Summer Reruns Friday Five

As posted by yours truly at RevGalBlogPals


It’s that time of year when the only new things on television are music/dance competitions (the 21st century answer to variety shows?). Yes, it’s the season of reruns.

This week the clock turned back to last fall and the Glee kids went back to school and still got “slushied,” and Michael hired his nephew on The Office, which was not something even he would be likely to repeat.

In honor of this annual Time Warp, please share five things worth a repeat. These could be books, movies, CDs, recipes, vacations, or even TV shows.

1) I have to start with books. The Summer Re-Read is a tradition at our house. We re-read Harry Potter in anticipation of new additions to the series, for instance. I’m currently re-reading George R.R. Martin’s series that began with Game of Thrones. I love them, even if they are gruesome in parts. And they are so detail-filled, with such a sweeping canvas and multitudinous characters that I really need to read the first four again to prepare for the fifth. 


2) I have a playlist of songs on my iPod that I play over and over again because they take me to my happy place. I also have a collection of musicals on iTunes that I love to listen to over and over, including “Ragtime,” “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” and “Rent,” as well as some old-fashioned favorites from the Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Loewe era. Musicals were meant for re-listening.

3) As I mentioned above, Glee is being re-run this summer, and I imagine I’ll be in front of it on Tuesday nights. The episodes are packed with little moments you have may have missed the first time. I must admit some of the Season 2 songs are on that happy place iTunes playlist. I may also try to catch 30 Rock and Castle, because I lost track of both this year. 


4) Summer DVD re-watches are also a favorite at our house. Last summer we re-watched Firefly. I’m not sure what we’ll go to this year. LP and I will be home together a lot of the summer, so I’ll get her input. We may Netflix Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which we started two years ago. It’s new to her, but a re-watch for me. I have to indoctrinate–I mean, share things with her.

5) For many years our summer has included driving one or another family member to Pilgrim Lodge, our beautiful UCC summer camp. LP will be the one this year. I can’t wait to see the lake again and love to think of LP listening for the loons and waking up the echo with the other campers.


What’s up for you this summer?

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5 thoughts on “Summer Reruns Friday Five

  1. Oh, you reminded me that my older two (30+ year old) kids and I were together and watched all the previous Harry Potter movies before we went to see Deathly Hallows, Part One. I will probably do the same before the new one comes out this summer.I love the very sweet yearly pilgrimage to summer camp.

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  2. I'm glad to know another HP fan! Try the John Connelly books! My daughters love "Glee" but I've never really watched it–maybe I'll try this summer with its reruns.

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  3. We may have to get out Firefly for this summer. The Hubby has never seen the series; just the movie. I can't believe the last Harry Potter movies will be out this summer. Watching all the movies before we go see the last one would be a great rerun edition. Thanks for the idea.

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  4. I didn't have time to do my own reruns this week, but I do like most of your picks! I re-read Little Women every Christmas, and right now I'm re-running a lot of Midsomer Murders on Netflix. And I've been catching Firefly on the SciFi channel too.

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