I feel like summer shows often get the short end of the stick, because people don’t think about summer TV as much as fall, people are out having more summer fun, and overall, they aren’t as heavily advertised. I mean, we’re already seeing ads for Fall TV! As a result, I don’t find out about a lot of shows until after they’ve already aired. Such is life.
I came across this on a random list of upcoming shows, and was immediately skeptical, as it airs on Lifetime. BUT, the network seems to be doing some interesting things lately. It stars Sheri Appleby (who I LOVE), and is pretty much a fictional version of Behind the Scenes of The Bachelor. And now I’m extremely skeptical when I watch Kaitlyn interact with all those dudes.
[Update 6/8/15: UnREAL has already been renewed for a second season!]
I actually didn’t hear about this one until my dad was frantically looking for the History channel while we were on our no-cell-signal-beach-vacation. I guess he’d seen some commercials I didn’t. Anyway, he started watching the first episode, and I was intrigued. I did grow up in Texas, after all, and in elementary school we learned a lot about The Alamo, Sam Houston, and Santa Anna. But what I wasn’t expecting was the cast: Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, DENNY FROM GREY’S ANATOMY, and a bunch of other people you’ll recognize (“Oh, it’s that guy from that show“).
I’m extremely skeptical about this show. Every time I see Lily Rabe, I expect her eyes to turn black like the posessed nun she was in “American Horror Story”. In this show, a bunch of kids have an invisible friend — and not the good kind. It’s a little creepy, but… We’ll see.
Odd Mom Out
This is another one of Bravo’s non-reality shows they’re experimenting with. Two short episodes in, and I LOVE it. Jill is living in a wealthy, elite world she can’t keep up with. It has a similar tone to season one of Gilmore Girls, if you ask me.
I still don’t know what to think of this show, and I’m convinced it won’t last. The main character, Kirsten, is completely unrelateable a few episodes in. She’s been recruited by a government agency to “stitch” into the memories of the recently deceased to investigate murders. But she has pretty much no personality. At all.
This is one my friend heard of, asked me about, and then got both Tim and I immersed in it. It’s based on series of books by Blake Crouch, and by the fifth episode you’ll be saying “WHAAAAAAAAT?” At least, I did.
I feel like this show is similar to True Detective and Game of Thrones. By this, I mean you’d better not be multitasking when you’re watching it. I’m only watching it because I wanted to see what David Duchovny did next after Californication. In this series, he’s investigating a case which leads him to Charles Manson. “Inspired by actual events.”
Netflix wanted to give you something to watch before OITNB. 8 strangers become emotionally and mentally linked, whatever that means.There are a few cast members I’m excited about in this one. While the whole season is available to stream now, I’ve only just started it, so I’m not sure what to think about it.
Netflix again! I must admit, what drew me to this one is Jennette McCurdy. In this show, a plague is killing everyone over 21 in a small town. Netflix is releasing one episode a week of this show, but I’m not caught up yet.
The Astronaut Wives Club
What shows have you been catching this Summer?