Fun and Fresh Summer TV Shows
BY ELSA LEWIS '25 & SHREE JAYAKRISHNA '25
When summer rolls around, our favorite thing to do is curl up on our couches and spend hours scrolling through Netflix. Nothing beats the feeling of eating a whole pint of Ben and Jerry’s and not having to worry about your next test. But if you’re lost on where to start, we’re here to help you avoid the painful search for the perfect show to watch this summer. No matter the genre, these shows can appeal to a wide audience.
If you’re a sci-fi lover, it’s time to travel back in time to the 80s with Stranger Things. Follow middle-schooler Will and his friends as they experience odd supernatural occurrences, including the appearance of a mysterious girl named Eleven. What really drew us to this show was its unpredictability. Just when you think you know what’s going to happen next, the show will add a twist and leave you shocked. Overall, Stranger Things is the perfect mix of suspense and youthful charm, making it one of our favorites.
For fans of dramas, How to Get Away with Murder is for you. Follow Annalise Keating and her group of law interns throughout this captivating show as they uncover puzzling after puzzling mysteries. The suspenseful plot and complex characters make watching this show feel like a real-life game of Clue. So sit back—but don’t relax—because this show will have you on the edge of your seat!
When you’re trying to give yourself a good scare in the wee hours of the night, American Horror Story is the show to watch. Each season adds new settings, plots, and characters, ranging from asylums to summer camps, witches to cult members, and everything in between. The best part about watching this show is its element of horror; screaming whenever a jump scare occurs completes the experience.
Last but most certainly not least, if you’re ready to laugh until tears leak out of your eyes and you need water to stop your hiccups, then New Girl is the perfect comedic experience for you. After a rough breakup, Jessica Day is looking for a fresh start. As a last resort, she moves into a new apartment with three guys—totally not what she wanted as a young teacher trying to kick off her career. Although her roommates find her habits and personality unusual at first, her bubbly character and sweet nature grow on them. Our raving is not unwarranted; the show’s genius humor and realistic approach to sticky social situations make it our first pick for a summer rom-com. Grab your favorite treat—and some friends—and get ready to watch the highs and lows of being a young adult living in an unpredictable world.
No matter your favorite genre, there’s at least one show that can keep you occupied this summer. While these are only a few of our favorites, there are many more shows out there for our fellow binge-watchers. When you’re taking a break from that hot summer weather, make sure to spend some quality time with your couch and awesome TV shows!