I know it’s summer when these shows are popping up and I’m more excited about watching my shows in my backyard than just wrapped up on the couch. Here’s my list of shows that I absolutely much watch and cannot miss. I am not me without these to help make me feel better after a long day of work or a long day of just being me. Either way, tv is one of my favorite pick me ups.
I never really watched Mad Men and I would always here people talk about it or ads in magazines and pro mos. My friend was into the show and said I should watch it. I kinda trust him with these kinds of thing so I was like ok. Plus it was instant on Netflix. I had Mad Men marathon for the next two, three week catching up on all the episodes. I was totally hooked. John Hamm as Don Draper the hottest philanderer there is. I think I could totally forgive him for all wandering ways. Besides him being dreamboat city with a sexy deep voice, the girls of the show are nothing to laugh at. Christina Hendricks as Joanie is def one of my favorite characters. Elizabeth Moss as the once shy Peggy now driving her way through the advertising business. And of course the Jessica Pare recently joining the cast as Megan Draper, changing the whole show, and I must say not for the worst. I am def excited for this new season and so far have yet to be disappointed. I am def looking forward to what happen this season, especially to ever enigmatic Sally Draper. I have nothing bad to say about this show expect that there’s no old fashion that pops outta tv when you watch it.
Games of Thrones:
I never read the books or anything so I’m totally not a hipster about reading the books first and then watching the show. I somehow heard about it and just decided I was gunna watch and someone told me it was good or something. Either way, I watched the first episode and was completely hooked. I think this is one of the few shows that when it ends, I’m like wtf that wasn’t 50 mins of my life! Def a good show when I don’t realize it is supposed to end and not just continue on forever. What is not to love about this show? Ya got dragons, boobs, John Snow, Khaleesi, Khaleesi naked, white walkers, wolves, back stabbing, magic, revenge, sociopathic lil kings, accents, war, and of course, winter is coming. So jump on this band wagon and I assure you, you won’t want to get off.
So who’s ready for the 5th season of Nurse Jackie? I know I am. This is why I miss having Showtime. It was just a new series and I just decided to watch and BAM! Hooked! I love me some Edie Falco in this shit. Basically about a nurse addicted to prescription drugs and hiding it from everyone. She is one of the most kick ass nurses I’ve seen on tv and if there was anyone I would trust with my life, it would be nurse Jackie. Sucha New Yorker in that she’s in your face, doesn’t care what you think, and she is still going to get the job done. At the end of the day, she’s about saving lives and trying to save her own. You don’t have to be a nurse to love this show, just halfway alive. And if anything, Zoey, Thor, Dr. O’Hara, and the rest of the staff at All Saints will bring you back to life, or leave you in stitches.
The Big C: Hereafter:
Same goes for this as Nurse Jackie, just a new show on Showtime and decided to watch. Plus who doesn’t love Laura Linney and Oliver Platt? Basically a suburban mom who lived a normal, safe life, has it all shaken up when she is diagnosed with cancer. She stopped living by the rules she set in place for herself and decided to do what I guess we all wait to do: live. Sometimes things don’t go the way you want when your new lease on life is mostly YOLO, but it is never from a lack of trying. I love Gabourey Sidibe on this show. I’m just happy that they realize that big girls can act too. (Just not me, I totally can’t.) There were a few episodes that I can barely dry my eyes and others were I totally get Cathy. Again, don’t need cancer to love the shit outta this show, just half a sense of humor to love the things that come out of the dark. I totally can’t wait to see what antics Cathy is going to be up to this season. The last we saw her, she jumped in the ocean and swam after a boat to go hang with a guy she couldn’t even speak english with. This is the last season and will miss me some Cathy Jamison.
Saw all the commercials and decided to watch it and give it a chance. That decision, I did not regret. Sure it’s an MTV show but one of the good ones, and surprisingly so. Everyone I know is hooked on this show and finally something I approve of. This show is def that, awkward. But this show will make you wish your high school years were really this awkward, or that fun. Even though Jenna and Mattie had some struggles with getting their relationship started, they are finally in a place were I can breathe easy, or so I hope. This new season promises a lotta changes and I am hoping against hope none of these are a change of Mattie and Jenna. Otherwise I’m gunna break out all leave-Britney-alone guy, and just shout at my tv screen: “Just leave Jenna and Mattie alone!” I promise you, I will do it. Changes I do like are Tamara’s haircut looking extra smooth, and Ming finally learning Mandarin to get some edge over the Asian Mafia. Things I totally hope won’t change are their VP Val excruciatingly funny dry wit, Sadie’s razor sharp bitchy comebacks, and her moms crazy antics. Watch this show! You’ll love it, I promise. You’re welcome.
Real World: Portland:
Yes, I know it’s the Real World. Who still watches this right? Well I fucking do. =D I treat it the same way I treat The Bad Girls Club. I just start watching it and after awhile if I fall off the show, I know it’s wack. But sometimes there’s a good cast and I did watch The Real World: St. Thomas. I really liked that season and also Rob was soooooo fucking hot. Dream guy! Anyway, this season def looks cray especially after the edition of Nia to the group. I can’t wait to see what this group has in store for the rest of my summer. Some people are def getting on my nerves already, and others seem like real chill ass people. I always wanted to be on The Real World but then I got fat. I don’t think they allow fat people on this show, I have yet to see one. I just think it would be a really cool ass experience to chill with random diff people from diff places in a tricked out house in a diff place. For me, the place better be real fuckin exotic.
Girl Code is the sister show to Guy Code, another show which I absolutely LOVE. This first episode def hit out the park. For all those guys that say girls can’t be comedians, never met a girl, or at least these girls. Guys of Guy Code better be on their toes because this first episode was beyond hilarious. Lets hope they didn’t use all their best material in the first episode. But I have total faith in the Girl Code girls, because that’s girl code, stick with your girls. At least, I think so. We shall in future episodes. It also features dudes from Guy Code like Chris Distefano. And who could really get mad at seeing some more Chris? Girl Code.
Yes, yes I know… ANOTHER MTV show. I was skeptical of this show at first. Like are you serious? Making my Top 10 Things I’m A Hipster About kick in. But one day it was on and decided to watch some of it. Then I thought, this is silly, I have no clue what’s going on, so lets watch from the first episode. One thing I’m def glad I did. This show is fucking cray!!!! First season was hooked, second season was madness! PURE MADNESS! I was like woah, def wanna be on this writing team. I am so impressed with this show and Awkward, MTV. Needless to say, I really can’t wait for this new season to start and the cray cray craziness to continue on. Plus, hotd guys with their shirts off.
Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta:
I know I know, this show is super ratchet, but that’s the best part! I never watched it and didn’t know half the debotury that was going on until I went to my cousin’s house and she opened my eyes to pure chaos. Everyone and their mother was watching this show but me, and I mean it, even my mother was watching this show and knew more about what was going on than me. This new season looks absolutely CRAY. From Joseline’s stripper Barbie outfits, to K. Michelle’s louder than life attitude. Idk what there isn’t to love about this show. Steve J’s rat faces and stalkerish attitude, Lil’ Scrappy puttin paws on people, the queen plotting away with Shay saying change is coming like winter is coming. Oh boy, I bet Winterfell never had to deal with this. Def can’t wait to see all the crazy antics these people get into. Don’t you just love to laugh? This show will def put a smile on your face and let you rest better because you def will laugh your ass off. Or make you wanna get ass injections.
Soooo, I heard about Breaking Bad but never really gave it much thought. But I was running low on things to watch on Netflix and they always suggest these show and I’m usually like ehhhhhhh…… But the friend who’s pretty reliable source on what’s good shit and what’s bad shit, told me basically: “bitch, you better watch this show.” So I did and can you say Netlfix Marathon Part 2? Walter White def practices in the idea of YOLO when the words cancer are being thrown at ya, so why not just make the purest form of meth and make mad fucking money? And in the process become super fucking scary and totally bad ass? Yeah, sure I’m in Walt. As a viewer, I totally feel like Jesse Pinkman in this Stockholm syndrome type relationship, were I totally wanna leave because I can’t take it anymore but I can’t because you can never walk away from characters like these. I just hope that Jesse and Skyler help each other get outta their situation. I, on the other hand, am not sure if I really want help. Reel me in Walter White! I am def excited for this new season especially since we left the last epi with a double oh shit. Last season but glad to have known this incredible series. I def would have love to be on the writing crew.
Yes, I know, last season a total fucking drag and literally left us hanging until the very last episode where everyone was like wtf? No, need more now! I’m just happy Tara stopped her bitching about vamps cuz she is one and finally looks decent. I swear this girl had the worst wardrobe on that show. But now we have Billith lol wtf Bill??? And I am kinda missing Bill flying to a room and going: “Sookie.” But I did like Sookie and Eric, especially Baby Eric omg can this guy get any hotter? Apparently. I hope since we got all 16 appetizers outta of the way last season, we can fucking finally get to the main course this season. And I love the shit outta Pam, that bitch def knows how to make me laugh. So happy she got her face back. We also left Jason kinda cray cray, can we please get that fixed? I really don’t want him killing Eric or Billith. Sam and Luna forever! lol Lafayette, oh Lafayette, what isn’t there to love? He’s def first in making me crack up to pieces, and then Pam. But what I really wanna know is, how is Andy Bellefleur gunna handle all them babies? Waiting truly does suck.
Love Louis C.K. His self deprecating humor is something I can totally relate to. And I’m wondering why at 22, I’m having some similar experiences of a 45 year old man? Not the whole divorce thing, just whole being sad, fat, and lonely part. Anyway, always watched this show in bits in pieces and decided to really watch the series from the beginning, and I loved it even more. I especially love the two lil girls that play his daughter, they are so adorable. I just love the random antics he gets into and everything is so dry, tense, and almost awkward. If there was ever someone I wanted narrate the story of my life and how miserable it is, Louie’s my first choice.
Wilfred! I love this show, fucking hilarious and Elijah Wood never looked better. Omg all I wanna do are the fittings for his super fit wardrobe. I heard about this coming out to America and that it was an Australian show. I, for some reason, felt like I had seen it before but never had. Idk I just really thought I recognized this whole guy in the dog suit thing but maybe I dreamed that or something. I found the first season on IFC and totally loved it. I love when Wilfred goes up to the birds: “Come here, I just wanna tell you a secret.” And the proceeds to try and eat them. Fucking hilarious because I really hope that’s what dogs think in their head. The Australian version is more relaxed and is not as complex as the American version. I love both versions and really wish Australian shows would make their way to America because I have yet to see the next seasons of the Australian version. I am so glad Elijah Wood is doing this show, Jason Gann is just a crazy genius and I love that he’s completely engrossed creatively in both shows. The show is nothing without him. This is the perfect night cap to all my summer shows.
Hope you found this somewhat useful when you have nothing to do and need something to take your mind off the upcoming endless nights of pure heat.