Monday, July 26, 2010

Cable Original Programming

I didn't usually watch original shows on cable. I don't know why, I just stick with major network shows. I watch reality shows, but for the most part I know what to expect from them. Now that it's summer, I don't have anything to watch because I've caught up on all my shows. So I've started watching TNT shows Hawthorne and Dark Blue and ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars. I've added AMC's Mad Men, TNT's The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles, and USA's Covert Affairs to my list of shows to watch. Mad Men and The Closer have both won numerous awards, so I want to see what all of the hype is about. Rizzoli and Isles is a new show, but it looks interesting.

So I started watching some Hawthorne episodes and it's no Grey's Anatomy but it's a good show. Dark Blue, however is. My. New. FAVORITE. Show. It's about four undercover cops in LA. I love undercover shows, I still watch 21 Jump Street and New York Undercover.

In Dark Blue, the cops go undercover as drug dealers, smugglers, and other unsavory characters. They have to remain calm under pressure and deal with their job affects their personal lives. The cast consists of Dylan McDermott, Omari Hardwick, Logan Marshall-Green and Nicki Aycox. Remember Dylan McDermott? From The Practice? So he's almost 50 and still hot! Then you have Logan Marshall-Green, he was on the O.C. He played this shady character who ended up getting shot. I don't remember him being this hot, though. Maybe because he played a villain? I don't know. And saving the best for last, let's talk about Omari Hardwick... Here's a picture because I have no words:

What do you think? I like it. A really really like it. He plays Ty Curtis, who recently got married. He struggles with his promise to his wife to stop working undercover when they start a family. And...who cares about the storylines? I just like to look at him. Apparently he was in the A-Team, I guess I blinked and missed him. And he was in Next Day Air, which I did not see, but will definitely be looking for. Anyway, have you started watching new shows, because its the summer time? have you been pleasantly surprised by what you found? Or a little disappointed and waiting impatiently for fall premieres?

P.S.- I've been keeping tabs on Trey Songz's show, that alleged fight with the wardrobe woman? A false promise, the commercial was more interesting than the episode. *Sigh*


  1. Omari is fine!!!! I don't have cable so I can't comment too much on this topic. I saw onw episode of Hawthorne and I liked it... It's quite unrealistic at times though..

    I don't watch much TV at all, but The Vampire Diaries is my favorite show.

  2. Also you may wanna change the layout of your blog... the text is laying on top of other text... I can't read crap at the end of this post..

  3. It does that sometimes. It's not doing it now, though. I'm not a techie at ALL, though. I gotta find a boyfriend at Best Buy. lol

  4. Oh and my sis looooves Vampire Diaries. I just can't commit