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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Shows you should be watching, part 2

Did you miss part 1? No worries... you can read it here.

Okay, now that you've caught up, here are a few more shows that I cannot live without and I think you SHOULD be watching.

TNT: Returning Tuesday, February 17th, 9pm EST

If you haven't heard of this show, I'm so sorry. It's a great one. Yes, it's going into Season 6 but you can catch up! That's what the internet is for, right?
This show is about Detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and Medical Examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander). They solve crimes and are BFF's although they are so different. Jane was raised with 2 brothers in the streets of Boston and LOVES baseball. Maura is like a walking encyclopedia... smart as hell but not totally socially ignorant like Brennan on Bones.
The writing is great... so many great lines. And these ladies are gorgeous. And I've been in love with Angie Harmon's voice for YEARS.

Animal Planet: Fridays at 10pm EST

I will admit with pride.... I grew up wishing I had a treehouse. And back then, I was just picturing a few planks of wood in a tree. When I found this show, my jaw hit the floor and my inner child went WILD thinking about playing in these kinds of treehouses. These are literally little houses, in trees. Kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms.... my dream! Makes me wish we had trees around our house.

Pete Nelson is the Treehouse Man. He is a happy, giddy, crazy sort of guy that you can tell LOVES his work. He runs a bed and breakfast with his wife in Washington (weddings allowed, no kids) and all of the rooms are in the TREES!
He has a team of builders that roam the country with him making dreams come true for people with budgets large enough to put a house in the trees. 

The crew is entertaining and the treehouses are really awe-inspiring. 
Watching the show, you see sites such as:


And this:
This is Alex... rock climber and carpenter

ABC: Tuesdays at 10pm EST

Meet Doctor Henry Morgan, the star Medical Examiner in NYC. Henry is not like other doctors of death. He's immortal... no not a vampire. Over 200 years ago, he died and then came back. He doesn't age but has to watch everyone in his life die over time. By trying to understand his immortal curse, he has learned more about death than most doctors could hope to learn in a normal lifetime.

Henry partners up with Detective Jo Martinez, who does NOT know his secret.
He reminds me of a British Patrick Jane from The Mentalist.
If you aren't watching this show, you should be. It's smart, warm, and funny. And when you figure out how Henry knows Abe (Judd Hirsch), you might need a tissue. (Nope, no spoilers.)

I love this opening title graphic. I pointed out to my husband that I think it shows NYC throughout the last 200 years... every century Henry has ended up in New York. I  could be wrong but look at it... on the left, low buildings and plain.... it changes as you look to the right. Neat.

That's it for today, folks. I hope you at least give a few of these shows a chance.

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