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Kendra's TV Hotspots of the Week: Glee Finale, True Blood Premiere & Playing TV Catch-Up

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What I'm Excited for this Week on TV:

We're right in that TV limbo zone where it's time for the final fall show finale of the season, and to start kicking off the summer TV season! I'm excited for new episodes of Burn Notice, Royal Pains, and more this week, but my biggest TV highlights of the week are...


Glee - As is the case with all season finales, this comes with a grain of salt. I'm super excited to see all the stops Glee will pull out for the season finale, but it also means the sadness of a glee-less summer. Despite that, I'm excited to see what will happen to our fav glee club now that it's finally time for regionals, and what drama will be stirred up, settled down, or concluded among all the characters. While there has been a lot of character drama since the fall finale, this past episode didn't have a lot of developments beyond Will and Terri's divorce getting finalized and Rachel officially getting her heart broken by Jesse. For the fall finale, I was hyped to see what would happen with all the couplings hanging in the air, but for this finale... what will happen besides the drama of regionals?? Guess we'll just have to wait and see!


True Blood - While this thrilling premiere isn't coming until Sunday, I've been excited for it since the moment the 2nd season ended last summer! This show has made summer TV pretty much single-handedly, and it has made my TV-lovin' self actually sad to see summer TV go the last few seasons! I wasn't crazy about last season's focus on the Maryann craziness, but overall the show was still fantastic, so since the plot is looking cool this season including the drama around Bill's kidnapping plus some great new characters like a hottie werewolf played by Joe Manganiello, it looks like it's shape(shifting)up to be a great season! Get a reminder of where we left off last season and more on what's coming up this season on our new episode of This Week in TV 6.06.10.


What are you most excited for this week on TV?


Summer Catch-Up Time

Now that I'm spending about 20 hours less a week on new episodes of fall TV, there's plenty of time for some serious TV catch-up. (Seriously!)


Grey's Anatomy - I did it! I really, really did it! Not only did I catch up on 10 episodes of Grey's Anatomy over the weekend (okay, that's a little embarrassing...) but I got away with waiting an entire 15 days after the dramatic, widely gabbed about Grey's season finale without... any... spoilers. Well, I did know there was something going on with a shooter in the finale, but considering that's all I heard, without a hint about who lived and died or any other plot points, I'd say that's pretty good for someone who spends all day on SideReel, Facebook, and Twitter. I'd lost track of Grey's in February because I just got tired of it, like many a fan did back in the day when they realized there was nothing new or interesting happening, and all the characters had become annoying. But, since I heard the finale was insane and I hadn't heard anyone talk about Grey's that way for years, I had to dig in and catch up with my spare TV time! I found it well worth the catch-up time though it meant staying up far too late after watching the intense finale all alone late at night! So, overall, I'd assume no one is reading this who didn't see the finale yet, so I won't recommend catching up if you haven't, but I would love to hear any thoughts on the finale since I've been avoiding all the chatter about it for weeks! Did you think it was awesome and got Grey's back on track, or was just a hyped up finale for a show that'll go back to the dull norm next season?


Breaking Bad - While this one is actually still airing due to its random AMC schedule, it's another one I'd gotten behind on, but this time due entirely to waiting for my Breaking Bad watching comrade to catch up with me, and certainly not due to lack of interest in the show since it's absolutely edge-of-your-seat fantastic all the time! We're still working our way through the new season, which I was getting afraid was slowing down on its greatness and uniqueness until I got through Episode 5 of Season 3 where the plot stepped it up from dragged out family pain for Walt after quitting his meth cooking and selling to him diving head-first back into it with no good family-support intentions this time around! Can't wait to keep catching up through the end of the season coming all too soon on June 13th.


What's on your summer catch-up list?


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