So summer is upon is, and with that comes summer TV (or, in my case, summer DVDs). Usually by the end of May, I am worn out from TV. This year is no exception. While it was a strong season overall, a lot of my favorites (30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother, and don’t even get me started on The Office) were not up to snuff. They need to figure out how to return to their former greatness, and I need a break so as to not be bitter.
Still though, a pretty great year for TV, especially for new comedies: Modern Family, Cougar Town (trust me) and Community all proved to have strong freshman seasons, and I’m ready for seconds.
In the meantime, I am working my way through The Wire (currently on season 4, no spoilers, please!) and am also basking in the glory that is Daria.
Yes, Daria. Didn’t you hear? The series was released on DVD. FINALLY. While I haven’t yet bought it (but it will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine) I started watching season 1 and it’s just as great as I remember. Daria is awesome. She was my hero in high school. (Though I always fancied myself more of a Jane, despite not being able to draw a straight line with a ruler.)
If only Doug and You Can’t Do That On Television would be released, my childhood trifecta would be complete.
Not sure what else I will watch this summer. I’ve already tackled a few shows from my New Year’s list – among them, Freaks and Geeks (best show ever), Sons of Anarchy, and the part of The Wire. What next? Maybe Firefly, to complete my Joss Whedon experience? Mad Men? Breaking Bad? Suggestions are welcome – check out my original list and let me know. But before you suggest it, I think I’ll let the Lost fans calm down a bit before I start watching. Sorry, Lost fans. It’s too much expectation right now.
In the mean time, enjoy some Daria. Makes me feel like it’s 1997 again. (Which brings up a good point – is Daria dated? Does loving it officially make me old?)
What about something old school like Mary Tyler Moore or one of the older series that maybe you haven’t seen? Moonlighting is a good one, Twin Peaks, Welcome Back Kotter, even something like Dallas.
Oh, Dark Shadows is an awesome series from way back when. Carol Burnett Show, Twilight Zone, Laugh-In…
When in doubt, a healthy series run of Facts of Life can never do you wrong. 🙂
Hmm, I just gave myself some ideas.
Oh and Daria is awesome. Let nobody tell you different.
My vote is for Mad Men… also I still am making my way through Weeds. The first 4 seasons are pretty good.