I have been pleasantly surprised with summer programming this year!
Usually, summer programming is something to be laughed upon but all the major network have really pulled out the stops this summer by making people get out of the pool and actually watch their channels! A big kudos to Lifetime, who normally pulls in ridiculously low ratings over the summer, for Devious Maids (sad you passed on this one, ABC?) which has slowly become a fan favorite this summer (and my personal favorite summer show!). Apparently, we are supposed to hear about a Season 2 pick up any day now.
While I still have no idea what the hell is going on on Teen Wolf, it is still one of those shows that I cannot stop watching. I mean, let’s be real for a second, this show is TERRIBLE but none of us can turn away! Is it the scantily-clad, young he-wolves making our hormones sing that keep us from changing the channel or are we actually interested in whatever supernatural occurrence that is going on (it has sort of flown beyond the fantastic at this point) that keeps us intrigued?
As far as The Fosters goes, the show has many annoying characters, but again there is some invisible force that does not make me change the channel on this one too. I quite enjoy Maia Mitchell, I think she is a fantastic little actress and she portrays her character well. Mariana can get hit by a bus, her character is ridiculous, but I do think the themes presented on this show delve deeper than any other ABC Family show and it is definitely one that we needed. Congrats on the back order!
Now, let’s talk about Under the Dome. BAM! A CBS winner for sure. I was nowhere near surprised about its season 2 renewal the other day and I am very happy for serial pilot bombers Britt Robertson and Rachelle Leferve FINALLY found a show that was picked up! CBS usually does well in the summer with reruns but their new summer shows usually tank. Congrats, CBS!
Twisted, Twisted, Twisted…..while at first I thought this show was just a dirty contender in the “Let’s be like Pretty Little Liars” race, it now has branched off into its on realm of awesomeness. While sometimes I find the love triangles to be a bit odd and off base (hmm let’s just all love a convicted murderer? Sounds good.), I find myself looking forward to this show every week now. This show has also received the back 10.
Pretty Little Liars and Switched at Birth is always good (Switched just received its third season pick up today!) so no need to comment on that.
Camp on NBC. This is the first show of the summer that I can see not getting picked up. Not that it’s bad, per se, but it certainly isn’t up to par with the other shows this summer. I think it was also very badly advertised, for which NBC is a serial offender.
True Blood! Way better than last season, I actually want to watch and it doesn’t feel like pulling teeth anymore! I’m glad they put all that political bull shit aside, gosh that was annoying.
Cedar Cove? A cute show, but lacks substance thus far. It’s not too big of a deal because it is on the Hallmark channel, so I’m sure it will be picked up because SOME people are watching it instead of NONE.
Mistresses. I recently went back to this one because I am intrigued by the Savi (wtf kind of name is that) pregnancy storyline. It can go either way for renewal, I don’t care either way.
Hit the Floor! My second favorite show of the summer. I don’t know why I love the show so much…the main actresses are terrible! But the show is just so fresh, flirty and fun. I am glad the show was renewed. Way to go VH1!
Of course, the half hour comedies (Hot in Cleveland, The Exes, Anger Management, Baby Daddy, Melissa and Joey….) are always fun!
I’ll try to write more soon, I just moved so I am a little behind.