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NoVaVTFan
05-16-2008, 09:31 AM
I was thinking about summer television shows last night (I'm a bit sad that my favorite spring shows are all ending this week and next). I don't watch a lot of planned television shows now anyways (mostly House, ****'s Kitchen and The Office) and I definitely watch less tv in the summer, but there are still a couple of planned shows I watch during the summer months. I will definitely be watching So You Think You Can Dance which starts next week - I feel like that show compared to American Idol shows true talent - most of the people who are on it can dance their butts off, while I feel that some of the people who make it into the top 20 on American Idol really can't sing at all and are just there for looks or goofy personality. I will also be watching Last Comic Standing again - love that show.

I try to catch my reality shows whenever I can - What Not to Wear, Property Ladder, Flip This House - but that's whenever I actually have time to sit down and see what's on.

What are you going to be watching this summer? Are there any shows that you love to watch during the summer months even though we all know we should be enjoying the outdoors? (I personally prefer heing inside with my air conditioning during the summer months when it's 100 degrees and humid).


lupin
05-16-2008, 09:42 AM
helloooo
do you live in america? most your shows are the same as the UK
e.g the office, hells kitchen, property ladder, what not to wear, used to have pop idol 5 years agoish and a dancing programme with stars.
I lurve the office, I prefer the english one but the american one still makes me laugh

When big brother starts in the UK you know its summer, and x-factor starts sometime during summer so that it ends a couple of weeks before christmas so they can try and get christmas no.1.

Ahhhh summer, it came last week, now its cold and raining again grrrr

Stardutchess
05-16-2008, 09:49 AM
I am a complete Big Brother addict. I just hate that the show is such a commitment, 3 nights a week is a lot.
I find that during the summer I get to catch up on some of the tv I missed. So I guess I'm a rerun junkie.


Tomato
05-16-2008, 10:04 AM
Pretty much the only non-HGTV shows that I watch are ER and Grey's Anatomy - wait, I forgot that after this winter, I am also addicted to The Biggest Loser - and I am always miffed that there is nothing the whole summer.
Otherwise, I watch lots of shows on the HGTV Channel though lately I hardly have any time for TV. I also watch What Not To Wear.

Clydegirl
05-16-2008, 10:28 AM
Summer is Big Brother time.

I hope they have better houseguests this time around. I did not enjoy this last season.

Also I watch every baseball game I can.

Hat Trick
05-16-2008, 10:45 AM
I don't have many 'must see' shows as it is (Friday Night Lights, Big Bang Theory, Survivor (this was a great season except that Parvati won!), House, Lost, ER and Heroes). Oh, maybe 7 is alot! :) I used to watch Desp. Housewives, Bros and Sis and Grey's but ever since the writers strike I just don't care about them. Taped DH a few wks back and everytime I try and watch it I fall asleep! So I just bagged them. I just started watching The Office and find it hilarious. My daughter and I are doing Alias (we're nearly done season 4) and The X-Files (in season 6). We're trying to get the Files done b/4 the new movie comes out at the end of July.

I actually like that there's nothing on TV during the summer. Oh I know they try to put shows on but I feel they are mostly crap. 'Course, I feel that way about alot of the shows that are on during the regular season! :D I'm miffed that they put on shows like Deal or No Deal (helloooo? no functioning brain is necessary for this stupid show) but cancel gems like Jericho. :mad: I do like HGTV and shows like Property Ladder, Flip This House, and gardening shows but don't make a specific effort to catch them, just whenever I happen to see them.

Stardutchess
05-16-2008, 10:52 AM
Oh yeah I forgot to mention I am completely addicted to wedding shows. My new favorite is My Big Redneck Wedding on the country channel. Although that show is really meant to poke fun at the couples getting married.

Freem06
05-16-2008, 10:53 AM
I watch the next food network star, and The Closer.

Mrs Snark
05-16-2008, 11:03 AM
The Closer, Saving Grace, and Burn Notice are my summertime favorites. I've been dying waiting for The Closer to come back!

November2007
05-16-2008, 11:16 AM
I have to say that I am looking forward to So You Think You Can Dance. I don't really care for it much until they get to the top people, then I am all into it. Other than that, not much...I wait with great anticipation for the new season of Heros and Prison Break....then I have old short standbys, Antiques Roadshow, Jeopardy and anything on HGTV.

Shopaholic1204
05-16-2008, 12:32 PM
I'm really looking forward to So You Think You Can Dance!!! It's seriously addicting!!! I love that show so much. I also can't wait for the 2nd season of Army Wives..and this other show on USA called, In Plain Sight. As well as Monk & Psych. And of course American Gladiators, lol. Dh & I used to watch that show when we were little, lol..so we love it now.

Other than that, I'm not sure what else comes on in the summer, lol. I'm still watching ****'s Kitchen, and Farmer Wants a Wife (ya I know, I'm totally lame..but the show is so corny, lol).

Pixiesue
05-16-2008, 10:53 PM
i tend to not watch much Tv in summer cause I like to be outside but I do like Big Brother and survivor

iamgugma
05-16-2008, 11:08 PM
big brother also keeps me busy this summer. . i like the last season better. . i also watch American idol! i hope David stays. .

Shopaholic1204
05-17-2008, 12:46 AM
Oh ya...I really wanna watch that High School Musical show on ABC. I dunno when it starts though, lol.

lupin
05-17-2008, 10:38 AM
I am a complete Big Brother addict. I just hate that the show is such a commitment, 3 nights a week is a lot.
I find that during the summer I get to catch up on some of the tv I missed. So I guess I'm a rerun junkie.

Its on every night over here for an hour, except the eviction night which drags out for an hour show, then a break then the 30 mins results show I think.

I love it though :D

branflake
06-09-2008, 03:11 AM
helloooo
do you live in america? most your shows are the same as the UK


Yay! Someone I can ask. :) People generously upload UK shows and currently I know they are off but I was wondering if you had any idea when Inbetweeners, Shameless and Skins are coming back on?? Can't wait.

I give up on American tv. They cancel all of the good shows after the first or second season. Such teases. :cry:

Shopaholic1204
06-09-2008, 03:16 AM
Thats because some shows have such bad ratings.

branflake
06-09-2008, 03:22 AM
Thats because some shows have such bad ratings.

It's because this country LOVES reality tv. I can't stand it. I remember when they replaced a show I loved before the first season was over with I believe, Bridezillas?! Who in their right mind would give *****y women 5 minutes of fame? Ugh. Now apparently they cancelled Men in Trees and October Road so I officially have nothing to watch and nothing is coming that is in the least bit enjoyable. I guess I'll stick to uploaded shows from BBC and Channel 4 in the UK. If it weren't for my son's love of Noggin, I would cancel my service.

Amy8888
06-09-2008, 12:08 PM
Love So You Think You Can Dance! It's pretty amazing to see those people dance. It's better than American Idol I think, and I like that show too. And there's a show on TBS called My Boys, it's very cute and funny.

OnceUponADrive
06-09-2008, 12:14 PM
I'm a big fan of So You Think You Can Dance as well. There is SO much amazing talent on that show.

Razz44
06-09-2008, 04:20 PM
It's because this country LOVES reality tv. I can't stand it. I remember when they replaced a show I loved before the first season was over with I believe, Bridezillas?! Who in their right mind would give *****y women 5 minutes of fame? Ugh. Now apparently they cancelled Men in Trees and October Road so I officially have nothing to watch and nothing is coming that is in the least bit enjoyable. I guess I'll stick to uploaded shows from BBC and Channel 4 in the UK. If it weren't for my son's love of Noggin, I would cancel my service.

I am so mad they canceled October Road!! I want to know who Sam's father is!!



As for my summer TV. During the summer I watch mostly baseball (though thats getting depressing), I'll probably continue to watch the Bachelorette, I like watching the Discovery Health channel, Army Wives, and a new show called Hopkins that I want to check out

modkittn
06-09-2008, 04:50 PM
I saw the first episode of "Fear Itself" and am looking forward to the rest of them :) I don't watch much TV in the summer. I want to finish watching all the Gilmore Girls episodes (from Netflix) though!

Hoopla
06-09-2008, 05:28 PM
I am so mad they canceled October Road!! I want to know who Sam's father is!!

I loved that show, and it was so CORNY! :p

My new favorite summer shows are The Next Food Network Star and Gossip Girl. GG is so dramatic and unrealistic, but for SOME reason I like it! :)

I also watch some of the things on MTV. A lot of those reality shows seem staged!

Amy8888
06-10-2008, 11:28 AM
Modkittn, I had to get the last season of the Gilmore Girls from Netflix because my satellite company didn't carry the CW. That's great summer viewing!

modkittn
06-10-2008, 11:37 AM
Modkittn, I had to get the last season of the Gilmore Girls from Netflix because my satellite company didn't carry the CW. That's great summer viewing!

They actually play an episode every day on ABC family. They played them all up until the last season and then started with season 1 again... what?!?!?!! :) So I need to know what happened!

I don't like reality shows at all. I barely watch anything in the summer anyway, I'm usually outside :)

Amy8888
06-10-2008, 04:19 PM
They actually play an episode every day on ABC family. They played them all up until the last season and then started with season 1 again... what?!?!?!! :) So I need to know what happened!


Oh trust me, I know. :mad: I was Tivo'ing the entire show from beginning to end hoping that by the time they got to the end of the (6th?) season it would start with the 7th immediately. When it didn't I signed up for Netflix just to get the DVDs. I wonder if the CW isn't allowing the rights to it (the first 6 seasons were with the WB).

Darby1
06-10-2008, 07:06 PM
I love My Boys on TBS. That starts on Thursday and I'm excited. I don't watch too many reality shows, but there's one starting later this month called the Baby Borrowers that I want to see!

Amy8888
06-11-2008, 07:16 PM
Oh yeah, Baby Borrowers! That looks like such a train wreck, I can't wait! I have actually been a little obsessed with that since I saw ads for it back in March or something, but the show was never aired.