Trying out some summer TV: new and old.

The Bridge – sorry, Chief Tyrol, but this show isn’t good enough to keep watching. Too many corruption plotlines even for a two-hour episode. Choppy editing, bad dialogue.

The Glades – The character is a bit too arrogantly “I am so funny” for me. And I thought it was a little bizarre how many times he went back to the crime scene and found yet another clue. Don’t they have forensics down there? Wouldn’t that stuff have all already been catalogued and filed into evidence?

Rizzoli & Isles – Actually really good. Tightly plotted, well acted, nice chemistry between a bunch of the characters, not just the main two. Thumbs up. (Bonus = creepy backstory scars.)

Haven – Not great but definitely watchable. Like a less goofy/funny Warehouse 13. Plus several good-lookin’ boys. So there’s that.
The Choir – I liked it enough to keep watching, but not totally into it. But then I NEVER watch those reality shows y’all love. So maybe it’s just that it’s not my genre. The little Kenyan boy, Enoch (sp?), is not only so insanely adorable but dang, he may have the best voice in the choir. And I do love both the enthusiasm of the director dude and the fact that he’s young and actually able to do himself what he’s asking of others. Which is most certainly NOT the case on some of the reality shows I’ve seen an episode of here or there.
Also watching:

Lie to Me – It’s similar to House in that it all really falls on whether you can tolerate the main character but it’s different than house in that a) the main character isn’t such a train wreck and b) the storylines each week differ a LOT more than the ones on House do.
The Good Wife – I find myself a little taken aback by how much older Julianna Marguilies looks. I guess I just remember her in the Clooney ER days and haven’t seen her do that much between. It’s OK. I have only seen scattered episodes though. (Chawne, if you’re reading this, in another celebrity shoutout, I’ve actually played softball with [against] Chris Noth.)

Warehouse 13 – I thought the first ep was a little bizarre, didn’t really have the same tone as last year’s show to me. But I liked the second one better and you know I’m a) a big Eddie McClintock fan and b) a fan of any show with a purple-suited superhero. Come on now!
Burn Notice – The failing of this show this season for me is that they just never follow up on the Fiona/Michael relationship. The past two seasons were huge steps in him admitting he loves her, him being able to show it… and now every week maybe one tiny moment of flirting and that’s it?!? COME ON PEOPLE. I need my virtual relationships to actually BE relationships. Throw me a frakking bone, here.

Friday Night Lights – This show will never be what it was to me in season 1. But there are several quality storylines going on and it’s STILL some of the best truly real-life emotions (not TV emotions) acting there is out there.

Eagerly awaiting:

Dark Blue returns August 4. It’s not the greatest cop show but it’s all dirty and dark and sometimes that’s what you’re looking for.

Season 3 of Sons of Anarchy starts on Tuesday, September 7 and I’ll be jumping out of my skin by that time waiting for its return. I’ve already rewatched both seasons 1 and 2 this summer (as well as all 4 seasons of BSG. Hey, I had the month of May off!!) and I just can’t wait to see what happens next even as there’s some stuff I’m just sooo worried about MIGHT happen!!

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