14067855After the madness and nonstop action of RWA, it’s veg out time for me! Good thing a few of my favorite TV series (and guilty pleasures) are providing some excellent fodder for down time!

Could there have been a better time for Toddlers & Tiaras to make a reappearance?  Surely not, sister.  I love pursing my lips over those toxic moms. And my man Tony Bourdain?  Thanks, fella, for kicking it back in with terrific episodes – one of which takes place in none other than nearby Charm City.  I love his laconic charm.  His smart ass humor.  His smarts without the ass.  His ass without the smarts. And, gosh darn it, his all around magnificent Tony-ness!

And, of course, there are the myriad pleasures of True Blood which are pretty damn myriad at the moment.  You’ve got your pagan orgies!  And Sam with his shirt off!  And Eric – my god, Eric!  With tantalizing hints out there that there just may be a nude scene in his future, my cup (and his, I am certain – ha, ha) runneth over.  I am also currently enjoying a extra large side of crow because one of my favorite things about this season is dim bulb Jason and his adventures with the Fellowship of the Sun psycho bitch from hell Sarah Newlin.  It takes talent to portray a character with absolutely nothing going on his brain and Ryan Kwanten has totally won me over now that I don’t have to look at his ass every episode.  (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) As for Sarah, the actress – and the character – are magnificently over the top.  Perky + Crazy Ass Psycho Tendencies = Big Time Winner!

And there are new episodes of Ghost Hunters coming on August 19th!  And current episodes of the paler, lamer, but still entertaining Ghost Hunters International to enjoy in the meantime until the real boys (and Kris Williams – loved her in person, BTW) come back!

And Gene Simmons!  And the jewels of his family!  (Glad Nick finally acted like an irresponsible kid in last week’s episode when he moved out.  I was starting to get a little worried for him on the don’t-get-too-mature-before-you-have-to front.)

But, on a w-a-a-a-a-y more serious note, the season three debut of Mad Men on August 16th creeps ever closer.  I’ll be getting cool stuff from the show’s publicist and I plan to share everything here on a weekly basis.  (Honestly, I’m going to write every week. Really!  When I end almost every sentence with an exclamation point, that means I really mean it!  Really!  I promise, BTW, to be completely over my newfound and heretofore unexplored exclamation point addiction by then because something tells me that ze Don Draper, he spits on my exclamation points.)  (!)

Do you, unlike me, have a life this summer?  If you, like me, are in the occasionally lifeless category, what TV shows are you chilling out to? What shows are you missing during the summer break? And, as a special bonus question, just how annoying are my exclamations points?!

-Sandy AAR