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Old July 14 2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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What Are You Watching This Summer?

Summer is notoriously known for crappy television. Luckily some cable channels have started airing good programming in the summer, but on network TV they are just producing the cheapest programming possible.

What are you going to be watching this summer? This thread was inspired by the guilty pleasure thread, so as you can imagine I am watching a lot of reality TV, and some other shows that aren't so loved here.

For me the summer is a time where even if I can't stand a show, I somehow can't look away. Case in point: Secret Life of the American Teenager. Possibly the worst dialogue and characters on a show ever, yet I am watching anyway.

So here's my list:

Big Brother
Secret Life of the American Teenager
Great American Roadtrip
Degrassi: TNG
The Fashion Show
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
America's Got Talent
Penn and Teller

That's it for now. When Project Runway starts up in August I'll be watching that as well.

How about the rest of you? Don't be afraid to list them all!!
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Old July 14 2009, 05:41 PM   #2
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Re: What Are You Watching This Summer?

Top Chef Masters
Eureka
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Old July 14 2009, 05:42 PM   #3
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Re: What Are You Watching This Summer?

Wipeout
Sports
Babylon 5

That's pretty much it.
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Old July 14 2009, 05:47 PM   #4
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Re: What Are You Watching This Summer?

We mainly watch stuff on DVD, but live TV: Tuesday Better Off Ted and Warehouse 13. Wednesday Reno 911. Thursday Tosh.O Friday Goode Family, Eureka, Primeval. Saturday Kings. Sunday Merlin. I'm actually shocked there's one new show on almost every night in the middle of the summer!
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Old July 14 2009, 05:50 PM   #5
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Re: What Are You Watching This Summer?

Eureka!
Torchwood: Children of Earth
Leverage
In Plain Sight(if you haven't seen this give it a go-it has a certain charm)
Burn Notice
Defying Gravity(if it airs in the summer)
Primeval
Warehouse 13(maybe, if it improves, the pilot was lame despite 3 actors I really like)
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Old July 14 2009, 05:52 PM   #6
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Re: What Are You Watching This Summer?

I've been delving into my DVD collection primarily. Currently watching-

On TV:
Deadliest Catch (for now, I think I'm finally growing bored of it)
Wild Pacific (new BBC/Discovery documentary ala Planet Earth, breathtaking HD content)
True Blood

On DVD:
Boston Legal S5
Star Trek TOS Season 1 Blu-Ray
Frasier S9 (rewatching the entire series)
Various movies
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Old July 14 2009, 06:18 PM   #7
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The answer is not much.

Top Gear and WWE is about it right now. Mythbusters is off for a while.

Oh well, it's good practice for when I give up on TV entirely.
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Old July 14 2009, 07:05 PM   #8
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Re: What Are You Watching This Summer?

Eureka.

I am also watching Castle, which I recorded on TiVo when it was on, but never got around to watching.

I'll watch Dexter season 3 when the DVD sets come out next month (I think - I pre-ordered a while back and can't remember the date). I don't get Showtime, so I always watch that show on DVD.

I also might go back to Smallville. I watched the first 4 1/2 seasons on DVD back at the beginning of 2008. But finally, a couple of the characters got on my nerves so much that I had to take a break from the teen angst whine-fest. But I still have 3 1/2 seasons to go to get caught up on that show. So I should probably suck it up and turn it back on, because I DO love Michael Rosenbaum (who I have 2 1/2 more seasons of before I'll have to do without him) - he just does a fabulous job. Might take the advice of another Smallville viewer I chatted with on these boards once though - fast forward through all the Lana scenes. How sad is it when ONE super-annoying actress and the character she plays can keep you from watching a show that is otherwise pretty good?!
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Old July 14 2009, 07:25 PM   #9
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Re: What Are You Watching This Summer?

Baseball
Wipeout
Pretty much anything on Food Network
I still have a dozen episodes of Psych on my DVR that I need to work through.
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Old July 14 2009, 07:36 PM   #10
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Kings, which sadly, is just about over.
Burn Notice, the best part of summer TV
Eureka
Torchwood: Children of Earth

ON DVD, I'll be watching the last of Slings & Arrows and will finally get to watch the John Adams mini-series, since hubby refused to watch it the first time around.
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Old July 14 2009, 08:01 PM   #11
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Re: What Are You Watching This Summer?

am sticking mainly to UK TV as theres note on in America that I want to watch. Torchwood was on last week and als lately I watch 8 out of 10 cats on chanel 4 and Comedy Roadshow on BBC 1.
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Old July 15 2009, 03:02 AM   #12
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Re: What Are You Watching This Summer?

Just got done with Harper's Island. Turned out to be surprisingly fun, if totally nonsensical, especially the killer's motivation.

Otherwise, errrr. I guess I'll go out and play in the sunshine. Maybe Defying Gravity will defy the terrible promo and be worth watching.

Of course, there's DVD. Getting thru Entourage S5, starting in on Curb Your Enthusiasm, making my way thru From the Earth to the Moon, contemplating whether to start in on The Sopranos or Ten Feet Under next, or possibly even a revisit of Roots. Waiting for the DVD release of Sons of Anarchy S1, Big Love S3 and The Tudors S3. And then there's the Big Event...

I'll watch Dexter season 3 when the DVD sets come out next month
Ah, Dex makes the summer doldrums so much more thrilling.
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Old July 15 2009, 06:47 AM   #13
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Re: What Are You Watching This Summer?

Currently airing:
Top Gear
Eureka
Entourage
Royal Pains
True Blood
Burn Notice
Kings
Weeds
Warehouse 13

DVD:
Farscape


EDIT: Added W13 to my list.

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Old July 15 2009, 09:11 AM   #14
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Re: What Are You Watching This Summer?

Forgot to include it but I will be watching Torchwood - Children of Earth next week.
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Old July 15 2009, 10:05 AM   #15
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Re: What Are You Watching This Summer?

During the summer I mostly watch Fox News, various movie channels, the Food Network, etc...

I admit (in a guilty pleasure sort of way) to watching True Blood (I've seen most of season 1 and just caught a season 2 episode about two nights ago).

In the upcoming season, my shows will be as follows (in order of excitement):

1) Heroes - Genuine interest in where the storyline is going. I can't wait for where Sylar/Nathan is going! And Sylar/Claire! With lots more Noah and Angela to be sure.

2) Bones - While I adore the characters (I love the whole cast), it is mostly out of loyalty to my love of the actors (starting with David Boreanaz). Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of where the end of season 4 went. But I'll gladly follow the show through practically anything.

3) Dollhouse - It's a loyalty thing to Joss Whedon, but I am definitely intrigued by the finale. More Amy Acker! Whiskey!
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