Summer is the best time to go to the beach, relax, make some extra money, and hang with friends…. but, most importantly, it is also the best time to watch all the new seasons of your favorite TV shows. Who needs sunshine and ocean waves when you could have unrealistic plot lines and beautiful people on your TV screen? When the warmer months arrive, so do the inevitable days of sitting inside and eating ice cream with the air conditioning blasting while you constantly hit the “Next Episode” button (it’s not just me, right Do other people do this?).
When I was in high school, I was addicted to watching television. I would stay up waaaaaay later than I should have in order to catch up on all my favorite shows. I would purposefully miss a few weeks of new episodes just so I could watch four or five of them in a row. I always got so attached to characters that they basically became a part of my life. What makes us want to spend hours and hours watching other people’s lives? I guess my own life was just boring, so I turned to my favorite characters to add some drama in my life.
But anyway, enough about me! Many of your favorite shows might have already had their season finales, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for repeats. There are new summer television shows out there, and you should pay attention. Here are seven new TV shows that will definitely add some drama in your life this summer:
Angie TribecaI haven't seen this show yet, but I've only heard great things. The second season, which just premiered June 6th on TBS, follows Angie Tribeca (played by the wonderful Rashida Jones) as a police detective who seems to get herself in some weird situations. Honestly, I would watch Rashida Jones as any character, so I am definitely tuning in to this. You can catch up with the old episodes at TBS.com.
Degrassi: Next ClassThis show will quite literally never die. If you need a quick history lesson on Degrassi, here it is: Degrassi Junior High was a show that aired in the late 80's and evolved into Degrassi Highby the 90's. In 2001, the show was brought back as Degrassi: The Next Generation. Now, a new series called Degrassi: Next Class has begun streaming on Netflix and the 2nd season will premiere on July 22nd. The show might be the most dramatic teen soap opera on television, but it's not a bad thing. Every issue you can think of-sex, dating abuse, eating disorders, just to name a few-have been addressed in the show. I'm sure this new season will not disappoint. You can watch the past episodes of Degrassi on Teenick.com
GuiltAnother show on Freeform, but this one is a brand-new mystery show about an American student accused of her roommates death while in London. We don't know much about this show, but it has a pretty cool cast, so I'll give it a shot. It premieres June 13th.
Girl Meets WorldI started watching this show two years ago while I was babysitting my younger cousins and I honestly love it. Season three, which premiered June 3rd on Disney Channel, follows Riley and her group of friends as they navigate their first year of high school. Even if you're just watching it for the queen Rowan Blanchard, it is definitely worth it. Stream the past seasons of the show at WatchDisneyChannel.go.com/
Orange Is The New BlackSeason four of OITNB starts streaming June 17th on Netflix, so if you haven't watched the past three seasons, you better start catching up now. The comedy-drama stars an ensemble cast of strong AF women in prison. Last season ended with a cliffhanger that left the fate of one main character uncertain, so you know the new episodes will be filled with drama. You can stream the past two seasons on Netflix now.
Pretty Little LiarsWait, have they found the killer yet? Is Allison alive again? What year are they in? I can't keep track. Season seven of the suspenseful/ incredibly confusing show premieres on June 21st. Series creator I Marlene King has left some hints about this being the show's final season, so the lose ends should be tied up this summer (even though they probably should have tied them up about three seasons ago, in my honest opinion). Supposedly we will once and for all learn who the big bad A is after all of these years. I'll believe it when I see it. Past episodes of PLL are up on Freeform.go.com.
The FostersThe Fosters return to Freeform on June 20th with an intense season premiere involving a school shooting. Drama aside, the show has won numerous awards for its portrayal of LGBT teens and issues such as race, family and sexuality. The show revolves around a biracial lesbian couple and their children, some biological, others adopted. Definitely worth checking out. You can catch past seasons up now on Freeform.go.com.
Which show are you going to watch this summer? What is your favorite tv show? Tell us in the comments!