Kendra's TV Hotspots of the Week: Pretty Little Liars, Alias Summer Marathoning & More

Welcome to a new week of TV! While I'm starved for more True Blood after this Sunday's holiday break, ABC Family's surprisingly addictive summer TV plus my new marathon favorite look like they're going to tide me over juuust fine.

There are some new premieres this week including a few biggies on Syfy, but since they aren't up my TV alley, don't forget to check out our Premieres of the Week post plus keep track of all the upcoming summer premieres on our full Summer Premiere Schedule!

What I'm Excited for This Week on TV

ABC Family Summer TV - While I enjoy USA Network's Burn Notice and Royal Pains over the summer, my newer thrills of summer TV are all for the love of ABC Family! And, well, I shouldn't forget to mention my Bravo favs including Top Chef and Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.

But I don't look forward to any of those quite like Make It or Break It (for which I need to catch up on this week due to holiday weekend conflicts), and of course tonight's new Pretty Little Liars! I was also surprised to like the premiere of Huge last week, so I'll be catching up on last night's new episode of that one as well. I'm interested to see if it falls into the annoying and/or slightly offensive category like The Secret Life of The American Teenager, or the irresistibly cute, and maybe even dramalicious, category like Make It or Break It. While I see Huge going better than I expected, I certainly don't see it being such a quick smash hit as Pretty Little Liars has been. PLL can be a little cheesy, there's something about it that's just so addictive that it's definitely the new summer show I look forward to the most these days.

I'm certainly not the only one either! Don't forget to check out my fellow SideReel PLL addict, Heather's, weekly episodes of Pretty Little Liars TV reviewing each new episode and bringing you all the PLL news and gossip!

Alias: My New Summer Marathon Show!

Have you guys heard about this little show called Alias?? Turns out it's freakin' fantastic!! Okay, fine, I know a lot of you have already watched it and, thankfully for those of us waaay behind, you watched it when it was on so it got the chance to stay on the air for so many seasons. This one's been on my list of "classics" I missed right along with Buffy The Vampire Slayer which will hopefully be up next though with how quickly the summer's going, I'm not sure I'll be able to fit it in before fall TV takes over! Any way about it, I absolutely plan to finish Alias as soon as humanly possible as it's probably the worst (aka best) cliffhanger show I've seen since the good ol' days of Lost. (Luckily I can travel in time in my TV watching so for me Lost can count as first.) If you're looking for a new summer marathon show and you like mystery, drama, anything with spies (I'm talking to you, Chuck fans!), and a seriously outstanding cast who you'll know from tons of other shows and movies since they were on Alias, start watching it immediately!

What's your current favorite summer marathon show?

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Jul 7, 2010 10:55PM EDT

I'm glad you are watching Alias. It's still one of my favorite shows! My summer marathon show is Lost. I just got to season five, and I look forward to watching the rest of the series this summer!

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Jul 20, 2010 6:08PM EDT

So glad to hear that you’re enjoying our summer TV line-up! Were you able to catch up on MIOBI – what do you think of the new dynamic with the girls and the new guy in town? Let me know what you think after tonight’s episode!

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