8 TV Shows You Need To Watch This Summer

I don’t want to jump the gun and say that summer is here, since it really isn’t. You’re still probably studying for your AP exams and picking out prom dresses, so you can’t really focus on TV shows right now, right? It’s okay, I get it. This time of year is busy AF, but sometimes, it’s nice to have a little escape from that chaos. When I want to escape from the chaos that is “real life” I tend to binge every show I can find. If you can relate, read on. If you can’t relate, read on anyway, so I can convince you to watch these shows.

Spring used to signify that tie of year when your favorite TV show was going on hiatus, but now with streaming services becoming more and more popular, that’s not really the case. Full seasons of shows are added so often, it’s a little hard to keep up. That’s why summer is the perfect time to get into TV shows, so that you can watch them all night long without having to worry about waking up for school the next day. Ideal, right? So, if you want to watch some awesome shows, check out these new TV shows you totally need to binge this summer.

Hollywood Darlings

So, I had never heard of this show until I started looking up "summer TV shows" and HONESTLY, it's hilarious. I'm not just saying that, I swear. Hollywood Darlings follows a bunch of 30-something actresses who played teens in '90s sitcoms, like Full House and Step By Step, as they play fictionalized versions of themselves. I know, it sounds silly, but it's actually a must watch for any girl who grew up watching these sitcoms with their parents. You can watch this show on Amazon.

Still Star Crossed

If you want a Shaskpeare-esque drama, check out Still Star Crossed, a new series that is claiming to be the unofficial "sequel" the classic (and mostly assigned high school play) Romeo and Juliet. It follows the drama that happens after *spoiler alert* the two teens kill themselves in the name of love.

The Mist

I have a very clear memory of watching The Mist (the movie version) in middle school and being freaked TF out. Now, in 2017, I'm sure I'll be able to handle it (maybe). This series is based on the short story that also inspired a film (confusing, I know).  It focuses on a small town that gets overrun with a mysterious mist that, you know, wrecks havoc. I won't spoil it for you...but it's pretty creepy. You can watch the premiere on June 22nd on Spike.

Famous In Love

I'm sure you've heard of Famous In Love, Belle Thorne's latest project, now that she got killed off of Scream The TV Show (RIP). It follows a teen who suddenly gets super famous, and has to deal with comes along with it. So, you know, a bunch of love triangles and such. You can watch every episode now streaming on Freeform.


Okay, hear me out: I have a very weird relationship with this show. On the one hand, I started watching it and cringed every second. On the other hand, once you get through the first three or four episodes, the show is a little interesting. Yes, the main character is annoying AF, but the early 2000's references are iconic, and some of the minor characters really steal the show. You can catch all of season one on Netflix.

The Handmaid's Tale

I have to admit that I haven't watched the show yet, but I am going to ASAP. I did read the book, so that sort of counts, right? The story takes place in a dystopian future that feels a little bit too real at the moment where certain women are used only to bear children. It really is a heavy story, but an important watch for any woman right now. You can stream this show on Hulu.

Twin Peaks, Season 3

If you want a spooky show, Twin Peaks is where it's at. Sure, you might not have watched the original series (it DID air in 1990, so I don't blame you) but you can still catch up on Netflix. It follows agent Dale Cooper as he travels to a small town to solve a murder. Obviously, there is still something weird going on in that town, since we are revisiting it 25 ears later in season three, which premieres on Showtime on May 19th. I am EXCITED, you guys.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 3

If you'd rather stick to a more light-hearted show, you should check out Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It's a ~quirky~ show that follows Kimmy, a naive but well-intentioned young women who spent her teen years living underground (literally). So, she has to figure out how to be an actual, functioning adult in NYC.  It's truly wild, and the third season premieres May 19th, so you have time to catch up with the first two on Netflix.

Which show are you going to watch this summer? What is your favorite tv show? Tell us in the comments!

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