Today, we weep for the fine folks at Richmond Trinity Hospital.
We have to admit that during the year, we are very hard on shows (it's our job!), but in the summer, there are only a handful of series like Breaking Bad and True Blood that are Emmy-worthy. To get us through these barren months, we've got our reality staples like Big Brother and So You Think You Can Dance, and teen guilty pleasures like Pretty Little Liars and Degrassi, but that's not enough to fill our DVRs. So, we routinely lower our standards to discover some shows that might not be must-see during the regular season, but are tolerated -- and maybe even appreciated -- in the summer television doldrums.
In today's headlines a pretty face means more than any talent.
Aww... bye, My Boys. I promise someday you'll be glad you lost all one thousand of your jobs because of TBS's bungling.
While you can't always give their shows an "A" for quality, you have to give Syfy an "A" for creativity. I'd rather watch a show where Dr. Watson has been injected with vampire blood or Edgar Allan Poe's notebook starts killing people than another show about a dysfunctional family of cops or doctors.
It's summertime, so we've happily lowered our standards in regard to what we'll watch on television. But there is low and then there are shows that we're more than a little bit ashamed to admit that we not only watch... but actually enjoy. On occasion we discover shows like Pretty Little Liars, which we think we're going to have to DVR in secret but that then turn out to be genuinely well done. Or shows like True Blood, which is basically sexy vampire porn, but are OK because all our friends watch, too. But the rest of them... well, they wind up on our don't ask, don't tell list. But if you watched them as well, we'd feel a whole lot better about it. Here's our top (or bottom) ten:
Fox hogs the news today with the good (pseudo-Arrested Development reunion!), the bad (Octomom special), the overdone (another cop show?!) and some other stuff, too. Gossip Girl launches its new "WTF?" ad campaign, and Paula Abdul continues to be tossed around like the oh-so-desired commodity she is.