Well, it's that time of year when the chill has left air, Jack Bauer has made it through his next 24 hours, Flowers are blooming, Christina makes a mistake and George has a decision, School is almost over, We found out who Survived for the million, Everyone is starting to grill out, and The newest Idol has been decided.
Yes boys and girls, the Summer T.V. season has begun. For people who like their television this means long months of...well...pretty much nadda. zip. zilch.
Except this year! Finally the networks have realized that mommies do have a chance to sit down in the evenings and would like some entertainment after the kids hit the hay.
On top of that, they have decided to feed my 'reality t.v.' tooth with some very interesting shows! I thought I would share with you the top shows I'm watching this summer.
1. The Lot
This is a 'reality show' where wanna be hopeful movie directors are given challenges, tasks and missions to prove that they have what it takes to win a million dollar movie deal and a job at Dreamworks Studio!!
So far I have found it to be fun, interesting, and a great sparking tool for my creativity. Prince Charming and I are constantly pausing to discuss our ideas and what would have worked better. And some of the things these 'directors' come up with is amazing, terrifying or just plain amusing. I am very excited and happy with this show so far!
2. So You think You can Dance
I am a HUGE fan of this show. HUGE. I watched it religiously last year and just adored the performers (YEY BENJI!!).
So you Think you can Dance is by the producers of American Idol and is very similar in format. Instead of belting out notes, these guys have 24 hours to learn a dance routine and dazzle the judges so they aren't sent packing. Half the fun in this show is watching those who try out and seeing who knows how to shake it and who just shouldn't.
The judges are nicer than A.I. for the most part (Although, Nigel, come on. There is no reason to be such an ass. They suck. Send them home. Don't ruin their lives over it. It's bad enough being rejected. Mary: PLEASE.DONT.LAUGH. It's annoying and grates.)
The dance talent is unreal and totally amazing. Watch it and love it (oh, check back towards the end so I can tell you who to vote for..hehee).
3. Hells Kitchen
Gordon Ramsey is back! There is nothing soft, sweet or even a little friendly about this show. Ramsey expects above perfection. If you can't handle the fire...get out of his kitchen.
This show is not for the light of heart or those offended by mean spirited temper. Although Ramsey has shown his more humane and friendly side on his BBC America show, The F Word, previews for Hell's Kitchen are showing this to be his meanest season yet. I don't know how to explain it, but this is one kind of drama I enjoy watching.
4. Pirate Masters
This show has yet to air, and I am having some high hopes for it. Same people who brought us Survivor, thought up Pirate Masters.
The idea is:
16 modern day pirates embark on a high-sea adventure around the caribean island of Dominican in search of hidden treasure that will total $1 Million. Only one pirate will win the booty and claim the title of 'Pirate Master'
The previews show the characters to be a bit annoying, a trait that the producers seem to carry over from recent Survivor casting. That is a bit disappointing, but overall I have high hopes for the show.
Check these out and have some fun this summer, and if you have any 'must see' summer shows..Please let me know in the comments!