Summer TV soars: Raving on NPR about Men of a Certain Age and Torchwood
Feel like you’re drowning in a flood of so-called “reality” television, Canadian series imports and new cable shows?
It’s not you, it’s TV; specifically, the oddball land of summer television.
My NPR appearance this week revolved around raving about my favorite summer series so far, TNT's Men of a Certain Age and Starz's upcoming sci fi program, Torchwood.
Centered on the surprising challenges, tragedies and triumphs for American males nearing the big 5-0, Men of a Certain Age gives co-creator Ray Romano brings a second lightning strike after the success of his hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond -- assembling a compelling take on male friendship and aging with pals Andre Braugher (Homicide: Life on the Street) and Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap).
I also raved about another amazing series coming to the Starz premium cable channel July 8, Torchwood -- the continuation of a British science fiction series starring an immortal, gay former con man who leads a secret organization aimed at saving the world from various perils.
In this series, Torchwood: Miracle Day, people across the world stop dying and CIA agent Rex Matheson (an electrifying Mekhi Phifer, previously seen on ER), grabs up the top two agents from Torchwood to try solving the problem in the USA.
So check out my conversation with All Things Considered co-anchor Michele Norris and plan your TV schedule accordingly.