TV Gal Is Tuckered Out
I live for this stuff and I'm beginning to wonder if there's such a thing as too much TV. (A blasphemous statement. Let's all pretend like I never said that.) It used to be that summer was a time to rest and rejuvenate. But now the former lazy, hazy days are just as busy as the rest of the year. I've been frantically watching the new fall shows (alas, there are very few favorites so far with "Samantha Who?" taking the early lead as best new fall show), watching all the new summer shows (I looooove FX's "Damages." It's the first show is a long time I was still thinking about days later. I'll have a full review next week) and trying to keep up with all my favorite summer shows.
So first let's talk about the new shows premiering this week:
And now let's turn our attention to three of my favorite existing summer shows:
After you watch "Mad Men" and "The Kill Point," write me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you think. I would also love to know what you think of how "Entourage," "Rescue Me" and "The Closer" are doing these days.
Quotes of the Week
"I can't sweep this under the rug just because you're my favorite." Brenda to Sgt. David Gabriel on "The Closer."
"I'm Detective Cagney. This is Detective Lacey." Michael on "Burn Notice." Thanks to Tiffany for the quote.
"Ok, Veronica Mars. I miss home." Paige to Alex on "Degrassi: The Next Generation." Thanks to DJ for the quote.
"Lloyd, I see dead people. Why?" Ari to Lloyd before he meets M. Night Shyamalan on "Entourage." Thanks to Barry for the quote
Where Have I Seen Them Before?
Jonathan Adams, Dr. Daniel Goodman on "Bones" and Henry Walker on "American Dreams," was Randall Williams, the father of the missing girl, on "The Closer."
Rob and Kathie recognized Kevin Tighe, Locke's evil dad on "Lost," as the politician on "The 4400."
DJ recognized Lisa Rinna as Drama's former crush on "Entourage." Rinna, of course, was on "Dancing with the Stars," Billie on "Days of Our Lives" and Logan's dear departed mom Lynn Echolls on "Veronica Mars."
By Popular Demand
I promised many readers that I would mention the campaign to get "The Dresden Files" renewed for a second season. Got to http://www.dresdenfiles.org/petition to learn more about their campaign.
Highlights of the Week Ahead
All times listed are Eastern Time for July 16 to 22
Ever Carradine, who I totally have in my "she needs to be back on TV file," guest starred in this "Men in Trees" episode from October (Thursday, ABC, 10 p.m.).
Well, long ago I stopped trying to predict the Emmy nominations. I've also stopped believing that this year will be the year things will be different and my favorite beloved shows will be recognized. I'm not defeated. I consider myself realistic. So I'll be tuning in Thursday morning to hear Kyra Sedgwick and Jon Cryer announce the nominations live on E! at 8:30 a.m. And, of course, I'll still be rooting for "Friday Night Lights," "Brothers & Sisters" and "Veronica Mars." I'll hope that Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Matthew Rhys and Dave Annable hear their names called. But this isn't my first time at this dance. I know my favorites might be ignored. I'll be talking all about the nominations next week.
Well that's all for today. I'm off to the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Beverly Hills. Next week I'll have all the gossip that's fit to print, thoughts on the Emmy nominations, plus a review of FX's new drama "Damages" and TNT's new drama "Saving Grace." Have a question, seen a familiar face or want to nominate a quote of the week. Write me at email@example.com.