Welcome to the summer of 2010 TV watching. It promises to be a fun and exciting ride, I discovered three new shows very worthy of my time. If you are very tired of what you have been watching lately, make a change for the better. Check out these best of 2010 TV shows. You will be glad that you did!
Hot In Cleveland. This show totally captivated me. It has Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick, among other very talented cast members. I love Betty White and she is marvelously funny in this comedy series. I also am a long time fan of Valerie Bertinelli. She really shines in this comedy show and she looks fantastic! So does Betty White. These two play off of one another like a deck of cards and the fun and laughs roll in like waves. Valerie has rented a house that included Betty White. Valerie found this out after she handed a check over. She didn’t miss a beat and welcomed a fun and very sarcastic Betty into her new household. Along with Valerie’s friends, these four are in for a wild and crazy time. I love this show and I will not be missing an episode of it. This is worth paying my cable bill for. It airs on Wednesday nights at 10 pm on Tvland. Don’t miss this one! If you like to laugh, and you will, you will love it.
Scoundrels. I am a big Virginia Madsen fan and I almost overlooked this show completely. I am glad that I didn’t. Meet the West family. They have been happily leading a life of crime until their father gets put in jail. The Wests are full of promise and Virginia Madsen, who plays Cheryl, is determined to set the very large family back on the straight and narrow. She has got a long way to go. Her kids are smart, gorgeous, and well, they are indeed scoundrels. They are used to getting their way and their money from less than respectable means. From burglary to blackmail, these kids are cons at their brightest. And funniest. Blackmailing school principals and stealing are fun. Until now. One of Cheryl’s sons just graduated from law school. Isn’t that interesting? Cheryl ends the premiere episode by promising the police that she and her family are turning over a new leaf. All are doubtful, especially the kids. I loved this show. It is funny and quite thrilling. Dramedy at it’s finest. The show is a take off on the New Zealand hit TV show “Outrageous Fortune.” I think it is excellent and I am already hooked. Scoundrels airs on Sunday nights at 9 pm on ABC. There is never a dull moment in this show.
The Gates. Well, now, imagine my surprise, as “Scoundrels” went off, on came a new 2010 summer TV series called The Gates. This show airs right after Scoundrels, on Sunday nights at 10 pm on ABC. I saw the huge gates and I was captivated. This show is about a gated community with “to die for” lovely houses. It has a school, shops and it resembles a quaint small town, in many ways. It even has it’s own police force. Enter Frank Grillo, playing the newly appointed chief of police. A lovely and huge house came along with the job and who can resist that? Frank had a bit of trouble at his old police job in Chicago, so he and his family are more than ready for a nice change. Did I say nice? I don’t think so. This show immediately reminded me of a cross between “Desperate Housewives” and “Dark Shadows.” Oh yeah! Enter creepiness and vampires. Vampires that float, turn into wolves, feast and drain blood from their victims into wine bottles. Vampires that are living beside the unaware daily. This show is good. Rhona Mitra plays a house wife vampire who is a bit thirsty. She has a hard time controlling her blood drinking problem. We can all blame that on her handsome husband who turned her into a vampire. Now, he has to cover up her messes. He also has to fool the new chief of police, who is pretty darn smart. Did I mention he worked in homicide before moving into the gates? Yep. He is like a bulldog. Chandra West is also in this dark soap vamp series. I loved all of the cast in this and from high school vampires to holistic witchy bitches, this show has so much to offer. I drank deeply and I loved. This show sunk it’s teeth in. I will watching. You should too! Many heart stopping moments are promised in every episode. Dark humor required.
These shows are some of my favorites and the best of 2010 summer series TV, I think. So, if you get tired of “Twilight” and “True Blood” or maybe just can’t afford them, there is something really good on your regular cable TV channels. How about that? Don’t miss these.