You might recognize the feeling: eventually your summer break is there, but right when you finally have the time to watch all those TV shows you love, they are either on hiatus or cancelled. Point is, you have to find some new shows to watch! Preferably one that has been running for quite some time, so you don't have to worry about how many episodes are left. These are my picks for the summer!
You don't have to like country music (I don't) to enjoy this series. I particularly like the troubled relationships in this show, and there's a plenty. From Emmy nominated Connie Britton's character country veteran Rayna James and the difficult relationship she has with her father to younger rival Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) and the even more difficult relationship with her addicted mother. There's quite some drama in Nashville. Watch the first season now, so you can tune in for the second season premiere on September 25th.
A bizarre mix of colourful characters and its crazy movie parodies make this comedy one of the most enjoyable out there. This series centers around a study group at Greendale Community College, all of the members having very different backgrounds and reasons to end up on community college. You have four seasons to watch before the fifth one premieres midseason, probably early 2014. You will probably love Britta as much as I do!
3. Mad Men
Mad Men for years was one of those critically acclaimed, Emmy winning TV series I wanted to see, but now I finally decided to start watching. I tell you, it's definitely worth it! The series is visually stunning and gives a very nice insight in what life in the 1960's must have been like. Plus the psychology behind the advertisements the Mad Men think of is really quite interesting. A seventh and final season has been announced and will probably premiere next April. Plenty of time to catch up I believe.
When Mr. Porter has something to do with a TV series you can be sure the men are well dressed and the lawyers in Suits definitely are. This show centers around Harvey Specter and his new associate Mike Ross working at top New York law firm Pearson Hardman. Be prepared to see a broad range of cases and people being helped by the two in their very own magnificent manners. A third season has just premiered, so you will have enough episodes for now. My favourite characters? Paralegal Rachel Zane and secretary Donna.
1. Downton Abbey
Like Mad Men, Downton Abbey has been one of those series I have wanted to watch for quite some time. Downton Abbey tells the story of the aristocratic Crawley family and their staff. A beatuiful period drama, starting in 1912, right after the Titanic tragedy that kills Lady Mary's fiancée who would have saved the family estate and fortune if they married. With a great cast (Emmy nominated Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery and Emmy winning Maggie Smith), great storylines and beautiful sets, costumes, hair and make-up, Downton Abbey is an absolute must-watch. The fourth season will premiere in the US on january 5th 2014, but in the UK sometime this fall.
Do you watch one of these series and do you have some series you are catching up on this summer? Please share it with me!