If you follow me on Twitter or listen to the podcast I cohost with my Fangirl BFF Alli called All The Flails (you can find it on iTunes and Podbean), you know very well that I am obsessed with TV. Any time I’m in a so-called reading slump, I pick up a new tv show. I know we all look forward to Fall tv premiers, but there are so many amazing tv shows out this summer that I need to tell you about. I mean, before you go out hiking and camping with all those mosquitoes and humidity and OUTDOORS.
Shows that I cannot stop watching even if you bribed me with delicious coffee:
The Whispers (ABC) starring Lily Rabe, Autumn Reeser, Kristen Connolly, and Milo Ventimiglia (and some kids who are really good at being kinda scary?!?! YEP.)
At first, I thought this show was going to be the kind of show that was just going to be like Supernatural, but having one baddie for the whole season. I was gladly surprised when there was more to the story and that it does involve the government and aliens and science and awesome women. I find myself on the edge of my tv-watching-space throughout the episodes. It’s not a show that takes a lot of time to build things up, but it did take me a few episodes to get into it. Overall, amazing show and I can’t wait for more!
Dark Matter (SyFy) starring Melissa O’Neil and Anthony Lemke (and Zoie Palmer as an android)
This is one of those shows that you’ll tell your friends, “It takes a few episodes, and then it gets GOOD.” I definitely saw the potential in the first few episodes and it, thankfully, bumps up the action and storylines from there. I’m sure someone’s already said this, but if you liked Firefly, THIS SHOW IS FOR YOU. It’s not the same premise or anything, but it does involve some badass folk in space. But they’ve lost their memories and that makes it a really neat story.
Killjoys (SyFy) starring Aaron Ashmore and Hannah John-Kamen
BADASS LADY IN SPACE! Okay, yes, another show set in another world. This one involves two bounty hunters called Killjoys. Although I’m not totally caught up to this week’s episode, I have been loving it and seeing Dutch’s past and how that ties into her ongoing story.
Teen Wolf (MTV) starring Tyler Posey and a bunch of other hot people
I know, you’ve heard ALL about this show, but I almost gave up last season because it was terrible. Okay, yes, we learn a tiny bit about Malia’s mom, but the whole werejaguar and Peter storyline was bad and UGH and Derek went through some weird stuff, am I right?! Anyway, Season 5 has been STELLAR so far and very reminiscent of 3B, but it seems like Lydia is more of the focus and the “baddies” are different and SCARY AS HECK. There is more, but I’m loving this season so far.
And a show that I am watching, but am not totally hooked on…
Sitchers (ABC Family) starring Emma Ishta, Kyle Harris, Allison Scagliotti, Salli Richardson-White
I mean, the acting is A+ and I love the characters, but there’s just something missing. I feel like I’m waiting for something awesome to bust loose, but since it’s an ABC Family show, I feel like we’ll get dragged on and on before certain secrets are revealed. I also need Kirsten’s password to get changed and Linus to stop pining after Camille. And more Kirsten and Camille roommate moments.