With the regular television season over for the most part (a few series that premiered in the winter/spring are still going) it’s time for summer to begin. In the past, summer has been the season of playing catch up: binge-watching all the series that you fell behind on during the busy fall, winter, and spring, or starting and catching up on those that you completely missed.
However, in recent years, summer has also become a season for good, new television all its own. While many associate the months of June and July with barbecues, going to the beach, and laying in the sun, us TV addicts also manage to fit in plenty of quality time with our televisions and/or laptops. In honor of all the new and returning series gracing primetime (and Netflix) this summer, here are my picks for what to watch. Continue reading
I will be the first to admit that my love of television is just bordering on unhealthy–I am one series shy of tracking 40 shows on SideReel–and one of my favorite aspects of watching television is talking about my favorite series, specifically on Twitter. I love to live-tweet my favorite TV shows (especially Teen Wolf,) but the great thing about Twitter is that it’s not a one-sided experience. TV shows use their social media accounts to interact with fans and discuss each episode of the series. However, I have recently found that the writer’s room Twitter accounts for TV series are even more fun to follow than a show’s official Twitter.
Photo via Shaddicted on Tumblr.
I first heard about writer’s room Twitters through Tumblr during TV premiere season when the staff of Sleepy Hollow and Elementarygot into a bit of a tiff–which was hilarious to watch as a fan of both series. (Seriously, how could you not love these two?) I started following both the accounts and then I began looking for writer’s room accounts linked to some of my other favorite series. Unfortunately, not every show has a Twitter for their writers and not every writer’s room account is as fantastic as others. I’m not sure who actually runs the Twitters–my guess is that it falls to a social media person rather than the actual writers–but they often interact with the writers’ personal accounts. No matter who runs these Twitter accounts, if you’re a fan of these shows, they’re definitely worth following.