It’s no secret that I am a TV addict. Since I was little, my family used to call me the walking TV guide. Every Sunday, I would devour the TV Guide (remember those?!) that came with our paper, reading it from cover cover. For the following week, I would be able to recite verbatim what time and channel any given show comes on. Now you understand why I got that nickname!
Of course, there was a hiatus of this during the summer. However, now many TV channels are coming out with shows to keep us occupied during the long, hot days of summer.
Alongside White Collar and Royal Pains, here are my favorite summer TV shows.
Suits, airs on Thursday 10 PM USA Network
Suits is a new show on the USA Network that adds a twist to the usual lawyer shows. The characters are great (especially the
bromance between the two main characters) and the dialogue is fast and witty.
The Lying Game, airs on Monday 9 PM on ABC Family
The Lying Game is only two episodes in on ABC Family, but I was hooked after the pilot. The show is about two twin sisters who were
separated at birth, now reunited, and searching for their birth parents. (Fun fact: both twins are played by the same actress, Alexandra Chando, who looks like she is Nina Dobrev, of the Vampire Diaries’ doppleganger.) One twin lives in a rich neighborhood, while the other has been bouncing around from foster home to foster home. It features great clothing, ridiculously rich people, and a good-looking cast..basically my kryptonite. The plot is still slowly developing, but I am intrigued to find out what it is.
Pretty Little Liars, airs on Tuesday 8 PM on ABC Family.
This show has been my guilty pleasure since it premiered last summer. The premise is simple: the leader in a group of friends is suddenly murdered. The four friends begin receiving text messages from an anonymous ‘A’ who knows everything the dead friend knew. The girls are determined to find out who ‘A’ is, as s/he keeps blackmailing them and putting their life in danger.
The show is great replacement for when Gossip Girl is off the air in the summer. However, we are now two seasons in (the summer finale airs tomorrow) and nowhere near finding out who ‘A’ is. I’m getting a little impatient here! Sidenote: for those of you have that read the books or skimmed their summary on Wikipeda like me, don’t worry..the ‘A’ on the show is completely different than the books!
What are some of your favorite summer shows?