Couch potatoes rejoice!
It’s a great summer to sit on the couch, grab your bowl of chips and settle in for some great summer TV.
Here are just three of the great shows to watch this summer and a brief blurb about what to expect.
Jersey Shore (MTV) – premiere’s July 29th, 10pm
In this, the second season, the whole gang moves to Miami.
Among the usual antics, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi dumps her beau and castmates Sammi Giancola and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro have to manage through living under the same roof, post-split. Hhhmmm…does anyone smell short-sheeting a bed?
What would be a humorous twist? If the “Jersey Shore” gang visited Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian’s boutique.
True Blood (HBO) – already premiered June 13th (9:00pm) but not too late to jump in on the action
When we last left Bon Temps, Louisiana, Vampire Bill (Stephen Moyer) proposed to telepathic waitress Sookie (real life fiance, Anna Pacquin). Unfortunately, Bill was “vamp-napped” before he could hear Sookie’s answer.
In an interview with US Magazine, creator Alan Ball says that viewers will “find out why Bill is missing and who took him.”
Helping Sookie with her search for her long-toothed love is werewolf Jacob.
Oooops, wrong show.
Actually, Sookie becomes really close to werewolf Alcide (Joe Manganiello) who is helping her search for Bill. Hhhmmm…a mortal, vampire, werewolf love triangle in the works perhaps? Hope not. Been there, seen that.
As for the other FOS: “Friends of Sookie” – tart-tongued Tara finds her own vampire love in sexy but smarmy Franklin (James Frain) and shape-shifter Sam (Sam Trammell) finds his parents. Hopefully, they won’t be shape-shifters who “shift” into cats because Sam (who “shifts” into a dog) may eat them.
Meanwhile, apparently even vampires are not above “politics.” According to Ball, the Mississippi King vampire (Denis O’Hare) attempts to “expand his realm of power” into Louisiana Queen Sophie-Anne’s territory (played by Evan Rachel Wood.)
Sit tight because somebody big and important dies!
Bachelor Pad – premieres August 9th at 8:00pm
Well, at least it appears they’ve learned that rarely anyone finds “true love” on this show.
This time, the “prize” is cold, hard…cash.
Says Marie C of Cincinnati, “Has anyone besides Trista and Ryan lasted? Yet, watching this show [“Bachelor”/”Bachelorette”] is like chocolate for me: a guilty pleasure – once I start on it, I find that I can’t stop!”
In this new offshoot of “The Bachelor” franchise, twenty former “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” alums live together and compete (think “Big Brother) for $250,000. According to ABC, each week the contestants will “square off in head-to-head challenges to compete for immunity and the opportunity to go on a date with the contestant of their choice. The winner of the challenge will then grant immunity to one of his or her dates via the presentation of a rose.”
At the end of each episode, the housemates will vote amongst themselves to determine who will be going home.
Among the “Bachelor Pad” residents?
- Jonathan “The Weatherman” – the most recent castoff from this season of “The Bachelorette”
- Tenley – who lost her bid for Jake’s heart to Vienna “Don’t call me sausage” Girardi
- Kiptyn – who lost out on a life with Jillian when Ed returned
- Gia – another who made it to the final three for “Bachelor” Jake’s heart
Click on the link above to check out the full cast.
Cincinnati: Do you plan to watch any of these shows? Click here to check out the upcoming Sunday premiere of “The Gates”