By Jen P
Here are my offerings for you couch-bound geeks to fill the void this Summer. You’ll notice that my list has some overlap with T. Mack’s. That should tell you how awesome those particular shows are. You’ll also notice that a couple on my list are still airing new episodes. I don’t care about the rules! Screw the rules! Watch them all anyway! If you don’t, I shall judge thee with the hammer of geekdom! (That’s not really a thing, but be scared anyway)
I can’t even begin to explain the depth of which I love this show. In a perfect world, I’d watch it on repeat, from beginning to end, until my dying breath. Okay, maybe not that dramatic, but I freaking love this show. Start to finish, it keeps you hooked and wraps everything up in the end with a conclusion that will leave your heart fulfilled.
2. Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
Yeah, yeah. It’s a cartoon. Deal with it. With fantastic characters, interesting storylines and comedy secretly geared towards adults, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends is some seriously entertaining television. Give it a shot. You won’t be disappointed.
Hello Gorgeous… Oh wait. I’m supposed to be writing an article. Yeah, so you should definitely watch this show. Only three new episodes come out each year, each of them being 90 minutes long, so each season is like a super-long, super-amazing movie. I may or may not have stayed up until 5 AM watching this show for the first time. The writing is great, the acting is superb, and the emotional rollercoaster is one hell of a ride! Watch it, and try not to become Sher-locked…
Early 00’s nostalgia abounds. You’ve gotta love the story of crashed aliens who’ve grown up amongst humans and now have to navigate the woes of the average teen. (And also face the not-so-normal woes of being an alien landlocked in the desert.) For more, check out the 10 Reasons I love this show here.
This show follows the young life of my personal favorite Superman so far. Dark hair and blue eyes have always been my kryptonite, but Tom Welling’s adorable pout and all around boyish charm put him ahead of the rest. And ladies, if you think he’s cute, wait until you meet the rest of his team.
There’s some lag in the story towards the end, but everything finally gets back on track before the final episode. Let’s see if you can beat my personal record of finishing all 10 seasons in under 3 months.
6. Dark Angel
Speaking of hotties, hellooooo Jessica Alba. The show that kickstarted her career also features her at her cutest in my opinion. Again, lots of early 00’s nostalgia, and tons of sexy action. I can’t even begin to tell you how long I waited for Max and Logan to hook up, but sadly, the show gets cut off before they can offer any real conclusion for the fans. But if you just NEED to know what happens after the last scene, there are a few books that tie up the series. You can order the first one here with links for the others on the page.
7. Pushing Daisies
Oh how I adore this show! Such vibrant characters and storytelling! Such magic and whimsy with such a dark twist! What’s not to love about Pushing Daisies? Nothing, I tell you. Nothing!
Dark, funny, sexy, disturbing, twisted, and eerie- what else could you expect from the mind of Stephen King? Who is Audrey Parker and why is she drawn to the town of Haven? Who is the Colorado Kid? What causes the troubles and why is Audrey the only one with the power to stop them? Dock your ship in the harbor town of Haven and discover the answers while sipping a coffee from the quaint local shop or grabbing a beer and some crab legs at the Grey Gull. But you should probably stay away from the lighthouse… and the barn too. Yeah, definitely avoid the barn.
Meet Dexter Morgan: decent guy, decent job, good family. But he’s got a secret… to let off steam after a hard day, he likes to kill people. Lucky for the average Miamian, he has a strict code- he only kills other killers, and he’s damn good at it too. You’ll quickly find yourself rooting for the handsome blood analyst with a dark side before you know it. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Your mind will be all over the place trying to keep up with the well-scripted timelines in Continuum, but with the fantastic cast and the totally immersive worlds of future and alternate realities colliding, you won’t be able to stop watching. Greenlit for a final season to air this September, we have yet to solve all the mysteries of this time travel saga, but here’s hoping they take a note from Fringe and tie it all up in a brown paper package with string. Read what series got that wrong in the “show to avoid like a wall full of roaches” section below.
And because I’m such a rebel, here’s a little something extra for you…
Sorry, Not Sorry aka Guilty Pleasure:
My Little Pony
Just do it, you know you want to. No one else has to know… And you’ll be happy you did.
And one show to avoid like a wall full of roaches:
Don’t waste your time. Your head will hurt and you’ll be left with more questions than answers when the final credits roll. I will say that the show is beautiful, and wonderful, and mesmerizing. But ouch, that ending! I can’t even. It undoes all the love I had for this show in the final confusing moments. WTF, J.J. Abrams? I will never forgive you! NEVER!
Wait, you thought that was it? Stay tuned for part two of my binge-worthy show suggestions coming up soon on Sister Geeks. Also, check in next Friday for Dani’s top 10. You’ll have so many shows to check out, you won’t have a free afternoon this Summer. But who cares. Leave the sun for the normies, we’ve got geeking to do.
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