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My 2010 summer TV list

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I'm a huge fan of television; and as you all know, summer is always the best place to catch up on stuff you just haven't had time to watch during the year. Here are the shows I'm planning to watch during the 2010 summer season.

Mad Men - I've just finished the DVD of season 1 of Mad Men and have two seasons to go before the new season begins on July 25. That gives me just a little over two months to watch two dozen or so hour-long episodes and I think I can do it. The first season started off kind of slow as they established the characters, but it has gotten a lot more interesting.

Breaking Bad - This doesn't usually seem like my kind of show (meth, really?), but I'm going to try to watch all three seasons of this thing on DVD. My friend has been badgering me about it, saying that it's the greatest thing since sliced bread, plus all the reviews are excellent, so I will be giving it a shot. And I'll be able to take my time with it.

Wipeout - Very excited for the new season to start. Yes, it's usually pointless and mindless, but sometimes, the summer TV experience requires shows where you can just enjoy people smacking their faces while falling off a big ball or into a giant mud pit.

Shaq Vs. - Towards the end of the summer season, we have the return of Shaq Vs. The first season was great despite Shaq Daddy losing every single one of his battles. Now the question that needs to be asked: what new sports are left for Shaq to battle in? He has done baseball, beach volleyball, boxing, swimming and football. Will Shaq try his hand at fencing? Soccer? Golf against Tiger Woods? What does Shaq have up his sleeve?

100 Questions - NBC is trying out a new sitcom named 100 Questions on Thursday night. This one is about a woman who is at a dating service and each episode, she gets asked 1 of 100 questions on a form, and each question then leads to the plot for that episode with her recounting the events. Sounds kind of like How I Met Your Mother a bit, maybe in a slightly different format. Now I don't know if this show will be good or not, and I might dump it a few episodes in if it really stinks, but if it's a comedy I have to give it a chance. However, the early signs are not good. The show was supposed to start during the winter season, but NBC pushed it back to the summer season. Not a good sign. Also, not a good sign? NBC reduced the show's first season from 13 episodes to 6 episodes. Either NBC doesn't know what it's doing (already obvious) or the show really sucks (also possible).

Survivor The Amazon - A summer TV season is not complete for me without rewatching a Survivor season, so I've decided to choose to rewatch the sixth season: The Amazon. One of the best seasons of the show, in my opinion, as it has the great division of the sexes, plus the cunning strategic game play by Rob C. I haven't rewatched this season since it originally aired, but I'm anxious to get to it.

Now if you're wondering if I'll be watching this summer's America's Got Talent or Big Brother, I don't know yet. I'm a big reality TV guy obviously, but I got turned off by America's Got Talent last season when it essentially turned into a poor man's version of American Idol. Seriously like 80% of the talent acts on last season were singers. I don't watch to see singers. I want to see people with legit talents. As for Big Brother, I'll probably be watching on and off, but definitely not religiously. It's just too demanding to keep up with a show that airs like 3 or 4 nights a week. Especially during baseball season.

Any suggestions are welcome as far as shows that I should watch.
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    Starting season 3. Really awed by how great season 2 was. Expecting better in this season.
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    I'm sad that Jane OD'ed. I'm sad that Jesse lost her. But I'm happy that Jesse went to rehab and cleaned himself up. I'm intrigued by what will happen now that Skyler knows that Walt cooks meth. Just finished watching the episode where Skyler tells Walt at the end that she phucked Ted. Should be interesting to see how this plays out. And to see what happens with the Two Cousins Salamanca and whether they assassinate Walt and if so how. Time for episode 4.
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    I love me a good Saul Goodman scene.
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    Holy shit! Just finished the episode where Hank "takes care" of both Salamanca Cousins in the parking lot at the end. That was good stuff.
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    One of my favorite scenes from the show:

    Three favorite recurring characters:
    1. Saul
    2. Badger
    3. Wendy the hooker
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    UGH I don't know if I can wait almost 12 months to find out what happens next between Gus and Walt.
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    At least Mad Men starts tonight. I don't know if I can do 1 episode per week though. But I definitely don't want to wait however many months for the season to finish and for the Blu-Ray to come out.
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    Season 4 has been excellent so far.
    And I've been blowing by the Dexter DVDs. Good show.
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