Now look. I’m working on our summer fun bucket list, and I promise it will include plenty of outdoorsy, sunshiny,
But come on! Just because the weather’s warming up doesn’t mean I’m going to stop loving the TV. Sure, we have fewer shows to choose from for the next few months, but thanks to nearly year-round programming, that doesn’t mean we have to resort to reruns. It just means we have a little bit more time for drinks on the deck or a walk around the block before settling down to watch a show or two.
Here’s what I’ll be watching while I enjoy one of the popsicles Annalyn and I are going to make this summer:
- Warehouse 13 (Mondays at 9pm, SyFy Channel): This one’s already on, and I’ve just about lost interest. So, I’m not sure I’ll make it through the whole season. Do you watch any sci-fi shows?
- So You Think You Can Dance (Tuesdays at 7pm, FOX): Oh, how I adore Nigel, Cat and most the guest judges. I love the way they are kind to everyone. I love the way they cry (although, like every other person on earth, I could do without Mary Murphy’s stupid screaming). I love the way they love dance. I love the way they spend 90% of the show on actual good dancers. And I love the fact that I have a DVR this year and won’t miss a single audition, performance or results show!
- Melissa & Joey (Wednesdays at 7pm, May 29, ABC Family): I know. Okay? I KNOW. But I will watch it, every single week it’s on. And I’d be lying if I pretended to be better than that. I’m not. Okay? I’M NOT.
- Burn Notice (Thursdays at 8pm, June 6, USA): If I wasn’t already dedicated to this show, you know the announcement that this will be its final season would’ve sucked me back in. Michael, Fiona, Sam and the rest of the gang will blow things up and save the day for one last season. Here’s hoping they retire from the CIA for good and retire to somewhere nice.
- King & Maxwell (Mondays at 9pm, June 10, TNT): This is a new show, based on characters from David Baldacci novels. He’s one of my favorite authors, so I’m going to give this a try, despite the cheesy commercials I’ve seen and the presence of Formerly Mrs. John Stamos (who really bugs me for some reason).
- Perception (Tuesdays at 9pm, June 18, TNT): I watched this show last summer with Eric McCormack and the girl from She’s All That. I didn’t intend to make it a regular, but something about it kept me coming back. McCormack plays a brilliant neuroscience professor who helps the FBI solve crimes. And he’s also schizophrenic. It’s really interesting!
- Covert Affairs (Tuesdays at 8pm, July 16, USA): This show started a little cheesy but got a ton better last year. And now that Annie and Auggie are finally together, I’m excited for it to return!
- Suits (Tuesdays at 9pm, July 16, USA): This show should be so boring. But it is so not. The end.
- Franklin & Bash (Wednesdays at 8pm, July 24, TNT): Aside from SYTYCD, this one is probably my favorite summer show. It’s ridiculous but just so much fun! And, HELLO? Zack Morris–I mean, Mark-Paul Gosselar–is in it!
I suspect I’ll have to check out Graceland, a new show on USA, too. I’d rather not add another show to my list, but every time we see a preview, Mark says how good it looks. I know what that means. Besides, White Collar has left a gaping hole in my TV life until this fall, so I might as well watch the new show. *sigh*
What shows will you watch this summer?
If it helps you enjoy Warehouse 13 more, it was just announced that it hasn’t been picked back up. It’s actually one of my favorites (though I normally can do without the gross icky things). My summer tv? It’s a treat for me to watch morning tv…GMA, Live with Kelly & Michael, Today…I’m normally at work, so the chance to kick back with a cup of coffee is a treat, I tell you. A treat. (also, strangely into this show called Hillbilly Blood..not sure why, but they hooked me with their outdoorsy resourcefulness)
I cannot back you on anything with the word “Hillbilly” in it. But I *am* glad for your morning TV and coffee treat! :) (And YES, knowing this is the last season of Warehouse 13 makes a world of difference! I am weird that way.)
I think I’m going to try watching Suits, I’ve seen it recommended by several people. Should I start from the beginning or just jump in?
I think you should probably start at the beginning – or at least at the beginning of the second season. That way you’ll understand all the relationships and dynamics at play!
I think the only show I’ve ever been known to watch during the summer is Big Brother. But it’s three nights a week. That’s a big time commitment, and since we no longer have a DVR or On Demand, I doubt we will watch it or anything this summer.
Maybe I’ll catch up on some more Buffy and Call the Midwife on Netflix :)
How many seasons of Buffy have you watched? I stopped after the first one but have wondered several times if I should keep watching. What do you say?
Ahh…I feel so out of touch with TV right now. I’m not even familiar with half of those. I might actually catch up on some series from Netflix over the summer if I watch anything.
Amy! Who ARE you?? ;)
Master Chef. I love that darn show. We have to watch it on Hulu because we don’t have cable, but it’s just as entertaining a day late. ;)
I’ve never gotten into any of the cooking shows and don’t even know the difference. Now I have to look up Master Chef to see which one it is!
This situation is getting dire! I have watched/heard of ONE of these shows. Oy. :/
Well, that’s it. You must move to the States and start watching our TV shows right away. ;)
The Bachelorette starts Monday!! I always say I’m not going to watch it but then I do anyways :) I am also a SYTYCD fan :)
Well, I do think the Bachelor/Bachelorette shows are awful…but I also know that I must avoid them at all costs because if I watch just a few minutes, I’ll be hooked for a whole season!
I love summer because it relieves, for the most part, my addiction to CBS programming. Usually I watch The Closer while I grade papers in July and August, along with Perception since it was on after The Closer. This summer I will probably watch Major Crimes, the Closer spinoff. The last few years I watched way too much Netflix in the summer. This is our first year with DVR. I plan to watch the entire Criminal Minds series that I have DVR’d from Ion, but will see how that goes- it is about 161 hours, plus I have the last 12 weeks to watch of this season.
Oh gosh…I hope you don’t watch all those seasons of Criminal Minds at once. You might start thinking creepy serial killers are normal or something! I just signed up for Netflix, so I could watch the new season of Arrested Development, and I’m not sure I’ll keep it past the free month. I can see how it could be dangerous, especially for the summer when I have more “free” time!