Welcome to the tricky time of year where all of your work clothes are too heavy for 90 degree weather and it is a full month before Homeland and The Good Wife return. That’s right, you have nothing to watch until October 9th. Here are my suggestions for coping. First get yourself a free trial month of Amazon Prime (next to the return of the Good Wife in your calender put “cancel Amazon Prime”), then catch up on some TV that you might have heard good things about but never got around to watching. My suggestions:
- The Americans–it actually took me a little time to get into this show. There is a grimness to the 1980s setting that repelled me a little. But by season two I was totally hooked and this has quickly risen into my top 10 favorite shows of all time. Felicity forever!
- Hannibal–I tentatively suggested this show before, and now that I have seen every episode (the final episode for the whole series aired last week), I can confirm that this show is also one of my all-time favorites. The homoerotic relationship of Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelson will fuel my dreams for years to come. Once again the gore is indefensible, so I take no responsibility for your trauma.
- Mr. Robot. Beautiful, not-boring, and at moments genuinely clever about the state of society. The show is derivative and it knows it. Its homages to things like Fight Club and Hackers are no secret. But I love Fight Club and Hackers so I appreciate these references.
- The White Queen. This is not a good show. This is a delicious treat for the soft-core porn, brocade, and sword-swinging lover inside of you. If you saw the most recent Mission Impossible and you were blown away by the lady lead, get excited because she is the “White Queen.” Also, the Starz intro at the beginning of every episode will make you think you are about to watch Outlander. “Sing me a song of a lass who is gone, say may that lass be I . . . ” Tear. Sometimes I think this blog should just transition into an Outlander tumblr.