Even though the main period of TV-shows has ended for the Summer, there are a lot of other NEW shows that are running and entertaining me in this vast amount of free time I have. In no particular order I’m gonna list them with a short summary: that being said, I kind of like all these shows for some reason which I’ll try to name as well.
Franklin & Bash – One of two lawyer TV-shows this summer that has a great cast. It’s a dramedy (which is apparently the newest word to my dictionary meaning drama-comedy) about two lawyers who have this unconventional way of winning cases. Breckin Meyer (I recognize him from many teen-movies) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (who has changed SO much since Saved by the Bell!) are the main-characters. I like the fresh point of view to the law and together with the other law-show I might end up with a lot of knowledge by the time the Summer ends.
The show is created by an Emmy winning Kevin Falls (The West Wing) and has had mixed reviews. Some say it is mediocre, others say that it has the wit and the brains of a great show. I would think that it is clearly a great mission to build up an amazing relationship since there are so many crime/law fighting duos out there. And to be honest, I am kind of in the fence with this one because the other law-show seems to have a totally different duo with whom I’m in love.
Suits – This would probably be Barney Stinson’s favorite show (just because of the name) and to be fair, I see no reason why it shouldn’t be. Suits is the second law-show on air this Summer and next to Franklin and Bash this one seems to have much more depth. It is a drama series but it seems to have just a little amount of dark- humor (black-humor) in it which makes it more enjoyable. Number one reason why I liked this show even before I saw it was Gabriel Macht. He is one of the main characters, the boss of the guy who’s story-line the show follows – he has had minor and major roles in many of my “watch more than twice” movies and he continues to allure me with his eyes. Patrick J. Adams on the other hand is a fresh name for me but I still find him interesting. He seems to be the guy who never ages (like Elijah Wood) – commonly known as baby-face. His character gets a job with Macht but he has no degree or anything, he simply has a high IQ and he seems to remember everything he reads (oh, I would like to have that skill).
The show is created by Aaron Korsh who has written Everybody Loves Raymond which is a quite good sign. It is interesting to see that both shows have a good rating in IMDb with Franklin & Bash 8,1 and Suits 8,6. So I’m rather right when saying that Suits is a little better but we’ll see how it turns out by the end of the season. Suits has had only 2 episodes, 10 more to go – this Summer seems to good too be true.
Love Bites – who can forget the flaky blond assistant in Ugly Betty? Well, those who have can now watch Becki Newton in her new TV-show Love Bites. The reason I like this show is its variety of characters based on the structure of the show. It is built up around two main characters, one portrayed by Newton the other by Greg Grunberg (from Felicity). They are the ones that are in every story and this show has a lot of them, every episode has two to be exact – every episode tells a different love story evolving new people (this allows the show to have many guest appearances like Michelle Trachtenberg, Matt Long and Jennifer Love Hewitt). The two main characters (and Greg’s wife) are in some way connected to these stories or they are the main story (in some episodes): characters friend, a neighbor or something. Quite refreshing I might say.
The show is created by the very same woman that brought us the legendary Sex and the City (producer and a writer), that amount of experience has to count for something and it’s quite funny that both shows have the same 7.0 rating in IMDb – as good as Sex and the City?
Teen Wolf – I can’t remember if I’ve ever watched an MTV series before (there are a lot of reality things going on there) because I can’t recall them doing anything on this level. Teen Wolf has special effects and lots of make-up going on – plus the writers have come up with a decent plot. Would I say this is my favorite supernatural show, far from it!, but since there is a slot in my time schedule on Tuesdays (it airs on Monday) I might as well watch this. The cast isn’t bad either (the acting is more believable than some of the Pretty Little Liars ladies): Tyler Posey plays the role of the main character aka the teen wolf, who is probably best known for his role in Maid in Manhattan as Ty (he has grown up well). Tyler Hoechlin (who I think I recognize from 7th Heaven) is his mentor and the guy who sometimes takes off his clothes for my entertainment. Dylan O’Brien is the sidekick, the funny friend who seems to be natural for this role and it’s quite a surprise since this is his first big role (only one quite unknown movie listed before Teen Wolf). Another fresh face in this is Crystal Reed who plays the love interest. Naming these characters I pretty much told the whole summary, typical hero story-lines etc.
Big surprise for me is the fact that Jeff Davis is the creator of this show, Jeff Davis the creator of Criminal Minds which is one of my favorite criminal shows out there. Another big surprise is the fact that Teen Wolf has a 6.7 rating on IMDb – Summer must be generous but to be fair, I watch this and I do enjoy myself while watching this.
So You Think You Can Dance – It isn’t new but I wanted to add a little reality to the mix and this is the only reality competition show I can watch during the Summer and I’m loving it. The dancers are really great and I like so many personalities this season that it’s hard to pick my favorite. Besides it’s a great show to find or re-find amazing songs and get goosebumps when Travis Wall does a contemporary piece or when Nappytabs gets down with a lyrical hip-hop. Yeah, I know the names by heart, it is the 8th season you know and I’ve been watching since the third one (I think). All Star season is coming up I think and this probably means that one of my favorites will be returning and to give you a sneak peak at what this show is all about, here is my #1 piece from last season:
So this is it, the list of new shows that I’m watching at the moment where I left out two longer running shows (Drop Dead Diva and Doctor Who) which I’m watching from season 1 to current season therefore I’m saving those two for a bigger post. Until then, enjoy the reviews and the trailers and everything else I’m thinking about posting: this Summer is going to be amazing!