Summertime is typically a down season for TV shows. You get the cable series that come back over the summer but if you don't have that cable channel, you have to wait. You get some reality shows that pop up but that's not everyone's cup of tea.
Here are some things I've enjoyed this summer:
Amish on Break I just happened to flip past this documentary recently and was fascinated. Recorded it so I could watch it all. When I first went to Pennsylvania to meet my dad's family, I learned about the Amish people there. Visiting Amish country was a big deal to me- I was fascinated by the simplicity of their lives and very attracted to the lack of violence or struggle. Watching this documentary was really interesting since it was such a rare treat to be exposed to the Amish view of the world. This isn't some "Amish gone wild on Rumspringa" show. This is a well done documentary that really shows a unique perspective.
Big Brother I've watched every season. I'm probably a little embarassed about that. I liked the first season best- but I understand that the show being more competitive makes for better ratings. But there is something fun about loving Jeff and Jordan and hating Brendan and Rachel.
Master Chef and Hell's Kitchen One thing I like about these shows is that I can just catch them here and there or just watch a few minutes for entertainment and then just move on.
The Glee Project I am soooo hooked on this show. Ryan Murphy is a genious. He has a hit show during the regular season and found a way to continue to feed the Glee junkies over the summer. It's a reality show with very talented and unique kids trying to win a role on Glee. It's every theatre kids' biggest dream come true!
I've also recenlty discovered the joy of Hub. Hub shows all the stuff I loved as a kid. My kids started watching Thundercats this weekend on Hub. Last night, I took great comfort watching Family Ties. They show other greats like Jem and the Holograms, Fraggle Rock, Transformers, Wonder Years, Doogie Howser, Happy Days, and more. I love it and hope the schedule grows to include some of my other favorite shows from the Good Old Days.
I'm eager to start watching True Blood but am saving it up. I like watching it all at once. I'm also watching some stuff online like Degrassi.
How about you? What are you watching this summer?