Monday, July 02, 2007

It's Time for Summer Television

I think my new favorite TV show is "The Office"(the American spin-off of the BBC original). I never really tuned in before, but I caught a couple of reruns this summer, and I have to say, it's pretty funny. Characters are clever and well-acted, and a little simmering office romance never hurts any plotline, in my opinion. As a matter of fact, I rented the first 2 seasons on DVD just so I could watch it in full. Anyone else a fan?

I'm also thrilled that "Rescue Me" is back for another season. I can't really explain my fascination with this show, as it's *so* male-oriented, but it's really hilarious. I guess Denis Leary has been doing comedy for so long, he knows what works and what doesn't. It's probably not for everyone, but I'm addicted.

This "Rescue Me" Link is R-rated but Also Worth a Look - Very Funny

Anyone watch "Jericho" this past year? I didn't, but hubby did, and apparently it's back for a 2nd season in the fall thanks to the fans, who rescued it from cancellation. Great story about the power of the people.

What about you? What are your favorite TV shows? Have you discovered anything through reruns or a friend's recommndation?


Marianne Arkins said...

EUREKA!! And The Closer. Both really great shows that you don't hear very much about.

Eureka comes back for its new season in two weeks, but they're showing reruns now.

Diane Craver said...

I'm happy that "Jericho" will return for a second season. I love it. I didn't like it that Johnston died though. I'm thinking the son, Jake, will take over the leadership role so that will be interesting to see.

Scriptorius Rex said...

Rescue Me is hilarious. But then, just about anything Leary does is hilarious.

MaryF said...

I love The Office. LOVE the tension between Jim and Pam.

I'm happy about Jericho's return, but my all time favorite show is Supernatural.

Tanya said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and have to say I LOVE THE OFFICE! My husband and I were actually sucked into the BBC version, but the American one is much better. Love it, love it.

Other favorite shows ... Standoff (though I am afraid it may soon be cancelled), Lost, and -- my all-time favorite show -- Arrested Development. Unfortunately, it has been cancelled. If you've not seen it, you've got to rent it! It's the best. Very similar in comedy to The Office.