Summer Review

Shows of the Summer

The Underdog: GLOW (Netflix)
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Enough said.

The Show Everyone was Talking About: Game of Thrones (HBO)
You get a reunion and you get a reunion and you get a reunion!!!! Incest and dragons and surprisingly little murder, oh my.

The Finale We Deserved: Orphan Black (BBC America)
Feel good finale on a decidedly dark show. Power to the sestrahood.

The Finale That’s Three Years Overdue: Pretty Little Liars (Freeform)
It’s over! And oh god, did it end terribly. Let’s all pretend the final two seasons never happened. Okay? Okay.

The Feel Good Show: Younger (TV Land)
Everyone on this show makes selfish decisions but whatever it’s still a good time.

The Guilty Pleasure: Wynonna Earp (Syfy)
What a romp! Campy. Snarky. Supernatural. Gay.

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The Show Everyone Should Be Watching: Queen Sugar (OWN)
Why haven’t you watched Queen Sugar yet? Season 1 is on Hulu, just saying.

The Show Nobody is Watching: Marvel’s The Defenders (Netflix)
Look, I just want to see Jessica Jones Season 2, okay? I’ll watch The Defenders for my fix if I have to, though. Heard it was pretty good.

The Show Everyone is Telling me to Watch: The Bold Type (Freeform)
Mostly the gays. But, I trust their judgment on most things. Has a Younger vibe to it because it’s about NYC writing/editing world. Also sisterhood and queer poc stories. Already off to a good start.

The Show Everyone was Talking About Two Years Ago: Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
How was season 5? Worth it? Idk, maybe I’ll watch it eventually.

The Other Summer Shows I Couldn’t Categorize Because I Haven’t Watched, but Deserve a Mention: Ozark (Netflix), Gypsy (Netflix), Insecure (HBO)
Ozark: apparently a good show with Breaking Bad vibes
Gypsy: bad show but in a batshit crazy can’t look away way
Insecure: I think it’s supposed to be that awkward, but I can’t get past episode 2

Songs of the Summer:

“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift
If you don’t get that this song is subversive and satirical (See also Blank Space), then there’s nothing I can do for you. Everyone loves to hate T. Swift for some reason…? Maybe chillax and enjoy the genius that is Taylor Swift roasting Taylor Swift.

“New York” – St. Vincent
Is this about Cara Delevingne?! Just rip my heart out, why don’t you.

“Want You Back” – Haim Something to Tell You
Catchy, catchy. These three sisters are rockin’ the Hanson look.

Science Fiction – Brand New
Whoa, whoa, whoa? Brand new Brand New? Such a sad and subdued sound. Ugh, ily Jesse Lacey. Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, and 10. You’re welcome.

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