It’s August and summer is almost at a end. We’ve all been here, where we ask ourselves: “When does the new TV season start??”
Then when you see the answer is mid- to late September or early October (thanks CW), you just groan and slump down further into your couch/bed.
Well, the wonderful thing about having so much available to watch is that we can sometimes go back and catch something from the past we may have missed.
So as you are trying to run down the clock to the new fall TV season, we are here to tell you how you can make that time so much more enjoyable. Here are four binge-worthy classic television shows to help your summer end on the right track.
Number of Seasons: 6. Episodes: 121. Available to stream on Hulu.com
A show that is hard to explain but always thrilling to watch is the best way I could describe Lost. After Oceanic 815 crashes on an unknown island in the middle of the ocean, a group of survivors is left to survive and figure out, “Guys, where are we?”
Part mystery, part action-adventure, part romance and even part science fiction/time travel, Lost always was able to change what you thought the show was. It also gave us a group of characters who evolved and grew throughout the series, from Jack, the leader of the group, to the outlaw Kate, to the bad boy Sawyer. Lost always gave you a sense of danger while never taking away from the story.
And I haven’t even touched on The Others, polar bears, constants, a hatch….
2. BLACK LIGHTNING
Number of Seasons: 1. Episodes: 13. Available to stream on the CW app and Netflix.
Black Lightning felt like a breath of fresh air for the CW last season, with a family dynamic that takes the show from good to exceptional. It’s the story of Jefferson Pierce, a retired super hero who is forced to don the costume again while trying to raise a family, Black Lightning sometimes went under the radar being fit in with all the other DCTV shows that dominate the CW. Don’t let that dissuade you from trying out this show. Not only does it have exceptional super hero moments, but also insight to the daily challenges faced by African Americans, no matter how successful they are. Plus, Black Lightning’s daughter Thunder is the first black lesbian superhero on TV, and a pretty awesome character in her own right.
Give Black Lightning a try, and support it when it comes back for season 2 on The CW, October 9th.
Number of Seasons: 4. Episodes: 35. Available on Amazon Prime.
Fan of period dramas? Of romantic leading men and strong-willed women? Fan of romance between thosee last two things? Then Poldark is the romantic, period drama for you.
Set in the late 18th century, Ross Poldark returns from war to find the love of his life married to his biggest rival. After he rescues the lovely Demelza, they form a relationship hotter than a burning sun. The twists and turns of that relationship are what make Poldark such a popular series in England and now in America thanks to its airings on PBS. Aiden Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson bring these characters to life with such passion that it is easy to lose yourself in the show and feel all the emotions these two go through.
So if you want to have your heart go through every emotion there is, check out Poldark.
Number of Seasons: 2. Number of Episodes: 24. Available to watch on Netflix.
Once you start watching Sense8, you know that you have connected to something special.
Sense8 tells the story of eight different people from eight different spectrums of life who are sensates (people connected with one another – mentally and emotionally). The bond between the eight is explored as each makes connections in the real world, as well through their various stories. Sense8 also delivers so many different things to please fans – LGBT romance, exploration of different cultures, some of the most beautiful settings you could imagine, ships aplenty and an overall mystery to the group’s mother and what happened to her.
Sense8 is gone but the memory of the show and its positive impact is still being felt today.
Agree? Disagree? Have any more shows for our list? Share with us in the comments below!