I think it's time for a confession that will surprise approximately none of you: I LOVE TEEN TELEVISION.
Yes! Shocker! Grown-up lady who loves teenage books also cannot get enough ABC Family this summer.
It's an issue. But you can see why it appeals to me: Angst! Kissing! More angst! MORE kissing! These shows are like YA fiction come to life. Sometimes quite literally.
I mean, let's take Pretty Little Liars, based on the book series by Sara Shepherd. I haven't read the books, but the show is like crack, people. Especially the Caleb and Hanna story line. Wowsa!
And now Sara Shepherd's book The Lying Game -- which I have read -- is being made into a show too. Check out the trailer here:
I'm also into Switched at Birth, though I cannot stop calling it Separated at Birth. A lot of its characters took some warming up to, but a certain ROMANCE blooming of late is just...gah...love it. Makes me want to take a refresher course on the sign language class I took in college.
I'm trying out Nine Lives of Chloe King now too -- very paranormal! -- but the acting can be pretty wooden. Maybe it'll grow on me?
And this one, The Secret Circle on the CW, is looking like it might make it onto my fall TV schedule (Witches! That girl from that one show where Liz from Roswell was unrealistically her mother!):