Despite the fact that I have had almost no time to watch TV this summer, I've still stumbled across a couple of new faves.
I don't know how we missed the whole first season, but my husband and I love, love, love this season of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." It's sort of like "Seinfeld" with the misanthropy and moral bankrupcy dialed up to "11." How many comedies can you think of that make you ask yourself, "Why is it that I know that $200 is too much for a rock of crack?"
I'm also enjoying "Psych" so far, even though it's exceedingly formulaic. The actors and situation are appealing enough that I can be patient with it. It also amuses me that Dule Hill's character is a pharmaceutical sales rep who has enough free time all day to trail around while his friend pretends to be a psychic detective. Pharm reps, your secret is out!
"The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr." just came out on DVD, twelve years after it was cancelled for being way too weird for the general populace (that's my interpretation anyway). My copy of the set arrived last week and my husband and I are carefully considering when we might have time to plant ourselves on the couch to watch many, many hours of our man, Bruce Campbell.
I understand that there will be a DVD set of "The Tick" animated show coming out in August, so that'll be next on my Amazon list. I have the live-action show on DVD, but I still love the cartoon best of all. Die Fledermaus, American Maid, Sewer Urchin, El Seed, the Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs At Midnight...you can't beat the classic characters.
Am I missing any other good summer shows or DVDs? Once I get back from BlogHer next week, I'll be due to spend some time rotting my brain in front of the TV.