Spring and Summer TV

The spring season is almost over, and soon I will be caught up (I say almost because The Sopranos doesn’t end until Sunday). I just watched this week’s Sopranos, and I’m four episodes behind on Riches. For the rest of the shows I watch, I’ve enjoyed them all. Heroes was my favorite new show, but the season finale was trapped by too much future prediction (the online comics will continue throughout the summer). Lost made a stunning return to form, and was clearly the best show on TV, followed closely by Battlestar Galactica. 24 and Desperate Housewives finished strong, I really enjoyed Rome, and Smallville was up and down (strongest when featuring members of the Justice League, weakest when treading water with the same relationships), but the cliffhanger was excellent. And Jericho had vastly improved with the storyline of another town invading, so I was disappointed when it was canceled, but it looks like CBS may bow to the fans and bring it back.

Over the summer my Sunday nights will be free to catch Simpsons and Family Guy, and I’ve got 9 episodes of the Dresden Files to watch, plus the rest of Studio 60. I’m continuing to watch Star Trek: Enterprise on HD Net (currently in season 2), and HD Net will start airing The Black Donnellys next Wednesday (I’m glad because that show was starting to get interesting, so I’ll get a chance to see the unaired eps). They will also be airing the Blade series – almost makes me wish I hadn’t watched it last summer, as it’s a great mix of action and politics that will come across well in HD. I’ll be watching the second season of Hex and the first season of Robin Hood on BBC America, and in July the third season of Doctor Who on Sci Fi (Torchwood, a Doctor Who spinoff, will be on BBC America in September). CBS has started airing Creature Comforts, an American version of the BBC show from Aardman (makers of Wallace & Gromit). We caught the first one last night, and it’s just as funny as the original. Finally, looks like Boomerang is finally starting to air Justice League season 3 (for some reason, they kept airing seasons 1 & 2 again and again – maybe trying to take their name too literally) so I’ll finally see that (if they ever air Batman: The Animated Series in chronological order, I’d like to watch that too).

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  1. Oooh! I hadn’t heard that DWs3 was coming to SciFi so quickly. Rock on! I’ve been watching it online and haven’t seen a disappointing episode yet.

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