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Summer TV Wrap Up

As summer winds down, so do our favorite TV shows. Here is a quick wrap up of how I spent my summer:

Necessary Roughness
I was a little skeptical of Necessary Roughness when it first started, but immediately fell in love with the characters and story. The show begins with the demise of Dr. Dani Santino’s marriage and continues on a crazy path throughout the season for the doc: she deals with her two upset children, takes on a new job as therapist for the local professional football team, and must learn to handle the single life. We’re introduced to Dani’s cheating ex-husband, best friend, new patients and a couple of potential love interests along the way. With two episodes left, it should be interesting to see what develops. Will Dani and Matt finally get together? (that kiss!) Will T.K. get back on track? Will Ray stay out of the picture?

This summer our favorite entourage said goodbye. Mark Wahlberg and the rest of the Entourage crew had a lot of making up to do this season after last year’s downfall. I know people that refused to even watch the final episodes after the disaster we witnessed previously. But luckily, Entourage picked up the pieces. For some characters it took all season, while others met their fates earlier on. Turtle gets his restaurant, Johnny gets a hit TV show and new movie deal, Eric finds out he and Sloan are having a baby and rekindle their romance, Ari and Mrs. Ari (Melissa!) move forward as husband and wife, and Vince, well, he’s Vince, riding off into the sunset with his boys (and new fiancé!) in tow. It was a great ride, entertaining eight years, and I sure will miss my favorite boys from Queens. That is of course, until the movie.

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Courtroom Comedy

When I heard Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer were teaming up for a new TV show, I was ecstatic and couldn’t wait to watch. I’ve followed both of their careers since the beginning – with Mark-Paul on Saved by the Bell and Breckin in Clueless. Since then, their careers have been on a similar path, starring in popular TV shows or movies, none of which were big hits, but they weren’t disappointments either. And now their careers have intertwined, starring together on Franklin & Bash.

Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are best friends and partners at a law firm; they live together, hang out all the time, etc. They are just the latest bromance to grace our TV screens, but they do it so well. The actors have fantastic chemistry that’s hard to come by. Their banter is funny and real, and adds so much to the show.

Besides the legal drama, Franklin & Bash is a realistic take on friendship and growing up. They may be womanizers, heavy drinkers and a little outrageous at times, but they make it work. Plus their quirky sidekicks add just the right amount of oddball to balance the characters out. This is not your typical cop/lawyer/doctor show. From the hot tub parties to the crazy courtroom antics to taking down the wall separating their offices, I think we’re in for a real treat.

In the first episode we see Franklin & Bash win a high profile case, which leads them to positions at a big-time law firm. Hesitant at first, they eventually say yes as long as their team can come with. Once there, they make plenty of enemies because of their crazy style. Some say they are unprofessional, some say they can’t hack it, but Franklin & Bash want to prove the haters wrong. And I think they will.

I for one can’t wait to see what’s next. Watch with me tonight. Brand new episodes air Wednesdays  at 9 pm EST on TNT.

It’s a sad, sad day

As an avid TV watcher, one of my most prized possessions is my cable box – it stores all of my regularly scheduled shows on the DVR, allows me to watch my favorite episodes (and movies) over and over again On Demand, and up until now, has never let me down.  As of Tuesday, June 7, my cable box died; it breathed its last breath; it’s officially dunzo.

Even worse, the “new” cable box I received was defective. It’s like the TV Gods are trying to play a cruel trick on me. Guess who’s not laughing…

I know this sounds ridiculous, but I don’t know what to do with myself after work. My room is filled with the quiet void of nothingness. At work I’m on the outside of the entertaining lunch convos discussing what happened on Franklin & Bash the night before. I don’t get to enjoy re-runs of Glee season 2 in preparation for New Directions’ arrival in DC. And I missed the Real World Vegas Reunion last night (yes, I still watch after all these years).

On the other hand, I get to do really fun things like laundry and reading books and walking my monstrous (but adorable) puppy in the 95 degree heat. Of course, by fun, I mean boring, awful, miserable, etc. These things tend to fall to the bottom of the list.

But I have a plan. A catch-up schedule if you will for when that lovely new box arrives.





9:00 AM

Love Bites Rookie Blue

3:00 PM

Rookie Blue Friday Night Lights

4:00 PM

Gossip Girl Friday Night Lights

5:00 PM

Gossip Girl Friday Night Lights

6:00 PM

Gossip Girl

9:00 PM

Franklin & Bash

10:00 PM

Franklin & Bash

11:00 PM

Love Bites

12:00 AM


Keep in mind the above plan requires having little to no life this weekend.

Aggressive? Very. Doable? Absolutely! Likely? Ehh…