MUST WATCH SUMMER SHOWS 2015

... I'll add to this as things premiere, but start with these:
  1. Wayward Pines
    Available on Hulu, the series stars Matt Dillion and is a thriller about people trapped in a strange town. I love it.
  2. The Whispers
    Available on Hulu. This show is about a mysterious presence that gets kids to carry out tasks by pretending to be their imaginary friend. Another thriller, I'm in love.
  3. Empire
    I'm a little behind, but I just finished this show and it's fantastic. The show centers around a family running a music label called Empire and stars Terrence Howard and the genius, fierce Taraji P. Henson.
  4. Grace and Frankie
    Netflix Original. The writing is a little weak, in my opinion, but Lily Tomlin's performance MORE than makes up for it. Another stand-out: June Diane Raphael.
  5. Orange is the New Black
    Netflix Original. I haven't started the new season yet, but if it's anything like the first two season, I'm sure it's amazing.
  6. Playing House
    I work on this show and it is wonderful. Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair star, write and executive producer this show on the USA Network. You can watch the first season on usanetwork.com. Second season starts August 4th on USA!
  7. UnREAL
    This is a dark horse pick, but if you're a Bachelor fan (or even dislike the Bachelor), this show is "can't stop watching" TV. It goes behind the scenes of a Bachelor-like show, and is surprisingly dark. It's entertaining through and through.
    Suggested by   @carolineschwartz