'Rescue Me': Are you watching? Let me tell you why you must

Denisleary With "True Blood," "Nurse Jackie," "Weeds," "My Life on the D-List," etc., summer TV is really very solid right now, but I feel like "Rescue Me" -- easily one of the best shows on television at any time of the year -- isn't getting enough love. And, at the moment, it's in the middle of one of the greatest seasons of the series so far.

Are you watching?

If not, allow me tell you why you should. As I mentioned in Zap2it's Supersized Emmy feature last month, "Rescue Me" is a dramedy in which guys talk like guys really do. The stuff that comes out of their mouths may not be politically correct or appropriate, but its damn funny. The unapologetic humor, coupled with real issues -- alcoholism, grief, the aftermath of 9/11 -- makes "Rescue Me" television's unsung hero.

Also, as I said, it's really funny.

Tonight, a brand new episode will air on FX and this is as good a time as any to jump in. FX is really good about giving viewers a comprehensive "Previously on..." at the top of the hour and it's not hard to figure out what's going down.

For those who have been watching all along, some great stuff on tap tonight. The hazing of Damien begins as he graduates from Probie school to become 62 Truck's newest bitch. Tommy continues to cavort with both Sheila and Janet, though neither of them trust him enough to show him any real affection. Sean gets released from the hospital, cancer-free. And one of our boys beats the piss out of a politician... on camera.

Please watch.

Please?