad Men’’ will take the two big series awards, and “The Pacific,’’ “Temple Grandin,’’ and “You Don’t Know Jack’’ (all HBO) will dominate the miniseries and movies categories. But the series acting prizes seem more of an open contest.

Being Human 9 p.m., BBC America

The Odd Squad: Casper, Dracula, and Mr. Hyde.

Meteor Apocalypse 9 p.m., Syfy

Time to rock the umbrella.

Mad Men Tomorrow at 10 p.m., AMC

The Blankenship Fan Club needs you.

Rubicon Tomorrow at 9 p.m., AMC

Will is confused. We relate.