Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summertime TV

So, I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love my TV.  When we were trying to cut costs around the house a few months ago, my Hubby was threatening to cut off my satellite.  I went into automatic Mama Bear mode.  "No, not my satellite!  I'd rather sell my left kidney on the black market."  You see, I have always been a TV lover.  I remember watching not only Sesame Street as a kid, but also Emergency.  There's nothing like a good hospital drama. 

Summer used to be a time of reruns, but not anymore.  Now, we have many series that come on between May and August to fill those primetime slots.  Many are reality shows, including my summertime obsession, Big Brother.  It comes on three nights a week during the summer and it starts tonight.  Let the obsession begin. 

There are also many summertime dramas like my favorite from last year, Rizzoli and Isles on TNT.  I love a good cop drama and Angie Harmon is the star of this one.  I love Angie Harmon. 

Also returning on  TNT this summer for the seventh and final season is The Closer.  This show stars Kyra Sedgewick as a southern detective with a sweet tooth who moves to LA to head their Major Crimes Unit.  Thank goodness for these two shows.  I gotta get my cop drama fix during the summer too. 

As far as good dramedys (Drama/Comedy) series for the summer, my picks would be Franklin & Bash, on TNT, starring Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar of Saved By the Bell fame.  I also love Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime and Royal Pains on USA, which is filmed in the Hamptons.  Oh my goodness!  If I ever have millions to spend, I would have to rent a house in the Hamptons for the summer. 

Nice, right?

So, as I said, I love my TV.  I feel like it's my escape from the craziness that is my house in the summer.  I can totally zone out and ignore the bickering between E and J.  I can block out the loud squeals of L.  It's a good thing, as Martha would say. 

So, what about you?  Are you excited about any summer TV?  or is it just me?



  1. I have two of those on my calendar! Big Brother starts tonight and I'm super excited! I'm also really into The Closer and I'm so sad to see it go. We've been watching since the beginning.

  2. Love summer TV. I am obsessed with So You Think You Can Dance? and I also love Design Star. My GUILTY pleasure is Bachelor Pad, which I love b/c the contestants make me feel so superior.

  3. I saw that new Angie Harmon show advertised. I love her! We like a lot of the shows you mentioned.

    I get on "kicks" where I just want to watch one thing over and over. Most recently, it has been Criminal Minds.

    (Then, I got sucked into a real criminal mind saga for the past month. I'm trying to detox from that one.)

  4. I'm still stuck on my Bravo shows. I DVR them and watch when my hubby isn't around. He somehow has me trained to think that he has control of the remote in the evening. (We watch a lot of Family Guy.) Royal Pains on USA sounds like a show that I would like.

  5. I haven't watched Rizzoli and Isles yet..but I'm recording it :)

  6. I saw that new Angie Harmon show advertised. You shared wonderful and best information with us. I am daily reader of your blog.