Current Favorites: Summer TV Edition
I fancy myself a TV guru (I do work in TV after all!) and each season brings along new favorites. This summer I've been enjoying shows that span the spectrum genre-wise, but it appears I'm being drawn to strong, likable, and well developed female characters and my choices below reflect that. Let me know what you think of these shows in the comments below, and tell me your favorite shows that I should be checking out!
Hulu | The Handmaid's Tale
Depicting Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, this drama portrays the aftermath of worldwide infertility and a new society that adapts in the most oppressive way. The fertile women, or handmaids, are treated as property of the state and assigned to bear the children of high society couples and the story spirals into even darker madness from there. It's dark and deep and hard to watch sometimes, but worth it.
Freeform | The Bold Type
I caught the first few episodes of this new show on Hulu and I'm really loving it. It's not a heavy show, but still should be considered a drama. Three best friends work at a global women's magazine and lean on each other through the ups and downs in their work and personal life.
TV Land | Younger
The premise of Liza as a 40-year old trying to get back in the job market while pretending to be 26 years old basically writes itself. It's funny, crude humor and vibrant cast (including Sutton Foster and Hillary Duff) take the show up a notch and make it a true crowd pleaser- even Austin likes it! The first 3 seasons are on Hulu and I was quick to jump on the Younger bandwagon.
Netflix | Master of None season 2
Season 1, while enjoyable and critically acclaimed, can be skipped in my opinion. Jump into the first two episodes of season 2 set in Italy. This comedy is quirky for sure, but it is inventive and dives into controversial and deep topics in a refreshing and jovial way. Episodes 2, 4, 6, and 9 are personal favorites- but really there is no bad episode. Oh, and Alessandra Mastronardi who plays Francesca is my new girl crush!
Viceland | States of Undress
Hailey Gates is a young, female Anthony Bourdain, except instead of food, she's talking fashion. She interviews locals and dives deep into various cultures standards of beauty, fashion, and political and social issues regarding clothing. A favorite so far is 'Beyond the Burkini in France'. Hailey explores the complexities of the French laws that have banned various Islamic veils and what the Muslim women, Muslim men, and politicians in France have to say about them.