Note that new series are in CAPS.
Witches of East End (Lifetime) - This season is not holding back! The stakes are so much higher. It's everything that you enjoyed about season one but the bar is raised. I was excited about season two and am so happy that this show delivered and didn't suffer the sophomore slump. To read my episode reviews from this season, head on over to OMFGTV.
Graceland (USA) - Jeff Eastin and his writers are brilliant. Season one was fantastic. I didn't know how the writers would top it but they have made me fall in love with this show all over again. I love this show. I love the tone of the show. I love the characters. I love that we're getting more personal and really digging deep with all of them this season. I am entertained and terrified by the dilemmas the characters find themselves in. This show brings all of the emotions and just when I think it can't get any better, it pulls another one on me. If for some reason, you're not watching this show or think you can't get into it...watch it.
Doctor Who (BBC America) - Oh my God! I wanted to be open minded but I'd be lying if I said I had my doubts when the new doctor was announced. And then. That moment. Rise above. Yes, that moment. I fell in love with the new doctor. Regardless, I don't have to see the new doctor in action before deeming this a favorite. I love the storytelling and that for me has always been what kept me coming back to Doctor Who. The storytelling alone makes this an automatic favorite. Can't wait to watch the season premiere this weekend!
EXTANT (CBS) - I mean, is this show underrated or what? I fell in love with this show within the first two minutes of the premiere and my love for this show has only grown. I absolutely love, love, love the world building and character development in each and every episode. The pacing of the conflicts. The tension. Everything about this show is fantastic. If you've been meaning to watch this show, catch up.
Extreme Weight Loss (ABC) - This show is SO inspiring. I can't even begin to tell you how much this show means to me. But I have started a blog to chronicle my health and fitness journey so perhaps I will be able to put this into words one day.
Face Off (Syfy) - I knew before this show premiered that I would love it but if someone told me I'd still be watching this show faithfully in its seventh season, I would have been slightly surprised and awfully proud to hear it. I think this is the only competition show that I have watched faithfully for years on end from the very beginning and that makes me incredibly happy. Each season brought it and this season is no different. This season rocks. At this point, I hope Dina or Sasha or Keaghlan wins!
Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles (Bravo) - If you know me, this is self explanatory. I love every episode. Not for the drama of the realtors. For the houses. What views. What beauty! Oh, LA. New season premieres this week!
Switched at Birth (ABC Family) - There was a moment there where I almost considered not watching this show anymore. It was during the Daphne/restaurant boss storyline. But I love this show so much so I kept watching and boy am I glad I did. The second half of this season reminded me why I love this show so much. What an incredible turnaround. The writers are bringing it! Yes, Daphne is still annoying but it's bearable now and the stories, the characters continue to move me. Excited to see what next season brings, especially as the characters leave high school behind. To read my reviews on the last handful of episodes of this season, head on over to OMFGTV.
Heroes of Cosplay (Syfy) - This show wasn't as interesting as it was last year and it felt like the episodes whizzed by so I'm looking forward to an even more exciting season two next year.
Celebrity Wife Swap (ABC) - I don't watch this show regularly. Only when there are certain celebrities on that I'm curious about. In this case, half of the celebrities featured got me watching. It's quite eye opening. It's entertaining too. It definitely does its job. Daniel Baldwin appalled at Jermaine Jackson's hoarding problem. Eric Roberts living so simply. Laila Ali whipping Angie Stone's family into shape. Amanda Beard's life being an example of what Heidi Pratt could have...if only. Jenna von Oy realizing just how much people lose touch with reality while in Jill Zarin's house. What a season.
THE WIL WHEATON PROJECT (Syfy) - This show is pretty cool. It's great to have geek news compiled into a fun half hour show basically in the same format as The Soup. Though it's weird...some weeks I anticipate the episode and other weeks, I'll DVR the episode and get to it whenever I get to it before the next new episode. It's funny because the show is named after him but I don't know how I feel about Wheaton hosting it. Haha. Most times, I don't think about it but there are times when the delivery is just awkward and flat and I wish I could get past it and just enjoy the silly nature of the show but I do notice it. For now though, still watching!
Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC) - It's been so much fun watching Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Valerie Bertinelli, and Rachel & Kayleen McAdams go around the world to find their family roots. One is the descendant of an English King! Imagine their surprise when they discovered this! What an incredibly moving show.
CANDIDLY NICOLE (VH1) - Well if this show doesn't make you laugh, I don't know what will. I knew Nicole Richie was funny but I had no idea to the extent her hilarity went.
Rachael vs. Guy Kids Cook- Off (Food Network) - I fell in love with this show last season and am thoroughly enjoying this new season! Twelve year old kids who cook better than I ever will? Amazing!
CHASING LIFE (ABC Family) - I've only seen the first two episodes of this show but this show is good and unfortunately, I never remembered to watch it when it aired live. So I will have to set aside a day to watch the episodes I've missed On Demand/Hulu/Netflix, the source of course depending on how soon I get to this. That said, if this show does not get renewed for a second season, I will not be moving forward with the catch up game here.
OUTLANDER (Starz) - I am about to start reading the book for book club and I don't plan on watching the series until I finish reading the book. That said, I don't have Starz right now so I won't even be able to catch up on the show right away. Though I've got a ton of reading ahead of me so I won't be bored in the meantime.
What shows are you loving this summer?
Stay tuned next week to see how my Fall 2014 TV schedule is shaping up!