Admittedly, I spend a lot of time watching TV. Probably too much if you ask anyone close to me but hey, I don’t discriminate. I’ve seen the good, the bad, the award-winning, the cringe-worthy and to be honest, I don’t regret a second of it. But here, we’re only going to tell you about the shows we’re particularly interested in. And by interested in, I mean obsessed with. Check out the list of TV shows we’re most excited to watch and we promise, they’re all worth your time.
(Currently airing on USA)
“The Sinner,” if you’re not already familiar, is the must-watch show of the summer, starring the beloved (and nearly unrecognizable) Jessica Biel. A seemingly normal housewife suddenly experiences an outburst while out with her child and husband—played by Christopher Abbott or Charlie from HBO’s “Girls”—which results in the brutal stabbing of an unsuspecting beach-goer. While the miniseries is limited to just eight episodes, from the two we’ve already seen it’s obvious this psychological thriller has got a lot to unpack. It airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. so you’ve still got time catch up before the mystery continues.
(Currently airing on HBO)
Recently renewed for a third season, “Insecure” has become our go-to Sunday show. After “Game of Thrones,” of course. Derived from the hit web series “Awkward Black Girl”—also created by and starring Issa Rae—the show explores relatable topics such as love, sex, and friendship, from the perspective of two millennial black girls just trying to make it in LA. If that’s not enough to get you hooked, the soundtrack alone will do it, coordinated by the one and only Solange Knowles. Currently in its second season, you can watch “Insecure” Sundays at 10:30 p.m.
Bachelor in Paradise
(August 14 on ABC)
Unsurprisingly, there’s been an insurmountable amount of drama surrounding this upcoming season of “Bachelor in Paradise,” that of which has left Bachelor Nation practically salivating at the thought of the premiere. After the initial filming was halted due to a sexual misconduct allegation, the producers and the cast have moved on and are giving us the paradise season we’ve been so desperately waiting for. Will they show the clip? What really happened? We’ll all get to find out together when “Bachelor in Paradise” airs next Monday on ABC.
The Mindy Project
(September 12 on Hulu)
It’s the final season of “The Mindy Project” and for those loyal followers who kept up through the leap from network TV to Hulu, I can say I’m sad to see it go. While the fifth season ended on a cliffhanger (no spoilers), perhaps the sixth and final season will wrap up in a way that leaves the audience feeling satisfied. Isn’t that what we all want out of a series finale after all? The romcom-inspired show is available on Hulu in its entirety so binge away before it’s back in September.
(September 13 on Comedy Central)
After months and months of anticipation, we finally have a release date for “Broad City” season four. Created by, written by and starring real-life best friends Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the show follows the girls through NYC and the crazy adventures they seem to embark on. Known for their colorful language and frequent cannabis smoking, the “kweens” are making their awaited return to TV on September 13th on Comedy Central.
(October 11 on The CW)
Literally anyone who is anyone is talking about “Riverdale” so if this is the first time you’re hearing about it, it’s time to move out from under that rock. The CW teen drama first premiered last January, based off of the characters from the Archie comics. Ironically it’s average audience age probably hasn’t made this connection but nonetheless it is a show definitely worth watching. There’s murder, mystery and the good ol’ days of high school—all set in a small town with secrets of its own. Thankfully episodes are currently be streamed on Netflix so steal your friends password or do whatever you have to do to make watching “Riverdale” your priority.
(October 11 on USA)
“Mr. Robot” is not a show about robots. If this misconception has kept you from watching then I apologize because it couldn’t be further from the truth. After winning last year’s Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series—Drama, I feel as though this should be enough to convince you that it really is the best television series. Without giving too much away, the show touches upon themes such as cyber-security and hacking—alongside an all-star cast with Rami Malek, who plays Elliot, leading the pack. Gearing up for season three, I only have one piece of advice for newcomers—trust no one, not even yourself. We’re all just so excited that it’s finally time.