LAST-DAYS-OF-SUMMER, QT-WITH-YOUR-AC TV GUIDE
All of these shows have 13 eps or less per season. What's more manageable than that?
- •UnREAL, LifetimeEveryone told me to watch UnReal and You're the Worst--and I ignored them. Until I gave in and they blew my mind. Don't repeat my mistakes. Shiri Appleby is a GD revelation of dramatically epic, dark af proportions. (After you watch this 4 times through, use the movie Closer as a palate cleanser. Yeah, it's that dark.)
- •You're the Worst, FXOh you don't want dark drama, how about some seriously dark, unbelievably shameless, hilariously demented comedy? After you're 2 eps in, please explain to me how Aya Cash isn't famous yet.
- •Playing House, USAJessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham have made a funny sitcom. I don't think we've had one of those since the TGIF block.
- •Difficult People, HuluBilly Eichner/Julie Klausner '16
- •Doll & Em, HBOCringe-humor that deals with female friendship and Hollywood--and both of the leads are British? Yes.
- •Review, Comedy CentralDark. Just....dark.
- •Catastrophe, AmazonMORE dark comedy! Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan are wonderfully awful to each other.
- •The 100, The CWOk so this isn't how-dark-can-human-nature-be brilliance but it's GD entertaining dystopian Lost meets Hunger Games CW fluff and it's surprisingly compelling.
- •Another Period, Comedy CentralNatasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome are total geniuses. Joss Whedon himself endorsed this show by moderating their Comic-com panel. But they didn't need him; turn of the century "reality" TV is just funny af. H/t @RachelPologe for the reminder.
- •BONUS: Hindsight, VH1 & Younger, TVLandHands down 2 of my favorite shows this year. Female protagonists on alternative channels are just killing it. Also great? 90s music.