I’ve spent the last week-and-a-half vegetating on my bed, staying up all night from the adrenaline rush I get from the gore and suspense of Dexter. Now that I’ve aced through all five seasons, I have nothing to occupy my now TV-addicted brain. (Whomp Whomp).
Fortunately for it (and maybe not so fortunately for my job hunt), summer has just started, meaning MORE TV!
We got life coaching from a canine, robots in America, and… sexy lawyers. All for you, this summer.
In this adaptation of an Australian comedy, Elijah Wood plays Ryan, an ex-lawyer, who attempts to commit suicide in the opening scene. Things get weird, however, when he starts seeing Wilfred, the dog of the hot girl (Fiona Gubelmann) next door, as a man in a dog-suit played by Jason Gann.
Wilfred quickly takes on the role of Ryan’s “life” coach despite Wilfred’s own vices (vulgarity and drinking beer to name a few) and the questionable “advice” he gives him. Though at times his suggestions may not be the best, Wilfred helps Ryan get up from the emotional nosedive his life has taken and challenges him to do things he would never do. Using sex as money and smoking more weed are great examples. Filipino actor and co-founder of Mr. Miyagi’s Theatre Company Rodney To acts alongside them as Dr. Bangachon.
Channel change to FX on June 23rd at 10:00 p.m. to take your sense of humor out for a good workout.
I remember when Moon Bloodgood played Blair Williams in Terminator Salvation, all I could do was ogle her. Now, I don’t have to watch the movie to look at her since she’ll be playing a pediatrician who gets close to Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), a widowed history professor with three sons in the new sci-fi TV series Falling Skies.
The show begins six months after the robot-aliens have invaded what used to be America. Those who have survived the war have come together to form resistance groups to fight and avoid abduction and forced slavery. It looks promising, with lots of action and alien ass kicking. The show’s already the reigning cable show premiere this year so catch it before you’re left too far behind!
Peep it on TNT beginning June 19th at 9:00 p.m. (regularly airing at 10:00 p.m.).
Franklin & Bash
For something less War of the Worlds and a little more corporate, Franklin & Bash might suit your tastes. Dreamy Dutch-and-Indonesian-born Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar stars as Peter Bash, Jared Franklin’s (Breckin Meyer) best friend and legal partner.
The legal pair are as unconventional as you can get, and that attracts the attention of Stanton Infeld (Malcom McDowell), the senior figure at Infeld Daniels, one of the leading law firms in Los Angeles. Kumail Nanjiani joins the cast as Pindar, their agoraphobic and verminophobic friend.
The show has already premiered on TNT Wednesday, June 1st at 9:00 p.m.
With so many different shows airing this summer, I’m pretty sure I’ll find something to occupy my new free time.
Or maybe I’ll take a break and hit the beach…