At least it was very humid in FLORIDA..GRRR! But for all my bickering about the horrible summer months in Florida, I wouldnt want to be anywhere else come Winter.
Except for maybe in front of my TV set! LOST says goodbye in a 2010 Feb to May rollout.
But before then, its FALL TV, BABY! And I will be reviewing each and every new fall show that comes down the pipeline, beginning with tonight's CW reboot of MELROSE PLACE.
But before then, I just want to list my favorite summer TV show newbies of 2009:
1. NURSE JACKIE: I was pleasantly surprised to fall in love with this new SHOWTIME dramedy. Merrit Wever is EXCELLENT as the green nurse in the group.
2 MICHAEL & MICHAEL HAVE ISSUES: Comedy Central hit comedy gold with this wry series starring Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black.
3. MERLIN: At times cheesy, this was still a solid, entertaining tryout for NBC. Ratings were woeful, so dont expect a second season stateside, unless BBCAMERICA runs the already-shot second season.
4. TOSH.O: Already renewed for a second season, look for this show to break out BIG when it's new episodes run. Its fucking hilarious, and controversial, too! I cant believe they get away with what they do.
5. WAREHOUSE 13: This SyFy show was slow to start, but is improving.
Sorry, but DROP DEAD DIVA, RUBY AND THE ROCKITS, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, THE SUPERSTARS and (especially) DEFYING GRAVITY failed to make the cut.
I never did watch HUNG, but that can wait. It was renewed, too!
As for returning shows, TRUE BLOOD stayed AWESOME, and BETTER OFF TED kept me smiling. Look for season 3 of TRUE next summer, and more TED this winter on ABC.