Summer Shows: The Good and The Bad

Are you having hiatus-itis like me? (You know that thing where all of your favorite shows are on a break?) If you are, then look no further than the recommendations I have for you.

Summer is great for a lot of things: the beach, the pool, catching up on my TBR pile, but it is definitely not great when it comes to television. By this point in the summer I’ve hit a sort of television purgatory. I’ve cleaned up my DVR and binged a show or two on Netflix (Glow season 2 = awesome) and now I’m counting the days until Outlander, Grey’s, and TWD return.

But, before you find yourself spiraling into the abyss that is channel surfing, let me offer some direction. As I’ve recommended to my newsletter recipients before, everyone should be watching The Bold Type on Freeform. It tackles important issues, has an awesome trio of friends and is a lot of fun, which makes it an excellent choice for summer. It’s currently in its second season, but you should watch it from the beginning. It was my fun find last summer and it’s holding up again this year.

As of late, I’ve tried two new shows, Yellowstone on Paramount and Take Two on ABC, yellowstone

and of those two shows I’d like to highly recommend Yellowstone. Kevin Costner is the patriarch of a family who owns what feels like half of Montana and he’s dealing with developers on one side, a new Chief on another and each of his children have their own demons we’ve yet to see all of. Think Dynasty, but higher quality, excellent acting and rated for mature audiences.

 

As for Take Two… Listen, I wanted to like it. I really did. It stars Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian and it’s obviously the network’s attempt to recapture a Castle-like will they or won’t they vibe, but where Castle had heart and certain amount of depth, Take Two is lacking. My take? If you’re craving a little Rachel Bilson in your life, find Heart of Dixie on Netflix where she shines.  taketwo

Find me on Twitter @CKirbyWriter and let me know what else I should check out.

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