What I'm watching this summer: Adam's list
Hey gang, here's a few shows I plan on checking out this summer. Some are old, some are new.
Creature Comforts [Mondays at 8:00 p.m. on CBS]: What can I say that I haven't said already? It's a charming little animated show that pipes the everyday conversation of normal human beings through animated animals. It's such a simple idea, but at the same time it demonstrates how we probably have more in common with one another than we realize.
Ice Road Truckers [begins June 17 at 10:00 p.m. on the History Channel]: This new series focuses on truck drivers who risk injury and death while driving their big rigs across frozen lakes. It's one of the world's most dangerous occupations, and one I wasn't even aware existed until hearing about this new series a few months ago.
State of Mind [begins on Lifetime July 15]: I'm a fan of actress Lili Taylor, and, being impressed by the premiere of Army Wives, I'm guessing this one just might be worth checking out, too. Taylor plays a therapist whose personal problems are far worse than those of her patients.
Frontline and NOVA [PBS, check listings]: I'm a sucker for well-constructed news documentaries and anything having to do with science, what can I say?
Monk [season six begins July 13 at 9:00 p.m.]: I don't cover this show anymore for TV Squad, but I still watch it. Yeah, every episode is pretty much the same, but Monk is like that comfortable pair of sneakers I just can't bring myself to throw out.
Moral Orel; Saul of the Molemen; Frisky Dingo; Lucy, Daughter of the Devil; and the Robot Chicken Star Wars Special: As Moral Orel and Saul finish off their respective seasons, Adult Swim fans can look forward to new episodes of Frisky Dingo, Harvey Birdman (the last couple episodes, anyway), Robot Chicken and the premiere of Lucy, Daughter of the Devil. Check out the schedule.
I've also been watching a lot of reruns of The Wonder Years and Magnum P.I.