Clearly there are tons of new shows coming out, or returning, this summer (cough Stranger Things cough). But if you're looking for something good and underrated, so you can enjoy it spoiler-free, I have a few suggestions.
1. The Bold Type
If you were a fan of The Carrie Diaries I can guarantee you will love this show. Recently finished its third season, The Bold Type follows the lives of three best friends who live in New York and work for the famous women's magazine, Scarlet. It covers a range of important issues such as racism, struggles in the workplace, sexual assault, women's health and sexual identity without being overly cliché or pushy to make their point.
2. Drop Dead Diva
Deb, a shallow model dies and has her soul transferred into the body of Jane Bingum, a plus-sized intelligent lawyer and struggles to deal the world of employment and her new body while not being able to tell anyone who she is. Like Suits, every episode surrounds a new case, but the show primarily focuses on her character development as Deb truly becomes Jane while clinging onto Deb's old boyfriend (who conveniently works with her at the same law firm). It's very dramatic and you'll absolutely love sassy Deb/Jane.
3. No Tomorrow
What would you do if you knew the world would end in eight months and 12 days? That's what Evie, a risk-averse girl with an overly ordinary life, tries to figure out when she meets a mysterious guy with an "apocalyst." Suddenly she's being pushed to be fearless and try the craziest, wildest things on her new bucket list.
4. Everything Sucks!
I guess everything truly does suck because this show had so much potential yet was still cancelled by Netflix after season 1. I don't want to get too ahead of myself here but I feel like it could be the modern version of Freaks and Geeks - yet another iconic 90s-esque teenage show that deserved to get renewed but didn't. I won't say anything else except their high school is literally called Boring High School - please appreciate this masterpiece.
This show is just a big, nostalgic gem. Based in 2000, comics Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle play their 13-year old selves in middle school while the rest of the cast is actual 13 year olds. It's hilarious and relatable and there's truly no show like this out there, which will make it a perfect binge-watch.
While all of these shows deserve more credit, hopefully even just one was able to catch your eye. If not, hopefully they're something you'll consider checking out later on!
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