TV Shows I’m Loving – July 2016

It’s been a really great summer for television! I’ve picked up a few shows and I’ve also discovered that while I love all kinds of shows, my favorite are dark thrillers and dramas. I wanted to share some of the shows I’ve been loving this summer. Some of them are new shows and some aren’t.

Just wanted to mention that Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley are two of my favorite summer shows but they both just finished out their new seasons recently. So they’re not on this list.

Preacher on AMC

1. Preacher

You guys, if you are not watching this show, you need to start. This is a hilariously absurd action/drama with a supernatural twist.

It’s about a guy named Jesse Custer (played by Dominic Cooper) who moves back to his hometown to escape his past and be a Preacher like his late father. But trouble, and lots of interesting characters, seem to follow him as he struggles between being who he was and who he wants to be. And then things get really complicated when he somehow develops the ability to control people.

I have completely fallen in love with all of the characters and I’m developing a huge crush on Dominic Cooper. If you like “different” shows and aren’t easily offended, you should definitely check it out. I would say if you liked the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service then you’ll probably like this.

Mr. Robot on USA

2. Mr. Robot

Another fantastic show that I highly recommend! I started watching this show in June and I instantly fell in love with it. I think it’s because I can relate to Elliot as an introvert and a generally awkward person. The show so different from anything else on TV right now and I love the way they tell the story. It took such a major turn mid-season that by the end I felt like I was going crazy. That is some really great storytelling. I cannot wait for season 2 to start this week!

Outcast on Cinemax

3. Outcast

Outcast is super low-key, character-driven, and very slow-paced, but there’s something about it that I just love. It’s about a guy with a mysterious past who discovers that he may have the power to help people who have been possessed.

The Last Ship

4. The Last Ship

The Last Ship is a very underrated show about the last American Naval ship on the water after a viral outbreak. It has an amazing cast and a ton of action. I’ll admit I don’t always know exactly what people are talking about (there’s a lot of strategic planning and Naval jargon) but the plot is still easy to keep up with.


5. Outlander

This show just ended season 2 in the past week, but since I’m still catching up (I’m a couple of episodes behind) I kept it on the list. If you haven’t heard of Outlander, it’s a romance drama with a bit of time travel mixed in, about a woman caught between 2 men in completely different time periods. That sounds odd, but it’s actually a really great show. I LOVED the first season — it kept me on the edge of my seat. But the 2nd season is so dark and the pacing has been very slow. I’m not as excited to watch it as I was last season, but I still love the show so I’ll definitely keep watching. This show is so brutal though. It’s so beautiful at times (the acting, wardrobe, locations, etc.) and at other times it’s graphic and crazy and just rips your heart out.

Young & Hungry

6. Young & Hungry

Young & Hungry is such a cute show. It’s about a personal chef who accidentally (not sure if that’s the right word?) sleeps with her new boss on her first day, which sets up the funny and awkward situations they get into throughout the rest of the series.

What else?

I am watching some other shows too, like Pretty Little Liars and BattleBots, but those 6 are my favorites. What are you watching this summer? Any recommendations?

  • I’ve been watching Mr. Robot on Amazon Prime. I love Eliot! Rami Malek is always so good. Zoo just started back this Summer so my boyfriend and I are watching it. And we started Penny Dreadful on Netflix. Preacher looks interesting to me, but I’ll probably wait until it’s on Netflix to watch it.

    • The season premiere was so good! I’m really excited to see how crazy this season will get. lol. I wanted to see Penny Dreadful but I heard it was just suddenly canceled! Maybe I should still watch it?

  • I haven’t seen any of these shows so thanks for all the recs! I saw a commercial for preacher and was intrigued/ confused by what it was. I really like Kingsmen so I think I’ll give this a shot! I’m a sucker for this cheesy abc family, I mean freeform, shows so Young & Hungry sounds like my kinda thing ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Based on what you said I definitely think you’ll love Preacher and Y&H! Preacher is really crazy and I’ve heard a lot of people say they don’t get what’s going on but it’s one of those shows where you just have to go with it. lol.

  • Cool picks! There’s a lot of shows I need to catch up on. Outlander is #1 on that list. And Preacher looks really awesome on AMC.

    • Preacher is really good! Thanks for stopping by!

  • I wasn’t interested in Mr. Robot last season but all of the marketing materials are so intriguing. I’ve heard good things about Preacher and Outlander. I haven’t heard of Outcast but that sounds cool too. I’m obsessed with Game of Thrones so that one is a fave of mine.


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    • Mr. Robot is really crazy but once you get into it you’ll be hooked.

      This past season of GoT was so amazing. I’m excited for next season, although I’ve heard it’s only 7 episodes!

  • One of my coworkers was talking about Preacher, he said it was good. I need to check it out. And I saw Young and Hungry on Netflix and it has good ratings, and this other girl I was talking to liked it too so I definitely need to check it out ๐Ÿ™‚

    • The season finale of Preacher just aired this weekend and it was insane. Crazy show but lots of fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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