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Well, it’s been awhile since I last posted. Things have been kind of crazy in my life. We bought a house and are moving in on Friday, so that takes up a lot of my time. Not that there’s really much to do exactly (most of our stuff is still in boxes, so there’s limited packing that needs to be done), but imagining how I’m going to decorate takes up a lot of energy. Plus, I’ve mentally moved all of our stuff about three times a day in the past couple of weeks, which is also just very exhausting.

Also, this is a TV blog and so far, summer TV kinda . . . sucks. In fact, if I had to some up with something that sums up my thoughts on the summer season so far, it would be:

So, the countdown is on! July 15 – Breaking Bad. Originally, I thought that I might re-watch the entire series to prepare for the epicness that is sure to be Season 5 (Part 1), but I haven’t found the time (see above).  I can’t even imagine what is in store for Walt and Jesse now that (SPOILER ALERT) Gus is dead. My gut tells me that the first few episodes will show Walt as the new kingpin, continuing his descent into the darkness. But, I have no idea how exactly any of this will go down. How will Mike react? Will Jesse find out that Walt poisoned Brock (I think yes) and what will he do to Walt when he finds out? When will Hank finally figure everything out? And what about poor old dead Ted Beneke? That has to come back up at some point right? Anyway, there’s really no point in speculating too much because my tiny brain is unable to comprehend the genius that is Breaking Bad. I just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Project Runway also returns in July. While I enjoyed the All-Stars season, it will be nice to see Heidi, Nina, Michael, and Tim again. They’ve released the pictures and mini-bios of the contestants (you can check them out here). I haven’t read through all of them in depth but, judging on looks alone (and really, that’s all I’m prepared to do with reality TV contestants at this point), I don’t have very high hopes for this season. There’s an awful lot of trying-too-hard hair mixed with I’m-far-too-creative-to-wear-flattering-clothes that leads me to think there’s going to be a lot of drama queens/I just want to be on TV/I’m far too serious of a designer to make clothes out of pasta. So anyway, I hope they prove me wrong and I’ll of course watch every moment and cross my fingers that at least some interesting clothes come out of it.

Now, just because I haven’t blogged doesn’t mean I haven’t been watching the thus-far generally crappy summer TV offerings. America’s Got Talent has been generally okay, although I can’t really get invested in anyone until the Vegas round at least. I had my reservations about Howard Stern as a judge, but he’s been fine. I’m not crazy about the fact that the show has started to focus more on the antics of the judges (and Nick) than the contestants, but oh well. Sister Wives has also been excellent this season, but the finale is this weekend and I’m not really sure how to review it without a constant refrain of “Robyn sucks.” Suffice it to say, I don’t like Robyn, but I really like the Brown family and I whole-heartedly agree that polygamy should be legal as long as it’s practiced among consenting adults (none of that cult pedophile crap). I also like the fact that the kids seem normal – they like to do normal things, some of them want to be polygamous, some of them don’t, and anyway they seem well-adjusted. So, that’s some enjoyable Sunday viewing right there. Other than that, it’s been mostly sports. Baseball, basketball playoffs, US Open (golf), French Open (tennis), and pretty much any other sport you can televise.

But – things will change in July. Breaking Bad and Project Runway. Be prepared for the return of TV blogging greatness.


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