I spent shockingly little time watching television this past year.
Since we all know that's a blatant lie let me rephrase--my commitment and enthusiasm for watching shows live declined dramatically. The only shows that I watched as they aired were 'Castle' and 'How I Met Your Mother'. Don't ask me why those specific shows won out, because I honestly don't have an answer.
Now, however, it's finally summer and while (since adulthood) that doesn't mean my workload is any less than it is during the rest of the year, the annoying heat and rampant mosquitoes will encourage me to watch more TV as it airs. Lucky you!
What shows am I planning on watching and/or already watching?
'The Goodwin Games', FOX, 8:30/7:30C Already airing
From the creators of 'How I Met Your Mother', this comedy follows three thirty-something siblings who return home after their father's death to discover he's left them a massive fortune...provided they play and win a series of games.
'The Fosters', ABC Family, 9/8C Already airing
Following a police officer (huh, seems like a trend) and her partner, a vice principal, this show is unique because of it's portrayal of a lesbian couple raising a mixed-race brood. This may sound soapbox-ish, but the show doesn't try too hard, and instead portrayals the married couple as just that--a married couple. When they take in new foster children their lives change forever. <--melodramatic but so is the show. Also it's true.
'Rizzoli & Isles', TNT, 9/8C June 25th
Following a Boston homicide detective (Angie Harmon) and her medical examiner friend (Sasha Alexander), this show is so gay that it's coined its own term "gazzoli". I watch it partly for the subtext, partly because I can't ever turn down a decent crime procedural (no matter how soapy it may be).
'Covert Affairs', USA, 9/8C July 16th
Annie is a CIA operative, Auggie is too, there's potential romance in the air this season. Also lots of the usual intrigue, crime, and espionage.
'Baby Dadddy', ABC Family, 8:30/7:30C Already airing
Because you need at least one super trashy, don't need to think at all while you watch it, show to get you through the summer. This is that show.
'Toddlers & Tiaras', TLC, 9/8C Already airing
Because you need at least one super trashy reality show to get you through the summer.
'Motive', ABC, 9/8C Already airing
Okay, yes, it's another crime procedural. At least this one has a slight twist...the viewer knows who did it from the beginning.
'Rookie Blue', ABC, 10/9C Already airing
The show about rookie cops is entering it's fourth season. Jokingly called 'Grey's Anatomy' for cops, this Canadian show is worth watching.
'Dexter', Showtime, 9/8C June 30th
It's the final season of this long running serial killer drama. If you want to catch-up first I'd recommend watching seasons 1-3 and then skipping to season 7. You'll know everything you need to to prepare you for season 8.
'Unforgettable', CBS, 9/8C July 28th
Don't have Showtime? This show aired during the regular season on CBS but was cancelled. Now it's getting a second chance as a summer show. Watch to see if this show about a woman who solves crimes using her photographic memory deserves the second chance.