5 TV Shows to Binge-Watch This Summer
Every month the list of TV shows to binge-watch grows longer with the introduction of new ones. This month many are coming back with new seasons and some are starting new. But which shows are the best to watch? Here is a list to help you choose:
1. The Sinner
A homicide mystery series that asks whydunit instead of who, The Sinner on USA is based on Petra Hammesfahr’s novel of the same name and reveals from the start that it was Cora Tannetti who murdered Frankie Belmont while at at the beach with her family. It’s Detective Harry Ambrose’s job to find out why. Season 2 premieres Aug. 1.
2. Orange is the New Black
Jenji Kohan’s runaway (but locked-up) Netflix hit is ensemble work at its finest, following the day-to-day lives of the ladies of Litchfield Penitentiary and exploring the diverse crimves that got them there. Season 6 of the series streams in full July 27.
Based on the popular comic book series from Robert Kirkman (who gave us a little show called The Walking Dead) and Paul Azaceta, Outcast is a horror series following Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), a shut-in living in his West Virginian hometown who, spurred by a string of events in the town, begins searching for answers to a question of his own: Why is he haunted by supernatural possessions? Season 2 premieres July 20.
Set in a system of four planets known as the Quad, Killjoys kick-starts its fourth season of extraterrestrial adventures July 20 once again with bounty hunters Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) and brothers John and D’avin Jaqobis (Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane, respectively). As part of the Reclamation Apprehension Coalition (otherwise known as RAC), this trio spends their days tracking down people, places, and things. But such power doesn’t come easy, and there’s danger lurking around every corner.
Creator Aaron Korsh struck gold in 2011 with this popular legal drama — and it’s still going, eight seasons strong! Its premise is simple: Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) is a law school dropout and brilliant fraudster who, upon impressing New York City’s top closer, Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), lands a job as Harvey’s associate despite not having a license. Mike proves, however, that he’s up to snuff, and together, he and Harvey work to keep his sordid past and illegitimacy a secret. Season 8 premieres July 18.