Friday, September 4, 2009

Say Goodbye to Summer

There are a lot of people who say summer is a slow season for television, and to those people I say,
"Get cable."

This summer there was some of the best TV going on, I hope you got in on it. If not, here's what you should catch up on this Labor Day weekend.

Nurse Jackie -I'm going to be honest here, I'm a little biased because the character lives near by me in Queens. There's a neighborly comradery I feel with this over-worked, drug-addicted, nurse. Edie Falco is wonderful, as always, but the supporting cast also shines. After viewing the entire season I think what makes this such a gem is it's ability to show chaos as a way of coping. Also, once you see the entire season, please note the call back of the last season of the season to the first scene of the season. A lovely call back.

Rescue Me - If you gave up on this show after the dark seasons that followed the first, I understand. But I insist you come back and give this season a try. The humor is back and Tommy Gaven is more responsible for his actions. The season finale didn't disappoint and left me, as always wanting more of this hilarious dark comedy.

True Blood - I cannot believe how addicted I am to this show. It's absolutely ridiculous, full of plot wholes, with eccentric characters and porn-like sex scenes. With all this said, the story line is still full of Alan Ball goodness with honest dialogue and beautiful choices for directors and cinematography. If you start this show, be forewarned, you will have a hard time stopping.

Weeds - Oh! The madness that is Nancy Botwin's life didn't get any easier this year, even though she did settle down, get married and have a baby. Her children, and career choices are still spinning out of her control, and while she doesn't have as much interaction with her friends: Ceila, Doug, and Dean their B-story was a little more zany and fun this season because of it. Overall, it wasn't the best season, but there were some fantastic episodes. If you ever had a problem with how Nancy seems to get away with everything unharmed, this season has retributions that are worth a second-go for this show and you.

Rachel Zoe Project - I always have to name one awful reality show, and this one is it. I think my absolute favorite part of this show, is that the things that Rachel flips out are almost always absurd life problems that you would never even consider as you're cooking up your tuna and pasta recession special. Oh no! I have a thousand dresses, but not the right one! Life is tough for you Rachel. Go buy some more turquoise and feel better... and remember food is for suckers. (They NEVER eat on that show.)

So, those are my favorites from this summer. What I'm looking forward to this fall:

  • Community
  • Modern Family
  • The Good Wife
  • Dexter
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • House
What did you love this summer? What are you jonesin' for this fall?
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