Summer is for poolsides and baseball and beaches and sunshine and flip flops.
All of these things are fairly overrated.
Instead of going outside, why not stay in your pajamas and TV binge?
Here are 12 shows I really loved that you should consider adding to your watching wish list.
- Firefly (14 episodes): Nathan Fillion partners with creator Joss Whedon of Buffy and Avengers fame to create this fantastic sci-fi western. Episode #8 "Out of Gas" is one of my favorite hours of television. Ever. (Amazon Prime / Hulu Plus / Netflix)
- Orphan Black (10 episodes in Season 1): My podcast partner, Knox, demanded I watch this show and I finally did. Holy moly. A character-driven sci-fi show with the amazing Tatiana Maslany playing most of the parts and killing it. (Amazon Prime)
- Sherlock (6 episodes in Seasons 1-2): This contemporary adaptation has teamed Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman for truly some of the best TV out there. Episode #4 "A Scandal in Belgravia" could be its own feature film. (Netflix)
- Luther (10 episodes in Seasons 1-2): I have my friend Erin Moon to thank for introducing me to the actor Idris Elba. Luther is psychological crime drama at its best. (Amazon Prime / Hulu Plus / Netflix)
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine (22 episodes in Season 1): Andy Samberg got all the praise for this police sit-com, and rightfully so, but it truly is one of the best ensemble shows on TV right now. One word: Gina. (Hulu Plus)
- The Goldbergs (23 episodes in Season 1): I adore Gen Xers being in charge of television right now because nuggets like this ABC comedy are green-lit. Set in the late 80's, this above average family is parented by funny pros Jeff Garlin and Wendy McLendon-Covey. (Hulu Plus)
- Better Off Ted (26 episodes): Veridian Dynamics may be a an evil corporation, but it looks like a fun place to work. This workplace show combines the absurd with a dapper leading man. (Amazon Prime / Netflix)
- Freaks and Geeks (18 episodes): Before Paul Feig was making movies like Bridesmaids, The Heat, and the upcoming Peanuts, he created this teen comedy-drama set in 1980. One of the best shows to ever have such a short life. Include before-they-were-big-stars: Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, and James Franco. (Netflix)
Worth It, But It's A Big Commitment
- 30 Rock (138 episodes): I own a Tracy Morgan bobble head. Tina Fey is my spirit animal. (Netflix)
- Veronica Mars (64 episodes): Kudos to all the Internet Marshmallows who insisted this Kristen Bell drama about a teen moonlighting as a private investigator would be great. Because it is. (Amazon Prime)
- Friday Night Lights (76 episodes): You guys. High school football in the South. Tami Taylor's hair. Riggins' abs. These are a few of my favorite things. (Amazon Prime / Netflix)
- Doctor Who (104 episodes in new Seasons 1-7): This British sci-fi drama is truly a huge commitment. The ninth doctor is a cheesy, but absolutely necessary prologue to tenth and eleventh doctors who will wreck you. But when you get to the episode "Blink" you will never turn back. Or blink. (Amazon Prime / Hulu Plus / Netflix only has 6 seasons)
What TV show do you recommend everyone should binge and why?