Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer Fare

I can't really complain about the variety of TV shows available over the summer months, in fact, it is often one of my favourite times with some great dance shows, the return of some beloved series and some kick ass reality fun and games.

RuPaul's Drag U is one of the biggest highlights of the week and this season has been over the top fabulous. The last episode featuring a trio of down on their luck lesbians was more bitchy deliciousness that can only be found via Drag U, and the new additions of segments like "A word from RuPaul" have made the show even more fabulous, if that was even possible.

Eureka and Warehouse 13 have returned for new episodes and both are combining great sci fi stories with humour and sarcasm. The addition of Aaron Ashmore to Warehouse 13 was great casting and his ability to detect when someone is lying is a hilarious aid in his job. He nicely rounds out the team, and I really appreciate that his sexuality is such a secondary thing and was nicely dealt with in the past episode. Great writing in both series.

I have been enjoying seeing Roseanne back on TV after a long hiatus, and her new reality show Roseanne's Nuts, gives insight into her new lifestyle while treating us to more of her take no prisoners sense of humour. She looks great and so happy, yet retains her realistic view on things. Her presence has been sorely missed on the tube.

Torchwood: Miracle Day has gotten me to like Torchwood again after the last depressing series where they pretty much killed off all the supporting characters. I like the change around to the USA this time around and the storyline is fascinating watching the results of what would happen if no one died. Jack and Gwen are in fine form, and I am intrigued to see where all this will go.