School’s back in session and the students have returned to my city in full force. The trains are packed in the morning, as everyone returns from vacation. I mourn the loss of beach days, but I welcome the onslaught of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, pumpkin Munchkins, and pumpkin everything else I’ve already begun to consume. Fall TV is looming, and I am ready!
I may have watched the entirety of Toddlers and Tiaras no less than three times this summer, but I also caught up on shows people have been recommending to me! Here’s what I watched this summer:
Shameless – At the recommendation of my cousin Amanda, I started this Showtime show at the very beginning of summer. I had tried out the UK version of this show previously and didn’t connect with it at all, so I was resistant. The US version was easier for me to connect with– familiar faces like Emmy Rossum and Joan Cusack drew me in. Showtime Anytime is a wonderful thing, friends. This series was engaging and hilarious, and I’m really looking forward to seeing this next season!
The Following – My friend and coworker Julia was actually my recommendation queen this summer. I watched Scandal thanks to her, too! She told me about this show on a Beacon Hill roof deck saying, I think you’d like it. When I started this show about cults and serial killers, I thought: this is what you think of me?! However, she was totally right. I absolutely LOVED this show. I only watched the first season, since it’s available on Netflix, and it definitely stands alone as an interesting story. I will actively seek out season 2.
Nurse Jackie – Apparently it was the summer of Showtime for me. My friend Chelsea recommended this to me years ago. I’m a huge fan of House, which is why she thought I would like Nurse Jackie. I was against the idea because it initially sounded too similar to House– a drug-addicted medical professional– but without the medical mysteries that make the show interesting! Nurse Jackie is a dark comedy with an engaging cast of characters. Once I got into it, I devoured the 6 seasons quickly! I can’t believe I have to wait for 2015 to see what happens!
As you can see, I take my recommendations seriously. Your turn: what should this girl watch next?
Have a great weekend, everybody!