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5 Shows You Should Watch This Summer

Happy Friday friends!! It was a pretty uneventful week around these parts - no events and nothing after work - so I finally feel caught up on life and shows!! I'm a huge fan of TV - it's the way I unwind and recharge and I've been doing a bit of that these last few weeks! I've already talked about Younger (it's on TV Land) a few times on the blog before - if you aren't watching, you really should be, it's hilarious and probably one of the best half hours on TV right now!! Here are some of my top picks for shows you should watch (and binge) on this summer!
 

Ballers (HBO) 

A friend of Gary's told him to watch Ballers and I'm so glad he did because we literally flew through the first two season's in one weekend #noshame. When a show is just a half hour, it's so easy to watch and fly through episodes! I think we picked the perfect time to get into this because the new season is premiering on July 23! If you liked The Rock before this show, then you'll love him after watching it. I was never a fan of Entourage and even though it's the same producers and even at times a similar premise, Ballers is so much better! Warning - it's a bit crude, but hey, it's HBO. 

VEEP (HBO)

We are so late to the party on this one!! VEEP is hilarious - there was actually a point this week when we watched an episode and I was crying from laughing so hard! It's so good and I can definitely understand why Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won so many awards for her portrayal of Vice President Selina Meyer. The characters in this show are incredibly funny - the delivery of the one liners in on par with the best SNL sketches! 

Bold Type (FreeForm)

Bold Type just premiered this past Tuesday on FreeForm and I'm hooked. It was a two hour premier and a show that I know I'll be watching all season (and hopefully for many more). It's a little bit how to lose a guy in 10 days - I swear there were actual sentences that were both in the movie and this show. It also has a little bit of a Devil Wears Prada vibe without the terrible boss! I am enthralled in these types of shows because they provide the best kind of entertainment. This little story has a little something to do with how the characters in the show might feel, I was walking to work on Thursday and this girl tripped on the sidewalk and fell - she quickly got up. She laughed it off and said something to the effect of - still learning to walk to work in these heels! I laughed and said - the trick is to wear flats to work and switch into your high heels at work! I remembered being that girl walking to work in my high heels and stumbling when a nice girl told me the exact same thing  - full circle friends! 

The OA (Netflix)

Normally if it has a supernatural, sci-fi tilt to it, I'm not into. BUT when so many people were saying how amazing The OA was, I decided to give it a try and Gary was so happy because he's totally into that sort of stuff. We were hooked within the first 10 minutes. Each episode is a commitment, the length varies from an hour to close to two hours - so you're in it to win it! What's amazing is the woman who is co-creator / writer on the show is also the main character Prairie. The first season is all about her return home after vanishing seven years ago - she has new abilities & recruits 5 very different people to help her with a secret mission. The minute you think you know what's happening, there will be a huge twist! Plain and simple, this show was amazing and it's been renewed for another season. 

Odd Mom Out (Bravo)

I've been watching Odd Mom Out since it came out a couple years ago. Jill Kargman the show creator and also the main "star" of Odd Mom Out has this incredible ability to take the most outrageous Upper East Side, New York Mom moments and make them relatable in a humorous way. I think the girl who plays her sister-in-law Brooke is such a standout character- she's just ludicrous, but her delivery is perfection! As much as this show is random, there is somewhat of a plot each season. 
Those are my picks for 5 shows you should watch this summer. What are you watching? 

47 comments

  1. Ballers and VEEP are two shows I have really wanted to watch, but unfortunately I don't have HBO. I may have to get the seasons. :)

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  2. I'm always ready to talk TV! It's my favorite way to recharge too. Veep is just too good, Julia Louis-Dreyfus really is amazing for all these characters she has made icons. You have me so excited for the Bold-Type (I DVR-ed while away this week). I'm so happy to hear it's similar to How to lose a guy in 10 days! I've only started an episode of the OA so I have to keep going with that one. Have a great weekend girl!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  3. I am soooo in love with Younger! I've really wanted to start watching Ballers! Now I must! Happy weekend babe!

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  4. I have been binge watching shows lately. I have not seen any of these, although my husband did watch the OA. I recently finished The Handmaid's Tale, OITNB, and The Keepers. But I am so excited for Game of Thrones this weekend!!!!!!

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  5. I haven't watched any of these yet! I am such an old school tv show watcher, I need to branch out a little bit lol. Hope you have an awesome weekend!!

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  6. I'm so off my TV game since we got rid of cable! All of these sound really good though - especially that Freeform one, it sounds right up my alley!!

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  7. I keep hearing I need to watch "Odd Mom Out" because it's so relatable! We've watching "House of Cards," "OINTB," "Bloodline," and of course, "The Bachelorette" this summer...and I'm still loving all of my Real Housewives! ;)

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  8. So many goodies and I haven't seen one of these shows yet! I gues I'm not a huge TV person but The Odd Mom Out sounds like my kind of show! Happy Friday! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  9. Umm odd mom out is my jam! I haven't watched any of the others - I do have cable but watch like 3 channels ... HGTV, BRAVO and E!

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  10. I just finished a bunch of my netflix series so I'm looking for new ones! I just started New girl again- it's such a funny show! I definitely checking out the bold type! :) have a great weekend!

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  11. I haven't seen or heard of any of these but they all sound good!!! Adding them to our list!

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  12. We love Ballers!! I need to watch Odd Mom Out, everyone tells me how funny it is!

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  13. The only one of these I've heard of is The Bold Type and I'm already hooked too! SO good! I'll have to check out the others! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  14. I have been meaning to check veep out for ages! Great suggestions!

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  15. I haven't heard of any of these except OA. I don't HBO but I can watch OA on Netflix. Thanks for sharing!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  16. Okay, I need to check out VEEP. One of my staff members recommended it, so you've convinced me!

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  17. I'm soo happy Odd Mom Out is back again- SO funny!

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  18. I keep hearing so much about the OA. I love these picks, and totally would help get me out of my Bravo reality routine. Thanks for sharing! XO, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

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  19. Haven't seen Veep and keep meaning to try to! Where is "This Is Us?" :) xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  20. We are in need of new shows, and I know Josh will love the OA. We are going to start that tonight! Odd Mom Out is one of the best shows ever! I love her books, too, highly recommend!

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  21. Someone told Derek to watch Ballers so that's on our list to start soon I'm glad you like it! Bold Type is in my DVR - I can't wait to watch!

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  22. I've been meaning to check out Ballers!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

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  23. I'm so excited about Odd Mom Out coming back on. I am all for the awkward woman that makes life funny in her own way ;)

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  24. I have never heard of any of this, but The Bold Type sounds like a great show! ^^.

    TheNormcoreRebel

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  25. We just started watching Veep and it is hilarious! I've been wanting to watch Odd Mom Out - I need to get that downloaded! Have a great weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  26. I need to check out ballers. I love VEEP! I haven't watched any of this season yet, need to binge for sure. I need to finish handmaid's tale and House of Cards too. I am so behind on my TV!

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  27. I haven't seen any of these. Thanks for sharing!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  28. I know what I'm doing this weekend lol. Thank you for the recommendations.

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  29. So I'm not watching any of the shows right now, but I definitely need to give them a try! The OA sounds really interesting, and I've been loving all of the Netflix shows lately!

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  30. I should try to watch them, I was running out of inspiration for tv shows! Thanks for sharing!

    http://violettedaily.com

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  31. We watched The OA when it first came out and I thought I was going to hate it, but man, is it addictive!! It's just so unique that it holds your attention! We're currently watching Bloodline and OMG it's so good!

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  32. I saw a preview for Bold Type when I was watching Younger the other night and it sooooo looked like a show I would love. Thanks for reminding me!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  33. Someone just recently told me to watch Ballers, now I definitely want to watch!!

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  34. I am totally digging the Bold Type too. So good. I thought of Devil Wears Prada too. My husband loves Veep.

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  35. We are horrible about keeping up with TV shows on live TV, so we are almost always on Netflix and Hulu. We will have to check out The OA!

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  36. Happy Friday! We are hoping to get caught up on/start some shows tonight. We might have to check Ballers out. I love when a show is easy to get into. Have a great weekend girl! xo Beautifully Candid

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  37. I'm so happy you included Odd Mom Out, it's so hysterical!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  38. Love this post! We canceled our cable a few years ago but my husband just got a job with Comcast so now we get free cable! It's so overwhelming to see all the shows, so thank you for narrowing it down! Off to set the DVR! :)

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  39. I definitely need to add some of these to my list! I'm making a maternity leave binge watch list! Ha.

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  40. I seriously SOOO need to watch Ballers! I've heard only good things about it. We recently watch The Defiant Ones documentary series on HBO and it was amazing! You need to check it out!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  41. I LOVE Veep!!! but i couldnt get into OA -- all the scenes with her as a kid really freaked me out! we are watching Fargo and it's so good! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  42. We loved Ballers! We are watching Queen of the South now which is crazy addicting...no pun intended since it's about drugs, LOL

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  43. Ballers is Ryan's favorite show! I have The Bold Type on the DVR, so I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Also adding Veep to our list!

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  44. I actually haven't seen any of those shows but I'm always looking for something new! Will look these up!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  45. I just finished Riverdale a couple weeks ago which I loved. I'm so sad that P.L.L. is over. The Bold Type looks good and OA interests me too! My boyfriend started a show called American Gods...its VERY weird. Younger might be something I would like too!

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  46. Veep is hilarious! I need to start watching it again. JLD does an amazing job.

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  47. ahhhh I need HBO! I'll def have to check out the sci-fi one on netflix though!

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