Hi, it's me here--the Rachel who loves TV. As we take a minute to pause our collective mourning of regular season TV finales (Barney and Robin! House and Wilson! Leslie wins! Luke and Lorelai!), I thought I'd give you some TV recommendations to get you through the long, cold summer months. And I'd love your suggestions as well!
Returning Shows to Catch Up On -- These are shows I'm worried won't get renewed and/or think that everyone would love. Obviously you should watch things like Downton Abbey and Modern Family, but I'm sure I'm not the first person to tell you that.
Happy Endings - Real talk: this surprised me as one of my favorite shows this season. It's a bit like a younger Cougar Town--they have their own snappy dialogue and each character is so entertaining and just hilarious.
Cougar Town - They are making the big move to TBS and I'm not sure what this means for them, but you won't be sad you spent any time with the cul de sac crew.
Parks and Rec - I'm afraid to say it, but this MIGHT be my fave show. Maybe. Like Happy Endings, every character is the best.
Don't Trust the B - I kind of watched this by accident and then realized that I loved it. James Van Der Beek, people. Come on.
Once Upon a Time - This is my only suggestion that isn't a half hour comedy--and it is REALLY good. You only missed the first season so it's not too hard to catch up on. It's LOSTesque in its mystery--and just so good.
Oldies but Awesomies -- And if none of those strike your fancy, here are my old standbys that everyone should watch. Veronica Mars, Arrested Development, and Friday Night Lights. I think those three shows couldn't be more opposite if they tried. Dark teenage detective, quirky, off-beat humor and real life football drama. What they all have in common? A cult following campaigning for a movie for each of them. Seriously, they are all such good shows. Watch them before it's too late. OH WAIT. IT IS TOO LATE. THEY WERE ALL CANCELED BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T WATCH THEM.
What I'll Be Watching -- These are mostly shows that I maybe should have watched or forgot to watch or are starting in the Summer.
Revenge - I've heard some good stuff... and there's only one season to make up.
The Mentalist - I think I accidentally missed this season because I forgot to DVR it after we switched cable providers. Whoops?
Psych - Um, same here.
SYTYCD - An annual favorite.
BUNHEADS - NEW SHOW FROM AMY SHERMAN-PALLADINO CREATOR OF GILMORE GIRLS. THIS DESERVES ALL CAPS. Ok, regular now. Directions to watch a sneak peek of the first episode are here. Sutton Foster is charming, Kelly Bishop is awesome and the episode ends with a bang. And the trailer (it really was a lot better than this trailer looks--the trailer is awfully ABC Family and the pilot was really very good.)
I hope that helps you get out of your TV doldrums. And really, when have I steered you wrong before? Can you think of a TV show I've recommended that you haven't liked? I'm really good at recommending TV, it's practically my part time job.
So what did I miss? Any summer shows I should catch up on?