The latest from our Heart and Soul
It is no secret among those who know me that I love TV. I have many friends who danʼt have television and I honestly wonder how they survive on a daily basis. I love “My Shows”, this is how my grandmother referred to Soap Operas in her day. Now I donʼt watch soap operas, never have, my shows are more far fetched than those, comprising mostly of reality TV.
Yet for most of my television life as soon as the weather got nice “my shows” went into the crapper, a.k.a re-run hell. However in the past few years, along with fun in the sun, BBQʼs and SPF, summer has brought on an amazing lineup of new summer shows. Certain networks have ﬁnally realized that if they want to launch a show and have people actually watch it, a good idea is to do it when there is nothing else to watch. Hmmm this Media CEO stuff is rocket science now isnʼt it?
Now I would love to say that I am out on a patio every night sucking every last drop of summery goodness out of each day. The truth is with 4 children and two of them still under 3 trying to suck out all the summery goodness can, well, sometimes just SUCK. So by the time everyone is all tucked into their Weeva beds, my darling hubs and I are more than ready to turn our brains off and relax in front of the boob tube.
So letʼs have a quick look at what this summer is offering up for you viewing pleasure. Since the dawn of HBO and Showtime there is really no “OFF” season for television. Summer has quickly become a hot bed for all the really fun juicy shows. With shows like, True Blood, Entourage, Hung, Penn & Tellerʼs Bullshit, The Real L Word, Weeds and The Big C all starting a fabulous fresh season, summer tele viewing is primo!
Now we canʼt forget my personal fave, the summer reality line-up. A fairly new player is a game show called Wipeout, is quite funny to watch it, once! After that itʼs a little redundant. We also have So You Think You can Dance, The Bachelorette, Jersey Shore over on MTV, should be a little farther over if you ask me, like on ANNOYING ORANGE PEOPLE TV! Dating in the Dark starts up on August 9th on ABC, always a fun hawt mess. Thereʼs Hellʼs Kitchen, Last Comic Standing, Americaʼs Got Talent, I love me some Howie...and my personal favourite and summer guilty pleasure (i have many) Big Brother starts up on July 9th! Canʼt wait...TLC & The Discovery Channel also offer up a bevy of reality shows, perfect to keep you entertained on hot summer nights.
I ﬁnd when I ask people if they are watching a certain new summer show I get a lot of “Oh no, it is far to nice in the summer for me to watch TV.” Itʼs almost like it is Taboo to say that you sit inside on a summer evening and watch the big silver box. Is it? Am I enjoying something that is Taboo? because that would really up my cool factor...
Do you watch summer television? Do you have a favourite show? Am I a total dorkappotomous for watching it in the summer?....naaaa..I prefer being Taboo.
My Taboo Margarita
1 1/2 ounces gold tequila
1/2 ounce Triple Sec
3 ounces lime juice
1 ounce pulp free orange juice
1 tbsp simple syrup
Add all ingredients except for your salt and lime wedge to the blender and blend until itʼs your desired thickness. Rim glass in salt garnish with a lime wedge and serve!