The end of another TV season is coming. Admit it, after giving your DVR a serious workout this month, you’re actually looking forward to carrying a lighter load. (For at least a week: Royal Pains and Burn Notice return June 3, which officially kicks off “Summer TV” in my world.) You could spend your additional free time “outside,” but we all know that summer is also TV on DVD season. So what’s on your list this year — and why?
• Revisiting Ally McBeal, beginning with Season 1: It’ll pair nicely with Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva, which returns June 6. Plus, I feel like I could really benefit right now from being reminded that there are women who are more unglued than me.
• Revisiting Murphy Brown, season 1: Because I also need to be reminded that there are women who have themselves together.
• Battlestar Galactica, season 1: Sci-fi feels like a vacation to me because I don’t indulge often enough. I also occasionally enjoy becoming obsessed with things after everyone else has moved on — partly because I can do marathons, partly because I can tune out the chatter and like or dislike whatever I want to.