Mark your calendar: Summer TV you need to watch 2016
It's that time again - time to set your DVRs for another crop of returning (and some new) shows. Some are guilty pleasures, some are mysterious, but all are addictive.
"UnREAL," Lifetime. This drama is about the behind the scenes production of a fictitious reality show called “Everlasting,” which is eerily similar to “The Bachelor.” If you are hooked on any reality show you’ll love UnREAL for its take on how they make the sausage. Season Two starts tonight (June 6) so set your DVR and catch up on Season One on Hulu.
"Casual," Hulu. This was my favorite new show of 2015. Casual is about Valerie, a recent divorcee with a 16 year old daughter who live with her brother, Alex, a dating site entrepreneur who has a taste for beautiful women and a touch of the depression. Hilarity ensues. Season Two starts tomorrow night June 7. Catch up on Season One (only 10 episodes) on Hulu quick like a bunny!
"Orange is the New Black," Netflix. You all know this one. Season Four starts June 17. Catch up on Seasons One, Two and Three on Netflix before then.
"Bachelor in Paradise," ABC. Ah, "Bachelor in Paradise:" everyone’s VERY guilty pleasure. Join the fun watching hot singles while away their days crying, drinking and looking for love – or at least a sucker to keep them around until the end where their prize is…nothing. Season 3 returns August 2.
"You're the Worst," FX. "You’re the Worst" is what happens when you bring together two cynical, self-destructive singles and have them fall in love. Oh and there’s sex, food, Los Angeles, Sunday Funday and friendship too. Season Three starts July 31. Catch up on Seasons One and Two on Hulu.
"The Night Of," HBO. This 8 part mini-series written by Richard Price (famed novelist of Lush Life and Clockers) and most notably, the passion project of the late James Gandolfini, is based on a British series called Criminal Justice. There aren't many other details out there except a 50-second trailer that ew.com summarizes: "an enigmatic exploration of a young man’s journey through the justice system." Sounds good to me. Debuts July 10.
"Stranger Things," Netflix. Starring Winona Ryder, this drama set in a small town in Indiana in the 1980s is about a boy that vanishes amid - according to Variety.com - an "unfolding mystery involving top-secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces." Titillating! Stranger Things debuts July 15.