Summer television used to be the dregs of the barrel for the networks. It used to be where you would dump the extra episodes from a bad show or show pilots for failed shows and label them as TV movies. Over the years, networks then added reality shows to the mix. This has proved to be my downfall. I love trashy reality competitions and the summer has one of the best and trashiest in Big Brother. I have a thing for competitions and games of any kind. Add in swearing, cute people, politicking, and general craziness and you hook me for life. This also applies to any Real World/Road Rules Challenge.
Luckily, summer is no longer just the dregs of the barrel though. Cable networks are now adding first run good shows to their summer lineups, usually splitting seasons into two parts. Breaking Bad’s final season starts this summer and it is one of the best shows on TV.
I plan on watching Pretty Little Liars, Big Brother, The Challenge:Rivals 2 and Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. I have not finished past the second season of Breaking Bad yet, so I will not be catching up until after it is all said and done. What about you, dear readers? Do you plan on watching any summer television? I am always looking for new suggestions.