For all of you tv addicts out there, this might not be new but Summer season is always a low period in terms of entertainment. The sun brings outside activities and we don’t spend that much time watching television – also, our favorite tv shows are from the Fall season, so they ended before Summer.
It’s usually a time when channels try new shows and some “weirder” stuff – I always find summer series themes more interesting. If the audience likes it, it becomes a regular on “higher” year seasons – look the success Pretty Little Liars or Teen Wolf had! If the show is bad, it will quickly be forgotten because it’s silly season and “nobody really cares”. Except me, so after my regular research on upcoming series, I found some cool shows that I can’t wait to put my eyes on!
Here’s my summer watchlist (with no particular order):
Sharp Objects (HBO) – July 8
“A reporter confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to cover a violent murder.”
As a psychologist, whenever the word “psych” is on a synopsis I’m already interesting. The fact that it is co-written and based on the novel of Gyllian Flynn – the author of Gone Girl, which was also adapted to a movie with the same name in 2012 – makes me have high expectations.
Our Cartoon President (SHOWTIME) – July 15
“This fresh, cutting-edge comedy presents the truish adventures of Trump’s confidants and bon vivants – family, top associates, heads of government, golf pros and anyone else straying into his orbit – intrepidly exploring their histories and their psyches, revealing insights into what makes them so definitively Trumpian.”
I love animation and I love satirical and political humour, so this has everything to be funny.
In Search Of… (History Channel) – July 20
“Documentary series hosted by Zachary Quinto based on the 1970s series that examined unexplained phenomena from all over the world.”
First, love it because aliens. Second, the original show was hosted by Leonard Nimoy. I could die right now. But then, they say it’s unscripted and as much as I would love that to be true, I’m always a little skeptical – in the end, it is a television show.
Castle Rock (Hulu) – July 25
“Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.” – Most helpful information I’ve ever come across. Thanks IMDB.
The last time J.J. Abrams, Stephen King and Hulu worked together they made a beautiful job with 11.22.63. It seems they continue on that path and calling Bill Skarsgard was a genius move.
Disenchantment (Netflix) – August 17
“The medieval misadventures of a hard-drinking princess, her feisty elf, and her personal demon” plus, it is from The Simpsons’ creator. No more words needed. Just watch the trailer.
The Innocents (Netflix)- August 24
“The Innocents is a teenage supernatural love story, which revolves around two teenagers, Harry and June, who run away from their repressive family to be together.”
My teenage heart always needs to be watching some love story with superpowers. Of course it is a go. But seriously, it seems like a really nice thriller from what I can appreciate from the trailer.
The Purge (USA Network) – September 4
“A TV adaptation of ‘The Purge‘ film series”
I love the movie franchise. Yes, please!
You (Netflix) – September 9
“A clever bookstore manager relies on his savvy Internet know-how to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him.”
Online creepiness is always useful to watch! I’m always on the internet but not really for the social part of making friends/getting dates, so I try to learn about it so if I ever get caught on a scheme I know in advance how to recognize the signs.
And that’s it for today!
Which ones are you planning to see? Did you have other favorites you want to share?
Let me know in the comments!
See you soon*