These are my favorite quotes from the end of the summer. Like with everything else, I got a bit distracted and lost track of this list, so here are just a few fun things from the last few months and from the first week of Fall TV.
UnReal Quinn: Loose lips get water-boarded and their bodies get dumped in the desert.
Zoo Allison: This is a change. And we both know you don’t handle change well. Mitch: No, and in some tautological Rubik’s cube of logic, I wish that I could change my aversion to change, but that, in and of itself, would require…change.
Democratic National Convention Hillary Clinton: When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit.
The Great British Baking Show Sue: Don’t let a fondant tennis court be the end of you.
Preacher Cassidy: The last time I checked, this kinda questioning is illegal. Sheriff Root: Not in Texas.
These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.
Game of Thrones Qyburn: Sometimes, before we can usher in the new, the old must be put to rest.
Jon: I’m not a Stark. Sansa: You are to me.
Veep President Meyer: Kent, can you give a girl some warning next time before you jam it in the back door? Kent: Data gives no warning, ma’am.
Preacher Emily: This doesn’t feel like you.
Jesse: It’s not me. It’s God.
12 Monkeys Cole: Kill me. Kill the witness. It doesn’t matter because you’ll still be afraid of yourself.
Old Jennifer: Hello, egg. I’m chicken.
Young Jennifer: We’re not brave. Old Jennifer: But you can be a better me than I was.
Turn: Washington’s Spies Samuel: This is not about them, Robert. This about something greater than them, and us.
Abe: I killed him! I killed Thomas. I killed my brother. I killed…I killed Thomas. I started the riots at King’s College. It was a prank that went wrong, but I started it and I…felt responsible for his life, so I took it. I took his intended. I took his inheritance. I took his good Tory name, but it wasn’t me! It was never me. You ask who I am, but I don’t know. I buried that man along with my brother. I thought that maybe one day I’d meet him again in the soul of the son that I named after him, and on that day I’d tell him that I lied. Then I lied to try and make things right, but it didn’t work. It didn’t work. But I can’t lie anymore. And as for these crimes that I’m accused of committing, my only regret is that I didn’t commit them sooner.
Casual Laura: You could go talk to her. Alex: Grow down, will ya?
Animal Kingdom Deran: Hey, can we not talk about our mom in the strip club right now? Thank you.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Sarah: If you’re gonna be a hero, you gotta learn how to drive stick.
Killjoys D’Avin: So, we’re not gonna talk at all about your people flooding me with magic green shit while floating naked in a tub? Khlyen: That would be my preference.
I posted my list of new summer shows that I am excited about last week (and am already loving Preacher), so here are my favorite returning shows. What is everyone else watching this summer? Let me know in the comments!
1. Peaky Blinders, season 3 will be released May 31st on Netflix, stars Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Joe Cole, Annabelle Wallis, Sophie Rundle, Harry Kirton, Finn Cole, Aimée Ffion-Edwards, Natasha O’Keeffe, Kate Phillips, Paddy Considine, Gaite Jansen, and Alexander Siddig. Season 3 picks up 18 months after the events of last season, on Tommy Shelby’s wedding day. It’s the start of the Roaring Twenties, and he and his aunt are trying to live right, while his brothers get mixed up in an international arms deal. I have really loved the first two seasons, and am reading that season 3 is even better, so I cannot wait. I am also excited for a little more of Tom Hardy’s Jewish gang leader, Alfie Solomons.
2. Kingdom, the second half of season 2 premieres June 1st on DirecTV’s Audience Network, stars Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Matt Lauria, Jonathan Tucker, Nick Jonas, Joanna Going, and Natalie Martinez. In these next ten episodes, Jay sets his sights on Ryan’s lightweight title belt, which will test Alvey’s loyalties and divide everyone at Navy St. This show just keeps getting better and better, and the entire cast continues to amaze me. If you are not watching this show, you are missing out on greatness.
3. UnREAL, season 2 premieres June 6th on Lifetime, stars Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer, Craig Bierko, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Brennan Elliott, Josh Kelly, and B.J. Britt. I was not sure if I was going to like this show when I started the first season, and then it blew me away. It is a behind-the-scenes look at a Bachelor-esque show, and there were so many twists and turns in the first season that it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. I cannot wait to see what kind of drama and insanity Quinn and Rachel bring to another season of Everlasting.
4. Casual, season 2 premieres June 7th on Hulu, stars Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, Tara Lynne Barr, Julie Berman, and Nyasha Hatendi. This comedy about a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister living together and raising her teenage daughter is hilarious and heartwarming. Season one focused on dating and sex, while this new season focuses more on the difficulty of making new friends as an adult. The characters and the stories are layered, and everytime Hulu releases a new episode, I wake up excited to watch it.
These are my favorite quotes from the past week, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.
Masters of Sex
Betty: I used to pray evey night to God to take me apart and put the pieces back together only a little different just so that I wouldn’t have to feel what I felt. I wouldn’t have to want what I wanted. But then I met Helen and, for some reason, I couldn’t understand she loved me, and I…I didn’t all of a sudden feel right, but seeing myself through someone else’s eyes, it makes a difference.
Danny: So you’re gonna ditch trivia night for a fun, innocent day trip with your ex-girlfriend to her dead husband’s camp for sick kids. That should be a totally normal experience.
The Bastard Executioner
Wilkin: I serve God and family, not cause or crown.
Abe: Even before all this began, people who love cats should have kept themselves hidden.
You’re The Worst
Gretchen: Get off the counter, banana. You fancy now.
Stonebridge: On the bright side, it is a chance to inject young Damien here with some culture.
Scott: I got culture comin’ outta my ass.
Stonebridge: Most opera involves sex, violence, death and betrayal. So, yes, this should be right up your alley.
Scott: See, that sounds good.
These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.
Charles Poldark: She is a plain girl, and that makes her easy prey.
The Last Ship
Jed Chandler: Whether you like it or not, you’re Noah, and that ship is your ark.
Shia: You could make a perfectly happy person jump off a bridge.
Quinn: Thank you!
Mitch: Usually when a girl gives me her phone number, it doesn’t have anything to do with rampaging lions.
Gretchen: It doesn’t take Albert Einstein to figure out why you hired somebody who looks like me to replace somebody who looks like her.
Harvey: Listen, Gretchen, I…
Gretchen: You don’t have to worry about that with me. I prefer my men manly.
Harvey: Am I not manly?
Gretchen: Well…if you have to ask.
Mr. Robot: The world is a dangerous place, Elliot! Not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing!
The Astronaut Wives Club
Scott: If you want people to know the real you, you gotta let ’em actually see it.
Scott: Life’s not about repeating what you’ve already done or regretting the way you did things the first time around. It’s about moving on. Moving forward. Stayin’ you.
John: I have to go see a girl about an ear.
The Last Ship
Captain Chandler: They don’t ambush us. We ambush them.
Ravit: I like you guys. You’re crazy.
Orange Is The New Black
Taystee: You know what I hate? Shrimps. Damn, dirty shrimps. Don’t even talk to me about shrimps!
Here is the list of this summer’s shows that I am most excited about checking out. Not all of them will be winners, but they either have an interesting premise or a cast that excites me. Check out the trailers below and let me know which shows you are looking forward to watching!
1. Texas Rising premieres May 25 on History, stars Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Oliver Martinez, Thomas Jane, Christopher McDonald, Jeremy Davies, Chad Michael Murray, Max Thieriot, Robert Knepper, Rhys Coiro, Crispin Glover, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Trevor Donovan, Jake Busey, and too many more to list them all. This mini-series tells the story of how the Texas Rangers started. It probably will not be historically accurate, but it has a great cast and looks like it could be interesting.
2. Aquarius premieres May 28 on NBC, stars David Duchovny, Grey Damon, Gethin Anthony, Emma Dumont, Claire Holt, Michaela McManus, and Brian F. O’Byrne. Taking place in Los Angeles in 1967, Duchovny plays a detective who is trying to track down Charles Manson and his cult of followers.
3. Sense8 will be released June 5 on Netflix, stars Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Brian J. Smith, Max Riemelt, Tuppence Middleton, Tina Desae, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Naveen Andrews, Darryl Hannah, and Freema Agyeman. This series is about a group of people around the world who are suddenly linked mentally. They now have to find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat.
4. The Astronaut Wives Club premieres June 18 on ABC, stars Yvonne Strahovski, Odette Annable, Erin Cummings, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Wilson Bethel, Kenneth Mitchell, Bret Harrison, Evan Handler, Desmond Harrington, Joel Johnstone, Azure Parsons, Sam Reid, and Aaron McCusker. Based on the Lily Koppel novel of the same name, this series tells the story of the real life wives of America’s astronauts during the height of the space race. This is another show that may not be entirely historically accurate, but that looks like a lot of fun.