The Invincible M.A.E. (harleymae) wrote,
The Invincible M.A.E.

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What off-season?

Summer is supposed to be my off-season. There's no hockey, TV's supposed to be in reruns. I'm supposed to hit the gym in my eternal quest to lose weight (that I've never committed to, and thus have not been successful at) and screw around writing hockey fic.

Instead, I find myself watching baseball and this crop of summer television that's actually quite good!

I have my old favourites Rescue Me, The Closer, Monk, The 4400, Eureka, Hex and Kyle XY, but now I also have Painkiller Jane, Burn Notice, A Model Life (eee! Petra Nemcova!) and Side Order of Life (which is on Lifetime for the love of God!)

Of all of those shows, I'd have to say that the ones I really love are Kyle XY and Burn Notice. I'm kind of a sucker for shows about families and community and using sci-fi to make observations on human nature, so that explains Kyle XY. (Okay, so I do see the Kyle/Declan but I really really really see Kyle/Nicole, aka the adoptive mom. I know, I'm the only one who sees it, but that just makes me feel special!)

Burn Notice is pretty awesome. It's about a spy who got blacklisted, and ends up being stuck in Miami trying to figure out who blacklisted him so he can go back to work. In the meantime he takes several odd jobs, private investigator type stuff, and gets to use his skills to handle cases. It's got a great lead actor (Jeffrey Donovan, who used to be on Touching Evil) and a fun supporting cast: Bruce Campbell (from the Evil Dead movies) as a boozy ex-spy and Gabrielle Anwar as a crazy ex-IRA ex-gf.
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