If you’re like me and see summer as an opportunity to watch as much television as you want, I’ve got you covered. I’ve listed the four shows I’m most anxiously waiting for so you don’t miss out.
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Netflix documentary ‘Wild Wild Country’ humanizes cult members with intimate footage, firsthand interviews
I wholeheartedly went into Spring Break last month with the intention of catching up on school work I fell behind on, but instead I binged an entire series on cults. Though to be honest, this isn’t entirely out of character for me on a regular week. Netflix’s new series “Wild Wild Country” hooked me from the start, and I think non-cult enthusiasts will find it just as addicting.
If there’s one celebrity who I could become best friends with, it would be Mindy Kaling. “The Mindy Project” was one of my favorite rom-coms, and when it ended, I was horrified I would no longer have a weekly hangout with Mindy — so I mostly just stalked her Instagram. Luckily, she wasn’t gone for too long, as she premiered her new show “Champions” earlier this month on NBC. Though it’s not the greatest, any Mindy is better than no Mindy.
In my opinion, “UnReal” is one of TV’s hidden gems. It was perhaps the first show that brought serious attention to Lifetime, as the network was formerly known to air cheesy, made-for-TV movies or “Dance Moms.” “UnReal” follows two female producers, Quinn and Rachel, of a “The Bachelor” parody program called “Everlasting.” They manipulate the contestants of the show, as well as their co-workers, for the sake of good ratings. We’ve found these two ladies back at it for the season three premiere, letting us know their reign is still strong.
2018 has been Donald Glover’s year. Or maybe it’s been our year since we get to enjoy Donald Glover? In any case, whether it’s winning a Grammy in January or landing the role of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo prequel, Glover has been on fire.
Despite its title, “Everything Sucks!” has some redeeming qualities. For fans of 90s music, LGBT representation and teenage angst, you’ve hit the jackpot, actually. The new Netflix series follows two teens, Luke and Kate, in their hometown of Boring, Oregon as they pursue their love of filmmaking while also trying to figure out their own budding sexualities.
Say what you will about Valentine’s Day, but it’s the perfect opportunity to watch some of TV’s greatest romances. Now that the week is over, however, and everyone is in a different place romantically, I’ve hand-picked some episodes that deal with all types of relationships on the romance spectrum.
This past Sunday was a big day for television. Sure, it was also a big day for football and remaining Justin Timberlake fans, but the biggest event of them all came after the Super Bowl craziness. “This Is Us” aired one of their most tremendous — and devastating, might I add — episodes yet.
This past Sunday, Showtime’s long-winded favorite “Shameless” tied up their eighth season, and longtime fans can rejoice because the show has already been picked up for a ninth. It’s been a great year for the network; the premiere of their new show “SMILF” gathered several Golden Globe nominations, “The Chi” had a strong first season and “Shameless” is getting a ninth season. However, all this great buzz wasn’t able to distract from the fact that the current season of “Shameless” fell a little flat.
There’s no one who loves a good murder mystery more than I do. Okay, there probably is, but I’d just like to say that I really love murder mysteries. So obviously, “The End of the F***ing World” was recommended to me by everyone I knew — even my favorite true crime podcasts were talking about it. I took the bait and watched the trailer, but had many hesitations before diving into a full-on binge session. However, as soon as I watched the first episode, I was hooked and proceeded to watch the entire season in one sitting.
“Big Little Lies”
If you’ve been around me in the past year, I’m sure I’ve brought up “Search Party” at some point during our conversations. It was my favorite show of last year, and arguably one of my favorite shows of all time. Season one was full of mystery and twists with a cast that seemed to be made for one another, and season two is keeping the momentum going.
As some of our favorite shows are winding down to an end, Showtime has stepped up to fill in the gaps. This past Sunday they brought back a longtime fan-favorite, “Shameless,” and premiered a brand new show, “SMILF.” Both premieres were an hour filled with badass (or maybe just bad) women, ridiculous antics and so many laughs.
Last year, “Stranger Things” was the unexpected frontrunner of the entire TV industry. Relying mostly on word-of-mouth and Netflix’s algorithm, it catapulted into fame without much of a marketing push, which is a true testament to just how good it was. It also meant the showrunners, the Duffer Brothers, had a mountain of expectations to meet the second time around. Along with everyone else in the world, I was a huge fan of the first season, so when I sat down to binge the second season this weekend, I couldn’t help but have this feeling of dread. Though not without its flaws, “Stranger Things 2” is magnificent.
“Broad City” has done some really revolutionary things since its premiere in 2014. They’ve represented female sexuality in a bold and unapologetic way — they show vibrators on screen in a really normalizing way, rather than for shock value. This season, they’ve committed to bleeping Trump’s name out. “We just didn't want to share airtime. He's got enough and we also don't want to hear the word,” Ilana Glazer, co-creator and lead, explained over the summer on a press tour. They’ve also touched on topics such as depression, anxiety, sexual harassment and sexuality. But the most revolutionary representation, to me, is the way they depict Ilana and Lincoln’s non-monogamous relationship and break-up. It’s such a realistic depiction of modern dating, through all of its complications.
Last week, the CW’s fall favorites returned and reminded us all why they’re at the top of their game. Three of my favorite shows returned, and I was stressed out trying to figure out which one to write about. So I’m going to write about all three instead.
Fans of Nick Kroll, rejoice. He’s back and more disgusting than ever with his brand new animated series, “Big Mouth.” The series follows three friends as they journey into that awkward time of life we’ve all tried our hardest to forget: puberty.
You know how some people have an album they can put on whenever they need a good cry? The album just somehow digs deep inside of you and the tears just start flowing? The television equivalent for me is “This Is Us,” and I know I’m not alone. Whenever I talk about this show with other people — and by other people, I mostly mean my mom — we all agree it’s a guaranteed cry by the end of the episode. Well, the Pearsons are back for season two and it looks like nothing has changed. I thought I was going to make it through the episode with just tears welled up, but by the end of it, I was crying into my duvet cover, just like last season.
This Tuesday, “The Mindy Project” aired its second episode of its final season on Hulu and fans are already voicing their complaints about the new season. Hulu has this function where if you scroll to the bottom of the page while watching an episode, you can see Facebook comments from other viewers. Whenever I watch something on their streaming service, I always find myself scrolling down to see what others are thinking — spoiler alert: It’s never anything that nice. The comments below the two most recent episodes of “The Mindy Project” have been especially terrible and I think the fans are ignoring how the show continues to take a classic romantic-comedy genre and turn it on its head in a really funny and genuine way.
Two years ago, when Netflix released its true crime docuseries “Making a Murderer,” it seemed like that was the only thing people talked about. They debated over the innocence of Steven Avery, they fawned over modern-day superheroes Dean Strang and Jerry Buting. The Buzzfeed articles constantly filled everyone’s Facebook timeline. People were obsessed with this idea of a wrongful conviction. And though there was a divide amongst viewers over Avery’s innocence, everyone agreed on the innocence of Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey. In the series, we watched as police officers interrogated him for hours on end, feeding him stories, telling him what they wanted to hear until he finally gave them what they wanted: a confession.