Let me introduce “the buzz” (I know, I know you want to get to my summer TV picks already…go ahead and scroll) but for those of you still reading-yay-this series will highlight two things:
- a fun coffee sleeve from a local coffee shop
- an even more fun buzz-worthy topic
COFFEE SLEEVE: Alfred Coffee
I happened upon Alfred one of my first weeks in LA. I had never been to Melrose Place, home of the OG location, and fell in love with the street. Alfred has now taken LA by storm, I feel like they are announcing a new location every week (props guys!) but its Melrose Place location still remains my favorite. My GO-TO: almond milk cap topped with cinnamon.
Ah summer TV, even more indulgent than a winter binge because you’re saying “f*ck it” to the sun and staying in-unless you get yourself a summer thunderstorm-aka the best excuse to hole up and watch a new show. So without further ado:
unREAL (Lifetime, Season 2, June 6th) For those of you who are too proud to watch unREAL because it’s a “Lifetime” show, get off your high horse and watch Constance Zimmer and Shiri Appleby kick ass. I was never a fan of the Bachelor(ette) but this scripted show focuses on the bts craziness it takes to produce reality TV. MUST WATCH.
Feed the Beast (AMC, Series Premiere, June 5th) When the billboards started popping up in LA, I was like “is that David Schwimmer?!” The answer is “yes”, and 2016 is proving to be his year. Admittedly I haven’t watched the pilot, though it’s sitting in my queue, but since Mad Men, AMC hasn’t let us down. Here’s looking at you, Ross.
Chef’s Table (Netflix, Season 2, May 27th) I am late to the game on this show, I know, and for someone who loves food as much as I do, how did I miss this? PLUS season 1 just nabbed a James Beard award-so both seasons are lined up- along with a big charcuterie board when viewing.
Animal Kingdom (TNT, Series Premiere, June 14th) Based on the Australian film by the same name, Animal Kingdom is a gritty family-crime drama with Ellen Barkin as the lead. Ellen freaking Barkin. I’d say no more, but John Wells is also behind this show (Shameless, ER) making me want it to be June 14th already.
Wrecked (TBS, Series Premiere, June 14th) I read this script a couple months ago and can’t wait to see how it looks. It’s a survival-comedy about a group of strangers who crash land on a remote island. Think “if Lost had been a comedy and not so confusing”.
Another Period (Comedy Central, Season 2, June 15th) Basically I want to live on this show. Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome can do no wrong. Dubbed “America’s Worst Family”, the two play sisters in turn-of-the-century Rhode Island. Lots of awesome cameos.
OITNB (Netflix, Season 4, June 17th) So much has happened on this show’s last couple seasons I don’t even remember where we left off- but I know it was juicy. All the women slay on this show, although I hope we get a little more Matt McGorry this season #majorcrush.
Roadies (Showtime, Series Premiere, June 26th) From Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) so I have high hopes. Plus Luke Wilson- those brothers man, how do they do it? Showtime calls this “an insider’s look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of ‘roadies'”.
Suits (USA, Season 6, July 16th) Oh Suits, how I love thee. You are such an unrealistic portrayal of a law firm, but whatever, y’all look ballin’. Plus *spoilerish* what’s going to happen to Mike?! Donna with the good hair and Rachel with the good suits, can we be friends?
Mr. Robot (USA, Season 2, July 16th) OH MAN. I am just finishing up Season 1 and can’t wait to see what twists and turns this next season have in store. Creator Sam Esmail directed all 10 episodes which should make this season consistent AF.
Vice Principals (HBO, Series Premiere, July 17th) I already know I’m going to laugh. Billy Murray, Danny McBride, Walton Goggins?! Just the concept alone, two VP’s fighting to take over the newly empty principal’s seat, has me thinking this is going to fill the Summer Heights High gap I’m missing in my life.