I Know What You Watched Last Summer

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:

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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!

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