Summer Tv Shows

See what's shining on TV this Summer

Posted in News on April 14, 2015

Check out what's hot this summer or when your favorite shows are coming back for its summer run! Check back from time to time for reviews on all the shows with so much buzz.

  • Penny Dreadful (Season Premiere:May 3rd)

What's it about: Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, and others unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London

Why it's interesting: The show is being considered to be the Game of Thrones of Fantasy with unique storylines and interesting chracter development, not to mention the glorifying Prime-Time Emmy nominations.

  • Wayward Pines (Series Premeiere: May 14th)

What's it about: A Secret Service agent goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic town. He soon learns that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

Why it's interesting: Showcreater M. Night Shyamalan enters the realm of television after a set of highs and lows in filmmaking, most notably The Sixth Sense and After Earth. Whether Wayward Pines is a hit or just another flop is unknown but one thing is for sure: we'll definitely be watching.

  • Hannibal (Season Premiere: June 4th)

What's it about: Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Why it's interesting: There is no doubt that the show left us in shock after the shocking Season 2 finale, but spoilers aside the show has successfully manged to intrigue us, shock us, and keep us wanting for more. With beautiful cinematography, deep character development, and addicting plotlines, watching Hannibal this summer is a MUST.

  • Orange Is the New Black (Season Premiere: June 12th)

What's it about: The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfriend.

Why it's interesting: Orange is the New Black has become the talk of the town and Netflix's hit show with Primetime Emmy nominations flooding in. We reviewed it with a stellar score calling it a deep intriguing and provoking displayment of modern day women in society.

  • Tyrant (Season Premiere: June 16th)

What's it about: Series tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.

Why it's interesting: Tyrant draws viewers to the political power complex of an autocracy and how various factors come into play with the uneasy struggle of becoming a democracy. Tyrant impressed viewers in its first season, now the question that viewers will be asking is whether it was a one hit wonder or does it have more to offer?

  • The Last Ship (Season Premiere: June 21st)

What's it about: The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth's population.

Why it's interesting: Though the fact that its produced by Michael Bay does not help at all in reassuring viewers, The Last Ship has its own merit, giving viewers an interesting take on the post-apocalytpic world and how the struggle for power in a world gone to hell makes people desperate to achieve their ends no matter the means.

  • True Detective (Season Premiere June 21st)

What's it about: An anthology police detective series in which investigations seem to unearth both personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.

Why it's interesting: The show is being called the pioneer to the golden age of television with a unique structure and heart-warming performances by Matthew McCounaghey and Woody Harrelson in Season 1. This time however, the show is getting a complete makeover with Collin Ferrell and Matthew Vaughn taking over as the lead roles with a new mystery to solve. Can the show continue to its streak under new management?

  • Ballers (Series Premiere: June 21st)

What's it about:A series centered around a group of football players and their families, friends, and handlers.

Why it's interesting: Dwayne Johnson decides to enter the Television business by resurrecting a modern day Entourage focused on Sports as opposed to the show business. Given Entourage's huge success on Television and its current adaptation to the silver screen, and Dwayne Johnson's buzz, will Ballers play ball this summer?

  • The Brink (Series Premiere: June 21st)

What's it about:Top U.S. government and military scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the chaos of a geopolitical crisis.

Why it's interesting: The Brink features solid comedic talent of Jack Black and featuring satire of modern day political situations and racial stereotypes. Whether this ends up sinking or swimming, it'll be definitely worth watching.

  • Suits (Season Premiere: June 24th)

What's it about:On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers.

Why it's interesting: Ever since Suits first premiered, it gained a big cult following, and not it is considered to be one of the flagship shows on television leading the Summer TV slot. With 4 seasons under its belt, just how much longer can Mike Ross keep on conning everyone?

  • Ray Donovan ( Season Premiere: July 12th)

What's it about: Ray Donovan, a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous in LA, can make anyone's problems disappear except those created by his own family.

Why it's interesting: Ray Donovan has become a classic Summer show with an evergrowing fan base. Portrayed with emotional performances, intriguing character development, and diversifying plot lines, we get an in-depth view into the world Hollywood and fixers. Backed up by Emmy Nominations and huge appraisal, Ray Donovan is a show you definitely don't want to miss this summer.

  • The Strain (Season Premiere: TBD)

What's it about: A thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City...

Why it's interesting: Though it didn't have a rocksteady premiere season last summer, The Strain is still a show to look forward to into further seasons. With mastermind Guillermo Del Toro behind the camera and powerful acting talent in front of the camera, hopefully The Strain will learn from its past mistakes and answer some of last season's mind-boggling questions.