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Summer Television Plans, Part 1: The Old

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Admittedly, I had been planning to write this post at the beginning of June, but then I got a job. While I’m grateful to have a job and be able to pay my bills, enjoy life a bit, and put some money away for school in September, moving from the life of a grad student to a 9-5 office job has been exhausting. So naturally, blogging has fallen by the way side. However, I am determined to pick it back up again, so here we go!

Increasingly, networks have been choosing to air a number of really excellent shows during the summer. Summer is no longer a barren wasteland of reruns and reality shows, but now also includes more innovative and interesting options, often shows that have an unusual concept or catch that networks might be nervous to run during fall primetime slots. Despite the increasing number of new choices in the summer, I often find myself using the summer to catch up on shows I didn’t have time to watch before, or to revisit old favourites. I am doing a combination of both this summer.

In the area of ‘shows I’ve never seen before but have been around for a season or two,’ I just finished a marathon session of The Good Wife, a show which had never really sparked my interest before. Having watched it now, I can officially say that I am hooked, and it will be entering my regular viewing schedule this fall. I am also thinking about finally looking into Game of Thrones. I have been hesitant, as I’m not sure its entirely my cup of tea, but I feel like its time to give it a chance. Finally, I am going to continue watching Primeval. I started it about 3 months ago, but only got through the first two seasons, so I am planning on finishing that up over the next two months.

In terms of revisiting old favourites, my partner and I are rewatching our way through Battlestar Galactica. I love that show so much that I cannot even put it into words. Look for an upcoming Fandom post about BSG! It will be a slow process though, as my partner tends to get a bit tired of television, so we can only watch a couple episodes a week. I think that I will also revisit Eureka this summer. I feel like Eureka is one of those shows that I can watch over and over and over again. Its charming and endearing, light and campy but super engaging. It is, in my humble opinion, pretty much near perfect summer television and I am still devastated that it isn’t coming back.

So thats part 1 of my summer television plans. Look out later in the week for part 2, the new! I will be evaluating the new or returning shows for the summer and deciding whats worth my time to watch.

Is there anything you feel like I should to be watching this summer? Do you return to old favourites in the summer? What shows have you missed out on that you are thinking of checking out? Let me know in the comments!

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About Alicia

TV addict. Activist. Burlesque Dancer. Political Economy MA. Queer Theorist. Feminist. Cat Lady.

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