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.
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?