Tele-Tuesday: Summer Chaos, Part One

During the summer months, we are busier than usual.  Not only do we find ways to deal with the heat, like making frequent trips to the pool and water parks, but we also gather up the troops and travel to fun and sunny destinations.  All of these activities pull us outside and take us away from our televisions.  For our household, this leaves our DVR queue full.

One might ask, how in the world can your DVR queue be full right now?  Despite it not being the typical television season of September through May, we still find ourselves recording at least a few programs per night.  Most of the shows we are currently recording come courtesy of TNT and USA, but there are also a few others…

So, for the sake of today’s post, I’m going to share my absolute must see series in a special summer edition of a Pick or Two Per Night… okay, maybe three in some instances.



True Blood

This picture is missing the hotness of Alcide, but I think everyone gets the point.

But where I say True Blood, my guy would argue Falling Skies

And I must admit, the sci-fi hit about aliens invading our planet is growing on me.

And before we go to bed, we take a quick hit of Weeds

Sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun…



The Closer

I started this series late and then went back and caught up courtesy of Netflix.  Having watched every single episode, I must say that I am VERY pleased The Closer is bringing back “the one” that got away… will Brenda Leigh finally find the evidence to arrest Stroh in these final six episodes?

Then, we end the night with an hour of Teen Wolf

Everyone knows there are werewolves in this series, but without giving too much away, I just want to add that I love the addition of the lizard-like thing this year.  Plus the battle between Scott’s “army” and Derek’s “army” only adds to this TV with bite.  Who will win?  Probably Scott, but as long as Derek gets lots of screen time, we’re all good!



White Collar

Neal Caffrey is hands-down my favorite con-man on TV…

Plus, I always have to find time to sneak in my teen mystery fave… Pretty Little Liars

And enough time for a quick set of laughs… and sometimes gore…



Necessary Roughness

You know… because it has football. 🙂

And then we go back a day and watch Tuesday night’s Franklin & Bash

They may be unconventional, but they are totally lawyers!



Burn Notice

I watch for Michael Westen; but I honestly love Sam, Maddie, Jesse, and Fi just as much… My guy can’t get enough of Sam Axe (he’s a big Evil Dead fan).

Followed immediately by Suits

Even though this would NEVER happen in “real” life… someone without a law degree working as an associate at a major law firm… when the managing partner knows his secret… but it’s great TV!



Common Law

Wes and Travis are really growing on me, especially when they role play…. and my guy laughs his rear off in every episode.


Late Friday night and continuing through Sunday, we cram a lot more into our weekend television viewing.  Come back next week to see just how insanely long that list is… trust me, it’s long.

And in addition to the list of shows above that are or will soon be on my DVR queue, perhaps my favorite summer obsession starts this Thursday…

Big Brother airs one-hour episodes Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday nights on CBS, PLUS three hours of unedited and live footage every night of the week on Showtime.

Let the good times begin!

Do you watch any of these shows?  Which summer show/s do you absolutely have to find the time to watch?  I’d love to hear from you…

15 Replies to “Tele-Tuesday: Summer Chaos, Part One”

  1. Of all these, we watch True Blood, Falling Skies (love it!), and Franklin and Bash. Don’t you watch Rizzoli and Isles? My husband is watching True Blood off the DVR. There are several episodes on there that I haven’t watched. Why? Because I”m not sure I want to continue watching the train wreck that is True Blood. You know, you don’t WANT to look but you can’t help it. I’m just getting tired of all the pointless sex and over the top gore. It’s getting old. So I’m not sure I want to see it anymore. All I want to do is look at Alcide anyway. LOL

    1. I do watch Rizzoli & Isles, but I had to move it to next week’s post… 🙂

      True Blood does have a lot of pointless sex and “F” bombs, but I can’t look away. It just doesn’t matter. I love the addition of Christopher Meloni this year (Stabler from Law & Order: SVU) and I can’t wait for him to get down and dirty like the rest of the characters.

      AND, I’m so glad this seems to be Sookie and Alcide’s year. I’ve been waiting…

      Thanks for stopping by, Lauralynn!

  2. I beginning to assemble a congregation to sit in mourning at the demise of The Closer. Maybe we can all join hands (virtually) on the last Monday and wish Brenda Leigh and company godspeed. The other shows are on the “There’s Nothing On But Reruns And Crappy Reality Shows” list.

    1. I will join you at the The Closer memorial… we should definitely find out which hashtag the show will be using. Like Chuck, they started a #GoodbyeChuck hashtag and all of the stars were online tweeting with the fans during the finale.

      Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday post… Amber and I chose crime dramas this week and I’ll give you one guess as to which one I’m reviewing. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by, Tom!

  3. Hi Tiffany – You know I like my summer TV. For me, True Blood is one that I almost always watch the same night. I’m a fan of Alcide, but I agree that there’s a lot of excess. I don’t like the Terry Belflour storyline this season. Not like it’s going to stop me from watching.

    I watch about half the shows you have listed here and I really don’t need more. But I keep coming back to see what you’re writing about every week.

  4. I MUST catch up on Necessary Roughness. I could explain my lack of NR watching on my dislike of football (yes, even though I’m born-and-bred Texan). This summer, I’m watching Bones on Netflix, plus Fairly Legal and The Glades. That’s it. I am keeping notes, though, and will likely tune in to The Closer and a couple of others when time permits. Thanks, Tiffany!

  5. I am so sad I won’t get to see the last episodes of The Closer, but TNT doesn’t make them available online unless you already have cable. If I had cable, I wouldn’t need to watch it online. *sigh* And they apparently found my secret site I used to watch them on, because now nothing is getting posted there anymore. 😦 So no Rizzoli & Isles either.

  6. I watch Teen Wolfe, True Blood and Weeds. I am sort of glad this is the last season of Weeds. I haven’t really enjoyed the show since the second season.

    If you like detective shows, it might be worth your while to check out Longmire on A & E. It is based on the Longmire mystery novels by Craig Johnson. We are really enjoying it, and we’re pretty picky. We often veto shows for silliness, and Longmire passes our litmus test.

    1. I don’t know why I stayed away from Longmire… maybe because I already watch SO MUCH TV, but I’ve heard really good things about it. I may have to talk this over with my guy and see if we should look for the past episodes…

      And I’ll agree that Weeds went downhill a bit after the family moved out of Agrestic, but with the move came the growth of Shane. His character might be my favorite now. When he smiles, you know something is WAY off. LOL

      Thanks for stopping by, Catie!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: