Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer Viewing - Have a Blast!

Welcome to Summer, TV Tourists!  No longer are these inter-season months a vast wasteland of repeats.  There's plenty of terrific viewing, both returning and premiering.  Here are just a few of my faves that are coming back:


Suits (Returning June 11 on USA) is one of the best shows on television. With a top-notch cast - including Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Gina Torres, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle and Sarah Rafferty - brilliant writing and fantastic stories, I can't recommend catching up with this show enough.


I don't think ABC expected this show (returning June 19) about rookie cops to take off, but I'm glad it did.  It has a great ensemble cast and is very entertaining and a stand-out among the many police-centered shows, probably because of its summer slot.


I love a show with terrific female leads.  Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander are a great ... well, if there were a female word for bromance, they're the epitome of it.  I'm curious to see how they'll handle the tragic loss of castmate Lee Thompson Young - who committed suicide last year - on the show (returning June 17), but however it is done, I trust it will be handled well.  The cases they solve aren't always original, but the way these ladies tackle and solve them is what makes the show.


Considering my age, I guess this would have to qualify as a guilty pleasure for me.  But if that's the way it has to be, so be it ... love the show (returning June 10)!  But dammit, who the frak is A????

Consider this show (airing now on ABC) another guilty pleasure ... it ain't Shakespeare, it's just sexy, trashy fun.  But ain't that what summer is all about?  Can't wait to see how they hide Alyssa Milano's growing baby belly (hint:  big purses!).


The good news here is, no waiting week-to-week!  You get to stream all 13 episodes of the new season as fast as you can watch them (starting June 6).  And catch up on Season 1 the same way!


Stephen King's supernatural mystery series is back for Season 2 (returns June 30), with the horror master penning the season premiere and even making a rare cameo.  It's an intriguing series and I look forward to learning more about just who - or what - is behind the mysterious dome.


Ok, so we have to wait till August for this (return date TBD on BBC America), but I'll manage somehow!  Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor ... so intrigued!

There are also many new shows to check out as well:

The Last Ship (TNT) - June 22

The Musketeers (BBC America) - June 22
Tyrant (FX) - June 24
 Extant (CBS) - July 9
The Strain (FX) - July 13
Married (FX) - July 17
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (CW) - July 30

Happy viewing!!

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